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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 6 45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Nicely Nurdled, Sir!

Two centuries of cricketing prose, poetry and anecdote narrated in ten parts 10: Close of Play

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Susan George in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Susan George
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Don't Tell by JANE COLES
Read by Fiona Mathieson Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Fiona Mathieson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; The Lord is my shepherd (BBC HB 480);
Psalm 139; Mark 6, vv 7-13, 30-32; Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148) Stereo

: The Friday Feature

MCC - Cricket's House of Lord's The Marylebone Cricket Club has been a private club with a public function for 200 years now. Although it has relinquished its benign dictatorship over the game, it is still a powerful influence on it, not least in its guardianship of the laws.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins looks at MCC's history, which is the story of the game itself, at its characters, its mystique and its role today.
(Re-broadcast next Tuesday. You can also hear a shortened version today at
1.10pm on Radio 3)


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

The last of six programmes The Peacocks of Trebizond
Fred Basnett and the vintage
Alvis are nearing journey's end. It is still 1961. Do the peacocks exist? Are there towers?
Certainly everyone he meets now wants to be photographed. But small boys send him on his way with stones.


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: You and Yours

John Howard with the latest news and advice for consumers For information about this week 's programme. write for Factsheet No 33, [address removed]. Please send sae


Unknown: John Howard

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone is in the director's seat again as he hosts another reel of the quiz that puts 'stars in your ears'. Returning after a week's intermission are
Peter Noble , Marianne Stone
Dick Vosburgh and Sylvia Syms Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALLand PHILSWERN Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo


Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Marianne Stone
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Jeremy Pascalland

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

TONY AITKEN reads The Trimble Town Band's Playgroup Visit Stereo


Unknown: Tony Aitken

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from the North East by Julia Shaw
The Twins and the Yeti Man
Alex and Thomas Parkinson , 1987 Young Travellers of the Year, relive the excitement of their four-month expedition in the Himalayas. In Nepal the 11-year-old twins met a Sherpa who once came face-to-face with an abominable snowman. Back home in Yorkshire they treasure two hairs.... which came from the scalp of a Yeti. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East Serial:
Charters and Caldicott (7)


Unknown: Thomas Parkinson

: Persuasion

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised in three parts by MICHELENE WANDOR
3: Friendly Persuasion
Louisa Musgrove has become engaged to Captain Benwick and Anne Elliot dares to hope that Captain Wentworth's affections might, once again, be hers.
Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons, C1810) played by KENNETH MOBBS
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Pebble Mill Stereo


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Louisa Musgrove
Unknown: Anne Elliot
Piano: William Rolfe
Played By: Kenneth Mobbs
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Anne Elliot: Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth: Tim Brierley
Jane Austen: Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot: Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove: Alister Musgrove
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Lady Russell: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Smith: Carole Boyd
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Captain Harville: Paul Alexander

: News

: American Eyes

Six lives and six perspectives of North America emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 3: Alice Walker
I think I'm becoming an ecstatic in my old age....
Poet and novelist Alice Walker reflects on personal struggle and happiness amid cultural upheaval and a threatened world.
Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Alice Walker
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Nick Worrall and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: David Symonds

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you the customer. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: With Great Pleasure

I wish I could have sung tenor, or been as good as Nureyev in the ballet - that would have been a talent. But to remember the Latin names of plants ...
The botanist David Bellamy presents, before an audience in the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, a selection of his favourite poetry and prose. Readers DINSDALE LANDEN and MICHELE DOTRlCE Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Brian Patten

: Stop Press

Glyn Worsnip casts a critical eye over this week's newspapers.


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents an edition from the 1987 Edinburgh International Festival, including exhibitions of contemporary Soviet and Scottish art; Henze's comic opera The English Cat, and highlights from the Fringe. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

In Custody (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Aspects of the Fringe

The second of two programmes of songs, sketches and stand-up - a selection of the best of the 1987 Edinburgh International
Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club.
Compered by Dave Cohen Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Dave Cohen
Producer: David Tyler

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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