Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill
Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest.
Presented by Jenni Murray and John Humphrys
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAUUNE BUSHNELL
7.25* Sport with CLIFF MORGAN
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTILL , the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies With IAN HISLOP
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY
Presented by Cliff Morgan Customs officers are on the look-out for stray cockerels this weekend: the French are at Twickenham for the Rugby
International against England; the Irish (minus livestock) are at Murrayfield.
In football, it's Cup day in England and Scotland. Producer EMILY MCMAHON
Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs make up the team that makes sense of the world of travel.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF
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Ned Sherrin , with studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Victoria Mather, Stephen Fry ,
Craig Charles and Robert Elms. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by WOLFGANG PLOCKER
Producers LAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY
James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, presents a personal review of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer SHEILA COOK
Reflections on life and politics abroad
Producer JUUAN COLES
(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)
Stereo (Details on Monday at & 30pm)
Lord Young, Polly Toynbee Geoffrey Robinson , mp and Lewis Wolpert
A series of 13 programmes
Good clean fun: Charlie Crichton, director of The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt, says of his boss at Ealing, "I think Micky Balcon knew how babies were made - but that's about as far as it went."
Dilys Powell ventures into the masculine world of the Ealing machine.
Flutes by MAURICE LEITCH
A world championship flute band from a run-down Ulster town make a concert tour to
Toronto. As the band prepares for their first Orange parade away from home, personalities and politics clash.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE BBC Northern Ireland Stereo
4.0 Inside Information
8: The Intelligent Machine? Can computers think for themselves? PAUL HEINEY reports on the latest moves towards Artificial Intelligence, and gardening expert ALAN TITCHMARSH discovers a computer program which can diagnose plant diseases. There's also a report on computers in the classroom and on what makes good software. (R) (e) Further details of the 'Inside Information learning package and the City and Guilds assessment scheme available from: Inside Information, BBC Education, Villiers House, London W52PA
4.30 Franc-parler CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL presentent Ie theme de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 8: Emploi (e) Book, £5.95; pack of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express! 7: Zukunftsplane und Zukunftstraume JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER explain how to talk about your future plans. (e)
5.30 Por aqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish based on interviews recorded in Santiago de Compostela
18: iQuequieredecir? with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA (R) (e) Book, £5.50; three cassettes, £4.31 each, from retailers
BBC Correspondents report from around the world
Presented by Georgina Ferry
Plants Bite Back
Peter France examines the range of chemical defences deployed by the world's flora.
with Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Sally Grace
With HARRIET CASS including Sports Round-up
Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by DILLIE KEANE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Prince of Thieves by ROD BEACHAM
Arch-villain Jack Prince is doing time for purloining jewels.
He is desperate to break out of prison. When he meets mad
Doc Pargeter , a computer expert, he sees a way through those electronic doors ...
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo
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Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Daneman 8: My Brother's Keeper Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
A reading, a hymn and reflection led by The Rev Frank Topping Stereo
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Some of the 2,000 people per day who consult the millions of files at St Catherine's House talk about the fascination of tracing their family roots.
Compiled by ANTHONY SIMMONS Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo
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David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 3: The Cockers
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
2: The French Connection by TED WALKER and COUN ROSE (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)
The Dog Who Ran for President Part 2
Draw your deep leather armchair up to the fire and toast those tootsies as you thrill to part two of Cliffhanger's most chilling tale to date.
Written and performed by Robin Driscoll
Tony Haase , Peter McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens
Special guest Mike Myers Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester. Stereo