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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Paula Clifford. Stereo


Unknown: Paula Clifford.

: Today

Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

The Prescription by PENELOPE FITZGERALD Read by John Moffatt Producer MARIA VIGAR


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Read By: John Moffatt
Producer: Maria Vigar

: Daily Service

Give thanks to the Lord; Christ is the King!; Tell his praise in song and story; Acts 18, w 1-11; Tell out my soul. Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The Uncreated Light by MICHAEL FFINCH.
A celebration of the life and works of the poet and priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89). With
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ffinch.
Unknown: Gerard Manley
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlln
Gerard Manley: Edward Petherbridge
FrLahey: William Eedle
Minister's journal: John Bull
Cannon Liddle: Richard Tate
William Addis: David Goudge
Cyril Hopkins: Geoffrey Collins

: For Schools

see panel pages 60

: No Time for Nursery Rhymes

The second of six programmes marking the drawing up of the new United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This week Tessa Shaw visits India and Mozambique to look at the state of healthcare facilities for children.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: The Day I Met G.O.D. in Swansea

Is this a programme about: 1: Religion?
2: A Welsh convention of CB enthusiasts?
3: A not-so-trivial pursuit? You have 30 minutes in which to press your buttons.


Producer: Caroline Sarll

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Joe's Rainclothes by FRED HARRIS. Stereo


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: For Schools

See panel page 60

: Storytellers

A season of seven stories. 2: The Secret Sharer by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised by ROBERT FORREST With and The tale of a sea captain who gives sanctuary aboard his ship to a fugitive.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
the Captain: Michael Feast
Leggatt: Christopher Scott
Burns: James Bryce
Jackson: Stephen Tompkinson
Archbald: Michael Graham Cox
Steward: David Goudge
Hollis: Ian Michie

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth interviews the poet Norman McCaig.


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

: News

: File on 4

(Details Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

And Now You Has Jazz.
Paul Allen reports on the burgeoning jazz scene in Sheffield, where the new municipal arts initiative is helping new players and new sounds. Producer DAVE SHEASBY. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Peter Ruff


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Peter Ruff

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details as Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

with John Waite
0 WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: The Real Mahler

by NORMAN LEBRECHT. Gustav Mahler is nowadays one of the most performed of all symphony composers.
Yet in his own day he was frequently reviled.
Norman Lebrecht tracks down the recorded reminiscences of some of Mahler's closest contemporaries. The programme also contains excerpts from some of Mahler's symphonies - and the sound of Mahler's own piano-playing recorded in 1905. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Norman Lebrecht.
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht

: Kaleidoscope

No bulls, but everything else is promised in the mammoth production of the opera Carmen at Earls Court, London; Orkney writer George Mackay
Brown publishes a new set of stories; and Arnold Wesker 's community play is set in Basildon.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JULIAN MAY . Stereo


Unknown: George MacKay
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Julian May

: A Book at Bedtime

The Captain's Daughter (6)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: News

LW only 12.00-12.10 ll.30pm-12.10am Open University
11.30 Marxism and Art
11.50 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

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