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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the Royal Smithfield Show. Earls Court. London

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Frances Dominica

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Punters

The programme where you set the agenda
Radio 4 offers you the opportunity to sort out what s bugging you. Nigel Farrell and Susan Marling are on hand with support, advice and a touch of humorous observation. You ask the question the professionals wouldn't dare to. Producers JO DOBRY and MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
If you would like to take part in 'Punters'unite,withaddressana telephone number. to: Punters, BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR or phone: Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producers: Jo Dobry

: Rogues' Gallery

Sheila Minto is 81. On her dining-room wall there are photographs of the eight Prime
Ministers to whom she has been secretary at No. 10.
She calls the display her 'rogues' gallery'.
In this series of three programmes, she reminisces with Jock Gallagher about 'her Prime Ministers from Stanley Baldwin to Harold Wilson. Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Sheila Minto
Unknown: Jock Gallagher
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Harold Wilson.
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Reports on what is happening in the natural world. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Ripping Through the Tinsel (2) (Omnibus edition on Saturday) 0 HEAR THIS! page 16

: For Schools

11.00 Drama Resources for 11 to 13 years Unlikely Story by PETER SPALDING Stereo (e) A-Level Geography at 11.20 Development and Aid Written and narrated by DR BILL CHARLTON (R) (e) and at 11.40 The Geography of Health Written and narrated by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK (R) (e)


Story By: Peter Spalding
Unknown: Dr Bill Charlton
Unknown: Michael Pickstock

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to
Alan Price , singer, pianist and song-writer, about his life and work and invites him to reflect a little on both.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Singer: Alan Price
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Through My Window

Mike Jenner looks out from his home in the heart of Bristol and casts an architect's eye over the splendours of Clifton. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Jenner

: You and Yours

Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns. Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Dial M for Pizza

Lots more yummy sketches and quickies this week, some of which are really quite good. Incidentally, a humorous misspelling of 'quickies' is
'quiches', which could come in handy for any budding scriptwriters out there!
Starring Robert Bathurst Brenda Blethyn Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo


Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Producer: David Tyler

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer WILLIE RUSHTON reads King Jolly and the Christmas Cards Stereo (R)
2.00 GCSE Religious Studies Belief and the Rites of Passage (e) Patterns of Language at 2.30
7: A Faire Felde Ful ofFolke Compiled by RODERICK HUNT (R)(e) and at 2.45
8: Hear What I Say Compiled by PROFESSOR DAVID CRYSTAL (RXe)


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Roderick Hunt

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray In the programme where women tell their own stories, Sue Mavgolis meets some women who left their children behind when they walked out on their marriages. What are the effects on themselves and their children, and can they ever hope to get them back?


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sue Mavgolis

: High Fantastical

A series of five magical plays
4: Ivan the Fool and Vasilisa the Wise by STEPHEN MULRINE
Narrated by Nicholas McArdle
'This is a very peculiar story....' And so it is, with a man-eating witch, a talking doll, a dead princess and a live skeleton - the source of all the world's evil. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Ivan the Fool is determined to marry the beautiful Vasilisa, no matter what the obstacles.
Technical assistance by JOHN WHITEHALL and WILFRED ACOSTA


Writer: Stephen Mulrine
Technical Assistance: John Whitehall
Technical Assistance: Wilfred Acosta
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Ivan: Jonathan Tafler
Tsaritsa/She-Bear: Julie Berry
Baba Yaga/Crow: Pauline Letts
Doll: Caroline Gruber
Priest/Pike: Alan Dudley
Vasilisa: Victoria Carling
Koshchei the Deathless: John Rye
Narrator: Nicholas McArdle

: News

: Bookshelf

This week in Radio 4's good books programme, Gabriel's Lament - a powerful study of bereavement as obsession - eccentric, original and comic. Nigel Forde talks to the acclaimed novelist Paul Bailey about this and his earlier works.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents : around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J.Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone.

: No Science Please, We're British!

Last year Britain's premier scientific organisation, the Royal Society, set up a committee on the public understanding of science, in the belief that widespread scientific ignorance and lack of public support have contributed to a decline of British research. Its objective: to find a way of saving British science from the cultural ghetto.
With the help of an opinion poll commissioned by Radio 4, Georgina Ferry assesses public attitudes to science, and conducts a wide-ranging debate over the state of science education in Britain's schools, the adequacy of scientific coverage in the media, and whether scientists do enough to promote the importance and excitement of their own subject. Talking part Robert Jackson mp, Professor Dennis Noble , Dr Joan Solomon and Bernard Dixon


Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Robert Jackson
Unknown: Professor Dennis Noble
Unknown: Dr Joan Solomon
Unknown: Bernard Dixon
Producer: Julian Brown

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
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 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Andy Kershaw

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Sally Marmion

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake (4) Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report: market trends

: 'amNews

followed by an interlude

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