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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Fr John McCullagh
6.25 Prayer for the Day


Presenter: Fr John McCullagh

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe in London with Peter Hobday at the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Augustus Carp Esa

abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Harold Innocent (10)


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Harold Innocent

: News

: Desert island Discs

Joanna Lumley in conversation with Michael Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: A Fine Spun Portrait

'The river quickens me, when I am far away, to think of it.
I am absurdly fascinated by it. It beckons and consoles ...
I see the early sun glint on its first narrow pools and am at peace and at home.'
Fishing a Highland Stream - A Love Affair with a River Michael Hordern reads the second of three extracts from JOHN INGUS HALL'S classic
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: John Ingus
Producer: John Knight.

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Aren't Plums Cheap? by PAT JOHNS
Read by William Eedle Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM,P 54; Come down, O love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 95; Acts 2 vv 1-11; Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148)

: For Schools

11.00 Advanced Level History Using Documentary Sources: Red Clydeside 1918 Presented by MURDOCH RODGERS (R)(e)
11.40 Sounds Inventive Stage 2
5: ... and All That Jazz Written and presented by REG FLETCHER. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Murdoch Rodgers
Presented By: Reg Fletcher.

: The Friday Feature

The Countryside in Autumn Mollie Harris presents a seasonal selection from the countryside of Britain. There s a trip south to the Isles of Scilly to discover how plant life was affected by last winter's bad weather and north to find out about life on a Scottish island. Also, a report on the movements of deer and songs from the Hampshire countryside.
Producer CAROLINE ELUOT (Re-broacast next Tuesday)


Unknown: Mollie Harris
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: Vietnam Remembered

The Fratricides
At the height of the American war in Vietnam, between 1968 and 1970, Roger Martin was political officer in the British Embassy in Saigon.
In the last of three talks, he recalls some of the people he met and places he visited in those three turbulent years.


Unknown: Roger Martin

: You and Yours Calls to Account

with John Howard
British Gas, privatised in 1986, has 17 million customers. Ron Probert , Managing Director of Marketing, answers listeners' concerns. For information about this week’s programme, write for Factsheet No 37, [address removed]Please send sae


Unknown: Ron Probert

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone loads the last reel of the movie quiz that puts 'stars in your ears'.
The all-star cast this week is Dinah Sheridan
Jeremy Hanley , Jenny Hanley and Dick Vosburgh Written and devisedoy


Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Jeremy Hanley
Unknown: Jenny Hanley
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Jeremy Pascalland
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner TONY AITKEN reads Wriggly Worm Unlucky Day. Stereo
2.00 Books, Plays, Poems Trust by LYNNE REID BANKS. Stereo (e)
2.30 Science for All Up, Up and Away Balloons and jets and yaw 'n' roll. JoinsTEVEBLACKNELL up in the clouds. Written by TONY JAMES (e) StereolBinaural The full binaural effect can be heard only through stereo headphones
2.50 Authentic German for GCSE 5: Am Telefon Compiled and presented by LOL BRIGGS and BRYAN GOODMAN STEPHENS (R) (e)


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Lynne Reid
Written By: Tony James
Presented By: Lol Briggs
Unknown: Bryan Goodman Stephens

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Mills , featuring the work of Ann Jellicoe , playwright and pioneer of the community play. Ann's dynamic work in a series of West Country towns has inspired dozens of other communities to dramatise their own history. With a cast of hundreds, from young children to octogenarians, the play can take over the town.
Producer MARY HARDIMAN BBC Bristol
Serial: Prenez Garde (4)


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Ann Jellicoe
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS dramatised in seven parts by BARRY CAMPBELL starring
4: The House at Auteuil While visiting Rome in February 1838, the Vicomte de Morcerf was kidnapped and held for ransom by bandits. His friend, Franz d'Epinay. immediately sought the help of the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, with the result that
Albert was set free. Albert, out of gratitude, has promised to introduce the Count into Parisian society.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Edmond Dantes: Andrew Sachs
Baron Danglars: Geoffrey Matthews
Le Comte de Morcerf: Steve Hodson
de Villefort: Nigel Anthony
La de Morcerf Comtesse: Melinda Walker
Maximillian Morrel: David Goudge
Albert de Morcerf: Jonathan Tafler
Chateau-Renaud: Stuart Organ
Lucien Debray: Brian Hewlett
Baroness Danglars: Margaret Wolfit
Eugenie Danglars: Anne Rosenfeld
Mme de Villefort: Sheila Grant
Major Cavalcanti: Tim Reynolds
Andrea Cavalcanti: David Goodland
Bertuccio: Stephen Thorne
Haydee: Andrea Kealy
Baptistin: Kim Wall

: News

: Doris's Boys

A story of a mother and her 50 sons.
In the Kent resort of Margate Doris Pargeter looks back on 25 years of providing a home for the men no one wanted. There was Ernie the kleptomaniac.... Peter the elephant man ... and the gypsy who wouldn't take his boots off in bed. 'I used to put my head in my hands,' says Doris, 'and ask what have I done!'
Narrator Gordon Cooper Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Narrator: Gordon Cooper
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Carole West continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

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


Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Any Questions?

Denise Robertson , author
The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine ,
Polly Toynbee , journalist and Joe Ashton , mp tackle the issues raised by the audience at Todmorden in West Yorkshire.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Stop Press

Ed Pearce casts a critical eye over this week's newspapers. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Ed Pearce
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast nert Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

The East is Read
In China Chairman Mao is renowned not only as a leader but as a poet. And his countrymen were writing historical novels as far back as the seventh century. In the light of this tradition, Christopher Cook talks to writers and translators to chart the long march of Chinese literature. And he asks what, after the recent political changes, is a quarter of the world likely to be reading now?
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Talks: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
5: Old Men Remember. Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment, including special coverage by Sally Hardcastle of the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate.


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle

: Delve Special

The last of four investigative reports
The Resurrection of St Jerome In 1986 a popular uprising on the Caribbean island of St Jerome ended the despotic rule of Felipe Delnazo.
David Lander examines the extravagant lifestyle of Delnazo and his wife Isabella and the events that led to his fall. Studio production by STEPHEN FRY assisted by BRENDA BLETHYN and ANDREW SACHS
Dramatic reconstructions by MARK ARDEN. ROBERT BATHURST and PHIL POPE
Research by TONY SARCHET
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Felipe Delnazo.
Unknown: David Lander
Production By: Stephen Fry
Assisted By: Brenda Blethyn
Assisted By: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Mark Arden.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Editor: Paul M A Yhew Archer

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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