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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Peter Ball.


Unknown: Canon Peter Ball.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Professor Charles Handy
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Nick Utechin
● LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Daily Service

What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse); James 5, wl3-18; Hear My Prayer (Purcell); 0 For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of Music
Stephen Layton.


Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: A Hack Goes West

Dylan Winter continues his nine-part American adventure - 2,000 miles along the Oregon Trail. 7: Re-united with Rocky and Roland, Wilma's nickelodeons, and joining a wagon trail. Producer Brian King Stereo

: The Bible

Isaiah. Part 14.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Northanger Abbey (12)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Quote.... Unquote

More quotation-swapping in the popular quiz hosted by Nigel Rees.
This week's guests are
Nina Myskow , Ken Bruce , Peter Porter and Victor Spinetti. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Victor Spinetti.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Jacob's Folly
The virgin and the whore; the wife and the mistress. Is the age-old divide a real one?
Written by Juliet Ace .
Piano played by Mary Nash.
Director Penny Gold Stereo


Written By: Juliet Ace
Played By: Mary Nash.
The Wife: Jennie Linden
The Mistress: Paola Dionisotti
The Husband: John Church

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with harpists Osian Ellis and Susan Drake , who talk about the instrument and introduce some of their recordings.
Producer Michael Emery Stereo


Harpists: Osian Ellis
Harpists: Susan Drake
Producer: Michael Emery

: PM Budget Special

presented by Valerie Singleton. Including: 3.15 Prime Minister's Question Time and 3.30 the Chancellor's Budget Speech. Hugh Sykes brings reaction from the City, businesses and the unions and the views of voters in a key marginal constituency. Vincent Duggleby analyses changes affecting personal finances, and James Naughtie in Westminster talks to a panel of senior politicians. Editors Kevin Marsh and Chris Birkett


Presented By: Valerie Singleton.
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: James Naughtie
Editors: Kevin Marsh
Editors: Chris Birkett

: The Chancellor

Norman Lamont 's speech in full, followed by the reply by the Leader of the Opposition.


Unknown: Norman Lamont

: Six O'Clock News

An extended edition including Budget news.

: News

: The Archers

Jennifer faces an accusation.
Written by Emily Potts


Written By: Emily Potts
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Tom: Bob Arnold
Sid: Alan Devereux
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Jason: Brian Miller
Robin: Tim Meats
Usha: Sudha Bhuchar
Nigel: Graham Seed

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Stuart Simon. Producer Lynne Jones


Reporter: Stuart Simon.
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat of 10.30am)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
What is happening in the world of science?
A weekly review of discoveries and developments.
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julian Brown

: Age To Age

with Barry Cunliffe.
Traditionally, standing armies in Britain have been viewed with disgust and a preference for amateur and temporary soldiers has heightened the importance of the auxiliary forces. Following the announcement of further defence cuts,
Ian Beckett tells
John Miller about the thinking behind army reforms earlier this year. Plus Juliet Gardiner recalls the "friendly invasion" of Britain by American GIs. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe.
Unknown: Ian Beckett
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Juliet Gardiner
Producer: John Knight

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
● QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
● FACT SHEETS and quarterly bulletins summarising broadcast information are available on request. Send a large sae to [address removed]
● HANDBOOK: £12.50, from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan looks ahead to the beginning of Radio 4's new Globe Theatre season on Sunday, with Ben Kingsley playing
Christopher Columbus in Craig Warner 's A Sense of Things Moving Forward. Producer John Goudie Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Craig Warner
Producer: John Goudie

: The Financial World Tonight

presented by Roger White


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

presented by Alexander MacLeod.


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod.

: *pm The Budget

A statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Norman Lamont , MP.


Unknown: Norman Lamont

: A Book at Bedtime

A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin Part 2.

: The Radio Programme

This week: the secret life of the Radio Four continuity announcer. Stereo

: News

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