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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London with Brian Redhead at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Earth to Earth

Part 3

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Not so much after dinner conversation as kitchen table chat.
Producer LIZ BANO Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones and his team Fred Downham
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Sid Robertson visit Perthshire to answer gardening queries put by members of the Abernethy Horticultural Society. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefax page 287


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Primed by GAIL L ROGERS Read by Colum Convey Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Colum Convey

: Daily Service

NEM p9; We plough the fields
(BBC HB 444); Psalm 89: Luke 11, vv 5-12; Praise, 0 praise our God and King (BBC HB 441) Stereo

: You the Jury

Third in a series of four debates To achieve equal opportunity there should be positive discrimination favouring racial minorities
Chairman Dick Taverne , qc Proposer Rudi Narayan ,
President of the Society of Black Lawyers of England and Wales
Opposer Teddy Taylor , mp Researcher SHEENA MACKENZIE Producers NICK UTECHIN and JEAN SNEDEGAR


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Proposer Rudi Narayan
Unknown: Teddy Taylor
Unknown: Sheena MacKenzie
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (3) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Secret of the Maya 1: Excavations Written by DAVID SHEPPARD Presented by KIM CLIFFORD Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 13: Sister Goose adapted and told by SUSANNA STEELE. Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner
3: With a Can 't-Catch-Me by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)


Written By: David Sheppard
Presented By: Kim Clifford
Told By: Susanna Steele.
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell.

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure,
Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Buckley

: Kingsley Amis Sextet

A season of plays adapted from his short stories Moral Fibre dramatised by JOHN SCOTNEY John Lewis , the Welsh librarian, who also appears in That Uncertain Feeling, tangles with a social worker who is determined to rescue a young girl from a life of sin, whether or not she wishes to be saved.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (All the Blood within Me: next Sunday)


Dramatised By: John Scotney
Dramatised By: John Lewis
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
John Lewis: Sion Tudor Owen
Jean Lewis: Julie Berry
Mair Webster: Thelma Wieteley
Betty Arnulfsen: Victoria Carling
Bent Arnulfsen: Steve Hodson
Mrs Davies: Jennifer Piercey
Emrys: Simon Cuff
Eira: Susan Sheridan

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and the Red Bike Stereo (R)
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. (Ring Freefone [number removed] during the programme or between 7.00and 8. 00pm for informa tion on chances and opportunities)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Muriel Gray

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Guest of the Week: Baroness Tessa Blackstone,
Master of Rirkbeck College. London University Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: The Afternoon Play

The Old Ladies at the Zoo by DAVID ASHTON
Joint prize-winner radio TIMES Drama Awards 1985 with Peggy Mount as Bruno and Liz Smith as Lily
Every Monday they go to the zoo. On one particular Monday they have something rather important to say to each other. Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peggy Mount
Unknown: Liz Smith
Directed By: Jane Morgan

: Time for Verse

The Poetry of Place
In the first of six programmes
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill uncovers hidden yet vital traditions of Irish poetry from the 12th century until the present day. Readers MAIRE NI GHRAINNE
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland

: News

: File on 4

Britain the dirty man of Europe? Why does Britain have such a low reputation in Europe for taking care of the environment?
Max Easterman reports. Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Take It to the Top
October is National Jazz Month. Is there a depth of unrecognised talent which this month's celebrations will bring into the spotlight or is the much heralded 'jazz revival' more the product of persuasive marketing?
Paul Allen sounds out young voices in British jazz as they pursue both new music and new audiences.
Producer JOHN GOltDIE


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Goltdie

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

with CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by ROB GITTINS Cast for the week:
Barn Dance Band: MICK PEAT (banjo)
PHILIP LANGHAM (fiddle) BARRY COOPE (melodeon) BARRY RENSHAW (drums) BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Rob Gittins
Unknown: Philip Langham
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
ShulaHebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Rerry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Prithcard: Felicity Finch
Helen Archer: Frances Graham
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Bunny Hare: Bernard Brown

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: About Face

Nods and Winks and Wreathed Smiles
Three programmes in which Peter Evans looks on as scientists examine that most precious thing, the human face. 1: The face as protagonist in the epic of human life
● FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am LW)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Captain's Court Case by ANNE FINE Stereo

: Down the Market

Stow-on-the-Wold In the first of three programmes, Allan Smith visits the famous horse fair at Stow-on-the-Wold, an important fixture in the gypsy calendar and a must for horse dealers and horse lovers for miles around.


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 3: A Bank Fraud

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: All Night Long

A documentary compiled by Peter Jukes
The highlight of Devon Fagan 's week is Saturday night when he goes to a disco with his mates.
This young carpenter, who lives in Tottenham, prepares for a night out with extraordinary thoroughness.
With Devon Fagan , the manager, the barman, the disc-jockey, the lighting man, the bouncer at the Camden
Palace - and some of the girls who frequent it.
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Jukes
Unknown: Devon Fagan
Unknown: Devon Fagan
Producer: John Theocharis.

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments The Arabl Israeli Conflict Stereo (e)

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