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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Snelung

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20,8.20 Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and IAN BROWN in London
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Ian Brown

: The Past Is Myself

Read by Ann Morrish (10)


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ann Morrish

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Sue Lawley Stereo


Unknown: Salman Rushdie

: Famous for 15 Minutes

'In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.'
In a series of six programmes, Jenni Mills talks to people who were famous for 15 minutes, and discovers what happened after their 15 minutes were up.
1: Erika Roe shot to fame in January 1982 when she ran topless across the pitch at Twickenham during a rugby international.
At the time she described it as 'just a sudden whim' but what effect has that run across the turf had on her life?
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill
0 HEAR THIS! page 6


Talks: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producers CAROLE LACEY and BERNARD THOMPSON


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Bernard Thompson

: Morning Story

The Man from Cannes by YVONNE QUINN
Read by Kathryn Hurlbutt Producer LUCY LUNT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Yvonne Quinn
Read By: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Daily Service

NEM p 97; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 29; Isaiah 6, vv 1-10; Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313) Stereo

: Enterprise Winners

It's decision time. The judges have made up their minds who is to get the £10.000 prize as the most promising small business in the 1988 Radio 4! Radio Times Enterprise Competition. All ten finalists are assembled for the award ceremony....
Producer ROSIE GREENHAM BBC Pebble Mill
INFO: page 107

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search All around US (RV) Presented by ASTLEY JONES and DR TONY GIBSON Written and produced by DEREK FARMER (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Cinderella? (1) with IAN HUMPHRIS Producer PETER HUTCHINGS Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Astley Jones
Presented By: Dr Tony Gibson
Produced By: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Ian Humphris
Producer: Peter Hutchings

: I Say, I Say

But the Melody Lingers On
David Crystal speaks loudly and quietly, quickly and slowly, and concludes that the speed, pitch and melody of the voice are almost more important than what is said.


Producer: Alan Wilding

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For information about this week's programme, write for Factsheet No 38: You and Yours. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy
In which Russell Davies traces the progress of those writers and performers who have turned to the wireless to keep Britain entertained through thick and thin.
Producer NEIL CARGILL . Stereo


Unknown: Russell Davies
Written By: Russell Davies
Producer: Neil Cargill

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Towser and the Terrible Thing by TONY ROSS Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox Zinty and Zip by JANETTA HOWIE Narrated by THORA hird Producer COLIN SMITH Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (1) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 The Friday Serial Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain and Tim and Charlotte by EDWARD ARDIZZONE Read by BERNARD CRIBBINS Producer DEREK FARMER (e)


Unknown: Tony Ross
Producer: Colin Smith
Presented By: Hilary James
Produced By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Little Tim
Unknown: Edward Ardizzone
Read By: Bernard Cribbins

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham
The programme that invites men to eavesdrop on what women really think about. Serial: Jane Eyre by CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Last of 19 episodes abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Juliet Stevenson
(Music: Leigh's Music for String Orchestra)
Presenter Sally Jones


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Juliet Stevenson
Presenter: Sally Jones

: Cold Comfort Farm

by STELLA GIBBONS adapted in four parts by ELIZABETH PROUD with 3: Elfine's Rights
In which Flora's plots begin to thicken and she seems to be making headway over the tidying-up of the farm.
But she has reckoned without Aunt Ada Doom....
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stella Gibbons
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Piano: Terence Allbright
Violin: Alison Hurry
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Flora Poste: Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons: Elizabeth Proud
Reader: John Westbrook
Mr Mybug: Michael Spice
Elfine Starkadder: Jane Knowles
Claud Hart-Harris: Roger Hammond
Harkaway Starkadder: David Timson
Mrs Beetle: Mirtam Margolyes
Urk Starkadder: Christopher Scott
Seth Starkadder: Sion Probert
Adam Lambsbreath: Cyril Shaps
Micah Starkadder: Alexander John
Reuben Starkadder: Trevor Martin
Judith Starkadder: Margaret Robertson
Amos Starkadder: John Hollis
Monsieur Solide: Alan Dudley
Aunt Ada Doom: Fabia Drake
Abbe Fausse-Maigre: Malcolm Hayes
Richard Hawk-Monitor: Stephen Garlick
Mrs Hawk-Monitor: Margot Boyd
Meriam: Amanda Murray
Mark Dolour: Stephen Garlick
Rennett Starkadder: Christine Absalom
Young man: David McAlister

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

It's boom time in Warrington. But not everyone's feeling secure in this upwardly-mobile corner of the north west. A young reporter is worried about leaving her home town. There's a ghost in the photographer's darkroom. And a local enthusiast is dreaming of a Mad Hatter's theme park. 1: The Warrington Guardian A portrait in miniature of late 80s Britain.
Written and compiled by TONY WILKINSON


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough 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: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs is in the driving seat with Tom Boswell firing on all cylinders; Alanah Martin signals extra directions as they consider transport on land, sea and air. Go with Going Places! Producer MOLLY PRICE-OWEN


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Molly Price-Owen

: News

: The Archers

BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: Sam Jacobs
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Paullne Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman
Bert Fry: Roger Hume

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Any Questions?

Lord Alexander, qc
Angela Rumbold , mp,
Minister of State for Education John Prescott , mp and Ann Mallalieu , qc tackle the issues raised in Seer Green, Buckinghamshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Angela Rumbold
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Stop Press

Geoffrey Goodman presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and interviews the people behind the headlines. Producer JOHN FORSYTH


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: John Forsyth

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Haitink's Ring
Bernard Haitink has been Music Director of the Royal Opera for a year now and he talks to Christopher Cook on the eve of his most ambitious project at Covent Garden. Next Friday he conducts the first night of the first opera in Wagner's Ring cycle -
Das Rheingold , and over the next three years he will be staging the remaining three operas in the cycle. Haitink talks about his work at the Royal Opera House and his Wagnerian nights.


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Das Rheingold
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey


Presented By: Michael Vestey

: Olympiod 88

The first of two programmes about the oddities of Olympic antics. The ancient sports of synchronised emperor-stabbing and kebab-throwing are analysed by the resident historian. There's also a feature on how the Russians train their athletes in the womb. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
Written by STEVE PUNT Produced by BILL DARE


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Steve Punt
Produced By: Bill Dare

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 2 - People Speaking
3: Talk at Work (R) (e)

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