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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

with the Rt Rev
Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: A Case of Bananas

4: Royal Command.

: News

: Opinion

A Proper Punishment? Arthur de Frisching , Area Manager for HM Prison
Service, argues that prison is no solution to crime, but it can help people not to reoffend.
Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Arthur de Frisching
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: An Act of Worship

led by Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Rev Norman Winter.

: Rat Race

Dick Francis 's novel adapted in four parts.
1: Flight Against the Odds An air-taxi pilot, a pretty woman, a bent jockey and a bomb - a recipe for danger for loner Matt Shore. ... Dramatised by Martyn Read Director David Hitchinson Stereo


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Matt Shore.
Dramatised By: Martyn Read
Director: David Hitchinson
Matt Shore: Hywel Bennett
Nancy: Helena Breck
Colin: Ian Lindsay
Annie Villars: Richenda Carey
Kenny Bayst: Richard Derrington
Acey Jones: Terence Edmond
Harky: Norman Jones
Honey: Jill Shilling
Chanter: Mark Straker
Pilot: James Greene

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 19.

: Woman's Hour

Are children born difficult or do they have to work at it? Simon Brett suggests to Jenni Murray how they might perfect their most aggravating techniques. Serial:
The Bourgeoisie (2)


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Trivia Test Match

Hear the stumps fly and the wickets fall as Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge.
Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.
From Shamley Green Cricket Club, Surrey. Producer Jon Magnusson Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Dealing with Clair

by Martin Crimp.
For Mike and Liz, selling their London home is an irksome business. When James, the perfect buyer, is interested in the house their problems seem solved. But for young estate agent Clair the problems are only beginning and the nightmare starts.
Director Hilary Norrish. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Crimp.
Director: Hilary Norrish.
Clair: Karen Ascoe
James: Bob Peck
Liz: Julia Hills
Mike: Michael Maloney
Anna: Emma Gregory
Toby: Jonathan Cullen

: Down the River

Seals taking the sun at the mouth of the estuary and the wildlife of Hilbre
Island await Cliff Morgan as he completes his journey along the River Dee.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces a selection of poetry requests with guest Charles Causley and readers Stephen Thorne and Sally Cookson.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo .REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Unknown: Charles Causley
Readers: Stephen Thorne
Readers: Sally Cookson.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the Young Vic , an exhibition of British painting in Manchester exploring aspects of childhood, and Judy Meewezen previews a countrywide celebration of youth theatre which also examines our relationship with Europe.
Producer Sarah Johnson. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Young Vic
Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Short Story

A Natural Ending by Nick Yapp.
"Among a dozen smiling and uncomfortable celebrants at Table 17,
Patrick and Lianne Gosling were spending their last 24 hours together."
Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Nick Yapp.
Unknown: Lianne Gosling
Read By: Lesley Nicol.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Nick Revell Show

Written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.
With Alistair McGowan , Caroline Gruber ,
Brian Bowles , Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling. 5: The ledger
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

Hard times for Home
Farm. Stereo

: King Solomon's Tribe

In Search of Sena
The "Black Jews" of southern Africa, the Lemba, claim to have come from "Sena" centuries ago. In the second of two programmes
Tudor Parfitt , lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, follows the trail from Soweto via
Great Zimbabwe to
Zanzibar, unearthing clues about a "lost tribe of Israel".
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tudor Parfitt
Producer: Julian Hale.

: The Clash of Absolutes

Two programmes in which Conor Gearty explores the politics of abortion. The "Right to Life" and the "Right to
Choose" are irreconcilable.
In Ireland, Church and State prepare for a final battle, while the thousands of women who travel to
Britain every year for abortions are only now beginning to speak out.
Producer Elizabeth Burke. Stereo


Unknown: Conor Gearty
Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime Talking at the Gates

4: The Call of Home

: Lord Edgware Dies

A five-part dramatisation of Agatha Christie 's novel. 1: At a nightclub, Poirot and Captain Hastings meet the elegant Lady Edgware who asks them to help get rid of her husband.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams.
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Jane Wilkinson: Nicola Pagett
Bryan Martin: Brett Usher
Inspector Japp: Norman Jones
Lord Edgware: James Greene
Edgware's Butter: Clarence Smrth
Point's Housekeeper: Jean Reeve

: The Honkytonk Man

Francis Wilford Smith looks at the work of blues pianist Walter Roland from Alabama. Besides rousing barrelhouse stomps, Roland recorded blues about poverty and disaster during the depression years. He also accompanied singers like Lucille Bogan and Josh White.
Producer Derek Drescher
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Francis Wilford Smith
Pianist: Walter Roland
Unknown: Lucille Bogan
Unknown: Josh White.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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