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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday 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 PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Pilgrim's Progress (1) Story by DAVID SELF A tercentenary celebration from Elstow, presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Not Just Anybody Family (3) by BETSY BYARS , adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON. Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Bedtime Adventures 1: The Escape by NONA SHEPHARD . Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About The Son Who Went Away by GEOFFREY CURTIS (R) (e)
10.20 Contact Guru Nanak and Sikhism by BINDA RAI . Stereo (e)


Story By: David Self
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Betsy Byars
Adapted By: Jackie Graydon.
Unknown: Nona Shephard
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Unknown: Binda Rai

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team Producer GRAHAM ELLIS


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Oratory

Melvyn Bragg examines the state of the art of political orators. In the secondprogramme of the series,
The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp,
The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , mp, The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp and The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp, talk about the continuing importance to them of political speeches out in the constituencies, and about the annual opportunity for oratory afforded by the party conferences.
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Natural History Programme

In southern France, Hermann's tortoises are probably more common as garden pets than they are in the wild, so a unique village has been created to help redress the balance. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm present news from the wildlife world.
Producer HELEN ODAMS. BBC Bristol. (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Helen Odams.

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House. Bristol. BBC Bristol. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk 24: The Oracy Project Presented by GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by frank PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC, London WlA 1AA
11.30 Recorder Club: Stage 1 Written and presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES (4) Stereo (e)
11.50 Maths: Calculated Tales 4: Search for Silver by ALAN GRAHAM. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Graham Tayar
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Alan Graham.

: Citizens

Mothers and Daughters (2) (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: On the Outside

Four conversations in which Jenny Cuffe talks to men and women who now find themselves outside the world to which they once belonged. 2: John Crawford-Leighton Twelve years ago,
John Crawford-Leighton was a busy Roman Catholic priest. Then he met Angela.... Producer JOY HATWOOD
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: John Crawford-Leighton
Unknown: John Crawford-Leighton

: Just a Job?

Four programmes about jobs taken for granted by everyone except the people who do them. 3: Watching the Pictures
Gallery warders Bob Caldwell and Callum Hart talk about protecting the city of Edinburgh's art treasures from sticky-fingered schoolchildren. Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Bob Caldwell
Unknown: Callum Hart
Producer: David Jackson

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Howard

: Just a Minute!

Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Lance Percival and Kenneth Williams try to talk for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Desmond's Fog Horn. Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Chalk Downland Butterfly meadows and anthill projects - opportunities for school parties and your class at Durlston Head, Swanage, with TIMMY MALLETT (e)
2.20 Talk to Me
4: What's It Like? by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Music) The Little Red Fish by DORIS HARPER WILLS
2.40 Listen! The Do-It- Yourself Cliffhanger Serial Episode 4 by KEN JONES. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Doris Harper
Unknown: Ken Jones.

: Woman's Hour

The birth-control pill was invented during research into the causes of infertility.
A remedy for hair-loss was stumbled upon in experiments on blood pressure. In the programme that adds spice to everyday life, Jean Snedegar investigates serendipity - the process of making discoveries by accident.
Serial: B-Movie(8)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: My Sister's House

by DOROTHY GHARBAOUI 'I made such idiotic assumptions when we were young, about my sister Jessie taking on too many burdens with the children and the tasks around the farm, and I could only imagine happiness through escape from that dreary dark terrace in Belfast.' Alice Arnold , now a respected writer, is torn between her home in London and her sister's house in Northern Ireland, which has always been 'the home of her heart'...
Directed by KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Dorothy Gharbaoui
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Directed By: Kathryn Porter
Alice: Linda Wray
Paul: Paul Copley
Aubrey: Basil Hoskins
Heinrich: Andrew Branch
Mrs Connolly: Catherine Gibson
Jessie: Trudy Kelly
Sir Leonard: Anthony Finigan
Fred: Maurice O'Callaghan
Housemaid: Brigid Erin Bates

: News

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde
My Experience, Which Is Unique ...
Martin Gilbert on tracing
Winston Churchill's moods, aims and actions in the last 20 years of life. And, from politics to the picaresque:
Little Wilson and Big God by Anthony Burgess.
Producer WILL CANTOPHER (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Martin Gilbert
Unknown: Little Wilson
Unknown: Anthony Burgess.
Producer: Will Cantopher

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 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 DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Brain of Britain 1988


: News

: The Archers

Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Particia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Carrington
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear
Producer LAURIE MASON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason.

: Fanfare for Israel

The second of two programmes. Almost 12 years before Israel gained independence, the Palestine Symphony Orchestra was born in a converted hangar in Tel Aviv. Later renamed the Israel Philharmonic, it has become one of the world's great orchestras.
Though based in the Middle East, it is in some ways more European than its European rivals. Fritz Spiegl discovers why, in the company of some of its founder members. Producer JILLIAN WHITE BBC Bristol, Stereo


Producer: Jillian White

: Analysis

The 40 Years War
The Cold War was never formally declared, yet its course has dominated international politics for almost half a century. In the run-up to the forthcoming summit,
Peter Hennessy chairs a discussion on its changing nature.
Have East and West been here before? How will people know when the Cold War is over?
Taking part: Professor Walter La Feber , Sir Frank Cooper
Professor Donald Cameron Watt and Dr Martin McCauley Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Walter La Feber
Unknown: Sir Frank Cooper
Unknown: Donald Cameron Watt
Unknown: Dr Martin McCauley
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE Write to:
Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WlA 1AA Phone [number removed]from 10.00am to
5. 00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Andy Kershaw

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Berkeley reports on the first international Comedy Festival at Glasgow's Mayfest. Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Nights at the Alexandra (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial
11.50 A Model of Despotism
12.10am Music interlude

: 'am LW News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Safety First Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (R)(e) at 12.30 In the Home Drama by KEN BLAKESON. Stereo at 12.40 In the Home Documentary by GEOh FREY SHERLOCK Presented by LANBROS ATRESHLIS Stereo at 12.50 In the Factory Drama by KEN BLAKESON. Stereo and at 1.00 In the Factory Documentary by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Presented by LAMBROS ATTESHLIS


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Ken Blakeson.
Unknown: Geoh Frey Sherlock
Presented By: Lanbros Atreshlis
Unknown: Ken Blakeson.
Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Presented By: Lambros Atteshlis

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