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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Shoesmith.


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.

: Today

Presented by ; Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and team select highlights from this year's programmes. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

with Shirley Scott in Tewkesbury Abbey,
Gloucestershire. With the Exon Singers, directed by Christopher Tolley.
Reading: Psalm 96, w 1-9. Hymns: Cantate Domino (Hassler); A Great and Mighty Wonder; How
Shall I Sing That Majesty (BBC HB 41); Into This World Now Is Come (Thalben-Ball).


Unknown: Shirley Scott
Directed By: Christopher Tolley.

: The Mating Game

The natural history quiz. With Sheila Anderson , Nicola Davies , Kelvin Boot and Roger Lovegrove. ; Chairman j Lionel Kelleway.


Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Kelvin Boot
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove.
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.

: The Bible

Chronicles. Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

from the Vaudeville
Theatre in London.
Jenni Murray celebrates the art of character acting with Maureen Lipman ,
Ruth Madoc , Celia Imrie , Fidelis Morgan ,
June Whitfield , Morwenna Banks and Mandie Fletcher. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Fidelis Morgan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Mandie Fletcher.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: The Board Game


: Namesakes

4: For Alan Titchmarsh , flowers take second place to floppy discs.
Stereo (Dr David Owen , tomorrow at 12 noon)


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Dr David Owen

: My Music

The musical panel game.
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden. In the chair Steve Race. Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.

: The World at One

withjames Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: You Say Potato

A light-hearted look at what the British have said about the Americans - and vice versa - over the years. With Hector Elizondo ,
Martinjarvis, Madeline Kahn , Joanna Lumley , Prunella Scales ,
Sam Wanamaker , Paul Winfield and Tom Garvin (piano). Presented at Irvine University as part of the Festival of Britain,
Orange County, California. Director Martin Jenkins Stereo


Unknown: Hector Elizondo
Unknown: Madeline Kahn
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Paul Winfield
Piano: Tom Garvin
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Hearing Voices, Seeing Things

A compilation of memories and voices overheard by Martyn Wiley , who sits for Jack Ellis , high street photographer in Goldthorpe, nearBarnsley.
Producer Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Jack Ellis
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Only Connect

Taking his cue from E.M. Forster's famous epigraph, Professor Akbar Ahmed talks to six people from the Indian subcontinent who have influence and eminence in Britain.
1: Lord Desai of St Clement Danes
Labour peer, Marxist economist, cricket enthusiast and Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown Stereo


Talks: Professor Akbar Ahmed

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reflects on the musical highs and lows of 1991, a year that celebrated Mozart and Malcolm Arnold and lost Miles Davis and Freddie Mercury.
Producer Julian May. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Miles Davis

: Short Story

Alan by Richard Boston.
Read by Tony Robinson. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Richard Boston.
Read By: Tony Robinson.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: PM

with Valerie Singleton. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Literary Consequences

Introducing Mr Dollfuss Part3.TomSharpe continues the story.
(Tomorrow: Terence Blacker continues the story)


Unknown: Mr Dollfuss
Unknown: Terence Blacker

: News Quiz of the Year


: News

: The Archers

Tony bottles out of a good deed.

: Fourth Column

: The Monday Play: However

Al Hunter's new comedy of love and war set in the Russo-Japanese conflict. Andrei's job is to write reports about fictional successes from the front.
When these are believed at home he accidentally becomes a hero overnight....


Writer: Al Hunter
Director: Adrian Bean
Andrei: John Gordon-Sinclair
Czar: Willie Rushton
PrinCess Elisaveta: Alison Dowlin
Piotr: Graham Seed
Trigorin: David Richard-Fox
Yeltsin: Timothy Carlton
Lady Karenina: Avril Clark
Brezhnev: Timothy Bateson
Kosygin/Gorbachev: Shaun Prendergast
Andropov: Norman Jones

: Eva and Adamson

More stories from a marriage, written and read by Leonard Barras.


Read By: Leonard Barras.

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Financial World Tonight

with Heather Payton. A special edition from Berlin on the problems created by the integration of eastern Germany's ailing economy.
Producer Stephen Chilcott. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.
Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. 2: The Steel Windpipe Stereo (Details last Friday)


Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov.

: Hancock's Half Hour

The first of five episodes from the archives starring Tony Hancock.
The Christmas Club written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
With Sidney James, Hugh Morton, Wilfred Babbage, Frank Partington and Wally Stott and his Orchestra.
Producer Tom Ronald
(First broadcast in 1959)


Unknown: Tony Hancock.
Written By: Ray Gaiton
Written By: Alan Simpson.
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Frank Partington
Producer: Tom Ronald

: SirGawainandthe Green Knight

One of the masterpieces of medieval alliterative poetry, set in the court of King Arthur. Read in five episodes by Nigel Forde. Translated by Brian Stone Abridged and produced by Amanda Hancox. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Translated By: Brian Stone
Produced By: Amanda Hancox.

: From Dzikow to Willesden Green: 1: Pre-War Poland

The first in a three-part series about the life of Countess Elizabeth Tyskiewicz, now Mrs Elizabeth Carroll, the mother of the actress Rula Lenska.
(Part 2 Wednesday 11. 45pm)


Subject: Countess Elizabeth Tyskiewicz/Mrs Elizabeth Carroll
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Producer: Mark Savage

: News

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