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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Vernon Sproxton.

: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray 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* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools - Homelessness by JULIA BROSNAN (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) The Poet Speaks: NORMAN MCCAIG Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Secret of the Hill
2: The Ring-stone by JANET YOUNG Storyteller ALAN PARNABY Stereo (R)(e)
10.15 Something to Think About: What is Gold? Compiled by DIANA REED (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (12) (R)(e)


Unknown: Julia Brosnan
Unknown: Janet Young
Unknown: Alan Parnaby
Introduced By: John Tether

: Solomon Grundy

Born on a Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday.... Phil Smith listens to experiences of marriage in the mill-towns of north-east Lancashire.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents an addict's guide to good listening Guest listener Rosie Barnes , MP Under Review: Call Nick Ross (Radio 4); The Brian Hayes
Phone-in (LBC); The Living Poel Irina Ratushinskaya (Radio 3) Producer JENNY DANKS Editor SALLY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast nert Sunday) Letters should be sent to:
The Radio Programme. BBC London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Rosie Barnes
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Poel Irina Ratushinskaya
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Liam by ANNETTE MASSIE Read by Shay Gorman Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Annette Massie
Read By: Shay Gorman
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Noticeboard
GRAHAM TAYAR With news of School Radio's primary programmes. (e)

11.5 In the News
Presented by Frank Partridge (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, [address removed] Message machine [number removed]

11.30 Wavelength: Do-it-yourself Radio
A group of students from Exeter Technical College, have put together their own documentary radio programme, A Girl's Point of View. Stereo (e)


Presenter (In the News): Frank Partridge

: Actuality

VSO (2): Manila Calling
There are over a quarter of a million registered 'hospitality girls' in the Philippines.
Community worker Sophie Dick and her Philippina co-workers have set up a 'drop-in centre' in Manila's 'tourist' district.
This second programme on VSO follows Sophie through her work in Manila, and to Leyte, a poor rural province which many thousands of young girls leave each year for the bars and streets of the capital. Producer JULIE SIMMONS
BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Sophie Dick

: Obsessions

Ann Knowles loves cats, all kinds of cats from sad old Toms to superior Siamese. She has over 70, some just passing through for a good meal and a warm night, while others have come to stay.
Marjorie Lofthouse meets
Ann Knowles and her cats at their home in Surrey.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ann Knowles
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Ann Knowles

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week 's programme, unite for
Fact Sheet No 18 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Up in a Big Balloon (4). Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree
2: The Instant Music Grow-bag Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (1) A retelling of the Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD With NICKY HENSON as Odysseus. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: Designer Genes Out of the lab, into the unknown? Presented by MARGARET PERCY Stereo (e) Your views would like to be heard. To take part in the poll, write for the broadcast notes, sending sae to: [address removed]


Presented By: Hilary James
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Presented By: Margaret Percy

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Delicate Balance: learning through action involves teachers and children in a day-long exploration. But does it make the more usual kind of teaching seem boring?
Sara Parker has been to see the techniques at work. Serial:
With O'Leary in the Grave by KEVIN FITZGERALD abridged in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Joseph O'Conor (1) 'My father was usually a rich man. But there were times when he was that strange phenomenon, a rich man without a penny.... My mother was the gentlest creature but always got her way in the end. People were always sending for her so that they could die in her arms....'
(Music: Rimsky-Korsakov's Quintet)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sara Parker
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Joseph O'Conor

: The Afternoon Play

None So Rare by ALAN MEADOWS
Andrew looks back to the summer of 1959, when his faltering steps into manhood were hampered by giant cricket pads and the attentions of the wanton Abigail.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alan Meadows
Directed By: Philip Martin
Tom Lovely: Terry Molloy
Andrew: Neil Coker
Dad/'The Bishop': Graham Padden
Abigail: Moir Leslie
Gordon: Kim Durham
'The Plarque: John Dixon
Bert: David Vann
Mam: Joyce Gibbs
Lou: Hilary Martin

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
This week: Troublesome People A history of world pacifism; and war in the western desert, in PENELOPE LIVELY'S new novel
Moon Tiger. Plus some hip and groovy beat writing.


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Andrew Parntt

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Pillars of Society

This second series takes a critical look at six more pillars of society. 3:
Oxford Simon Jenkins looks behind the idyll of the dreaming spires to discover how far our oldest university is still an unshakable bastion of the establishment. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: Oxford Simon Jenkins

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is
Jane Deknatel , the English-born daughter of a Communist trade union organiser, who has become one of the most powerful figures in the American film industry. Researcher LOUISE HIBBINS


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Jane Deknatel
Producer: Michael Ember

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Keith Floyd savours moments from the culinary past and cooks up something a little special in the process. Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

9: The Strange Virus

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Arts Review: The Dean's Report
11.50 Open Forum: University Magazine
12.10 am Music Interlude

: * am News: Local Government Election Special

David Sells presents coverage of the results of today's local elections for approximately
12,000 seats on district councils in England and Wales. In some areas the whole council is up for re-election, and all the results will be closely studied by those looking for clues to the possible outcome of the General Election - the very date of which could be decided by tonight's events.
BBC regional correspondents and BBC Local Radio stations report the most significant results as they come in. In the studio: results analysis by Peter Kellner of The
Independent and political commentary by Robert Harris of The Observer.
Joining them to discuss the implications of the results for local and national government are David Williams (Liberal/ SDP Alliance), leader of Richmond Borough Council; Ken Livingstone (Labour), former leader of the GLC; and Nicholas Freeman
(Conservative), Leader, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. including at 12.30 L W Shipping Forecast
VHFIFM joins at 1.10 am


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Commentary By: Robert Harris
Unknown: David Williams
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Nicholas Freeman

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level Geography
12.30 Water Supply Written and narrated by ASTLEY JONES (e) and at 12.50 What Happened to the Green Revolution? Written and narrated by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK (e)


Unknown: Michael Pickstock

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