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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Archdeacon
George Austin
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: News

: No Longer Known at This Address

A series of four programmes in which Hugh Prysor-Jones discovers the lost legions of Britain.
3:'Semi-Detached' Life Producer John Forsyth


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth

: The Natural History Programme

Embellishing the so very 'umble umbellifers, and why the saga of Devon's guillemots is turning into a tense cliffhanger. Presenters
Michael Scott and Michael Woods. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Michael Scott
Unknown: Michael Woods.
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday at

: For Schools

11.M Enterprising Learning Starting an Enterprise and Overcoming Handicaps
11.40 The Saga of Erik the Viking (4) (R)

: High Fliers

David Walker meets four people on the top rung of the public-sector ladder. 2: Michael Bichard was the youngest
Chief Executive of a London borough.
Now the top official in Gloucestershire, his big-city policies have been disturbing the county calm.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: David Walker
Unknown: Michael Bichard
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: First Person

Last in the series.
A Sore Thumb in Japan John King, in Tokyo to teach business English, found his students were not the only ones on a steep learning curve ...

: You and Yours

John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: King Street Junior


: The World at One

James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Twisty Paths and Paddle Boats (R)

: Woman's Hour

For families all over the world who have been separated by war, political strife or natural disaster, the Red Cross offers a beacon of hope. Jean Snedegar visits their tracing service.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Among the Single Classes (4)


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.00 Boy A Drive in the Motor-Car (R)
2.20 The Foundation Programme Package Outside Relations and Profiling and Records of Achievement

: Travels in West Africa

with Patricia Hayes. All her life
Margery Dawson has fantasised about going to Africa, thwarted first by early marriage to the wrong man and then by her age. Now a sad meeting with her daughter and a chance friendship force a happy compromise.
With children and chorus from Westbury on Trym C of E Primary School Written by Jill Truman
Director Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Patricia Hayes.
Unknown: Margery Dawson
Written By: Jill Truman
Director: Alec Reid.
Margery Dawson: Patricia Hayes
Josie: Heather Bell
Cathy: Naomi Wirthner
Albert: Fraser Kerr
Mary Kingsley: June Barrie
Johnny: Stephen Garlick
Emma: Jane Whittenshaw
Social worker: Elizabeth Kelly

: News

: Bookshelf

Osbert Sitwell described him as the 'last professional beauty': Nigel Forde discovers Stephen Tennant , the fantastic subject of a new biography. Margaret Forster steps beyond her biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to fiction in Lady's Maid, her new novel about
Elizabeth's companion. And the pick of this summer's paperbacks. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Osbert Sitwell
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Stephen Tennant
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Million Pound Radio Show

World Cup Special

: News

: The Archers

: Up the Road to Colney Hatch

Opened in 1851 to accommodate the pauper lunatics of Middlesex, Colney Hatch Asylum heralded a new dawn of psychiatric care. It grew to become the largest in England but now numbers are dwindling as it prepares for closure. With the help of staff and patients past and present, Dr Roy Porter presents a historical portrait of the hospital and traces its role in the treatment of mentally ill people. Producer Fran Acheson


Unknown: Dr Roy Porter
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Analysis

Greenhouse Rules
As the global warming debate moves from science to politics, Dr Mick Kelly of the University of East Anglia's Climatic
Research Unit examines the case for deep cuts in carbon emissions and asks: What price to save the world?
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Dr Mick Kelly
Producer: Julian Brown

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer Marlene Pease


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Zachary Taylor reports on the re-creation of a medieval orchestra in Spain; Andy Goldsworthy uses nature as his palette; and a new play in Derby is a day in the life of two Asian families.
Presenter Paul Allen.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo


Unknown: Zachary Taylor
Unknown: Andy Goldsworthy
Presenter: Paul Allen.
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

For the Love of Sang 3: The Spink Terrapin


Unknown: Spink Terrapin

: Whose Body?

A five-part series with Ian Carmichael as Dorothy L Sayers 's aristocratic sleuth.
1: Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the appearance of a dead body in a bath.
Adapted by Chris Miller Producer Simon Brett (R)


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown: Peter Wimsey
Adapted By: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Insp Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Dowager Duchess of Denver: Patricia Routledge
Mr Thipps: Norman Bird
Mrs Thipps: Betty Huntley-Right

: Open University

11.30 Maths into the 90s: A World of Symmetry
11.50 Organic Chemistry: Feedback on Computer Marked Assignment 42.

: News

until 12.10

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