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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Dr Robert Ellis.


Unknown: Dr Robert Ellis.

: 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

Thank You for Travelling....
The second 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 Archives. 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

: Daily Service

from Rishworth School, West Yorkshire. Led by the Rev Simon Stanley with the school choir
Sing of the Lord's
Goodness; Matthew 5, vv 1-12; What Does the Lord Require; For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter).


Unknown: Simon Stanley

: Eat, Drink and Be Silly

Chris Kelly , Oz Clarke and Jennifer Paterson are at the Dorchester in the last quiz of the series. With Sophie Grigson and Ken Bruce. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: The Bible

Leviticus. The third of five parts read from the Authorised Version by Bernard Hill.
3: Sexual and Social Laws
Director Tessa Kendall


Unknown: Bernard Hill.
Director: Tessa Kendall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler. The sixth of 15 episodes read by Garrick Hagon. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Author of story: Anne Tyler
Reader: Garrick Hagon
Abridged by: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: 071.[number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. • LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Not as Funny as It Used to Be

The first of a six-part series celebrating 150 years of Punch magazine.
Featuring Leslie Phillips , Michaeljayston,
Angela Thorne and Eve Matheson.
Introduced by Simon Hoggart.
Adapted by Bill Matthews
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Angela Thorne
Introduced By: Simon Hoggart.
Adapted By: Bill Matthews
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Young Playrights' Festival 1991

So You Wanna Be a Rock V Roll Star
Johnny Johnstone gets a guitar, a manager and then a record deal in a meteoric rise to fame - but disaster is just around the corner in Wendy Paterson 's black comedy.
With David Bannerman , Emma Fielding , Siriol Jenkins , Fraser Kerr , Robert Portal and Mark Straker .
Music Free Airways Radio. Director Marilvn Imrie. Stereo and at 3.00pm
Out of Season
On a beach in Devon, Julia, a black woman, meets
Kelly, a white teenager.
Kelly has a secret to share with Julia, a secret Julia is terrified to hear. Written by Bola Makanjuola.
Director Pam Fraser-Soloman


Unknown: Johnny Johnstone
Unknown: Wendy Paterson
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Emma Fielding
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Robert Portal
Unknown: Mark Straker
Director: Marilvn Imrie.
Written By: Bola Makanjuola.
Director: Pam Fraser-Soloman
Johnnyjohnstone: Bobby Carlyle
Maw: Elaine Csmith
Paw: Alex Norton
Jerry Logan: Alex Norton
Jockey Wilson: John McGlynn
Mrs Flynn: Elaine Collins
Neighbour: Elaine Collins
Fat woman: Elaine Collins
Julia: Joy Eliasrilwan
Kelly: Siriol Jenkins

: Conversations with Historians

The last of six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians.
This week: David Starkey , lecturer in Tudor History at the London School of Economics, who was responsible for mounting the recent exhibition at the National Maritime
Museum, Greenwich, marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of Henry VIII.
Producer John Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan celebrates composer Malcolm Arnold 's 70th birthday; discovers the lesser-known writing of Oscar Wilde; and welcomes poet Grace Nichols to the studio.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Short Story

The first in a week of short stories as part of the Young Playwrights' Festival 1991. Untouchable by Rahila Gupta.
Saroj is slim and attractive with long black hair falling four inches below her knees. Should she stay respectable to the grave, or show her son-in-law the depth of her passion? Read by Rita Wolfe.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon


Unknown: Rahila Gupta.
Read By: Rita Wolfe.
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News

: The Archers

An icy atmosphere at Bridge Farm.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Young Playwrights' Festival 1991

Uncle Harry and the Melting Moon
A strange and elemental love story - Harry was , drowned 15 years ago, but the sea has returned him to his former lover. A verse-drama by Paul Badger.
Composer Richard Attree ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Director Michael Fox. Stereo and at 8.45pm
Afrogoth Part 1
A gothic comic tale of good versus evil in which a contemporary young black British couple are haunted by an evil white vampire. With the help of historical spirits, incantations, love and a pet falcon, they overcome and kill the evil racist spirit.
Written by Peter Kalu.
Director Frances Anne Solomon Stereo (Part 2, 28 October)


Unknown: Paul Badger.
Unknown: Richard Attree
Director: Michael Fox.
Written By: Peter Kalu.
Director: Frances Anne Solomon
Harry: Robert Whelan
Penelope: Victoria Finney
Mother: Jane Cox
Dr Jones: Malcolm Raeburn
Trawlercaplain: Robert Whelan
Boy: Colin Kerrigan
Leroy: Clarence Smith
Mr Feastbelly: Clarence Smith
Yemanja: Adjoa Andoh
Narrator: Colin McFarlane
Pa: Colin McFarlane
Ogun: Colin McFarlane
Vampire: Charles Millham
Isis: Cassie McFarlane
The wind: Cassie McFarlane
Ma: Dona Croll

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

The third of six programmes in which Ian Mclntyre offers 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 final extract from the Booker Prize shortlist.
Reading Turgenev by William Trevor.
Read by Joanna Myers. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: William Trevor.
Read By: Joanna Myers.
Producer: David Hunter

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of hate.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

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