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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Brian Wilson

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Phil Longman
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Phil Longman
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 4

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
If you 've come across an issue which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts.
BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools An African Harvest by FAY SAMPSON Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Booktime With GEORGE LAYTON (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Mrs Olliphant 's Travelling Fair 1: A Fieldful of Fun! Storyteller PAUL COPLEY Written and produced by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About Mandy Likes the Mud by VICKY IRELAND (e)
10.20 Discovery Our Senses l:Ears Written by FIONA SHORE Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Escape from Puzzle Prison byJOHNTAYLOR Stereo (e)


Unknown: Fay Sampson
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Mrs Olliphant
Produced By: Alan Lambert
Written By: Fiona Shore
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway
At Britain's first hedgehog hospital, there are at any one time over 100 prickly patients recovering from a variety of injuries, from a close encounter with a car, to the battle scars from a confrontation with a rhino
Producer TIM HAINES. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Tim Haines.

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Read by Mark Mulholland Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Mark Mulholland

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers Talk GRAHAM TAYAR talks to leading educational specialists on the new National Curriculum about matters of concern to teachers in schools and colleges. 1: The Government View ANGELA RUMBOLD. mp. Department of Education and Science (e)
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Producer JULIA BROOKE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A 4WW Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Stories from Our Street 1: 0 Yiannakos (RV) (R)(e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Chocolate Cake Written and read by MICHAEL ROSEN (R) (e)


Unknown: Angela Rumbold.
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Producer: Julia Brooke
Read By: Michael Rosen

: Analysis

: Australia Bound

In 1864, Richard Watt sailed for Brisbane on the full-rigged Young Australia. Joan Leach introduces extracts from Watt's diary of the 14-week voyage...
WithPearceQuigley as Richard Watt
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Richard Watt
Unknown: Richard Watt
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Hoax!

Leslie Thomas
Maureen Lipman and Frank Thornton tell the stories.
Tim Brooke-Taylor , you, and the studio audience, try to spot the lie.
Produced EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo (R)


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced: Edward Taylor

: 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 Christabel's 's Grandad Stereo
2.05 Looking at Nature Autumn Activity (RV) Pupils at Steyning Primary School, West Sussex, work on their autumn nature projects. ASTLEY JONES reports on these primary science teaching ideas. Producer MIKE HOWARTH Stereo (R) (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! Spiff the Spider Storyteller jo MANNING WILSON Written by ANN BRYANT Producer SARA STRANGE Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Make Believe by GARETH OWEN Producer PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (1) by DEREK FARMER Producer PETER HUTCHINGS Stereo (e)


Unknown: Wendy Craig
Producer: Mike Howarth
Written By: Ann Bryant
Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Paddy Bechely
Producer: Peter Hutchings

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Sick as a Parrot
Jenny Stuart looks back over 70 years of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, and considers its role today with the help of veterinary officers past and present.
Serial: Prenez Garde (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenny Stuart

: The Afternoon Play

Across the Ferry by TED MOORE
Three people have dreams: Alec of a job and a greenhouse; Jane of a trip beyond the harbour entrance; Sid of working as a skipper again. Perhaps the tug Henrietta will provide an answer for all of them.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Moore
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Alec: Christian Rodska
Jane: Denise Welch
Sid: Arthur Blake
RobbO: Ronald Herdman
Boatman: Adrian Stokes

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Sandra Boler and Arthur Marshall to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Sandra Boler
Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Education Specials

Two live debates introduced by Gerry Northam
1: Education - the Choices
A wider choice for parents is one of the aims of the forthcoming Education Bill.
But are the choices it offers real ones for everybody, and will they help improve standards? From Solihull, site of the first proposed City Technology College, an audience at
Whitesmore School discuss their views with some of the people who have most influenced current educational thinking. Researcher DAVID HAGGIE


Introduced By: Gerry Northam
Unknown: David Haggie
Producer: Christopher Stone

: A Woman's Place

2: At Home
Jenny Danks talks to a variety of women - and the occasional man - about how they organise their lives at home, at play and at work.
This week she finds out who feels guilty when the socks aren't washed, how lack of orange juice could lead to divorce, and why there are no books on how to tie shoelaces.


Talks: Jenny Danks

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Barry Fantonl's Chinese Horoscopes

For the peoples of the East, an individual's animal sign, dictated by the year of birth, plays a central role in the formation of their relationships. With help from the BBC's
Sound Archives and comments from the Beverley Sisters, two roosters and a horse,
Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of this ancient oriental game. Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Barry Fantoni
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
9: In Mao Zedong 's Bed Stereo


Unknown: Mao Zedong

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Enterprise

: Open University

11.30 Popular Culture
11.50 Romantic Poetry: Shelley
12.10am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 3
12.30 Seamus Heaney (RV) Compiled by FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY and at 12.50 Poetry and the Industrial Landscape (RV) by DAVID SELF. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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