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Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor in London and Brian Redhead at the TUC in Blackpool.
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Read By:
Eugene Fraser
Unknown:
Garry Richardson

'As in marriage, so in fishing; one's choice is made by accident. One opens the door of a room; and there, for better or worse, the lady sits. One sees a river from a train, a car, one halts to stretch one's legs and is lost.'
Fishing a Highland Stream - A Love Affair with a River. Michael Hordern reads the first of three extracts from JOHN INGLIS HALLS classic Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Hordern
Unknown:
John Inglis
Producer:
John Knight

Writer John Burrows traces the story of the famous motor-racing circuit from its construction in 1907 to the hey-days of the 1930s. With Dudley Gahagan, Jimmy McClintock, Kay Petre, Mortimer Goodall and George Harvey-Noble.
Reader, Michael Tudor Barnes
(Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Burrows
Interviewee:
Dudley Gahagan
Interviewee:
Jimmy McClintock
Interviewee:
Kay Petre
Interviewee:
Mortimer Goodall
Interviewee:
George Harvey-Noble
Reader:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Producer:
Ed Thomason

At the height of the American war in Vietnam, between 1968-70, Roger Martin was political officer in the British Embassy in Saigon.
In a series of three talks, he recalls some of the people he met and places he visited in those three turbulent years. 2: A Night Out in the Jungle

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Martin

British Rail's services, which are always under scrutiny. It says it's getting there but what do its customers think?
Chris Green of BR defends its performance.
Presented by John Howard. For information about this week's programme. write for Factsheet No 36, [address removed] Please send sae

Contributors

Presented By:
John Howard.

lain Johnstone snaps his clapper-board on another reel of cinema clips for the movie buffs.
In the 2/6ds are Joan Sims , Michael Winner , Marjorie Bilbow and Dick Vosburgh. Written and devised by JEREMY PASC ALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Sims
Unknown:
Michael Winner
Unknown:
Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown:
Dick Vosburgh.
Unknown:
Jeremy Pasc

Introduced from Northern Ireland by Wendy Austin , who talks to a female oil prospector from
Belfast who has struck it rich in Dallas, Texas; and considers why the Equal Opportunities Commission in Northern Ireland has a better track record than its counterpart across the water.
Producer IAN KIRK-SMITH BBC Northern Ireland Serial:
A Parents' Survival Guide (7)

Contributors

Unknown:
Wendy Austin

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS dramatised for radio in seven parts by BARRY CAMPBELL starring
3: The Return
Betrayed by those he thought to be his friends, Edmond Dantes spent 14 years in the dungeons of the Chateau d'lf. Having escaped, by taking the place of the dead Abbe Faria , Dantes has succeeded in recovering the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo. Now in disguise, he begins to seek those who caused him to be imprisoned.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexandre Dumas
Unknown:
Barry Campbell
Unknown:
Edmond Dantes
Unknown:
Abbe Faria
Directed By:
Graham Gauld
Edmond Dantes:
Andrew Sachs
Caderousse:
Paul Gregory
M Morrel:
And Leslie Sands
Countess:
Lydia Sherwood
La Carconte:
Diana Olsson
Julie Morrel:
Susie Brann
Maximillian Morrel:
David Goude
Albert de Morcerf:
Jonathan Tafler
Franz d'Epinay:
Owen Scott
Luigi Vampa:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Penelon:
Ian Thompson
Peppino:
Nigel Lambert
Pastrini:
John Samson

Six lives and six perspectives of North America emerge in conversation with Anne Brown. 6: Studs Terkel
Social observer, writer and doyen of broadcasting, Studs Terkel has spent his life listening to the ordinary men and women of America.
At 75, he celebrates and mourns what he has learned. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Monday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Brown.
Unknown:
Studs Terkel
Producer:
Liz Jensen

The Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind , mp, Secretary of State for Scotland
John Monks, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
Graham Day , Chairman and Chief Executive, Rover Group and Sue Slipman , Director, National Council for One Parent Families tackle the issues raised by the audience at
Tarporley in Cheshire
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Rebroadcast tomorrow at 1.10pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown:
Graham Day
Unknown:
Sue Slipman
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Carole Stone

The Most Perfect Instrument.... Over 22 years the Edinburgh Festival Chorus have built a reputation for musicianship of the highest standard, founded on what chorusmaster Arthur Oldham describes as a unique blend of discipline and temperament. Robert Dawson Scott follows these dedicated amateurs through preparation and performance.
Producer CAROLINE ADAM BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast next Monday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Oldham
Unknown:
Robert Dawson

The Moon and the Bonfire by CESARE PAVESE translated by LOUISE SINCLAIR abridged in ten parts by DOREEN MAHON
Read by Sean Barrett (10) Producer JEREMY MORTIMER
(Starting on Monday: 'Behind the Wall' by Colin Thubron )

Contributors

Translated By:
Louise Sinclair
Unknown:
Doreen Mahon
Read By:
Sean Barrett
Producer:
Jeremy Mortimer
Unknown:
Colin Thubron

A series of investigative reports 3: The Not-so-Supergrasses Supergrasses are criminals Criminals are liars
Policeman believe supergrasses Why?
David Lander looks at the supergrass system and in particular the career of BILLY 'STICK' ADAMS
Studio production by STEPHEN FRY assisted by BRENDA BLETHYN, ROBERT BATHURST and Janine Duvvitski
Dramatic reconstructions by JULIA HILLS. PHIL POPE. CLIVE MANTLE and MARK ARDEN
Research by TONY SARCHET
Editor PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Rebroadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Lander
Production By:
Stephen Fry
Assisted By:
Brenda Blethyn.
Assisted By:
Robert Bathurst
Assisted By:
Janine Duvrrski
Unknown:
Clive Mantle
Unknown:
Tony Sarchet
Editor:
Paul Mayhewarcher

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