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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day

: Today

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


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Bill Frost
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Cuve Rosun
Unknown: Andy Smith
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Lake Wobegon Days

Written and read in ten episodes by Garrison Keillor (6) (R)


Unknown: Garrison Keillor

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: A Small Country Living

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


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

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


Unknown: John G. Miller
Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 71; Rejoice the Lord is king
(BBC HB 128); Psalm 24; Acts 14, v 21 - 15, v 3; Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186) Stereo

: Down Your Way

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.


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers TIM PIGOTT-SMITH and ANGELA DOWN
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: John Mole
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Readers: Angela Down
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Counterpoint

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)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Director: Jeanne Whitmee
Unknown: Joan Taylor
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by TONY AITKEN Written by ANGELA GARNER Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo


Presented By: Tony Aitken
Written By: Angela Garner
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

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)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Gladys Mitchell
Read By: Trevor Nichols
Unknown: Gladys Mitchell
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

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


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Harold: Jason Littler
Vera: Judith Barker
George: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Grunnidge: Geoffrey Banks
Stan: Colin Meredith
Perkins: Gabriel Paul Gawin
Valerie: Lesley Nicol
Haywood/Rice: Malcolm Hebden
Cook: Ruth Holden
Yates: James Tomlinson
Match judge: Randal Herley
Brough/Manley: Paul Webster

: Dear Dodie

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


Unknown: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: J.C. Trewin
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington marks the return of Kaleidoscope with a summer selection of news and reviews from the world of the arts.


Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Carole West Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Carole West
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15am)

: Science Now - In Passing

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
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Juuan Brown

: The Monday Play

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)


Unknown: Chris Barlas
Directed By: Peter King.
Theo Ntoko: Alton Kumalo
David Myers: Francis Middleditch
Major Stead: And Brian Cox
Seamas Mgang: Leo Wringer
Jerry Kelway: Garard Green
Grace Kelway: Jennifer Piercey
Hugh Pepper: Shaun Prendergast
Nonni Mopipi: Joy Lemoine
George: Jabu Mbalo
Mrs Ntoko: Peggy Phango
Joseph: Kwesikay
Mr Spaull: Peter Howell

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

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.


Unknown: Mary Lee Settle
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Helen Horton
Producer: Caroline Raphael

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: A Touch of Midas?

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


Unknown: William Davis.
Producer: Helen Robson

: Open University

11.30 Psychology and Jane Eyre
11.50 Smith and Government


Unknown: Jane Eyre

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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