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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Bentley Taylor

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
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: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools An Egg for Easter (2) Told by ROY CASTLE (RV) (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) 10: Footsie by ANDY KEMPE Stereo (R) (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Computer Whizz
5: The End of the Game by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Storyteller TONY ArrKEN Stereo (R)(e)
10.15 Something to Think About Emergency! Dial 999: Fire! by ANITA HEWETT (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (10) (R)(e)


Told By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Unknown: Tony Arrken
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Radio Programme

A series of eight programmes Laurie Taylor presents An Addict's Guide to Good Listening
Guest listener Terry Wogan Under review:
Rebel Yell (Radio 1) Loose Ends (Radio 4) Plus Sally Hardcastle celebrates 40 years of Gardeners' Question Time Producer JENNY DANKS Editor SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

An Absolute Certainty by SHEILA HARRIS
Read by Ian McElhinney Could the mystical side of Brian's nature be a winning tip in his battle with the bookies? Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Sheila Harris
Read By: Ian McElhinney

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard GRAHAM TAYAR 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 WL4 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Interactive Radio Listeners say what they think of this term's programmes. Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (e)


Unknown: Graham Tayar
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: The Thatcher Effect

A series of four programmes 3: The Rich
Rich people are now paid more and taxed less. Have they worked harder, worked better, generated more jobs, created more industries as a result? The Thatcher effect has removed the stigma once attached to making lots and lots of money but what have the rest of us gained from it? What has it done for the country and the economy? Where are the fast-growth, high-growth businesses? What part has the Government, consciously or unconsciously, played in all this?
Mary Goldring looks at where the rich get richer, and why. Producer DAVID MORTON


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

5: Very Flat, the Russian Steppes Traveller Fred Basnett is en route for Rostov. The roads are straight and flat ... tedium is relieved when a lorry sheds a wheel or a goose crosses his path. But in Rostov it is
Saturday night and workers of many nationalities are dancing.


Unknown: Traveller Fred Basnett

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae For details of this week's programmes, write for
Fact Sheet No 13 to: [address removed]Please enclose sae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Blandings

Summer Lightning by P. G. WODEHOUSE
4: Activities of Beach the Butler Stereo


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: A House is a House for Me by MARY ANN HOBERMAN. Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree The Music Menagerie (10) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language The Mouse and his Child (5) by RUSSELL HOBAN adapted by BERLIE DOHERTY (E)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by JEREMY HAYES (e)


Unknown: Mary Ann Hoberman.
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Russell Hoban
Adapted By: Berlie Doherty
Presented By: Jeremy Hayes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor If you are at work all day and employ someone to clean for you, are you embarrassed by the relationship? Do you feel guilty at asking someone else to do your dirty work? Jenny Cuffe looks at how the liberal conscience copes with the need to have a clean kitchen floor. Serial:
The Accidental Tourist (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Robert's mother used to play in a band before the war. History seems to be repeating itself now that Stevie is giving so much of her time to music.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: John Harvey
Musicians: Kathy Stobart
Musicians: Joan Cunningham
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Stevie: Kate Duchene
Robert: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Edna: Rachel Gurney
JO: Gillian Bevan
Kate: Julie Berry
Master of Ceremonies: Steven Harrold

: News

: The Sony Radio Awards 1987

Barry Took presents the best of radio from the Grosvenor House Hotel, London At the annual awards ceremony prizes are given for a range of programmes from Best Drama Production to Leading Children's Programme.
Dilly Barlow is also there to meet the radio personalities of 1987. Producer CAROLINE ELUOT


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: My Music


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by CHRISTOPHER LEE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Christopher Lee
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Auson Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer ROY HAYWARD BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Roy Hayward

: An Ever Closer Union....

Thirty years ago, the Treaty of Rome 'determined to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe'.
The last of 11 programmes offering a perspective on the European Community as seen through portraits of Britain's fellow members.
West Germany - Journey to the New Frontier
A model of prosperous stability, West Germany has come a long way since its foundation from the ruins of the Second World
War. But the new Germany with its glittering shop windows and emphasis on leisure is also the country of the Green Movement and the most heavily fortified border in Europe. John Eidinow asks how West Germans enjoy their lifestyle and question the future of their country. Producer DAVID BROOKE


Producer: David Brooke

: Dees He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0am to 5.Opm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

(Broadcaston Monday at 8.43 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer JULIAN MAY


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Julian May

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Arts Review: A Marxist Testimony
12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Some Caribbean Writers
2: EARL LOVELACE on Those Heavy Cakes and olive SENIOR on Summer Lightning, interviewed by HOPE SEALY (e)

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