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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Ronald Hoar , stereo


Unknown: Ronald Hoar

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
George Austin,
Archdeacon of York.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

The Totara Tree by Roderick Finlayson. When an old Maori woman perches like a crow in her birth tree, her protest is remarkably effective ...
Read by Susan Curnow. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Roderick Finlayson.
Read By: Susan Curnow.
Producer: David Hunter

: Daily Service

0 Spirit of the Living God (St Venantius); I Peter 1, vv 3-9; Holy Is the True Light (Harris); Blessed Assurance. Director of Music: Barry Rose. Stereo


Music: Barry Rose.

: File on 4

: Remembering Jane Austen

Derek Parker presents the last of four programmes based on James Austen -Leigh's memoirs of his famous aunt, the only account by somebody who actually knew her.
James Austen-Leigh .... PAUL ROGERS Jane Austen JOANNA DAVID Producer John Knight. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: James Austen
Unknown: James Austen-Leigh
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Jane Austen Joanna
Producer: John Knight.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: The Confidential Agent

A three-part adaptation of Graham Greene 's thriller, set in 1938. 2: Droeschke has come to England to buy vital coal for his war-torn country, but enemy agents are on his track.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene
Director: Matthew Walters
Droeschke: Charles Kay
Rose: Kim Thomson
Korpe: Brian Hewlett
Benditch: Laurence Payne
Brigstock: Alan Dudley
Lindz: Anthony Jackson
Manageress: Auriol Smith
Muckerji: Garard Green
First secretary: John Samson
Detective: Michael Deacon
Man servant: Steve Hodson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The Rockin' Revolution - meet the women who are sampling, mixing and turning the turntables on the back-room boys in the music business.
Serial: Hester Lilly (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Arthur Halfshaft - the Man

A centennial - if fictional - tribute to the Herefordshire musician and bon viveur, by Sony Comedy Award winner Alick Rowe.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Writer: Alick Rowe.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Peregrine Henbane: Frederick Treves
Gloria Munday: Renee Asherson
Dr Gristle: David March
Revd Seray: David King
Agnes Day: Catherine Furshpan
Flos Campi: June Barrie
Nunc Dimtiz: Bill Wallis

: Treasure Islands

Now that science is such a key part of the National Curriculum, many publishers have set out to make the subject more attractive to children.
Judith Hann and Carolyn Dale assess how successful they have been.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Carolyn Dale
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Grand Tour

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people. In the fourth programme, the poet Sir Stephen Spender remembers the decadent
Berlin of the 30s and talks of his friendship with Christopher Isherwood , creator of Sally Bowles. Producer Martin Buckley Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Sally Bowles.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley on the much-publicised film by director Oliver Stone of the late Jim Morrison , lead singer of The Doors; and Nina Bawden 's new novel Family Money uncovers dark motives in the Pye family.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Director: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Nina Bawden

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1991


: News

: The Archers

Sharon is in for quite a surprise.

: Age to Age

Current trends in the heritage industry, and a visit to New Lanark, almost unchanged since the Industrial Revolution.

: All in the Mind

: Literature is My Mistress, Medicine My Wife

Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays, in seven programmes. 4: A Glimpse of Hell
'Siberia! There's not even a railway! Even for a man in the best of health, 3,000 miles across
Central Asia is no joke. You'll kill yourself!'
Reader John Rowe.
With John Baddeley , John Bull , Margaret Courtenay , Michael Graham Cox , Tara Dominick , David Goudge , Marcia King , John Moffatt , Simon Treves and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Rosemary Hart Stereo


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Reader: John Rowe.
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Unknown: Michael Graham Cox
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: David Goudge
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Director: Rosemary Hart
Chekhov: David Suchet
Mme Ranyevskaya: Janet Suzman
Lopakhin: Charles Kay
Maria Chekhov: Anna Massey
Mikhail Chekhov: Nicholas Farrell
Suvorin: David King
Tolstoy: Michael Kilgarriff

: In Business

Does Whitehall Mean
The DTI likes to be known as the Department for Enterprise - but is it clear about its role of encouraging business? Since 1979 it's had 12 different Secretaries of State. Peter Day talks to Sir Leon Brittan , Lord Young, Nicholas Ridley and others, about what the DTI is for.
Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan
Unknown: Nicholas Ridley
Editor: Colin Wilde.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Autumn Sowing by E F Benson. Part 3.

: Magic Moments

The last of the series.
Ice Cold in Wrexham
Thirty years ago, men drank bitter or mild, and only women sipped lager and lime. Nigel Fountain hails the arrival of head-banging beers, lager louts, badge-drinking, and probably the best advertising in the world - only lager can do this. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: News

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