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Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Pauline Bushnell

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW
Producer JOHN EDWARDS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.45 pmLW) 0 RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 104

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Dunkley
Producer:
John Edwards

The Buttonholes by DOREEN DADE. Read by Heather Bell
' "Just 'cos you don't want to go to this wedding," she said, "don't spoil it for me.... we're going and we're going to enjoy it!'"
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Read By:
Heather Bell
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Presented by Andrew Mitchell 4: Of Feasts and Flowers
The mass flowering of tropical forest trees is often triggered by strange events. In South-east Asia, one species only flowers when bathed in ozone after a lightning strike nearby. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
0 INFO: page 101

Contributors

Presented By:
Andrew Mitchell

Derek Cooper tackles the farmer, the manufacturer, the politician, the scientist, the caterer and the customer in his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Cooper
Producer:
Vanessa Harrison

In the second of two programmes
Jasper Carrott , famous from California to Cleethorpes, returns with some more transatlantic talent from the stand-up comedy boom in San
Francisco and asks the question - if Americans can fly to the moon, how come they drive on the wrong side of the road? Compiled and produced by GRAHAM FROST

Contributors

Unknown:
Jasper Carrott
Produced By:
Graham Frost

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Bad Harry and Mrs Cocoa 's Art Pot. Stereo
2.5 Let's Join In Christmas with the Trolls (R) (e)
2.25 Talkwaves Baxter Wall and the Haunted Graveyard
10: Bad Dreams by JOHN TAYLOR (e)
2.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter The last episode of an adventure serial written by SUE LIMB 10: Fair Play. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Cocoa
Unknown:
Art Pot.
Unknown:
John Taylor
Unknown:
Mr Jupiter
Written By:
Sue Limb

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
'We want no Little Rock in Bristol.' The year is 1963, a time of civil rights marches and bus boycotts in the USA. But that year, Bristol had its own bus boycott. Jenni Mills traces the story of how a small group of black workers campaigned for equal rights.
Producer MARY HARDIMAN BBCBristol
Serial: Circles in a Forest (9)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Jenni Mills
Producer:
Mary Hardiman

by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY dramatised in eight parts by PETER BUCKMAN with and 6: Pen has promised Bows that he will not court young Fanny, but the decision, if principled, is a painful one and Pen goes into a decline. A trip to the Continent is the solution.
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown:
Peter Buckman
Directed By:
Peter Kavanagh
the Writer:
Hugh Dickson
Arthur Pendennis:
Dominic Guard
Major Pendennis:
Edward de Souza
Sam Huxter:
Stuart Organ
Laura Bell:
Deborah Makepeace
Helen Pendennis:
Jennifer Piercey
Dr Portman:
Manning Wilson
Capt Costigan:
Ronald Herdman
Morgan:
Gordon Reid
Bows:
Danny Schiller
Fanny Bolton:
Elaine Claxton
Dr Goodenough:
Eric Stovell
George Warrington:
Crawford Logan

(Re-broadcast next Monday) Written by SIMON FRITH
BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Written By:
Simon Frith
Cast for:
The Week:
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phil Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer:
Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel:
Chriss Gittins
Mrs Perkins:
Pauline Seville
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Lucy PerkS:
Tracey Jane White
Martha Woodford:
Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Colonel Danby:
Ballard Berkeley
Kathy Holland:
Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus:
Margot Boyd
Sophie:
Barlow Moirlesue
Matthew Thorogood:
Crawfrod Logan

The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , mp The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , MP Paddy Ashdown , mp
Katharine Whitehorn , journalist from Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Tebbit
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Paddy Ashdown
Unknown:
Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown:
John Timpson
Producer:
Carole Stone

Tony Palmer presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast next Monday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Palmer
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

The facts behind the stories. The people behind the facts. The faces behind the people. The cat behind the sofa.
The jokes behind the times. It's all on your weekly satire show. With Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by MARTIN BOOTH
PAUL B. DAVIES , STUART SILVER.
RICHARD QUICK. STEVE PUNT. MIKE COLEMAN. ALISON RENSHAW. PETER HICKEY , PETE SINCLAIR and others Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Written By:
Martin Booth
Written By:
Paul B. Davies
Unknown:
Mike Coleman.
Unknown:
Alison Renshaw.
Unknown:
Peter Hickey
Unknown:
Pete Sinclair
Producer:
David Tyler

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