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Presented by Chris Lowe and John Humphrys in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Chris Lowe
Presented By:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Simon Gompertz
Read By:
Laurie MacMillan

This week the team visits
North Devon, where members of the Chulmleigh and District Garden Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown:
Fred Downham
Producer:
Diana Stenson

In the last of five programmes Rita Payne asks second-generation immigrants, born or brought up in this country, 'How British do you feel?' Today Gurdeep Singh and Sureksha Patel discuss the conflicting demands of arranged marriages and individual freedom, dowries and discos; all part of being Indian - and English. Producer HILARY NORRISH

Contributors

Unknown:
Rita Payne
Unknown:
Gurdeep Singh
Unknown:
Sureksha Patel
Producer:
Hilary Norrish

by E. W. HORNUNG
A second series of six stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK with and 1: The Rest Cure
Bunny is surprised and pleased to be invited by Raffles to share the latter's self-imposed
'rest cure' in a large house in Kensington. But Raffles, needless to say, has his own somewhat nefarious reasons for wanting to take a holiday ...
Signature tune composed by JIM PARKER
Directed by GORDON HOUSE Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
E. W. Hornung
Dramatised By:
David Buck
Composed By:
Jim Parker
Directed By:
Gordon House
Raffles:
Jeremy Clyde
Bunny:
Michael Cochrane
Colonel Crutchley:
Christopher Benjamin
Porter:
Laurence Payne
Cabby:
Norman Bird

'History is bunk.' If Henry Ford had been a regular listener, he would have known why. Serial: The Phoenix Tree by JON CLEARY , abridged in 15 episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by William Roberts (1) In 1944, two American agents, Tom Okada and Kenji Minato , are infiltrated into Japan to try to discover whether a pro-peace faction exists. Okada's contact is Natasha Cairns , the widow of a British professor at Tokyo University....
(Music: Ginastera's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
Presenter Jenni Murray

Contributors

Unknown:
Jon Cleary
Unknown:
Delia Paton
Read By:
William Roberts
Unknown:
Tom Okada
Unknown:
Kenji Minato
Unknown:
Natasha Cairns
Presenter:
Jenni Murray

by JAMES GIBBINS with and
Brandy Brannigan was a footballing legend, and reporting his spectacular successes was the first step up the ladder for journalist and TV personality Jim McTaggart. It is only when he makes a sentimental journey home that the painful truth comes out.
Directed by PETER FOZZARD. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
James Gibbins
Unknown:
Brandy Brannigan
Unknown:
Jim McTaggart.
Directed By:
Peter Fozzard.
McTaggart:
Maurice Roëves
Alec:
Russell Hunter
Jennifer:
Joan Walker
Archie:
John Samson
Barman:
Fraser Kerr
First man:
Henry Stamper
Copytaker:
Joe Dunlop
Second man:
Joe Dunlop
Telephonist:
Eva Stuart
Young McTaggart:
John Deery

The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to Jeni Couzyn.
Reader LIANE AUKIN
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Talks:
George MacBeth
Reader:
Jeni Couzyn.
Reader:
Liane Aukin
Producer:
Alec Reid.

Young, Free and Switched On 'Young people's programming' - a term to make broadcasting executives blanch and the target audience turn off - is undergoing a revamp. An area that's been largely ignored for years looks like becoming the arena for a ratings war, with both BBC and independent companies hatching plots to woo a younger audience of 16- to 21-year-olds. But what are they offering beyond a format of wall-to-wall pop?
Producer MIKE GREENWOOD

Contributors

Producer:
Mike Greenwood
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Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55

Contributors

Presented By:
Frances Coverdale
Presented By:
Hugh Sykes

Presented by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen with Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenging Maurice Hayes and Paddy Fitzpatrick Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Louis Allen
Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
Eric Korn
Unknown:
Maurice Hayes
Unknown:
Paddy Fitzpatrick
Unknown:
Researcher Bernice
Producer:
Alastair Wilson

Melvyn Bragg examines the state of the art of political orators. In the second of five programmes
The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp
The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit. mp The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp, and The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp, talk about the continuing importance of political speeches.

Contributors

Unknown:
Melvyn Bragg
Unknown:
Neil Kinnock
Unknown:
Norman Tebbit.
Unknown:
Michael Heseltine
Unknown:
Tony Benn

A series of eight portraits with Hugh O'Shaughnessy 2: General Gary Prado
Normally Bolivian soldiers use about 50 rounds a year.
With these Americans we fire 500 bullets a day.
General Gary Prado recalls the events, 21 years ago. leading up to the capture of Che Guevara - from the training and assistance given by the USA, to the moment in the Andean foothills when his soldiers brought him a weary, wounded prisoner. 'Who are you?' 'I am Che Guevara.'
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Unknown:
General Gary Prado
Producer:
Mick Webb.

Nigel Andrews with a report on Derek Jacobi 's production of Hamlet.
Producer FIONA MCLEAN
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Andrews
Unknown:
Derek Jacobi
Producer:
Fiona McLean

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