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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Brian Wilson

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 3

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The pith of the week
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expert knowledge of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips from ■Gardeners' Question Time are displayed on Ceefax page 287.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Gardeners Question Time, BBC. POBox27, Manchester M601SJ.


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Read by David Ashford Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, pHO; Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC HB 366); Psalm 31; Ephesians 6, w 10-20; King of glory (BBC HB 325). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (1) Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Junior Drama What? 1: Taking Off by FIZ COLEMAN Presented by CRAWFORD LOGAN Producer JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 11: The White Crane by HELEN SMITH Storyteller HANNAH GORDON Producer ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner by CYNTHIA MITCHELL Producer MARY HAYDON Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Presented By: Crawford Logan
Producer: John Taylor
Unknown: Helen Smith
Storyteller: Hannah Gordon
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell
Producer: Mary Haydon

: You the Jury

The first of four debates in which issues of controversy and concern are put before an audience of jurors at the BBC's Paris Theatre.
The Able-Bodied Unemployed Should Workfor their Benefits Chairman Dick Taverne , qc Proposer
Lord Harris of High Cross, Chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs
Opposer Austin MitcheU, mp Reseacher SHEENA MACKENZIE Producers


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions, with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
This week: A Cup of Tea Leaves Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: James Mason The 'wicked man' you love to hate.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: James Mason
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner WENDY CRAIG reads Noisy Natalie and the Baby. Stereo
2.05 Wavelength Plus 16-19s The radio magazine on post-16 education and training, plus social issues and politics; plus personal problems; plus participation; plus presenters LAURA PENN. TERRY CHRISTIAN, MURIEL GRAY ; plus news; plus Open College; plus telephone referral service. Producer LYN CHAMPION (e) Ring Free/one [number removed] between
7.00 and 8. 00pm or during the programme, for information on courses, chances and opportunities.


Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Muriel Gray

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Right On?
With the arrival of the take-away pizza, the micro-chip and modern household appliances, women's days of domestic slavery are over. So say one group of new Conservative women - the libertarian feminists. As Jenny Cuffe discovers, they believe it's new industries, not new legislation, which hold the key to women's liberation.
Serial: Prenez Garde (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Lost Tune from Rangoon by HUGH JENKINS
Paul, today a distinguished statesman, looks back to the turbulent years immediately after the last war when he found himself in Burma, caught up personally in that country's dramatic struggle for independence.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Jenkins
Directed By: David Johnston
Paul, the Narrator: Hugh Jenkins
the young Paul: Stuart Organ
Aung San: David Yip
Sylvia: Natasha Pyne
Clement Attlee: Manning Wilson
Tom Driberg,: Simon Cuff
Miles Jeffrey: Paul Gregory
Colonel Smythe: Michael Deacon
Adjutant MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Chi Tun: Tariq Alibai

: Time for Verse

Dannie Abse presents seven programmes of poetry about music.
6: Reference Book
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Dannie Abse
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: Relative Values

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Mackerras's Version
Michael Oliver profiles Sir Charles Mackerras , a musician who specialises in 'seeking out the great works of unusual composers'. Particularly known for his research into the works of Handel and Janacek, last night he conducted the first performance of a new production of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers for
English National Opera. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continuedon VHF/FM5,50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Music by the Sea

In the last of eight programmes about the great days of music-making in British watering-places, Fritz Spiegl gathers together some of the loose ends, both historical and anecdotal. Reader JOHN WESTBROOK Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Reader: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Analysis

Life After Debt
Mexico's announcement, in 1982, that it couldn't keep up with its international debts triggered a crisis: the inability of debtor countries to repay their bank loans seemed to threaten the collapse of the world financial order. Five years later, it's still standing, though the volume of debt is greater than ever. On the eve of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, Peter Oppenheimer asks what kind of threat the debt problem poses now - and whether it can go on indefinitely.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.00am LW)


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Summit of Desire by JOHN P ROONEY Stereo


Unknown: John P Rooney

: A Fine-Spun Portrait

Michael Hordern reads the second of three extracts from JOHN INGLIS HALL'S classic
Fishing a Highland Stream - A Love Affair with a River.


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: John Inglis

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
8: Eating in Canton Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Music of the Renaissance

A series of six programmes 5: The Performers
'Their art was a fleeting one, lost the moment the performance stopped.'
Who were the performers and what rungs on the social ladder did they occupy?
Presenter John Milsom
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R) (e) For support notes send sae to: [address removed]


Presenter: John Milsom
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Open University

11.30 Rights and Wrongs of Modern Art
11.50 Policy Making in Education
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 3
12.30 The Bronte Sisters (RV) Script by BRIAN WILKS and at 12.50 Wordsworth (RV) Script by DR T. T MCCORMICK Stereo (R) (e)


Script By: Brian Wilks
Script By: Dr T. T McCormick

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