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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Night to Remember

9: We 're Going North Like Hell

: News

: Cat's Whiskers

Stories, music, quizzes and features. Presented by Paul Nicholas Stereo


Presented By: Paul Nicholas

: The Natural History Programme

Clay-pigeon shooting may present an unexpected hazard to wildlife by depositing toxic lead into the countryside.
Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling investigate the problems caused by this rapidly growing sport. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

A Bird of Hazy Recollection by DOUGLAS NICHOLLS
Read by Alan Devereux
'From the shadow of the tree.... sprang the proprietor.... On his shoulders, arms and head, about 20 birds were sitting quite unsecured in any way....
"You buy, sah?" he said. "Look, it is very tame!"
... Finch had one of those alcoholic inspirations which one lives to regret. He burbled happily to the trader, "Good idea. Lovely bird - another birthday present for Evans."' Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Read By: Alan Devereux
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: An Ear for a Good Tune

Eric Coates - The Man and The Music


Unknown: Eric Coates

: Time for Verse

The third of seven programmes from Belfast in which
Paul Muldoon makes a personal choice reflecting the best of Irish poetry written over the last 20 years.


Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Readers: Stella McCusker
Unknown: Peter Quigley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for
Fact Sheet No 34 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

4: The Jumble Sale

: Woman's Hour

What's in a Kilt.... ? And What's Under?
Cindy Selby has been having a fling in the Highlands. She hears about the glorious past and the commercial present of Scottish national dress. Serial:
Indian Summer of a Forsyte (2)


Unknown: Cindy Selby

: The Afternoon Play

What's Got Into You? by ELAINE MORGAN
No amount of arguing can convince Eira that she doesn't want a child - which is unfortunate, because in seven months' time Bryn is going to be a father....
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Eira: Myfanwy Talog
Bryn: Loan Meredith
Jim: Michael Gardiner
Dora: Patricia Kane
Stan: Owen Garmon

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Chantal Cuer and Patrick Garland to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Patrick Garland
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by CLAIRE JORDAN Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Claire Jordan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Matthew Thorogood: Neil McCaul

: 1886

Stanley Williamson discovers how provincial papers reflected the lives and concerns of the people of Sheffield 100 years ago. Readers DAVID MAHLOWE and PETER WHEELER
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Readers: David Mahlowe
Readers: Peter Wheeler

: One August, in Milan

On this day in August 386,
Augustine the Public Orator of Milan, finally settled his spiritual turmoil.
A re-creation, with references to his own Confessions, of Augustine's life up to his conversion
Researcher BERYL HODA
Music adviser BARRY ROSE Producer CHRIS REES. Stereo
* INFO: page 75


Producer: Chris Rees.
Augustine: Roy Marsden
Monica: Yvonne Bryceland
Ambrose: Gerald Harper
Alypius: Nigel Forde
Ishanbaal: Elizabeth Clarke
Ponticianus: Paul Burbridge
Adeodatus: Ashley Clark

: Profile

Christian Millau , France's best-known food critic, first coined the phrase 'nouvelle cuisine' in 1973, and has keenly promoted this style of cooking.
Stephen Jessel talks to him and observes him assessing a restaurant. Producer JENNY LO
* INFO: page 75


Unknown: Christian Millau
Talks: Stephen Jessel
Producer: Jenny Lo

: Does He Take Sugar?

A visit to a seaside resort where an attempt is being made to settle mentally handicapped people into the community. Presented by John Mills


Presented By: John Mills

: The Archive Auction

Anthony Smith takes a backward look through the Sound Archives to some childhood memories. Producer SALLY LUNN


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Sally Lunn

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30 pm)


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 A Hindu Testimony
11.50 A Buddhist Testimony

: Hot Air....

Pear-shaped from the West Last of the series
Not a description of intrepid TV weatherman Ian McCaskill and veteran balloonist
Anthony Smith , but lan's account of the weather they face together in a hot-air balloon. Hear them go! Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBCBristol(R)


Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

followed by an interlude

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