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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

from Alnmouth Friary, Northumberland.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Philip Crowe
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Philip Crowe

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Producer Nick Utechin
● LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer Peter Croasdale at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Morning Story

Please Do Not Touch by Carol Barker. Read by Victoria Finney.
'It felt strange to be reading somebody else's secrets - sad, somehow, as if I wanted to cry. It made me wonder how I'd feel if someone read mine.'
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Carol Barker.
Read By: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

Jesus, Where'er Thy
People Meet (Wareham, BBC HB 263); Acts 2, v 4 to 3, v 8; There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds); Filled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle).
Director of Music
James Whitbourn. Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Citizens

Written by Greg Snow


Writer: Greg Snow
Director: Adrian Bean
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Mary: Alice Arnold
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Trevor: Norman Beaton
Zena: Maria Charles
Sally: Avril Clark
Mike: Scott Farrell
Steve: Mark Fletcher
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Hugh: James MacPherson
Rose: Carmen Munroe
Ernest: Brian Murphy
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Tony: Richard Tate
Kelly: Kerryann White

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Geoff Spinks


Producer: Geoff Spinks

: Lines of Communication

Six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to leap the gap between what people say and what they mean.
4: Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Jones

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower


Presented By: Debbie Thrower

: Quote ... Unquote

This week the quotation game comes from the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.
With guests Celia Haddon , P J Kavanagh , Bryan Magee and Derek Robinson.
In the chair: Nigel Rees. Reader Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: J Kavanagh
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Derek Robinson.
Reader: Nigel Rees.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Alison Britton , OBE, one of this country's leading ceramicists. Serial: A Country of Strangers (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alison Britton

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Why Did the Comedian Wear a Funny Jacket? Comedian Billy Cormack is young and funny but nobody has told his audiences that. Then one day he finds a jacket in an Oxfam shop. There's a label in the collar ...
'Tony Hancock ! It's
Hancock's jacket!' A new comedy by Roy Hutchins , who plays Billy Cormack.
Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Billy CormacK
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Comedy By: Roy Hutchins
Unknown: Billy CormacK.
Director: Adrian Bean
Martin Fuller/Comedian/ TV announcer.: Simon Treves
Sophie Adams: Hetty Baynes
Frank Alley/Binman/Heckler/ Chat show host: Shaun Prendergast
Oxfam shop heckler: Elizabeth Kelly
Harry Gribbens: Anthony Jackson
Cabbie/Binman: Michael Kilgarriff

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the violinist
Gyorgy Pauk , born in Hungary but a distinguished part of Britain's musical life for the last 30 years. Producer Michael Emery


Violinist: Gyorgy Pauk
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: The Local Network

The Hole Truth
The Beatles may have known how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall , but they can't have known holes could be so exciting. Neil Walker and David Clayton report. Producer Nick Clarke


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Neil Walker
Unknown: David Clayton
Producer: Nick Clarke

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan discusses the complete stories of Irish writer
Flannery O'Connor ; the latest book by Milan Kundera ; and previews the Prokofiev Season on London's
South Bank.
Producer Julian May . Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Flannery O'Connor
Book By: Milan Kundera
Producer: Julian May

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden. In the chair: Steve Race. Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (R,


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: The Archers

: Death of a Superpower

The last of three programmes about the end of the Soviet Union as we know it.
We've Got You over a Barrel
In Siberia, where the temperature falls to 60 below and the permafrost cloaks vast energy reserves, millions of tonnes of oil and gas are wasted because of shoddy technology and antiquated working methods. Even so, the oilfields of Russia earn half the Soviet
Union's hard currency. Gordon Clough reports from western Siberia on how the oil men could hold the Kremlin to ransom.
Producer Anne Koch


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Anne Koch

: Science Now

: For He Is an Englishman

The third of six talks by Charles Arnold-Baker , born Wolfgang Werner von Blumenthal , a Prussian aristocrat, in which he reflects on the English society of which he became such a 'compleat' example.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker
Unknown: Wolfgang Werner
Unknown: Von Blumenthal
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: In Touch

with Peter White
Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron by J M Coetzee. Part 7.

: Immortal Diamonds

Six programmes in which Rosemary Hartill explores the relationship between God and the poets.
4: Victorian Times - the Debate: Robert Browning. Readers Garard Green, Christopher Goode and Jenny Howe.
Producer Amanda Hancox Stereo (R)


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Readers: Robert Browning.
Unknown: Christopher Goode
Unknown: Jenny Howe.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

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