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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with NORMA CRADOCK. Stereo


Unknown: Norma Cradock.

: Today

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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: In Business

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools Life Story (1) (E)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Lend an Ear (1). Stereo (E)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard 4: Caught in the Act Presented by AUBREY WOODS Written by ALAN RUSSELL Stereo (E)
10.15 Something to Think About Three Cheers for Ears! byPETER BOND (E)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Presented by BOB WILSON This week: Ice Skating Guest: mcKY SLATER. Stereo (E)


Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Written By: Alan Russell
Unknown: Peter Bond
Presented By: Bob Wilson

: LW The Radio Programme

The last in the series presented by Laurie Taylor
Sound Choice: Ken Livingstone talks about his own listening. Under Review: Exchange
(Radio 3 7 November, 7.30 pm); Bookshelf (Radio 4, 6 November,
4.5 pm)
Reporter Sarah Dunant Producer JENNY DANKS Editor SALLY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Talks: Ken Livingstone
Reporter: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

A Reasonable Doubt byPAULYN MARRINAN Read by Linda Wray The barrister - lady. Her client - a man.
The case - dirty fight between husband and wife. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Paulyn Marrinan
Read By: Linda Wray

: An Act of Worship


: Analysis

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard DIANE WILMER with news of School Radio's primary programmes. (E)
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) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. London W1A 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Young Enterprise A look at the scheme, designed for 15- to 19-year-olds, to give an introduction to the world of work. business management and industry Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (E)


Unknown: Diane Wilmer
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: Tales of Long Ago

The last in the series in which Howie Firth presents legends that shed light on the past. 6: What's in a Name?
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney)


Unknown: Howie Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Sun Takes a Holiday (R)
2.5 The Song Tree
7: A Gaggle of Music Games Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (E)
2.20 Living Language The Stonewalkers (2) by VIVIEN ALCOCK adapted by ZOE BAILEY (E)
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT (E)


Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Unknown: Pyewackett
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Vivien Alcock
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor On Being a Lady: Jenny Cuffe discovers whether being a modem Lady means more than wearing a tiara and eating cucumber sandwiches for tea. Serial: The Soul of Kindness (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Antibodies by GEORGE TARRY
Elaine Pearce arrives in a village school as a new and potentially invigorating headmistress. But new educational ideas aren't the only surprises in store....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo (R)


Unknown: George Tarry
Unknown: Elaine Pearce
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Elaine: Amanda Murray
Tom: Terry Molloy
Sophie: Natasha Knight
The Rev Walter Daniels: Alan Thompson
Alison Smith: Maggie Tarver
Janet Robinson: Shirley Stelfox
Eddy: Paul McClean
Judy: Hilary Martin
Matthew: Jonathan Smith
Johnny: Michael Rawling
Arthur Jones: Peter Brookes
Dave Bingham: Mark Audley
Dave's friends: Neil Coker
Dave's friends: David Hannah

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill meets Jan Little , an American who survived, alone and blind, in the Brazilian jungle for four months after a tropical disease killed her husband and daughter, and whose astonishing story is told in a new book.
Plus a conversation with the writer and broadcaster,
Gerald Priestland , whose autobiography is published today.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Jan Little
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.50-S.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40 pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Coilin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galllmore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Cathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Linda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Gordon the Escapist

Josephine Tey the novelist,
Gordon Daviot the playwright and Elizabeth Mackintosh the physical training teacher from Inverness were one and the same person.
Joanna Hickson traces the career and the personality behind the three identities. With contributions from


Unknown: Josephine Tey
Unknown: Gordon Daviot
Unknown: Elizabeth MacKintosh
Unknown: Joanna Hickson
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies
Reader: Allan Massie
Reader: Vivien Heilbron
Unknown: Tinch Minter
Producer: Bruce Young

: The Price of Advice

'Mrs J' has debts of £9,000. She has unopened bills behind the clock in her flat. She's in tears. Tomorrow 'John's' gas, which he needs for cooking and heating, will be disconnected. He chain smokes in the waiting-room.
They have both come to their local Citizens Advice Bureau expecting immediate free advice. Six million enquiries were handled by the 910 bureaux in England and Wales last year. But the CAB Service, staffed almost entirely by volunteers, is itself desperately short of money. In many areas bureaux are operating on a hand-to-mouth existence - some don't know if they'll survive beyond this year. Yet the demand for their services increases daily.
John Howard assesses the value of Britain's only national, free advice service.
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC.London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0 am to 5.0 pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Tales from a Palm Court

Ian Carmichael reads a further instalment from the all-but-true island adventures of Ronnie Knox-Mawer during his period as a British circuit judge m the colonial South Seas.


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Ronnie Knox-Mawer

: 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

A House for Mr Biswas (2)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News: Knowsley North By-election Special

Hugo Young presents Radio 4's coverage of this significant by-election in Merseyside.
Analysis by Peter Kellner of The Independent; constituency reports from BBC Political Correspondent Mike Baker ; comment by leading politicians in London and the North West. ProducerMARGARET HILL


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Mike Baker
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Help Yourself to Study Skills
12.303: Writing a) Note-taking b) Essay-writing (R) (E)
12.504: Organisation, Revision and Exams (R) (E)

: * By-election Special

VHF/FM joins at 1.10 am

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