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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Jenny Bond


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Jenny Bond

: Plain Tales from the Hills

3: The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (R)

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHMNG Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehmng

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

The Lambton Worm by KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND Read by Terry Molloy Producer NIGEL BRYANT


Read By: Terry Molloy
Producer: Nigel Bryant

: Daily Service

NEM. p 71; Praise to the Lord;
(BBC HB 17); Psalm 126; Romans 13, vv 1-7; The Lord is king (BBC HB 26) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The Wreck of the Deutschland
When, in the winter of 1875, Gerard Manley Hopkins read of the loss of the steamship
Deutschland off the mouth of the Thames, he was so moved that he wrote his famous poem. But
Hopkins was unaware of the dramatic story behind the newspaper reports.
One hundred years after the death of the poet, Sean Street pieces together the jigsaw of events.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo
0 See David Gillard , left


Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: David Gillard

: No Time for Nursery Rhymes

A series of six programmes to mark the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This week's presenter, Tessa Shaw , visits
Mozambique and the Philippines to look at the condition of children whose lives have been destroyed by armed conflict.
0 See panel, right


Presenter: Tessa Shaw

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Winston

Last of a six-part serial by PETER TINNISWOOD. With
The Village Fete Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Father: Maurice Denham
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William, and: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

3: Fun at the Fair (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray
Serial Memento Mori (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Storytellers

A season of seven dramatised stories. 1: The Son by GRAHAM SWIFT. dramatised by JOHN SCOTNEY.
Kosta always meant to tell his 'son' that he was adopted. But when Adoni insists on going to Athens, Kosta realises that the truth will soon be out....
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS Stereo


Dramatised By: John Scotney.
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Kosta: Edward de Souza
Anna: Paula Jacobs
Adoni: Daniel Webb
Maria Androutsos/Stewardess: Maria Vigar
Christine: Elizabeth Mansfield
Fr Gregory: John Moffatt

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth interviews the poet Norman McCaig.
Reader Henry Stamper Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Norman McCaig.
Reader: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

War Dance
Lumiere and Son set their latest show in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. Anne Theroux reports. Producer TIM DEE. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Theroux
Producer: Tim Dee.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details as Spring Bank Holiday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Star Terk II

by TERRY RAVENSCROFT. With Jeffrey Holland ,
Christopher Godwin , Susie Blake and Fred Harris. Producer MARTIN FISHER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Terry Ravenscroft.
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris.
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Medicine Now

: Moonlight and the Black Cat

The second of two sketches from the life and music of Claude Debussy by DAVID BUCK. Starring and The song, based on themes by Debussy, composed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT , who also devised and plays
Debussy's piano sketches.-Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo


Unknown: David Buck.
Composed By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: John Powell
Debussy, with: Daniel Massey
Satie: David Collins
Aunt Octavie: Mary Wimbush
Pierre Louys in Guns: Geoffrey Collins
Gaby: Elizabeth Proud
Lily: Rosalind Shanks
Emma: Julie Berry
Andre Messager: Garard Green
Stravinsky: Geoffrey Matthews
Woman at funeral: Susan Sheridan
At the 'Black Cat' Marie Krysinska, singer: Marcia King
Pianist: Terence Allbright
Drummer: Don Lawson
Master of Ceremonies: Simon Bullock

: The Afternoon of a Faun

Debussy composed his famous Prelude in 1894. It was to change the face of music. In 1912,
Nijinsky choreographed and danced the Faun for Diaghilev's Ballets
Russes. although Debussy had originally thought that his music would accompany Mallarme's poem
L 'Apres-midi d'un faune. With and Anna Cropper as Romola Nijinsky.
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo


Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Romola Nijinsky.
Directed By: John Powell
the Faun: Anton Lesser
Debussy: Daniel Massey
Mallarme: John Moffatt

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook discusses the biography of Bob Dylan and visits the Bath Festival.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: A Book at Bedtime

The Captain's Daughter by ALEXANDER PUSHKIN translated by GILLON AITKEN abridged in eight episodes by ANDREW SIMPSON.
Reader Jonathan Tafler (1) Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT


Translated By: Gillon Aitken
Reader: Andrew Simpson.
Reader: Jonathan Tafler
Producer: Judith Elliott

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Marxist Aesthetic
11.50 The Rise and Fall of Detente

: Where the Golden Apples Grow

In June 1888, Margaret Stevenson set sail from San Francisco with her son, Robert Louis
Stevenson, and his wife, bound for the South Seas. With the help of Margaret's journal, Barbara Brill has compiled an account of their travels.
With Colette O'Neil as Margaret. Narrator
David Fleeshman
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Margaret Stevenson
Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Barbara Brill
Unknown: Colette O'Neil
Narrator: David Fleeshman
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

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