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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With IAN RENTON Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday with Sue MacGregor at the Liberal Party Assembly in Eastbourne
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: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Figures in a Bygone Landscape

2: Grandfather Sephton

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

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

: Morning Story

Multiple Choice by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley End-ofterm exams or continuous assessment? A 'phantasmagorical' dilemma for the pupils of Swanswell Comprehensive.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Timothy Kightley is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe.
Unknown: Timothy Kightley

: Daily Service

from St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol conducted by THE RT REV PETER FIRTH with the choir of CLIFTON COLLEGE Musical director JOHN DAVENPORT Come, 0 thou traveller
(A&MR 343); The Lord's my shepherd (591 ii); Awake, awake: fling off the night! (100 HHFT 9) Reading: Romans 8, w31b-32,35-9 Stereo


Unknown: Peter Firth
Director: John Davenport

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

An Impression of Mr Darcy by MARTYN WADE withand
Kevin and Barbara are staying at the same hotel attending different three-day courses - Information Technology and Jane Austen respectively. After a rather abortive attempt at pursuing Barbara, Kevin decides to try and woo her Jane Austen-style .


Unknown: Mr Darcy
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Jane Austen-Style
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Barbara: Barbara Flynn
Kevin: Robert Glenister
Elizabeth Bennet: Euzabeth Rider
Mr Darcy: Richard Durden
Mr Wickham: George Parsons
Miss Rattenbury: Jennifer Piercey
Chairman/Lecturer: Garard Green

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 1: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Producer PETER HUTCHINGS Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
1: Introductory Programme - Time Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON Producer SHEILA FRASER (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club Information, competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools. Producer ELERI JONES (E)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Producer: Peter Hutchings
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: The Living World

Derek Jones and David Nichols visit the Shell Beach on the Channel Island of Herm and hope to find an elephant tusk, an invader from Japan and an animal that is a moving greenhouse. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: David Nichols
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

by GUY JENKIN and JON CANTER starring and 'Happiness ...
... is a career in advertising' with and the voices of JOSS ACKLAND , JAMES GRIFFITHS ,


Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes.
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Producer: Pete Atkin
Ken: Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: Lockwood West
Deborah: Rosalind Ayres
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
Leo Gale: Glyn Owen
Christina: Jo Manning Wilson
George: Peter Tuddenham
the Receptionist: Maggie McCarthy
Corners: Don Henderson
Benny: Karl Howman
Lesley: Pauline Siddle

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Mrs Plug the Plumber. Stereo (E) 0 SCHOOLTIME: page 25
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Egypt (RV) Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Producer ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (E) * SCHOOLTIME: page 25
2.25 Contact Abraham Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER ULUCRAP (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain Life in the 18th Century (RV) Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (R) (E)


Unknown: Mrs Plug
Written By: Arthur Scholey
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Abraham Written
Presented By: Christopher Ulucrap

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant Does the Community Care?
The second of two reports by Jenny Cuffe on the care of psychiatric patients. What happens when they are liberated from hospital? Who is bothered about their welfare? Serial: Cold Heaven (5)


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

False Pretences by STEVE MAY withand
Cuppling College is 'the Jacobean-style home of recluse and reservoir poet Craig Biggin '. A weekend poetry course is assembled there with many a surprise to follow....
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Craig Biggin
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Biggin: Anthony Jackson
Trish: Liza Ros
Bullneck Bullivant: Neville Smith
Emily: Sheila Grant
Roger: Eric Stovell
Heather: Susie Brann
Policeman: Tim Reynolds
Real Biggin: Richard Durden

: News

: The Turn of the Tide

The last of six programmes in which Professor Keith Ward argues that Christian theology is more alive and vital than it has been for many years.
Old Doctrines in a New World
After the temporary triumph of radical theology, traditional Christian doctrines are once more becoming potent vehicles for setting human lives in the perspective of eternity. Producers DAVID PEET and IWAN RUSSELL-JONES BBC Wales (R) revised


Unknown: Professor Keith Ward
Producers: David Peet
Producers: Iwan Russell-Jones

: 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

with PETER DONALSDON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donalsdon

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Brainwaves

The Education Magazine
Presented by Margaret Percy
Topical and contentious issues from the world of education. Producer SIMON MAJOR
(E) (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Margaret Percy

: The Tuesday Feature

More than Pantomime Warfare The story of the Dogger Bank Affair
In the early hours of Saturday, 22 October 1904, four Russian battleships of the Baltic Fleet opened fire on some British trawlers fishing on the Dogger
Bank. One trawler was sunk and others badly damaged: two men were killed and seven wounded. So began five days of public outrage and diplomatic recrimination that brought
Britain and Russia close to war. James Turtle tells the remarkable story of how the Russian fleet came to be in the North Sea in a state of hysterical indiscipline, and describes the incident itself and the subsequent diplomatic crisis.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: James Turtle
Producer: John Knight.

: 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 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WIA 4WW. (Send four 8i x 12saesfor a year's supply)
('In Touch Special' Friday 12 noon)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kane's Tales from Shakespeare

Vincent Kane retells the stories of five of the Bard's best-known plays and finds, to his surprise, some peculiarly contemporary resonances.
2: The Merchant of Venice Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer HANS PIETSCH


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross 7: A Quiet Bye

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod , including a report from the Liberal Party
Assembly in Eastbourne


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the eight small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TIMES/RadiO 4
Enterprise competition.
7: Executive Products Limited
A total change of career spelled success for Hugh Webb , who now exports machinery to over 20 countries.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Hugh Webb
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Arts: A Feminist Viewpoint
11.50 Science: The Climate

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level English Unit 1: Shakespearean Tragedy King Lear

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