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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With ANDREW GRAYSTONE. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor in London With Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6,45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Leaving Home

Written and read in ten parts by Garrison Keillor
10: Goodbye to the Lake
Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

10: Macavity the Mystery Cat
Read by Michael Bryant. Stereo

Contributors

Read By: Michael Bryant.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Athene Seyler talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo

: Famous for 15 Minutes

A series of six programmes presented by Jenni Mills 3: Two Glass Bowls and a Lot of Grief
In 1983 Christopher Hughes , a tube-train driver, won
Mastermind and became a television presenter. But by 1987 he was on the dole. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Presented By: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Christopher Hughes
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: International Assignment

Producers CAROLE LACEY and BERNARD THOMPSON

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Thompson

: Morning Story

Oh, Susanna, Don't You Cry for Me, written and read by Sam MeAughtry
BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Read By: Sam Meaughtry

: Daily Service

NEM. p 46; Praise, 0 praise our God and King (BBC HB 441);
Psalm 126; Acts 10, vv 9-16; For the fruits of his creation (Bp 18) Stereo

: Analysis

States and Statesmen
Michael Dukakis is one of a growing number of state governors who are claiming credit for innovations in economic, educational and welfare policy.
What are the implications for American politics, and will the next president have to deal with a changed balance of power between the states and the federal government?
Presenter David Walker Producer NICQLA MEYRICK Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Dukakis
Presenter: David Walker
Producer: Nicqla Meyrick
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search. At Work Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Cinderella? (3) with LAN HUMPHRIS Stereo (R) (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Astley Jones

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. Peter Pan , The Secret Garden, Ballet Shoes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - what is the quality that makes books like these so abidingly popular with children? With writer and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland , and Julia Eccleshare , author of the new Treasure Islands book. Producer SALLY FELDMAN

Contributors

Introduced By: Penelope Lively.
Introduced By: Peter Pan
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite

Contributors

Presented By: John Waite

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies takes the story into the 1980s - a decade of change, experiment and a curious nostalgia.
Written by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer NEIL CARGILL. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies
Written By: Russell Davies

: The World at One

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

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer. Captain Crab's Treasure. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox The Donkey and the Lion (African folktale) Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (3) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 The Friday Serial The Treehom Stories Read by ALAN BENNETT
1: The Shrinking of Treehorn by FLORENCE PARRY HEIDE. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Read By: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Florence Parry Heide.

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester.
Barbara Dickson tells Helen Boaden how she reconciles her roles as singer, actress and mother.
Short stories: Stories of My
Uncle. 2: The Packhorse Path

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Boaden

: God's Revolution

A 12-part series by DON TAYLOR about the bid for power by the common people of England with and 1: The Fruits of Victory
Psalms arranged by BLAISE COMPTON
Director SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 16

Contributors

Unknown: Don Taylor
Arranged By: Blaise Compton
Director: Shaun MacLoughun
General Fairfax: Nigel Anthony
John Church: Eric Allan
Francis White: Graham Blockey
Charles I: William Eedle
Stephen White: David March
Captain Reynolds: Kim Wall
John Lilburne: Christian Rodska
James Thompson: Simon Cuff
Miles Sindercombe: John Baddeley
Perkins: Steve Hodson
Lockyer: Peter Craze
Edmund White: Cornelius Garrett
Penelope White: Deborah Makepeace
Elizabeth Lilburne: Maureen O'Brien
William Thompson: Anthony Jackson

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

In Scotland's ancient capital, Stirling, the Battle of Bannockburn is being refought - while English tourists are buying cans of Scotch Mist. The local newspaper reporters are rowing with the advertising department, and the women's page is fighting its own battles - about a male stripper.
3: The Stirling Observer
Compiled and presented by Tony Wilkinson
Producer JULIAN HALE

Contributors

Presented By: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs is in the driving seat with Tom Boswell firing on all cylinders; Alanah Martin signals extra directions for transport on land, sea and air. Producer MOLLY PRICE OWEN

Contributors

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

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Presented by writer and playwright Wally K. Daly ,
Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Edwina Currie , mp
The Rt Hon David Steel , mp and John Mortimer , Qc from the Radio Show, Earls Court, London.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

with Michael Elliott Producer JOHN FORSYTH

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: John Forsyth

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Ashton's Legacy
Sir Frederick Ashton , who died in August at the age of 83, was one of the founders of British ballet. Colin Nears considers the variety of his choreographic output, from the entertainment of La Fille malgardee to the purity of Symphonic Variations and the passion of Marguerite andArmand, and assesses the legacy of Ashton's approach and style, with those who knew and worked with him, including his co-founder of the Royal
Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois, and his biographer, David Vaughan.
Producer LIS EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: David Vaughan.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey with Peter Hill at the Labour
Party Conference in Blackpool

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Vestey
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Sally Grace David Tate , Bill Wallis and Royce Mills
Written by MIKE COLEMAN
MARK BURTON and JOHN O'FARRELL BILL MATTHEWS. ROBERT LINFORD MAX HANDLEY. GED
PARSONS DAVID BADDIEL and ROB NEWMAN
ALISON RENSHAW , SIMON BULLIV ANT and MARK BRISENDEN. BARRY ATKINS MICHAEL DINES, PETER HICKEY and others
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Written By: Mike Coleman
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Robert Linford
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Parsons David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Alison Renshaw
Unknown: Simon Bulliv
Unknown: Mark Brisenden.
Unknown: Barry Atkins
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Advanced-Level English Middlemarch Compiled by GABRIEL WOOLF Stereo (e)








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