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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Live from the Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallett Producers TM FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Robert Patterson

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five Stories by Muriel Spark

4: The Gentile Jewesses
Read by Vivienne Dixon


Read By: Vivienne Dixon

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
Write to: Face the Facts, BBC London WIA 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Oratory

Although oratory is generally assumed to be dying, dead or irrelevant to the new technologies of communication, in fact hundreds of people are making speeches every day of the week.
In the third of five programmes on the state of the art, Melvyn Bragg examines the role of oratory in the theatre.
Ian McKellen , Dame Judi Dench ,
Howard Brenton and Sir Peter Hall are among those who talk about the contemporary challenge that oratory offers to directors, actors and dramatists on the stage, with examples from Shakespeare and Shaw. Researcher SALLIE DAVIE Producer ANNE SLOMAN
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Natural History Programme

Lionel Kelleway visits a farm which is being restored to its 17th-century glory, weeds and all, while Jessica Holm reports on the current wildlife scene. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from
Broadcasting House, Bristol BBCBristol. Stereo

: Citizens

Picking Up Your Options (2) Stereo
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: On the Outside

Four conversations in which
Jenny Cuffe talks to people who feel they don't 'belong'. 3: Sobzan Beckford
Born in Birmingham,
Sobzan Beckford 's father was Pakistani and her mother French.
Newly-married into the West Indian community, she now finds it difficult to say exactly who she is.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sobzan Beckford

: Just a Job?

The last of four programmes about jobs taken for granted by everyone except the people who do them. Checkout
Life on the supermarket checkout till, described by Wilma Sime and Maureen Ripley
Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland) (R) revised


Unknown: Wilma Sime
Unknown: Maureen Ripley
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 , Peter Jones Christopher Timothy and Lance Percival try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

RICHARD BRIERS reads The King Who Wanted to Make His Own Music (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you can hear the voices behind the faces, Jenni Murray meets actress Jill Gascoine.
Serial: The Phoenix Tree (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jill Gascoine.

: Storytellers

The last of five dramatised stories
The Wonderful Visit by H. G. WELLS dramatised by STEPHEN GALLAGHER
with Bernard Cribbins as the vicar and Richard Pearce as the angel
Everyday life in a small village is completely disrupted when the vicar accidentally shoots and wounds an angel who has somehow flown off course.


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Dramatised By: Stephen Gallagher
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
The Vicar: Bernard Cribbins
The Angel: Richard Pearce
Miss Hinijer: Margot Boyd
Dr Crump: Norman Bird
The storyteller: Kim Wall
Mrs Mendham: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Jehoram: Joanna MacKie
Mr Mendham: John Baddeley
Delia: Emily Richard
Lady Hammergallow: Pauline Letts
Miss Pirbright: Zelah Clarke
George Haringay: Peter Craze
Visiting curate: Simon Cuff
Constable Horrocks: Michael Tudor Barnes
Sir John Gotch: Alan Dudley

: News

: Bookshelf

Guided by 24-year-old first-novelist Michael Chabon. Nigel Forde explores
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Plus The Railway Station: A
Social History. Jeffrey Richards ponders the mystique, from Adlestrop to Zhmerinka. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Book details are on Ceefax page 266


Unknown: Michael Chabon.
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20* Test Match Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

with SIMON VANCE in London and GORDON CLOUGH in MOSCOW including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Brain of Britain 1988


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: 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

: Music in the Desert

Women in the arts have had to fight especially hard for recognition, as in many other walks of life. Two years ago, on the edge of the Negev desert in Israel, a festival in celebration of women composers took place. For many it was an important turning point in their lives.
Tina Pepler asked some of those women how they feel about the festival now. and what they think of the state of women's music in the two years since it took place.
Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Tina Pepler
Producer: Alec Reid

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENEPEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WlA 1AA Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker

: The Archive Auction

This evening Lord Elwyn-Jones is bidding for recordings which recall his involvement with so many of the headlines and happenings in our time. Producer SALLY LUNN


Producer: Sally Lunn

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents the arts magazine which tonight includes reviews of Howard Brenton 's new play Greenland and William Trevor 's novel The Silence in the Garden. Producer JULIAN MAY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: William Trevor

: A Book at Bedtime

Riceyman Steps (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 The Narrator in Middlemarch
11.50 Altarpiece Theme

: Windblown

In the last of three programmes Andrew Marriner presents a portrait of Swiss oboist Heinz HoUiger.


Unknown: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: Heinz Houiger.

: 'am LW News

FMjoinsat 12.10am

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