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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon
Glyndwr Williams

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Tom Butler
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a - variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team. Editor Jenny Walmsley
0 WRITE to: Punters,
BBC Radio 4, Bristol 858 2LR
* PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: Uncle Mort's South Country

Five ventures into the unknown by Peter Tinniswood.
3: A Night on the Town
Narrator Christian Rodska
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Tart: Liz Goulding
Doorkeeper: Christopher Good

: The Natural History Programme

Why the plight of loggerhead turtles is no holiday on the Greek island of Zakinthos.
How curiosity nearly killed the bottle-nosed whales off Nova Scotia.
And what moulded the unique character of the Breckland Heaths of East Anglia.
With Jessica Holm and Michael Woods. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Michael Woods.
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting the concerns of the day. stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

In the second of six programmes,
Sue MacGregor goes to the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden to talk to the baritone Thomas Allen about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: First Person

Audrey Frisby on how not to celebrate your 21st birthday.


Unknown: Audrey Frisby

: You and Yours

Radio Goes to Town from the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.
In the second and final part of a special edition on the National Health Service, local people put their point of view to those who deliver the NHS services in their area.
Presenter John Waite. Producer Ian Gilvear


Presenter: John Waite.
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: Growing Pains


: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Peter Pan. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Elliott Gould 's break-up with Barbra Streisand ; Britt Ekland 's face-lift; Tom Jones 's infidelity; Ron Kass 's marriage to Joan Collins - they all told all to one woman.
Trudi Pacter tells other people's secrets to
Jenni Murray. Serial:
A Particular Place (11)


Unknown: Elliott Gould
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Britt Ekland
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Ron Kass
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Trudi Pacter
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Albert's Bridge

continues the season of Tom Stoppard plays.
High up, on Clufton Bay Railway Bridge, young
Albert treads the girders, calmly painting the rust-red steel. But his distant perspective soon begins to alter his view of life on the ground. And then Fraser appears ...
Director David Hitchinson
A BBC World Service Drama production. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Director: David Hitchinson
Albert: Paul Copley
Kate: Diane Bull
fraser: Geoffrey Matthews
Chairman: George A Cooper
Fitch: Peter Baldwin
Charlie: Richard Tate
Dave: Richard Tate
Mother: Eva Stuart
Father: Alan Dudley
Bob: Stephen Rashbrook
George: John Samson
Dad: Norman Bird

: News

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Grace Robertson and Quentin Blake to pick four paperbacks.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Grace Robertson
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Arnold Brown and Company


: News

: The Archers

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of great radio figures.
2: Shall I Sell Me Soul - or Draw the Dole ...
The transformation of Gracie Fields from
Rochdale mill-girl to music-hall star has become a 20th-century fairy tale. But how and why did she become such an important national symbol? Presented by Patricia Routledge.
Producer Elizabeth Burke. Stereo


Presented By: Patricia Routledge.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: Back to Africa

A six-part journey through seven
West African states.
2: The Cow Eats Grass
Sierra Leone is a fertile land rich in minerals, but it is also impoverished and corrupt.
Ferdinand Dennis talks to President
Momoh and Paramount
Chief Caulker, among others, investigating this endemic African problem. Producer Noah Richier. Stereo


Talks: Ferdinand Dennis
Producer: Noah Richier.

: Does He Take Sugar?

Kati Whitaker and Martin Duffy report from Scotland on pedestrianisation of Princes Street, Edinburgh; access at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow; MACBUS, the Mobile Aids Centre and what it has to offer; and barrier-free housing - an idea seen in Skye. Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Unknown: Martin Duffy
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

New films for
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Gremlins; Ian McKellen plays Richard III ; and Nicola Crane is a flamenco fanatic.
With Christopher Cook. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Nicola Crane
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Private Angelo (4)

: Whose Body?

A five-part series with aristocratic sleuth.
5: Bunter brings a letter.
Adapted by Chris Miller Producer Simon Brett (R)


Adapted By: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Dorothy L Sayers's: Ian Carmichael
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Inspector Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Sir Julian Freke: Bernard Archard
Piggott: Geoffrey Reeves
Dr Colegrove: Geoffrey Reeves
Dr Grimbold: Wilfrid Carter
Sir Reuben Levy: Wilfrid Carter
Lady Levy: Betty Cardno

: Fine Arts Brass

The first of six programmes displaying the lighter side of the repertoire of one of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass. With
Bryan Allen (trumpet)
Andy Culshaw (trumpet) Stephen Roberts (horn) Simon Hogg (trombone) Richard Sandland (tuba) Producer Richard Edis Stereo (R)


Unknown: Bryan Allen
Unknown: Andy Culshaw
Horn: Stephen Roberts
Horn: Simon Hogg
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

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