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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Matthew Jones.


Unknown: Fr Matthew Jones.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr David Stone

: News

: The Hospital

Last of an eight-part series on life in Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.
The hospital anxiously awaits a government announcement on its application to become a self-governing trust. Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Second Thoughts

by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Starring James Bolam as Bill and Lynda Bellingham as Faith. 3: Sobering Thoughts Bill and Faith's contrasting reactions to Joe's drunken stupor lead to a new no-drink-in-the-home policy. Meanwhile the "amber nectar" inspires Dennis to court Liza with renewed vigour - even when she's playing hostess to Lord Lichfield. Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dennis: Brian Bowles

: The Bible

Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
When do you stop being a bimbo and become an older woman?
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fire (12) Producer Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Sally Feldman

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah is joined by Michael Dibdin , Sue Limb , Alan Plater and Nigel Williams for the last in the series of the well-read literary quiz.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Michael Dibdin
Unknown: Sue Limb
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Islands

Fiona Shaw stars as Beatrice, the leader of a Hebridean convent in AD
500, in Judith Warner 's retelling of the myth of the mermaid who lost her voice after falling in love with a man.
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Judith Warner
Director: Michael Fox.
Maire: Kate Lonergan
Manus: Colin Kerrigan
Iain: John Branwell
Conn: Kieran Cunningham
Crimthan: James Quinn
Micheil: Robert Calvert
Rachel: Saskia Downes
Harpist: Clifford Lantaff

: Coastline

Cliff Michelmore begins a journey along the Suffolk coast from Shingle Street in the south to Lowestoft.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore

: Poetry Please!

from The Pump Room in Bath. Simon Rae introduces a selection of listeners' requests, read by Eleanor Bron and Tim Pigott Smith. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo eREQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Read By: Eleanor Bron
Read By: Tim Pigott
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits Stratford-upon-Avon for Sir Peter Hall's return after 20 years to direct a production of All's Well That Ends Well, and Adrian Noble's production of The Winter's Tale; while in Edinburgh the new Traverse Theatre opens.
(Stereo) (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story

The Fete
Mike Harding reads his own story about eight-year-old Barry, who enters a talent competition - with unexpected results. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Eddie Meir and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Eddie Meir
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: King Street Junior

by Jim Eldridge.
Starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims and James Grout as head teacher
Mr Beeston.
1: Back in the Jug Again
The first staff meeting of a new school year produces a "surprise" announcement
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mr Holliday, the Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone, the School Secretary: Margaret John
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Patterson: Dbrdre Costello
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Martin: Ben Wint
Azad: Rocky Samrai
Tommy: Rocky Samrai

: News

: The Archers

Neil's still finding the new job tough. Stereo

: Going Back

Four programmes about people returning to places where they have lived. 4: Ian "When I was a kid, I thought Mufulira was the centre of the world." Ian Pollard explores the mining town of his 1950s childhood in the African bush. Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Pollard
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Analysis

Chaired by Peter Hennessy. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Peter Hennessy.
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Travels with Mrs T

David Bean , following in the footsteps of Mrs Frances Trollope , explores the Harz Mountains.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Mrs Frances Trollope
Unknown: Harz Mountains.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease ePHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00anrv5.00pm) eWRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Way of All Flesh Part 4.

: The Gibson

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping thriller in six episodes. 1: Saul pens a poem, a leprous prince ignores sinister warnings and a Bath playgroup's blind terror baffles the adults.
Original music composed by Thomas Johnson
Music realised by Robin Lever Special effects by Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop) Director Andy Jordan Stereo


Composed By: Thomas Johnson
Unknown: Robin Lever
Director: Andy Jordan
Sauljudd: Robert Glenister
Elisejudd: Sharon Duce
Scribe: Freddie Jones
Scribe's wife: Kate Binchy
Thomas: Kate Binchy
Haensel Sethria: Constance Chapman
Prince Bladud: John Tefler
Rough peasant: Trevor Cooper
Karim El Hotel: Sam Dastor
Chairwoman: June Barrie
Northern man: Geoff Serle
The Guardian: Jonathan Adams

: News

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