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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning ofanewday with PHILIP HAYDEN Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hayden

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek withLibbyPurves

Nine out often cats said their owners prefer it. Producer LIZ BANO
Stereo

Contributors

Producer: Liz Bano

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Gloucestershire, where members of the Wotton-under-Edge Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips on Ceefax page 188

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Eating Grapes Downwards by DIANA BISHOP
Read by Katherine Pan -Producer SHEILA FOX

Contributors

Read By: Katherine Pan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; Hail to the Lord's anointed (BBC HB 457);
Lead me, Lord (Wesley);
I Samuel 1, vv 4-20; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (10) Stereo (e)
11.20 Drama Workshop The Legend of the Jabberwock 2: Hunting the Jabberwock by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner
20: Mother of the Waters Written and told by DIANE WOLKSTEIN Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer
10: In a Manger, Long Ago Stereo (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: John Taylor
Told By: Diane Wolkstein

: The Wednesday Feature

The Making of Medee
Last August at the Sydney Opera House, international soprano Elizabeth Connell had a huge triumph in a production (in the original French) of Cherubini's Médée, a work rarely performed since Callas made the title role her own in the 1950s.
How does a prima donna learn a new role? How is serious study sandwiched between performances in America, Italy, Paris, Vienna and Covent
Garden? And what kind of work goes on before the glamour of an operatic first night? Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (Re-broadcast next Sunday) ● HEAR THIS! page 25

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Connell
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Could Do Better

'Spring 1957. Headmaster's Report: Good - but would be better if she were less talkative and noisy.'
In the last of the present series, Robert Booth summons Glenys Kinnock to his study for a quiet word about her school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON

Contributors

Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

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

Contributors

Presented By: John Buckley

: Father Brown

by G. K. CHESTERTON
The Absence of Mr Glass Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick WorraU with news and topics in and behind the headlines

Contributors

Presented By: Nick Worrau

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Lizard's Song by GEORGE SHANNON (R)
2.05 Wavelength Plus WPFM The weekly radio magazine for under-20s, with news, reviews, information and music. Tune in from home, college, workshops or training centres. Stereo (e) Ring [number removed] during the programme for free referral service

Contributors

Unknown: George Shannon

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that puts a female perspective on people, politics and places,
Jenni Murray talks to the pianist
Bernard d'Ascoli , who learns all his major scores by Braille.

Contributors

Talks: Jenni Murray
Pianist: Bernard D'Ascoli

: Play: Broadsheet Testimonies

by NIGEL BALDWIN
A world-weary, middle-aged newspaper editor sends a young and pretty reporter on a muck-raking mission. He feels guilty because he loves her and has led her into danger.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Editor: Norman Jones
Reporter: Lesley Dunlop
Man interviewed: Geoffrey Matthews

: Time for Verse

Six programmes chosen and presented by Wendy Cope 3: Couples Readers
PETER JEFFREY. ELIZABETH PROUD
STEVE HODSON and MARGARET WARD Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Wendy Cope
Readers: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Margaret Ward
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. '
Reporter Michael Robinson
Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR
Editor BRIAN WALKER
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Art of Subsidy
The Dutch Government has subsidised artists by buying the work that they cannot sell on the private market. That policy has ended - the 'painting heaps' and 'sculpture mountains' must stop growing. Artistic quality will be the criterion for grants in the future. But who decides? And do subsidies produce good work? Christopher Cook reports.
Producer RACHEL YORKE

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'clock News

With EUGENE FRASER
Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
6: Elizabeth Taylor This is the story of a turbulent lady. A sexy lady.
A resilient lady.
An enormously wealthy lady. A much, much married lady.
A lady whose life off-screen has been of more consuming interest to millions of people than many of the roles she has played on it.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: Up the Garden Path

4: Into the Lion's Den Stereo

: Medicine Now

: Certain Questions in the National Museum

Canaletto, old bones, a stuffed dodo and the French Impressionists have aU inspired poets visiting Cardiff s main gallery.
The actors William Roberts and Sue Jones-Davies read some of the verse that's been produced there, and take a look for themselves.
Compiled by DOUGLAS BASSETT Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Sue Jones-Davies

: The 1987 Reith Lectures

The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by the composer
Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music. 3: Past and Present
More and more music crops up in more and more places, some where it is most unwelcome. This creates employment for composers and performers of all kinds, yet stultifies live concerts and may undermine the ability to listen closely to any of it.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on R3) ('A Licence for Licence', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
'The Reith Lectures' are printed weekly in the 'Listener'

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer SALLY MARMION

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Sally Marmion

: A Book at Bedtime

The First Year of My Life by MURIEL SPARK
Read by Dulcie Gray
0 HEAR THIS! page 25

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Spark
Read By: Dulcie Gray

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Biotechnology
12.30 Monoclonal Antibodies (rv) The development of a high-street pregnancy testing kit Written by TIM HAINES Stereo (R) (e) and at 12.50 Job Prospects Presented by LIZ WICKHAM Qualifications and opportunities for young biologists, chemists and engineers. Stereo (R) (e)

Contributors

Written By: Tim Haines
Presented By: Liz Wickham








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