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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM finney. DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney.
Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

With KATE COMPSTON BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Compston

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Stephen Jessel in London. With Peter Hobday in Blackpool for the SLD Conference
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20*, 8.20* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and CHARLES COLVILE in London
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Stephen Jessel
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: The Week on 4

with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Leaving Home

Written and read in ten parts by Garrison Keillor 1: Hansel
' It has been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

A series of 15 poems by T.S. ELIOT 1: The Naming of Cats
Read by Alec McCowen


Unknown: T.S. Eliot
Read By: Alec McCowen

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jane Nunneley
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

Managing your money successfully is never easy. Every week Louise Botting and the Money Box team draw on their experience and that of the experts to help you help yourself.


Unknown: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Trains by SIDNEY BERNARD SMITH Read by John Lynch Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Sidney Bernard Smith
Read By: John Lynch
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Lady Chapel, York Minster led by JULI WILLS with music from STAMFORD BRIDGE
PRIMARY SCHOOL. NORTH YORKSHIRE Think of a world without any flowers; We thank thee, Lord;
Come, ye thankful people, come Musical Director MICHAEL WILES Accompanist MICHAEL SMITH BBC North East


Unknown: York Minster
Unknown: Juli Wills
Accompanist: Michael Wiles
Accompanist: Michael Smith

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Foundations of the Faiths
2: Judaism. RABBI LIONEL BLUE talks to JANET COHEN. Stereo (e)
11.15 Publications Review (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
2: The Hare and the Tortoise by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box
2: Why Can a Bird Eat an Elephant? Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Up, Up and Away by FRED HARRIS Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Janet Cohen.
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Dougie MacLean.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Down Your Way

TUC boss Norman Willis negotiates one of London's busiest thoroughfares,
Piccadilly. On the agenda, a meaningful exchange at the Royal Academy, differences to iron out in the valets room at the Ritz, and soundings at grass roots level in the wild flower garden at St James's Church.
Producer JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman Willis
Producer: Jill Marshall.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Andrew Motion Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANDREW SACHS
ProducersuSAN ROBERTS. BBCBristol


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Readers: Barbara Jefford
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Producersusan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: My Word!

Last of the present series by TONYSHRYANEandEDWARDJ.MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Mason Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake with James Naughtie at the SLD Conference in Blackpool. Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Going Places Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ALEX NORTON Today's story: The Train to Glasgow by WILMA HORSBRUGH Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Sue's Two Blue Shoes Presented by JANET PALMER and NIGEL MAKIN. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope Making a Racket by STEVE ROBIN with FRED HARRIS and JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 2: Amphibians (R) (e)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Wilma Horsbrugh
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Janet Palmer
Presented By: Nigel Makin.
Unknown: Steve Robin
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.

: Woman's Hour

The Cleveland child sexual abuse inquiry uncovered a crisis of dramatic proportions. Even now, what happened remains a mystery. In the programme that seeks the truth behind the headlines, journalist Beatrix Campbell offers her own analysis of those shocking events.
Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist by jill TWEEDIE abridged in eight episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Rosemary Martin (1) (Music: Bolcom's Second Sonata) Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIEGREY


Unknown: Beatrix Campbell
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Rosemary Martin
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Seleriegrey

: Miss Pym Disposes

by JOSEPHINE TEY dramatised by ELIZABETH PROUD with and Staff at Leys College:
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo (R)


Written by: Josephine Tey
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Lucy Pym: Julia Foster
Henrietta Hodge: Joan Sims
Teresa Desterro: Julia Swift
Miss LUX: Polly James
Miss Wragg: Zelah Clarke
Madame Lefevre: Margaret Robertson
Froken Gustavson: Diana Olsson
Miss Meek: Eva Stuart
Students: Miss Nash: Deborah Makepeace
Students: Miss Innes: Moir Leslie
Students: Miss Rouse: Susan Sheridan
Students: Miss O'Donnell: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Students: Miss Dakers: Denica Fairman
Students: Miss Gage: Caroline Gruber
Visitors: Mr Nash: Michael Deacon
Visitors: Mrs Nash: Eva Stuart
Visitors: Rick: Paul Sirr

: Kaleidoscope

Haitink'sRing: Christopher Cook talks to Bernard Haitink , Music Director of the Royal Opera.


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Bernard Haitink

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Olympic Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Radio Fun

with Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Archers

: My Heroes

A series of six conversations with Cliff Morgan and guests 3: Baroness Seear: Life peer, deputy leader of the SLD, and called 'mother' of the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act. Has Nancy Seear observed any 'heroes' along the way?
Producer PETER GRIFFITHS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Nancy Seear
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Murder in the Cathedral

by T.S. ELIOT with Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN BOXER
Directed by LAN COTTERELL . Stereo
(Eliot's 'The Cocktail Party' tomorrow on Radio 3 at 7. 30pm)


Unknown: T.S. Eliot
Conducted By: Stephen Boxer
Directed By: Lan Cotterell
Thomas Becket: Peter Barkworth
Women of Canterbury: Barbara Atkinson
Women of Canterbury: Polly James
Women of Canterbury: Diana Olsson
Women of Canterbury: Joanna MacKie
Women of Canterbury: Eva Stuart.
Women of Canterbury: Joan Walker
King Henry: Brian Sanders
Prior: Laurence Payne
Priest: Stephen Boxer,
Priest: Peter Craze
Priest: John Samson
Priest: Stephen Rashbrook
Messenger: Richard Tate
Tempters: Philip Sully
Tempters: Michael Deacon
Tempters: Steve Hodson
Man: Michael Tudor Barnes
Knights: Anthony Jackson
Knight: Trevor Allan
Knight: Norman Bird
Knight: William Simons
Musicians and singers: Stephen Boxer
Musicians and singers: Trevor Allan
Musicians and singers: Bob White

: Kaleidoscope

The writer and poet T.S. Eliot was born 100 years ago today, and tonight's programme considers the centenary events, including the publication of Eliot's early letters.
The novels on the Booker Prize shortlist are revealed, and there's news of the Prix Italia. Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Unknown: T.S. Eliot
Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (6)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells with a special report by Peter Hill from the SLD Conference in Blackpool.


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Peter Hill
Editor: Blair Thomson

: A Taste of....

Four languages
1: Chinese: Ray Gosling visited London's Chinatown and took the tape recording to Chinese specialist Dr Hugh Baker. Producer JENNY LO (R)
0 INFO: page 106


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Dr Hugh Baker.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Servants, Masters and the Enlightenment

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems Futures (1) Kurt Vonnegut. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

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