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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Gilbert Marcus.


Unknown: Gilbert Marcus.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Richard Bewes.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Bewes.

: The Week on 4

: Sic Transit

Would Passengers for....
The first of three programmes in which
David Self considers the pains and pleasures of leisure travel in the modern age, with the help of the BBC Sound Archive.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: David Self
Producer: Noah Richler.

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Eat, Drink and Be Silly

Chris Kelly , Oz Clarke and Clement Freud return to the Cafe Royal, with Bob Peyton and Julian Critchley. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Bob Peyton
Unknown: Julian Critchley.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: Daily Service

from Taunton School, Dorset, led by the Rev Dave Pole. The Secret of Christ; Psalm 146; Luke 7, w 18-26; How Beautiful on the Mountains; Thine Arm 0 Lord, in Days of Old. Director of Music
David Bridges. Organist William Whitehead.


Unknown: Dave Pole.
Organist: William Whitehead.

: The Bible

Exodus. The eighth of ten parts read from the Authorised Version by David Kossoff. Director David Hunter


Unknown: David Kossoff.
Director: David Hunter

: Woman's Hour

with Christa Ackroyd. Is the menopause a liberation, an irritation, or the end of civilisation?
Germaine Greer gives a personal view of it. And the start of a new series in which professional cooks cure us of ready-made kitchen habits. Today, Thane Prince bans the gravy granules.
Serial: Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler.
"On Waverley Street, everybody knew everybody else. Number Eight was the Bedloe family,
Waverley Street's version of the ideal, apple-pie household."
The first of 15 episodes read by Garrick Hagon. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Music: Dett's Magnolia Suite Editor Clare Selerie


Unknown: Christa Ackroyd.
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Anne Tyler.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live

from the Potteries Centre, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, where Vincent Duggleby joins experts at the Inland Revenue Mobile Enquiry Centre to answer questions on tax.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

A final fixture for
Peter Oppenheimer and John Julius Norwich , against London's Irene Thomas and Eric Korn. Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.
Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Dark Heritage

Twenty-five years ago next week, the community of Aberfan was struck by disaster. This play, first broadcast in 1982, tells the story of a woman whose life has already been affected by an accident at Gresford Colliery in 1934, when 265 men were trapped by fire and entombed in the mine. She has to face tragedy again at Aberfan.
Written by Catharine Hughes.
With the children of Penygelli Junior School and the people of Coedpoeth and Wrexham in north Wales.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Written By: Catharine Hughes.
Director: Jane Morgan.
Isaiah Jones: Meredith Edwards
Nansi: Meg Wynowen
Nerys: Marge Desli
Mair: Rhoda Lewis
Gwilym: John Ogden
Huw: Gari Williams
Young Huw: Carl Griffiths
Tom: Andrew Secombe
Miss jones: Margaret John
Glyn Rushton: Haydn Wood
George Rushton: Alan Dudley

: Conversations with Historians

The fifth of six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians about their work.
This week he meets
Christopher Hill , formerly Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and an authority on the English Civil War. ProducerJohn Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Christopher Hill

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen 's studio guest is the composer
Donald Swann who tells his life story in a new biography, a life which memorably teamed him with Michael Flanders in the duo Flanders and Swann; there's poetry from Pauline Melville and Sara Davies reports on an ambitious black art exhibition at the Arnolfini
Gallery in Bristol.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Sara Davies
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Short Story

Dear George by Helen Simpson.
Writing practice letters to your potential boyfriend can have disastrous results.
Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

Can Mark come up with the right offer?

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Family Hotel
Sardonic young graduate James helps out at his family's seaside hotel. An out-of-season guest is more than he or his mother bargained for.... Written by Michael Arditti.
Director Richard Wortley Stereo


Written By: Michael Arditti.
Director: Richard Wortley
James Hardman: Jonathan Firth
Piers Alexander: Robertglenister
Lily Hardman: Elizabeth Kelly
Roy Hardman: William Simons
Corinne Evans: Emma Gregory
Vicar: Norman Jones
Driver: Norman Jones
Husband: Alan Barker
Man in car: Alan Barker
Wife: Joanna Myers
Woman in car: Joanna Myers
Miss Pettifew: Joanna Myers
Girl: Siriol Jenkins
BR conductor/Steward: Clarence Smith

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

The second of six programmes in which Ian Mclntyre offers some observations on the passing scene, political and cultural.


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: Booker at Bedtime

The 1991
£20,000 Booker
Prize for Fiction will be awarded on Tuesday 22
October. Over the next six weekday nights, an extract from each of the six shortlisted novels will be broadcast.
Tonight: Time'sArrow by Martin Amis.
Read by Alan Barker. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Martin Amis.
Read By: Alan Barker.
Producer: David Hunter

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of love, with jokes, quotes and comedy clips.
Producers Simon Brett and John Lloyd. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Lloyd.

: News

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