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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Nicholas King.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8Together: An Assembly for Schools Our Road
1: Old Flagpole Written and told by JOHNNY MORRIS (E)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) African Poetry Hunters and the Hunted Stereo (R) (E)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard 2: Lost in the Desert Presented by AUBREY WOODS Written by ALAN RUSSELL Stereo (R) (E)
10.15 Something to Think About Mother Crin by MEG SHEFFIELD (R) (E)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star A phone link with primary schools presented by BOB WILSON This week: Gymnastics Guests: NATALIE DAVIES , former British champion, and JOYCE MACAULEY , British coach Stereo (E)


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Written By: Alan Russell
Unknown: Mother Crin
Presented By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Natalie Davies
Unknown: Joyce MacAuley

: In business

: The Radio Programme

A series all about radio presented by Laurie Taylor
Sound Choice: Esther Rantzen talks about her listening.
Under Review: Not All Black and White (Radio 4, 23 October,
7.40 pm); and Music Weekly
(Radio 3,19 October, 10.30 am) Report: Sarah Dunant on the making of a radio play Start the Quiz with Richard Baker
For comment and quiz answers write to: The Radio Programme, BBC, London WiA 4WW
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

the Russian Lesson written and read by Beth Porter 'Here I am, sitting like a normal person on a crazy train nde through Russia. And no one to ask what the lights are for, what the signs mean, how far til the next stop and when my heart will stop breaking.' Producer ROY SAATCHI BBC Birmingham


Read By: Beth Porter
Producer: Roy Saatchi

: An Act of Worship


: Analysis

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard DIANE WILMER with news of School Radio's primary programmes
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (E) Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Fund-raising Schools from Sheffield, Crawley and Strathaven tell how they went about raising money for charity. With guests HARVEY GOLDSMITH and GEORGE GALLOWAY Presented by MURIEL GRAY Stereo (R) (E)


Unknown: Diane Wilmer
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Harvey Goldsmith
Unknown: George Galloway
Presented By: Muriel Gray

: Tales of Long Ago

Howie Firth with legends that shed light on the past.
4: The Mill at the Bottom of the Sea
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney)


Unknown: Howie Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 43 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Dr Wacky's Pumpkin Lantern by WAYNE JACKMAN Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (5) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (E)
2.20 Living Language The Indian in the Cupboard (4) by LYNNE REID BANKS adapted by ZOE BAILEY (E)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT (E)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Suspense Stories byRUTHRENDELL abridged by MONICA GREY Read by Bruce Lidington 1: The Wrong Category
The six victims all recognisably belonged to the same type - the same large liquid eyes, full soft mouth and long dark hair ... (Music: Bernstein's Dybbuk)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Read By: Bruce Lidington

: The Afternoon Play

Songs from a Tall Larch by DAVID STAFFORD with and
Mrs Osborne lives alone; her daughter married and moved away. She lives with her memories - and her parrot.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Mrs Osborne
Unknown: Karen Ascoe.
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mrs Osbome: Pauline Letts
Edward: Manning Wilson
the parrot: Gladys Spencer
Gillian: Avril Clark
James: Eric Stovell

: News

: Bookshelf

This week, Alison Uttley: The Life of a Country Child, a biography by Denis Judd. Susan Hill joins Hare, Squirrel and Little Grey Rabbit in a nostalgic world of English country life.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presenter: Susan Hill
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Mary Cutler
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colins Kipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Green
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentlnck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Kathy Holland: Hedll Nlklaus

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Class Apart?

An enquiry into special education
'It's really another form of apartheid. What we are looking at is an issue of segregation, not integration.'
Britain has developed a separate educational system for disabled children, but is it necessary? The 1981 Education Act promised that handicapped children could integrate into ordinary schools, and pledged a greater say for parents in the choosing of those schools. But, five years on, the Act continues to spread confusion and contention, with local education authorities failing to keep to the spirit of the law.
Kevin Mulhern reports on the current state of education for children with disabilities, and asks if special schools will ever disappear, and if the integration of children with mental or physical handicaps is possible.
John Mills chairs a studio discussion with Malcolm Gledhill , Principal Educational Psychologist for Cheshire
County Council; John Mann , Chief Education Officer for
Harrow; and Philippa Russell of the National Children's Bureau. Listeners are invited to phone in with questions and comments on [number removed]Linesopenfrom 7.0pm Producer MICK WEBB (E)
For a free fact sheet, send sae to: [address removed]
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Malcolm Gledhill
Unknown: John Mann
Unknown: Philippa Russell
Producer: Mick Webb

: My Machine and I

For the last year, Ted Harrison has spent two days a week attached to a kidney machine. He reports from the patient's point of view on the state of renal medicine, and asks if all the people with kidney failure are getting the treatment they need. Producer MARLENE PEASE (R)


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

4: The Dentists' Dinner Dance (part 2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

French E: Horizons de France
12.30 4a: La France, route et rail (1) La conduite (E)
12.50 4b: La France, route et rail (2) Les transports en commun (E)

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