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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The Monday feature on the farm or on the fringe of the farm, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.
Producer TM FINNEY

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with MICHAEL HARDING
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: Phil Smith

finds some rich pickings among the well-coined phrases of the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

What has the week ahead in store? Anticipation and speculation with special studio guests.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

A Question of Money (2)
The Money Box team takes to the road to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners in Bournemouth. The panel: Louise Botting ,
Vincent Duggleby , Christopher Gilchrist , Nick Goulding


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Nick Goulding

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

A season of morning stories for Easter
The Children of Grupp by PENELOPE LIVELY
Read by Roger Rees
Taking a skinny dip in the mysterious Medusa fountain didn't seem like a capital offence to Trevor. It was sweltering hot and anyway, he was proud of his firm young body. But what price presumption?


Read By: Roger Rees

: Daily Service

from Cardiff led by JOHN STUART ROBERTS


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: Down the River

Cliff Morgan follows the course of the River Waveney in Suffolk, visiting the towns of Diss, Bungay and Beccles, the village of Harleston and Oulton Broad.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol. Stereo


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Kit Wright Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and ANTHONY HYDE
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR Stereo


Presented By: Kit Wright
Readers: Elizabeth Proud
Readers: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
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: You and Yours, BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Brain of Britain 1988

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: London Colin Jeffries
(insurance broker)
Owen Gunnell (teacher)
Richard O'Farrell (bookseller) Michael Round (pianist)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Owen Gunnell
Unknown: Richard O'Farrell
Pianist: Michael Round
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

This week: Sing a Song of Nonsense Poems by EDWARD LEAR Read by Christopher Lillicrap They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Read By: Christopher Lillicrap

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts a female perspective on politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food.
Presenter Jenni Murray Serial: Dangerous Love by LESLIE THOMAS abridged in nine episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Bruce Lidington (5) (Music: Hazell's The Cats) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Bruce Lidington

: The Slip

A play by p. CARROLL and B. WASSERMAN Stereo


Unknown: B. Wasserman

: Kaleidoscope

Maria Maria Ewing , the Americanbom soprano, described as 'the most interesting singing actress on the stage', is currently at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in the title role of Salome.
Sonia Beesley presents a profile of the singer. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Maria Maria Ewing
Producer: Anne Howells

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25PMLetters Letters to:
PM, BBC, London WlA 1AA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Unnatural Acts

More silly sitcommery with the frantic foursome.... starring Kit Hollerbach and 4: Monkey Business
It's time to don the pith helmets and banana-skin trousers and drive off to the Safari Park.... until the mysterious appearance of a cardboard Zulu, an exploding ostrich and a gorilla with a walkie-talkie.... Written by PAUL B. DAVIES
Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo


Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Jeremy Hardy
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Producer: David Tyler
Kit and Jeremy: Jeremy Hardy
Caroline: Caroline Leddy
Paul: And Paul B Davies

: 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

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research. With
Geoff Watts. Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.
A Radio Science Unit production


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Worshipping the Ground

by STEPHEN BILL withand
John, a farm manager of 40, meets Belinda, a city girl half his age. Separated by age, outlook and politics, they somehow fall in love. Their affair causes disruption within the farming community and triggers passions that threaten the lives of the seemingly ill-matched couple.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Bill
Directed By: Philip Martin
John Miller: Ian Hogg
Belinda: Jayne Dowell
Gwen: Sheila Kelley
Luther: David Vann
Mr Bowden/Pat/Newsagent: Edwin Richfield
Jameson/Butcher: Martin Matthews
Commander: Roger Hume
May/Telephone operator: Sunny Ormande
Irene: Susan Mansell
Shopper: Cynthia Cherry
Paul: Peter Meakin

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

A Clergyman's Daughter by GEORGE ORWELL abridged in 10 parts
Read by George Baker (1)
Dorothy has a drab life looking after her father, the vicar of a parish in rural Suffolk. An
'incident' causes her to leave the shelter of her home. Her progress after that, through the England of the 30s, gave George Orwell an opportunity for one of his earliest pieces of social reportage.


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: George Baker
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News - Views
11.50 Hume's The Enquiry

: The Quiet Pipers

Mention bagpipes and everyone thinks of the martial, Scottish variety, but the Northumbrian small pipes are altogether more domestic and mellifluous.
Richard Kelly , with the help of virtuoso pipers past and present, traces the revival of interest in this ancient instrument.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Richard Kelly

: News

FM joins at 12.10am

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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