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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The Sting
More is becoming known about why bees are attracted to certain crops and not to others. The National Bee-Keeping Unit has been researching this, and also running special courses for farmers to learn at first hand the benefits bees can offer them. David Addis reports.


Unknown: David Addis

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with ROBERT PATTERSON. BBC Wales


Unknown: Robert Patterson.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Clive Roslin


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Five Stories by Muriel Spark

1 Miss Pinkerton's Apocalypse Read by Phyllida Hewat Producer STEWART CONN BBC Scotland (R)


Read By: Phyllida Hewat
Producer: Stewart Conn

: News

: Just Williams

A celebration of the talents of Kenneth Williams


Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Sea Day by ELIZABETH MCGREGOR Read by John Halstead Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Elizabeth McGregor
Read By: John Halstead
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the International Conference of the Elim Pentecostal Church at Bognor Regis, West Sussex led by STEPHEN OLIVER
Hymns (NRH): With gladness we worship (16); If I but knew thee (99); Blessed assurance (517) Reading (RAV): Matthew 13, w 1-9. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: Down Your Way

Scruffy little ponies, rides along the Icknield Way, bathing in the Thames - weekends at 'the cottage' in South Oxfordshire absorbed author Monica Dickens 's childhood. Today she returns on a pilgrimage.
Producer LYN HARTMAN. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Producer: Lyn Hartman.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson Readers DIANA BISHOP and PATRICK ROMER
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo.


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Readers Diana
Presented By: Patrick Romer
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

: Brain of Britain 1988

Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: North West David Hesp (lecturer) John Kerridge
(scientific administrator)
Glenys Hopkins (civil servant) Andrew Grealey
(principal welfare rights officer) Programme devised by JOHN P WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Kerridge
Unknown: Glenys Hopkins
Unknown: Andrew Grealey
Unknown: John P Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake in London, with Gordon Clough reporting throughout the week on the Moscow Summit.


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listenina Corner

RICHARD briers reads King Fuss-a-Lot Looksfor a Hobby by DIANA STOW Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Diana Stow
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Facts, fiction and fantasy, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love and anything women worry about and laugh about together. Story: A Book of Spells
Three stories by SARA MAITLAND abridged by DOREEN ESTALL Read by Jill Gascoine
2: The Wicked Stepmother's Lament


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Stories By: Sara Maitland
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Jill Gascoine

: Alibi for a Judge

from the book by HENRY CECIL A tribute to
Andrew Cruickshank , who died this month.
This play opened in the West End in 1965 and ran for 704 performances. In this 1975 radio production,
Andrew Cruickshank re-created one of his most memorable stage performances. and members of the CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT Adapted and directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Felicity Douglas
Comedy By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Basil Dawson
Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Mr Justice Carstairs: Andrew Cruickshank
Lesley Burford: Amanda Grinling
Thomas Empton, Qc: Aubrey Woods
Mr Hunt: Jonathan Scott
William Burford: Trader Faulkner
Mr Bell: Peter Howell
SuptNeale: Michael Shannon
Ernest Mott: Clifford Norgate
Mr Campbell: Hector Ross
Mrs Campbell: Carole Boyd
Joe: Michael Burlington
Insp Martin: Anthony Smee

: Kaleidoscope

Art and Seoul
Christopher Cook explores the South Korean culture clash just a couple of months before the Olympic Games in Seoul.

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost with special reports today, and through the week, from Gordon Clough at the Moscow Summit.
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.15* Bank Holiday Travel Round-Up
5.31* Sports News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS in London and GORDON CLOUGH in Moscow


Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The News Quiz

Another romp through the sleazy pages of the Star, the Sun, the Mirror and the Daily Telegraph with Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and Barry Took. This week's guests are the rumbustious
Joan Bakewell and the svelte Bill Tidy.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's 's programme)


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

: Filumena Marturano

by EDUARDO DE FILIPPO translated and adapted by CARLO ARDITO with and Naples. 1946: former prostitute Filumena Marturano decides it is time she married the unwilling Domenico Soriano, the man with whom she has been living for 25 years. By use of a cunning ruse, marry him she does. But it is not just for herself that Filumena wishes to legalise this union.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Author: Eduardo de Filippo
Adapted By: Carlo Ardito
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Filumena: Billie Whitelaw
Domenico: Robert Stephens
Rosalia: Patricia Hayes
Alfredo: Peter Sallis
Umberto: Ian Michie
Riccardo: Mark Straker
Michele: Ken Cumberlidge
Nocella: Laurence Payne
Diana: Joanna Mackie
Lucia: Joan Walker

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's arts magazine which includes a review of a major biography of Ezra Pound.
Best known for his editing of T. S. Eliot 's The Waste Land, he was, as Humphrey Carpenter 's book emphasises, a poet, critic and a 'serious character'.
Also, a review of a modern art exhibition - realist painting from Melbourne in the 1940s - at the Hayward Gallery, London, called Angry Penguins. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Riceyman Steps by ARNOLD BENNETT abridged in 15 parts by DOREEN MAHON
Read by Martin Jarvis (1)
Henry Earlforward has two main passions in life.
One is money. The other is the widow Violet Arb. Their lives are to be changed dramatically. Producer GERRY JONES (R)


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Read By: Henry Earlforward
Producer: Gerry Jones

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.15 Music interlude
11.30 Open Forum: News-Views
11.50 War and Peace in the Age of Reason

: Funny You Should Sing That

Mozart, Cole Porter , Gilbert and Sullivan and Grieg - just some of those who never imagined what the likes of Noel Coward , Alan Sherman , Spike Jones , Richard Stilgoe , Flotsam and Jetsam and Flanders and Swann would do with - or to - their work. Jeremy Nicholas takes an affectionate look at song parodies, burlesques, lampoons, pastiches and simple send-ups.
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE (R) revised


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Alan Sherman
Unknown: Spike Jones
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

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