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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Venerable Sangharakshita , leader of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.


Leader: Venerable Sangharakshita

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: They Also Serve (Who Only Sit and Eat)

Gerald Williams from the BBC Sound Archives interviews Russell Davies about his Wimbledon prospects.
Producer Noah Rlchler


Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Noah Rlchler

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Wordly Wise

Chairperson Peter Hobday and a gaggle of wordsmiths romp through the English language. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Colin Swash.

: Daily Service

introduced by Rev Michael Blood from the Grand Tour Festival, with singers and instrumentalists of Classical Experience, in St Paul's Church, Birmingham.
To This Temple, Where We Call Thee (AMR 620, Part 3); Proverbs 3, vv 13-20; God is Our Refuge and t-
Strength (Mozart); Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart); Praise the Lord! Ye
Heavens Adore Him (AMR 368). Director of Music Jeffrey Skidmore.


Introduced By: Rev Michael
Music: Jeffrey Skidmore.

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles
Michael Williams reads the fifth of ten episodes from the Revised English Bible.
Paul's first missionary journey.
Abridged by Sue Reid
Director Claire Campbell Smith


Abridged By: Sue Reid
Director: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fire by Josephine Humphreys. The fourth of 13 episodes read by William Roberts. Abridged by Delia Paton Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Josephine Humphreys.
Read By: William Roberts.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald ●LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1992

A nationwide general knowledge contest. Chairman
Robert Robinson.
First Round - North West.
Patrick Taylor (clergyman); Russell Alexander
(freelance technical author); Geoffrey Thomas (retired lecturer); Robert McCrae (retired bacteriologist).
Producer Richard Edls. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Patrick Taylor
Unknown: Russell Alexander
Unknown: Geoffrey Thomas
Unknown: Robert McCrae
Producer: Richard Edls.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Witch Wood

by John Buchan, adapted by John Scotney.
The year is 1644. Montrose has embarked on his battles to conquer Scotland, and the newly ordained David Semphill has taken up his first parish, not far from Edinburgh. The lives of the two men become intertwined as Semphill finds that the souls of many of his villagers stand at risk of eternal damnation.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: John Scotney
Piper: Robert Wallace
Director: Alec Reid
David Semphill: Paul Young
James Fordyce: Tom Fleming
Andrew Shillinglaw: Iain Cuthbertson
Katrine Yester: Gerda Stevenson
Isobel Veitch: Mary Riggans
Montrose: Crawford Logan
Mark Kerr: Alexander Morton
Mungo Muirhead: Robert Trotter
Ebeneezer Proudfoot: John Shedden
Ephraim Caird: Martyn James
Grizel Hawkshaw: Eileen McCallum
Jean Caird: Rose McBain
Amos Ritchie: Ian Agnew
Pricker: Martin Black
Will: James Twaddale
Ritchie Smail: Ronald Simon

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 4: Robertson Davies Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: Robertson Davies
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Ken Asch reports from the States on the current plight of American orchestras in the recession. Reviews of Merce Cunningham 's new dance for the Rambert
Company, and John Taverner 's premiere Mary of Egypt.
Presented by Paul Vaughan. Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Ken Asch
Unknown: Merce Cunningham
Unknown: John Taverner
Presented By: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

Higher Standards by Angus Wilson. Mrs Corfe and her daughter Elsie look after Mr Corfe , a stroke victim. But, as Elsie points out, her mother's quiet routines don't give her a monopoly on higher standards. Read by Valerie Sarruf.
Producer Richard Wortley


Unknown: Angus Wilson.
Unknown: Mrs Corfe
Unknown: Mr Corfe
Read By: Valerie Sarruf.
Producer: Richard Wortley

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. eWRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

A glowing return from Prudhoe. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Spin!

Six enthusiasts introduce Dylan Winter to the vehicle they love.
6: Cloven-hoof power outdoes horse power. Producer Hamish Mykura Stereo


Producer: Hamish Mykura

: The Monday Play

Taking the Devil's Advice
Not many plays can claim to deal with philosophy and the poisoning of a shameless hussy with a blackcurrant tart.
Dramatised for radio by Mike Walker from the novel by Anne Fine.
Director David Benedictus. Stereo
0 DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: Mike Walker
Novel By: Anne Fine.
Director: David Benedictus.
Oliver Rosen: Richard O'Callaghan
Constance Rosen: Jenny Agutter
Alasdair Huggett: John Church
Bonnie Rosen: Anna Abrahams
Stella Huggett: Melanie Hudson

: An Englishman In the Midi

A second series of talks by John P Harris about living in a village in the South of France.
2: Mutton
Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Simon Cox. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Cox.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

A British Picture
Film director Ken Russell reads the last episode of his own account of his early life.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Ken Russell
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Adrian Bean.

: Take It From Here

Comedy from 1957, with Dick Bentley ,
Jimmy Edwards , June Whitfield and Wallas Eaton.
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Producer Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton.
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Denis Norden.
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: News

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