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Presented by Brian Redhead with Jennie Bond
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Jennie Bond
Unknown:
John Inverdale

A journey through China, written by COLIN THUBRON and abridged by him in 12 parts Read by John Rowe
Ranging from the Burmese frontier to the Gobi Desert and from the Yellow Sea to the edge of Tibet, this book is a rich mosaic of scenes and encounters with the ordinary people of China. 1: Arriving
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)

Contributors

Written By:
Colin Thubron
Read By:
John Rowe
Producer:
John Theocharis

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is
Ken Russell , acclaimed by some as one of the greatest living film directors, while some of his critics regard him as a sadistic rapist of people's emotions. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown:
Ken Russell
Unknown:
Ronni Davis
Producer:
Michael Ember

A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting. This week's guests are
David Hicks , Jill Balcon Thomas Hinde and Nicholas Parsons Questionmaster
Dr Stefan Buczacki Producer IAN STRACHAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
Norman Painting.
Unknown:
David Hicks
Unknown:
Jill Balcon
Unknown:
Thomas Hinde
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Producer:
Ian Strachan

After Simon
When Simon Lavery died from a rare metabolic disease at the age of 7, his parents were devastated.
During Simon's illness
Christine Lavery learned all about mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS disease) and its effects on both the victim and the family. To counter her grief she set up the MPS Children's Society.
Now, six years later, the society plays a leading role in funding research into a disease that affects only one in 30,000 children but which kills most of its victims before they reach their teens.
Marjorie Lofthouse visits Manchester Children's
Hospital, one of the key centres for treatment and research, and talks to families and doctors about the little progress that is being made.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
0 INFO: page 77

Contributors

Unknown:
Christine Lavery
Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse

The first of five programmes
The Lure of the Function Room Roy Fisher riffles through his early experiences as a jazz pianist, and does for Big Noise from Winnetka what Marcel Proust did for sponge fingers. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Fisher
Unknown:
Marcel Proust

An unlikely adventure in five episodes by ERIC PRINGLE 5: A dramatic climax on the Lakeland Fells. Is this the beginning of the end for Jiffy and Burco?
Directed by LAN COTTERELL . Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Pringle
Directed By:
Lan Cotterell
Jiffy Perkins:
Peter Craze
Burco Madrid:
John Hollis
Henrietta:
Dilyslaye
Louise:
Polly James
City Nigel:
Philip Sully
B B:
William Simons
Det Sgt Digly:
Trevor Nichols
Detlnsp:
David Sinclair
John:
Richard Tate

If Shakespeare had been a regular listener, he'd have known why the wives of Windsor were really so merry. New serial:
The Colour of Murder by JULIAN SYMONS abridged in 12 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Crawford Logan and Douglas Blackwell (1)
'The very first time I met Sheila I told her a lie, saying that May was an invalid and pretending she was my sister instead of my wife. I don't know now . why I did it.... '
(Music: Cooke's Concerto for Clarinet^? and String Orchestra)
Presenter Jenni Murray

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Symons
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By:
Crawford Logan
Presenter:
Jenni Murray

by JOHN LATHAM with Skip has been the obsessive captain of the village cricket team for as long as anyone can remember. His word is law and he can brook no argument. But his powers are waning and with them his grip on life.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL

Contributors

Unknown:
John Latham
Directed By:
Clive Brill
Skip:
Clive Swift
Meg:
Annrye
Lucy:
Julie-Ann Taylor
Tom:
Pearce Quigley
Don:
Malcolm Raeburn

A series of five programmes 2:
From the Kitchen Garden Underneath their eider-robe Russet swede and golden globe, Feathered carrot, burrowing deep, Steadfast wait in charmed sleep!
Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco find poetry among the carrots and cabbages. Producer JULIA PARKER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Hannah Gordon
Unknown:
Richard Pasco
Producer:
Julia Parker

A series of four programmes presented by Jenni Mills
2:'I was the third generation to work the farm, my son was about to take over, then the whole job went wrong.'
Two years ago Anthony had to give up the family farm, due to financial problems, and he now runs a ferry boat.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenni Mills
Producer:
Sarah Rowlands
on BBC Radio 4 FM

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

Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh Sykes
Presented By:
Frances Coverdale

The 1988 world tour continues at Longparish village hall.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings, and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are assisted by Gerald Harper and Bernard Cribbins. Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Assisted By:
Gerald Harper
Assisted By:
Bernard Cribbins.
Written By:
Peter Hickey
Producer:
Paul Spencer.

The first of four programmes starring Paul Merton and John Irwin with Tony Hawks Josie Lawrence and Neil Mullarkey and introducing Julian Clary of the Joan Collins Fan Club. Written by PAUL MERTON and JOHN irwin with additional material by the cast Songs by TONY HAWKS . Produced with big fun in mind by DAVID TYLER

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
John Irwin
Unknown:
Tony Hawks
Unknown:
Josie Lawrence
Unknown:
Neil Mullarkey
Unknown:
Julian Clary
Unknown:
Joan Collins
Written By:
Paul Merton
Written By:
John Irwin
Songs By:
Tony Hawks
Unknown:
David Tyler

Paul Allen presents the arts magazine which tonight includes a review of a play by contemporary Soviet playwright Alexander Gelman at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.
Producer RACHEL YORKE

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Unknown:
Alexander Gelman
Producer:
Rachel Yorke

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