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Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Peter Donaldson
Editor:
Jenny Abramsky

Year 9: The Dog
Personality - intensely loyal. eager to please, but nosy and anxious....
Sniffing through the BBC's
Sound Archives with comments from guest 'Dogs' Russell Harty and Janet Street-Porter . Producer ANDREW PARFITT
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Harty
Unknown:
Janet Street-Porter
Producer:
Andrew Parfitt

Presented by Louise Botting and featuring
The 1986-7 Unit Trust Investor of the Year
It all looked so easy earlier in the year as stock markets round the world reached new all-time highs. But then, suddenly, the going became much tougher with the result in doubt right up to the last minute.
The winner receives a cut-glass piggy bank specially made for the event and inscribed by Wedgwood Glass. It is presented by Clive Fenn-Smith , Chairman of the Unit Trust
Association, at an investment conference in the City.
Hear what the Unit Trust
Investor of the Year has to say and make sure you get an entry form for this year's competition before the closing date, 1 November. Details from:
Money Box, BBC. London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Presented By:
Louise Botting
Presented By:
Clive Fenn-Smith

The Magic Shop by H. G. WELLS
Read by Garard Green
And a very odd shop it turns out to be ... with a shopkeeper who begins with some sleight-of-hand and proceeds to something altogether more sinister. Not. on the whole, a place to take the children!
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown:
H. G. Wells
Read By:
Garard Green
Producer:
Mitch Raper

Regional Variations (2)

Down Your Way

BBC Radio 4 FM

This week's schools programmes will be re-broadcast next week for the benefit of those schools on half term
11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING (R)(E)
11.20 Let's Move! 5: Hallowe 'en Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (5) Stereo (E)
11.50 See for Yourself A World of Colour (RV) by FRED HARRIS (R)(E)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Humphris
Written By:
Kate Harrison
Presented By:
Sandra Kerr
Unknown:
Fred Harris

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and DENYS HAWTHORNE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR

Contributors

Presented By:
P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By:
Readers Rosalind Shanks
Presented By:
Denys Hawthorne
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools First Round (6)
North: RIPON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
V ALLERTON HIGH SCHOOL. LEEDS Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Gudgin
Unknown:
Nigel Richardson

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Autumn All Around Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY and FRED HARRIS Script written by ANGELA GARNER Today's story: Sparrow Flies Away by ROBERT FISKER Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo
2.5 Playtime Falling Leaves Presented by BRIAN CANT and JOANNE ZORIAN Stereo (E) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHF/FM)
2.20 Science Scope 5: Life Cycles Stereo (E)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Green Book
2: The Moth People by JILL PATON WALSH adapted by EDWARD KELSEY (R)(E)

Contributors

Presented By:
Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By:
Fred Harris
Written By:
Angela Garner
Unknown:
Robert Fisker
Producer:
Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By:
Brian Cant
Unknown:
Joanne Zorian
Unknown:
Jill Paton Walsh
Adapted By:
Edward Kelsey

and Jenni Murray invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial: Gal Audrey by AUDREY WHITING abridged in eight episodes byPATMCLOUGHLIN
Read by Patience Tomlinson (1) 'I meant to write this book about myself, me, Gal Audrey. But
Mother took over. Mother was a fighter. "Things rankle with me," she said, and the casualties piled up!'
(Music: Rossini's Prelude, Theme and Variations)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Audrey Whiting
Read By:
Patience Tomlinson
Unknown:
Gal Audrey.
Editor:
Sandra Chalmers

Out of the Orchid House
There's a wealth of artists, musicians and performers visiting Britain as part of the nine-month Caribbean Focus celebration of the arts and cultures of the West Indies.
Jan Murray discusses traditions and developments with performers fresh from the orchid house of the Caribbean.

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan Murray
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedonVHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Valerie Singleton
Editor:
Derek Lewis

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Nicholas Morgan

The Crossing-keeper's House by DAWN LOWE WATSON
A severe snowstorm maroons Laura in a complete stranger's house in a remote part of East Anglia. Adrian is a reclusive widower with a respect for privacy. But as the days pass they inevitably get to know each other very well.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lowe Watson
Directed By:
Cherry Cookson
Adrian:
Richard Pasco
Laura:
Jennie Stoller
Coleby:
Gordon Reid
Valerie:
Avril Clark
Van driver:
Ronald Herdman

In the second of an occasional series of talks, John Morgan wonders why, despite the statistical evidence to the contrary, and his own ambivalence about the institution itself, the family remains such a popular and enduring way of life. Producer JULIAN COLES

Contributors

Unknown:
John Morgan
Producer:
Julian Coles

BBC Radio 4 FM

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