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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Joseph Devine.

: 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 Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Sir Robin Day introduces your questions to the party politicians seeking your votes. lines open from 8.0 am
— A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1


Introduces: Sir Robin Day

: Morning Story

Silver Tyger
Written and read by Barry Davis Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Barry Davis
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

nem, p 114; The king of love
(BBC HB 475); Luke 24, vv 44-53; Te Deum Laudamus , vv 9-15; 0 Lord thou art my god and king; (BBC HB 470). Stereo


Unknown: Te Deum Laudamus

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sea Trials by JULIA STONEHAM with Young William on his holidays on the Devon coast meets Sam, an ex-actor trying to rebuild his shattered life by renovating an old boat in which he's determined to sail round the world. But has Sam the real determination to do it?
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Julia Stoneham
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sam: Gregory de Polnay
William: And David Bartlett
Alice: Junetobin
PMl: Douglas Leach
Fred: Danny Schiller
Diana: Lin Sagovsky

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune The Young Mozart (26) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move Funtime by FIONA RUMENS Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Discovery Puzzles by CAROLE KING Presented by CHRIS LILLICRAP (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Carole King
Presented By: Chris Lillicrap

: The Living World

Clegg and Coe
Presented by Derek Jones
Why is there a nipple on the male breast? Do barking dogs get hoarse? Why is the back of my home pelted with eggs? What has been rolling tiny snowballs on the golf course?
Michael Clegg and Malcolm Coe attempt to answer more of your wildlife questions.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Malcolm Coe

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Brain of Britain 1987

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: North West Mark Turner (barrister) Hamish Glass
(Post Office manager) Peter Richardson
(retired production manager) Michael Formby
(chartered surveyor)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Richardson
Unknown: Michael Formby
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Rain Puddle by ADELAIDE HOLL Stereo (R)
2.5 Explorers David Livingstone written by JOHN HALKIN (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.0am VHFjFM)
2.25 Radio Thin King: Complete Stories Kippers and Cleaners (e)
2.40 Going Up in Music A preview of music programmes for primary and secondary schools in the next academic year. Presented by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)


Unknown: David Livingstone
Written By: John Halkin
Presented By: Barry Gibson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor How did Zeus find the world's centre? Was Apollo always a 'nice guy'? Who was Poromos? A major project in Delphi is supplying the answers to these and other questions about classical mythology. Jenny Devitt reports
Serial: Duplicate Keys (10)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Devitt

: The Afternoon Play

A Child's Eyes
An occasional series of plays for radio
Nobby's Day by ANNA FOX
To a small boy small disasters assume huge proportions - being late for school, losing your packed lunch, forgetting your football boots. But by the end of the day Nobby has to face something worse than losing his crab sandwiches.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Directed By: Jane Morgan
Nobby: Richard Perry
Brian: Struan Rodger
Mary: Barbara Marten
Grandad: George Malpas
Grandma: Frances Cox
Mr Horne: Steve Hodson
MrPollit: John Graham Davies
TrOtty: Pauline Jefferson
Mrs Peck: Rita May
Mr Godber: Russ Elias
: Jason Neilscanlan
Jonathan: Kerry Dougherty
Rachel: Zoë Gill
Rachel's friends: Natalie Orrell
Rachel's friends: Sarah Johnson

: News

: The Politics of Choice

The last of six programmes What are the real choices of Polling Day on the issues which will affect our everyday lives? Geoffrey Goodman steps back from the politicians' rhetoric to identify the alternatives. Families talk about what matters to them and independent experts throw light on the parties' policies away from the heat of the campaign. Producer SHEILA COOK


Producer: Sheila Cook

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Trivia Test Match


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Max Easterman Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5 pm)


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Travellers' Tales

In which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 5: Paderewski in Germany and Austria with Michael Hordern as Paderewski
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 20th-century Sex

A series of six programmes illustrating the changes in public and private attitudes to sex within living memory. 5: Minority Report
This week homosexuality and other 'deviations', from the days when 'men like that shot themselves' to the days when they were 'glad to be gay'. Reporter Helen Boaden Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 10.0am)


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Peter Everett

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrae Producer SUSAN DENNY
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm Details of the 'In Touch
Handbook' in print, tape, moon and Braille, from
Broadcasting Support Service, PO Box 7, London W3 6XJ


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Susan Denny

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer JULIAN MAY


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Julian May

: A Book at Bedtime

Memoirs of Mipsie (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Election Platform

Extracts from the major political speeches of the day from constituencies round the country.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture
12.10 am Music Interlude

: In Business

Rodney Smith introduces the programme about what's new in the world of work and enterprise Seeking Publicity
Misdirected publicity is a waste of money, yet paying a professional to do it for you can come expensive. So what are the pitfalls of do-it-yourself advertising and what do PR and ad agencies actually do for their money?
Also, smoking at work. Producer ANDREW VIVIAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.20pm) followed by an interlude


Introduces: Rodney Smith
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History - A-level Loyalists and Rebels Narrated by DR JOHN MORRILL (e)


Unknown: Dr John Morrill

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