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Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought far the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
John Timpson
Read By:
Brian Perkins

This week the team travels to
Tyne and Wear, where members oftheWhitleyBay ..
Horticultural Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham , and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown:
Fred Downham
Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith.
Producer:
Diana Stenson

You Name It by NADINE GORDMER
Read by Margaret Inglis
Husband, wife and daughter form a human triangle. But somewhere far off is a fourth figure - the true father of the little girl.
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown:
Nadine Gordmer
Read By:
Margaret Inglis
Producer:
Mitch Raper

1: From Toy Boats to 12 Meters Clapham Pond is the setting for the annual Pugwash Trophy, where we find Bob Symes up to his knees in the highly competitive and skilled world of model yacht racing.
The first of five programmes in which the intrepid Symes sets out to talk to grown-ups and young people who love to play with toys.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol
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Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Symes

by G.K. Chesterton
Five stories dramatised by John Scotney
with Andrew Sachs as Father Brown

What do an itinerant gambler, an English lady, a steward, a vicar and a professor have in common? And who has the right to it? Father Brown finds the answer.
(Stereo)
(Andrew Sachs is in "Kafka's Dick" at the Royal Court Theatre, London)

Contributors

Author:
G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised by:
John Scotney
Director:
Alec Reid
Father Brown:
Andrew Sachs
Mr Tarrant:
Peter Marinker
Lady Diana Wales:
Natasha Pyne
Leonard Smyth:
Peter Wickham
Steward/Vicar/Voice:
Terry O'Brien
Driver:
Jonathan Tafler
Doctor:
Eric Stovell
Professor Smaill:
Tim Reynolds

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Dr Wacky's Fancy Dress Costume. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Whose Harvest? How to search for clues to the way animals and birds make their winter food stores. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 5: The Hallowe 'en Party Written by LIZ PINDAR . Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Sally Go Round The Stars by KENNETH BAILEY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by chris SERLE 5: Voluntary Work (R) (E) For tutors' notes send sae to: Using Unemployment, [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Liz Pindar
Unknown:
Kenneth Bailey
Presented By:
Chris Serle

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Sarah Cooper , champion shooter and gold medallist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games Serial: Gal Audrey by AUDREY WHITING abridged in eight episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Patience Tomlinson (8) (Starting tomorrow: 'Suspense Stories' by Ruth Rendell )

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregor Guest
Unknown:
Sarah Cooper
Unknown:
Audrey Whiting
Unknown:
Pat McLoughlin
Stories By:
Ruth Rendell

Beauty and the Bounders byDOUGLAS HANKIN with
Lilian Baylis affectionately referred to her audiences at her beloved Old Vie as 'bounders'. Here, in her own racy and inimitable way, she regales them and us with the story of her extraordinary life from humble beginnings to her desperate struggle to create, against all the odds, one of the best-known and best-loved theatres in the world.
Bounders - and others - played by SUSIE BRANN. SHEILA GRANT JOHN CHURCH. PAUL GREGORY
TIM REYNOLDS and ERIC STOVELL
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Hankin
Unknown:
Lilian Baylis
Played By:
Susie Brann.
Played By:
Sheila Grant
Unknown:
Paul Gregory
Unknown:
Tim Reynolds
Directed By:
David Johnston.
Lilian Baylis:
Polly March

Children
Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 4: Play and Holidays Readers JILL BALCON and ANTHONY HYDE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By:
Roy Fuller
Readers:
Jill Balcon
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

Love's Labours Won
After a period of eight years, the New Oxford Edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare is published this week and there is an entry about Shakespeare's last play, Love 's Labours Won. There are also numerous changes and revisions.
Margaret Horsfield talks to the editors about the most substantial additions and tests reactions to the 1,400-page volume.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN

Contributors

Talks:
Margaret Horsfield
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

Gordon dough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Patrick Fitzpatrick and Maurice Hayes.
Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Louis Allen
Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
Eric Korn
Unknown:
Patrick Fitzpatrick
Unknown:
Maurice Hayes.
Unknown:
Karen Ostle
Producer:
Alastair Wilson

Peter Smith brings you topical views and stories from shop-floors and boardrooms across the country.
Producer GUDRUN DAUBOR
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Smith
Producer:
Gudrun Daubor

Planned Chaos
The M25, Sizewell, Stanstead - something has gone wrong with the way major projects are tackled so that they arouse vitriolic opposition at the start and often satisfy no one at the finish.
Mary Goldring asks whether we need clearer national planning objectives and whether the democratic public inquiry can survive in its present form. Producer MARK LAITY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow atll.OamLW)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Goldring

Leonard Barras reads the last of his fairly likely stories: A Hanging Matter and Her Voice Was Ever Soft 'The music master was a sad, eccentric bachelor easily moved to tears. He frequently sobbed over his own accompaniments and had taken to heavy smoking after the music class had rather badly mauled Purcell.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.45 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Barras

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Revre-broadcasttomorrowat4.35pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
John Boundy

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