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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With THE RT REV MICHAEL BAUGHEN , Bishop of Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Baughen

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts.
Produced by the Woman Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: Morning Story

A Pretty Way to Die by PAT BURCHARD
Read by June Barrie
'On a morning like this,' mused Beatrice, 'I feel an irresistible urge to "get it all down on paper".'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Pat Burchard
Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Spirit of mercy, truth and love (BBC HB 163); Psalm 47; Acts 2, vv 14-24;
Crown him with many crowns (BBC HB 124). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 24: The Prehistoric Monster Show Presented by JOHNNY MORRIS Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Sea Adventure (2) Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (24) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


Presented By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Thirty.Minute Theatre

Letters from Kim by CAROLE HAYMAN
Kim is 17 and has left her
Northern home to hit London. She's full of hope and humour, and she's going to need both. Directed by PENNY GOLD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Directed By: Penny Gold
Kim: Janette Beverley

: The Living World

Long Tongues and Stiff Tails Peter France joins Ken Smith and John Andrews in a Hertfordshire wood on the trail of all three
British woodpeckers.
Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: John Andrews
Producer: John Harrison.

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

First Round: North West
Chairman Robert Robinson Cliff Walsh (civil servant)
James Watson (civil servant) Philip Hardingham (unemployed)
Keith Butler (teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by [AN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Cliff Walsh
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: Philip Hardingham
Unknown: Keith Butler
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mrs Mopple 's Washing Line by ANITA HEWETT (R)
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Into Pop by TIMMY MALLETT (R)
2.25 Popalong (4) Presented by ROY CASTLE Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Wife from Under the Water by PHILIPPA PEARCE (R)


Unknown: Anita Hewett
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Presented By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Philippa Pearce

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session. Serial:
Watcher in the Shadows (6)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Men of Former Times by ROB GITTINS
Turkey 1956: an impetuous young Briton believes that he has made the most important archaeological discovery of the century. But someone in Turkey is lying and James's professional career hangs in the balance.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales Stereo


Directed By: Adrian Mourby
James Holland: Mark Wing- Da Vey
Richard: William Eedle
Investigator: Brian Smith
Man: Steve Plytas
Girl: Amanda Wright

: News

: The Local Network

Paul Heiney , with the help of the BBC's Local Radio newsrooms all over the country, gets a fresh perspective on a topic of current interest. Producer DAVID BENNETT Editor TIM PtTT


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: David Bennett
Editor: Tim Pttt

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE (4) Stereo


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Liz Donnelly Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Liz Donnelly
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at IO.Oam)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Tuesday Feature

A Danish Childhood In 1927 the composer
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) published an affectionate memoir of his early life. One of the 12 children of a poor farm labourer, he started work as a goose boy when he was 8, but music was his escape route from the hard life of his parents.
Kenneth McLeish selects from Nielsen's reminiscences. With Denys Hawthorne as Nielsen
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne

: In Touch

News. views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8. 30 to 10. 0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed]
(Send four 8j x 12 SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Nitrogen and the Haber Process

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Secondary Science: Energy
3: Energy Conversion and at 12.50
4: Alternative Energy (RV)

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