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: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside. Producers TIM FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day With KATHLEEN RICHARDSON. Stereo


Unknown: Kathleen Richardson.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and BrianRedhead
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 DAVID MERCER
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: TodaY Letters, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: David Mercer

: Christmas with the Savages

Part 3 (R)

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

For the first programme of the New Year, the team visits Belfast, where members of the Northern Ireland Chrysanthemum and Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sid Robertson.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant list and topical tips are displayed on Ceefazpage 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sid Robertson.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Two Tickets for Wembley by LINDA LEATHERBARROW Read by Linda Bassett Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Linda Bassett
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 17; Brightest and best (AMNS 47); Glory be to God:
Ephesians 3, w 7-13; From the eastern mountains (BBC HB 65) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature: Mr Bing

One of the most successful impresarios of this century, Sir Rudolf Bing, ran the Glyndebourne Opera, founded the Edinburgh Festival and enjoyed an eventful and sometimes controversial stint of over 20 years as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
David Wheeler tells the story of Bing's career in the world of opera, with Luciano Pavarotti, Robert Merrill, Franco Corelli, Sir Ian Hunter, Sir George Christie, Henry Wrong, Herman Krawitz and Sir John Tooley.
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Rudolf Bing
Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Robert Merrill
Unknown: Franco Corelli
Unknown: Sir Ian Hunter
Unknown: Sir George Christie
Unknown: Herman Krawitz
Unknown: Sir John Tooley.
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: School Reports

In the first of six programmes, Alex Ferguson , battle-scarred but unwavering, resumes his struggle with the governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School.
1: Autumn Term
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Ferguson

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Fat Man in Italy

In the summer of 1980, Tom Vernon pedalled his 19 stone from the Piedmontese Alps to the Calabrian coast. This selection of episodes from the award-winning series tells the story of his journey through four very different regions. 1: The Wheel of Fortune
Taking in Turin with a man who destroys cars for a living; and sniffing around Alba with a truculent truffle hound.
Producer JOY HATWOOD. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

John Dowie reads Penguins Look After Each Other. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Dowie

: Woman's Hour

The daily forum for women combines the timeless, the topical, the practical and the personal.
Serial: The Skin Chairs (3) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Misconceptions

When her sister Noreen arrives in London on holiday from
Ireland, Kay cannot conceal her agitation.
'Look, she lives in a lovely little suburban house with two bosom buddies. She teaches in a convent. She goes on holidays every summer on a package tour to Naxos. And in the winter she takes evening classes and makes raffia mats. Do you really think she is going to fit in with us?'
BBC Northern Ireland


Writer: Felicity Hayes McCoy
Director: Kathryn Baird
Kay: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Tony: David Goodland
Noreen: Marcella Riordan
Mother: Pauline Delany
Annie: Brenda Fricker
Receptionist: Natasha Pyne
Conchita: Gioia Izquierdo
Man: Norman Bird
Nurse: Lynne Kieran

: Time for Verse

The first of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet and occasional playwright Carol Ann Duffy. Reader LIN SAGOVSKY
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: Brazil: Fire in the Jungle

What a farmer needs most in the Amazon rain forest is a box of matches. But while land reclamation through fire helps the Brazilian economy, the Amazon Indians become destitute and the burning forest contributes one tenth of the world's atmospheric pollution. Jonathan Charles presents a special report from Amazonia where western economic investment could become a threat to us all.


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Producer: David Powell

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Training Ground
Peter Gill 's National Theatre Studio is one of the less visible resources of the National
Theatre. Christopher Cook visits it and discovers the ways it develops actors and playwrights. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Peter Gill
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale News Summary
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Screenplay

Iain Johnstone hosts the movie panel show with Dick Vosburgh , Susan George Simon MacCorkindale and Barry Cryer.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN Producer ANDY ALIFFE. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Iain Johnstone
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Susan George
Unknown: Simon MacCorkindale
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: News

: The Archers

Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
DS Barry: David Vann
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am)

: John the Godfather

Working alone and often at night, the Rev John Geyer , a Minister of the United
Reformed Church, won the trust and friendship of disaffected, criminalised young blacks in the Balsall Heath district of Birmingham.
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones learns how they responded to John Geyer 's message of 'let's talk to one another' and why they dubbed him 'John the Godfather'. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Geyer
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
Unknown: John Geyer

: Medicine Now

: The Strange Case of Edgar Allan Poe

A Tale of Mystery and Imagination by CHRISTOPHER COOK with music by CLAUDE DEBUSSY . Detective Auguste Dupin , one ofPoe's own creations, investigates the bizarre life and strange death of the writer. With
Auguste Charles Dupin and Michael Graham Cox
Joe Dunlop , Melinda Walker.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Music By: Claude Debussy
Unknown: Auguste Dupin
Unknown: Charles Dupin
Unknown: Michael Graham Cox
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Melinda Walker.
Edgar Alan Poe: Kerry Shale
Chevalier: John Moffatt

: Kaleidoscope

Heralding a return of the cowboy film this week is Young Guns - six young outcasts taking the law into their own hands, and among them a certain Billy the Kid, played by Emilio Estevez. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CAROLINE YOUNG
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Played By: Emilio Estevez.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Caroline Young

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (13)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Room to Listen, Room to Talk

Presented by Dr Tony Lake 2: Who Listens?
What's the difference between counselling, therapy and analysis? (R) revised


Presented By: Dr Tony Lake

: *amNews

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