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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with playwright
Hugh Steadman Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Steadman Williams.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mgr Vincent Nicols.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Mgr Vincent Nicols.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones digs into the postbag and calls on Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve listeners' gardening problems.


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward

: Morning Story

The Celebrity Who Failed by Winifred Holtby.
When Amelia learns to walk on water she is not prepared for the consequences - being a celebrity.
Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Tessa Kendall


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Tessa Kendall

: Daily Service

Soldiers of Christ, Arise (From Strength to
Strength, BBC HB 365); Ephesians 6, w 10-20; Prayer Is the Soul's
Sincere Desire; Oft in Danger, Oft in Woe (University College, BBC HB 363).
Director of Music
James Whitboum. Stereo


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Divide and Rule

John Carlin reports from South Africa.


Unknown: John Carlin

: The Parts

Last of the present series in which Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology.
The problems of aircraft black boxes and the coming revolution in telephones.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

presented by Debbie Thrower.


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.

: The Litmus Test

A quizzical investigation of science chaired by Michael Scott.
With John Gribbin , Sheila Anderson , Steve Jones and Sue Bowler.
Producer Louise Dalziel. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Scott.
Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: The World at One

presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin meets the President of Soroptimist International -
Thelma de Leeuw.
Serial: Going Wrong (3)


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Thelma de Leeuw.

: A Confidential Agent

The last of four cases for private detective Liz Parker.
Sharks Have Pearly Teeth A loan that can solve all financial worries....
Liz finds the bitter truth behind one such offer.
Written by Nick McCarty.
Director Philip Martin. Stereo


Unknown: Liz Parker.
Written By: Nick McCarty.
Director: Philip Martin.
Liz Parker: Rosemary Martin
Antrobus: Terry Molloy
Gloria: Claire Faulconbridge
Dad: Roger Hume
Christine: Kimberley Hope
Tadman: Kimdurham
Percy: Dave Mitty
Peter: Alan Devereux
Neighbour: Joyce Gibbs
Sister: Marian Kemmer

: Enquire Within

Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and 12 months in a year? Difly Barlow finds out.... if there is time. Producer Hamish Mykura
0 WRITE to: Enquire Within. BBC Broadcasting House. London WI 1AA
0 PHONE: [number removed](24 hours)


Unknown: Difly Barlow
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: News

: How to Make a Million

Reporter Felicity Goodey investigates the secrets of business success, and asks how much the recession is hurting. 2: Judith Donovan
The story of a junk-mail empire founded nine years ago by a cigar-smoking, hard-talking Bradford woman. Judith Donovan started the firm with her housekeeping money. It now has an annual turnover of Z9 million.
Producer Glyn Jones


Reporter: Felicity Goodey
Unknown: Judith Donovan
Unknown: Judith Donovan
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley discusses the new films including
Edward Scissorhands , starring Vincent Price; Lucy Duran visits the Womad Festival; and Chris Bryson reports on the new wave of black American film directors.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Edward Scissorhands
Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Chris Bryson
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

There's news - at last - of the new vicar.

: Age to Age

The fierce resentment of the Poll Tax and disagreement over its successor have highlighted the ways in which local authorities are financed. Asa Briggs tells Barry Cunliffe about society's attitudes to taxation since the Middle Ages. And
Simon Rae reflects on the poet as social historian.


Unknown: Asa Briggs
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Simon Rae

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Raw Meat and Tutus

Ballet dancers deceive their audiences with their seemingly effortless performances, and delude themselves about the odds of success in a precarious and fragile career. Ex-dancers talk to
Angela Rippon about the gap between ambition and reality. What do they do when, at 30, their careers are over? How difficult is the transition to life away from the barre?
Producer Belinda Cherrington


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Producer: Belinda Cherrington

: Two People

A series of four programmes in which
Colin Semper meets two people who, confronted by the same moral dilemma, arrived at very different decisions.
2: Sailors Wade Tidbury and Adrian Cumper found themselves in the thick of the action during the Falklands conflict
. Appalled by their experiences, both men agonised over whether or not to stay in the navy. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander McLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander McLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Across the Common by Elizabeth Berridge. Part 8.


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge.

: Musician at Large

The last programme in which Steve Race celebrates 50 years as a broadcaster.
The Night Is Filled with Questions
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo


Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: News

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