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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Michael Blood.


Unknown: Michael Blood.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mgr Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Mgr Vincent Nichols.

: The Old Left

by Daniel Menaker. 2: The Old Left.


Unknown: Daniel Menaker.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes. Producer Bridget Osbome


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osbome

: Daily Service

Reading: Luke 6, w 27-38.
Director of Music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Barry Rose.

: Best Behaviour

Six programmes.
2: Everyday Manners Nigel Rees discovers what kind of bad behaviour annoys us, ponders the art of saying 'thank you' and looks at driving, kissing and swearing. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: The Bible

Genesis. Part 8.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Why do men have those dangly things? Sue
Margolis analyses the tie. Serial: Mansfield Park (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

withjohn Howard.

: Crown Papers

A six-part series
NcW written by Peter Ling and Juliet Ace.
1: It is 1933 and Lord and Lady Minster 's family gather at Crown House for the Easter holiday, not knowing of the trials and tribulations that lie ahead.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Peter Ling
Written By: Juliet Ace.
Written By: Lady Minster
Director: Tracey Neale.
Alice, Lady Minster: Dinah Sheridan
William, Lord Minster: Geoffrey Whitehead
Beatrice, DowagerCountess: Margaret Rawlings
Richard, Viscount Ebony: Michael Cochrane
Polly, Viscountess Ebony: Melinda Walker
Hon Nicholas Gaunt: Mark Straker
Hon Mrs Jenny Gaunt: Helena Breck
Lady Caroline Gaunt: Deborah Makepeace
Hon Martin Gaunt: Richard Pearce
Scott Hanson: Colin McFarlane
Speaker in meeting: Alan Barker
Stranger: Susan Sheridan

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party.

: The Archers

: Posters of Montmartre

Four plays based on the characters in Toulouse-Lautrec's posters, written by John Peacock.
2: Footitt and Chocolat
Footitt needs a new circus act but it's not likely that he'll ever be a success if he carries on drinking and gambling.
With Ronald Herdman, Brett Usher and Andrew Wincott. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Trevor Allen (banjo).
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Written By: John Peacock.
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Music By: Stephen Warbeck.
Music By: Trevor Allen
Director: Jane Morgan.
Footitt: Dermot Crowley
Chocolat: Clarence Smith
Michael Donovan: Charles Simpson
Ringmaster: Michael Graham Cox
Patrick Blackson: Mark Straker
Ralph: David Bannerman
MadameGrunier: Ann Windsor

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. Jill Burridge talks to authors, teachers and librarians at the first Arts
Council summer school on children's literature.
Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Jill Burridge
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Relative Values

Stereo (Broadcastyesterday at 7.20pm)

: Encounters

Christopher Cook continues his search in the BBC Sound Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn discusses the big films of the week including Kurosawa's
Rhapsody inAugustand Istvan Szabo 's Meeting Venus; and a Japanese version of Jesus Christ
Superstar opens in London. Producer Mike Greenwood. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Istvan Szabo
Producer: Mike Greenwood.

: Short Story

The third of five stories written by poets.
3: Ritual in the Olive Grove by Glyn Hughes.
'The service was too long for the patience of modern times, so out of consideration for others as well as for himself, the priest read as quickly as possible, swallowing whole words or running them together.'
Read by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Glyn Hughes.
Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Round Britain Quiz


: News

: The Archers

Shula is concerned about an unexpected dinner guest.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
● WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Present Imperfect

The first in a series of three programmes in which Roy Strong searches for the heritage we will leave from the 20th century.
Restingon Our Laurels? The National Trust has more members than the three main political parties put together. Has Britain spent most of this century being governed by the past at the expense of the present and future?
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Roy Strong
Producer: Jane Beresford

: In Business

The Channel Tunnel: the Ultimate Pipe Dream? When former Prime
Margaret Thatcher gave the Channel Tunnel the final go-ahead, she assured the people of Kent and the Nord-Pas de
Calais that the project would encourage new enterprise in their areas. Five years on, Nigel Cassidy reports on who will benefit when the Channel
Tunnel finally opens.
Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Joining the Cubs

Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.
2: A Funny Old Universe It's 1984 and Mark Lawson , now a critic on The
Independent, is telling everyone he's'in publishing'. In reality, he's selling advertising space for an accounting magazine. Then he meets a man on a train.
Producer Caroline Adams


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Caroline Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Turning Back the Sun by Colin Thubron. Part 3.


Unknown: Colin Thubron.

: Homeward Bound

NEW Four programmes in which Harry Thompson explores the way it was for women. 1: OneforBunny
The good old husband-hunting days.
Reader Clare Beck.


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Reader: Clare Beck.

: The Birth of Europe

Power and Prestige - the Very First Goldfinger Why is gold so special?
Why do gold and jewellery give power and prestige? In the third of five programmes tracing the history of the Continent, Peter France discovers that metals contain a power which revolutionised
European society.
Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Mary Colwell

: News

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