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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Sylvia Sands


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

: Today

with John Humphrys and Jennie Bond.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr John McDade


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Fr John McDade

: The Week on 4

: Looking for a Bluebird

by Joseph Wechsberg. Read in seven parts by Peter Jones. 6: The Last Waltz
Abridged by Gary Yershon
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Wechsberg.
Unknown: Peter Jones.
Abridged By: Gary Yershon
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Science Friction

Eight discussions hosted by Denise Robertson.
6: Cold Comfort Farming Is Britain farming itself to death? Viewing the state of agriculture are: Colin Spedding , Prof of Agricultural Systems at Reading University; Andy Langford , of the organisation
'Permaculture'; Oliver Walston , farmer; and Robert Whelan , of the Institute of Agricultural Affairs.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Denise Robertson.
Unknown: Colin Spedding
Unknown: Andy Langford
Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Robert Whelan
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Truth to Tell

Four extraordinary and little-known true stories, told by Anthony Smith. 2: Two Survived Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: The Heavy Side of Town

Ray Gosling visits four manufacturing communities.
2: Ebbw Vale
Once a nationalised steel works kept the valley's inhabitants in jobs. Now it's a slimmed-down operation producing tin plate.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Morning Story

Beggars Would Ride
Beryl Bainbridge 's story about two middle-aged men, an ordinary game of tennis and an extraordinary result. Reader David Tate.
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff (R)


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Reader: David Tate.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Daily Service

from Down Cathedral,
Downpatrick, led by the Rev Trevor Williams.
Ye Servants of the Lord; Isaiah 49, w 1-7; How Lovely Are the Messengers
(Mendelssohn); Ye Servants of God.


Unknown: Trevor Williams.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs the first of six 'live' investigations - in the form of a parliamentary select committee - into the moral questions behind the week's news. Each week the witnesses face cross-examination from
Professor Jennifer Temkin, Dean of the Law School, Buckingham University;
Lord Brian Morris, Chairman of the Museum and Galleries' Commission;
Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue;
and Edward Pearce, columnist on The Guardian.
Producer Stephen Oliver. Stereo


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Panelist: Professor Jennifer Temkin
Panelist: Lord Brian Morris
Panelist: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Panelist: Edward Pearce
Producer: Stephen Oliver.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae asks guest Sheila Hancock to choose a favourite poem. Readers Ronald Pickup and Elizabeth Bell. Producers Susan Roberts and Kate McAII. Stereo


Presenter: Simon Rae
Guest: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell.
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Kate McAii.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles with Barry Cryer. 3: Morecambe and Wise Producer Tim Sturgeon


Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Tim Sturgeon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sarah and the Birthday Party Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Prize-winning dancer Lloyd Newson tells Jenni Murray why his style of choreography is intellectual as well as physical.
Serial: Henrietta Who ? (8) by Catherine Aird
Read in nine episodes by Douglas Blackwell. Abridged by Delia Paton


Guest: Lloyd Newson
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Author of story: Catherine Aird
Reader: Douglas Blackwell.
Story abridged by: Delia Paton
Editor: Clare Selene-Grey

: Play: Mortal Term


: Kaleidoscope

at the Edinburgh Festival, with Paul Allen.
Behind every door there's a fringe group waiting to entertain you; at the National Gallery on Princes Street hang masterpieces by Cezanne; and in the main theatres are visiting companies from India, Japan and Russia.


Unknown: Paul Allen.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Hoax!


: News

: The Archers

: Today's the Day

: The Monday Play

Set in the town where she grew up, Port Elizabeth in South Africa, this is Agnes Sam 's story of a young black woman who suddenly finds herself thrust into the tragedy of turbulent township life.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Agnes Sam
Director: Tracey Neale.
Dora: Jenni George
Sophie: Pamela Nomuete
Rani: Tania Rodrigues
Gcina: Sally Sagoe
Gunner: Ben Onwukwe
Mafuta: Louis Mahoney
Liza: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Katrina: Leonie Hofmeyr

: Kaleidoscope

Wild at Heart, the prize-winning film by David Lynch ; Abiding
Passions on the stage in Scarborough; and arts news from Taiwan.
With Tony Rayns.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Tony Rayns.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presenter David Sells Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Cloak Without Dagger Michael Denison reads eight selections from Rupert Grayson 's reminiscences of his time as the King's Foreign
Service Messenger in the Second World War.
1: The King's Messenger at Large
Abridged by Bob Scholfield
Producer John Theochahs. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Rupert Grayson
Abridged By: Bob Scholfield
Producer: John Theochahs.

: Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The Marx Brothers'
Lost Radio Shows
Back on the radio after nearly 60 years, the classic comedy team are re-created in the fourth of six adventures.
with the vocal talents of Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Vincent Marzello. Music David Firman
Original scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted by Mark Brisenden
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nat Perrin
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Groucho Marx: Michael Roberts
Waldorf T Flywheel: Michael Roberts
Chico Marx: Frank Lazarus
Emmanuel Ravelli: Frank Lazarus

: Talking about Music

The fourth of seven programmes in which
Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 Social Sciences: The New Information Technology

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