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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Jeanette Minns.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redford in London with John Humphrys at the Conservative Party Conference In Brighton
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25 Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redford
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Julian Tutt

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

14: The Ad-Dressing of Cats
Read by Ian McKellen. Stereo


Read By: Ian McKellen.

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Preview 9-10 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Lost Son by GEOFFREY CURTIS storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS Presented by NICK PAGE from the Radio Show. Earls Court, London. Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Whispering Mountain by JOAN AIKEN (3) adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON otereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard by ALAN RUSSELL
1: The Village Is Threatened Presented by AUBREY WOODS Stereo (R) (e)
10,10 Something to Think About Buying Friends byjOEDUNLOP (R)(e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by C.S LEWIS The Magician Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY (4) With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew Stereo (R)(e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Nick Page
Adapted By: Jackie Graydon
Unknown: Alan Russell
Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Andrew Stereo

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
you. have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: From Sea to Shining Sea

From Boston by the Atlantic to San Diego by the Pacific,
Sally Hardcastle travels across the United States talking to Americans about the last
25 years of their country s life.
3: Washington under Siege The Nixon years, when a formerly silent majority won the White House. Outside in the streets, a loud minority still had influence.


Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: David Powell

: The Natural History Programme

Pets can be companions, pests or useful therapy; wildlife a bonus or a burden, depending on your point of view. James Serpell tells Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling how attitudes to animals around the world compare with those in Britain. Producer KATE WHITEHEAD


Unknown: James Serpell
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

The Importance of Fooling Ernest (2)
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk What's New in the World of Education? (4) (e)
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. London WIA IAA
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics)
4: Making Poems about Friends Introduced by PETER CUTTS Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 4: Run for Your Life Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Introduced By: Peter Cutts
Unknown: Mr Jupiter

: Six Lords a-Leaping

Television pictures of semi-recumbent figures slumped on the leather benches have done little to help the House of Lords shed the image of an elderly gentlemen's club but, in the last of six conversations,
John Timpson proves that there really is life after elevation to the peerage. The Duke of Somerset
(19th Duke): educated at Eton; chartered surveyor; succeeded his father, when aged only 32, to one of England's oldest dukedoms.


Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Stephen Lockwood

: First Person

A series of talks from first-time broadcasters: new names, new voices - each with a story to tell. 3: Writer and poet
Amryl Johnson picks up the threads of half-remembered language to rediscover what she really means to say.


Unknown: Amryl Johnson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Alec Guinness
Despite being dubbed 'the man without a face' by a critic, Guinness became the undisputed man of many faces in British films, and an international star in movies such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and Star Wars.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake in London and James Naughtie at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Witch in the Cherry Tree by MARGARET MAHY Stereo (e)
2.05 Looking at Nature Wasps Safe wasp-watching science projects from TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer (4) by ROBERT LEESON with REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Dornal Stereo (e)
2.40 Science for All New for Old Written by JOHN TURTON This week, how water from Ben Nevis helps to make aluminium; whether the London Docklands could have been developed without new materials; kitchen equipment old and new. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Unknown: Slambash Wangs
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Written By: John Turton
Unknown: Ben Nevis

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share a dazzling cocktail of finance, fashion and fantasy, history, heroism and humour. Serial: A Marriage Survival Guide (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Dear Diary

by KAY MCMANUS with Zelah Clarke as Joanna Philips and Anna Cropper as Mary Browning
Keeping a diary is sometimes a form of escape, and there's certainly a lot that Joanna wants to escape from: her relationship with her boyfriend, her mother, and the general noise of London. An isolated cottage in the country would seem to be the perfect retreat. Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: Kay McManus
Unknown: Zelah Clarke
Unknown: Joanna Philips
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Mary Browning
Directed By: Jane Morgan.

: Bookshelf

What do today's students read for pleasure? Nigel Forde visits the University of Lancaster bookshop to find out. He also talks to Anthony Thwaite about the poetry of Philip Larkin , and to Emma Tennant , who has just published A Wedding of Cousins, the second novel in the Cycle of the Sun trilogy.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Emma Tennant

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes
Including reports from the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Counterpoint!


: News

: The Archers

Written by TONY BAGLEY
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Tony Bagley
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Susan Carter: Charlotte Maktin
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Carrington
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear
Producer LAURIE MASON. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason.

: Tales from Araby

2: Outposts of Diplomacy
June Knox-Mawer collects and records the stories of those who represented Britain in Aden, Iraq and other desert stations of the Middle East. Whether of cricket in Mukulla, boating on the Tigris or dancing at Steamer Point, the British political officers and their wives retain vivid and touching memories. Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Producer: Julian Hale

: Analysis

The Land of Opportunity
All the figures agree: the trend in Britain since the Second
World War has been towards more even distribution of opportunities. Class and background have less to do with income, wealth and work than ever before. But there's a sting in the tail: the gap between haves and have-nots now seems to be widening.
Professor A. H. Halsey asks what the figures are telling us about the changing shape of British society, and explores the new problems they pose for policy-makers.


Unknown: Professor A. H. Halsey
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Welcome to NAIDEXthe National Aids for the Disabled Exhibition at
Alexandra Palace, London.
John Mills looks at some of the aids listeners have requested more information about, and Patrick Moore launches a nationwide competition to find the most innovative idea for a simple gadget to help a disabled person. As well as a prize, the winner's entry will be made up. Producer MARLENE PEASE


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Terence Davies 's prizewinning new film Distant Voices,
Still Lives explores his Liverpool childhood: and at the National Gallery the painting methods of Rembrandt are uncovered. Presenter Paul Allen


Unknown: Terence Davies
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod with special reports from Michael Vestey at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Vestey

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Time to Talk

The last of four programmes with Harry Soan (R)


Unknown: Harry Soan

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments 20th-century World History by MIKE WALKER Stereo (e) at 12.30 Destruction of Guernica and at 12.50 Prague Spring


Unknown: Mike Walker

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