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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: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With DENIS CLARINGBULL BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Charlotte Green

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Two Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

Read by John Hollis abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY 1: The Mixer Meets a Shy Gentleman
'Looking back, I always consider that my career as a dog proper really started when I was bought for the sum of half a crown by the shy man.'
(Music: Lanchbery's Tales of Beatrix Potter )


Read By: John Hollis
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: Start the Week

Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the fast-changing field of personal savings.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Where the Carpet Ends by SHEENA MCKAY
Read by Brenda Bruce Produced and abridged by SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Sheena McKay
Read By: Brenda Bruce

: Daily Service

from the Parish Church of St Faith, Crosby, Merseyside led by THE REV NORMAN WINTER 0 Lord of heaven (BBC HB 14); Genesis 2, vv 4b-9, 15; Anthem God is Good; Lord, as we rise (HFT52)
Conductor GEOFFREY Williams Organist GEORGE GILFORD BBC Manchester


Conductor: Geoffrey Williams
Organist: George Gilford

: Down Your Way

Surbiton - a Scandalous Suburb 'Trim little semis, tidy little gardens, bourgeois little minds ... Surbiton's image today is of classic suburbia - but in the 18th century Surbiton was synonymous with sex - and illicit sex at that!' Writer and journalist Stephen Pile meets some real Surbitonians who dispel the Good Life image.
Producer LYN HARTMAN. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Stephen Pile
Producer: Lyn Hartman.

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Sean Street Readers BONNIE HURREN and DENYS HAWTHORNE Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Sean Street
Presented By: Readers Bonnie Hurren
Presented By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley The ban on English clubs in Europe may soon be lifted.
But how much has been done to make soccer a family game? And can it ever escape from its recent history of tribal violence?


Presented By: John Buckley
Editor: Ken Vass

: 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: South
Rachel Leonard (housewife) Robert Gleeson
(publisher's representative) Caroline Hurlstone (teacher) Roger Smith
(chief immigration officer)
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Rachel Leonard
Unknown: Robert Gleeson
Unknown: Caroline Hurlstone
Unknown: Roger Smith
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
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

Up in a Big Balloon (1) Presented by SIMON MAYOR and HILARY JAMES Producer BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R)


Presented By: Simon Mayor
Presented By: Hilary James
Producer: Barry Gibson

: Woman's Hour

In a special Bank Holiday edition, Jenni Murray invites you
Out to Lunch for a food quiz to test your taste buds in the company of chef and restaurateur Roy Ackerman , cookery writer Sophie Grigson , astronomer Heather Couper and comic actress Susie Blake. Music is provided by String of Pearls, and on stage William Roberts reads the short story A Piece of Pie by DAMON RUNYON.
Devised and written by CHRIS KELLY with the producer MARY SHARP Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 78


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Roy Ackerman
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Susie Blake.
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Damon Runyon.
Written By: Chris Kelly
Editor: Clare Selerie

: The Windbear

A play by DAVID ASHTON Stereo


Play By: David Ashton

: Kaleidoscope

Talking 'bout Regeneration
Roger Hill believes that drama has the power to enliven the community and give the younger generation confidence and social skills. He's leading a project involving 300 young people in St Helens, Merseyside, where unemployment is a severe problem.


Unknown: Roger Hill

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC, London W1A 1AA
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world


Unknown: David Symonds

: The News Quiz

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and brand-new Listener supremo Alan Coren return in a battle of wits and sheer ignorance concerning the week's news.
Barry Took endeavours to keep them and their guests under control from the chair. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Editor: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: S04

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


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis

: Tom, Dickon, Harry

The setting ... 1484, Alderley Edge , the Magpie - a place for assignations, robbery, murder and noisome cooking. The protagonists ... Tom, an old man with a past, those who love and follow him, a great and noble lady, an unknown traveller and the man who brought printing to England. The outcome ... mystery, intrigue, danger, a momentous literary event, and farce.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Alderley Edge
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Tom: With Maurice Denham
Lady Margaret: Fiona Walker
Caxton and: John Rowe
old Joan: Mary Wimbush
Joan: Jenny Luckraft
Dickon: Nevllle Barber
Godfrey: David J Nicholls

: Kaleidoscope

Dame Judi - Director
Judi Dench , actress and Dame, has now made her debut as director. David Roper talks to her about her collaboration with Kenneth Branagh 's Renaissance Theatre in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, and about the new perspectives this has opened up for her, in a career which has been marked by spectacular successes, culminating in a shower of awards for her performance as Cleopatra, and, in the New Year Honours' List, theDBE.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Judi Dench
Talks: David Roper
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

God's Snake by IRINI SPANIDOU abridged in ten parts by JANE MAYS
Read by Paola Dionisotti 6: The Bitch


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Paola Dionisotti

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Streets Broad and Narrow

William Trevor reflects on the history and traditions of the fair city of Dublin ... 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 (R)


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

: Open University

11.15 Music interlude
11.30 Open Forum: News-Views
11.50 An Enlightened Historian

: 'am L W News

FM joins at 12. 10am

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