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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Bentleytaylor.

: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray and Brian Redhead in London and John Humphrys in Moscow
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
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: Jenni Murray
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: Midweek with Llbby Panes

Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the West Midlands where members of the Birmingham and District Allotments Council put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Breaking the Rules by JILL NORRIS
Read by Fleur Chandler
The new family in the small
Minnesota town has a problem. Where to find a baby-sitter?
Then Annie May comes along and is the answer to all their prayers....


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Fleur Chandler
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10); Psalm 91;
I Corinthians 1, w 20-31;
God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together 20: Request Programme Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Fire of London
3: A City in a Field. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Corner
10: The Old Man Who Wished He Coulda Cry. Written and told by JOHN AGARD. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 10: Let's 's Hear it Again by GEORGE TARRY (e)


Told By: John Agard.
Unknown: George Tarry

: You Mast Remember This

Nigel Andrews explores the less familiar story behind the making of Casablanca. Adapted from an unproduced play
Everybody Comes to Rick's, it shot Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart to stardom. Producer ROSEMARY HART (R)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Esquire Within

Presented by DiUy Barlow , with help from specialist experts and the BBC Reference Library.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC. London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Diuy Barlow
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Proof



Unknown: Dick Francis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Oscar Mouse Finds a Home by MOIRA MILLER. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Things to Grow TIMMY MALLETT explores the essentials for plant growth and ROBIN ROBBINS suggests her mini garden idea. Also details of how to take part in the Make a Nature Garden project. Stereo (e)
2.20 Listening and Reading 10: Wild in the City by MADELINE SOTHEBY (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Spider Woman by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
2.40 Real World
10: Plans are for People (Summing up, analysing, using and evaluating the Common Skills of the series) Presented by GRAHAM TAYAR with NICK MERCER as Mike and NOREEN LEIGHTON as Sally Drama by PETER KING Directed by DAVID JOHNSON (e)


Unknown: Moira Miller.
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Presented By: Graham Tayar
Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Noreen Leighton
Unknown: Sally Drama
Unknown: Peter King
Directed By: David Johnson

: Man's Hoar

Introduced by Auberon Waugh The male backlash makes itself felt in this special edition of the programme normally reserved for women.
Serial: The Accidental Tourist (6)


Introduced By: Auberon Waugh

: The Afternoon Play: The Cold Embrace

by Ken Whitmore
Jamie dreams that a man called Kingsley Crimond is attempting to seduce his wife. Then he discovers that the man really exists - at least his name is in the telephone directory.
BBC Manchester (Stereo)


Writer: Ken Whitmore
Director: Alfred Bradley
Mrs Halifax: Daphne Oxenford
Jenny: Julie Higginson
Jamie: Christian Rodska
Mrs Crimond: Ann Rye
Mr Crimond: Peter Wheeler

: Time for Verse

A series of seven programmes in which the poet George MacBeth presents poems about animals 4: Hunting
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File en 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Opera Go Round from Glasgow to Thurso
Seven singers, a piano and a carpet are the basic ingredients of Scottish Opera's small touring company, Opera Go
Round. Their spring tour of the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland reaches the parts that other tourers tremble at.
Joyce MacMillan catches up with them as their bus arrives on Islay in the Inner Hebrides on a journey which takes in village halls, schools and even the odd distillery, and the opera? What better than
Verdi's Macbeth.


Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.S5pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Blandings

Summer Lightning by P. G. WODEHOUSE adapted in six episodes by RICHARD USBORNE and Ian CarmichaelThe Hon Galahad Threepwood
4: Activities of Beach the Butler
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Producer: Martin Fisher.
Lord Emsworth: Richard Vernon
Beach: Timothy Bateson
Hugo Carmody: Royce Mills
Lady Constance: Elizabeth Spriggs
Millicent: Wendy Murray
Sue Brown: Susannah Fellows
Baxter: Christopher Godwin
Pilbeam: Roger Sloman
Narrator: Ronald Fletcher

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Legacy of Empire

The independence of the judiciary is a tremendous inheritance we got from British rule. It is there to protect the ordinary citizens against the all-powerful state when it comes to fundamental rights.
You can't be complacent. There will always be times that are not as good for the rule of law as other times are. The important thing is to preserve the yardstick and sometimes to be conscious that we 're not doing well enough.
The panoply of justice has proved one of the most abiding legacies of the British Empire. From a magistrates court in Barbados to the Supreme Court in Kuala Lumpur Nick Clarke finds that, though the procedure and the wigs and gowns are familiar, cracks are appearing in this great legal edifice. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Producer: Anne Sloman

: Rebels

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.
If you don 't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But man there's 's no boundary line to art. (CHARLIE PARKER ) Charlie Parker was one of the major innovators of modern jazz. He was also an alcoholic and a heroin addict. When he died in 1955 his age was estimated at between 50 and 60. He was, in fact, 34 years old.
A few days after his death, the words 'Bird Lives' were found scrawled on a wall. The process of turning Parker into a myth had begun.
Presented by Hugh Sykes Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Parker Music
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Researcher Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: The Thatcher Effect

3: The Rich

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Key to the Door by JOHN EDGAR Stereo


Unknown: John Edgar

: At Least It's Live

Susan Marling meets some of the people who have found neither fame nor fortune in show business but still carry on. 2: The Brown Paper Bag Brothers


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Symbolism
11.50 Science: Energy Accounting. 12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Some Caribbean Writers
1: Dub poet MICHAEL SMITH and novelist v. s. REID Producer JOAN GRIFFTHS (e)


Unknown: Michael Smith

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