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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Barney Milligan.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
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

: The Queen and I

Sue Townsend's latest novel, read in eight parts by Miriam Margoyles. 6: Justice
Abridged by Elizabeth Proud
Producer John Tydeman. Stereo


Unknown: Miriam Margoyles.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: John Tydeman.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests for lively and stimulating conversation. Producer Manna Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

Thanks for God's
Led by the Rev Norman Winter from
Beverley Minster. Reading: Genesis 8, vv 20-22 and 9, vv 8-16; Introit: Sing A Song Of Joy (Campion); Anthem: We Wait For Thy Loving
Kindness (McKie); Hymns: New Songs Of Celebration Render (Rendez a Dieu); For The Fruits Of His
Creation (East Acklam).
Conductor Alan Spedding. Organist Andrew Dibb.


Unknown: Norman Winter
Unknown: Beverley Minster.
Conductor: Alan Spedding.
Organist: Andrew Dibb.

: The Year In Question

In the second semi-final of the knock-out quiz, John Humphrys fires questions at teams from the South Wales Evening Post and Birmingham Evening Mail, in the Paris Theatre, London. Producer Viv Black. Stereo


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Hindu Scriptures

I Stories from the Hindu tradition. i: introduction by Akhandadhi Dasa , editor of text and stories. Readers Art Malik , Mamta Kaash and Nitish Bharadwaj. Music: Malcolm Clarke Producer Juh Wills


Unknown: Akhandadhi Dasa
Readers: Art Malik
Readers: Mamta Kaash
Readers: Nitish Bharadwaj.
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: Juh Wills

: Woman's Hour

As Oxfam celebrates its
50th birthday, Jenni Murray considers its achievements and examines the future role of international aid agencies. Serial: A Woman of the Pharisees by Francois Mauriac. The third of 12 episodes read by Terence Hardiman.
Translated by Gerard Hopkins Abridged by Sally Skrimshire Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Francois Mauriac.
Read By: Terence Hardiman.
Translated By: Gerard Hopkins
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Unknown: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Virginia Eastman ●Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Round Britain Quiz

London (Irene Thomas and Eric Korn ) versus the Midlands (
Peter Oppenheimer and John Julius Norwich ). Questionmasters:
Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Anthony Quinton.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Tarra Lengy

by Frank White.
Billy Leng 's a 13-year-old optimist who's certain he can better himself in wartime Manchester.
But he's reckoned without the strains of life on the Home Front.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Frank White.
Unknown: Billy Leng
Director: Tony Cliff.
Lengy: Richard Pearce
Todger: Michael Turner
Todger's Mum: Fay Blockey
Mrs Hanson: Kathryn Hunt
Mr Hanson: Brian Trueman
Mrs Rodgers: Tricia Wilcock
Derek Leng: Paul Loughran
Betty Leng: Jane Hazelgrove
Policeman: David Holt
Vicar: Alan Sykes
Bandmaster: Phil Hearn

: Work Talk

In the first of six conversations.
Ferdinand Dennis talks with Val McCalla , founder of The Voice, Britain's largest -selling black newspaper, which has spawned a new generation of black journalists.
Producer Marina Salandy Brown Stereo


Talks: Ferdinand Dennis
Unknown: Val McCalla
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to
Andrew Davis , a Bath stonemason who has become a portrait photographer. The studio guest is the conductor
Andrew Litton , currently rehearsing Porgy and Bess. Producer John Boundy. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story

The Luncheon by Somerset Maugham.
A nightmarish lunch-date for him who picks up the bill. But revenge is sweet. Read by Robert Rietty.
Producer Duncan Mmshull


Read By: Robert Rietty.
Producer: Duncan Mmshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

A taste of the high life. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Blossom before Essence by Dave Conway.
Itored with traditional labels in the cliche that is
"Riot-torn Belfast", Jean and Blossom decide upon a revolution with a difference.
Director Eom O'Callaghan. Stereo


Unknown: Dave Conway.
Director: Eom O'Callaghan.
Blossom: Helen Trew
Jean: Catherine MacK
Sinead: Eleanor Methven
Daniel: Robert Taylor
Bunny: Michael McKnight
Wallace: Lalor Roddy

: The Yugoslavian Notes

In the second of a four-part series, Californian writer William T Vollmann , author of Whores for
Gloria and Fathers and Crows, offers his views on the debacle in Yugoslavia. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: William T Vollmann

: 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.

: Booker at Bedtime

The 1992 £20.000 Booker Prize for Fiction will be awarded on Tuesday 13 October. On each of the next six weekday nights an extract from one of the six shortlisted novels will be broadcast.
Tonight: Serenity House by Christopher Hope , read by Alan Towner. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Christopher Hope
Read By: Alan Towner.
Producer: David Hunter

: Much Binding

Stop press! The roar of the mighty presses is stopped to invite you to meet the members of the Weekly
Bind newspaper. Starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne , with Sam Costa , Maurice Denham and Dora Bryan. With The BBC Men's Chorus and Variety Orchestra.
Producer Leslie Bridgmont (First broadcast in 1953)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Dora Bryan.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees hosts another edition of the popular quiz based on the evolution of quotations. Looking for the missing links are Charles Osborne ,
Katharine Whitehom ,
Hunter Davies and Benny Green.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Katharine Whitehom
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Benny Green.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

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