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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV PHILIP RODERICK BBC Wales. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe in London and Peter Hobday at the Social Democratic Party Conference in Portsmouth
6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* ThoughtfortheDay

Contributors

Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

with Gigi Callander

Contributors

Unknown: Gigi Callander

: Missing Persons

by DAVID COOK abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Patricia Routledge 6: The Prodigal. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Patricia Routledge

: News

: Noel Edmonds' Awayday

lands among the stripped pine scatter cushions of Hebden Bridge.
Special guest GeoffLove,
Musical Director and regulars Stephen Pile and Steve Brown
Producers IAN STRACHAN and JULIE SIMMONS. BBC Manchester
(Tickets in advance from the box office of the Cinema. Hebden Bridge)
(Tomorrow the BBC Radio Orchestra plays music by Geoff Love to celebrate his70thbirthdayat7.35pmonRadio2)

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Pile
Unknown: Steve Brown
Producers: Ian Strachan
Producers: Julie Simmons.
Music By: Geoff Love

: Cat's Whiskers

It's almost time for Bernard and P.J. to be collected from their desert island.
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 SUTCLIFF
The programme also includes a quiz a competition, a feature by Roger Worsley and an interruption from Jonathan Kydd.
Story-line by chris CURRY
Taking part BERNARD CRIBBINS
EDWARD DE SOUZA. SALLY EDWARDS CUFF HOWELLS. ALED JONES
IAIN JONES. JAMES
LAURENSON JENNY LUCKRAFT. DAVID MICHAELS STEVEN RENDALL
KENNETH ALAN TAYLOR
JAMES TOMUNSON. PETER WHEELER and HELEN WORTH
Producer CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo

Contributors

Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Rosemary Sutcliff
Unknown: Roger Worsley
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Sally Edwards
Unknown: Iain Jones.
Unknown: Laurenson Jenny Luckraft.
Unknown: Michaels Steven Rendall
Unknown: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Unknown: James Tomunson.
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Caroline Smith

: Daily Service

from St Ann 's Church, Manchester led by CANON NOEL VINCENT with the CHURCH CHOIR
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309);
Come, my way, my truth, my life (Harker)
Reading: I Kings 19, w 9-13 Organist GRAHAM ECCLES
Musical Director RONALD FROST BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: St Ann
Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Organist: Graham Eccles
Director: Ronald Frost

: Down the River

Stereo

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Readers ELIZABETH BELL and ANTHONY HYDE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristoL Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR

Contributors

Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Readers: Elizabeth Bell
Readers: Anthony Hyde
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 or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

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

Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 6.30pm)

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

LIZA GODDARD reads Abigail's Bouncing Boots by MOIRA MILLER Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Moira Miller

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant Good Morning Everyone....
The phrase that used to echo through every school at the start of assembly. Now that the government is considering dropping the statutory requirement, Anna Grayson looks at how that act of worship is being interpreted in today's multi-cultural society. Story:
The Blush and Other Stories by ELIZABETH TAYLOR abridged by JACK SINGLETON Read by Sara Squires 2: The True Primitives

Contributors

Introduced By: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Anna Grayson
Stories By: Elizabeth Taylor
Abridged By: Jack Singleton
Read By: Sara Squires

: The Afternoon Play

Prize Winners Mischief
Winner of the 1987 Sony Radio Award for Best Drama Production from a novel by BEN TRAVERS adapted by PETER KING
When a middle-aged, rather stodgy businessman marries a bright young thing half his age, the last thing he should do is neglect her.... if he does he risks mischief in his marriage.
Music composed and played by ED WELCH (piano) with RON ASPERY Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Novel By: Ben Travers
Adapted By: Peter King
Piano: Ed Welch
Unknown: Ron Aspery
Directed By: Peter King.
Reggy: Freddie Jones
Elly: Melinda Walker
Henry: Ian Lavender
Diana: Penelope Wilton
Louise: Anne Jameson
Willy: Richard Vernon
Algy: Brett Usher
Mrs Easy: Elizabeth Bell
Berty: Trevor Nichols
Rector: Peter Howell
Mr Hole: George Parsons
Muriel: Alex Marshall
Miss Frisby: Sheila Grant
Henley Set.............: Piercey ..Natasha
Henley Set.............: Jennifer Pyne
Henley Set.............: Francis Middleditch

: Kaleidoscope

J. G. Ballard , in conversation with Colin McCabe , talks about his bleak visions of the future, the influence of the past and his forthcoming book.

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Ballard
Talks: Colin McCabe

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS
Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world
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Contributors

Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Radio Active

It Was 20 Years Ago Last Tuesday
Join a cosmic journey back to the halcyon days of the late 60s - a time of peace, love and rampant drug abuse - to celebrate the release of a record which was a milestone in musical history, thus making it rather difficult to play.
With being-in love-children Anna Daptor
(HELEN ATKINSON WOOD)
Mike Channel (ANGUS DEAYTON ) Martin Brown
(MICHAEL FENTON STEVENS )
Mike Flex (GEOFFREY PERKINS ) Nigel Pry (philip POPE)
Written by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON
Music and certain substances scored by STEVE BROWN and PHILIP POPE
OrganicaUy produced by DAVID TYLER
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Daptor
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Martin Brown
Unknown: Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Philip Pope
Produced By: David Tyler

: 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 4: Oliver Stone

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Oliver Stone

: Science Now

: The Monday Play

The Glass Extension by JENNIFER PHILLIPS
Astrid longs for more space around her so she can escape from the presence of her teenage son, but when the bank refuse her the money to build an extension there seems only one option.... steal it.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Astrid: With Nicola Pagett
Paul: And Douglas Hodge
Bank manager: John Baddeley
Laura: Deborah Makepeace
Desmond: Paul Gregory
Jacques: Brian Hewlett
WPC Simons: Victoria Carling
PC Hart: Stephen Tompkinson

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass, take the opportunity to remove their tail-coats, loosen their bow-ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire. Featuring
Bryan Allen (trumpet)
Andy Culshaw (trumpet) Stephen Roberts (horn) Simon Hogg (trombone) Owen Slade (tuba)
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Another programme next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Allen
Unknown: Andy Culshaw
Horn: Stephen Roberts
Horn: Simon Hogg
Unknown: Owen Slade
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope

Jeremy Isaacs , who has been in charge of Channel Four since it started, leaves next year to take over at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Television and opera both have money problems, creative tensions and endeavour to satisfy critical audiences. In conversation with Robert Hewison , Jeremy Isaacs talks about his policies, the relationship between broadcasters and the public and the future for television with new technologies and ways of funding.
Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Robert Hewison
Talks: Jeremy Isaacs
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Moon and the Bonfire byCESAREPAVESE translated by LOUISE SINCLAIR abridged in ten parts by DOREEN MAHON
Read by Sean Barrett (1)
After many years in America, Anguilla returns to his native
Italian village and slowly pieces together his early life. Looking at the lives and often violent fates of the villagers, he sets their poverty against the beauty of the landscape.
Producer JEREMY MORTIMER

Contributors

Translated By: Louise Sinclair
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: The World Tonight

Presented by Stuart Simon including special coverage by Sally Hardcastle from the Social Democratic Party Conference in Portsmouth

Contributors

Presented By: Stuart Simon
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle

: Sergeant Pepper

A Splendid Time Was Guaranteed for All
Anne Nightingale concludes a two-part celebration of the Beatles' LP, described as the greatest pop album ever made. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 1)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Nightingale

: Open University

11.30 French 18th-century Art
11.50 Hazlitt as Literary Critic

: News

followed by an interlude








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