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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Rev Katherine Meyer.

: Today

with Brian Redhead.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Rev James Jones.

: News

: Opinion

Supporting the Team
In the first of a new series,
Pat Nevin , the Everton footballer, argues that those who make money out of sport have a duty to help players and athletes cope with the problems of sudden celebrity status. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Pat Nevin
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

by Oscar Wilde.
2: Lord Arthur cannot marry until he has fulfilled his destiny - to commit an unthinkable crime. First he must find a suitable victim. Adapted by Christopher Fitz-Simon . Piano played by Mary Nash Director Eoin O'Callaghan. Stereo


Unknown: Oscar Wilde.
Piano: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Played By: Mary Nash
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Lord Arthur: Jeremy Northam
Montford: Roger Lloyd Pack
Sybil Merton: Siriol Jenkins
Lady Windermere: Ann Windsor
Lady Beauchamp: Jill Graham
Duchess of Paisley: Diana Hoddinott
Mr Podgers: Keith Drinkel
Surbiton: Matthew Morgan
Mr Pestle: John Church

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 14.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Smoke by Mariana Villa-Gilbert .
The first of four parts read by Crawford Logan.
"His mother, he knew, had lost her heart. And to someone so unlike his father it seemed impossible....
Abridged by Janet Hickson
Music: Jerome Kern 's Smoke Gets in your Eyes


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mariana Villa-Gilbert
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Music: Jerome Kern

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Trivia Test Match

Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge.
Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton. with Leslie Thomas and Christopher Martin -Jenkins. From IBM
Hursley Cricket Club, near Winchester.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke in London and James Naughtie in Harrogate.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers


: Some Kind of Justice

by Derrick Geer.
A series of arson attacks on Welsh holiday cottages seems easy to explain till a body turns up and Pryce and Rees are taken off the case.
Director Alison Hindell. Stereo


Unknown: Derrick Geer.
Director: Alison Hindell.
Pryce: Sion Probert
Rees: Philip Howe
Or Jones: Ella Hood
Willis: Howell Evans
Mary: Julie Higginson
Richard: John Gannon
Lewis: Terry Victor
Eaglesham: Steve Botcher

: Down the River

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Simon Rae with guest Charles Causley and reader Stephen Thorne.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo


Presented By: Simon Rae
Unknown: Charles Causley
Reader: Stephen Thorne.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott goes to see Alan Rickman as Hamlet, directed by the Georgian Robert Sturua : and Tim Malyon reports on Wisdom and Compassion, an exhibition of Tibetan art at the Royal Academy.
Producer Anthony Denseiow. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Alan Rickman
Unknown: Robert Sturua
Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Anthony Denseiow.

: Short Story

Dolly's Mother by Maeve Binchy.
"Mother was tall and willowy and had a smile that made other people smile too and a laugh that caused strangers to look up with pleasure ... If you were square and solid and without colour and grace it was sometimes easy to hate Mother."
Read by Stella McCusker. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Read By: Stella McCusker.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Nick Revell Show

Written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.
4: The Holiday with Alistair McGowan , Caroline Gruber ,
Brian Bowles , Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Revell.
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Caroline Gruber
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Alison Sterling.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: News

: The Archers

Tension in the air for
Robin and Caroline. Stereo

: King Solomon's Tribe

The Chosen People The first of two programmes in which Tudor Parfitt journeys through southern Africa in search of the Lemba. Are they the "Black Jews" they claim to be? As the trail leads from Soweto to Great
Zimbabwe, oral tradition, local practices and beliefs and new scholarship reveal an intriguing mystery.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tudor Parfitt
Producer: Julian Hale.

: A Harlot and a Nun

A portrait of the American poet Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950) with Gayle Hunnicutt as the poet. Written by Judith Chemaik.
Millay was a great paradox. Not particularly attractive, yet pursued by suitors. Full of restless energy, yet also a neurotic recluse. She personified romantic behaviour in the 1920s, yet in her poetry she is cynical towards love and sex. Her story is told by two of the men who knew her best.
Director John Theocaris. Stereo


Unknown: Edna St Vincent
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicutt
Written By: Judith Chemaik.
Director: John Theocaris.
Floyd Dell: Terence Edmond
Ednund Wilson: William Hootkins

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Human Voices
Part 9.

: Cordoba

The final part of the thriller by Nigel Baldwin starring Alison Steadman as journalist Dee Mitchell. Now Alex's predictions of death have proved true will anyone take up Dee's quest for justice?
Original music by Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Dee Mitchell.
Unknown: Mrs Mitchell
Music By: Laurie Scott
Conrad: Bill Stewart
Alex: Lesley Rooney
leuan: Robert Pugh
Thomas: Alan Towner
Beth: Sue Jones-Davies
Nurse: Marie Phillips
Smith: Ivor Roberts
Gary: Andrew Wincott

: The Honkytonk Man

First of a series in which
Francis Wilford Smith looks at the work of five pianists who have made a significant contribution to piano blues.
Montana Taylor
Unusually for a bluesman, Taylor was bom in the northern state of Montana in 1903. He moved south and became one of the greatest of the blues boogie pianists of the rent party years. He was also in demand as a blues singer. Producer Derek Drescher
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Francis Wilford Smith
Unknown: Montana Taylor
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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