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Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Read By:
David Symonds
Unknown:
Garry Richardson

Regional Variations (2)

Face the Facts

BBC Radio 4 FM

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together:
An Assembly for Schools
The Settlers (3) by NIGEL GRAHAM Presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Australia Project: Books and Poetry
Come Danger, Come Darkness 2: Hunting the Whale, adapted by SHERYN DEE from the novel Dy RUTH PARK. Stereo (R) (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Seventh Sister 3: Boomerang
Written by JOHN WOOD. Stereo (e)
10.10
Something to Think About Gifts of Music
Compiled and performed by ROGER FOWLER. Stereo (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by c. s. LEWIS
The Magician's 's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY Episode 3
With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor
STEPHEN THORNE as Asian ROSEMARY MARTIN as JadiS and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Graham
Presented By:
Nick Page
Adapted By:
Sheryn Dee
Written By:
John Wood.
Unknown:
Roger Fowler.
Unknown:
Maurice Denham
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne
Unknown:
Rosemary Martin
Unknown:
Robert Eddison

A six-part inquiry into ownership today.
2: Blue Bloods on the Green and Pleasant
Death duties took a swipe at dukes, but those who ducked and shielded their land have learnt skilled self-defence. How much of the country is still in their hands and how do they run it?
Ray Gosling sees the Scottish acres of the Duke of Buccleuch and hears from other owners of the Great Estates.
Producer JOY HATWOOD
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)
(NextThursday: 'TheCountyGents')

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Gosling

In the 1950s, the rhesus monkey proved essential to man for the production of a polio vaccine.
Today the chimpanzee is proving equally important for research into the AIDS virus. But what is the cumulative effect of trapping and trading primates in the wild? Can the species closest to man survive man's thirst for knowledge? Fergus Keeling investigates.
Producer LESLIE JEWELL. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fergus Keeling
Producer:
Leslie Jewell.

Regional Variations (2)

Citizens

BBC Radio 4 FM

11.00 Teachers' Talk: GCSE in Action: 13: PETER DINES, of the Secondary Examination Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)

11.05 In the News: Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, [address removed]

11.30 Conservation - Now Uplands: The latest conservation news and school projects on uplands. Stereo (e)

11.50 Listening and Reading: The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER Read by MONA HAMMOND (R) (e)

Contributors

Presented By:
Frank Partridge
Unknown:
Brenda Walker
Read By:
Mona Hammond

In the first of four programmes, Robert Carvel talks to four statesmen about the shifts in the centres of power - in Whitehall, Westminster and on the international stage - which they have observed at first hand during their political careers. 1: Edward Heath
Prime Minister 1970-4 Producer SHEILA COOK
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Talks:
Robert Carvel

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Harry's Very Bad Day by DOROTHY EDWARDS Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Inside the Body TIMMY MALLETT hears your heart beat and your tummy rumble and ROBIN ROBBINS suggests primary science investigations. Stereo(e)
2.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
3: Nellie and the Ice-Cream Thief with NICOLA KATHRENS and BERNADETTE WINDSOR Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Wings on the Wind by ZOE BAILEY (R)(e)
2.40 Listen! Not That Brevil Hockley! (3) by KEN JONES Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Edwards
Unknown:
Timmy Mallett
Unknown:
Robin Robbins
Unknown:
Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown:
Nicola Kathrens
Unknown:
Bernadette Windsor
Unknown:
Zoe Bailey
Unknown:
Ken Jones

by MICHAEL GURR with and This Australian play, with an all-Australian cast, centres on Presley Swift who, after a long and distinguished career as a diplomat, feels he is entitled to an honourable retirement.
But Presley and his wife Sylvia share a secret that, should it come to light, would shatter the peace of that retirement. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Gurr
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Presley Swift:
Keith Michell
Sylvia:
Diana Fairfax
Simon:
Michael Siberry
Frances:
Madi Hedd
Joseph:
Trader Faulkner

with Nigel Forde
I just found suddenly that I had to write. And it's the most marvellous feeling when you're playing God and the fate of all the characters is in your hands. An interview with author and playwright Rachel Billington , whose new novel
Loving Attitudes has just been published.
Producer WILL CANTOPHER (Re-broadcast next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Forde
Unknown:
Rachel Billington

written by TERRY RAVENSCROFT Captain Krik and Mr Pocks rediscover Planet Earth and are interrupted by Janet Street-Porter ,
Humphrey Bogart , Arthur Scargill and Mrs Greenbaum. Jeffrey Holland
Christopher Godwin
Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Written By:
Terry Ravenscroft
Written By:
Mr Pocks
Unknown:
Janet Street-Porter
Unknown:
Humphrey Bogart
Unknown:
Arthur Scargill
Unknown:
Mrs Greenbaum.
Unknown:
Jeffrey Holland
Unknown:
Christopher Godwin
Unknown:
Susie Blake
Unknown:
Fred Harris
Producer:
Martin Fisher.

A series of six programmes in which June Knox-Mawer introduces a complete recording of a well-known concerto, preceding it with a conversation with the soloist.
This week the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays
Mozart's Violin Concerto No 2 in D, Massenet's Meditation from Thais and part of Zigeunerweisenby Sarasate. Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo

Contributors

Producer:
Derek Drescher.

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contributors

Presented By:
Kati Whitaker
Producer:
Marlene Pease

BBC Radio 4 FM

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