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Listings

: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA POW

Contributors

Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day
With MICHAEL GLANVILLE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Glanville Smith

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIG AN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25* 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finig
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Gigi Callander.

Contributors

Presenter: Gigi Callander

: Ian Skidmore

returns to the BBC Sound Archives for seasonal refreshment.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

and studio guests, indulging in some lively speculation on the week ahead.
Producers ELAINE BEDELL and IAN GARDHOUSE. Stereo

Contributors

Producers: Elaine Bedell
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting

Contributors

Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

A Dying Wish by JOHN HUNT
Read by Dermot Crowley Producer SHEILA FOX

Contributors

Unknown: John Hunt
Read By: Dermot Crowley
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

led by JOHN STUART ROBERTS BBC Wales. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: Down Your Way

Robert Redford , Scott of the Antarctic and Dr Barnardo are all stars in astrologer Russell Grant 's firmament when he heads across the Severn Bridge to Cardiff, the city he regards as his spiritual and professional home.
Producer JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Severn Bridge
Producer: Jill Marshall.

: For Schools

Last week's programmes are re-broadcast this week for the benefit of those on half term holiday
11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
5: Old MacDonald Goes to Town Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with RORY MCLEOD (5) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Splish, Splash by BARBARA METCALF. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Shilling.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod
Unknown: Barbara Metcalf.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Michael Ffinch Readers RONALD PICKUP and JUNE BARRIE Producer
MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Ffinch
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education. housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: [address removed]
For information about this week's 's programme, write for Factsheet No 43 (please send sae)

Contributors

Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Prompt!

In this brand-new theatre quiz, Sheila Hancock 's guests hear an Armenian version of Hamlet and a budgie's version of Julius Caesar , and also reveal their most ridiculous, absurd or disastrous moments on the boards.
With Keith Barron
Moira Lister , Martin Jarvis and Denise Coffey
Researchers JENNY BAYNES and BRIAN HAYWARD
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Jenny Baynes
Unknown: Brian Hayward

: The World at One: News

Presented bv Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: What Shall I Wear Today? Presented by FRED HARRIS UNA STUBBS reads You 71 Soon Grow Into Them, Titch by PAT HUTCHINS Script written by KATE ORGAN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Market Presented by SANDRA KERR and LOUIS ROBINSON Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope 5: Life Cycles Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 5: Fish (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Fred Harris
Presented By: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Pat Hutchins
Written By: Kate Organ
Presented By: Sandra Kerr

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Ilona Sekacz , composer for the stage, talks about the role of music in theatre. Story:
Another Marvellous Thing
Eight stories by LAURIE COLWIN abridged by DELIA PATON
Read by Shelley Thompson and Lyndon Brook 3: French Movie
Editor CLARE SELERIE-GRAY

Contributors

Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Introduced By: Ilona Sekacz
Stories By: Laurie Colwin
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Read By: Lyndon Brook

: Play: Miracle at Devil's Bluff

by WILLIAM POULSON Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: William Poulson

: That Learned Gentlewoman

What poor woman is ever taught that she should have a higher design than to get her a husband?
MARY ASTELL , 1666-1731
Tony Seaton pieces together the life story of this remarkable early feminist.
With Ann Aris as Mary Astell Producer GII UAN HUSH . BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Astell
Unknown: Tony Seaton
Unknown: Ann Aris
Unknown: Mary Astell
Producer: Gii Uan Hush .

: Kaleidoscope

Behind 'A Simple Man' Director/choreographer
Gillian Lynne and composer Carl Davis , have joined forces to create A Simple Man, a dance portrait for television of the life and work of L. S. Lowry.
Phil Korbel followed the work's progress from the rehearsal rooms of the Northern Ballet
Company, to the BBCtv studios in Manchester. Stereo
('A Simple Man' is on 6 November on BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: Gillian Lynne
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: L. S. Lowry.
Unknown: Phil Korbel

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

Stereo

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

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

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: Play: Naming the Names

by ANNE DEVLIN
Finn, a young woman in her early 30s, is curiously withdrawn. Someone or something in her past has caused her to lock away her mind to protect herself from pain. When Henry Kirk , a beautiful, vulnerable, young man enters her life she finds that he has a strange power over her. As he unlocks her mind her terrible secret begins to unfold - he can give her time but can he save her? Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Northern Ireland Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: Henry Kirk
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Finn: Fiona Victory
Henry Kirk: Desmond McAleer
Jack McHenry: Kenneth Cranham
Insp McBride: Gerard McSorley
Miss Macken/Grandmother: Trudy Kelly
Mrs O'Hare: Gwendoune Stewart
Mr McCoy: Kevin Flood
Sharleen: Leanne O’malley
Young girl: Geraldine Hughes

: Give a Little Whistle

There's more to whistling than meets the ear. Johnny Morris has discovered a dangerous world of demons, storms and sudden death. He tells of the amazing whistling language of the Canary Islanders of La Gomera, and reveals how whistling came between him and his childhood sweetheart. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian King

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer JOHN GOUDIE Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Goudie
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Tarka the Otter by HENRY WILLIAMSON abridged in ten parts by ANDREW SIMPSON Read by David Davis (6)

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: David Davis

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey Editor BLAIR THOMSON

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Vestey
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Our Changing World
12.30 Perceptions of China Written and narrated by ASTLEY JONES Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (R) (e) (Slide Resource Pack available) and at 12.50 Population Written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Producer DAN GARRETT (R) (e)
0 INFO: page 95

Contributors

Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Dan Garrett








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