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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Peter Jackson.


Unknown: Peter Jackson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: William at War

2: William's Day Off

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Nick Utechin
•LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Daily Service

God Is Love, Let Heav'n
Adore Him (Alleluia, BBC HB 7); Richard DeCastre 's Prayer to Jesus (Terry);
Psalm 32, vv 1-7; You Are My Hiding Place (Ledner); Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth, BBC HB 145). Director of Music Timothy Dean.


Unknown: Richard Decastre
Music: Timothy Dean.

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.
4: Sylvia Kennedy , undaunted by the threat of cholera and war in the Gulf, takes her three small sons to Morocco. Reader Elizabeth Bell. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Sylvia Kennedy
Reader: Elizabeth Bell.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: The Bible

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. Part 4

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Corinne Julius picks the lily, emblem of purity. Serial:
Bucket Nut (final part)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Corinne Julius

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Flying the Flag: 6: No Special Treatment

An eight-part comedy drama by Alex Shearer.

Official condemnation of the privatisation of the People's Health Service is tempered slightly when the diplomats study the proposals more closely. Cheap facelifts and hair transplants for embassy staff.... Isn't there something to be said for the concept after all?


Writer: Alex Shearer
Producer: Neil Cargill
MacKenzie: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Shadows in the Doorway
In Peppy Barlow's play about reincarnation, a single parent in present-day England is transported to another life in 12th-century France, where she meets a woman in a similar predicament.
Director Cherry Cookson Stereo


Pen: Deborah Findlay
Francis: Patrick Drury
Amelia: Janet Maw
Sarah: Kate Binchy
Olild: William Wortley

: Tingle Factor

John Drummond explains to Jeremy Nicholas why certain moments in music send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Andrew Mussett. Stereo


Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: The Why Child

At school Carol Jeffrey was always asking questions. The rest of her life she spent trying to answer them.
A pioneer of the child guidance movement and a Jungian therapist, she retired from clinical practice last year - aged 93. In conversation with Chris Barlas , she talks of her work with children so abused or frightened, they had given up speaking. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Carol Jeffrey
Unknown: Chris Barlas
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Punters

With Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley
9 WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of Muriel Spark 's autobiography Curriculum Vitae and Jane McLoughlin 's romantic thriller Coincidence.
Gill Pyrah reports on the Turner Prize shortlist.
Producer Jerome Weatherald
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Jane McLoughlin
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

Culture Shock by Anne Hay.
"It was bad enough being an au pair to a difficult three-year-old. But I was also expected to be argument referee, adultery alibi (for Madame) and private detective (for Monsieur)."
Read by Wendy Seager. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Anne Hay.
Read By: Wendy Seager.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Miles and Millner Show

starring Tom Miles and Rob Millner , with special guests Jim Tavare , Jonathan Cecil and Flaminia Cinque.
Half-an-hour of comedy and music in which the classics are mangled beyond recovery.
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Miles
Unknown: Rob Millner
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

Time for a change at The Bull.

: Little Moscow

The Welsh mining village of Maerdy was known as the last working pit in the Rhondda until it closed in 1990. Yet, during the 1920s and 30s Maerdy was notorious as a dangerous hotbed of Communism. In their struggle against poverty and injustice the miners were led by a former preacher, Arthur Homer , who spread the word of revolution. The miners who led dramatic confrontations with the pit owners, the chapel and the police recall the days when Das Kapital replaced the Bible.
Reporter Brian James. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Arthur Homer
Unknown: Das Kapital
Reporter: Brian James.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Science Now

: Stephen Pile Investigates

The series in which
Stephen Pile investigates the strange case of Britain today.
3: Is There Life after Fleet Street?
What has been lost and what has been gained by the death of the "Street of Shame"? Risking sclerosis of the liver, Stephen Pile sets out to discover whether sober journalists can write interesting newspapers.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Stephen Pile
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: In Touch

with Tony Barringer.
Producer Thena Heshel. Stereo eQUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.30pm and 10.30pm


Unknown: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Thena Heshel.

: Kaleidoscope

(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

Stranger in the House Part 2.

: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Part 2.

: News

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