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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

60th Birthday Week
A journey through the archives, plus a dose of the real world in the form of crucial EEC farm and food price talks in Brussels.

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Bill Morris.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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


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

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki. Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners. producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Martha's List
Read by Polly March


Read By: Polly March

: Daily Service

NEM. p 30; There is a green hill far away (BBC HB 92); Drop, drop slow tears (Gibbons);
Mark 15, vv 1-15; When I survey the wondrous cross (BBC HB 97) Stereo

: A Year of Dying Dangerously

A series of five programmes.
Homicide, the unlawful killing of another, is a perennial focus of popular fascination. Taking a snapshot of the 685 homicides committed in the UK in 1986, Hugh Prysor-Jones discovers who is killing whom. 2: The Scene
Why did it happen?


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth

: On the Ropes

In this five-part series,
John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers. Would they, with hindsight, do things differently.' 2 Eddy Shah - whose two attempts to establish national newspapers ended in disaster. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: John Humphrys

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: The Year in Question

Teams from Today and The
Independent battle it out, with Simon Bates as referee, in the upstairs bar of a Fleet Street pub. The men and women who reported the news are challenged on just how much they know about it.
A revealing clue: it was the year when an American puppet with 85 separate movements, costing close to $1,000,000, was breaking all box-office records.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Bates
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Great Easter-Egg Hunt (3) Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food.
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love, and anything women worry about and laugh about together. Serial: Driving in the Dark (10)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Haunted by More Cake

With Graham Crowden as Uncle Ginger.
Ginger's nephew Lionel has a problem; there's a tea party going on in his stomach and he's fallen in love with one of the guests. What can Ginger do to help?


Unknown: Steve Walker.
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Joan Walker
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Directed By: Ned Chaillet.
Lionel: Stephen Tompkinson
Aunt Maud: Joan Matheson
Charlotte: Victoria Carling
Mario: John Bull
Horace: Richard Pearce
Dr Fitch: Phillp Sully
Mr Ebbinghouse: John Warner

: Time for Verse

The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet Vernon Scannell. Reader PHILIP voss Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Vernon Scannell.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

On the West Bank, the Palestinian uprising continues to challenge Israel's occupation.
Roisin McAuley asks: who will break the stalemate? Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Picture Yourself a Collector There's an optimism among new gallery owners, where sales of paintings, drawings and prints are rising, and where a new breed of collector is buying. Anne Theroux finds out if this optimistic spirit extends to the artists themselves and to the colleges who send them to market.


Unknown: Anne Theroux

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Hugh Sykes
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: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'clock News

including Financial Report

: Fear on 4

i The Man in Black,
Edward de Souza , introduces
13 plays of horror and suspense. 10: Survival by JOHN WYNDHAM
, dramatised by PAT HOOKER.
With Karen Ascoe as Alice.
A group of people in outer space find things become a matter of life or death, each dependant on the other in a horrifying way.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Introduces: Edward de Souza
Unknown: John Wyndham
Dramatised By: Pat Hooker.
Unknown: Karen Ascoe
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
David: Simon Cuff
Marshall: David March
Rogers: Richard Tate
Capt Winters: Michael Deacon
Prentiss: John Moffatt
Temple: Nicholas Courtney
Hank: Joe Dunlop
Carter: Martin Dew
Al: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Feltham: Eva Stuart

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Simon's Bug

A four-part comedy drama written and adapted by RICHARD QUICK. Starring and 3: Simon feels sure that he knows what his family are doing behind his back. The centre of the family cannot hold things together. Things are falling apart.
TOM MILES (piano)
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Producer: Paul Spencer.
Simon Webb: Hywel Bennett
Joanna Webb: Alison Steadman
Kate: Rosemary Leach
Dorothy: Carole Hayman
Michael Webb: John Glover
Frank: John Clive
Fern Webb: Cathy Murphy
Kit: Jonathan Tafler
Dustin: David Goudge
Sharon: Susan Sheridan
Ken: Christopher Scott
Mona: Eva Stuart
Computer voice: Joanna MacKie

: Medicine Now

: Punters

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am)

: Profile

A radio portrait in conversation. recollection and anecdote. Editor ALASTAIR OSHORNE


Editor: Alastair Oshorne

: Kaleidoscope

Germaine Greer 's new book is a quest for her father, a man about whom she realised she knew virtually nothing; and the poet Tony Harrison 's latest work is a new version of Moliere's The Misanthrope for Bristol Old Vic.
Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer NOAH RICHLER. Stereo


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Noah Richler.

: A Book at Bedtime

Appleby at Allington (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Pissarro
11.50 Language in Hard Times

: News

FM joins at 12.10

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