Presented by Sue MacGregor and Bill Frost
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by cuve rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY
The programme for people with mud on their wellies.
Jeanine McMullen finds the stock, tells the tales, learns the secrets and shares the delights of living in rural Britain. Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol
The End of the Road by JOHN G. MILLER
Read by John Westbrook
Quinlin is on the run - not from the law, but from some very dangerous characters.
Now he feels that he has run far enough. Quinlin has reached the end of the road. Producer MITCH RAPER
Brian Johnston goes to Ripon in North Yorkshire. He visits its cathedral and a museum devoted to prisons and the police, meets the holder of a very ancient office, and discovers the pride with which this small city is celebrating the 1100th anniversary of its Charter.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers TIM PIGOTT-SMITH and ANGELA DOWN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristoL Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
/Chairman Ned Sherrin
First Round: Heat 5 Michael Kennedy
(marketing director) Jeanne Whitmee (freelance writer) Joan Taylor
(retired history lecturer)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at & 30pm)
and Susan Marling invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: The Rising of the Moon by GLADYS MITCHELL abridged in nine episodes by PATMCLOUGHLIN
Read by Trevor Nichols (1)
'At what point the people in our town began to dread the lights of the full moon, I don't know, but the panic gradually grew.'
This story of a series of Ripper-like murders in the town of Brentford, between the wars, was the late Gladys Mitchell 's own favourite.
(Music: Franck's Piano Quintet in F minor)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
Ploughboy Monday by DAVID POWNALL
Harold leaves home after falling out with his parents. He decides to become a ploughboy, and his single-minded approach brings him success in everything but his personal relationships.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester Stereo (R)
(Giles Cooper Award winner for one of the six best radio plays of 1935) 'Ploughboy Monday'appears in 'Best Radio Plays of 1985', price £10.95, available from booksellers
Dodie Smith , 90 this year, looks back over a varied career as author of novels - / Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmatians - and West End successes - Dear
Octopus and Autumn Crocus. She talks to Frances Donnelly and is affectionately remembered by Evelyn Laye , Sir John Gielgud and J.C. Trewin
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (R)
Colin Tudge passes through some of the leading laboratories, here and abroad, and discovers what makes them and their staff tick.
2: Rothamsted Experimental Station
- where research is carried out into insect and plant disease control
Producer JUUAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
A Schoolboy Dreaming of Africa by CHRIS BARLAS
Vika, an African state, is about to become independent. But Theo Ntoko, a black political extremist, believes that independence is a trick and what is needed is a revolution....
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
(Brian Cox is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
All the Brave Promises by MARY LEE SETTLE abridged in ten parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Helen Horton (1)
In 1942 Mary Lee Settle made a grand romantic gesture and travelled from the safety of America to join the WAAF. Her first sight of blitz-torn England in the rain was a shattering experience.
Producer CAROLINE RAPHAEL
Victor Lownes brought Playboy and its Bunnies to London in the swinging 60s. He was the highest paid executive in the UK when Playboy sacked him. Undeterred, he has come bouncing back into London's nightlife. In his London home, Lownes talks to William Davis. Producer HELEN ROBSON (R) revised
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