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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Stephen Maxwell.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys 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 DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: David Symonds

: Earth to Earth

Part 5

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lulu in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times
Producer MARINA SALANDY-BROWN (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Send uour comments to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Nightlife by RICHARD SUGG Read by Daniel Webb Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Daniel Webb
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Sing to the Lord of harvest (BBC HB 442); Psalm 1;
Galatians 5, vv 13-25; Sing to the Lord a joyful song (BBC HB 19) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD City Centre: Glasgow by HELEN ROSS (e)
11.20 Playtime Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Up the Beanstalk! (3) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Helen Ross
Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: The Friday Feature

A male lion's main concern is fights. His purpose in life is not to be the great hunter of the plains but to defend his lionesses (who are great hunters) from other male lions. For more than 25 years, a single population of lions in the Serengeti has been under continuous, daily detailed study by a succession of field bioligists who have revealed just what a lion's life is like. The 'biography' of Split-ear, which is based on this study, follows a male lion (and his brother and his cousin) from cubhood to hunting lessons, to bachelor wanderings, to pride proprietorship and beyond. Narrators Barry Paine and Fergus Keeling
(Re-broadcast next Tuesday)


Unknown: David Helton
Narrators: Barry Paine
Narrators: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Michael Bright

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme Introduced by Penelope Lively Jan Pienkowski paints a mural, Paddington Bear steps on a train, as storytellers, poets and children all over the country celebrate Children's Book Week.
INFO: page 91


Introduced By: Penelope Lively
Introduced By: Jan Pienkowski
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

with John Howard
For information about this week's programme, write for Factsheet No 40: [address removed]Please send sae


Unknown: John Howard

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper tackles the farmer, the manufacturer, the politician, the scientist, the caterer and the customer in his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and the Tape Recorder. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join in with Soundbox Mr and Mrs Pig 's Evening Out by MARY RAYNER. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree Huff and Puff'(3) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.40 Country Dancing Stage 3 Presented by JOHN TETHER (3) (R)(e)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Mrs Pig
Unknown: Mary Rayner.
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Presented By: John Tether

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Glasgow has style - and sets out to prove it later this month in an exhibition featuring the latest fashion ideas in clothes and interior design to come from the city's young artists.
Louise Batchelor views the showcase as it nears completion. Producer ELAINE MACLEAN BBC Scotland Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (5)


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Artists: Louise Batchelor
Producer: Elaine MacLean

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS dramatised in seven parts by BARRY CAMPBELL starring and 7: The Enquiry
The repercussions of the false arrest and imprisonment of Edmond Dantes in Marseilles in 1815 are now being felt in Paris, 23 years later. The de Villefort family has been destroyed,
Caderousse is dead and Baron Danglars faces bankruptcy.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo (Broadcaston Sunday at 7.00pm)


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Edmond Dantes
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Edmond Dantes: Andrew Sachs
Baron Danglars: Geoffrey Matthews
le Comte de Morcerf: Steve Hodson
la Comtesse de Morcerf: Melinda Walker
Maximillian Morrel: David Goudge
Albert de Morcerf: Jonathan Tafler
Haydee: Andre Akealy
Valentine de Villefort: Deborah Makepeace
Beauchamp: Roy Spencer
Member of the House of Peers: Michael Tudor Barnes
Peppino: Nigel Lambert
Baptistin: Kim Wall
President of the House of Peers: Tim Reynolds

: News

: On the Cut

A six-part series recalling life and work on the English canal system.
1: Homes on Boats
Interviews collected and presented by Arthur Wood Producer FRAN ACHESON (R)


Presented By: Arthur Wood
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , mp, Minister of Trade and Industry Cyril Smith , mp
Gillian Reynolds , broadcaster and Pat Wall , mp tackle the issues raised by the audience in Liverpool
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Pat Wall
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Law In Action

On his 80th birthday, Lord
Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lord Chancellor 1970-4 and 79-87, answers questions about his legal and political careers from John Eidinow.
*HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: John Eidinow.
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Tumtitititumtitititumtum Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Boléro is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire. For 338 out of 340 bars the drums beat out the hypnotic rhythm which has pulled in the crowds since its first performance in 1928. Ravel himself described it as a joke, but what about the musicians who have to play it over and over again? For conductor Bramwell Tovey , it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand; and trombonist and side-drummers get a severe case of the 'pearlies'. Musicians, impresarios and the words of Ravel comment on Boléro. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills
5: The City of Dreadful Night

: 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

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sally Grace and Jon Glover
Producer ANDY WILSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Peter Hickey.
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Producer: Andy Wilson.

: 'amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments China Since 1949 The Cultural Revolution and Life in the 1980s. Stereo (R) (e)

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