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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dave Pole if


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Downhill All the Way

With the help of distinguished alpinist Dr Helmut Schlepper ,
Russell Davies examines the British winter sports tradition.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Helmut Schlepper
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Noah Richler.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: The Mating Game

The last programme of the series of the natural history quiz where the teams defend their animals against the perils of life. Presented by Lionel Kelleway. Producer Grant Sonnex. Stereo


Presented By: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Daily Service

The pilgrims for the Daily Service Rome Pilgrimage meet up again in Liverpool and form the choir for this special service led by Father Oliver McTeman.
The ecumenical relationships built within the city are celebrated in both Catholic and Anglican cathedrals, with contributions from the church leaders and the pilgrims themselves.
Laudate Dominum (Taize); Crown Him with Many
Crowns (Diademata, BBC HB 124); Numbers 9, vv 15-20; Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda, BBC HB 140);
Luke 19, vv 28-42; Agnus Dei (Williamson); Christ is the World's True Light (Stanton).
Director of Music
Claire Campbell Smith Organist Paul Joslin


Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman.
Organist: Paul Joslin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Vampire
Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas, adapted in 13 episodes.
Book One: The Ancient Mind at Work
Dr Edward Weyland is an elegant and distinguished university professor. He is also a vampire!
Read by Estelle Kohler. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury
Music Brouwer's Retrats Catalans Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Suzy McKee
Unknown: Dr Edward Weyland
Read By: Estelle Kohler.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the programme about English that is what it says. This week: Verbal bankruptcy. How the recession is biting deep ... into the language. 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


: However

Al Hunter 's comedy of love and war is set in the Russo-Japanese war.
Andrei's job is to write reports about fictional successes from the front.
When these are believed at home, he accidentally becomes a hero overnight. Director Adrian Bean Stereo


Unknown: Al Hunter
Director: Adrian Bean
Andrei: John Gordon Sinclair
Czar: Willie Rushton
Princess Elisaveta: Alison Dowling
Piotr: Graham Seed
Trigorin: David Richard-Fox
Yeltsin: Timothy Carlton
Lady Karenina: Avril Clark
Brezhnev: Timothy Bateson
Kosygin: Shaun Prendergast
Gorbachev: Shaun Prendergast
Andropov: Norman Jones

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to the Playhouse Theatre, London, to meet
Ray Cooney , writer, director and producer of farce.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Ray Cooney
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott visits an exhibition of Callum Innes 's work in Edinburgh, and previews tonight's
Radio 4 play The Colony. Producer John Boundy. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Callum Innes
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story

I'll Swing You Round by the Tail by Julia O'Faolain.
Maureen is about to step into the "adult" world. But first there is unfinished business with the "kid" and, regrettably, Tonger. Read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Julia O'Faolain.
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

Some good news at last for the squatters. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Colony
John Rooney 's play takes place in the west of Ireland, "the last unpolluted coastline in Europe". The
Germans love it, the locals think they are gaining jobs, but what are they losing?
A young man from Belfast, from outside, thinks too much is being lost.
Music Neil Martin
Director Pam Brighton. Stereo


Unknown: John Rooney
Music: Neil Martin
Director: Pam Brighton.
Kurt: Brendan Gleeson
Connor: George Shane
Helga: Lynn Cahill
Tom: Tim Loane
Father: Trevor Moore
Mother: Marie Jones
Hans: Niall Cusack
Mary: Linda Wray
Clare: Anita Reeves
Pat: Gerry McGrath

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country
Shane Connaughton reads his own novel, abridged in ten parts.
6: A teenage boy, struggling to come to terms with the death of his adored mother, runs away from home to flirt with danger and search for love. He imagines he has the run of the country, but this is Irish border country and perhaps it 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 unique blend of farce and tragedy. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Shane Connaughton
Producer: Pam Brighton

: The Goon Show

A lovingly restored classic from 1956.
The Spectre of Tintagel starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan and Valentine Dyall with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.
Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray.
Music By: Wally Stott.
Unknown: Ted Kendall
Producer: Pat Dixon

: News

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