with John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.80, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Clive Roslin
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.60* Your Letters
Regional Variations (2)
Susan Marling confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Write to: Feedback, BBC, BroadcastingHouse,
London W1A 4WW (Repeated: Sun 6.15 pm)
BBC correspondents from around the world cast a collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production byADAMRAPHAEL
Birthday Girl by JILL NORRIS
Read by Mary Wimbush
Advent Calendar: Jonah and the Whak
NEM, p 93; God is my strong salvation(BBChb453);Advent Prose (English Hymnal 735);
Jonah 3, vv 1-10; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12)
In the mid-70s remote tribesman in South East Asia told stories of a mysterious substance sprayed from the sky or dropped in canisters that causeddeathanddiseasein plants and people. They called it 'yellow rain'.
The US State Department suspected it was chemical warfare waged by Communists, but some sceptical scientists believe it is just pollen and that bees and natural toxins are responsible. Who is right?
DavidWneelerreportsonthe evidence in the 'yellow rain' mystery with people who have spoken to the victims. scientists who have tested samples and those who say it is all a myth.
Producer ANNE WINDER
High on the list of Australian natural wonders is the lyre bird—a bird with a glorious voice, an amazing ability to mimic and a spectacular lyre-shaped tail.
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Introduced by Paul Helney with Norman Tozer looking for bargains among computer James.
Fact Sheet 32 has details of all this week's items. Send an sae to: [address removed]
Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced from Mancheater by Lesley Judd
Tonight in the Village
Hall ... PAT wilson has been a successful playwright for nearly 30 years, with 70 titles tohercredit—allforthe amateur stage. Now blind. she talks to HELEN PICKLES about her life and continuing work.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Ladies of Lyndon (13)
by BENJAMIN DISRAELI (5)
Colonel John Blashford -
Snell rescues the natives from a pink horse in the jungles of Panama.
written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes to mark the 80th anniversary of powered flight.
Test pilots of the jet age, featuring John Cunningham and Charles Yeager.
A Kind of Treason by GEORGE MACBETH and JOHN BEEBY abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by FRANK DUNCAN (12) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday: 'The Shepherd' by Frederick Forsyth )
with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough
with Brian Perkins
Halfan-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report
with Chris Serle bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, with help from ERIC TOBITT. ALANAH MARTIN and TOM BOSWELL
Producer IRENE MALLIS
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(Repealed: Mon 1.40 pm)
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television
Producer HELEN FRY
A personal portrait of a public figure or the story of a private individual.
The Rt Hon David Steel , mp
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP John Selwyn Gummer , mp and Lesley Abdela from Bishopsgate, London
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Regional Variations (2)
US hopes of new talks follow installation of Argentina's first democratically-elected president, Alfonsin. Show more
including interviews, news and reviews of films, books. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Billiagton Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate ,
Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by IAN BROWN , RICHARD QUICK. JOHN LANGDON. ROY APPS.
JOHN COLLEE , ROGER PLANER , PAUL DA VIES. MARTIN BOOTH. DAVE DIXON , BARRY FAULKNER. PETER HICKEY and others
Producer JENNIE CAMPBELL
10: Sir Moses Mainchance long wave only
Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only
long wave only
(BroadcastMon8.43am) long wave only