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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe
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


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Chris Lowe

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Leatherhead
Horticultural Society, Surrey, put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Sue Phillips. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Bad for Business by NICKY SINGER Read bv Fiona Mathieson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Fiona Mathieson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 46; Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC HB 327);
Psalm 37, vv 23-32; Mark 6, vv 45-56; Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 352) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Recent discoveries of Barrett Browning 's letters and diaries sweep away the myth that the poet was a frail, terrified invalid. Margaret Forster , with access to this wealth of evidence, reveals the story of a warm, boisterous Victorian family in which the eldest daughter was encouraged in her talents and cared for in her illness.
Other parts played by DAVID GOUDGE.
Producer HELEN FRY
0 WODDIS ON: page 94


Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Unknown: Barrett Browning
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Played By: David Goudge.
Elizabeth: Cella Imrie
Robert: John Rowe
Mr Barrett: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Barrett: Melinda Walker

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (16) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R)(e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7
3: The Outlands by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
6: Oh No, You Don't Doofy Knows Best! by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer: How Many? Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Written By: Cynthia Mitchell.

: Could Do Better

In the first of four programmes, Robert Booth takes Geoffrey Boycott back to the Senior
Mistress's room at Hemsworth Grammar School for a quiet word about his school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower


Presented By: Debbie Thrower

: Out of Order

With team captains
Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: A Party PoliticalBroadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner The Brave Sir Humphrey by MARJORIE NEWMAN. Stereo
2.05 WPFM Presented by JO WHILEY. Stereo (e) ∙ PHONE IN: on [number removed] (free), lines open from 2. 15-3.15pm


Unknown: Marjorie Newman.
Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

Genetic Counselling?
'How likely is it that my child will be born with a serious disability?' 'Will my baby inherit my own illness?' These are questions that worry all would-be parents - and genetic counselling can now help provide some of the answers. Jill Burridge reports.
Serial: The Honey Ant (10) Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Margie

Mrs Harris is 82 and she is finding looking after her mentally-handicapped daughter an increasing struggle. She doesn't think some of the activities at the Day Centre help either.
And what's going to happen to Margie when her mother dies?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Madeleine Fullerton.
Unknown: Mrs Harris
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mrs Harris: Paula Tilbrook
Margie: Noreen Kershaw
Pat: Jane Lowe
Mr Purdie: Paul Codman

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth talks with Sir Stephen Spender about his life and poetry.
Reader JOHN MOFFATT Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Reader: John Moffatt

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Helen Boaden Producer STEPHEN SACKUR Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Stephen Sackur
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

150 Years of Photography
Photography is still a young art, and the exhibitions celebrating its 150th anniversary are rolling in. At the Victoria and Albert Museum , London, the giant photo-works of the Starn twins are on display, while on tour will be the whole history of the art from Fox Talbot to the present day.
Presenter Christopher Page
Producer MIKE GREENWOOD. Stereo


Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Fox Talbot
Producer: Mike Greenwood.

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
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

: Fear on 4: 5: Dreaming of Thee

by Gwen Cherrell
The Man in Black, Edward de Souza, introduces 13 plays of horror and suspense.
With Karen Archer as Lorna and Moir Leslie as Cass

Lorna is obsessed with a certain dream, a dream which becomes a nightmare and threatens to become reality.
(Broadcast on Sunday at 7.30pm)


Writer: Gwen Cherrell
Director: Gerry Jones
Introduction: Edward de Souza
Lorna: With Karen Archer
Cass: Moir Leslie
Eddie: David Goudge
Joanne: Joan Walker
Cadenyer: Dominic Rickhards
Radio announcer/Coroner: Michael Deacon

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9. 05am L W)

: Fallen Arches


: Medicine Now

: From Eden to Ethiopia

The adoption of agriculture is generally seen as an essential step in human development, but it may have been the greatest mistake ever made.
It is now known that Kalahari bushmen have more leisure time and eat a healthier, more varied diet than their farmer counterparts. So Colin Tudge asks whether farming has led to the evils of disease, drudgery and overpopulation in the modern world.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Colin Tudge
Producer: Miles Barton

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

The American rabbi
Jackie Mason , who became a stand-up comic, is visiting London; and the work of British Romantic artist Francis Danby is on display at the Tate Gallery, London.
Presented by Paul Allen
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON. Stereo (Revised repeat tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Jackie Mason
Artist: Francis Danby
Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton.

: A Book at Bedtime

Odd Man Out (13)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Sally Hardcastle


Presenter: Sally Hardcastle

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Academic Training
11.50 Biology, Brain and Behaviour

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-TimeBroadcasting

Modem Plays: The Crucible Act 2. Stereo (e)

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