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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 Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: Fr John McCullagh.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Castro's Last Christmas

President-Elect Clinton, otherwise a Great Appeaser, talks of "tightening the noose" around Castro in Cuba. Is this the last Christmas for the famed Communist leader? Andy Kershaw reports from the BBC Archive.
Producer Noah Richler


Leader: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

from the Grove Methodist Church, Horsforth, Leeds, led by the Rev
Frank Pagden. Love Divine
(Blaenwem); Malachi 3, vv 1-3, and 4, vv 1-3; We Cannot Measure (Ye
Banks and Braes); Thine
Arm 0 Lord (St Matthew). Director of Music
Dr Anthony Orton. Organist David Buckley.


Unknown: Frank Pagden.
Organist: Dr Anthony Orton.
Organist: David Buckley.

: Questions of Taste

with Chris Kelly and panellists Anthony Worrall-Thompson , Nigella Lawson , Oz Clarke and Sally Clarke. Recorded at the Crescent Hotel in Bath. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Anthony Worrall-Thompson
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Sally Clarke.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's epic poem of the Fall of Man, abridged in 41 episodes.
29: Eve, tempted by the Serpent, tastes the forbidden fruit and persuades Adam to do likewise.
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
Adam: Linus Roache
Eve: Federay Holmes
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
God: Godfrey Kenton
Son: Robert Glenister
Sin: Margaret Robertson
Death: Steve Hodson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
With the South African all-women singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Serial: Proto Zoe
Written by Amanda Prantera.
Read in ten episodes by Sara Kestelman.
3: The Coming of Chamonix
Abridged by Delia Paton Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Amanda Prantera.
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
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

Presented by John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the last programme in the series about English that is what it says.
This week: Tools or Technobabble? The jargoners fight it out. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: Black Bartlemy's Treasure

Jeffery Farnol 's swashbuckling novel of pirates, vengeance, love and death, set in England and on a desert island, in an action-packed dramatisation.
Dramatised by Michael Bartlett Director Glyn Dearman Stereo


Unknown: Jeffery Farnol
Dramatised By: Michael Bartlett
Director: Glyn Dearman
Martin Conisby: Steven Pacey
Joan Brandon: Julia Swift
Adam Penfeallier: Sean Barrett
Black Bartlemy: Sean Arnold
Tressady: Ronald Herdman
Smiler: Colin McFarlane
Joel: Fraser Kerr
Abner Mings: Mark Straker
Sir Rupert: Andrew Wincott
Marjorie: Theresa Streatfeild

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Kathy Stobart , jazz saxophonist, to talk about her life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Kathy Stobart
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the violinist Giles Lewin , who is currently learning
Egyptian fiddle techniques in Cairo, and visits an exhibition of traditionally-made rugs.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Violinist: Giles Lewin
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

Black Dog by Penelope Lively.
"He asked her what she thought the dog would do if it got into the house.... She was silent for a moment and then said quietly she supposed it would eat her". Read by June Barrie. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Read By: June Barrie.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

It's no good crying over spilt milk. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

At Sea on Inya Lake
In Guy Slater 's play, Ben, now a successful journalist, returns to
Burma to search for not just a story but his past. Thirty years ago Ben was 18 and left Burma and Sally, his first love, when they were forced apart by the revolution.
Music: Anthea Gomez
Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Guy Slater
Music: Anthea Gomez
Director: Sue Wilson.
Ben: Ralph Fiennes
Saly Win Mawg: Samantha Bond
Ted: Philip Anthony
AnnajSanda: Jill Graham
Philip: Kenneth Gilbert
SimonlBa Tan: David Holt
Tin Oo/Driver: Richard Rees
Min Sein/Narrator: John Webb
Ko Kyin/Officer: Kwong Loke

: 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

Man with No Eyes by Fay Weldon.
Read by Julie Christie. Beginning a three-part short story about Edgar and Minette and their two children who decide to go on holiday to Kent. Every night they play Monopoly. Edgar, Minette, Minnie and Mona.
Producer Clive Stanhope A CSA Telltapes production


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Read By: Julie Christie.
Producer: Clive Stanhope

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock. The Grappling Game Also starring
Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. With Wally Stott and his Orchestra.
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Producer Tom Ronald
(First broadcast in 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock.
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hattie Jacques.
Unknown: Wally Stott
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton.
Producer: Tom Ronald

: News

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