Presented by John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor , Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
Including special reports on the BBC's Children in Need Appeal.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by JOHN HEDGES
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Chris Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy, and puts your questions to the people responsible.
Producer JOHN WATKINS
Send your comments to: Feedback, BBC. London WIA 4WW
Mind the Gap
Britain's trade gap is back with a vengeance - it may rise to E13 billion this year. The
Chancellor isn't worried, but there are signs of concern in industry and the City. Will the gap narrow as high interest rates restrain consumer demand?
Will exports grow to close it? And meanwhile, can it be sustained without damaging confidence in sterling?
Stuart Simon asks what the trade gap indicates for the British economy and its future. Producer FRASER STEEL Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY
The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. A girl falls down a hole, shuts up like a telescope, nearly drowns in her own tears, is attacked by a pack of cards - and for over a century has been hounded by Freudians, feminists, philosophers, mathematicians and Marxists. Jenny Cuffe celebrates the extraordinary world of Alice in Wonderland with Jonathan Miller , Ralph Steadman , Alan Bennett and Anthony Browne , illustrator of a new edition. Producer SALLY FELDMAN
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Tilly Mint Tales - Goodbye, Mrs Hardcastle. Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox Who Can Be Sure? by JEAN KENWARD. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (8) by BARRY GIBSON. Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 The Friday Serial Harry's Mad (3) by DICK KING-SMITH Read by MARTIN JARVIS (e)
In aid of Children in Need, Queen Elizabeth I (alias
Miranda Richardson ) hijacks
Jenni Mills and the team in a time machine.
You bid money to help them escape from the horrors of history - cooking wasn't much fun for women in the Middle Ages ... nor was sex in the Restoration! Pledge something to get them back to 1988 intact. Baldrick (Tony Robinson ) hands round the hat. Serial: Memory (8)
A 12-part series by Don Taylor
7: The Logic of Events
In 1648 the Scots Royalist Army invades England, and Cromwell leads a forced march to cut them off at Preston. Meanwhile Stephen White is determined to find a wealthy and aged suitor for his daughter Penelope.
Directed by Shaun Macloughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo
Professor Anthony Clare presents a weekly magazine devoted to matters of psychology, normal and abnormal, as reflected in events, books, films and plays as well as in the work of psychologists and psychiatrists. Researcher RONNI da vis
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale including PM World Watch: reports about environmental issues of today - and tomorrow.
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55
Sir Peter Imbert ,
Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis of London John Patten, mp,
Minister of State, Home Office Gwyneth Dunwoody , mp and Roger Graef , film and television producer tackle the issues raised in Hendon, London
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
As the number of shopping days to Christmas continues its relentless countdown,
Chris Powling , together with Michael Rosen and Beth Mathias , looks at some of the best children's books of the year - stories. poetry, picture books and nonsense - and discusses the new BBC1 adaptation of C.S. Lewis 's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
For a list of the books mentioned, please send sae to:
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 UNFORD 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 NEIL CARGILL, Stereo
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