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Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London, and John Humphrys in Moscow.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLV1LE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
John Humphrys
Read By:
Brian Perkins

Nothing Went Right by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by Hugh Dickson
Most people have a private dread of being late - of waking up and finding the whole day's timetable has been thrown out of gear. For Simon Petherbridge. it's more than a nuisance - but a matter of life and death! Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown:
Brendan O'Byrne
Read By:
Hugh Dickson
Unknown:
Simon Petherbridge.
Producer:
Mitch Raper

from Wesley Hall , Blackburn New Every Morning, page 25; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Jesu the very thought of thee (Bairstow); Mark 10, w 17-30; 0 love divine, how sweet thou art (A&MR 195) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Wesley Hall

Regional Variations (2)

For Schools

BBC Radio 4 FM

Brian Johnston visits Newtown in Powys. It was the birthplace of the factory reformer Robert Owen and because of its textile industry, was once known as the Leeds of Wales. Newtown's industrial fortunes have waxed and waned. Textiles have gone, but its population is rising. New industry has arrived and with it increasing prosperity. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Robert Owen
Producer:
Anthony Smith

Presented by Alan Brownjohn Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GEOFFREY BEEVERS producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR

Contributors

Presented By:
Alan Brownjohn
Presented By:
Readers Rosalind Shanks
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

Early Start - The New School Day?
Should schools go continental and start earlier and finish earlier? You and Yours looks at one major education authority which has decided to give it a try Will other schools now follow their example?
Jenni Mills looks at the implications for parents, teachers and pupils. Producers MARY HARDIMAN and JO DOBRY. Editor KEN VASS

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Mills
Producers:
Mary Hardiman
Producers:
Jo Dobry.
Editor:
Ken Vass

by Simon Brett

'Work. Erg. Can there be anything more horrible? How much nicer to leave the "In" tray as it is and dream of sun-kissed Caribbean beaches while gently twanging one's Newton's balls.' - Nigel Molesworth (formerly The Curse of St Custards)

Starring William Rushton as Molesworth, Clive Swift as Grint, Penelope Nice as Louise, Bob Sinfield as Grabber, Robert Harley as Darryl, Chrissy Roberts as Carole, Phil Nice as Smythe
(Stereo)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Simon Brett
Based on characters created by:
Geoffrey Willans
Based on characters created by:
Ronald Searle
Music:
Oonagh Bernon
Producer:
Mark Robson
Molesworth:
William Rushton
Grint:
Clive Swift
Louise:
Penelope Nice
Grabber:
Bob Sinfield
Darryl:
Robert Harley
Carole:
Chrissy Roberts
Smythe:
Phil Nice

1.55 Listening Corner This week: A House is a Home for Me Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN and SANDRA KERR Today's story: Sally's Secret by SHIRLEY HUGHES Script by JENNY BAIRD Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (e) Stereo
2.5 Playtime Festivals in Spring Presented by LOLA YOUNG and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
10: Noises Off. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Giant at the Ford by URSULA SYNGE adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)

Contributors

Presented By:
Iain Lauchlan
Presented By:
Sandra Kerr
Unknown:
Shirley Hughes
Script By:
Jenny Baird
Presented By:
Lola Young
Unknown:
Paddy Bechely

Introduced by Jenni Murray Back to School (in a Different
Way): have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a teacher - just for one day? And who do you think would have won a competition for the post? Would you have voted for a weatherman? And which? All is revealed in Anna Grayson 's report.
The Accidental Tourist by ANNE TYLER abridged in 15 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by William Roberts (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Anna Grayson
Unknown:
Anne Tyler
Unknown:
Pat McLoughlin
Read By:
William Roberts
Editor:
Sandra Chalmers

Based on Fact
Historical plays on television and the theatre often lead to controversy. Is recent history, where the main characters may still be alive, a suitable subject for dramatic treatment? David Wheeler reports.

Contributors

Unknown:
David Wheeler

The final programme in the series, as Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren join battle to see which of them knows less about the week's news.
Abetting them, perfectly-formed satirist John Wells and the Conservative's own Jeffrey Archer.
In the Chair to help decide matters, Barry Took. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Ingrams
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
John Wells
Unknown:
Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown:
Barry Took.
Unknown:
John Langdon
Producer:
Harry Thompson.

Compiled and presented by Christopher Pick
The motorway era has been with us for over a quarter of a century. Some of those involved with the opening of the very first motorway - including engineers, builders, maintenance crews, service station staff - look back at those pioneering experiences and reflect on how motorways have progressed since then.
With Sue Baker, Jim Carrick John Casey , John Collins Bob Gates , Stan Hallard
John Michie , Doris Plater
Malcolm Pugh , Joyce Underwood and Doris Wynn
Producer ED THOMASON
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 4. 5pm) ● HEAR THIS! page 25

Contributors

Presented By:
Christopher Pick
Unknown:
Jim Carrick
Unknown:
John Casey
Unknown:
John Collins
Unknown:
Bob Gates
Unknown:
Stan Hallard
Unknown:
John Michie
Unknown:
Doris Plater
Unknown:
Malcolm Pugh
Unknown:
Joyce Underwood
Unknown:
Doris Wynn
Producer:
Ed Thomason

Into the Hearts of Quasars
When radio astronomers swap tapes, they're not catching up on the latest hot waxes.
Combining data from telescopes thousands of miles apart gives a view of violent events in the hearts of distant galaxies. Peter Evans reports from
Jodrell Bank in Cheshire on the friendly way to do astronomy. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast nert Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Nicholas Morgan

On Detachment by DAVID WADE with Crawford Logan and James MacPherson
Private Ferguson grows up in the midst of the jostling, joking but dangerous cameraderie of National Service. Emotionally unprepared, he witnesses a failing love affair and finds himself at sea in its pain and ambiguity.
Narrator CRAWFORD LOGAN
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
David Wade
Unknown:
Crawford Logan
Unknown:
James MacPherson
Directed By:
Ian Cotterell.
Pte Beynon:
Kim Wall
Pte Allen:
James Goode
Pte James Ferguson:
James MacPherson
Sgt Flynn:
Stuart Organ
Pte Green:
Jonathan Tafler
SgtDick:
George Parsons
Mr Ferguson:
Paul Gregory
Mrs Ferguson:
Jennifer Piercey
Sgt Arthur Ford:
Stephen Hattersley
Anton:
Andrew Branch
Dorothy:
Elaine Caxton
Rosa:
Sue Broomfield
Pernersdorfer:
Manning Wilson
Cpl Pete Barker:
Steven Harrold
Sgt John Anderson:
David Goodland

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor ANNE WINDER

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Producer:
Richard Bannerman
Editor:
Anne Winder

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