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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Dr Robert Ellis.


Unknown: Dr Robert Ellis.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Jimmy Morrison.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jimmy Morrison.

: News

: Midweek

withLibbyPurves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes.
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Best Behaviour

Last in the series. Nigel Rees asks whether the British are too polite for their own good and whether the "have a nice day" tendency is a welcome development. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Daily Service

Introit: The Kingdom of the World; "Thy Kingdom Come!" on Bended Knee
(Irish, BBC HB 28); Isaiah 58, w 1-12 and 14b; Song of God, 0 Lord Jesus Christ; Almighty Father,
Who for Us Thy Son Didst Give (Annue Christe).
BBC Singers, directed by Simonjoly.

: The Bible

Leviticus. Final part.
Threats and Promises

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the international opera star Julia Migenes.
Serial: Saint Maybe (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Julia Migenes.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Crown Papers

A six-part series written by Peter Ling and Juliet Ace. 5: Caro comes face to face with a figure from the past and finally finds happiness.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Peter Ling
Written By: Juliet Ace.
Director: Tracey Neale.
Alice, Lady Minster: Dinah Sheridan
William, Lord Minster: Geoffrey Whitehead
Beatrice, Dowager Countess: Margaret Rawlings
Hon Nicholas Gaunt: Mark Straker
Hon MrsJenny Gaunt: Helena Breck
Lady Caroline Gaunt: Deborah Makepeace
Scott Hanson: Colin McFarlane
Lady Cloudesley: Susan Sheridan
Paul Weyman: Philip Sully
American matron: Jane Whittenshaw
American nurse: Adjoa Andoh
MrDarrell: Nigel Carrington

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Young Playwrights' Festival 1991: Caught

Helen has been murdered. She travels back through her life to find out what has brought her to this moment. Written by Sarah Woods.
Savi's song composed and played by David Harvey. Director Claire Grove. (Stereo)


Written By: Sarah Woods.
Played By: David Harvey.
Director: Claire Grove.
Helen: Jane Whittenshaw
Nan: Eleanor Summerfield
Young Helen: Nadine Ballantyne
Abe: Tony Armatrading
Savi: Adjoa Andoh
Vicar: Norman Jones
Trish: Siriol Jenkins

: Treasure Islands

American author
Paul Zindel , whose book The Pigman led the way for teenage-fiction writers, talks to Julia Eccleshare. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Paul Zindel
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

: Encounters

Christopher Cook concludes his search in the BBC Sound Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past through the memories of those who were fortunate enough to meet them. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley is at the week's new films, including
Kenneth Branagh 's Dead Again, David Mamet 's Homicide and the controversial American film Boyz 'N' the Hood. Moliere's Tartuffe, directed by Peter Hall , opens, and a new exhibition in Glasgow evokes Spirits of the Forest. Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: David Mamet
Directed By: Peter Hall
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

As part of the Young
Playwrights' Festival 1991, the third of five stories.
Incident at the Heron House
David Taylor 's story, set in America's deep South, describes the life of Travis and his strange obsession with the old ranch.
Read by Colin Stinton. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Taylor
Read By: Colin Stinton.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Move over Ken Russell , it's s the night of Lynda's s premiere!


Unknown: Ken Russell

: 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

: Opinion

Skidrow: second of four personalised documentaries. Sir John Whitmore argues that we should adopt a new attitude towards the car.


Unknown: Sir John Whitmore

: In Business

Grapes of Wrath
Britons drink four billion pounds worth of wine a year - but only one fifth of one per cent is English. The British Government and the EC have radical plans for wine in Europe. Will their ideas wither English wine on the vine? Peter Day and Roger White investigate.
Producer Stephen Chilcott. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Roger White
Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

: Joining the Cubs

Last of six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers. The Man from the MG
In 1953, writer
Anthony Smith was an impoverished would-be author living off a seven pound tin of honey in a London basement. Then came the call ...
Producer Caroline Adams


Unknown: Anthony Smith
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

As part of the Young
Playwrights' Festival 1991. Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford.
The first of five parts read by Adjoa Andoh.
Remi, a young Nigerian girl, comes to England where her irrepressible personality helps her to adapt, but not without change to herself.
Abndged by Margaret Busby Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Simi Bedford.
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Unknown: Margaret Busby
Producer: David Hunter

: The Fiery Particle

Ellen Wilkinson - tiny, dynamic, determined - was the charismatic MP for Jarrow and Minister of Education in Attlee's 1945 Cabinet. John Mapplebeck marks the centenary of her birth this month with the help of those who remember her.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ellen Wilkinson
Unknown: John Mapplebeck
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

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