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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Alison Bogle.


Unknown: Alison Bogle.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Jogging Round Majorca

8: Out of the Stereo

: News

: Midweek

: Daily Service

Lead us. Heavenly Father, Lead us (Mannheim, BBC HB 307); Acts 22, vv 6-15; Aria: I will Sing of Thy
Great Mercies; Chorale: 0 Thou, the True and Only Light (Mendelssohn); My God, my Father, Make me Strong (Meyer BBC HB 357). The BBC
Singers/Barry Rose.

: Nearest and Dearest

What do we really feel about our relations?
2: Mothers Why does the only person to soothe the fevered brow, mend the much-loved toy and kill the dragon under the bed turn into the sort of embarrassing, unsympathetic fool that we pray we'll never turn into or marry? Reporter Anne Brown. Producer Lucy Lunt Stereo


Reporter: Anne Brown.

: The Bible

The Gospel of Mark Juliet Stevenson reads the first of seven episodes from the Revised English Bible. Introduced by Professor Moma Hooker.
The Beginning
Abridged by Michael Carroll Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Mark Juliet Stevenson
Introduced By: Professor Moma Hooker.
Abridged By: Michael Carroll
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Goodbye kiwi fruit coulis and single mange tout. Hello steak and kidney pie and oxtail stew ... Simon Parkes discovers why hearty food is back on the menu. (Reused repeat at 7.20pm L W) Serial: Coroner's Pidgin (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Simon Parkes

: The State Opening of Parliament

As a new five-year term of Parliament gets under way, the Conservatives, and the Opposition
Parties, congregate in the House of Lords for the Queen's Speech. Jonathan Dimbleby is at the Palace of Westminster to describe the scene as Her Majesty the Queen formally announces her
Government's plans. Chief Political Correspondent
John Sargent analyses the speech and discusses its implications.
Producer David France


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Sargent

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh 's novel dramatised in six parts. 3: In which
Paul Pennyfeather exchanges the primitive horrors of Llanabba school for the futuristic nightmare of King's Thursday ...
Adapted by Jeremy Front
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Paul Pennyfeather
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Lissa Evans.
Paul: Alistair McGowan
Grimes: Jim Broadbent
Prendergast: Andrew Sachs
Dr Fagan: Edward Hardwicke
Margot: Joanna David
Peter: Richard Pearce
Otto: Daniel Strauss

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Cod Wars

Gilly Fraser 's two-part serial set in Hessle Road, Hull, once the heart of the fishing community. Hilda lives in the past but her granddaughter,
Kelly Turpin , needs to break free from the traditions and taboos that have ruled her family for generations 1: Moving Out
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez. Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Gilly Fraser
Unknown: Kelly Turpin
Played By: Anthea Gomez.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Hilda Armitage: Pauline Letts
Thora Turpin: Shirley Dixon
Kelly Turpin: Alice Arnold
Aud, the deep-minded: Ann Beach
Tom Parker: Nicholas Murchie
Josie: Sunny Ormonde
Joyce: Sunny Ormonde
Elsie Tyson: Ann Windsor
Sigurdur: Michael Onslow
Stan: Eric Allan

: File On Four

: Lost Villages: 4: Tyneham

Sean Street tells the story of six villages lost in the twentieth century.
In Britain's hour of need this Dorset village was requisitioned by the army. (Stereo)


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Bob Sinfield reports on the new film releases, including the controversial Basic Instinct starring Michael Douglas , and takes to the air for an exhibition at the Museum of Garden History.
Producer John Boundy. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story

Cuts by D Taylor.
O'Brien's job at the hair clinic is routine. Then one afternoon a new client arrives ...
Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo


Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Conservative Party.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Robert Robinson.


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: News

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Driving with Ana Maria

Fifty six years ago a young Glaswegian called Thomas Watters was driving an ambulance in the Spanish Civil War. In the summer of 1937 he helped a little girl called Ana Maria de Gamica to escape from besieged Madrid and to rejoin her father in northern Spain. Then he lost touch with her till 1982. In this programme he and Ana Maria remember an extraordinary meeting. Producers Linde Fraser and Piers Plowright.


Unknown: Thomas Watters
Unknown: Ana Maria de Gamica
Unknown: Ana Maria
Producers: Linde Fraser
Producers: Piers Plowright.

: Where's That Man Going Mummy?

In 1979 David Read , aged 40, walked out of London and started life as a gentleman of the road. Now he presents memories of those days on the open road, surviving at the very basic level of existence.


Unknown: David Read

: All in the Mind

: Trumpets and Foie Gras

Four programmes by Roderick Graham to celebrate the life of Sydney Smith.
Robert Lang plays the cleric who could use his wit to dazzle any social gathering. Part Two.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Roderick Graham
Unknown: Sydney Smith.
Unknown: Robert Lang
Director: Jane Morgan.
Saba: Marian Diamond
Mrs Smith: Ann Bell
Lady Holland: Richenda Carey
Lady Grey: Susan Sheridan
Mr Lock: Eric Allan
Bristolian: Terence Edmond
Rev Milestone: Mark Straker

: In Business

The prospects for business after the election.
Presented by Peter Day. Producer Mark Gregory. Stereo


Presented By: Peter Day.
Producer: Mark Gregory.

: Kaleidoscope

(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

: Book At Bedtime

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd. Part 3.


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd.

: Plain Tales From the Raj

A panorama of British
India recalled by some of those who lived in it.
1:The Sahibs and the Land:
Presented by Evan Charlton.
Field recordings by Charles Allen and Prakash Mirchandani. Producer Michael Mason (Revised repeat)


Presented By: Evan Charlton.
Unknown: Charles Allen
Unknown: Prakash Mirchandani.
Producer: Michael Mason

: News

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