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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Ogston.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Jon Silverman in London and Sue MacGregor at the TUC in Bournemouth
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JUUAN TUTT
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Jon Silverman
Presented By: Sue MacGregor

: Tennis and the Masai

Part 8

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: The Gardening Quiz

Did you ever meet a gardener who was absolutely content andpleased? DEAN HOLE.
A Book about Gardens, 1870
A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting.
This week's guests are David Hicks , Jill Balcon ,
Thomas Hinde and Nicholas Parsons. Question master
Dr Stefan Buczacki Producer IAN STRACHAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting.
Unknown: David Hicks
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Thomas Hinde
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Question Master: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Producer: Ian Strachan

: Morning Story

Catching Butterflies by MARIAN MCCRAITH
Read by Sian Thomas


Unknown: Marian McCraith
Read By: Sian Thomas

: Daily Service

NEM p 84; Father, hear the prayer we offer (EH 385); Psalm 27,
Part 2; Matthew 25, w 31-45;
0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

Lord of the Lyceum
Henry Irving (1833-1905)
'Today the flags throughout the Kingdom fly at half-mast and every London cab driver has tied a black bow to his whip; not for a general, or a statesman, or a member of a royal family, but for an actor. Sir Henry Irving , the most admired and influential actor-manager of the age died yesterday - 13 October 1905.'
Jeffrey Richards , with a distinguished company of artists, including ELLEN TERRY. VIOLET VANBRUGH. JOHN MARTIN
HARVEY and EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. celebrates the theatrical life and achievement of this first knight of the theatre. With Daniel Massey as Henry Irving and Polly James , Diana Olsson Norman Bird , David March Clifford Norgate and Crawford Logan Written and compiled by JEFFREY RICHARDS
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
9 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Sir Henry Irving
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Ellen Terry.
Unknown: Violet Vanbrugh.
Unknown: John Martin
Unknown: Edward Gordon Craig.
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Directed By: John Powell

: Remembrance of Gigs Past


: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Rumpole

The Defence of Guthrie Featherstone
The fourth in a series of seven plays by JOHN MORTIMER with Maurice Denham as Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, puts his talents at the disposal of his Head of Chambers, who faces serious charges before an implacable tribunal.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Guthrie Featherstone
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Hilda Horace Rumpole
Directed By: Peter King.
Phillida Trant: Amanda Murray
Guthrie Featherstone: Michael Spice
Bertie Timson: Michael Elphick
Marigold Featherstone: Angela Thorne
Mr Keith: Lockwood West
Mr Justice Vosper: Robert Harris

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie including reports from the TUC in Bournemouth


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: Roly-Poly and the Safari Park Jeep Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

The hour which blends the timeless and the topical, the personal, the practical and the political. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Serial: Jane Eyre (7)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Double Bill

Two plays on interlinked themes by BERNARD MAC LAVERTY The Break and and Some Surrender with and 'I have not believed for 25 years. But what could I do? A son who was looked up to by everyone around him - climbing through the ranks of the Church like nobody's business -the youngest-ever Cardinal.' Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Mac Laverty
Directed By: Stewart Conn
the father: With J G Devlin
the son: Sean Barrett
Voice/John: Anthony Jackson
the father: James Ellis
the son: Ian McElhinney

: Time for Verse

The first of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet Gavin Ewart about his life and work. Reader GARARD GREEN Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol Stereo


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Producer: Alec Reid

: 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. 2: The Hewitts
Everyone thinks their children are special - but what happens when one of them truly is?
The Hewitts soon discovered - and life for them has never been the same since. Researcher RUTH ADAM
Producer SHARON BANOFF Stereo


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Ruth Adam
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Kaleidoscope Extra

In addition to the great dramas, Chekhov also wrote a number of boulevard comedies and humorous short stories. A selection of these have been brought together and adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn under the title of The Sneeze. Phil Penfold reports on the production from Newcastle, where it opens at the Theatre Royal, and talks to its cast, which includes
Rowan Atkinson and Timothy West. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Phil Penfold
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Timothy West.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Hugh Sykes with reports from the TUC in Bournemouth
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 world tour continues at Longparish village hall.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings, and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Gerald Harper and Bernard Cribbins Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Gerald Harper
Assisted By: Bernard Cribbins
Written By: Peter Hickey
Written By: Malcolm Williamson
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

Presented by Peter Day. The programme which investigates innovation, initiative, enterprise and success in the world of commerce.


Presented By: Peter Day.
Unknown: Sian Jarvis

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club: 1: The Pet and the Pendulum

by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
With John Nettleton as The Rev Mr. Penny, Jim Broadbent as Dr Westler and Adam Wide as Peter.

Following the murder of the Honourable Clarence Green, all is as usual at the Mausoleum Club. The members are relaxing in the smoking room when a mysterious stranger arrives. The Rev Mr Penny proceeds to deliver his tale. The stranger listens.


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Music: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Rev Mr. Penny: John Nettleton
Dr. Westler: Jim Broadbent
Peter: Adam Wide
Stranger: Peter Howell
Archbishop: Michael Deacon
Burgher: John Samson
Burgheress: Elizabeth Richards
Felch: Michael Ripper
Barman: Alan Thompson
Dogman: Ian Michie

: 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? 2: Chips with Nothing
These days children between 5 and 11 are being encouraged to take responsibility for their own health. Georgina Ferry discovers how 7-year-olds in Reading are taught to choose low-fat and high-fibre school meals, and children in Glasgow are deterred from smoking. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Punters

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am)

: Profile

A radio portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

Alice Thomas Ellis 's new novel The Skeleton in the Cupboard is included in tonight's arts magazine, and Roger Hill talks to Scottish rock group the Proclaimers.
Presenter Christopher Bigsby
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Interviewer: Roger Hill
Interviewees: The Proclaimers
Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden
8: Mount Olympus

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including special reports by Larry Harris from the TUC in Bournemouth


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Larry Harris

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Writing about Art
11.50 French 18th-century Art

: Antony Hopkins Talking about Music

This evening: Elgar's Wand of Youth suites (R)

: am lw News

FM joins at 12.10

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