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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

goes to Yorkshire to visit Frank Whitley who sold his wool-broking business in 1981 and went into farming. But he's found it more difficult than he expected and has returned to wool-broking part time. Producer TIM FINNEY
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Unknown: Frank Whitley
Producer: Tim Finney

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Jobs to do in the garden this weekend

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastal 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Presented by Barry Norman Rugby is the latest thing the Japanese have turned to. Their national XV take on Scotland at Murrayfield today. Whatever next? Microchip full-backs? Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Presented By: Barry Norman
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: News

: I'm Sorry That's It (For Now)

As the present series of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is wound up, Tim Brooke-Taylor Willie Rushton, Stephen Fry and Barry Cryer can be picked up by all Official Receivers. In the chair, Humphrey Lyttelton
On the piano-stool, Colin Sell
Off his rocker Paul Mayhew-Archer.
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 12.27 pm)


Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Stephen Fry
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: Adventure

The last of three programmes in which Mike Hollingworth looks at recent developments in the world of outdoor pursuits
Producer MIKE GILLIAM (R) revised


Unknown: Mike Hollingworth
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: News Stand

Presented by David Walker Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Presented By: David Walker
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Conference Special

This week Labour MP,
Ann Clywd , reports on the Liberal Assembly in Eastbourne. Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER


Unknown: Ann Clywd
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry plus Nigel Farrell 's Great Bus Journeys of Our Time and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad
Producer MARIFI cracoTE

: A Small Country Living

(Detailson Monday at 10.0am)

: After Henry

in The Other Married Man 'I can tell when she's being deceitful. There's an expression that comes into her face. I remember when she was only 2 and she cut all Rosie's hair off.' Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 30pm)


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: With Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
James: And Edward de Souza

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Chappie, Emma Nicholson David Penhaligon , mp
Andreas Whittam Smith


Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: David Penhaligon
Unknown: Andreas Whittam Smith

: The Afternoon Play

Syrup of Figs by Jo Heaton
When Ann Baker returns to her convent school at the start of term, she is behaving very oddly. She seems to be playing some sort of childish game with a friend by letter - but then the game turns nasty.
Stereo (R)


Writer: Jo Heaton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Ann: Susie Brann
Isobel: Hetty Baynes
Jo: Lorna Heilbron
Wendy: Naomi Capron
Veronica: Sue Broomfield
Fiona: Elaine Claxton
Miss West: Emma Piper
Franky: Diana Martin
Mother Superior: Pauline Letts
Matron: Mellnda Walker
Sister Catherine: Tessa Worsley
Sister Margaret: Anne Jameson
Sister Christina: Avril Clark

: Options

4.0 Rambles in Ireland Third of six walks up the West Coast of Ireland With MIKE HARDING This week Mike visits County Clare and walks along the Cliffs of Moher and around the Burren. ProducersJUDE HOWELLS and JEREMY WEBB (R)
4.30 Brainwaves The education magazine presented by MARGARET PERCY (E)
5.0 This Language Business What efforts are British businessmen making to learn foreign languages? And how important is 'knowing the language' to Britain's future? CHRIS SERLE investigates. Consultant PROFESSOR NIGEL REEVES of Surrey University ProducerIRIS SPRANKLING (E)
5.30 Fit for What? The last of four programmes presented by MICHAEL SMEE Fit for Life 'Physical activity doesn't relate just to people who play games - it goes right from cradle to grave. If you are reasonably fit, everyday tasks become much easier and more enjoyable.' Producer FRANK WARWICK (E)
0 INFO: page 95


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producers: Jude Howells
Producers: Jeremy Webb
Presented By: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Professor Nigel Reeves
Producer: Iris Sprankling
Presented By: Michael Smee
Producer: Frank Warwick

: The Saturday Feature

Britain's Young Achievers
Liz has organised a soup run for the homeless; Andy is blind and uses his musical talents to raise money for charity; Vinney set up his own small business in Derry; Lisa works to help drug-users kick the habit -just some of the young people nominated by radio listeners in a nationwide search for Britain's young achievers.
Mike Smith and Janice Long pay tribute to those on the Radio 1 Birthday Honours List. Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer CHRIS LONGLEY
(Re-broadcast Wednesday 11.0am LW)


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Andrea Grahame
Producer: Chris Longley

: Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

by SIEGFRIED SASSOON abridged in seven parts and read by Stephen MacDonald 1: Early Days
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon
Read By: Stephen MacDonald

: The Living World

Derek Jones and David Nichols visit the shell beach on the Channel Island of Herm.


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: David Nichols

: Delve Special

The last of four investigative reports
City Limits
David Lander looks at the City and in particular the Rouget-Dory Venture Capital Syndicate.


Unknown: David Lander

: News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

There's no better way to find out about unemployment than being out of work yourself.
Marge wants to take up teaching again now her kids have left home. She finds getting, and keeping, a job an education in itself.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: David Parker
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Marge: Sally Eldridge
Ralph: Denis Lill
Mr Makepiece: Geoffrey Banks
Mother: Rosalie Williams
Mick: Andrew Hay
Joe: Christopher Ravenscroft
George: Clive Lucas
Sharon: Julia Ford
Bruce: Simon Bleackley
Heather: Marva Alexander

: Islands of Hope and Glory

Written by RONALD KNOX-MAWER Read by Frank Duncan Lady B
'My wife cannot abide intemperance - particularly among the cannibals.' BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 4. 15pm)


Written By: Ronald Knox-Mawer
Read By: Frank Duncan

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

Rough Cider by PETER LOVESEY abridged in six parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read byDavid March
1: The Murder at GiffordFarm
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: David March
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

from St George's Church, Brandon Hill , Bristol conducted by THE REV STEPHEN LYNAS with the choir of DOWNSIDE SCHOOL
Musical director ANDREW MOORE Psalm 33; Abide with me
(Cantionale Gregorium); Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (Oxford Easy Anthem Book)
Reading (GNB): Revelations 21, v 22 to 22, v 5
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Conducted By: The Rev Stephen Lynas
Director: Andrew Moore

: The Good Book

The Final Arena
In this final programme Brian Redhead looks at listeners' reactions to his programmes on the world's most popular and misquoted book. He considers letters from the inspired and the unsure, and sums up the most important lessons he has learned on his journey from Eve's garden to a place called Armageddon. Signature tune composed by BARRY ROSE
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.0am L W)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Composed By: Barry Rose
Unknown: Michael W Akeljn
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Poor Technology

Alun Lewis asks designers and technologists whether people in the West have become any better at solving the problems of the developing countries or whether they are still making the same old mistakes. ProducerMILES BARTON (R)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Miles Barton

: The Million Pound Radio Show

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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