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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Geraint Fielder.


Unknown: Geraint Fielder.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

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


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

: Munro's Challenge -100 Years of Hillwalking

In 1891, Sir Hugh Munro published his tables of Scottish mountains higher than 3,000 feet. Since then, "bagging" the 277 Munros has become an obsession with hillwalkers. Cameron McNeish talks to some of the enthusiasts who head for the hills come sun, snow, wind or rain. Producer Neil A Fraser


Unknown: Sir Hugh Munro
Talks: Cameron McNeish
Producer: Neil A Fraser

: Daily Service

Including: Hark a Thrilling Voice is Sounding; Isaiah 58, w 6-11.
Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Kings. Part 4.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the dancer, entertainer and choreographer
Wendy Toye , who has worked in the theatre for 66 years. Serial: Deep Sleep(7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Wendy Toye

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: London Transports

The last of three plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Lancaster Gate
An illicit weekend in London teaches Lisa some home truths about men.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo


Dramatised By: Kate Binchy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Lisa: Jane Gurnett
Matthew: Mark Drewry
Maggie: Petra Markham
Miss Weston: Maxine Audley
Policeman: Patrick Bailey
Restaurateur/Street trader: ; Ian Lindsay
Nurse/Room service: Danielle Allan

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop: The Bones of the Matter

The final part of Gladys Mitchell 's story of mayhem and murder.

Rupert Sethleigh is missing and a headless corpse has been found jointed in the butcher's shop. His cousin Jimsey is suspected, but Mrs Lestrange Bradley has other ideas.



Writer: Gladys Mitchell
Dramatised by: Elizabeth Proud
Director: Sue Wilson
Mrs Lestrange Bradley: Mary Wimbush
Aubrey Harringay: Richard Pearce
Felicity Broome: Teresa Gallagher
James Redsey: Christopher Scoular
Cleaver Wright: Christopher Scott
George William Savile: Gallagher Edmond
Vicar of Wandles: David King
Dr Barnes: Peter Penry-Jones
Lulu Hirst: Petra Markham
Insp Grind: Charles Millham
Supt Bidwell: Norman Bird
Mary Maloney: Sunny Ormonde
Margery Barnes: Jane Whittenshaw

: Treasure Islands

Last in the present series. Gyles Brandreth joins
Michael Rosen to suggest paperback stocking-fillers for all ages.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

: The Parts

Shopping in the future - DIY checkouts and no queues? Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Constance St Louis

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reports from Hollywood and discusses Henry Jaglom 's new film New Year's Day; the art of flamenco meets a new generation of musicians; and Brian Friel 's play Dancing at Lughnasa continues its phenomenal run.
Producer Anthony Denselow
Stereo (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Henry Jaglom
Unknown: Brian Friel
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

The third of five bitter-sweet comedies by the Indian writer R K Narayan. Father's
Help Swami is the pupil. Samuel is the teacher. A classroom battle is about to start....
Read by Zia Mohyeddin.


Unknown: Help Swami
Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The House

The third of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "Look what happened in the chamber today, Juliet. You had Dougal Baxter dribbling and choking. Course, the PM hadn't consulted him about the new policy adviser. We knew that. But you were the one who put him on the spot." Resignation is on the cards.... unless Dougal's counter-plot pays off.
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Dougal Baxter
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Rose: Sheila Reid
Arthur: James Garbutt
Polly: Ruth Gemmell
DenisWigton: David Ryall
The Speaker: Terence Edmond

: News

: The Archers

Will Mike and Betty be spending Christmas apart?

: The Bee-Loud Glade

Eric Bailey 's great passion is beekeeping. He explains its wonders to his young grandson.
Producer Penny Arnold. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Bailey

: Medicine Now

: Brief Lives

A Breath of Fresh Air
Joanna Buchan presents the last in this series of compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives.
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The 1991 Reith Lectures

The Language of the Genes
The final talk by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.
The Evolution of Utopia Abortion is now available for foetuses carrying abnormal genes, and gene therapy for people suffering from inherited diseases. Is there a danger of accidentally producing a biological Utopia?
Producer Deborah Cohen


Talk By: Dr Steve Jones
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Theatre on Wheels

Second of two programmes in which Violet Godfrey remembers her childhood touring with her parents' portable theatre.


Unknown: Violet Godfrey

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4. 05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau's hymn to self-sufficiency, and one of the most beautiful and influential books in American literature.
The first of seven episodes read by William Hootkins. Abridged by AlastairWilson Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Henry David Thoreau.
Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: pmArtinthe Orangery, Science in the Stables

When the Second World
War broke out, the pupils and staff of Penhros
College, a girls' boarding school in Wales, were moved to Chatsworth
House in Derbyshire. For seven years they lived among the splendour of this stately home.
Pupils and staff of that time tell the story of those extraordinary war years. Stereo

: News

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