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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers
Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA POW

Contributors

Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With THE REV LAN WHYTE BBC Wales. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday andSueMacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Bryan Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Missing Persons

by DAVID COOK abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Patricia Routledge 1: Apple Strudel
Hetty Wainthropp decides to enliven the declining years of her best friends by tracking down an abandoned child.
Delighted with her success in re-opening the deep old wounds of desertion and bigamy, Hetty embarks on a belated career as a private detective.
Producer ROBERT COOPER
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: David Cook
Read By: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Robert Cooper

: News

: Noel Edmonds' Awayday

explores the ancient walled city of Chester with regulars Stephen Pile and Steve Brown
Special guest: leisure park owner John Broome Producers IAN STRACHAN and JULIE SIMMONS BBC Manchester
(Ticlæts available from the box office of the Gateway Theatre, Chester)

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Pile
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: John Broome
Producers: Ian Strachan

: Cat's Whiskers

A desert island isn't a desert island without treasure.
P.J. has treasure on the mind as she insists on Bernard diving for pearls.
Bernard has his usual array of tapes, among which is a full dramatisation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dramatised by OLWEN WYMARK from
The Sword and the Circle by ROSEMARY SUTCUFF
The programme includes a quiz, a competition, a feature by Sarah Rowlands and an interruption from Jonathan Kydd.
Story-line by CHRIS CURRY Those taking part:
BERNARD CRBBINS , EDWARD DE SOUZA SALLY EDWARDS. JENNY HOWE
JAMES LAURENSON. JENNY LUCKRAFT DA VTD MICHAELS.
KENNETH ALAN TAYLOR
PETER WHEELER and HELEN WORTH Producer CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo

Contributors

Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Rosemary Sutcuff
Unknown: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Unknown: Chris Curry
Unknown: Bernard Crbbins
Unknown: Souza Sally Edwards.
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: James Laurenson.
Unknown: Jenny Luckraft
Unknown: Da Vtd Michaels.
Unknown: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Caroline Smith

: Daily Service

from St George 's Parish Church, Belfast Conducted by THE REV DAVID LAPSLEY ST GEORGE 'S SINGERS conducted by JONATHAN GREGORY Be thou my vision; Psalm 92; Rejoice, the Lord is King BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: St George
Unknown: David Lapsley
Unknown: St George
Conducted By: Jonathan Gregory

: Down the River

The third of four programmes in which Cliff Morgan journeys down the River Wye.
From the cathedral city of Hereford, with its large livestock market and cider-making factory, he travels to
Ross-on-Wye and hears the story of the 'man of Ross', before moving down river to the impressive ruins of the Norman castle at Goodrich.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol. Stereo.

Contributors

Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Readers Anthony Hyde and Elizabeth Bell
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Pkase! BBC. BristolBS82LR

Contributors

Readers: Charles Tomlinson
Readers: Anthony Hyde
Readers: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS if you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders orauthorities,writeto: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

A bit like last week. On the panel Willie Rushton, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden but Stephen Fry. In the Chair Humphrey Lyttelton
On the piano Colin Sell
Doing nothing Paul Spencer
(Stereo)
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 6.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Paul Spencer

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

BEN BAZELL reads Mr Antonio at the Supermarket by DAVID WILLMOTT Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Antonio
Unknown: David Willmott
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Language Nest is the name of a unique programme devised by the Maori people, who are making strenuous efforts to preserve their heritage. Jenni Cuffe reports from New Zealand.
Serial: Charters and Caldicott by STELLA BINGHAM abridged in 11 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Robin Bailey (8) Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY
(Music: Ravel's 'Five O'clock Foxtrot')

Contributors

Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenni Cuffe
Unknown: Stella Bingham
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Robin Bailey

: The Afternoon Play

Unto the Grave by JOHN PENN Stereo (R)

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents an edition from the 1987 Edinburgh
Festival, including exhibitions of contemporary Soviet and Scottish art; Henze's comic opera The English Cat; and highlights from the Fringe.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Carole West Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Quote... Unquote

Stereo

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: American Eyes

Six lives and six perspectives of North America emerge in conversation with Anne Brown. 3: Alice Walker

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Brown.
Unknown: Alice Walker

: S04

: The Monday Play

An Imaginary Friend bVGUYJENKIN
The Moon family seem reasonably normal, nothing really interrupting the flow of their daily routine. Then, suddenly, their young daughter presents them with a situation that opens eyes, closes mouths, and echoes from Basildon to the Vatican.
Directed by GERRY JONES Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Directed By: Gerry Jones
Mary Moon: Daryl Back
James Moon: Kim Wall
Mrs Jennifer Moon: Jennifer Piercey
Mr Terence Moon: John Hollis
Gran: Sheila Grant
Dr Anne Palmer: Shirley Dixon
The Rev Michael Roy: Sean Barrett
The Rev Jonathan Embling: Geoffrey Beevers
Cambodian girl: Zelah Clarke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Berkeley presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.3Opm)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

In Custody by ANITA DESAI abridged in ten parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Zia Mohyeddin (6)

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Zia Mohyeddin

: The World Tonight

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

Contributors

Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of France Records

: Open University

11.30 Hume and Smith on Religion
11.50 Realism and Interrogative Text

: News

followed by an interlude








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