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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHNSTON MCKAY , the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent Editor JOLYON MONSON


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Johnston McKay
Editor: Jolyon Monson

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan 1787: riots in Louvain and Brussels, led by Van der Noot ; Princess Wilhemina of Holland arrested by Dutch insurgents near Gouda; the Marylebone
Cricket Club opens its innings. Happy Birthday!


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: van Der Noot
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. With Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles Carol Thatcher , Emma Freud and Jonathan Ross. Plus Victor Lewis Smith 's Look at Life Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
(Re-broadcast at 11. 0pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

joins five MPs for a political and personal tour around their constituencies. 4: Hereford
Conservative MP Colin
Shepherd talks to David Self about the cathedral town and the farming country of Hereford.


Unknown: David Self

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: David Powell

: On the Big Day

4: The Gooseberry Show
Since 1800 the first week in August has been set aside for the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, the culmination of a whole year of devotion to the planting, pampering, and protection of the big berry. The selection and the weighing-in of each gooseberry is the subject of this week's big day.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.5am)


Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Quote.... Unquote

The last programme in the series and a rare chance to hear It's 's Long Way to Tipperary sung in French by John Julius Norwich. Other guests include
Celia Haddon. Janet Suzman and Daniel Topolski
Devised, written and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer jo BUNTING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Unknown: Celia Haddon.
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The botanist David Bellamy presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose. Readers DINSDALE LANDEN and MICHELE DOTRICE. Stereo


Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Michele Dotrice.

: Second Edition

Only Connect ...
Gillian Reynolds and guests set out to discover how to make the right connections. Producers LUCY LUNT and PIPA BURSTON


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Afternoon Play

The Good Citizen Kyle by ALAN BERR1E with When Cormac Kyle becomes the sole police witness to a vicious political murder subsequent harrowing events indicate that his public duty as a good citizen is at odds with his family's safety, his employer's corporate ambitions and many of his fellow Irishmen's political beliefs.
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alan Berr1e
Unknown: Cormac Kyle
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Cormac Kyle: Sean Barrett
Fran: Sorcha Cusack
Grainne: Elizabeth Lindsay
TTish: Susan Sheridan
Inge: Miranda Forbes
Peadar: Norman Rodway
Jackie: Janene Possell
Colin: Alan Barry
Margot: Maggie Shevlin
Matt: Jim Norton
Emily: Kate Binchy
Aiden: Bosco Hogan
Kay: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Sean: Tony Doyle
Detta: Patricia Leventon
Tom: Mark Lambert
Nuala: Marcella O'Riordan
Mike: Michael Loughnan
Mary: Angela Harding
Liam: Adrian Dunbar
Detective: John Rogan
Det Inspector: P G Stephens
Superintendent: Harry Towb
Cassidy: Denys Hawthorne
Brennan: Walter McMonagle
Insurgents/Radio voices: Derek Halligan
Insurgents/Radio voices: Mark Mulholland
Insurgents/Radio voices: Ian McElhinney
Insurgents/Radio voices: John Hewitt
Insurgents/Radio voices: Desmond MacAleer

: Options

4.30 American Authors The last programme of the series in which BEL MOONEY presents portraits of the life and work of six American writers. Nathanael West (1906-40) 'A brilliant, savage, arresting writer' - that was Dorothy Parker 's opinion of the man remembered as a bitter recorder of the sordidness beneath the glamour of Hollywood in the 1930s. The Day of the Locust is a valuable record of that world. Readings by LOU HIRSCH Consultant DR MIKE WOOLF Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE (e)
5.0 More Than You Can Manage A series of five programmes about stress 1: Stress AttackJENNl MURRAY investigates the causes and consequences of stress, and visits London's Charing Cross Hospital, where patients recovering from heart attacks are taught to take control of their tensions. Plus advice from social psychologist DR TONY LAKE and Relax Now - the first part of PENNY YENDELL'S instant relaxation routine. Producer FRAN ACHESON (R) (e)
5.30 Franc-parler Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGORE CAREL Derniere emission: Communication Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT Realise par MICK WEBB (R) (e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, E795 from retailers


Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Dr Mike Woolf
Unknown: Jennl Murray
Unknown: Dr Tony Lake
Producer: Fran Acheson
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Gregore Carel

: S04

Science on 4
In the last programme in the series Geoff Watts selects highlights from recent research. With reports from Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis Producer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Living World

Nick Davies visits a population of sparrows in Nottingham where David Parkin has discovered that adultery is rife.


Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: David Parkin

: Aspects of the Fringe

A selection of the best of the 1987 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club.
Compered by Dave Cohen


Unknown: Dave Cohen

: News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Sports Round-up

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Face-to-face with Dr Anthony Clare is the comedian Ken Dodd reflecting on the most significant influences which have shaped his personality.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ken Dodd

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Unto The Grave

By John Penn, dramatised by Melville Jones.
When a body is found floating in the pool of a luxurious Cotswolds Hotel,
Superintendent Thorne is called in to investigate.
Directed by Martin Jenkins.
Stereo (R)
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.00pm)


Dramatised by: Melville Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Superintendent Thome: John Castle
his wife, Miranda: Tessa Worsley
John Kempton: Stephen Thorne
his wife, Rose: Diana Bishop
Tom Latimer: Jonathan Tafler
Polly Raven: Karen Ascoe
Vern Raven: James Goode
Mrs Fowler: Pauline Letts
Mr Fowler: Alan Dudley
Mrs Blair: Sheila Grant
Mr Blair: Tim Reynolds
Paul Kempton: Kim Wall
Helen Dearden: Eve Karpf
Roy Mortlake: John Hollis
Cassandra Gray: Jennifer Piercey
Canon Hurley: Peter Howell
Mrs Hurley: Rachel Gurney
Alice Hurley: Deborah Makepeace
Sergeant Abbott: Andrew Branch
DrBand: Gordon Reid
Margery Swinson: Jo Manning Wilson

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JUDITH ROLES. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles.

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 9: A Kind of Madness
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Myra Blyth. Stereo


Unknown: Myra Blyth.

: News

: The Village

In the first of six programmes, the people of Castle Carrock in Cumbria help David Bean to put together a picture of life in their village.
1: Carnival Time or A Damn Good Afternoon in the Sun Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
0 INFO: page 76


Unknown: David Bean

: Braden Beside Himself

with Bernard Braden This week:
Don Call Us, We V Call You Written by WILLIAM GOLDMAN
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 12.25pm)


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Written By: William Goldman
Written By: Nunally Johnson.
Written By: Garson Kanin
Unknown: Roger Parrish
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning '.s programme with at least 2.5 5 per cent extra)

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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