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: News Briefing

: Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today


: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

this week visits Ruth Griffiths at Duncote Farm in Shropshire. Miss Griffiths could have been a milliner, a furnisher, a singer or a vet but instead chose practical farming and, more recently, farming politics.
Presented and produced by Allan Wright
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Unknown: Ruth Griffiths
Produced By: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks with Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Sport of the day, sportsmen of note, and sportsmen surprising.
Presented by sportsman proved Ron Pickering Producer


Unknown: Peter Griffiths

: News

: l'm Sorry l H.....'t a ....e

Edited highlights of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue with T.m Brooke-, Gra......a....n Wi...........n and Mike Har....g. Chairman Hump on Pianist
Producer PA... M - Stereo


Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Mike Harding
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News Stand

Presented by David Walker Producer JENNY DANKS


Presented By: David Walker
Producer: Jenny Danks

: Talking Politics

The Challenge of Democracy With Parliament in recess
Geoffrey Goodman begins a four-part investigation into aspects of democracy in Britain. Today he asks whether the institutions of national government are democratic enough to reflect the will of the people.


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer MARin chicote

: A Small Country Living

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

The last in the present series, and what could prove to be the deciding contest between the Punch and Private Eye teams. Only one thing is certain, that chairman Barry Took knows less about the week's news than they do.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Devon Journeys

Tom Salmon travels through the heartland of Devon, from Tiverton to Starcross. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Salmon

: The Afternoon Play

Nettle Beer by WILLIAM GRANT with and Philip's redundancy proves very trying on his family: a former skilled engineer, he finds it difficult to fill his time. But the strain on him and his family takes a darker turn when their middle-class values meet today's black economy.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo


Unknown: William Grant
Directed By: Tim Suter.
Philip: Derek Newark
Ethel: Tessa Worsley
Louise: Elaine Claxton
Martin: Keith Drinkel

: The Saturday Feature

Nerves of Silicon
Modern robots lead a dull life because most of them are deaf, dumb and blind. But recently some machines have begun to acquire the senses necessary for perceiving and exploring their environments. How close are these faculties to rivalling the powers of human sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch?
Alun Lewis switches off his carbon-based prejudices and experiences the silicon sensations of today's thinking machines. Processor
Cerebral Cortex Type 2000 Programmer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: Julian Brown

: Options

4.0 Ray Gosling Gets a Taste of.... Four languages of universal importance spoken in Britain 4: Spanish Spanish will soon be the world's second most widely spoken language. In Latin America it is the language of every country except Brazil, but in Spain there are now four official languages. And in south-east England some
60.000 people speak Gallego. Ray Gosling visits a Gallego corner shop in Shoreditch - and listens to JOHN butt of King's College, London, for a world view. Producer JENNY LO (R) For free information leaflet send sae (81 12) to: [address removed]
4.30 Not Another Diet Programme Six programmes presented by DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS 3: Gone to Lunch! Alan lifts the lid off the British lunch-box to find more than a pinch of salt, and cookery writer JACKIE APPLEBEE shows us tasty ways of cutting down. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham (R)
5.0 Modern European Authors 5: Christa Wolf Christa Wolf is the only writer living in East Germany whose works have found an enthusiastic audience in the English-speaking world. Recently she has been moving towards a new concern with feminism and the peace movement. KARIN MACPHERSON , a lecturer in German at Edinburgh University, considers her work. Reader HEATHER BELL Producer MICHAEL LAWTON (R)
5.30 Back on Course All over Britain, mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve job prospects. MARGARET KORVING meets some of them.


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Jackie Applebee
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Karin MacPherson
Reader: Heather Bell
Producer: Michael Lawton
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan meets Douglas Clayton , Keeper of Saltwell Park at Gateshead.


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Douglas Clayton

: The Living World

Presented by Peter France


Presented By: Peter France

: Week Ending

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare is back with his much-praised probings, this time of the psyche of six well-known mavericks. In the first of these reflective interviews,
Sir Michael Tippett , the distinguished English composer, talks about the major influences on his unconventional private and professional life.
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 9.5 am)
• HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Dark River by RODNEY ACKLAND
During the long hot summer of 1937, guests assemble at a house on the Thames. It should be idyllic. But the distant echoes of the Spanish Civil War and the threat of a greater conflict are reflected in the private agonies of the household.
The critic Hilary Spurling has described this play, written in 1942, as 'perhaps the one indisputably great play of the past half century in English'.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Unknown: Rodney Ackland
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Catherine Lisle: Jane Asher
Alan Crocker: Dermot Crowley
Mrs Merriman: Isabel Dean
Gwendoline Mulville: Julia Goodmak
Stanley Maltby: Neale Goodrum
Mervyn: Danny Kodicek
Mr Veness: Rodney Ackland
Edmund Reade: Robert Beatty

: Baker's Half Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

A Very Private Enterprise by ELIZABETH IRONSIDE , abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR Read by Lewis Fiander
7: The Truth About Hugo
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Ironside
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263); How lovely are the messengers (Mendelssohn); Acts 14, vv 8-20; Glory to thee my God this night (BBC HB 414). Stereo

: The Good Book

Presented by Brian Redhead Zion's Watchmen
In the sixth of this 13-part series he confronts the prophets - the wild dreamers of the opposition. Were they any different from soothsayers? Has their message been hijacked by Christians? Has prophecy stopped? Reader GARARD GREEN
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.0am)


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Reader: Garard Green
Unknown: Michael Wakelin
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Science Now - In Passing

A series of six programmes. Colin Tudge reports on leading laboratories
1: International Centrefor
Theoretical Physics, Trieste

: Don't Stop Now - If Fundation

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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