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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
77.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
If you've come across an issue which you believe deserves investigation, yrite to: Face the Facts, BBC, London, W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Don't Miss.... What's coming on school radio
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Presented by NICK PAGE Mission for Rescue (1) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (e)
9.30 Living Language Children of Winter (1) y BERUE DOHERTY. Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama On Safari by DAVID SELF
2: Getting to Know the Gorillas Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About. Slugs Crossing by ZOE BAILEY (R) (e)
10.20 Reading Corner 2: Tim and the Wolf by CECILY O'NEILL storyteller GEORGE LAYTON Stereo (R) (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Baxter Wall and the Vanishing Boy by JOHN TAYLOR 2: The Windmill With AUBREY WOODS as Baxter Wall and PAUL COPLEY as CC (R) (e)


Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Berue Doherty.
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Unknown: Cecily O'Neill
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Talkwaves Baxter Wall
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Baxter Wall
Unknown: Paul Copley

: The Keys to Creativity

Four programmes searching for the roots of creativity.
2: Brain Cells and Mind Games Peter Evans sifts through the numerous attempts to find a biological basis for the accomplishments of creative people.


Unknown: Mind Games
Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Natural History Programme

What's going on in the wildlife world? Jessica Holm and Lionel Kelleway investigate.
Producer HELEN ODAMS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Helen Odams.

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk Governors and Schools JOAN SALLIS. Times Educational Supplement columnist, talks With GRAHAM TAYAR .
12: What Governors Need to Learn (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e) Letters and tapes to: In the News, BBC, London W1A 1AA
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics) 2: Magic Carpet SHEL SILVERSTEIN'S poems presented by PETER cutts. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! Dangerous Holiday (2) by ROB GITTINS (R)


Unknown: Joan Sallis.
Unknown: Graham Tayar
Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Shel Silverstein'S
Presented By: Peter Cutts.
Unknown: Rob Gittins

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Family Footsteps

'The most powerful man in sport' is how super-agent
Mark McCormack has been labelled, but is this an accurate description? He is married to leading American tennis player
Betsy Nagelsen , and together they travel around the world promoting sport.
Gerald Williams talks to this influential couple about their sporting lives. producer CAROUNE ELLIOT


Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Betsy Nagelsen
Talks: Gerald Williams
Producer: Caroune Elliot

: First Person

The third of 13 talks from new broadcasters with stones to tell and opinions to air.
This week Meirion Harries wonders how a typical Japanese family would react to a film like High Noon.


Unknown: Meirion Harries

: You and Yours

Moneyfax on 4 - Debt
Easy credit can become uneasy debt Citizens Advice Bureaux see more than one million people a year with debt problems. John Howard looks at what can happen to people who get into debt - and what you can do to avoid it or survive it. Special free helpline available on [number removed] between 8.00am and 10.00pm


Unknown: John Howard

: After Henry

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah with Joan Sanderson as Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare in Dependent Relatives by SIMON BRETT.
'I'm sorry, Mother. It's just that that's the fourth time you've said you're not feeling at all well in the last hour. The first time I said I was sorry. The second time I asked if there was anything I could do to help. The third time I asked if you wanted me to call the doctor. The fourth time, I'm afraid the only thing I could think of to say was "Ah".' Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story Captain Betty and the Pirates (4) Stereo
2.05 Looking at Nature Bird Table Building Solve the problem - build the right table for the right bird. Swap your ideas with TIMMY MALLETT by post: Looking at Nature, BBC. London W1A 1AA or use Campus 2000 (previously The Times Network) YNKO (zero) 58 Stereo (e)
2.20 GCSE: Real Maths Supports GCSE coursework and stimulates low-achieving pupils.
2: The Saturday Job Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Stereo (e)
2.40 Quest
2: The Eucharist (rv). Stereo (e)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Woman's Hour

Politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food - Jenni Murray invites you to join the programme that puts women in the fast lane.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Questions

by MICHAEL BARTLETT with Derek Fowlds as Brian Tanner.
Being a dedicated detective sergeant, husband and father is not an easy combination. Which comes first: work or family?
Brian's family feel his priorities are wrong. When Brian is called to investigate a rather unpleasant murder, the conflict of interests comes to a head.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Brian Tanner.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Voice: Malcolm Sinclair
Hilary: Maggie McCarthy
Tony: Dominic Rickhards
Det Con Evans: Ken Cumberlidge
Cathy: Cara Kelly
Det Insp Unwin: Simon Cuff
Robertson: Winston Crooke

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Scottish writer William Mcllvanney about his latest novel Walking Wounded, and he examines a revealing biography of artist and sculptor Eric Gill.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Eric Gill.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters from America The day before the new
President is inaugurated,
Gordon Clough , in Washington, presents a selection of what American citizens want to say to PM listeners.
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

A series often programmes which take life as the microphone finds it 1: Follow That Cab!
Nick Baker presents four views of Britain through a taxi window.
Late Friday night in Leicester: a taxi radio controller observes the intricacies of provincial social life.
Heathrow: up to 500 cabbies play a strange game of taxi roulette. It can mean a fare of E5 or E50 and the tension mounts as they edge to the front of the queue.
Belfast: allegations of paramilitary involvement cast a dark shadow on an otherwise remarkable community cab service.
The Shetland Islands: in the tiny town of Baltasound the local heroine is Agnes McLeod , Britain's most northerly taxi driver, Brown Owl and beauty queen.
Producer ANDY PARFITT Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Agnes McLeod
Unknown: Brown Owl
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: The Idea of Europe

Four documentary features 3: Empire and After
(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: The Family Firm

A series of six programmes. 3: John Thomborrow and Company
John Thomborrow is a fourth-generation pedigree livestock auctioneer. His first love is shorthorn cattle but he has sold everything from penguins to llamas.
Marjorie Lofthouse traces the Thornborrow pedigree. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Thomborrow
Unknown: John Thomborrow
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London W1A 1AA. Phone in on [number removed]- lines open from 10. OOam to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

How contemporary artists in the USSR have responded to glasnost can be seen in a new exhibition at the Thumb
Gallery in London, and Tony Palmer finds out whether
Candia McWilliam 's second novel A Little Stranger lives up to the promise of her first.
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON. Stereo (Revised repeat tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Producer: Simon Broughton.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did 4: Number 27

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-LevelFrench: Voix de France
2: France - un Président socialiste? Compiled by CHRISTOPHE LUCET Stereo (e)

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