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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Andrew McLellan

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Phil Longman
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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Phil Longman
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Four Suspense Stories



Unknown: Frederick Forsyth

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor KEN VASS
(Re-broadcast next Monday)
If you 've come across an issue which you believe deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts, BBC. London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Natural History Programme

In a special Kenyan edition
Fergus Keeling talks to Daphne Sheldrick about how she plays surrogate mother to a two-month-old baby elephant and comes face to face with a man-eating crowned eagle. Producer MILES BARTON BBCBristol


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Daphne Sheldrick

: Rebels

The last of six programmes Jack Kerouac : Writer
He was suddenly aware of the sound of language and got swimming in the seas of sound.
He was the precursor of the revolution of the 1980s.
Strangely, that revolution has retreated, but 'On the Road' keeps on being read.
He has been called the patron saint of the American Beat
Generation. His life and writing were, to that generation, a symbol of rejection of Eisenhower's America. Kerouac went from college football hero to self-destructive alcoholic: 'a man on the run' his friend
Lucien Carr called him. But, in that retreat, he made at least one novel that challenged, and continues to challenge, the way in which we see the world. Presented by Hugh Sykes Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Alan Ginsberg
Unknown: Lucien Carr
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Researcher Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte (r)

: Morning Story

Two More Eliza Stories by \BARRY PAIN
Read by Leon Sinden producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland


Stories By: Barry Pain
Read By: Leon Sinden
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: Tales of the Loch

Bruce Sandison talks of fishing, wildlife and history with Christopher Lowell. 5: Northumberland
It is south of the Border now but once this ancient kingdom stretched from the Humber to the Forth, and it does have lochs, spelt loughs.


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell.

: The State Opening of Parliament

The traditional ceremony in which HM The Queen opens a new session of Parliament and formally announces the recently elected Government's plans for the future.
John Hosken describes the arrival of the Royal Procession at the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The speech from the throne by HM The Queen is followed by an assessment of its political implications by Brian Curtois. Producer CAROLINE ELUOT


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Brian Curtois.
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 25 to: [address removed]Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: My Word!

A panel game devised byTONYSHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden.
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Barry's Bathtime Boats Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow
Teresa McLean makes a habit of unusual pursuits: she is the only woman to have a blue from
Oxford and Cambridge, she is a cricket umpire for both men's and women's matches, and she regularly reports on cricket for a national newspaper. Serial:
No More than Human (10)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Introduced By: Teresa McLean

: The Afternoon Play

Why Didn't They Warn Williams? by ANGELA SEWELL based on a true story of the First World War
The effect of total isolation on the human mind can be devastating. The awareness of such a possibility will advance slowly on a young mind.
Natural resilience will manifest itself in an initial optimism that the situation can be reversed - particularly if such a situation had never been envisaged....
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
• HEAR THIS! page 17


Directed By: Graham Gauld
Private Williams: Alaric Cotter
Madame: Pauune Letts
Angele: Deborah Makepeace
Madame Laurent: Margot van Der Burgh
Louis: Lewis Stringer
Johnny: John Samson
Annie: Susie Brann
Mother: Julie Berry
Father: Fraser Kerr
Bruno: Steve Hodson
Officer: David Goodland
NCO: Tim Reynolds
Lt Drake: Kim Wall
Psychiatrist: Manning Wilson

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme, which this week includes news of books available on cassette. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Michael Woodhead continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Michael Woodhead

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
PhilArcher ': *"norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The Arab World

An eight-part series presented by the outgoing BBC Middle East Correspondent Gerald Butt.
4: The Palestinians
The Palestinian issue is at the heart of the Middle East crisis and acts of violence are frequently committed in its name. Today more than a million Palestinians live in Israeli-occupied territory or in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. But what exactly do the Palestinians want and why, nearly 40 years after the creation of Israel, do they still speak and act with such passion?
Producer ALAN WILDING (e)
('Get By in Arabic' next Sunday
5.30pm VHFIFM)


Unknown: Gerald Butt.
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: What Will the Dance Do?

Britons were urged to 'Go to it!' in 1940, and Turner Layton sang of 'Mr Brown of London Town', who had a job to do. Harry Roy wondered when he'd see a banana again, but nightingales were singing in Berkeley Square. Garard Green,
Duys Price and Paul Garnault recapture the spirit of the Home Front, with the help of popular songs of the period.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS. BBC Wales


Unknown: Turner Layton
Unknown: Mr Brown
Unknown: Harry Roy
Unknown: Paul Garnault
Produced By: Herbert Williams.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0 am to 5. Opm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Live broadcasting is an unpredictable profession which has faced Cliff Morgan , for one, with some totally unexpected situations. This evening, he is reminded of some of those moments which have been captured in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Sally Lunn

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: A Book at Bedtime

The Songlines (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Popular Culture (5)
11.50 Popular Culture (6)

: News

followed by an interlude

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