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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With THE RT REV CORMACK MURPHY -O'CONNOR, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. Stereo


Unknown: CormacK Murphy

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
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* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Solomon Grundy

Born on a Monday
Christened on Tuesday....
In the second of six programmes reflecting life from cradle to grave in the mill-towns of north-east Lancashire,
Phil Smith listens to parents talking about their children. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
Cassettes. £12 incl p & P. available from: [address removed]


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Solomon Grundy.

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools Charnwood by CUVE LANGMEAD (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Introducing Shakespeare 1: The Man and his Times (R)(e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Secret of the Hill 1: The Cave by JANET YOUNG Storyteller ALAN PARNABY Producer ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
10.15 Something to Think About King Midas and the Golden Touch (R) (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (11) (R) (e)


Unknown: Janet Young
Unknown: Storyteller Alan Parnaby
Producer: Alan Lambert
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents an addict's guide to good listening Guest listener Ludovic Kennedy Under Review: Forest Frontier (Radio 4) and Sounds of the 60s (Radio 2)
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Letters should be sent to
The Radio Programme, BBC London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Read by Brigid Erin Bates Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Angela McHugh
Read By: Brigid Erin Bates

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard GRAHAM TAYAR with news of School Radio's primary programmes Producer MARY HAYDON (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 Producer JULIA BROOKE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength A Day in the Life of Young Employee Producer MIKE GRAY Stereo (e)


Unknown: Graham Tayar
Producer: Mary Haydon
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Producer: Julia Brooke

: Actuality

1: Fears, Fantasies and Expectations
The first of two programmes on Voluntary Service Overseas joins some new recruits in training, when they're introduced to pit latrines, advised to leave their cultural baggage behind and told not to think they can change the world.
Producer JULIE SIMMONS BBC Manchester (R)

: Obsessions

Chris Stacey watches 14 hours of soap a week, and cannot bear to miss a single episode of any of them, so he does not go on holiday, and when he pops into the pub for a pint, he takes his four-inch portable television with him.
In conversation with Marjorie Lofthouse he plots an average week's viewing.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Stacey
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week 's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 17 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Loss. Stereo

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal/SDP Alliance

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Harry's Very Bad Day. Stereo (R)
2.5 The Song Tree
1: The Instant Music Grow-bag Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language Gods of the Greeks (RV) Written by PADDY BECHELY Music by ELIZABETH PARKER Producer JANET WHITAKER (R) (e)
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues. This week: Nuclear Power How should it be decided if it's worth the risk? Presented by SUSIE GRANT . Stereo We would like to hear your views. To takepart in the poll, write for the broadcast notes, sending sae to: [address removed]


Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Produced By: Barry Gibson.
Written By: Paddy Bechely
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Presented By: Susie Grant

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Putting the Words into Others' Mouths: could Sean Connery be convincing in Cantonese or J.R. in Japanese? Jenny Gilbert investigates the world of film dubbing.
Serial: In the Springtime of the Year (8)


Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Jenny Gilbert

: The Afternoon Play

A Child's Eyes
An occasional series of plays for radio
Inside Stories by BILL
KIRTON Maudie has deliberately built a protective cocoon around herself, allowing the local children to believe she has some terrible secret to hide. She befriends a local schoolgirl and the two become firm friends.
Will Maudie reveal her secrets to her?


Unknown: Kirton Maudie
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Maudie: Katherine Parr
Sally: Jenny Funnell
Jill: Susie Brann

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill joins the travel writer Jan Morris on board the Queen Mary as it approaches the harbour of New York City on 20 June 1945.
'Think of the experience please not as hard truth exactly, but as an exercise in affectionate and lighthearted imagination.... The hawsers are thrown, the gangplanks drop; and so we disembark in fancy upon the soil of Manhattan 1945.'
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jan Morris
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Humphrys Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Humphrys
Producer: Carole Stone

: Pillars of Society

How much power and influence is vested in Britain's leading institutions? Are they changing to meet the challenge of the late 80s? This second series takes a critical look at six more pillars of society.
2: The Bank
Who does the bank serve in the economy and in industry? Is it the creature of government or does it have power and influence of its own?
Peter Riddell investigates. Producer SHEILA COOK.


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Sheila Cook.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Face to face with Dr Anthony Clare is Ray Honeyford , the Bradford headmaster, whose views on multi-racial education have caused acrimonious debate both locally and nationally. Researcher LOUISE HIBBINS


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ray Honeyford
Producer: Michael Ember

: Does 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
Correspondent and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Linesopenfrom 10.0am to 5.0 pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: A Book at Bedtime

4: Ritual Voices

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 The Manpower Services Commission

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

GCSE English: Help with Spoken English
12.30 1: Can I Begin by Asking? by DAVID SELF Producer COUN SMITH (R) (e) and at
12.50 2: And Now Discuss... by DAVID SELF (R) (e)

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