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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer tor the Day



Unknown: Kerr Speirs.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6 30 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 645 Business News: 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: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Poynton Home Gardeners' Club, Cheshire, question Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

Contestant No 39 by YVONNE QUINN Read by Marcella Riordan Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Yvonne Quinn
Read By: Marcella Riordan
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: Daily Service

NEM p 46; Bright the vision
(BBC HB 269); Psalm 84; Mark 12, w 18-27; The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC HB 132) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The London Coliseum
- from Vesta Tilley to Wagner. The extraordinary history of a great theatre, from its opening in 1904 as a music hall to its current success as an opera house. Over the years it has hosted everything from horseracing and ballet to King Kong and the Highland Games. With the help of Clive Dunn , Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies ,
Dolores Gray , Stubby Kaye , Peter Penrose and Max Wall , Denis Quilley traces the Coliseum's chequered fortunes. Written and researched by MICHAEL POINTON


Unknown: Vesta Tilley
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Stubby Kaye
Unknown: Peter Penrose
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (19) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Five Omens of Hang Do by ALAN RUSSELL
2: The Omens Are Revealed Stereo (e)
11.40 Talk to Me 5: Riddle Me Ree by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Spring Green Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Alan Russell
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Written By: Cynthia Mitchell.

: Could Do Better

The last of four programmes. Robert Booth re-examines
Alan Coren 's school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)


Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: The Year in Question

Q: Why is Simon Bates , along with six ladies and gentlemen of the press, in the upstairs bar of a Fleet Street pub?
A: He is hosting the first of a seven-part knockout contest between eight national newspapers.
Today's teams, from the Daily Mirror and The Daily Telegraph, exercise natural rivalries as they face questions from the past. Q: Which year?
A: It was the year when a British Dansette transistor radio would have cost £6 19s 6d, and an official body did away with 400 million seconds!
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Bates
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Jam by MARGARET MAHY. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by jo whiley . Stereo (e) 9 PHONE: [number removed] (free), lines open from 2. 15-3. 15pm


Unknown: Margaret Mahy.
Presented By: Jo Whiley

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenny Murray Serial: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (12) by HILARY MANTEL, abridged in 12 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by Carmen Lynn


Presenter: Jenny Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Carmen Lynn

: The Navigator's Log

1943: young men in their 20s are flying on bombing raids over Germany, some questioning more than others the morality of bombing certain populations. Through it all shines their courage, their humour and their youth.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Don Haworth.
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Sgt Harry Johnson, navigator: Ian Michie
Jill, his girlfriend: Jane Leonard
Crew of Qfor Queen Fit Lt Bill Haydon, DFC, pilot: Michael Siberry
Sgt Taffy Jones, rear gunner: Paul Garnaut
Sgt Joseph Downs, flight engineer: Lorcan Cranitch
Crew of A for Able Pit Off Arthur Mitchell: Andrew Branch
Sgt Fatty Buchan, bomb aimer: Kim Wall
Sgt Walter Bright, rear gunner: Ian Targett
Sqdn Ldr Felix Jackson, DFC, Fit Cdr: Christopher Kent
Landlord/BBC announcer: Peter Wheeler
German nun: Ruth Posner

: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with Sir Stephen Spender. Reader JOHN MOFFATT
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Sir Stephen Spender.
Reader: John Moffatt
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Helen Boaden


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Kathleen Carragher
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

A Testament to Hilda
The murder of 78-year-old Hilda Murrell occurred five years ago and has never been solved. A well-known rose grower, Hilda Murrell was also an anti-nuclear campaigner, and the mystery of her death has inspired two plays, numerous poems and a novel. Paul Allen finds out why writers have chosen to keep alive the issue of her death.
Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE. Stereo


Unknown: Hilda Murrell
Unknown: Hilda Murrell
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: PM

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

: Fear on 4

The Man in Black,
Edward de Souza , introduces
13 plays of horror and suspense. 8: Hand in Glove by ELIZABETH BOWEN , dramatised by ELIZABETH TROOP With . and The one thing Ethel Trevor needed to get her man was a pair of white gloves which are the mark of a lady, but there was a price to be paid for them.
PETER BOND (guitar)
Directed by PETER FOZZARD . Stereo


Introduces: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Unknown: Ethel Trevor
Guitar: Peter Bond
Directed By: Peter Fozzard
Aunt Elysia: Marjorie Westbury
Ethel Trevor: Kate Binchy
Elsie Trevor: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Lord Frederick: Madhav Sharma
Arthur: Joe Dunlop

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Simon's Bug


: Medicine Now

: Punters

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am LW)

: Profile

A radio portrait, in conversation and anecdote. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

The life of writer and publisher William Plomer is chronicled in a new biography; and the Cheek by Jowl Theatre
Company rediscovers a classic 17th-century Spanish play. Presenter Nigel Andrews
Producer CAROLINE YOUNG . Stereo (Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: William Plomer
Presenter: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Caroline Young

: A Book at Bedtime

Spring Day at Slater's End by MALACHI WHITAKER.
The first of three short stories read by Stephanie Turner. An old man and his grand-daughter retrace a momentous walk from his youth. Producer TONY CLIFF
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Malachi Whitaker.
Read By: Stephanie Turner.

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Images of Prostitution
11.50 Language and the Novel

: 'am L W News

FM joins at 12.10

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