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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Patrick Kelly.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
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
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters
Write to: TodaY Letters.
BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves producer ANGIENEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Oxfordshire, where members of the Eynsham Horticultural Society put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBCManchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Mother Will Be Pleased byTEDMOORE .
Read by Caroline Pickles producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Caroline Pickles

: Daily Service

NEM p 46; 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362);
Psalm 100; John 1, w 19-28,
God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

Fall In and Follow Me
In September 1911, children at Bigyn School, Llanelli, downed books and took to the streets. They went on strike to protest against the use of the cane.
The strike spread rapidly across Britain, and schools in most major towns were affected. This programme pieces together the story of the strike, through press reports, school log books and the memories of some of the strikers.
Presenter Steve Humphries. Readers MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES.


Readers: Steve Humphries.
Readers: Michael Tudor Barnes.
Readers: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Dave Marson
Producer: Jude Howells

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (11) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (R)(e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 1: The Plague Village A Box from London by ALAN LAMBERT Producer BRIAN SCOTT-HUGHES Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
1: What Can You Say? The Arrival of the Doofernow by ANITA HEWETT Producer PADDY BECHELY. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer. Atishoo! Written and produced by MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Alan Lambert
Producer: Brian Scott-Hughes
Unknown: Anita Hewett
Producer: Paddy Bechely.
Produced By: Mary Haydon.

: School Reports

A series of six programmes in which Alex Ferguson struggles with the governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School.
2; Spring Term
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Fat Man in Italy

A series of four programmes. In 1980, Tom Vernon cycled from the Italian Alps to the Mezzogiorno.
3:The Roads near Rome
Producer JOY HATWOOD. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

BBC Pebbk Mill


Written By: Graham Harvey
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
DS Barry: David Vann
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Crackers and the Duchess Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by JO WHILEY. Producer NICK WARE. Stereo (e) Phone [number removed] (free), lines open from 2.15-3.15pm


Presented By: Jo Whiley.
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the award-winning novelist Jeannette Winterson.
Serial: The Skin Chairs (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jeannette Winterson.

: Unzen

A short story by SHUSAKO ENDO dramatised by PENNY LEICESTER . With
Obsessed by the persecution of 17th-century Japanese
Catholics and conscious of his own failings as a Catholic,
Suguro visits Mount Unzen, where 300 years earlier, Christians were tortured and killed.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Story By: Shusako Endo
Dramatised By: Penny Leicester
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Suguro: Paul Shelley
Ishida: Andrew MacLachlan
Courier: Caroline Gruber
Kichijiro: Danny Schiller
Fr Francisco: Steven Harrold
Jesuit: Peter Craze
Monica: Joan Matheson
Peasant/Guard: Michael Deacon

: Time for Verse

The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet and occasional playwright Carol Ann Duffy about her life and work. Reader UN SAGOVSKY.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


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

: News

: File on 4

As Ronald Reagan prepares to leave the White House,
Helen Boaden reports on the future direction of New Right politics in the United States, and its message for
President-Elect Bush. Producer VICKY WHITFIELD Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Helen Boaden
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Rediscovering Gauguin
Public interest in Gauguin's life as an artistic recluse living among the natural beauties of Tahiti has often superceded the interest in his paintings. Now, in the Grand Palais in Paris, the largest collection of his works ever assembled re-examines the range of his art and his working methods.
Presenter Paul Allen
Producer JUUAN MAY . Stereo


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Juuan May

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PMLetters; 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

Last programme in the series in which lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show. This week's panel are
Dick Vosburgh , Susan George Simon MacCorkindale and Barry Cryer.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN Producer ANDY ALIFFE. Stereo (R)


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

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am LW)

: A Green and Pleasant Land

A series offourprogrammes in which Christopher Nicholson explores the relationship between English landscape and literature from 1700 to the present day.
1: The Landscape GardenersIn the 18th century, gardens were designed to be read like poems, poets sat in damp grottos and meditated on life, and landowners employed peasants to pretend to be early Christian hermits. Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Christopher Nicholson
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: stars of Ambrosia

In 1771 a handful of young Scots travelled to the St Ambrose
Church of Valladolid in Spain to train for the priesthood.
Since then the seminary has attracted hundreds of students, who spend seven formative years in exile.
Reevel Alderson traces the Spanish connection.
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Reevel Alderson
Producer: Caroline Adam

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

The acclaimed director of Cheek by Jowl, Declan Donnellan , makes his debut at the National Theatre with Fuente Ovejuna, a play by the Spanish playwright Lope de Vega; and a new film, Pascali's Island, stars
Ben Kingsley , Charles Dance and Helen Mirren.
Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer ANTHONY DENSELOW Stereo


Unknown: Declan Donnellan
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Helen Mirren.
Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (18)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Help Yourself: A-Level Physics Producer JULIAN COLEMAN. Stereo (e) at 12.30 Simple Harmonic Motion and at 12.50 Gravity


Producer: Julian Coleman.

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