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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Brian Wilson


Unknown: Brian Wilson

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: The Week on 4

: William

This week five stories by Richmal Crompton , chosen and read by Martin Jarvis. 1: William and the Musician
Producer Pete Atkin


Stories By: Richmal Crompton
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Science Friction

Eight discussions hosted by Denise Robertson. 4: Backs to the Future
While many people still feel incompatible with a floppy disk, the rest of the world heads to a user-friendly future.
Discussing the impact of information technology are Dr Ian Miles , David Fimberg , Kevin Robins and George Hay.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Denise Robertson.
Unknown: Dr Ian Miles
Unknown: David Fimberg
Unknown: Kevin Robins
Unknown: George Hay.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: When the Boat Came In

In the last of four talks, Nigel Spivey wonders why the children of Vietnamese Boat People are flourishing while many parents would like to return.
Producer Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Nigel Spivey
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Money Box

Unmuddling Your Money

: Morning Story

The Drover's Wife Reader Denis Lill. Written by Henry Lawson.
Producer Maurice Leitch (R)


Reader: Denis Lill.
Written By: Henry Lawson.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Daily Service

Radio Goes to Town from the Salvation Army Citadel, near Blackpool
Tower, led by Iris Mclntyre. I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord; Jesus, Thou Art Everything to Me; What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Reading: Luke 9, w 28-36


Unknown: Iris McLntyre.

: Off to See Uncle

Ten years ago the National Pawnbrokers' Association had 100 members. Now, as people come under pressure from spiralling mortgages and credit-card payments, the number has doubled. Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo (R)


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Elizabeth Bell and Martin Jarvis.
Guest Liz Lochhead.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles with Barry Cryer. 1: Bob Hope
Producer Tim Sturgeon. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Bob Hope
Producer: Tim Sturgeon.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Emily and Mr Prendergast Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mr Prendergast
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

A lady companion, a lieutenant-colonel's wife, and a former journalist now in a wheelchair - Jenni Mills explores the world of the hidden homeless.
Presenter Wendy Austin. Serial: Colette's
The sixth of eight parts read by Jane Lapotaire. Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Presenter: Wendy Austin.
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Play: The Petition


: Archive Atlas

Letter from Cornwall
Bob Sinfield revisits the home of the pasty.... Producer Cathy Drysdale (R)


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Second City First
Christopher Cook visited the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and on New York's Broadway, to discover the key to their success.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Hoax!

: News

: The Archers

: An Ethiopian Odyssey

In 1976
Alemnish Demetri , an Ethiopian student living in London, received a letter from a brother telling her that her mother and two brothers were missing, presumed dead, after a surprise Somali air raid on their home. But she refused to believe it ...
Presented and produced by Kathy Flower.


Unknown: Alemnish Demetri
Produced By: Kathy Flower.

: Gregynog

Earlier this year, the Gregynog Festival took place in a country house in Wales which, for over 40 years, was the home of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.
John Jones traces the history of music-making at Gregynog through the people who have been associated with it.
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Margaret Davies.
Unknown: John Jones

: The Monday Play: Hiroshima: Listening to Incense

Forty-five years ago today, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. This is the harrowing testimony of children who lived through that day, compiled by Kerry Crabbe from Professor Arata Osada 's 1951 work with the Publishing Committee for the Children of Hiroshima.
Professor Osada's words read by Richard Pascoe. Music Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Unknown: Kerry Crabbe
Unknown: Arata Osada
Read By: Richard Pascoe.
Music: Roger Limb
Director: Janet Whitaker.

: Kaleidoscope

Hoist's Planets are set to dance at the Royal
Ballet; and Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Sir John !
Mills in Saturday's Radio 4 play, The Petition. With Paul Vaughan.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presenter David Sells Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Amongst Women
The first of tenepisodes written and abridged by John McGahern. Reader Tony Doyle.
Moran, a proud, aloof
Leitrim farmer, was in his youth a fighter in the Irish War of Independence.
These were the glory days, since then he has become bitter and conservative. But he still holds charisma for his family. 1: The three daughters return home for Monaghan Day.
Producer Pam Brighton


Abridged By: John McGahern.
Reader: Tony Doyle.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The Marx Brothers'
Lost Radio Shows
The classic comedy team are recreated in the second of six adventures.
With the vocal talents of Lorelei King , Graham Hoadhy and Vincent Marzello. Music David Firman
Original scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted by Mark Brisenden
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Graham Hoadhy
Unknown: Vincent Marzello.
Music: David Firman
Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Producer: Dirk Maggs.
Groucho Marx: Michael Roberts
Waldorf T Flywhee: Michael Roberts
Chico Marx: Frank Lazarus
Emmanuel Ravelli: Frank Lazarus

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU (live discussion from Summer School)

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins explores a musical work or topic.


Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: News

until 12.10

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