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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters, BBC London W1A 1M


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Tennis and the Masai

Part 3

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the last of the current series of interviews, the award_ winning novelist Susan Hill talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the most significant influences which have shaped her life.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Susan Hill
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: The Education of Hyman Kaplan

byLEOROSTEN abridged in six episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Kerry Shale (6)
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: The Gardening Quiz


: Morning Story

Are You Coming to Jerusalem? by WILLIAM PALMER
Read by David Gooderson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: William Palmer
Read By: David Gooderson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371);
Psalm 1; Hebrews 11, vv 8-16; 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360) Stereo

: The Girl Who Never Grew Up

Like her most famous character, the irreverent and anarchic Pippi Longstocking , the Swedish children's writer
Astrid Lindgren refuses to grow up. 'I write for the child in me,' she says with a smile.
Chris Powling profiles this
80-year-old writer whose books have delighted children all over the world.


Unknown: Pippi Longstocking
Unknown: Astrid Lindgren
Unknown: Chris Powling
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: Remembrance of Gigs Past


: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley For information about this week 's programme, write for Factsheet No 35 to: You and Yours. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Buckley

: Rumpole

The Dear Departed The third in a series of seven plays byJOHN MORTIMER with and
Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, forsakes his normal stamping ground to appear in a disputed-will case. He learns how to address an empty jury box and cope with a client who has passed over.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Horace Rumpole
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Hilda: Margot Boyd
Miss Beasley: Jill Balcon
Mr Pontefract: Preston Lockwood
Guthrie Featherstone: Michael Spice
Mr Justice Venables: Peter Pratt
Percival Ollard: Martin Friend

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Nick Wqrrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Trimble Town Band's Surprise Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

The daily forum for women offers a heady blend of the timeless and the topical, the personal, practical and the political.
Serial: Jane Eyre (2)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Oxfords

by DAVID STAFFORD with '... The only thing I ever remember him saying that makes enduring sense is
"Winkle-pickers may come and go but the classic black Oxford will go on for ever".'
When his father dies Roger has to work out what his true destiny is - and whether or not he can evade it.
Directed by ANNETTE OGDEN Stereo


Unknown: David Stafford
Directed By: Annette Ogden
Roger: Tim McInnerny
Alecto: Andy de la Tour
Megaera: Sonia Ritter R
Uncle Alf: Norman Bird
Annie: Polly James
Neil: Ian Targett
Dawn: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Lucy: Joanna MacKie
Geoff: Michael Tudor Barnes
Snooker commentator: Paul Sirr

: Rich Pickings

Last of five anthologies From the Fields
'A beanfield full in blossom smells as sweet
As Araby, or groves of orange flowers.'
Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco go through the fields, hunting for mushrooms and blackberry-picking, in poetry and prose.
Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Producer: Julia Parker

: News

: Relative Values

In this series of four family portraits, Michael O'Donnell explores how shifting social and moral attitudes in Britain have affected family life. Stereo


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Kaleidoscope Extra

20th-century Troubadour
Esther Lamandier refreshes the repertoire other singers fail to reach. From the songs of travelling minstrels to 20th-century tangos, from hymns to the Virgin to tales of courtly love, Lamandier has made a virtue of half-forgotten works in medieval Latin, high German and ancient Provencale.
Christopher Page talks to the French singer about the repertoire she has made her own.


Unknown: Esther Lamandier
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 world tour continues at Uxbridge Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Robin Bailey and Robert Powell


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Robin Bailey
Assisted By: Robert Powell
Written By: Peter Hickey
Written By: Malcolm Williamson
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: The Big Fun Show

The Strange Tale of the House of Big Fun by CHARLES DICKENS adapted in 238 parts by PAUL MERTON and JOHN IRWIN 35: What is the mysterious secret lying in the dusty safe of Messrs Phibbs , Grunty and Squabbcrumm.....?
With additional material by the cast, and songs various by MR HAWKS
Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Messrs Phibbs
Producer: David Tyler
Old Gobflap: Paul Merton
Young Gobflap: John Irwin
Lady Poshleigh: Josie Lawrence
Jethro Nortie: Nell Mullarkey
Hurdy-gurdy man: Tony Hawks
Mr Quivernob: Julian Clary

: The Seven Ages of Health

The promotion of good health is an expanding industry in the late 1980s. Which approaches to health promotion are most successful in keeping people away from the doctor? Home, Safe Home
From birth to the age of 5, the causes of disease and injury lie mainly in the home. Georgina Ferry takes a look at ventures aimed at this age group and its parents: from a car-seat loan scheme in Sheffield to the trial of a new vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella in Rosyth.


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power
You, the punters, report on your own stories with the help and support of Susan Marling and Nigel Farrell.
You ask the questions and investigate an intriguing range of life's injustices, problems and quirks. Join the Punters chase for answers and share the informative, entertaining and often unexpected results.
Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM Editor MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.05am) If you would like to take part in Punters write (with address and telephone number) to: Punters,
Radio 4, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Farrell.

: Profile

A radio portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents this edition live from the Edinburgh Fringe. There's a report on the best of this year's comedy acts and some of the dramatic highlights and oddities featuring in the Festival.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden
3: Dr Grantly Prepares the Defence

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Poets of the Keyboard

David Willmott introduces records of four pianists famous for their interpretations of Chopin.
3: Vladimir Ashkenazy


Introduces: David Willmott
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Open University

11.30 Art and Imperialism
11.50 The Second Reform Act

: News

FM joins at 12.10

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