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Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8-30 News
6.45 Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today'S News
7.25, 8.25 Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Letters

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Brian Redhead

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBCManchester

Contributors

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

Regional Variations (2)

The Wednesday Feature

BBC Radio 4 FM

11.00 Singing Together (18) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Five Omens of Hang Do by ALAN RUSSELL
1: The Mystery Guest. Stereo (e)
11.40 Talk to Me. Tell Me a Story Doofy and the Big Bad Wolf by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer What's in There? Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Russell
Unknown:
Anita Hewett.
Written By:
Cynthia Mitchell.

Robert Booth has a quiet word with Dame Edna Everage about her school reports. Additional research by BARRY HUMPHRIES
Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Edna Everage
Unknown:
Barry Humphries
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

The Political Quiz
The last programme of the series. 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: Morgan the Milkman 's Monsters. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM The live magazine for young people. Presented by jo WHILEY. Stereo (e)
0 PHONE: [number removed] (free), lines open from 2.15-3.l5pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jo Whiley.

Would you rather create life - or art? Women who have managed both, including novelist A. S. Byatt and poet and playwright Jackie Kaye , tell Tess Woodcraft how they reconcile the demands of work and motherhood. Serial: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (7)
Presenter Jenny Cuffe

Contributors

Unknown:
A. S. Byatt
Unknown:
Jackie Kaye
Unknown:
Tess Woodcraft
Presenter:
Jenny Cuffe

by PAUL M. LEVITT.
Certainly there's a contract out on Ollie's life, but he's got lots of friends. The point is, though, when you've got friends like this, do you really stand a chance?
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo

Contributors

Writer:
Paul M. Levitt.
Director:
Gerry Jones
Ollie:
Bob Sherman
Eddie:
Richard Tate
Dawn:
Joan Walker
Gravaman:
Nigel Anthony
Jerry:
John Hollis
Tangenital:
Paul Maxwell
Kadaver:
Don Fellows
Fanny/Secretary:
Joanna MacKie

In which George MacBeth talks with Sir Stephen Spender. Reader JOHN MOFFATT
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Talks:
George MacBeth
Reader:
Sir Stephen Spender.
Reader:
John Moffatt
Producer:
Alec Reid.

Are Labour's activists ready for a radical shift in policy? David Levy reports from
Brian Gould 's constituency, Dagenham, Essex.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Reporter:
David Levy
Producer:
Vicky Whitfield
Editor:
Gerry Northam

Peter Pan - the Ballet
Book, play, film, musical - Peter Pan has proved endlessly adaptable. Now James Barrie's story becomes a full-length ballet. Mark Steyn visits Scottish Ballet's new production, and considers the different audiences dance aims to attract.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Steyn
Producer:
Caroline Young
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PMLetters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By:
Robert Williams
Presented By:
Frances Coverdale

The last of four episodes written by Stephen Sheridan.
The latter half of the 19th-century produced many hard-hearted, corrupt businessmen, their twisted minds interested in nothing but profit. Still, the free market must prevail, according to financier Seebohm Longshaft and Dr Alan Woodcock, MP.
The Hound of the Cliffhangers
Special guests:
Producer MARK ROBSON. Stereo

Contributors

Written By:
Stephen Sheridan.
Unknown:
Seebohm Longshaft
Unknown:
Dr Alan Woodcock
Producer:
Mark Robson.
Lady Cliffhanger:
Annette Crosbie
Lord Cliffhanger:
Robert Lang
Darling:
James Cossins
Dr Woodcock:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Silas Dirt ,:
Chris Emmett
Mr Kane:
Jon Glover
Esau:
Robert Llewellyn
Miss Hatchett:
Marcia King
Lord Halland:
Phil Nice
Seebohm Longshaft:
Don Henderson
Earl:
Maurice Denham

More than 300 million people now have English as their mother tongue, and for a further 300 million it is a vital second language. What has happened to the English language as it has spread itself around the world? And are the national varieties converging or drifting apart? David Crystal investigates, with reports from Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, Ireland and North America, and looks into the future with Sir Randolph Quirk and Tom MacArthur. Producer ALAN WILDING

Contributors

Unknown:
David Crystal
Unknown:
Sir Randolph Quirk
Unknown:
Tom MacArthur.
Producer:
Alan Wilding

Tipped for the Oscars,
Dustin Hoffman has won rave reviews in America for his performance in Rain Man; and a new anthology looks at the way
American women are writing about love.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dustin Hoffman
Presenter:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
John Goudie.

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