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Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GAKRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
John Humphrys
Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Peter Day
Read By:
Clive Roslin
Unknown:
Gakry Richardson

Chris Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer JOHN WATKINS
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
If you have questions you wish to raise with those responsible for BBC output, write to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Dunkley
Producer:
John Watkins

Eight portraits presented by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 3: Estrada
'We've had more visitors since they opened the new road than in the previous 300 years.' Estrada, on Costa Rica's
Atlantic coast, is a railway village - the railway line is the main street, and until recently it was the only connection with the capital, San Jose. Now, life in Estrada is changing, and white. Spanish-speaking Catholics are beginning to outnumber the black, English-speaking Anglicans.
Series producerMICK WEBB Stereo (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Unknown:
San Jose.
Producer:
Mick Webb

1: Geronimo: He Who Yawns 'When the last red man shall have perished and the memory of my tribe shall have become a myth among the white man, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe.' Leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo led his people against the military might and colonising armies of the United States and Mexico. It finally took 10,000 soldiers to capture him and his 19 warriors in 1886. He was never allowed to return to his desert homeland of Arizona; instead, he was dumped in the damp, swampy climate of Florida, where he died aged 79.
Written and presented by Hugh Sykes
Research by KAREN KING and MICHAEL WOOLF
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
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Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh Sykes
Unknown:
Karen King
Unknown:
Michael Woolf
Producer:
Gaynor Shutte

Call to Account
The Commission for Racial
Equality was set up in 1977 and is responsible for shaping our attitude to race.
How effective has it been over the last decade?
John Howard calls the Commission to account.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Howard

The Story of Radio Comedy As radio stations elsewhere primed themselves for their role in the propaganda war, the BBC made sure this country didn't lose its sense of humour.
In the third of 12 programmes, Russell Davies reminds you of how ARTHUR ASKEY and RICHARD MURDOCH heralded a new era in radio comedy with Bandwagon, how EDWIN CARP perfected his fish impressions, and how ROBB WILTON summed it all up The Day War Broke Out. Written and compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer NEIL CARGILL
(Re-broadcast next Monday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Davies
Unknown:
Arthur Askey
Unknown:
Richard Murdoch

from Newcastle upon Tyne
In the programme that connects personal experiences and public policies, millionaire property developer John Hall , the man behind Tyneside's Metro Centre, and Patsy Healy ,
Professor of Town Planning at Newcastle University, discuss who benefits from the regeneration of Britain's cities. Serial: The Colour of Murder (2) Presenter Helen Pickles

Contributors

Unknown:
John Hall
Unknown:
Patsy Healy
Presenter:
Helen Pickles

by HENRY JAMES dramatised in five episodes by BETTY DAVIES with and 2: Enchantment
'My dear fellow, the lady has a great desire to make your acquaintance. She's a person who's used to having nothing refused her, and I should add that she's the most charming woman in the world.'
Storyteller RICHARD TATE
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS . Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry James
Unknown:
Betty Davies
Unknown:
Richard Tate
Directed By:
Enyd Williams
the Princess:
Elizabeth Bell
Hyacinth Robinson:
Mark Ashton
Millicent Henning:
Imelda Staunton
Miss Pynsent:
Eva Stuart
Mr Vetch:
John Samson
Capt Sholto:
Philip Sully
Mme Grandoni:
Barbara Atkinson
Paul Muniment:
James Noble
Rose Muniment:
Joan Walker
Lady Aurora:
Deborah Norton
Prince Casamassima:
Paul Sirr

In the fifth of six programmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Undertakers. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Smith
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Gordon Clough 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:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Frances Coverdale

The weekend starts here with Barry Norman.
Mike Dicken is on his portable phone with the Code Cracker clues:
'If you're in the carnival mood come to London-on-Sea -
Southend. Solve the following anagram and you'll find me in the car park opposite: Den eats spare lean. '
This week's Code Cracker symbol: X - + 10
Producer IRENE MALLIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman.
Unknown:
Mike Dicken
Producer:
Irene Mallis

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past week. Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Howard
Producer:
Julian Hale.

The Future of the Seven Deadly Sins
2: Pride
Twenty-seven per cent of the Radio 4 Generation think royalty should be abolished. Sixty-seven per cent believe riots in our cities will become more common. So what are they proud of? This programme, from the Third Eye Centre in Glasgow, asks what's wrong with being proud of yourself or your achievements. Is it really a sin?
Chairman John Humphrys Producers BILL MORRIS and JANE BERTHOUD
ResearcherJO whiley

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Producers:
Bill Morris
Unknown:
Jane Berthoud
Unknown:
Jo Whiley

Role Reversal
Since the performing arts began, men have been playing women, and women have been playing men. But in the last 20 years, with changing attitudes to the roles of men and women. how are actors and actresses, singers, comedians and comediennes altering their vision of the way the opposite sex behaves on stage?
Michael Billington investigates. Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Re-broadcast next Monday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Billington
Producer:
Carroll Moore

with David Tate and Bill Wallis
Written by MIKE COLEMAN
MARK BURTON. JOHN O'FARRELL BILL MATTHEWS. ROBERT LINFORD MAX HANDLEY. GED PARSONS DAVID BADDIEL. ROB NEWMAN
ALISON RENSHAW. SIMON BULLIVANT MARK BRISENDEN , PAUL B. DAVIES BARRY ATKINS. MICHAEL DINES PETER HICKEY and others
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Written By:
Mike Coleman
Written By:
Mark Burton.
Written By:
John O'Farrell
Unknown:
Bill Matthews.
Unknown:
Robert Linford
Unknown:
Max Handley.
Unknown:
Ged Parsons
Unknown:
David Baddiel.
Unknown:
Rob Newman
Unknown:
Alison Renshaw.
Unknown:
Simon Bullivant
Unknown:
Mark Brisenden
Unknown:
Paul B. Davies
Unknown:
Barry Atkins.
Unknown:
Michael Dines
Unknown:
Peter Hickey
Producer:
Paul Spencer.

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