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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: Today

with Chris Lowe and Susannah Simons. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: The Village

Six chronicles of a small Hampshire rural community, presented by Nigel Farrell.
3: It's "Rocker" Dave's big night - the premiere of his "Elvis Jukebox" at the local pub.
Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Daily Service

Introit: Laudate Dominum
(Taize); Christ Is the World's Light (Christe Sanctorum); Psalm 106 0 Bell); Romans 9, w 20-26; Out of Darkness (C Walker).
Director of Music
Leslie Olive.


Unknown: Leslie Olive.

: Murder Most Foul

Six more murder cases where forensic evidence helped trap the murderer. Narrated by Nick Ross. 1: The Wheels of Justice In wartime London, Rachel Dobkin is reported missing by her sister. A body is found in a south London church. Can Dr Keith Simpson prove it to be the murdered remains of Mrs Dobkin ? Written by Rib Davis. Dr Keith Simpson BRETTUSHER Harold Dobkin. .... RONALD HERDMAN With John Church, Terence Edmond , Joanna Myers , Peter Penry-Jones , John Webb , Ann Windsor, Andrew Wincott and Matthew Sim. Producer Fiona McLean Stereo


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Rachel Dobkin
Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson
Unknown: Mrs Dobkin
Written By: Rib Davis.
Written By: Dr Keith Simpson Brettusher
Written By: Harold Dobkin.
Written By: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Joanna Myers
Unknown: Peter Penry-Jones
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Matthew Sim.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Bible

First of two episodes from the Authorised Version, read by Eleanor Bron.


Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham, withjenni Mills.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Occasion for Loving (7)

: The Natural History Programme

withjessica Holm. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Food Programme

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - whose interests does it represent? Derek Cooper investigates. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

The Betrothed
A four-part dramatisation of Alessandro Manzoni 's novel 1: The Wedding


Unknown: Alessandro Manzoni

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Sex, alcohol and frank confession: the journals of James Boswell contain all the ingredients of a bestseller, but they have usually been confined to academic bookshelves.
Nigel Forde dips into the first one-volume selection chosen by poet and novelist John Wain. He also talks to the American writer Ellen Gilchrist , and braves traffic and pollution to visit an inner-city country bookshop. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: John Wain.
Unknown: Ellen Gilchrist
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow is at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the major exhibition The Art of Death; and discusses the latest production by Temba Theatre.
Producer John Goudie . Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Albert Museum
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story

The First Banana in England
"It is a yellow fruit. And long. Its flesh is as soft as butter and sweet as honey. If chopped in twain, you will see the sign of the cross on its middle...."
Jonathan Treitel 's short story describes a fruity discovery made in Elizabethan times.
Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel
Read By: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

As the New Year gets into gear, Janet Trewin returns with the weekly transport magazine programme. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Romance is in the air ...
Written by Gillian Richmond
9 WRITE to: Archers Addicts Fan Club, [address removed] enclosing sae


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Roger: Peter Harlowe
Robin: Tim Meats
Usha: Sudha Bhuchar

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Tim Suter Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Tim Suter

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Robin Cook , MP,
Opposition Spokesman on health and social services; Jean Lambert , British
Green Party representative to the European Parliament; Rt Hon
Christopher Patten , MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
Rt Hon Shirley Williams , Professor of Electoral
Politics at Harvard
From Gloucester.
Chairman Nick Clarke.
Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Jean Lambert
Unknown: Christopher Patten
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

with Sheena McDonald. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

It's Wilder in Hollywood
In a rare interview in Wilder's Hollywood office, the elusive veteran director talks to Nigel Andrews.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Poodle Springs by Raymond Chandler and Robert B Parker.
Philip Marlowe is back.... Bored with living the millionaire life in Poodle Springs, he leaps at the opportunity of a new case. The first of eight episodes abridged and read by William Roberts.
Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Robert B Parker.
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Read By: William Roberts.
Producer: Adrian Bean.

: Week Ending

A look back at the week's news with David Tate ,
Sally Grace and Bill Wallis. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: The Oldest Professionals

A view of an occupation as seen from the BBC Sound Archives. Prostitutes
Lindi St Clair whips up some sweet-talking street-walking from carefully preserved "ladies of the night".
Producer Penny Lawrence

: News

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