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on BBC Radio 4 FM

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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thoughtfor the Day
8 35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Brian Redhead

The team visits Hampstead
Garden Suburb, where members of the horticultural society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 CEEFAX: plant list and topical tips from Gardeners Question Time are displayed on page 188

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown:
Fred Downham
Unknown:
Sue Phillips.
Unknown:
Clay Jones
Producer:
Diana Stenson

Regional Variations (2)

For Schools

BBC Radio 4 FM

Two documentaries about the political history of Tibet in the 20th century, written and presented by John Keay. 1: A Himalayan Fastness
British interest in Tibet at the beginning of this century was promoted by fears of Russian expansion in Central Asia. Tibet's obscure legal status made the country a hostage to fortune and eventually it was the Chinese Communists, suspicious of British and Indian intentions, who were poised to invade in 1950. Contributors include
Hugh Richardson , Alistair Lamb , Robert Ford , Amar Rashir Singh and voices from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer DAVID PERRY

Contributors

Presented By:
John Keay.
Unknown:
Hugh Richardson
Unknown:
Alistair Lamb
Unknown:
Robert Ford
Unknown:
Amar Rashir Singh
Producer:
David Perry

The headmaster and governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School choose new teachers - with the help of Alex Ferguson. 5: The Interviews
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Alex Ferguson.

The Political Quiz
Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp. compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Critchley
Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Unknown:
Bob Sinfield
Producer:
Harry Thompson.

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Train by DAVID MCPHAIL. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by JO WHILEY. Stereo (e) 0 PHONE [number removed] (free), lines open from 2.15-3. 15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David McPhail.
Presented By:
Jo Whiley.

Jenni Murray talks to experimental psychologist
Dr Alice Heim - a leading expert in intelligence testing.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (13) by ANNE TYLER , abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN. Read by Shelley Thompson and William Roberts

Contributors

Talks:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Dr Alice Heim
Unknown:
Anne Tyler
Unknown:
Pat McLoughun.
Read By:
Shelley Thompson
Read By:
William Roberts

by PETE SADLER.
Jack Pitts is a factory philosopher, a man who looks at industry from his work bench and sees that all is not well. But what would his workmates and employers think of his solutions if he had a chance to put them into practice?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Pete Sadler.
Unknown:
Jack Pitts
Directed By:
Tony Cliff
Jack:
Keith Clifford
Baxendale:
Malcolm Hebden
Mrs Chivers:
Judith Barker
Sharon:
Sue Jenkins
Tommy:
Fine Time Fontayne
Austin:
Peter Rylands
Ford:
Robin Bowerman
Carol:
Judy Hawkins

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet and occasional playwright Carol Ann Duffy. Reader LIN SAGOVSKY.
Producer ALEC reid. BBCBristol

Contributors

Talks:
George MacBeth
Reader:
Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader:
Lin Sagovsky.
Producer:
Alec Reid.

Jamaica faces its first contested election since the bloody campaign of 1980. Can the socialist Michael Manley return to power, and how far will
Washington allow him to go? Reporter David Levy
Producer KATHLEEN CARRAGHER Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Manley
Reporter:
David Levy
Producer:
Kathleen Carragher
Editor:
Gerry Northam

Back to Basics
Music can be made nowadays by pressing switches and operating computers. But many musicians have returned to live playing on conventional instruments. Folk music is booming, and blues, cajun and jazz are finding new audiences. Natalie Wheen investigates.
Producer ANTHONY DENSELOW. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
Anthony Denselow.
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Robert Williams 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:
Robert Williams
Presented By:
Frances Coverdale

The last of four programmes in which Christopher Nicholson explores the relationship between English landscape and literature. Dreamland
English poets and novelists have indulged in endless fantasies about the beauty and serenity of the countryside. How far have their versions of the rural idyll matched up to reality?
Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Nicholson
Producer:
Nicola Barranger

Swahili
In 1902, Tippu Tip dictated his autobiography in Swahili, but it was written down in Arabic. In 1962, Julius Nyerere translated Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Swahili, although it was not his mother tongue.
Ray Gosling learns that Swahili is the first language of scarcely more than a million people in coastal Mombasa, Lamu and Zanzibar - yet it has spread throughout the African hinterland.
An adventure into 'African' with John Kelly at
York University, Nasur Malik and Mohammed Adam. Producer JENNY LO

Contributors

Unknown:
Julius Nyerere
Unknown:
Julius Caesar
Unknown:
Ray Gosling
Unknown:
John Kelly
Unknown:
Nasur Malik
Unknown:
Mohammed Adam.
Producer:
Jenny Lo

The evergreen Ealing Comedies appear for the first time on video; a new exhibition celebrates the big picture; and German singer
Dagmar Krause sings the songs ofHanns Eisler.
Presenter Christopher Cook Producer CAROLINE YOUNG. Stereo

Contributors

Singer:
Dagmar Krause
Presenter:
Christopher Cook
Producer:
Caroline Young.

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