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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Rural current affairs.
Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dave Pole.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: The Great Leap Nowhere

In 1968 the students of Paris rebelled.
David Jessel , who was a young reporter in the city, runs through the Sound
Archive with the rioters and the riot police. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Julia Durbin

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Satandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, led by the Rev Michael Burrows. With the Chapel Choir. Reading: Matthew 22, vv 31-40.


Unknown: Michael Burrows.

: The Mating Game

with Lionel Kellewav. The natural history quiz Where the contestants face the trials of life in the wild... Producer Grant Sonnex. Stereo


Unknown: Lionel Kellewav.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's epic poem of the Fall of Man, abridged in 41 episodes.
10: The Son of God offers to redeem mankind, and Satan, entering the Garden of Eden, eavesdrops on Adam and Eve.
Abridged by Adrian Mitchell Music: Elizabeth Parker Director John Theocharis


Unknown: John Milton
Abridged By: Adrian Mitchell
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: John Theocharis
Milton: Denis Quilley
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
God: Godfrey Kenton
Son: Robert Glenister
Adam: Linus Roache
Eve: Federay Holmes
Gabriel: David Holt
Oriel: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Mills talks to
Fiona Chadwick , principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Serial: Love in the Modem Sense by Carol Clewlow. The tenth of 13 episodes read by Jan Francis.
Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Fiona Chadwick
Unknown: Carol Clewlow.
Read By: Jan Francis.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: 071.[number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Virginia Eastman eLines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

with Frank Delaney.
This week: Making an impression. What do the political takers-off know that we don't about the words their victims use? Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: Puss in Boots

This second play in the short season of Angela Carter 's work is a strictly adult version of the well-known nursery story.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo (First broadcast in 1982)


Unknown: Angela Carter
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Puss: Andrew Sachs
Hero: Mick Ford
Heroine: Jill Udstone
The Hag: Doris Hare
Pantaleone: Alan Melville
Tabs: Frances Jeater
Undertaker: Stephen Thorne
Gambler: Peter Arne
atom's Wife: Madi Head

: Strings, Squeaks and Jangles

Last in the series looking at the pleasures, pitfalls and personalities of musical instruments.
3: The Contrabassoon
"I say that I play the contrabassoon ... and people say, 'What?'" Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo
Conversation Piece
Sue MacGregor's first guest in this senes of six programmes is Kevin Coates , artistgoldsmith, sculptor and musician, who talks about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Producer: Emma Kingsley
Artist: Kevin Coates
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the young Irish writer
Shane Connaughton , co-author of My Left Foot, whose book Run of the Country is
Radio 4's Book at Bedtime; and the largest festival of Scandinavian culture ever held in Great Britain gets into full swing at the Barbican Centre.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm FM)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Shane Connaughton
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Stories from India

A week of bitter-sweet comedies by R K Narayan. 1: Engine Trouble.
In North India you can win a steam-engine in a raffle.
But how do you get it home? Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshull


Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

Has Phil forgotten an important date? Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Larry the Lamb

by Peter Thomson. Based on stories by Franz Kafka.
When Larry turns up at an audition saying that he's a hunger artist, Johnny Johnson forgets the talking dog and knows that he has struck gold.


Writer: Peter Thomson.
Based on stories by: Franz Kafka
Director: Jane Morgan
Larry: Samuel West
Johnny Johnson: Barry Foster
Mary: Carolyn Backhouse
June: Alice Arnold
Beeder Barking: James Grout
Alphonse: Matthew Sim
[Actor]: Keith Drinkel
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Peter Gunn
[Actor]: David Learner
[Actor]: Matthew Morgan
[Actor]: Alison Reid
[Actor]: Theresa Streatfeild
[Actor]: Melinda Walker
[Actor]: John Webb

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Lord Mayor's Banquet

The Prime Minister goes to Guildhall in the City of London to attend the banquet of the new Lord Mayor, which has become a platform for a speech on foreign policy.
Peter Hobday describes the scene. Producer David France


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country Written and read in ten parts by Shane Connaughton.
A teenage boy, struggling to come to terms with the death of his mother, runs away from home. He imagines he has the run of the country, but it's Irish border country that has the run of him.
This is the second of the author's books to be adapted for radio. Like the first, A Border Station, it is a blend of farce and tragedy. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Shane Connaughton.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: The Goons

A classic from 1959.
The Scarlet Capsule with Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan , Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.
Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer John Browell


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

: News

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