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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Plus a five-day weather forecast Producers TIM FINNEY. DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London With Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Andy Smith

: The Week on 4

with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Leaving Home

Written and read in ten parts by Garrison Keillor 6: Pontoon Boat (R)


Unknown: Garrison Keillor

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

A series of 15 poems by T. s ELIOT 6: MungojerrieandRumpelteazer Read by Wendy Hiller
Producer GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Read By: Wendy Hiller
Producer: Glyn Dearman.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Guest Workers by MICHAEL WHERLY
Read by David Gooderson Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: David Gooderson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

All things praise thee;
Genesis 9 vv 1-18; All my hope on God is founded. BBC Wales

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Birthday of Buddha by JOHN SNELUNG (R) (e)
11 15 Publications Review Resources for teachers from BBC Enterprises. (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
3: I'm a Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box
3: Why, Oh Why? Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Fit to Fly by JEAN KENWARD Stereo (R)(e)


Unknown: John Snelung
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Dougie MacLean.

: Down Your Way

When you have wearied of the valiant spires of this County Town,
Of its wide white streets and glistening museums, and black monastic walls,
Of its red motors and lumbering trams, and self-sufficient people,
I will take you walking with me to a place you have not seen -
Half town and half country - the land of the Canal.
TUC boss Norman Willis echoes the sentiments of poet
James Elroy Flecker as he rediscovers the delights of the Oxford Canal. Producer JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman Willis
Unknown: James Elroy Flecker
Producer: Jill Marshall.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Andrew Motion Readers ANDREW SACHS and BARBARA JEFFORD
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS. BBC Bristol Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

from the Radio Show, Earls Court, London.
Presented by John Howard Producer HAZEL CASTELL Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard
Producer: Hazel Castell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles.
Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 1
John Packwood (teacher)
Simon Surtees (careers officer) Valerie Pascual (teacher)
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Questions set by LAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
● HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Packwood
Unknown: Simon Surtees
Unknown: Valerie Pascual
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake with James Naughtie at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Let's 's Be Pirates Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY and BERNARD CRIBBINS Today's story: Captain Crab's Secret Weapon by ALEXA ROMANES Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Yellow Everywhere Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ALEC SABIN. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope Noises Off by FRED HARRIS With FRED HARRIS , JULIE RICHMOND and CLIFFORD NORGATE. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 3: Reptiles (R) (e)


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Bernard Cribbins
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Shireen Shah
Presented By: Alec Sabin.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond
Unknown: Clifford Norgate.

: Woman's Hour

live from the Radio Show, Earls Court,
Jenni Murray introduces the daily forum for women. Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (6) Editor CLARE SELERIEGREY


Introduces: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Seleriegrey

: Poppies

A play by GEORGE TARRY. Stereo


Play By: George Tarry.
Poppies by GEORGE TARRY with and The time: early in the next century. Britain is no longer a democracy. Peter Dawson flies into London from New York to tie up a deal supplying industrial cleaners to British
Nuclear.: Once here, he falls foul of the Public Order Police - the 'Poppies'.
Directed: by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo First broadcast as SNT 1 October 1988.Contributors
Writer: George Tarry
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Peter Dawson: Peter Marinker
Chas Wagner: Blain Fairman
Chief Supt Bird: Terry Molloy
Alex Cregan: Jayne Dowell
Jack Moloney: John Dixon
Lord Cregan: Edwin Richfield
Sgt Morgan: Geoff Serle
Martha: Carmen Munroe
Katie: Kate Niklaus
Officers and soldiers: Tim Durham
Officers and soldiers: Tim Killik
Officers and soldiers: Graham Padden
Officers and soldiers: David Vann
Party guests: Gillian Goodman
Party guests: Hedli Niklaus.
Party guests: Judith Pearson

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles take the opportunity to remove their tail-coats, loosen their bow ties and show off the lighter side of their repertoire.
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Including special reports throughout the week from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London W1A 1AA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy with Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Archers

: My Heroes

A series of six conversations with Cliff Morgan and guests. 4: Hugh McIlvanney , award-winning sports journalist of the Observer
Producer PETER GRIFFITHS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Hugh McIlvanney
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: The Confidential Clerk

by T.S.Eliot

'It's strange enough to have two parents - But I should have four! What about the others?... Now I want to know whose son I am.' Surprises are in store for the Mulhammer household when Sir Claude's new clerk is granted his wish.
Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C adapted and played by TREVOR ALLAN
Directed by ED THOMASON . Stereo


Played By: Trevor Allan
Directed By: Ed Thomason
Sir Claude Mulhammer: John Rowe
Mr Eggerson: Clifford Rose
Colby Simpkins: Aden Gillett
B Kaghan: David Shaw-Parker
Lucasta Angel: Diana Blackburn
Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer: Zena Walker
Mrs Guzzard: Mary Wimbush

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn considers a new 'complete' recording of the Jerome Kern musical Showboat and talks to its conductor John McGlinn.
Also in the programme French director Louis Malle 's new film and Brian Friel 's play Making History.


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Conductor: John McGlinn.
Director: Louis Malle
Director: Brian Friel
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running by CHRISTOPHER HOPE abridged in ten episodes by DAVID BUCK
Read by Jack Klaff (1)
In 1987 the novelist Christopher Hope returned to his native
South Africa for the first time in 12years. Observing theall-white elections being held, he journeyed back into his own childhood and into the troubled past of his homeland. Producer A. J. QUINN
● HEAR THIS! page 25


Read By: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Producer: A. J. Quinn

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey , with a special report by Peter Hill from the Labour
Party Conference in Blackpool. Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Michael Vestey
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum - University Magazine
11.50 Managing Schools

: Travellers' Tales

A series of four programmes in which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 1: Glinka in Italy and Spain with Producer RAY ABBOT (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Ray Abbot
Glinka: Edward de Souza

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Advanced-Level English The Metaphysical Poets: Background. Stereo (e)

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