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Presented by John Timpson and Chris Dunkley in London with Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Chris Dunkley
Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Read By:
Harriet Cass

This week the team visits
Somerset, where members of the Burnham and District
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown:
Daphne Ledward
Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith.
Producer:
Diana Stenson

The Funny Side byCEUADALE
Read by David March
Mr Peebles reads of a baffling murder near his home. He devours the story with special interest....
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Read By:
David March
Producer:
Mitch Raper

Regional Variations (2)

Britain's Young Achievers

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11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (2) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Unsolved Mysteries 1: The Bureau Written by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 2: Tim and the Wolf by CECILY O'NEILL Storyteller GEORGE LAYTON Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner
2: Come Help Me Choose a Hat by CYNTHIA MITCHELL (E)

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh O'Neill.
Unknown:
Cecily O'Neill
Unknown:
George Layton
Unknown:
Cynthia Mitchell

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Graham and Grandad by GRAHAM JEFFERY. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Seasonal Changes Natural investigators explore a horse-chestnut tree for signs of autumn. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 2: The Little Green People Storyteller SHIREEN SHAH Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Out Among the Planets Script compiled by PADDY BECHELY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE 2: Survival Tactics (R) (E) Tutors' notes available. Send sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham Jeffery.
Written By:
Ron James.
Unknown:
Paddy Bechely
Presented By:
Chris Serle

Presented by Sue MacGregor
In the second portrait of women at the centre of the political scene in South Africa,
Dr Rina Venter , who traces her forebears in that country back to 1688, talks as a nominated National
Party MP about her hopes for the future of her country.
And Eleanor Bron - actress, writer and satirical trail-blazer of the 1960s.
Serial: Cold Heaven (11)

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Dr Rina Venter
Unknown:
Eleanor Bron

Don't Cry by DAVID ASHTON with Caroline Hutchison as Billie and Joanna Hole as Christine There are moments when men can't help and indeed can only hurt. Billie and Christine have both found their men wanting, but, whiling away a long night together, they manage to find a lot to laugh about as well as something at which you can only cry.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
David Ashton
Unknown:
Caroline Hutchison
Unknown:
Joanna Hole
Directed By:
Jane Morgan.

'As the hours passed by, and the vin extraordinaire passed through, our memories of the two days of debacles mellowed, insults were retracted, drawbridges rebuilt, and the demand for signed confessions of guilt grew less strident.'
Part 4 of BARRY PILTON'S chronicle of the natural hazards and human follies that can afflict barge life up a Burgundy canal.
Read by David Roper Producer SAM COLLYNS

Contributors

Read By:
David Roper
Producer:
Sam Collyns

Record of the Year
Today at London's Savoy Hotel, Sir Richard Attenborough presents the 1986 Gramophone
Record Awards, one of the major classical record awards.
The critic Edward Seckerson reveals the winners and asks what the award means to them. Producer HANS PIETSCH. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Richard Attenborough
Unknown:
Edward Seckerson
Producer:
Hans Pietsch.

Presented by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge crime-writer
Jessica Mann and Bill Russell of Reading University. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm )

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Louis Allen
Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
Eric Kom
Unknown:
Jessica Mann
Unknown:
Bill Russell
Producer:
Alastair Wilson

The last of the series in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth. Mel Caiman
(bom 19 May 1931 at Stamford Hill, North London)
Best known for his front-page cartoons in The Times, Mel Caiman was born just as the second Labour government was on the point of collapse and Ramsay MacDonald was advocating a coalition. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)

Contributors

Talks:
Larry Harris
Unknown:
Mel Caiman
Unknown:
Ramsay MacDonald

Shadow on the Sun
Where have all the high hopes gone? Where is the worldwide economic recovery that was so confidently forecast to follow the fall in oil prices? What's happened this year shows more symptoms of a coming slump than of a new golden age.
Mary Goldring asks whether this is anything more than a passing shadow across the sun and discusses what steps the governments of the major economies - America, Germany, Japan, Britain - could take to avoid the next recession. Producer FRASER STEEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. am L W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Goldring

The last of five programmes on one of the great passions of English life, compiled and read by Jill Balcon and John Rowe , with John Westbrook
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo

Contributors

Read By:
Jill Balcon
Read By:
John Rowe
Unknown:
John Westbrook
Producer:
Alan Haydock.

Prix Italia
The best of the year's drama, music and documentary programmes on radio and television from around the world have been competing over the last two weeks for the Prix Italia.
Paul Vaughan reports on the entries and the highlights of the competition in Lucca. He talks to programme-makers, observers and judges to glean some of the latest trends in broadcasting. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Producer:
Simon Broughton

A portrait of Alec Hurley written by and featuring Robert Lister adapted by FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY Even before his marriage to
Marie Lloyd , Alec Hurley was a star of the music-halls and together they topped the bills.
But at the height of their careers they drifted apart and Alec died alone in 1913. Alec's own songs tell part of the story. COLIN SELL (piano)
ProducerCOLIN SMITH . Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alec Hurley
Unknown:
Robert Lister
Adapted By:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Unknown:
Marie Lloyd
Unknown:
Alec Hurley
Piano:
Colin Sell
Producer:
Colin Smith

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