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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Sarah Montagu.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor 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 CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Charlotte Green

: Earth to Earth

Part 4

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice and sharp practice. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
Write to: Face the Facts. BBC, London WIA 4 WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Choices (2) by MICHAEL BARTLETT Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Haunting (2) by MARGARET MAHY adapted by zoe BAILEY (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Mrs Olliphant 's Travelling Fair 3: The Big Blue Bag Storyteller PAUL COPLEY With MAGGIE STEED as Mrs Olliphant. Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About: Turn on the Tap by KATHY HENDERSON (e)
10.20 Discovery Bravery and Courage 1: A Child of Courage by ELIZABETH PEIRCE Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Supercar 's Ghost Hunt 2: Headstone House by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Mrs Olliphant
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Mrs Olliphant.
Unknown: Kathy Henderson
Unknown: Elizabeth Peirce
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: Talkwaves Supercar
Unknown: John Taylor.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling
The pressure group BANG wants to ban things that go bump in the night. Not the spooky kind, but gas cannon bird-scarers which in some agricultural areas are so common they can become a servere noise nuisance. This week's programme explores the problem and looks at other more silent scarers. Producer TIM HAINES. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Tim Haines.

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is your money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

Mrs McLuckie Has a Visitor by DAVID CROOKS
Read by Paul Young


Read By: Paul Young
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

A Monopoly of Power
Problem for the Government and particularly the Secretary of State for Energy,
Cecil Parkinson : how to reassure a tetchily suspicious public that the imminent privatising of electricity isn't merely going to substitute a private for a public monopoly.
Solution: create new competitors for the old, nationalised giant. But how, who and where?
Mary Goldring reports on too much haste, too many questions, too few answers. producer DAVID MORTON


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk The New National Curriculum 3' SIR WILFRED COCKROFT , Chief Executive, Secondary Examinations Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A 4WW Message Machine 01 -[number removed]
11.30 Stories from Our Street 3: Peasie and Beansie (RV) (k)(e)
11.50 Listening and Reading The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER Read by MONA HAMMOND (R) (e)


Unknown: Sir Wilfred Cockroft
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Brenda Walker
Read By: Mona Hammond

: School Reports

The headmaster makes his first report to the governors of Bilton School.
A 'stalkory' (fact and fiction intertwined) written and read by Alex Ferguson.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Alex Ferguson.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry

starring with and Paul Sirr as Rod in Guilty Secrets
'She does have her sensitivities. And this.... for a woman ... any woman ... even my mother - I'd have thought it would strike at the whole image she has of her entire marriage.'
Written by SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Sirr
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper

: 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 Tap Tops Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Fruits and Seeds TIMMY MALLETT becomes a seed and learns how to leave home. Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! The Firefighters Storyteller JOE DUNLOP Written by JOHN GRIFFIN. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) / Wish My Granny Was a Witch (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (3) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Written By: John Griffin.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray The Shape of Things to Come
Are skirts going up, or coming down? Has feminine and floral finally given way to slick and snappy? And what is happening to waists? Find out in a preview of London Fashion Week. Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (4)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: The Afternoon Play

Downstarts by ELAINE MORGAN with and son, George Bernard Shaw
The abrupt departure of Bessie Shaw from her family home in Dublin had a devastating effect on both husband and children, but it liberated young George and offered him a route to conquer the world.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Bessie Shaw
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
George Shaw: T P McKenna
his wife Bessie: Helen Ryan
their: Denys Hawthorne
Young George: Stephen Brennan
Lee: Dermot Crowley
LUCY: Marcella Riordan

: News

: Bookshelf

'Listen Rupert cries in glee. 'They're plugging my biography!'
Radio 4's good books programme begins a new season, with Nigel Forde introducing writers and books of all kinds and for all ages.
Maeve Binchy sets the scene of her new novel, Firefly Summer. Plus: Rupert: A Bear's Life
George Perry talks about his 'biography' of Britain's favourite bear.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Talks: George Perry
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Frances Coverdale continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Derek Jones Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Tale of Johnny Wei

Shanghai 1934: the evening tide already bobs with the corpses of the newly dead: babies, beggars, the starved. Flooding down from Nanking Road, a cavalcade of international glitter throngs the waterfront hotels, the banks and the teeming shops. But in the back lanes, a new-born child cries: his mother is not home; she's a prostitute on the game. His father is not home; he's a US seaman on duty aboard ship. And yet, in spite of his beginnings, Johnny Wei rose to become a Chinese hero, only to lose all at the hands of the Red Guards; all, except the dim memory of the father from across the water who held the keys to his triumph, his tragedy and his true identity. Producer SIMON ELMES Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 21


Unknown: Johnny Wei

: Journey In a Single Room

Crippled by a spinal infection, the poet William Soutar
(1898-1943) spent the final 13 years of his life confined to bed at his parents' home in Perth. There he read, wrote, received friends and - until the day before he died - kept a series of extraordinary diaries in which he explored his physical and spiritual conditions with insight and an unselfpitying humour. lain Agnew reads from Soutar's diaries, with personal recollections from
George Bruce and William and Norah Montgomerie. Presented by David Jackson Young


Unknown: William Soutar
Unknown: George Bruce
Unknown: Norah Montgomerie.
Presented By: David Jackson Young
Producer: David Jackson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
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 4.00pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Darts commentator, Sid Waddell, 'the Geordie lip', makes his bid for gems from the archives from his local pub in Pudsey.


Presenter: Sid Waddell
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 4: Pig

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: So Called Civilisation

Four Indonesian woodcarvers arrived in Britain earlier this year having travelled 16,000 miles for a first-ever glimpse of western civilisation. Escorting them was anthropologist Nigel Barley - friend, interpreter and their guide through the pitfalls and pleasures of our so-called 'civilisation'.


Unknown: Nigel Barley
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments China Since 1949 The 'Communist triumph' and the 'great leap forward' Stereo (R) (e)

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