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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with ANNE MCMURRAY. Stereo


Unknown: Anne McMurray.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Don't Miss ...
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Presented by NICK PAGE . Mission for Rescue (2) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (e)
9.30 Living Language Children of Winter (2) by BERUE DOHERTY. Stereo (e) 9 50 First Steps in Drama The Tale of the Terrible Oomphxsktsktskt by JOHANNA PLATT 1: The Mission adapted by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About St Francis and the Wolf by PAMELA KENWAY (R) (e)
10.20 Reading Comer 3: The Tooth Fairy by TONY ROSS Storyteller PAUL COPLEY Stereo (R) (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Runaway by JOHN TAYLOR 1: Noises in the Dark With JANETTE BEVERLEY as the Girl (R) (e)


Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Berue Doherty.
Unknown: Johanna Platt
Adapted By: John Taylor
Unknown: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Tony Ross
Unknown: Storyteller Paul Copley
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Janette Beverley

: The Keys to Creativity

Four programmes searching for the roots of creativity 3: The Creative Toolkit What do you need to be creative? Must you be driven by fears doubts, anxieties? Must you always work in a certain way? Or is there no set pattern?
Peter Evans lays out the contents of the creative toolkit. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (R)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway investigate the world of wildlife.
Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBCBristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: John Harrison.

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk Governors and Schools JOAN SALLIS , Times Educational Supplement columnist, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR .
13: Making It Work (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e)
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics)
3: Noah's Ark. Compiled by MARY HILTON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! Dangerous Holiday (3) by ROB GITTINS (R) (e)


Unknown: Joan Sallis
Unknown: Graham Tayar
Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Mary Hilton.
Unknown: Rob Gittins

: Family Footsteps

Sharron Davies and her father Terry made a winning team as swimmer and coach. But the relationship between father and daughter was often turbulent. Gerald Williams discovers what made this combination so successful.


Unknown: Sharron Davies
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: First Person

Jack McLean believes the lack of discipline in Scottish schools is undermining the high standards of Scottish education.


Unknown: Jack McLean

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer PB Takes a Holiday by GERALD ROSE . Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Classroom Creatures by MIKE HOWARTH. TMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS help you make a cage for your pet. Stereo (e)
2.20 GCSE: Real Maths
3: Starter File. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Stereo (e)
2.40 Quest. 3: The Bible The Old Testament.


Unknown: Gerald Rose
Unknown: Mike Howarth.
Unknown: Tmmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Woman's Hour

Serial: Breathing Lessons (9) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: John Brown's Body

A comedy by JOHN GRAHAM with and In 1871, Queen Victoria was a 51-year-old widow, at her happiest at Balmoral with her beloved John Brown and taking little interest in affairs of state.
This could not be allowed to continue. Somehow Brown must be removed!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Comedy By: John Graham
Unknown: John Brown
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
John Brown: Donald McKillop
Queen Victoria: Hilda Schroder
William Gladstone: David March
Lord Charles Fitzroy: Lewis Fiander
Sir William Jenner.: Manning Wilson
Jessie: Susie Brann
The Rev Dr Darling: Ian Thompson

: News

: Bookshelf

Daughters of Captain Cook is the first novel from Canadian writer Linda Spalding. Nigel Forde talks to her about the conflicting cultures of modern America and ancient Hawaii which her book explores.
Kingsley Amis describes his working day, while
Willie Rushton reveals the best-loved volumes on his bookshelf. Producer SALLY MARMION
0 CEEFAX: book details are on page 266


Unknown: Linda Spalding.
Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00, 5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

A series of ten programmes. 2: Schoolfor Fools
The circus is coming; but minus lions and elephants, tights and sequins. 'New Circus' is non-sexist, animal-free, without the rule of the ringmaster.
Phil Korbel watched agog as the Snapdragon Circus honed their skills at a special school. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Korbel
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Idea of Europe

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: The Family Firm

A series of six programmes. 4: W.A. Baxter and Sons Ltd have been making preserves and marmalades for 110 years, plus recently a range of tinned foods. Since Gordon Baxter , the present managing director, has been involved, there have been more than 130 take-over bids. Producer JANE MARSHALL


Unknown: Gordon Baxter
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

American writer David Mamet 's new play opens at the National Theatre. Called Speed the Plow, it looks at life in Hollywood. Presenter Paul Allen
Producer NOAH RICHLER. Stereo


Unknown: David Mamet
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Noah Richler.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did
9: 1 Meet My Mother Again

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Technology and Design Producer CUVE WILLIAMSON Stereo (R) (e)
12.30 The Fashion for Survival Narrated by FENELLA HADINGHAM and 12.50 2: Packaging Liquids Narrated by OLIVE Williamson

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