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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

from Alnmouth Friary, Northumberland. Stereo

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. 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: Sue MacGregor.

: The Week on 4

: Playback

Three programmes in which programme-makers, performers and writers remember some of the great radio shows of the past.
2: Have a Go
Possibly the most popular quiz show ever broadcast by the BBC is remembered by Stephen Williams , who produced it for many years.
Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Stephen Williams
Producer: Mark Savage

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

A Willing Slave by R K Narayan.
Ayah's devotion to her young mistress is complete, until the Old Fellow turns up to claim what is his....
Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshult


Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.
Producer: Duncan Minshult

: Daily Service

live from St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Led by the Rev Stephen Lynas with the Jane Lilley Singers.
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Reinagle); I Corinthians 11, vv 17-26
(NIV); Broken for Me (Lunt); Such Love (Kendrick). Pianist Colin Hunt.
Director of Music
Jane Gibb. Stereo


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Stephen Lynas
Singers: Jane Lilley
Pianist: Colin Hunt.
Unknown: Jane Gibb.

: Down Your Way

(Broadcast yesterday 5.00pm;

: Poetry Please!

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


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

: You and Yours with Debbie Thrower

Editor Ken Vass


Editor: Ken Vass

: Winston In Love

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part serial.
4: A Dangerous Critter
Everybody except William has fallen in love: Nancy with Roland from the Ministry of Whatsisname, Father with a ghastly old crone, Rosie with a handsome young 'blokie' and Winston with a disgusting woman from the fish shop.
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 Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. In February 1987 18-year-old
Anne Reynolds was given a life sentence for murder after she had killed her sleeping mother with a hammer.
She tells her story to Helen Lloyd.
Serial: A Country of Strangers by Susan Richards Shreve. The sixth of ten episodes read by William Roberts. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Music: Carl Davis 's
The Searle Suite
Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anne Reynolds
Unknown: Helen Lloyd.
Unknown: Susan Richards Shreve.
Read By: William Roberts.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Music: Carl Davis
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Miss Probert

Miss Probert is a fiercely respectable librarian, but retirement threatens to reveal the one guilty secret in her impeccable career. Written by Alun Richards.
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo (R)


Written By: Alun Richards.
Director: Jane Dauncey.
Miss Probert: Rosemary Leach
Captain Probert: Glyn Houston
Captain Ryan: Denys Hawthorne
Winifred: Melanie Walters
Vincent Pulfurd: Gerald James
Victor Pulford: David Garfield
Gail: Tessa Gearing

: Theatre on Wheels

In the first of two programmes,
Violet Godfrey remembers her childhood, touring with her parents' portable theatre. Producer Gillian Hush (First broadcast on Radio Newcastle)


Unknown: Violet Godfrey
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the conductor Sir Georg Solti ; reviews the new album by Sting; and meets the photographer of Northern Ireland's landscapes, Willie Doherty. Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Willie Doherty.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: 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 Monday Play

In 1914 Rodin, the French sculptor, spent a few bewildered weeks in a Cheltenham hotel with his secretary Judith and his mistress Rose; but the love of his life,
Camille Claudel , was left behind in a lunatic asylum in France. Written by Jonathan Smith.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin. Stereo


Unknown: Camille Claudel
Written By: Jonathan Smith.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Auguste Rodin: Freddie Jones
Camille Claudel: Carolyn Backhouse
Judith: Maureen O'Brien
Rose: Mary Wimbush
Alain Duval: Hugh Dickson
Mrs Parker: June Barrie
Nancy: Jane Slavin
Hotel guests: Elizabeth Kelly
Hotel guests: Penelope Lee
Hotel guests: John Moffatt
Hotel guests: Paul Nicholson
Models: Danielle Allan
Models: Kate Lynn Evans

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: 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 Cape Town and written in the form of a letter to the narrator's daughter in America. The sixth 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 Horne.
With Sam Costa. Maurice Denham , Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill. Plus the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Stanley Black . Producer Leslie Bndgmont
(First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1948)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Horne.
Unknown: Sam Costa.
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill.
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Producer: Leslie Bndgmont

: News

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