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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Michael Lawson


Unknown: Michael Lawson

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev
Vincent Nichols.


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: A Case of Bananas: 3: That Damn Fool Pennington

(For details see Monday)

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Keep It Clean

5: Show or Blow Laurence Alster witnesses the battle between the handkerchief and the strictly practical tissue. Readers June Barrie, David Goodland and Shireen Shah. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Laurence Alster
Unknown: Shireen Shah.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Daily Service

Enthrone Thy God Within Thy Heart (St Botolph, BBC HB 320); Psalm 8 (Elliott);
Luke 20, w 19-26; Lord Our God , Have Mercy On Us;
Take My Life (Nottingham). The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Unknown: Lord Our God
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 18.

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
Serial: The Bourgeoisie by Natalia Ginzburg.
The first of four parts read by Paola Dionisotti.
Translated by Beryl Stockman Abridged by Jack Singleton
Music: Joltvet's Concerto for
F7ute and Stnng Orchestra


Unknown: Natalia Ginzburg.
Read By: Paola Dionisotti.
Translated By: Beryl Stockman
Abridged By: Jack Singleton

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: The Wooden Horse

Eric Williams 's classic wartime escape story, adapted in six parts. 2: The God in a Box Peter and John have devised a plan for getting back to England. But
Stalag-Luft III isn't called escape-proof for nothing.
Adapted by Mark Power
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Williams
Unknown: Stalag-Luft Iii
Adapted By: Mark Power
Director: Adrian Bean.
Peter Howard: Alex Jennings
John Clinton: David Lumsden
Phil: Simon Treves
Robbie: John Webb
Nigel: David Holt
MacIntyre: Joe Dunlop
Wings Cameron: Michael Kilgarriff
German Major: Peter Penry Jones
Grayson: Peter Penry Jones
Hadley: John Church
Australian: Vincent Brimble
Handsworth: Vincent Brimble

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Who Sings The Hero?

The last of six stories of heroism.
Saving of the Saluto
In 1911, the crew of the Newlyn lifeboat undertook a rescue which is still remembered as an act of extreme courage. Melville Jones recounts the story of the saving of the Saluto.
Narrated by Keith Drinkel and Siriol Jenkins.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Director: Gerry Jones.
Thomas Vingoe: Raiph Arliss
Mrs Vingoe: Dione Inman
Pascoe: Matthew Morgan
Breck: Jonathan Tafler
Olsen: Eric Allan
Tom: Peter Gunn
Murphy: Roger Winslet
Mrs Klish: Annette Holland
Mrs Harvey: Ruth James
The Editor: Jonathan Adams
Old Fisherman: Peter Porteous
Young Kliski: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Rich Pickings

Rosemary Leach and Michael Fitzgerald read poetry and prose about the weather.
2: Clouds and Fog
Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Julia Gillett

: File On 4

(Broadcast yesterday at 7.20pmJ

: Profile

5: David Walker meets
Howard Davies ,
Mancunian grammar school boy and youngest-ever head of the employers' association, the CBI.
Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: David Walker
Unknown: Howard Davies
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reviews the latest film releases including the new
Julie Walters movie Just Like a Woman. Plus a report on the issues confronting writers in the Middle East, post-Rushdie.
Producer Paul Quinn. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Julie Walters
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Short Story

The Death of Daffy Ducky by Peter Goldsworthy.
The two couples enjoy all the pleasures of those with very disposable incomes. Then one evening, at dinner, something happens to change things.
Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Daffy Ducky
Unknown: Peter Goldsworthy.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Marjorie's enjoying her new-found company. Stereo

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. Producer Graham Ellis
●WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Talking About Music

Antony Hopkins explores different musical works and topics. This week:
Prokoviev's 5th Symphony. Producer Patrick Lambert


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: In Business

Dear Boss. You're Fired....
The radical process where staff are asked to rate their managers' performance has been in use in the US since the 60s - and now it's catching on in Britain. Peter Day meets the workers who are now able to tell their bosses what they think of them, and he asks the bosses how brave companies need to be to introduce the scheme. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Talking at the Gates 3: Pans and Freedom.

: Cold Print

Four programmes in which
Christopher Matthew exhumes late-lamented publications for dissection. The Children's Newspaper was started by Arthur Mee in 1919 "to make goodness into news". In its heydey, children were fed a weekly diet of homilies from the Chief Scout, the doings of the League of Nations and articles on "the improvability of the African". The paper died in 1965, unmoumed by generations of children to whom it was the journalistic equivalent of castor oil ...
With Anthony Buckeridge , Keith Waterhouse and E S


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Arthur Mee
Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the last in the current series of the celebrity panel show that brings you magic movie moments.
This week's panel is:
Dick Vosburgh , Lionel Blair , David Lodge and Robin Ray.
Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: News

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