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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA pow


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With FRANCES YOUNG BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with John Livesey


Unknown: John Livesey

: Earth to Earth

written and read by John Cornwell (6) abridged in nine parts by MICHAEL BOWEN (R) revised


Read By: John Cornwell
Unknown: Michael Bowen

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

Live and lively conversation as Russell and his guests anticipate the week ahead. Producers ELAINE BEDELL and LAN GARDHOUSE. Stereo


Producers: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The 1987-8 Unit Trust Managers' Portfolio
Leading fund managers back their judgment on where the best investment prospects lie over the next 12 months.
Shareholders have enjoyed substantial gains in the past year, especially in the UK. But there's a feeling that the bear market could be just round the corner, so will the managers be playing for safety?
Will Britain be the first choice or will Europe come back into favour? Will returns be better from the USA or from some of the fast-growing economies in the Far East? Will political uncertainty give a further boost to gold and commodities?
Hear what the experts choose and then try your hand at the 'Money Box' listeners' Unit Trust Competition. Details from: Money Box, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Consolation Bridges Bring by MICHAEL WHERLY
Read by Cyril Shaps Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: Cyril Shaps
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London led by THE REV STEPHEN OLIVER with the BBC SINGERS and the 1987 BBC Choirgirl of the Year. Tell out my soul (H and p 86); Matthew 18, vv 19-35. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (4) With JILL SHILLING and IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
4: Old MacDonald's Farm by KATE HARRISON (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with RORY MCLEOD (4) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Does it Float? by KAY DAVIES Stereo (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling
Unknown: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod

: Down Your Way

Author Beryl Bainbridge visits the villages of Chirbury and Marton in south-west
Shropshire, where she spent holidays as a young girl. She hears stories of the old village characters, and why they once painted a pig blue; finds out just how much energy - from producing a newsletter to a pantomime - is involved in maintaining a thriving rural community today; and discovers how the very young are j ust learning to appreciate it all.
Producer LYN HARTMAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Anne Stevenson Readers PETER JEFFREY and LIN SAGOVSKY


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The Who is Bob Table ? edition. Leading the investigation: Humphrey Lyttelton On the case:
Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden In the case:
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton
On the piano: COLIN SELL Down the back of the cooker: PAUL SPENCER. Stereo
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Bob Table
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Going Places Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ALEX NORTON Today's story: The Train to Glasgow by WILMA HORSBRUGH Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Playground Presented by MEGG NICOL and BEN THOMAS. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
4: Designed to Survive Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 4: Invertebrates (e)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Alex Norton
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Megg Nicol
Presented By: Ben Thomas.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Habitat for Humanity works in 20 countries helping people to build their own low-cost homes. Could the idea catch on here? Annie Allsebrook samples the scheme in action in New York's Lower East Side.
Serial: The Fashion in Shrouds by MARGERY ALLINGHAM abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (6) Editor CLARE SELERIE. GREY


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Annie Allsebrook
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Jeremy Nicholas
Editor: Clare Selerie.

: The Afternoon Play

Where Are You, Juliet? by JILL HYEM. Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Tumtitititumtitititumtum Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Boléro is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.
For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sockful of wet sand; and trombonists and side drummers get a severe case of the 'pearlies'. Musicians, impresarios and the words of Ravel comment on Boléro. Stereo


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Jack Brymer

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Michael Woodhead Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Michael Woodhead
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday 's programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Monday Play

Getting Ahead by CLAIRR O'CONNOR
Andrew Crichton has just been appointed headmaster of Waddington Comprehensive in North London during the teachers' strike. Things are so hectic he hardly notices his wife Kate's promotion in Lady Mary Private School for Girls.
But Kate has plenty on her plate too....
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Clairr O'Connor
Unknown: Andrew Crichton
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Andrew Crichton: Nick Springer
Kate Crichton: Joanna David
Angus Macpherson: Alex Norton
Henry Hoffman: John Ringham
Dave Anderson: Russell Dixon
Joanna Anderson/Grace Wright: Julie Berry
Angela Macpherson: Frances Jeater
Colin Smythe: David Learner
Alison Lightfoot: Deborah Makepeace
Mrs Bowen/Miss Rochester: Margaret Ward
Garfield: Richard Pearce
Schoolgirl: Catherine Clarke
Painter/Newsreader: Alan Dudley
Mary Warnock: Diana Olsson
Policeman: Manning Wilson
Mrs Blackwood: Susie Brann

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer SALLY MARMION Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Sally Marmion
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills
Ten stories by RUDYARD KIPLING Read by Garard Green 6: At the Pit's Mouth


Stories By: Rudyard Kipling
Read By: Garard Green

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAiR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of Austria Stereo records

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: Using the Evidence The Black Death byTONYM'ALEARY Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER (R) (e)


Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver

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