Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers Producers KEN POLLOCK and LESLIE COTTINGTON
with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news
Agricultural scene review Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news
Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme.
This week featuring Rugby Union - the visit of the All Blacks to the National Stadium to face Wales, one of the highlights of the Welsh Centenary season. Hear from some of the personalities taking part in the match and the weekend's celebrations. Also expert assessments of the game. Plus news of last night's World Lightweight title fight in Glasgow, between Jim Watt and American Sean O'Grady. In addition, the rest of the news at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production
from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your free time. A critical look at the leisure industries and news of things to do and entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed.
Today RICHARD VAUGHAN surveys holidays for skiers in Austria and MIKE SHEILS looks at bargain weekend breaks in England. Producers JENNY MARSHALL and GEOFF DOBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines.
As mps return after the Summer Recess, Robert Carvel views the past week through the eyes of the backbenchers.
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG
New Every Morning, p 122; We come unto our fathers' God (BBC BB 255); Psalm 40: Ephesians 4, vv 1-13 (AV); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)
with Margaret Howard .
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
Presenter Louise Bottingj With inflation still well into double figures, high interest rates, and new products being launched every week in the savings market, Money Box is on hand to unravel, explain and advise on what are often complex and confusing developments.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)
The smash-hit TV series
Lesson 45: Write extremely long titles with lots and lots of words in, like this, so that the Radio Times will have to allot more space than the measly half a centimetre of billing space we usually get and at least it'll look a bit more prominent on the page, although still nowhere near the 50 column inches they give to The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Burkiss Way
starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris
Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news
The Rt Hon Denis Healey, MP, Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien, Sir John Junor, Ann Burdus From Chiswick Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast (long wave only)
1.55 Programme news
The second of two Yorkshire programmes from the Clifton Hall.Rotherham Introduced by Derek Jones
by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised in 12 parts by HALLAM TENNYSON with Elizabeth Bell
David Collings , Steven Pacey , Russell Dixon and Jill Balcon as George Eliot Dorothea's engagement to Mr Casaubon startled most of those who knew her. Others however, such as Dr Lydgate, gave it little attention, he being preoccupied with avoiding Middlemarch politics andflirting with the beautiful Rosamond Vincy.
3: The Honeymoon
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBCManchester
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)
Six programmes 2: Fairies
Were fairies the creation of drug-crazed minstrels? And could they really fly before they sprouted wings? What were their nastier habits? Fairies have been part of British culture since pre-Roman times and have often represented a reflection of people's unexpressed needs.
Presenter Toni Arthur
Scriptwriter DAVE ARTHUR Research by ROSY voss
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.50 Programme news
5.55 Weather; programme news
Unpredictable table-talk Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Details: Wed 11.5 am)
by A. J. Walton
From the book 'Guy Fawkes - The True Story of the Gunpowder Plot' by Francis Edwards.
Guy Fawkes is burnt in effigy every 5th of November to commemorate the deliverance of the King and Parliament from a dastardly Popish plot. But what if the legend is based on a deliberate plan to deceive the country and discredit the Catholics? What if Guy himself was a voluntary participant, only on condition that he would be reprieved on the scaffold?
Directed by Margaret Etall.
(Repeated: Monday 3.2 pm)
(John Moffatt is in 'Colette' at the Comedy Theatre, London)
Later this month a ship will sail out of Muscat Harbour in Oman and out of the 20th century back to the days of the Sinbad legends.
The Sohar, captained by Tim Severin , is a faithful reproduction of a medieval Arab dhow and to rediscover the sailing and navigational skills of the early Arab seamen, it will travel the 6.000 miles to Canton in China.
Libby Purves reports from Oman on this modern Sinbad and his vessel. Producer TED GORTON
An evening meditation led by PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol
A sort of radio lantern lecture by Alan Plater
For the past 15 years or so musical documentaries have been an important part of the repertoire of regional theatres.
Alan Plater introduces a selection of serious and funny songs from the shows which didn't attract glamorous first-night audiences.
With Gilly Brown, Bob Eaton, Alex Glasgow, Meg Johnson, Noreen Kershaw, Robert Powell, Victoria Wood, Bernard Wrigley.
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude