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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Rebecca Pow

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Hollingworth talks with Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Autumn is on the way already. Football returns to the calendar today when Liverpool and Everton meet at Wembley in the FA Charity Shield. But summer lingers on at Nottingham with the World Rowing Championships. Barry Da vies has a spring in his step. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Producer: Peter Griffiths

: News

: I'm No Longer Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Why Should I Be?

The new, tough antidote to panel games. Mike 'Hard Man' Harding, Willie 'Rough Diamond' Rushton, Graeme 'Grouchy' Garden and Tim 'Brooke No Opposition' Taylor are all unpleasant to Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton, Pianist Colin Sell and Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
(Re-broadcast Wednesday 12.27pm)


Panellist: Mike Harding
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
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 Hope Sealy Producer JENNY DANKS


Presented By: Hope Sealy
Producer: Jenny Danks

: Talking Politics

The Challenge of Democracy In the second of four programmes, Geoffrey Goodman looks at party democracy with the help, among others, of Lord Blake
The Rt Hon Sir Ian Gilmour , mp The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp Ken Livingstone
The Rt Hon David Steel , mp and The Rt Hon Shirley Williams. Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Unknown: Sir Ian Gilmour
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Shirley Williams.
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 AUSTAIR BEATON


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad
Producer MARIFI chicote

: A Small Country Living

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: After Henry

starring Prunella Scales as Sarah with Joan Sanderson as Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow as Russell Gerry Cowper as Clare David Quilter as Miles and Graham Blockey as the Quizmaster in Memory Games
'Mother, you are doing it again. You are defining us. And what's more, you are wrong. Henry was lovely and endearing, but he wasn't practical. He couldn't organise himself out of a paper bag.'
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30 pm)
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Russell Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Clare David Quilter
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Devon Journeys

From Totnes, Tom Salmon takes a trip down the River Dart and into the South Hams. He also visits Burgh Island and the National Shire Horse Centre. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Salmon

: The Afternoon Play

A Schoolboy Dreaming of Africa by CHRIS BARLAS with Major Stead and Brian Cox
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 (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

: The Saturday Feature

Earthquake UK
The recent devastating earthquake in Mexico raises the question: could such a disaster ever strike Britain?
David Addis traces the history of the British earthquake from the very earliest evidence to the great Colchester disaster of 1884 and right up to the tremors in Scotland last autumn.
Experts estimate the probability of an earthquake hitting Britain with sufficient force to damage a nuclear power station as once in 10,000 years. But what if it happened tomorrow? Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham


Producer: Brian King

: Options

4.0 Never the Same Again JENNI mills traces critical periods in family life.
1: 'I'm Sorry, Ma'am, It Is Your Boy.... '(R) (Details on Wednesday at 7.45pm)
4.30 Not Another Diet Programme A series of six programmes Presented by DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS
4: Everything Stops for Tea! Alan investigates how the average person gets through a sackful of sugar a year, and is joined by cookery writer JACKIE APPLEBEE to find ways of satisfying that sweet tooth without losing it! Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham (R)
5.0 Modem European Authors 6: Bertolt Brecht An introduction to the life and works of the German playwright, poet, theorist and stage director by JOHN NEWTON , in conversation with writer JOHN WILLETT and theatre director RICHARD Williams Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (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 talks to some of them.


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Jackie Applebee
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: John Newton
Unknown: John Willett
Director: Richard Williams

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan goes to Tyneside to meet Robert Logan , a bonded warehouse keeper.


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Robert Logan

: The Living World

Presented by Peter France


Presented By: Peter France

: Aspects of the Fringe

Part One
Songs, sketches and stand-up - a selection of the best of the 1986 Edinburgh
Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club. Presented by comedy writer and performer Nick Revell


Unknown: Nick Revell

: News

With HARRIET CASS including Sports Round-up

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's second subject in this series of reflective interviews is Mrs Wendy Savage , the controversial gynaecologist and obstetrician.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Mrs Wendy Savage
Unknown: Louise Hibbins
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Do It Yourself by DAVID HALLlWELL with and The rich, successful and blissfully married Marcus Lithgow receives a strange package which, when opened, causes him serious injury.
Without any obvious enemies to investigate, the police are further baffled by evidence that Marcus Lithgow must have sent the bomb to himself.
Producer philip MARTIN BBC Birmingham. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. Opm)


Unknown: David Halllwell
Marcus Lithgow/Fred Binns: Terry Molloy
Jasmine: Lois Daine
Kelda Mackye/Maggy Ferguson: Nell Brennan
Dr Streeter: Saeed Jaffrey
Vera Quinton: Gillian Goodman
Inspector Bright/Mr Binns: Edwin Richfield
Mrs Streeter/Norma Rimmell: Hedli Nlklaus
Nightclub singer/Psychiatrist: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Tim/Christian: Rob Swinton
Edgar Brenton: Trevor Harrison
Matthews: Alan Devereux
Walker/Pedro: John Dixon
Pianist: Harold Rich

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

Murder, mystery and suspense Coffin on the Water by GWENDOLINE BUTLER abridged in six parts by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS
Read by Conrad Phillips
1: A Present for My Mother
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gwendoline Butler
Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Read By: Conrad Phillips
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Before the ending of the day
(BBC HB 413); Haste thee, 0 God, to deliver me (Batten); Acts 16, w 25-40; Blest be the everlasting God (BBC HB 486). Stereo

: The Good Book

(Details on Thursday at 10.0am)

: Science Now - In Passing

Colin Tudge passes through leading laboratories.
2: Rothamsted Experimental Station


Unknown: Colin Tudge

: Don't Stop Now - It's Fundation

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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