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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy.

: 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 CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Punters

The programme where you right a wrong; cut red tape; expose a scandal; investigate a serious issue, or share a funny tale.
This is the programme where you report on your own story with the help of Nigel Farrell and Susan Marling. Producers JOHN HOLMES and MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol
If you would like to take part in Punters write, with address and telephone number, to: Punters, BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR or phone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producers: John Holmes

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Unicorn (1) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Dream of Unicorns (3) by BERLIE DOHERTY Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Hall of Mirrors 4: The Sky Palace Storyteller CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About Let's Be Friends Poems and songs compiled by DIANA REED. Stereo (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia byes, LEWIS The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY Episode 9 With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROSEMARY MARTIN as Jadis. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Diana Reed.
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Rosemary Martin

: Journey Round My People

Jamaican-born Ferdi Dennis has lived most of his life in London. Last year he travelled to six major cities on a journey of discovery among the communities of black Britain. 2: Sheffield -Another Generation (R)


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis

: The Natural History Programme

Frog-eating bats, tapirs, turtles and terrapins are just some of the creatures to be found in the Brazilian forests.
Fergus Keeling talks to
Adrian Barnett about his recent expedition to Brazil and Jessica Holm hears about the Naabis, the Ndohos and the Pedallers - all packs of wild dogs. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Adrian Barnett
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk
19: The GCSE - The Broader Perspectives WENDYJONES, BBC Radio education correspondent, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio London WIA 1AA
11.30 Conservation - Now Batty About Bats. Stereo (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Lost! by KARA MAY Read by JOHN TALBOT (R) (e)


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: John Talbot

: Citizens

The Cost of Living (2) byoiNNIEHOLE

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to
Kettering to meet J. L. Carr , novelist, sculptor and publisher of small books (so that in cold bedrooms only one hand need suffer exposure) and some not so small.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: J. L. Carr

: English Now

Six programmes on the English language today.
5: Linguistic pundit
David Crystal looks into puns - the lowest or highest form of wit? Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Flying the Flag

2: The Space Race starring with and featuring and What goes up must, in this era of glasnost, come down, but exactly where it comes down is still a matter for negotiation. Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Olav: David Goodland
the US Ambassador: Stephen Greif
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Peg-Leg Pete and the Pirate Ghost. Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Has Spring Sprung? Go on a treasure hunt to find the first signs of spring. Try TIMMY MALLETT 'S bee-nest box idea too. Stereo (e)
2.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
9: Nellie and the Snowy Day with NICOLA KATHRENS and BERNADETTE WINDSOR. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry/Music) Beautiful Horse! Compiled by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Nicobobinus (4) by TERRY JONES dramatised by DAVID SELF Stereo (e)


Unknown: Peg-Leg Pete
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Nicola Kathrens
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor.
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Unknown: Terry Jones
Dramatised By: David Self

: Woman's Hour

Continuing the week-long Smear Campaign,
Jenni Murray talks to Junior
Health Minister Edwina Currie about the new national recall system for cervical smearing. Serial: Out of the Shelter (6)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Edwina Currie

: My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?

'My name, shall I tell you my name? It's hard but I'll try. Sometimes I forget it; that's when I'm shy.
But I have another, I never forget so easy. So pretty. And that's Granda's pet!'
In present day Ulster, Andrea and her grandfather have been forced apart by their politics. Now each tenderly looks back on their relationship.
Directed by KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Christina Reid
Directed By: Kathryn Porter
Andrea: Paula Hamilton
Andy: Loots Rolston
Andrea as a child: Siubhan Reid
Andrea as a toddler: Trea Duffy

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Jamaican writer Olive Senior about her prize-winning collection of short stories Summer
Lightning, and to Graham Swift about his latest novel Out of this World.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Graham Swift
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Prompt!

In this theatre quiz
Sheila Hancock 's guests hear an Armenian version of Hamlet, a budgie's version of Julius Caesar , and tales of disaster. With Keith Barron
Moira Lister , Martin Jarvis and Denise Coffey
Producer BILL DARE (R)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason

: Streets Broad and Narrow

The anthem chosen to mark Dublin's millenium is a new arrangement of Molly Malone. The influence of those famous streets is very much in evidence as William Trevor reflects on the history and traditions of the Fair City ... with a little help from earlier writers.
Additional touches of blarney are provided by Marcella O'Riordan and T. P. McKenna. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Molly Malone.
Unknown: William Trevor
Provided By: Marcella O'Riordan
Provided By: T. P. McKenna.

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: An Englishman's House

Margaret Howard uncovers the pleasures of subterranean living when she visits
Stuart Bexon in Mole Manor, which he built himself under a field in the heart of rural Gloucestershire. Producer PETER HOARE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stuart Bexon
Producer: Peter Hoare

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Memoirs of a Midget (9)

: The Budget

A statement on the Budget by Alan Beith , mp, on behalf of the Liberal Party and their allies in Parliament.


Unknown: Alan Beith

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 The Nature of Wuthering Heights
11.50 Arts Review
12.10am Music interlude

: am LW News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Secondary Science Producer ARTHUR VIALLS (R) (e)
12.30 The Mole Concept Presented by FRED HARRIS Computer-synchronised radio and at 12.50 Uniformly Accelerated Motion Presented by NIGEL GRAHAM Computer-synchronised radio


Presented By: Fred Harris
Presented By: Nigel Graham

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