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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Robert Paterson.


Unknown: Robert Paterson.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Squawkers, Spotties and Wrinklies

1: Squawkers
In the first of three programmes, children's writer Michael Rosen finds his childhood preserved in the BBC Sound Archives.
Kids and programmes about kids aren't what they were - communication between the generations has changed somewhat since he was a lad.
Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Wordly Wise

Chairperson Peter Hobday and guest wordsmiths John Wells , Rosalind Miles , Simon Brett and Liz Lochhead take a cheerful romp through the English language. Producer Cohn Swash Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Liz Lochhead

: Daily Service

from St German's Church, Cardiff. Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Matthew 16, vv 13-20. Let All the World;
Thy Kingdom Come, 0
God; Forth in Thy Name. Organist: Andrew Wilson -Dixon. Musical Director: Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Andrew Wilson
Director: Avril Harding.

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles
Michael Williams reads the final episode from the Revised English Bible.
10: Paul travels to Rome. Abridged by Sue Reid
Director Claire Campbell Smith


Abridged By: Sue Reid
Director: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
What will a more unified Europe mean to women? (Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fire by Josephine Humphreys. The ninth of 13 episodes read by William Roberts. Abridged by Delia Paton Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


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

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and a team of financial journalists discuss the issues that affect your money and give their tips for the summer.
Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Chairman Robert Robinson.
First Round - North West. Robert Currie (police officer); Geoff Little
(retired teacher); Elaine Bates (retired librarian); Trevor Gwyther (retired teacher).
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Robert Currie
Unknown: Geoff Little
Unknown: Elaine Bates
Unknown: Trevor Gwyther
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Buchan 's classic shocker, dramatised for radio by Peter Buckman. With David Rintoul as Richard Hannay.
Only one man stands between Europe and a terrible war.
Also with Jimmy Chisholm , Michael Elder , Crawford Logan ,
David McKail ,
Alexander Morton , Sandy Neilson and John Shedden.
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Peter Buckman.
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Richard Hannay.
Unknown: Jimmy Chisholm
Unknown: Michael Elder
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: David McKail
Unknown: Alexander Morton
Unknown: Sandy Neilson
Unknown: John Shedden.
Director: Patrick Rayner.

: Writers Revealed

with Rosemary Hartill. 5: William Mclllvanney. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: William McLllvanney.
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott reviews new recordings of Shostakovich's 10th
Symphony and James Hamilton-Paterson 's book
Seven-Tenths. Also a profile of the Queen of the Blues -
Dinah Washington.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson
Unknown: Dinah Washington.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

Hattash by Paul Bowles.
Hattash earns his living by swindling people. Read by Ian Hogg. Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Paul Bowles.
Read By: Ian Hogg.
Producer: Sally Avens

: PM

with Eddie Meir and Frank Partridge.
● WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London WlA 1AA


Unknown: Eddie Meir
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

The strawberry thieves are caught at last! Stereo

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Lawyer to Cabby

David Forster describes how - and why - he made the transformation. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Forster
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Monday Play

In Aidan Mathews ' play, a middle-aged Charles and Helen are bidding adieu to their world, while next door, their younger selves begin life together.
Charles is played by Norman Rodway and Dermot Crowley. Helen, his wife, by Maureen O'Brien and Marcella Riordan.
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Aidan Mathews
Played By: Norman Rodway
Played By: Dermot Crowley.
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Marcella Riordan.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.

: An Englishman in the Midi

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


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Caroline Bayley. Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Bayley.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler , abridged in fifteen episodes by Jack Singleton. Read by Richard Leech.
First published in 1903, the story of Ernest < Pontifex and his struggle to escape the domination of his father has been described as "a hymn of hate against Victorian \ Christianity, Victorian family life and, in particular, against Butler's own parents — a devastating reprisal raid across the generation gap". Music: Janacek's Idyll
Producer Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Samuel Butler
Unknown: Jack Singleton.
Read By: Richard Leech.
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Take It From Here

Last in the series.
Comedy from 1958, with Dick Bentley ,
Jimmy Edwards , June Whitfield and Wallas Eaton.
Written by Frank Muir I 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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