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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM FINNEY


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Joseph Devine.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: 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 BBCl


Introduces: Sir Robin Day

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week chairman Clay Jones opens the postbag and calls on the expert advice of his team
Geoffrey Smith , Fred Downham and Dr Stefan Buczacki to answer listeners' horticultural queries. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions on postcards only please and addressed to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Morning Story

The Last of the Mohicans by TED MOORE
Read by Paul Copley Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Ted Moore
Read By: Paul Copley
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149); Confitebor tibi Domine; Acts 2, vv 14-24; Spirit of mercy (BBC HB 163) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Along 6: Performance Time by KATE WALKER (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Changes
2: Changing School by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Maths: Calculated Tales Madonna's Millions by ALAN GRAHAM. Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 6: Let's Hear it Again by GEORGE TARRY (e)


Unknown: Kate Walker
Unknown: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Alan Graham.
Unknown: George Tarry

: The Radio 4 Generation

Virgin voters at this election - but what does the future hold? A new generation of young voters goes to the polls tomorrow.
Some four million 18- to 22-year-olds could be voting for the first time and their ballot papers could hold the keys to No 10. What issues concern the new electorate? Is it nuclear weapons or the AIDS epidemic; law and order or the housing shortage; or does unemployment matter most of all?
Nick Ross brings together 100 new voters from The Radio 4 Generation to discuss the problems they think a new government should address. Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer BILL MORRIS


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Andrea Grahame
Producer: Bill Morris

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: George Gershwin

(1898-1937) His life and music A survey in five parts by Alistair Cooke 1: Beginning
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday) 0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Ribbit in Winter by DAVID TAFT. Stereo (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Wasteland - Winners of our National Garden Competition play host to TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Talk to Me
6: Hello! Who Are You? Doofy makes new friends by ANITA HEWITT. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Forest Dragons by JOE DUNLOP (R) (e)
2.40 Travel and Tourism
6: Into the Future - Technology and Change Presenter VAL BETHELL. Stereo (e) For tutor pack send £1.00 and large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: David Taft.
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Unknown: Anita Hewitt.
Presenter: Val Bethell.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the week:
John Ashcroft , Coloroll Group Chairman and the Guardian
Young Businessman of the Year Serial: Duplicate Keys by JANE SMILEY abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHUN Read by Shelley Thompson (11)
(Music: Fried's Clarinet Concerto No 2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Ashcroft
Unknown: Jane Smiley
Unknown: Pat McLoughun
Read By: Shelley Thompson

: The Afternoon Play

By a Roman Road by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with and A few words spoken on a still summer afternoon show Clive that he has yet to overcome the limitations of a world in which he feels trapped between boardroom feuds and domestic squabbles.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Clive: Michael Kitchen
Nan: Joanne Pearce
Alan: Peter Howell

: Time for Verse

Poet Laureate
Ten programmes about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office
Compiled and presented by Sean Street
1: Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Readers MARTIN JARVIS and DAVID GOODLAND
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Sean Street
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: David Goodland
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

High Art and Horticulture
Since the heyday oflnigo Jones and Capability Brown the British have been relentless in their pursuit of the perfect garden. In two weeks' time,
Sir Roy Strong continues that tradition when he opens the gate of the Victoria and Albert Museum's newly-created Pirelli
Garden for the first time. Presented by David Roper Producer JULIAN MAY


Presented By: David Roper
Producer: Julian May

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Stereo (Details tomorrow at 12.27pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

: Singer's Choice

Renata Tebaldi
The last of seven programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers with recordings
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Unknown: Renata Tebaldi
Talks: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Analysis

No Votes in Chile
Chileans have not elected a government since the coup in 1973 which toppled the Marxist President Allende and brought the military junta to power.
Civilian politicians have been trying ever since to ease General Pinochet out of office - with no success.
Why have they not united against him? When is Chile likely to return to the democracy which it traditionally enjoyed?
Presented by Roland Dallas Producer DAVID MORTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.0 am L W)


Presented By: Roland Dallas
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sea Trials by JULIA STONEHAM. Stereo


Unknown: Julia Stoneham.

: Alas! The Love of Women

The story of Lord Byron's tempestuous romances in the years 1812-16, as told in the poet's own letters of the time. Robert Powell as Lord Byron V.Love, Travel and Politics
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear


Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

The Memoirs of Mipsie by MARY DUNN abridged in eight parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Margot Boyd (8) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Margot Boyd
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Election Platform

Produced by the Current Affairs Election Campaign unit

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Rodchenko
11.50 Arts Review: Why Voltaire?
12.10 am Music Interlude

: Putting it Through the Gate

Letter to Brezhnev and My
Beautiful Laundrette are two of the most successful British exports to America. But neither film was 'conventionally' produced. Young, established film-makers discuss aspects of modern production, from developing a script through to final shooting.
Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Chris Bernard
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi.
Unknown: Brian Gilbert
Unknown: Simon Relph.
Unknown: Simon Perry.
Unknown: Conny Templeman
Unknown: Rupert Walters
Unknown: Miriam Schmir
Producer: Ed Thomason.

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Radio History The Tudor World (RV) and at
12.50 The Tudor World 1: Court and Kingship Presenter DR DAVID STARKEY (R) (e)


Presenter: Dr David Starkey

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