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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead.
Details as May Day plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day: the Rt Rev Tom Butler
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Morning Story

Guidance by Dinah Silveira de Queiroz translated by William L Grossman.
Elizabeth Mansfield. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Dinah Silveira de Queiroz
Reader: William L Grossman.
Reader: Elizabeth Mansfield.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Seek Ye First God's
Kingdom (
George Thalben-Ball ); Come Down, 0 Love Divine
(BBC HB 149); Luke 11, w 5-13; 0 Lord, Give
Thy Holy Spirit into Our Hearts (Tallis); Of All the Spirit's Gift to Me (BP 70). Director of Music Barry Rose. Stereo


Unknown: George Thalben-Ball
Music: Barry Rose.

: The Russian Connection

by Jo Anderson.
An investigation into 'Peter the Painter', the mysterious figure who was said to be the brain behind a series of armed robberies that culminated in the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911. with Terry O'Sullivan and Leslie Cousins Director Alec Reid BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jo Anderson.
Unknown: Terry O'Sullivan
Unknown: Leslie Cousins
Director: Alec Reid
Winston Churchill: Timothy West
Trotsky: David King
Lenin: Howard Goorney
Inspector Wensley: Jack Watson
S G Hobson: Geoffrey Whitehead
First reporter: Vincent Brimble
Second reporter: Philip Manikum
George Syms: Geoffrey Collins
Masterman: John Gabriel
Policeman: David Goudge
Ochrana officer: Dale Rapley
Interpreter: John Bull

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together 1: The Drover's Dream Presenters John Asquith and Verity Ann Meldrum. Producer Janet Wheeler. Stereo
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Still Waters: 1: Tyre Tracks by John Goodwin. Narrator Nicola Stevenson. Producer John Tuckey. Stereo
11.40 Talk to Me Let's Pretend Doofy Plays at Make-Believe by Anita Hewett. Producer Paddy Bechely. Stereo (R)
11.50 Poetry Comer 1: Grasshoppers Producer Peter Fozzard (R)
(FM only)


Presenters: John Asquith
Presenters: Verity Ann Meldrum.
Producer: Janet Wheeler.
Narrator: John Goodwin.
Narrator: Nicola Stevenson.
Producer: John Tuckey.
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Producer: Paddy Bechely.
Producer: Peter Fozzard

: Yes, Mr Churchill

Six programmes with June Knox-Mawer.
3: After Hours
As one of Churchill's personal secretaries during the war, Marian Walker Spicer saw him in his hours of relaxation when he would reminisce about the past.
Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Marian Walker Spicer
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott invites four panellists to undergo this quizzical investigation of the lighter side of science. Producer Louise Dalziel BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Scott

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Fred's Finest Hour. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Julie First investigates the origins of confetti. With Jenni Murray. Serial:
The Other Occupant(2)


Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.05 WPFM
1: Advertising Presenter Jo Whiley. Producer Nick Ware. Stereo (R)
2.35 Key Stage 3 The National Curriculum forll-14s
1: Where Do You Start? Presenter Ruth Sutton. Producer Sarah McNeill
2.55 Word Box: New Words Written and presented by Robin Robbins. Producer Sally Beeston


Presenter: Jo Whiley.
Producer: Nick Ware.
Presenter: Ruth Sutton.
Producer: Sarah McNeill
Presented By: Robin Robbins.
Producer: Sally Beeston

: Bright as a Lamp, Simple as a Ring

by Catherine Czerkawska. Joanna writes to Raoul, imprisoned in Chile.
He never replies - but what will happen when he is released?
Director Marilyn Imrie Stereo


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Joanna: Jenny Howe
Raoul: Tom Wilkinson
Shirley: Eva Haddon
Chris: Richard Tate
Lucy: Emma Bunton
Emma: Kelda Holmes
Sam: Sebastian Brennan
Kate: Barbara Atkinson
Celia: Tara Dominick
Ariel: Nicholas Gatt
Celia's mother: Pauline Letts
Amnesty official: Joe Dunlop

: Time for Verse

Poet Hugo Williams talks to Alexis Lykiard. Reader Simon Williams. Producer Alec Reid BBC Bristol


Talks: Hugo Williams
Reader: Alexis Lykiard.
Reader: Simon Williams.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on Four

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Sticking the Bits Together Alan Fearon , chorusmaster and timpanist, researches and reconstructs classic lost film scores.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Fearon
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1990


: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Medicine Now

: Naming Names

The second of two programmes.
We Need a Personality for a Toilet Cleaner
Why are The Sun and The Star downmarket and The Correspondent up? Martin Wainwright ventures into the world of professional naming. Producer Wendy Pilmer BBC North


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Caring for Kate

In 1987 Colleen and Angus [text removed] adopted 2-year-old Kate.
It was no ordinary adoption, however, as the [text removed]s knew that
Kate was HIV positive and would probably develop AIDS.
With Helen Boaden.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Angus [text removed]
Unknown: Helen Boaden.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Kaleidoscope

The Gibraltar IRA killings are the subject of a new play;
Ian McEwan writes about espionage in 1955 Berlin; and Meryl Streep appears in She Devil.
With Nigel Andrews. Producer Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Editors Colin Wilde and Stephen Chilcot


Editors: Colin Wilde
Editors: Stephen Chilcot

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

Catch 22 (part 2) by Joseph Heller (Details as yesterday)


Unknown: Joseph Heller

: A Good Night Out

Four programmes.
Memories of nights out in the 1920s and 30s.
2: Dancing with My Shadow
Producer Peter Hoare Stereo (R)


Producer: Peter Hoare

: Open University

11.30 Mathematics Miscellany: A General Interest Magazine
11.50 Art and Illusion

: Night School

12.30 Working in 1 3: Social Aspects of Industry
12.45 4: Communications
1.00 Talking of Work: Italian (2) Stereo (R)

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