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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Bay

with JOHN SNELLINC. Stereo


Unknown: John Snellinc.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.22,8.22 Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and Ian BROWN in London
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.50* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Ian Brown

: The Past Is Myself

Part 8

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGlE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team returns this season with a visit to the Glasgow
Garden Festival, where
Fred Downham , Dr Stefan Buczacki and Sid Robertson answer queries from an audience in the BBC Pavilion.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Visit by HENRIETTA SOAMES Read by Lesley Manville Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Henrietta Soames
Read By: Lesley Manville
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 114; Tell out, my soul (bp 81); Psalm 119, vv 1-8;
Matthew 9, vv 1-13; The eternal gifts of Christ the King (BBC HB 234) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (1) Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (R)(e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Sherlock Holmes and the Screaming Tower
1: A Ticket to Foxbone Buffers with and Written and produced by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listening and Reading Rabbit and Tiger Written and read by GRACE HALLWORTH Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Bricks and Sticks by BERLIE DOHERTY Producer MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Produced By: John Taylor.
Read By: Grace Hallworth
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Producer: Mary Haydon.
Holmes: Crawford Logan
Watson: Michael Tudor Barnes

: The Wednesday Feature

In Kilvert Country
Fifty years ago the first volume of Kilvert 's Diary was published - a vivid record of life in the Welsh Border countryside in the 1870s, as observed by the young curate of Clyro.
June Knox-Mawer travels through that same countryside, seeking an explanation to
Kilvert's continuing appeal. Reader SIMON CUFF


Producer: Anne Howells

: Enquire Within

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Rumpole and the Show Folk

The sixth in a series of seven plays by John Mortimer
with Maurice Denham as Rumpole
(Stereo) (R)


Writer: John Mortimer
Director: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Maggie Frere: Margaret Robertson
Mr Croft: Steve Hodson
Kirsten Hope: Diana Bishop
AlanCopeland: Robin Browne
Mr Handyside: Hector Ross
Jarvis Allen: Jonathan Scott
Mr Justice Skelton: Derek Farr
Tommy Pierce: Peter Woodthorpe
Dannie Derwent: Alec Bregonzi
Mr Senior: John Church

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Harry the Dirty Dog by GENE ZION . Stereo
2.05 WPFM The weekly live radio magazine fortheunder-20s. Presented by jo WHILEY Producer NICK WARE. Stereo (e) Use the helpline to access database information on all available courses and training options throughout the UK. Phone [number removed] (free) Lines open from 2,15-3. 15pm


Unknown: Gene Zion
Presented By: Jo Whiley
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you can meet poets and politians, models and musicians,
Diane Ambache talks about the orchestra she formed and which she conducts from the piano. Serial: Jane Eyre (17)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Talks: Diane Ambache
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Who'll Look After Little Ben?

Sheila and Richard are getting divorced. It is all quite amicable, except for one thing. Who gets custody of little Ben?
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Scofield
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Richard: Michael Tudor Barnes
Sheila: Joan Walker
ViV: Polly James
Steve: Lan Michie
Mr Grove: Garard Green
Mrs Scott: Diana Olsson
Policeman: Stephen Rashbrook

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to the poet Gavin Ewart. Reader GARARD GREEN Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Gavin Ewart.

: News

: Relative Values


: Kaleidoscope Extra

Seoul Music
Christopher Cook tunes in to the 'Top Ten' in Seoul, and finds out to what extent Korean rock music is indistinguishable from the Western variety and whether it has something special to say about the Korean way of life.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Olympic Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 world tour draws to a close at the Neighbour's Hall, Great Milton.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Michael Parkinson and Bill Pertwee. Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Michael Parkinson
Assisted By: Bill Pertwee.
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

: Going to the Dogs

Meet the men and women who either have fun or make money, - and sometimes, if they're lucky, both - at one of the nation's greyhound stadiums. Some go for the excitement and entertainment; for others it's their livelihood; to many it's simply for the thrill of owning and racing a pet.
Producer ANNIE CLIFFORD BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Producer: Annie Clifford

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club: 3: Trevor Island

by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
An evil pirate chief is avoiding justice. The Stranger sends Zizz to kill him '... and let me tell you, my friends: if villainy may be given a name, its name.... is Trevor!'


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Music: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Zizz: Martin Jarvis
Captain White: Richard Pearson
Peggs: Robin Ellis
Kipper: Melvyn Hayes
The Stranger: Peter Howell
Bannister: Ron Pember
Felch: Michael Ripper
Editor: Bill Wallis
Barman: William Simons

: Punters

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Profile

A radio portrait, in conversation, recollection and anecdote


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

Difficulties with Girls is the title of Kingsley Amis's new novel discussed in tonight's programme, which also includes a play about Joyce Grenfell and a report on Sir Peter Maxwell Davies 's new opera Resurrection.
Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer NOAH RICHLER


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Presented By: Paul Vaughan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Rights and Wrongs of Modern Art
11.50 The Strategic Defence Initiative

: The Old School Ties

3: It is 1966 - the girls at
Haslingden Grammar and Secondary Modern schools are shortening their skirts, the boys are looking forward to the World Cup.
Jenni Mills takes former pupils back to the classroom to relive the 60s at school.


Unknown: Jenni Mills

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 2 People Speaking Extracts from broadcasts for use in the Oral Communication section of GCSE
1: Speaking for Effect Compiled by SIMON FULLER Stereo (R)(e)

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