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: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday , with analyses of the 1987 General Election
6.0, 7.0 8 Today's News ReadbyPETERDONALDSON
6.25 Prayer for the Day withBISHOPJOSEPHDEVINE
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
640*, 7.40* Today's Papers
6.47* Business News With PETER DAY
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with JOHN INVERDALE
7.47 Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: With Great Pleasure

You can't be a Scotsman and not admire Shakespeare - even if the famous play with the unlucky title did persecute my childhood with endless jokes....
The poet George Macbeth presents, before an audience in the library of Sir Walter Scott 's house at Abbotsford. a selection of favourite poetry and prose. Readers ROSE MACBAIN and JOHN SHEDDEN
Producer Steno


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: John Shedden

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday 6.15 pm)
Send your letters to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: 20th-century Sex

(Broadcaston Tuesday at 8.30pm)

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Gracious spirit
(BBC HB 153); Gloria in excelsis
Deo- Ephesians 4, w 1-7, 11-14, I heard the voice of Jesus say (BBC hb 143). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Explorers (e)
11.20 Playtime Wet and Dry Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop An Odd Odyssey (6) Full performance by EDWARD KELSEY and PETER HUTCIUNGS Stereo (e)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Election 87

Brian Redhead and Susannah Simons continue Radio 4's General Election coverage with results from Northern Ireland and other constituencies where the count doesn't take place until today.
A panel of experts - including
John Lloyd , Editor of the New Statesman; Robin Oakley ,
Political Editor of The Times; Peter Riddell , Political Editor of the Financial Times; and Michael Osborne , Chief
Economist at stockbrokers
Kleinwort Grieveson - discuss the possible make-up of the next Government and the problems facing it.
And, of course, there will be discussion with the political winners and losers. VHF/FM joins at 12.0


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Robin Oakley
Unknown: Peter Riddell
Unknown: Michael Osborne

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

An everyday story of towering genius written by SUE LIMB
A further six episodes of the soap opera set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.
2 October, 1799: Domestic bliss is enhanced by the arrival of John Sheets. Views are exchanged on the desirability of the married state. And a game of cricket is proposed....
Music by STEPHEN OLIVER performed by cantabile


Written By: Sue Limb
Unknown: John Sheets.
Music By: Stephen Oliver
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead
: Dorothy Wordsmith
Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow
John Sheets: Nicky Henson
Stinking Iris: Miriam Margolyes
Leechpedler: Chris Emmett
Mary Wordsmith: Iris-Gemma Morlay

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Let's Play it Again Presented by JANE HARDY and JOE DUNLOP. Stereo (R)
2.5 Let's Join In Yashka and the Witch (Russian folk tale) (R) (e)
2.25 Popalong With ROY CASTLE
6: Funky Chicken (e)
2.40 In the Picture With MURIEL GRAY
6: Designing a Message (rv) by BARRY CARMAN (e)


Presented By: Jane Hardy
Presented By: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Barry Carman

: Election 87

Continuing the General Election coverage

: Ann Veronica


: News

: The Local Network

Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up the BBC's network of Local Radio stations to look at the flower power of the 1980s.
Garden Festivals - A Landscape on the Blot?
Liverpool started it, Stoke followed.... and now Glasgow and Gateshead are planning their own Garden Festivals. The events are promoted as a way to regenerate rundown urban areas. But are the benefits perennial, or do they fade away? Producer GLYN JONES
BBC North East


Unknown: David Clayton
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs and the team Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

Written by GINNY HOLE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Ginny Hole
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Willie Rushton Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Willie Rushton
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Any Questions?

Included among this week's panellists are: The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson and Paddy Ashdown The programme comes from Norwich
Chairman John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Inheritance

Father and Daughter
The actress JiU Balcon talks to June Knox-Mawer about the difficult relationship she had with her father, the film producer Sir Michael Balcon , and describes how. after many confrontations, they were reconciled in the last years of his life.


Talks: Jiu Balcon
Producer: Sir Michael Balcon
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

An American in London
Hove his music and I'm grateful he's written it, because there are moments in my life when it's been an enormous comfort and joy for me.
Michael Tilson-Thomas , who takes up the post of Principal Conductor of the London
Symphony Orchestra, has long been a champion of George Gershwin. Later this month he commemorates the 50th anniversary of Gershwin's death with an ambitious festival at London's Barbican Centre. Michael Berkeley talks to him about his musical discoveries in the Gershwin family archives, and his performances of some of the most popular music of this century.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast next Monday)
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Michael Tilson-Thomas
Unknown: George Gershwin.
Talks: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield Read by Eileen Atkins


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Read By: Eileen Atkins
Producer: Clare Taylor

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 The State and Economic Intervention
11.50 Differentiation in Action
12.10 am Music interlude

: Week Ending L W

A satirical review of the past week's news and events with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace , and Jon Glover
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25 pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Stuart Silver
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Steve Punt
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Alison Renshaw
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Kevin Mandry.
Unknown: Ged Parsons
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History: The Tudor World Presented by DR DAVID STARKEY
12.30 4: The Church (R) (e) and at 12.50 5: Towns, Cities and Capital (R) (e)


Presented By: Dr David Starkey

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