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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rt Rev Peter Firth , Bishop of Malmesbury.


Unknown: Peter Firth

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev
Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

English rugby captain Will Carling is Sue Lawley's castaway.


Unknown: Will Carling

: The Village

Last in the series of real-life dramas from a small rural community. Presented by Nigel Farrell.
Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May; Virginia Woolf tests her new pen; Barbara Pym tries out the storyline for a new novel; and a wartime Mass-Observation diarist experiments with synthetic butter. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Daily Service

The King of Love
(Dominus Regit Me, BBC HB 475); John 10, vv 7-17; Sing of the Lord's
Goodness (Sands); Kyrie Eleison (Taize); 0 For a Thousand Tongues to
Sing (Richmond, BBC HB 278).
Director of Music
Paul Joslin.


Unknown: Paul Joslin.

: The Bible

The first of twelve parts read by Sheila Hancock. Introduced by John Drane.
Abridged by Hugh Hayes Producer Michael Roberts


Read By: Sheila Hancock.
Introduced By: John Drane.
Abridged By: Hugh Hayes
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Woman's Hour

From the North.
Introduced by Cathy Smith.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Coroner's Pidgin (9) By Margery Allingham. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selene


Introduced By: Cathy Smith.
Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selene

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.
Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry, fast-food and foie gras - the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
A four-part dramatisation of Tobias Smollett 's boisterous tour by coach and four around Georgian Britain, in search of curatives, clean air and conjugal bliss.
2: From Bristol to Bath. Stereo


Unknown: Humphry Clinker
Unknown: Tobias Smollett

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Peter Ackroyd talks to
Nigel Forde about his new novel, English Music, which, apart from the complex relationships between fathers and sons, explores our cultural inheritance of music, literature and art.
And Nicholas Humphrey traces the development of a force behind it all, in A History of the Mind.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Talks: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Nicholas Humphrey
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow is in Glasgow for the exhibitions devoted to the work of Ken Currie and British printmakers; and playwright
David Hare translates the work of Pirandello in The Rules of the Game, a dissection of the marriage state.
Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Ken Currie
Unknown: David Hare
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

Gravity by David Leavitt.
Shopping in New York City. Theo is ailing. But
Mother is on hand - especially so in the strange gift shop. Thanks be for mothers!
Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Leavitt.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.
0 WRITE TO: PM Letters, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1 A 1AA...
LETTERLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Not what Shula wanted to hear.
Written by Mary Cutler


Written By: Mary Cutler
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosallnd Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Nigel: Graham Seed

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Any Questions?

The panel includes
Tariq Ali , writer and film-maker; John Harris , Chairman of the Federation of Small
Margaret Beckett , Shadow Chief
Secretary to the Treasury. From Normanton, West Yorkshire.
Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: John Harris
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins 's weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Jazz at Heart
Ian McMillan follows "jazz warrior" Steve Berry on the lonely road of a man with jazz at heart. Stereo


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Steve Berry

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Max Easterman.


Presented By: Max Easterman.

: Book at Bedtime

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.
The last of 10 episodes, read by Ian Hogg. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd.
Read By: Ian Hogg.

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news with the Week Ending team. Producer Louise Coats

: The Financial Week

Presented by Heather Payton.


Presented By: Heather Payton.

: News

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