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Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MICHAEL PREST
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Michael Prest
Read By:
Bryan Martin
Unknown:
Garry Richardson

Regional Variations (2)

In Business

BBC Radio 4 FM

9.5Noticeboard A preview of this term's primary school programmes Presented by DIANE WILMER For further information ring School Radio Enquiries on [number removed]
9.10 A Service for Schools The Mexico Lifeboat Disaster An outside broadcast from Lytham St Annes with THE SPINNERS and MIKE HARDING
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 LovelHate An anthology of poems and prose on the themes of love and hate
9.50 First Steps in Drama Pirates and the Sea A Strange Tale Unfolds by MARY BURNEY and LIZ PINDAR Producer ALAN LAMBERT (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Presented by JOHN TETHER (11) (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Diane Wilmer
Presented By:
Mike Harding
Unknown:
Mary Burney
Producer:
Alan Lambert
Presented By:
John Tether

Between the iceberg and the albatross there's a man with a beard and a notebook. Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway meet Julian Hector , just back from Bird Island - a wildlife paradise in the icy South Atlantic.
And there are warmer moments, too, with a look at the most exciting natural history news. Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fergus Keeling
Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Unknown:
Julian Hector

House Exchange by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Read by Leon Sinden
This year the Gordons are again participating in a summer holiday house exchange scheme: 'People say "Think of the snags." But quite honestly we've yet to encounter any....' Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexander McCall Smith
Read By:
Leon Sinden
Producer:
David Jackson

Regional Variations (2)

Tales from Paradise

BBC Radio 4 FM

11.0 Noticeboard A preview of this term's secondary school programmes Presented by NICK BAKER
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Producer JULIA BROOKE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Message machine: [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Fund-raising A programme about young people's efforts to raise money for charity Presented by MURIEL GRAY Stereo

Contributors

Presented By:
Nick Baker
Presented By:
Frank Partridge
Producer:
Julia Brooke
Presented By:
Muriel Gray

Seven programmes compiled and presented by John Heath-Stubbs 4: Time Machines
Readers TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
STEPHEN THORNE and TESSA WORSLEY Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By:
John Heath-Stubbs
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The King's New Crown by SHEILA ARCHER (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Fantastic Fish Tank Fantasy (1) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON Stereo
2.20 Living Language The Adventures of Perseus (1) by LEON GARFIELD
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: Food Additives Are they harmful? Presented by SUSIE GRANT Make Up Your Mind would like to hear your views To take part in the poll or for the broadcast notes, send an SAE (81 x 12) to: Make Up Your Mind, [address removed]
0 INFO: page 77

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Archer
Presented By:
Hilary Jones
Presented By:
Simon Mayor
Produced By:
Barry Gibson
Unknown:
Leon Garfield
Presented By:
Susie Grant

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Today's edition comes from
Stoke-on-Trent on the opening day of the National Garden
Festival. This major festive and floral event has been created on a former industrial site in the heart of the Potteries, and promises to be the biggest event of its kind in Europe.
Sue MacGregor reports on the social and physical change this represents for the city.
Serial: How Was It For You (3) In My Natural Habit'at

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor

Sun in a Shady Place by TREVOR BENTHAM
For Peggy, returning to Cape Town where she was born, the answers seem fairly clear. But she has a good deal to learn from the people who live there, particularly Lena, the Cape Coloured who used to be her nanny.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Bentham
Directed By:
Tim Suter.
Lena:
Hilda Kriseman
Peggy:
Penelope Lee
Eileen:
Joyce Grant
Eric:
Francis Middleditch
Mother:
Nan Munro
Ruth:
Peggy Pahngo

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Pat Archer:
Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer:
Alison Dowling
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel:
Jack May
Mrs Perkins:
Pauline Seville
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Foina Matheson
Richard Adamson:
Richard Carrington
Col Danby:
Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Producer:
Roy Hayward

A series of four programmes by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 1: The People
'We Mexicans play down our Spanish past and tend to idealise our Indian roots - it's a kind of split personality.' A visit to the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians, an afternoon at a rodeo, and an evening of mariachi music help to shed light on the enigmatic national character of the Mexicans. Producer MCK WEBB

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh O'Shaughnessy

A series of six programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers, with recordings. 3: Feodor Chaliapin
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Talks:
Nigel Douglas

for disabled listeners.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House,
London WIA 4WW. Phone [number removed]Lines open from 10.0am to5.0pm

Contributors

Presented By:
John Mills
Producer:
Marlene Pease

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