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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

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


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to question the experts.
Produced by the Woman 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Good Losers by MAUREEN FITZSIMMONS Read by John Basham
'My Dad reckoned the Jacksons had raised unluckiness to the status of a performing art. Even the horseshoe they put on the door didn't help; it fell off and cracked three tiles in the porch.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Maureen Fitzsimmons
Read By: John Basham

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC HB 273); Psalm 15; I John 2, vv 7-17;
0 brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother (BBC HB 376). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Christine, single parent and divorcee, is the sort of woman who needs Y-fronts on her washing-line to make her feel secure. When her son leaves home she is determined to find a husband, a kindly, caring man, preferably with hidden depths.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Alexandra Melnick
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Christine: Maggie McCarthy
Ann: Meunda Walker
Kenneth: Trevor Nichols
Bob: John Church
Steven: Jonathan Tafler

: The Living World

Derek Jones joins
Roger Mitchell and Martin Limbert on Britain's largest peat moor, Thorne Moors in Yorkshire. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Roger Mitchell
Unknown: Martin Limbert
Unknown: Thorne Moors
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Second Round: Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland Chairman Robert Robinson Robert Close
(architectural historian) George Beggs
(retired civil servant) Evelyn Peachey (former teacher) Jane Morton
(pensions investigation assistant)
Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Robert Close
Unknown: George Beggs
Unknown: Evelyn Peachey
Unknown: Jane Morton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Walter Crumpton and the Box of Rabbits. Stereo


Unknown: Walter Crumpton

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor Your money and your life.
Listeners' legal and financial questions answered. Serial:
The Custom of the Country (7)

: The Afternoon Play

Ring of Truth by MICHAEL DAVIES
The only way 9-year-old Ben Kenney can stay living next door to his cousin Dodi is by tracking down his father. But when the two children turn detective the results are both comic and disastrous.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Davies
Unknown: Ben Kenney
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Ben: John Davies
Shelagh: Sue Jones-Da Vies
Gran: Patricia Kane
Dodi: Millie Davies
David Bromham: John Prior
Aunt Angy: Susan Mansell
Uncle Gar: Robert Blythe
Mrs Bromham: Dilys Price
Busker/Driver: Brinley Jenkins

: News

: Soundings

The Moral Meal
Trevor Barnes looks at the morality and politics of food.
How much can individuals do to help preserve world resources? Researcher AMANDA PHILLIPS Producer SHIRLEY PENROSE Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) Revised


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Amanda Phillips
Producer: Shirley Penrose
Editor: John Newbury

: Irish Arts Week

Christina Reid was bom in Belfast and left school at the age of 15. After office jobs she studied for a university degree and then became a full-time writer. Since then she has written three successful plays: Tea in a China Cup, which has been performed at London's Riverside Studios; a play for
BBC radio, The Last of a Dyin ' Race; and Joyriders, which was given a nationwide tour this spring by the leading fringe theatre group Paines Plough.
She talks to Lynda Henderson. Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Christina Reid
Unknown: Lynda Henderson.
Producer: Judith Elliott

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.50-S.S5pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Shropshire Lass

Mary Webb was a writer who lived 'betwixt and between', half in the world and half out of it. Her countryside novels, which made subtle use of legend, were set in the borderland between England and Wales - but equally they dealt with the border between myth and reality.
This programme, based on the biography of Mary Webb , The Flower of Light by GLADYS MARY COLES, looks at her struggle against illness and disillusion. With Sue Jones Davies and Gareth Armstrong Narrator John Darran Reader DILLWYN OWEN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Gladys Mary
Unknown: Jones Davies
Narrator: John Darran
Reader: Dillwyn Owen
Written By: Herbert Williams
Producer: Robin C. Rollinson

: Sounds Like....

The last of three celebrations of the animal world. 3: Birds Within a thick and spreading hawthorn bush,
That overhung a molehill large and round,
I heard from morn to morn a merry thrush
Sing hymns to sunrise, and I drank the sound with joy
Presented by Jill Balcon Patricia Gallimore and Richard Pasco


Presented By: Jill Balcon
Presented By: Patricia Gallimore
Presented By: Richard Pasco
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Tuesday Feature

The Griffiths Guide to Gardening
The afternoon was hot, and Joe Griffiths lay back in his deckchair and dreamed of what his plot could become. With just a little knowledge and application, he could build a dream garden - couldn't he?
In words and music he explores the national obsession with planting things.
With Paul Arden-Griffith
Nigel Bradshaw , Mitch Dalton Gareth Hale ,
Geoff MacCormack ,
Maryanne Morgan , Anna Nicholas , Steve Pearce , Juliette Oppenheimer
Graham Ward and Simon Webb Producer GEOFF DEEHAN. Stereo


Unknown: Joe Griffiths
Unknown: Paul Arden-Griffith
Unknown: Nigel Bradshaw
Unknown: Mitch Dalton
Unknown: Gareth Hale
Unknown: Geoff MacCormacK
Unknown: Maryanne Morgan
Unknown: Anna Nicholas
Unknown: Steve Pearce
Unknown: Juliette Oppenheimer
Unknown: Graham Ward
Unknown: Simon Webb
Producer: Geoff Deehan.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]
(Send four 8] x 12 SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 4: Heroes by MICHAEL LANGAN , Washington DC
A small boy goes on an adult outing with his hero. Cousin Mick.
Read by Stewart MiUigan
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Michael Langan
Read By: Stewart Miuigan
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: Irish Arts Week

Brian, Flann and Myles Brian O'Nolan of Strabane is remembered by the world as Flann O'Brien , author of At
Swim- Two-Birds and The Third Policeman, and also as Myles na gCopaleen, whose Cruiskeen
Lawn newspaper column gave Ireland a wealth of comic characters.
His death 20 years ago was marked in Dublin by an international symposium earlier this year, and participants at the gathering give their memories and impressions of O'Nolan,
O'Brien and na gCopaleen. Producer CHRIS SPURR
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Myles Brian O'Nolan
Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Producer: Chris Spurr

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Science: Metabolic Pathways

: Persona Grata

Professor Laurie Taylor talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction.
Reader Tim Pigott-Smith


Talks: Professor Laurie Taylor
Reader: Tim Pigott-Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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