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Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Presenters:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Bryan Martin

Anna Raeburn takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
Producer JOHN SKRINE
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television, to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW, or phone [number removed], Friday to Sunday 7.0 to 9.0 pm long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Raeburn
Producer:
John Skrine

The Urban Future
The world's cities are almost out of control-growing so quickly that by the year 2000, they will contain more than half the Earth's total popUlation. But can they cope with the strain of such a staggering increase?
Brian Saxton examines the future of the city and the concerns of the planners.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Saxton
Production By:
John Allen

Edge of Darkness, Edge of Light by R. c. SCRIVEN abridged in ten parts by zoË BAILEY Read by MICHAEL HORDERN (10) Producer PAMELA howi BBC Bristol
(Monday: Towards, the End of the Morning, by Michael Frayn )

Contributors

Unknown:
R. C. Scriven
Read By:
Michael Hordern
Unknown:
Michael Frayn

The Promised Land?
A report out this week highlights a big increase in the number of people turned back by suspicious immigration officers at Britain's ports and airports. In the last few months, authorities have been mounting so-called ' fishing expeditions ' to search for illegal immigrants living here. One reason for this tightening up of the rules, is a significant change in the interpretation of the law. Roger Cook reports on growing concern among the immigrant community that people who have every right to live here are being affected, and that race relations are being harmed.
Research SHARON BANOFF and TREVOR BARNES
Producer JOHN SMITHSON long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Cook
Unknown:
Sharon Banoff
Unknown:
Trevor Barnes
Producer:
John Smithson

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer One Million People Injured: the yearly casualty figures for accidents in the home make grim reading. GILL PYRAR investigates the causes and asks: how can home safety be improved?
New Life for Old Lines: many railway tracks have fallen into disuse, but there is much to interest the railway rambler. ANN TENNANT reports.
With Tinsel and Holly (4): you can turn sweets and savouries into favourite presents. SALLY TARRANT WILLIS and NATALIE WHEEN have some more suggestions. BBC Birmingham Unreliable Memoirs (3) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Gill Pyrar
Unknown:
Ann Tennant
Unknown:
Sally Tarrant
Unknown:
Natalie Wheen

Prodigies by DAWN LOWE-WATSON
Isolda is a gifted young cellist studying at a specialist school and working towards an important competition. Her life is dominated by music. Her father is a well-known concert pianist; her mother has sacrificed her own career for the sake of her family. But the marriage is going through a difficult phase. Isolda is caught in the cross-fire, and begins to feel there's more to life than being a digy
STUART HUTCHINSON (piano) Directed by CHERRY COOKSON

Contributors

Piano:
Stuart Hutchinson
Directed By:
Cherry Cookson
Tom:
David Buck
Gabrielle:
Sonia Fraser
Sarah:
Elizabeth Rider
Isolda:
Elizabeth Undsay
Jeremy:
David Bradshawe
Peter:
Roger Hammond
Cynthia:
Judy Franklin
FeliX:
John Webb

Last of six programmes The Manipulators
Back pain costs Britain about a million pounds a day in time off work and sickness benefits, yet only a few doctors working in the National Health Service offer manipulative treatment.
Robert Eagle finds out how effective manipulation is in treating bad backs, and asks the Minister of Health if it isn't time that osteopaths and some other alternative practitioners were brought into the NHS.
Producer JANE WOOD

Contributors

Producer:
Jane Wood
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Gordon Clough
Presenters:
Janet Cohen

Written by ALAN BOWER
(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Alan Bower
DanArcher:
Edgar Harrison
Peggy:
June Spencer
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy:
Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Phil:
Norman Painting
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Nigel Carrivick
Christine Barford:
Lesley Sawfarb
George:
Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
JackWooLlley:
Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel:
Jack May
Polly Perks:
Hilary Newcombe
Joe Grundy:
Haydn Jones
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Larkin:
Heather Bell
Richard Adamson:
Richard Carrington
Dorothy:
Heather Barrett
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward

Professor Sir Alfred Ayer ,
Freddie ' to his friends, is 70 this week. Einstein called him that clever young man '. Considered by many to be a revolutionary heretic in the 1930s, he is now recognised as the foremost living British philosopher. Producer
GWYNETH WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Alfred Ayer

The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP, Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien, Sir John Junor and Ann Burdus tackle the issues raised by an audience from Chiswick. Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Healey
Unknown:
Dr Conor Cruise
Unknown:
Sir John Junor
Unknown:
Ann Burdus
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

An irreverently critical look back with David Jason , Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel Music by DAVID FIRMAN
Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK, ANDY WILSON , BOB SINFJELD , BRIAN BETHELL , JEREMY BROWNE , CHRIS STRATFORD, DAVE MORLEY
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Music By:
David Firman
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Unknown:
Andy Wilson
Unknown:
Bob Sinfjeld
Unknown:
Brian Bethell
Unknown:
Jeremy Browne
Unknown:
Dave Morley
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

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