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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with JUDITH ONEILL. Stereo


Unknown: Judith Oneill.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Wicked Stepmother's Lament

by SARA MAITLAND abridged by DOREEN ESTALL ReadbyJUlGascoine
'They called her Cinderella.
I'm not exactly looking for self-justification ... all I want to say is that it's more complicated than it's told.'
(First broadcast on Woman s Hour)


Unknown: Sara Maitland
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Dacre of Glanton talks to Sue La wley. Stereo

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
If you have questions you wish to raise with those responsible for BBC output, write to: Feedback, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: John Watkins

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Bernard Thompson

: Morning Story

Tommy Moss Is Dead and Gone by SEAN LOUGHRAN
Read by Kevin Flood Producer KATHRYN BAIRD BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Tommy Moss
Read By: Kevin Flood
Producer: Kathryn Baird

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Come down, 0 Love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 23; I Corinthians 11, vv 17-26; God is love (BBC HB 7) Stereo

: Latin Americans

Eight portraits presented by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 5: Edgard Leal
Edgard Leal is managing director of a Venezuelan state-owned oil company. As the end of the financial year approaches, it's not his own annual results that worry him - he's concerned that Venezuela depends far too much on its oil industry.
Series producer MICK WEBB Stereo (R)


Presented By: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Presented By: Edgard Leal
Presented By: Edgard Leal

: Rebels

A series of six programmes 3: Pier Paolo Pasolini
'He had two souls: one mad, damned, riotous, malicious; the other mild, tranquil, charitable, full of compassion.'
Film-maker, novelist, journalist and poet, Pier Paolo Pasolini fits into no easy category. He was a Roman Catholic, a Communist, a defender of traditional standards, a promiscuous homosexual, a stern moralist and a rebel against bourgeois values. Written and presented by Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Researcher Michael Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: You and Yours: Call to Account

The Manpower Services Commission was disbanded this year. Responsibility for all government job-training schemes was passed to the new Training Commission. Has it managed to improve your chances of getting a job? John Howard calls it to account.


Reporter: John Howard

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy A Socialist government and rationing kept the comedy writers busy as 1950 approached, but change was in the air, as Russell Davies illustrates.
Following the death of ITMA's TOMMY HANDLEY , the American influence on radio scripts began to make its impact.
(Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Written By: Russell Davies

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Donald and His Very Own Parcel Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

from Glasgow
Mary Marquis invites you to share the hour that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking.
Story: Ding Dong Bell by MARIE CROSSMAN
Read by Brenda Blethyn 'Ever since it had been whispered that she was in line for Sales Girl of the Year, Millie Varley had found it hard to concentrate.'


Unknown: Marie Crossman
Read By: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Millie Varley

: The Princess Casamassima

by HENRY JAMES dramatised in five episodes by BETTY DAVIES with
4: Paul Muniment
'If Hyacinth doesn't even believe in what he pretends to do, that's a pretty situation!
What is he in for? What devilish folly has he undertaken?'
Storyteller RICHARD TATE
Directed by BETTY DAVIES. Stereo


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Paul Muniment
Directed By: Betty Davies.
the Princess: Elizabeth Bell
Hyacinth Robinson: Mark Ashton
Millicent Henning: Imelda Staunton
Mr Vetch: John Samson
Rose Muniment: Joan Walker
Eustache Poupin: Michael Deacon
Paul Muniment: James Noble
Lady Aurora: Deborah Norton
Mme Grandoni: Barbara Atkinson

: News

: J. Kingston Platt

recalls yet more intriguing and revealing episodes from his lifetime in show business. 1: The Teabag Affair
Written and told by Peter Jones in four parts
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Told By: Peter Jones
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Test Match Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continuedon FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Freewheeling

Last in the present series with Barry Norman.
Tonight Mike Dickin 's Code
Cracker competition reaches its conclusion. 'Well, have you cracked it? Have you worked out the code that will lead you to the hiding place of the Radio Times minicar and the portable phone? Barry's all at sea, but I'll be waiting with a supply of shovels to help you to complete your task.' Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Barry Norman.
Unknown: Mike Dickin
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Towards 2000 with the Radio 4 Generation

The Future of the Seven Deadly Sins
Today: Avarice and Envy
The fourth of six programmes. Is acquiring wealth a sin or an admirable part of our enterprise culture? This programme, from the Maritime Museum in Liverpool, asks whether the gulf between rich and poor will increase or if there will be a backlash to the 'greed creed'? Chairman John Humphrys Researcher JO WHILEY Producers BILL MORRIS and JANE BERTHOUD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Researcher Jo Whiley
Producers: Bill Morris

: Stop Press

Michael Elliott presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and interviews with the people behind the headlines.


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: John Forsyth

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

at the Edinburgh Festival with Paul Allen , including reports from the new Italian
Exhibitions and Cat Cinderella - fairy tale, Neopolitan style - plus the best from the fringe. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Stories
3: The Self-Loathing Diet or How to Hate Yourself into Thin Air Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Aspects of the Fringe

In the last of two programmes,
Hunter and Docherty introduce a selection of the best cabaret and comedy at this year's
Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producers MARK
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Robson David Tyler

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