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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Douglas Alexander

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys in London with Peter Hobday in New Orleans
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Charlotte Green

: Behind the Wall

5: Old Men Remember Stereo (R)

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your opportunity to discuss a topic of the moment with Nick and his guests.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am

: The Doctors

A series of eightprogrammes spanning three weeks in the lives of a group of Lichfield GPs. 7: A panicking mother rings with fears that she has caused brain damage to her baby, Dr Andrew Hall is called to
Casualty to see a woman who has put her hand through a greenhouse window, and Dr Jeremy Duncan Brown 's favourite patient dies. Producers BRIAN KING and SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 8. 15pm)


Unknown: Dr Andrew Hall
Unknown: Dr Jeremy Duncan Brown
Producers: Brian King
Producers: Sarah Rowlands

: Morning Story

Mr Know-All by SOMERSET MAUGHAM Read by Brian Gear
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mr Know-Au
Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 106; The Lord's my shepherd
(BBC HB 480); Gloria in excelsis; John 10, vv 1-6 and 14-16; How are thy servants blest (BBC HB 305) Stereo

: Citizens

Couples (1) Stereo
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11. 00am) A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens' is on Ceefax page 144

: Children of the Ice

A series of six programmes presented by John Gribbin 5: Of Frozen Milk and Bison Herds
Why was Shakespeare's milk frozen in the pail; why did the Thames freeze above London
Bridge; and where today are the winter blizzards described in Lorna Doone ? The answers lie in a 'little ice age'. BBC Bristol


Presented By: John Gribbin
Unknown: Lorna Doone

: You and Yours

John Waite investigates your complaints.


Unknown: John Waite

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that brings you magic movie moments.
This week's panel:
Dick Vosburgh , Paddie O'Neil
Robin Ray and Frankie Vaughan Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN Producer ANDY ALIFFE. Stereo


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Paddie O'Neil
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

A Bath for Matilda Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you can meet poets, politicians and painters, headline-hitters and high-fliers, Jenni Murray talks to the dancer and choreographer Michael Clark , the enfant terrible of modern dance.
Serial: The Colour of Murder (5)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael Clark

: Well, at Least It Didn't Rain

Funerals are supposed to be solemn occasions but they can be fraught with disasters, especially when tropical fish tanks are involved.
Directed by JANET WHITAKER Stereo


Writer: Renny Krupinski
Directed By: Janet Whitaker
Nell: Patricia Hayes
Joan: Rosemary Leach
Maisy: Mary Wimbush
Angela: Zelah Clarke
David: Kim Wall

: The Tingle Factor

Robin Ray explains to
Brian Kay why certain musical moments in his entertaining life raise a tingle.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: News

: In Business

Peter Day presents the programme which reports on the world of commerce. Researcher SLAN JAR VIS Editor ROD POUNSETT
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Valerie Singleton
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: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted in seven parts by RENE BASILICO starring and featuring
2: It is now over a year since George Smiley was sent into premature retirement from the 'Circus'. But a chance encounter and an unexpected invitation prove that the past is not so easily forgotten.
Theme music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON Stereo
(Re-broadcast Thursday at 12.25pm)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: George Smiley
Music By: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: Bernard Hepton
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell
Ricky Tarr: Christian Rodska
Roddy Martindale: John Savident
Irina: Valentina Yakunina
Cabbie: Philip Sully
Tom: Norman Bird
Oliver Lacon: John Quayle
Fawn: Anthony Jackson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Relative Values

3: The Bush Family
In this series of four family portraits, Michael O'Donnell explores how shifting social and moral attitudes in Britain have affected family life.
Are we more self-seeking, less compassionate than we were, with standards slipping and family ties loosening to the point of disinterest - even disloyalty? Or are we now turning our backs on 'permissiveness', in order to embrace some vague notion of the Victorian ethic?
The Bush family uphold and maintain the special values of a Christian family life. How do they fit into an increasingly secular society - and do they, or their children, feel a need to adapt?


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Christian Centuries

3: The Lion of Rome
There is a message beyond common sense which has been carried down the centuries by a wild confusion of characters - emperors, geniuses, holy prostitutes, gourmet hermits, sharp-witted abbesses, multi-murderers, madmen and poets. That message imprinted itself on the world nearly 2,000 years ago on a hill called Calvary.
Brian Redhead continues his
12-part religious relay race towards the Middle Ages. This week he examines the fifth century and the world of Leo, the Bishop of Rome supposed to have lost his heart and fingers to a married woman. What lay behind the flying deterrent which dissuaded Attila the Squat from invading Rome, and what was the eighth deadly sin? Reader MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES Researcher RUTH BEN-OR
Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Reader: Michael Tudor
Producer: Frances Gumley

: With Great Pleasure

Mary O'Hara
In company with Kate Binchy and Sion Probert , Mary O'Hara presents, before an audience in the Theatre Royal, Winchester, a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.
'It might have something to do with the landscape - the sometimes terrifying seas or the islanders' independent way of life - but the Arran Islands have inspired a remarkable number of literary works.' Producer ALEC REID
BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Mary O'Hara

: In Touch

News and views for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer ANNE THEAKSTONE For weekly factsheets or quarterly bulletins summarising broadcast information, send a large sae, approx 13" x 9", to: [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

In tonight's programme Paul Allen visits a major exhibition of the Yeats family's work in Dublin and Michael Oliver presents the first report from this year's Edinburgh Festival, which contains works to celebrate the centenary of Scottish playwright James Bridie. Producers
SIMON BROUGHTON (in London) and MIKE GREENWOOD (in Edinburgh) (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: James Bridie.
Unknown: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

The Countrywoman 7: A Feed of Whiskey

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 A Calculus of Fields
11.50 Who Will Care for Me while I'm Dying?

: Continental Cabaret Chansons

2: Musical Games
... played with Rossini,
Richard Strauss , Debussy, Richard Tauber , Verdi and Schubert, by LES QUATRE BARBUS. BETOVE, DAJOS BELA BAND.
KARL VALENTIN. the KATAKOMBEN-JUNGENS. LES FRERES JACQUES. and the VIENNESE KABARETT DER KLASSIKER, who sing the Grand March of the Minister of Public Inauguration.
(sung in French and German) Records (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Richard Tauber
Unknown: Karl Valentin.
Unknown: Kabarett Der

: 'amNews

FM joins at 12. 10am

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