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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Donald MacDonald.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead in London with Peter Hobday at the Social Democratic Party Conference in Harrogate
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: How Was It For YOU ?

4: A Week in the Life

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Listeners question the experts. Produced by the Woman's Hour umt Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Gleaners' Harvest by JOHN WILLIAMS
Read by Meredith Edwards
'We could see the mowers, all in a line, swinging to rhythm, and my father was leading on the outside. Now and again the moonlight flashed a blade Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: John Williams
Read By: Meredith Edwards
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

nem. p 9; O worship the Lord
(BBC HB 267); How dear are thy counsels unto me (Crotch); Psalm 115; As pants the hart (BBC HB 451). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Curtain Call by JEREMY TIPTAFT with and Two elderly gentlemen descend on a quiet little boarding-house in Broadstairs in the height of the off-season. But there's something distinctly odd about them. Are they just what they seem.... or aren't they?
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Directed By: David Johnston
First gent: George Cooper
Second gent: David Garth
Mr Wintner: Brian Smith
Mrs Wintner: Tessa Worsley

: For Schools

11.0-11.40 Tutor Group Starters Written by RICHARD PINNER
11.0 5: Anorexia Nervosa
11.10 6: Alcohol
11.20 7: Pregnancy
11.30 8: Facing Cancer
11.40 Taking Sides MICHAEL ROSEN and pupils with several starting points for group discussion and role play.


Written By: Richard Pinner
Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Living World

A Tale of Three Tamarins Three of the world's most endangered species of monkey live in isolated pockets of rain forest behind the urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Jeremy Cherfas hears how conservationists have set up guerrilla-style training camps in the jungle and tracked smugglers around the world, and he finds out if their activities have been successful. producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

: You and Yours

Malcolm Stacey with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Malcolm Stacey

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

by GUY JENKIN and JON CANTER starring and 'Happiness....
... is a career in advertising' with Receptionist/Researcher and and the voices of joss ACKLAND
Producer PETE ATKIN (R)


Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Producer: Pete Atkin
Ken: Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: Lockwood West
Deborah: Rosalind Ayres
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
Stella Stark: Imelda Staunton
Stella's Heavy: James Carter
Janet/: Stacey Tendeter
Mr Cheater/Mr McCafferty: James Griffiths
Angus/Subject: Michael Jenner
Derek/Subject: David Peart

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer The Night the King Could Not Sleep (R)
2.0 Black British The Nurse: Mary Seacole. Stereo
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Macbeth (2) Stereo


Unknown: Mary Seacole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor Serial: On the Other Sideby MATHILDE WOLFF-MONCKEBERG translated by RUTH EVANS abridged in 12 episodes by ANN REES JONES
Read by Margaret Tyzack and Heather Bell (12)
(Music: Hanson's First Symphony)


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Translated By: Ruth Evans
Unknown: Ann Rees
Read By: Margaret Tyzack
Read By: Heather Bell

: The Afternoon Play

A Few Kind Words by RIB DAVIS with and Tommy has spent all his working life down a Derbyshire mine. Now he's retired and looking to his daughter and her family for some help with the future. But Jenny has grown away from her Ilkeston roots and, when her father pays a rare visit, it seems that once again he is going to ask for the impossible....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham Stereo (R)


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Tommy: Emrys James
Jenny: Patricia Gallimore
Roy: Terry Molloy
Louise: Jayne Dowell

: News

: The Turn of the Tide

Professor Keith Ward examines the intellectual climate in contemporary Britain and discovers that it is more sympathetic to Christian belief than for many years.
5: Whatever Happened to Jesus? Biblical scholarship is undergoing a revolution which is tending to affirm rather than undermine the historical basis of Christianity. BBC Wales (R) revised
Book, same title,
£3.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Professor Keith Ward

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Rebels

The last of five biographies Written and presented by Hugh Sykes Joe Orton
'I suppose I am a believer in original sin. People are profoundly bad but irresistibly funny.'
Joe Orton has been called one of the most original and innovative playwrights of his time. Audiences were frequently appalled by his relentless attacks on 'good taste', but he argued that he reflected the disorder in the world: 'Every good play expresses something of the time in which it was written and at the moment we're living in a sick society.'
Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Joe Orton
Unknown: Joe Orton
Unknown: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: You Can't Be Serious

In the last of the series,
Steve Race looks at the bizarre side of life.
It Takes One to Know One, Doesn't One? BBC Bristol


Unknown: Steve Race

: Brainwaves

The education magazine.
Margaret Percy examines the latest developments affecting parents and teachers in the classroom.
Student Grants: always a contentious issue, but this year students are likely to have to wait longer to get their cheques. How will vulnerable first-year students manage to buy books, pay rent and food bills at the start of the new term? Producer SIMON MAJOR
(Re-broadcast next Saturday in 'Options ')


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: The Tuesday Feature

The Mohammeds of Lewis
It is a long way from the Punjab to the Outer Hebrides. Yet
Punjabis have lived and worked on the remote Scottish island of Lewis since the beginning of this century - selling clothes from a suitcase to crofters in the early days and now running several shops and an Indian restaurant in Stornoway.
Hazhir Teimourian meets three generations of Stornowegian Asians and finds out how well they have bridged the gaps of climate, culture and generation. Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Stornowegian Asians
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletin from: In Touch, London WIA 4WW (Send four 8 1/2 x 12 saes for a year's supply)
(The second of four 'In Touch' specials is on Friday at 12 noon)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kane's Tales from Shakespeare

Vincent Kane retells the stories of five of the Bard's best-known
Radio 4,8.30 pm The Tuesday Feature: The Mohammeds of Lewis plays and finds, to his surprise, some peculiarly contemporary resonances. 1: Hamlet
• WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music, and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross 2: The Hunt Ball

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Social Democratic Party Conference in Harrogate


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Formats and Outcomes

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the eight small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TIMEs/Radio 4
Enterprise competition. 6: Quartzray Limited
The design of radiant heaters to lighten the fuel bills has generated a market, ranging from churches to factories, for this Manchester-based company.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Hinds

: News

followed by an interlude

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