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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: : Prayer for the Day

with Michele Guinness.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News i 7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Morning of a Thousand Stars

Scottish humorist
John McKay mingles with the movie stars of the fourth
(unheralded) Christopher
Columbus film epic of this quincentennial year.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: John McKay
Producer: Noah Richler.

: News

: Start the Week

Lively conversation with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

. from St German's Church,
Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Reading: Isaiah 28.
How Good is the God We Adore; Tell Out My Soul;
Through All the Changing Scenes of Life; A Safe Stronghold.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: The Mating Game

The natural history quiz where the contestants face up to the trials of life in the wild. Chairman Lionel Kelleway. Producer Grant Sonnex. Stereo


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: The Hindu Scriptures

Stories from the Hindu tradition.
16: The Wife Who Defeated Death.
Read by Art Malik , Mamta Kaash , Nitish Bharadwai and Ravin Ganatra.
Adapted from the Puranas by Akhandadhi Dasa
Music: Malcolm Clarke Producer Juii Wills


Read By: Art Malik
Read By: Mamta Kaash
Read By: Nitish Bharadwai
Read By: Ravin Ganatra.
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: Juii Wills

: Woman's Hour

The novelist
Antonia Byatt shares withjenni Murray her relish for the Victorian age.
Serial: A Lesson in Dying
by Ann Cleves.
The sixth of 11 parts read by Marlene Sidaway.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Antonia Byatt
Read By: Marlene Sidaway.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: 071.[number removed]

Vincent Duggleby once again takes your calls on how to make the most of your money.
Producer Virginia Eastman ● Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Round Britain Quiz

London (Irene Thomas and Eric Kom ) versus the North (Paul Barker and Margaret Lesser).
Questionmasters: Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Staeo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Anthony Quinton.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: Companeros

In Mike Walker 's play set in Nicaragua, four people meet and decide to make a journey into the heart of the country, but when they happen upon a group of trigger-nervous Contras their nightmare begins.
Music: David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier .
Director Peter King. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Music: David Chilton
Music: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Peter King.
Kyle: Derek Newark
Anna: Angharad Rees
Richmond: Trevor Nichols
Simon: Colin Stinton
Tom Burke: Stuart Milligan
Commandor Condor: Arturo Venegas
Littk Fish: Francisco Morales
Manager: Alan Dudley
Border Official: Michael Deacon

: Work Talk

Diane Abbott , Britain's first black woman MP, has now been in Parliament for five years. She talks to
Ferdinand Dennis about her achievements and goals, and contact with Jamaica.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan surveys the controversial letters of Philip Larkin ;
Nicola LeFanu on her new opera Blood Wedding; and live harp music from Colombia. Producer Julia Durbin. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Five Strange Stories

by A L Barker. A series of tales for Hallowe'en week.
1: The Game
Two young men growing up together end up sharing more than their boyhood aspirations. Read by Stephen Tompkinson. Producer Enyd Williams


Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer: Enyd Williams

: PM

with Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: The Archers

Phil hopes to make a let a hindrance. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Bad Blood by Griselda Gambaro.
The 19th-century drawing room of a wealthy family is the setting for this modem Argentinian tragedy of power, fear and perversion. The tyranny of the father is subverted by his daughter Delores, who pursues her love for the hunchback tutor, Raphael.
Translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz Music Peter Heyward
Violinist Diane Hamilton
Adapted and directed by Kate Rowland. Stereo


Unknown: Griselda Gambaro.
Translated By: Marguerite Feitlowitz
Directed By: Kate Rowland.
Delores: Alex Kingston
Father: Peter Marinker
Mother: Marion Bailey
Raphael: John Padden
Fermin: Kevin O'Donohoe
Juan Pedro: Louis Hilyer

: That Boy Jones

Malcolm Jones tells the story of his hapless namesake Edmund or In-I-Go Jones, who broke into Buckingham Palace in 1841 and was harshly punished for his impudence. Readers: Geoffrey Banks and Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush.


Unknown: Malcolm Jones
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: 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

Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid.
Lucy, a 19-year-old West Indian girl, escapes from her mother and her island I past to work in New York, j
First of five parts read by Adjoa Andoh.
Abridged by Ingrid Lewis ! Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Jamaica Kincaid.
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Abridged By: Ingrid Lewis
Producer: Celia de Wolff

: The Goon Show

A lovingly restored classic from 1955.
The China Story.
Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with * Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.
Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Peter Eton


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray.
Music By: Wally Stott.
Unknown: Ted Kendall

: News

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