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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father Oliver McTeman.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk.
Witnesses face cross-examination from a panel including Edward Pearce , Janet Daley and Rabbi Hugo Gryn.
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn.
Producer: David Coomes.

: An Englishman in the Midi

5: Keeping Fit
Le jogging, le stretching and le body-building are all the rage in John P Harris 's small town in Languedoc - but beware the perils of le brown rice! Producer Merilyn Harris. Stereo


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott 's novel dramatised in six parts. 3: Fun Forever and No Grubbage! Amy skates on thin ice, Meg has a glimpse of high society and Jo holds a disastrous lunch party. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Musical director Stuart Hutchinson Producer Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Louisa May Alcott
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Stuart Hutchinson
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Iemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
SaSy Gardiner: Tamsin Hollo
Miss Crocker: , -Helen Horton
Ned Moffatt: Julian Rhind Tutt
Amie Moffat: Shelley Thompson
Belk Moffatt: Lorelei King
Qara Moffatt: Federay Holmes
Mr Moffatt: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Moffatt: Kate Binchy
The Deaf Dowager: Ann Windsor

: Paradise Lost

Episode 27.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
The gift of a baby - more than 100,000 young women in the UK can't produce their own eggs.
Cheryl Armitage discovers the joy of egg donation. Serial: Proto Zoe by Amanda Prantera , read in ten episodes by Sara Kestelman. 1: Mr Friedmann
"Zoe may be naive, gauche, untutored and inexperienced, but she is definitely not innocent...." Abridged by Delia Paton
Music: Balakirev's In the Garden


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Proto Zoe
Unknown: Amanda Prantera
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.
Abridged By: Delia Paton

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Out of Order

Chairman Patrick Hannan.
Team captains Austin
Mitchell MP and Michael White are joined by Andrew Rawnsley and Robin Corbett MP. Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Robin Corbett

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The High Cost of Travel

In Eric MacDonald 's play a middle-aged man's visit to his grandmother in hospital conjures up the mosaic of his life and loves.
Director Stewart Conn


Unknown: Eric MacDonald
Director: Stewart Conn
Ian Temple: Crawford Logan
Sue: Sarah Collier
Grandmother: Sheila Donald
Woman: Kay Gallie
Nurse: Alyxis Daly
Moira: Biythe Duff
John: Ronnie McCann
Soldier: Simon McCallum

: Bus Stop

Jenni Mills and Nick Baker drop in on another town. Editor Ian Bell


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Nick Baker
Editor: Ian Bell

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen 's guests are the actors Barrie Rutter , about to play Richard HI , and Robert Lindsay , preparing his Cyrano de Bergerac. Also a review of a new production of Trelawney of the Wells.
Producer Jerome Weatherald
Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: Richard Hi
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

What the Sea Teaches by Brian Thompson.
"He lived by the sea. That had been the dream, all these years, and now it was the reality. Here he was, divorced, solitary, and with the stuffing coming out of him."
Read by Russell Dixon. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Brian Thompson.
Read By: Russell Dixon.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Young Postmen

by Ben Miller.
4: Everest (The Mountain) Swansden Post Office is threatened by cuts, and Derek's job is on the line. His only chance to prove his worth is probably to climb Mount Everest. But somewhere lurks the Abominable Tilbri.
With Ben Miller , John Thomson ,
Alistair McGowan , Jim Barclay and Felicity Montagu.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Mount Everest.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: News

: The Archers

Big ideas from Lynda. Stereo

: Chaos!

Whether in the concert hall or in the kitchen, along the Norwegian coastline or down a Texan oilwell - mathematician Ian Stewart finds Chaos everywhere. Have scientists finally found the answer to life, the universe and everything? Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Ian Stewart

: Analysis

Hard Words in the Classroom
What educational thinking has inspired the Government's marathon effort to remake the schools? David Walker asks whether the Tories have finally killed the post-war progressive impulse in the classrooms. Producer David Hendy


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: David Hendy

: Does He Take Sugar?

Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

The School Run by Fay Weldon.
Read by Julie Christie. The first of a two-part story about a woman, Judith, who has moved down to the country with her husband and two young children because her husband is ill with asthma. Judith is not very happy with the move - until she meets Geoffrey. A CSA Telltapes Production


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Read By: Julie Christie.

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.
7: Dinner at the Stardust
After being fired at on the Thames, Paul continues his enquiries in the more comfortable surroundings of Terry Gibson 's night club, but Steve has a narrow escape in the street.
With John Graham , Haydn Jones. Trevor Martin and David Spenser Director Martyn C Webster (first broadcast in 1957)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Unknown: Terry Gibson
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Haydn Jones.
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: David Spenser
Director: Martyn C Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Det Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Charlie: James Beattie
Ritchie: Hamilton Dyce
Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher

: News

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