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: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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 PETER DAY
7 00, 8.00 Today s News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Leaving Home

8: Thanksgiving

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

8: The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles
Read by Penelope Keith. Stereo


Read By: Penelope Keith.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones digs into the bulging postbag and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve listeners gardening problems. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions. onpostcardsonlyto:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. POBox27. Oxford Road. Manchester M60 ISJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Beautiful People of Juan Les Pins by IAIN MACDONALD Read by Kim Wall Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Juan Les Pins
Unknown: Iain MacDonald
Read By: Kim Wall
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 9; Come, ye thankful people, come (BBC HB 439);
Psalm 19; Deuteronomy 8 vv 1-10; We plough the fields (BBC HB 444) Stereo

: For Schools

ll.OOSingingTogether Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (1) Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Story of Mary Cannon by FIZ COLEMAN with JANETTE BEVERLEY as Mary, the Storyteller
1: Wheels of Change. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listening and Reading Lost! by KARA MAY Read by JOHN TALBOT (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner As Big as an Elephant by BERLIE DOHERTY. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Fiz Coleman
Unknown: Janette Beverley
Read By: John Talbot
Unknown: Berlie Doherty.

: The Wednesday Feature

The Crofters' Way
Ian Bradley travels to the highlands and islands to discover what is not so much agriculture as a way of life. Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: John Arnott

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow , with the help of the experts answers your questions.
Questions to: Enquire Within, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard live from the Radio Show, Earls Court, London


Presented By: John Howard

: Take the Money and Run

Dramatised in four parts by ALAN DOWNER with and 1: The Package
Private investigator Mark Savage is visited by the mysterious Mr Morton , who is willing to pay him three times his usual fee to deliver a package to Wales.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Downer
Unknown: Mark Savage
Unknown: Mr Morton
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Mark Savage: Mick Ford
Julie Remington: Janet Dibley
'Mitch': Zelah Clarke
George Morton: Roger Hammond
Mike Davies: Simon Cuff
'Auntie': Christine Pollon

: 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 Comer The Cuttlefish in Trouble. Stereo
2.05 WPFM The weekly magazine for the under-20s, live from the Radio Show, Earls Court. Presented by JO WHILEY. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that celebrates women of achievement, Jenni Murray talks to Annie Davies. forensic scientist at Scotland Yard. Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist by JILL TWEEDIE
Last of eight episodes abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Rosemary Martin Music: Bolcom's Second Sonata


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Annie Davies.
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Rosemary Martin

: The Turning of the Tide

An isolated, wind-swept house in East Anglia provides the ideal setting for a 'perfect murder'.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Lucy: Elizabeth Proud
Susan: Joan Walker
Matthew: Kim Wall
Leonard: Peter Tuddenham
Local man: Peter Craze

: Time for Verse

The last 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

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Dublin Theatre Festival celebrates the city's millennium this year with an emphasis on Irish events, presenting new plays by Frank McGuinness and Antoine 0 Flatharta.
Paul Allen talks to some of those involved in the festival. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Frank McGuinness
Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Fiona McLean

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
Including reports from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
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: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

with Clement Freud
Derek Nimmo , Wendy Richard Kenneth Williams and Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9. 05am L W)

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club: 5: The T Machine

by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Starring Roy Kinnear as Mr Tilly and Patrick Allen as Julius Venn.
(Broadcast on Saturday at 11.00pm)


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Music: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Mr Tilly: Roy Kinnear
Julius Venn: Patrick Allen
Mrs Boyle: Patti Coombs
Stranger: Peter Howell
Honesty: Polly James
Bertie: John Baddeley
Freddie: John Samson
Felch: Michael Ripper

: America - the Movie

A reflected history in seven reels
Reel 2: Print the Legend!
With the opinions of Jeffrey Richards , Kevin Brownlow and the voices of JOHN BAXTER
JOHN WAYNE and HENRY FONDA Narrated by Christopher Frayling Compiled and researched by PAUL WELLS
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: John Baxter
Unknown: Lindsay Anderson.
Unknown: Dan Ford
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Script By: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell.

: From Sea to Shining Sea

A six-part series.
Sally Hardcastle travels across the United States talking to Americans about the last 25 years of their country's life. 2: The Divided Society
The Johnson years, when civil rights for blacks were won but a faraway war was lost - the result was a fractured America. Producer DAVID POWELL


Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: David Powell

: Kaleidoscope

The career of Swedish actor Max von Sydow has spanned the roles of Jesus in Cecil B. de Mille's The Greatest Story Ever
Told and a priest in The Exorcist.
Now he is in London to appear as Prospero in Jonathan Miller 's production of the Tempest.
He talks about his work in films and theatre with Christopher Cook. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Max von Sydow
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod with a report by Peter Hill from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Travellers' Tales

3: Liszt the Man with John Shrapnel and Angela Down. stereo (R)


Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: Angela Down.

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Advanced-Level English The Metaphysical Poets: George Herbert and Andrew Marvell. Stereo (e)


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Andrew Marvell.

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