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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

To mark the opening of the Royal Ulster Show in Belfast, an interview with Lord Lyell, the minister responsible for agriculture in Northern Ireland. Followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers


Producers: John Nicholson
Producers: Ian Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning ofanewday
With THE KT KKV MICHAEL BAUGHEN , Bishop of Chester
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Baughen

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE HOSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Hoslin
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

with Charlotte Green

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

Year 4
The Snake personality - artistic, wise, talented and intuitive.... a slither through the BBC's
Sound Archives with comments from guest Snakes Victoria Wood and Miles Kington Producer ANDREW PARFITT
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9. 30pm)


Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Money Box keeps a watching brief on your money problems, including pensions, tax, social security and investment in general. Details from:
Money Box, Room 4099,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

A Proper Cup of Tea by BRENDAN O BYRNE
Read by Denys Hawthorne
A chance encounter in a Greek hotel leads to a story - and the story leaves its audience either in tears, or thunderstruck! Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54; City of God (BBC HB 173); Psalm 150; Acts 2, vv 1-12;
0 Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (BBC HB 157) Stereo

: Indian Tales of the Raj

A five-part series, narrated by Roshan Seth , tells the other side of the Raj story - the experiences of Indians who worked for the British and made friends with them, fought to throw them out, but kept their institutions and language. 4: Quit India
Indian memories of the final and often violent phase of confrontation with the British authorities.
Series written and produced by ZAHEER MASANI


Unknown: Roshan Seth
Produced By: Zaheer Masani

: For Schools

11.0 Opus
3: Arranging and Script Writing Stereo
11.20 Let's Move!
3: All the Fun of the Fair Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R)
11.40 Word Games Weighs and Miens by SANDY BROWNJOHN (R)
11.50 Poetry Corner 3: Frogs


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Sandy Brownjohn

: From Aztecs to Football

Football fans from all over the world will soon be pouring into Mexico City, eager for the excitement of the World Cup. Their thoughts will be of little else, and they will probably see little of the rest of the country. Michael Young spent a month there recently and presents a personal view of Mexico and its people.
Producer ALEC REID.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Young
Producer: Alec Reid.

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE 1 adapted in six parts by RENE BASIL1CO
4: The approach was classic.... the offer was attractive - and Leamas accepted. He flies out to Holland to meet the 'client'.
Theme music by MAX HARRIS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Rene Basil1co
Music By: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Alec Leamas: Colin Blakely
Peters: Julian Glover
Kiever: Carl Duering
Fiedler: David de Keyser
Els: Helen Cooper
Driver: Peter Birch
Passport controller: Lex Van Delden

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Scrub-a-dub-dub Presented by FRED HARRIS Storyteller WENDY CRAIG Today's story: Harry the Dirty Dog by GENE ZION Script by RUTH CRAFT (R)
2.5 Playtime Maths Play: Colours Presented by iain LAUCHLAN and SHEELAGH GILBEY (R) (Re-broadcast on Thurs at 10. 10am)
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2, Programme 1 Light of the Day (R)
2.40 Introducing Science Extra Junior Electronics Charge and the Light Brigade (R)


Presented By: Fred Harris
Presented By: Storyteller Wendy Craig
Script By: Ruth Craft
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
Serial: Watcher in the Shadows by GEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD abridged in nine episodes and read by David McAlister (5)
INFO:page 93


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Geoffrey Household
Read By: David McAlister
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Where are You, Wally? by BARRY WASSERMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Wasserman.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Robert Hewison


Presented By: Robert Hewison

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Questions of Taste

The last of six programmes
A panel game on food and drink Your convivial host is Russell Da vies
Maitres de teams
Paul Levy , Oz Clarke Resident vegetarian Denise Coffey
Guest gourmet Aileen Hall Toastmaster Robert Booth Questions set by CHRISTOPHER DRIVER and the producer


Unknown: Paul Levy
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Driver
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

With Newton. Maxwell and Rutherford among its alumni, Trinity College, Cambridge has long had a tradition of fundamental science. Fifteen years ago the College saw the need to encourage the translation of basic research into industrial production and founded Britain's first science park. Alun Lewis reports on how scientists and entrepreneurs have worked together to create the highly successful Cambridge Science Park.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play: Widows

by Ariel Dorfman
translated from the Spanish by Stephen Kessler, and dramatised by Gregory Evans.
Greece, sometime in the recent part of its turbulent modern history: peasant women without men defy all attempts by the local military authority to stop them making conflicting claims over bodies that turn up in the river.
Although set in Greece, to escape Chilean censorship, the play is a thinly-disguised portrayal of the suffering of millions of peasants in Latin America today.
BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Author: Ariel Dorfman
Translated by: Stephen Kessler
Dramatised by: Gregory Evans
Director: Brian Miller
Captain: John Abineri
Orderly: Steve Hodson
Lieutenant/Serguei: Graham Blockey
Sofia: Clare Kelly
Alexandra/Irene: Natasha Pyne
Fidelia: Abigail Docherty
Katherina: Tessa Worsley
Yanina/Cecilia: Melinda Walker
Alexis: Miguel Perry
Fr Gabriel: John Church
Hilda: Pauline Letts
Doctor/Judge: Ronald Herdman
Sergeant/Kastoria: Jack Harding

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. And
Richard Dunn reports from
Cannes with the first news of the winners of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Dunn
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past by GEORGES SLMENON translated by LOUISE VARESE abridged in seven episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Gavin Campbell (1) On a wet and cold night near
Paris, a motorist draws up at a country bar and asks for a telephone. He rings the local police station to confess to a brutal murder committed just hours earlier. But what of the motive? A crime of passion - or something deeper, more elemental, rooted in the murderer's past?


Unknown: Georges Slmenon
Translated By: Louise Varese
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 What the Tortoise said to Achilles
11.50 The Geneva Episode

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary Science: Energy Written and presented by DR MIKE FLOOD Producer JULIAN COLEMAN
12.30 1: The Energy We Use and at 12.50
2: Energy Today


Presented By: Dr Mike Flood
Producer: Julian Coleman

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