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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

i Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

from St Hilda's Priory in Whitby. Stereo

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: Playback: 1: Mrs Dale's Diary

Three programmes in which programme-makers, performers and writers remember some of the great radio shows of the past.

Charles Simon, who played Dr Dale for six years, remembers the popular radio serial which ran from 1948 until its sudden end in 1969.


Speaker: Charles Simon
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

He Said It with Arsenic by Ruskin Bond.
'Have you ever heard of the Agra Double Murder? It happened when Agra was a far-flung outpost of the British Empire.' Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Ruskin Bond.
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

from Chelmsford Cathedral. Ye Servants of God
(Paderborn, BBC HB 287); Luke 5, w 1-11; Come, My Way
(Rawsthorne); Lead Us,
Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim, BBC HB 307). Director of Music Dr Graham Elliott.
Organist Timothy Allen. Stereo


Organist: Dr Graham Elliott.
Organist: Timothy Allen.

: Down Your Way

(Broadcast yesterday 5.00pm;

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Denys Hawthorne and Barbara Jefford , and guest Paul Muldoon.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: 'Poetry Please!', BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Paul Muldoon.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Winston in Love

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part serial. 3: Happy Days in Cawnpore
Winston declares his love for Nancy. He even asks her to marry him. But is this only a ploy to get rid of Roland, her new suitor?
Director Shaun Macloughlin Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Joan Sallis , President of the Campaign for the Advancement of State Education.
Serial: A Country of Strangers by Susan Richards Shreve. The first of ten episodes read by William Roberts. Spencers' Farm in Virginia has been ownerless since
John Spencer disappeared in 1935. Then, in 1942, Charley Fletcher , a Washington journalist, brings his family to live there.
Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Music: Carl Davis 's The Searle Suite


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joan Sallis
Unknown: Susan Richards Shreve.
Read By: William Roberts.
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Charley Fletcher
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Music: Carl Davis

: The Action of the Tiger

Eighteen thousand feet above the Western Front.... The true story of the highest-scoring British flying ace of the First World War.
Written by Peter Roberts.
(Stereo) (R)


Writer: Peter Roberts
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mannock: Tim McInnerny
Morgan: Andy Hockley
Jim Eyles: Roger Rowland
Ada Eyles: Ellie Haddington
Capt Simpson/Corporal Thomas: Hugh Meredith
Capt Todd: Christopher Scott
Infantry corporal/Private Bevan: Ben Craze
'Grid' Caldwell: Kim Durham
Brown/Donald Inglis: Simon Fielder
Lt Von Bartrap: Andrew Wincott
Sister: Tania Ison

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen discovers the man behind the music of Bela Bartok ; playwright Sharman MacDonald writes frankly about All Things Nice at the Royal Court Theatre; and Caroline Swinburne reports on the power of the mbira. Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Unknown: Sharman MacDonald
Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

The Lament for Arthur Cleary
A radio version of Dermot Bolger 's stage play which won the 1990 Samuel Beckett Award.
A Dubliner returns to the beloved city that he has carried in his head, and refuses to admit the new and harsh realities.
Music: Gerard Grennell
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Arthur Cleary
Unknown: Dermot Bolger
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Music: Gerard Grennell
Director: Pam Brighton
Arthur Cleary: Brendan Gleeson
Frontier guard: Owen Roe
Kathy: Deirdre Molloy
Old Turk: Ronan Wilmot
Git: Berts Folen
Podge: Brendan Laird
Sharon: Karen Woodley
Mother: Ena May
Mrs Bourke: Brfd Mhicfhearai

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Heather Payton


Unknown: Heather Payton

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron
J M Coetzee's haunting novel, set in a South Africa on the cusp of change, is in the form of a letter from a woman in Cape Town to her estranged daughter in America.
The first of ten episodes read by Yvonne Bryceland. Abridged by Brian Astbury Producer Stewart Conn


Read By: Yvonne Bryceland.
Abridged By: Brian Astbury
Producer: Stewart Conn

: Much Binding in the Marsh

Starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home.
With Sam Costa , Maurice Denham , Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill. Plus the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Stanley Black.
Producer Leslie Bridgmont
(First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1948)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: News

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