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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Shoesmith.


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rev Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.

: Biggles and the Long Haul

Next week is the centenary of the birth of Captain W.E. Johns. His finest creation was Major James Bigglesworth, DSO, MC, but where is Biggles now? Martin Wainwright goes in search of the man within the myth. (Stereo)


Presenter: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Daily Service

Luke 17, vv 11-19.
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 10.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Diane Nelms , head of factual programmes at Granada Television.
Serial: The Wedding Group (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Diane Nelms

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Comedians

Graham Greene 's novel dramatised in eight parts. Starring with and Final part: Jones embarks on his great adventure.... and Brown is finally forced to leave the "sidelines".
Dramatised by Rene Basilico Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Jones: Michael Feast
Smith: James Maxwell
Mrs Smith: Helen Horton
Martha Pineda: Tessa Wojtczak
Dr Magiot: Rudolph Walker
Concasseur: Oscar James
Henri Philipot: Tony Armatrading
Josephe: Kenneth Gardnier
Tonton: Paterson Joseph
Dominican Official: Paterson Joseph
Georges: Louis St Juste

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Child's Play

A series of five plays.
"Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matters, that is." (Edna St Vincent Millay)
4: Two Together?by Diane Samuels.
Sarah meets the grown-up Susan, the inspiration behind the "Two
Together" children's books, and together they rediscover childhood. For Susan, it becomes a voyage of self-discovery. For Sarah, the realisation that fiction and reality are two different things.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Diane Samuels.
Director: Tracey Neale.
Susan: Elizabeth Mansfield
Sarah: Alice Arnold
Edith: Jill Graham
Harry: Keith Drinkel
MrLevington: John Fleming
Child Reader: Perdita Weeks

: Welcome to My Wireless

A series of four programmes in which
Wallace Arnold looks back on his four decades in British broadcasting. 4: The Eighties


Unknown: Wallace Arnold

: File On 4

Reporter Mark Halliley.


Reporter: Mark Halliley.

: The Parts

Alun Lewis loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology in the last programme of the series. Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: James Clarke

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley rounds up the week's films, including
Michael Ritchie 's boxing film Midnight Sting, and Francis Ford Coppola 's
Dracula. Plus Kerry Shale on performing the epic boxing poem The Set Up. Producer Tim Dee.
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Michael Ritchie
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Short Story

Giacomo's Juliet by Christopher Burns. A book on sculpture belonging to a recently widowed woman holds the key to her son's past.
Read by David Rintoul.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Burns.
Read By: David Rintoul.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Frank Muir Presents ... 500 Years of Humorous Prose

The last in the series:
Just the fob
Including Chick Sale on the art of privy-building,
Alan Coren and the unions at Dunkirk, and the theory behind Parkinson's Law. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash.


Unknown: Chick Sale
Unknown: Alan Coren
Read By: Prunella Scales
Read By: Richard Briers
Read By: Paul Eddington
Read By: Timothy West.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Frank Muir
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: The Archers

Martha's all washed out.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Counting the Cost

The recession still bites hard, producing a continuing rash of business failures. But pockets of prosperity are also emerging from the gloom. Brian Widlake presents the fourth of six profiles of winners and losers, and assesses what they tell us about how
Britain will shape up when the recession eventually ends.
Producers Amanda Ashton and Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Producers: Amanda Ashton
Producers: Vanessa Harrison

: The Hospital

An-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, one of Britain's largest hospitals.
3: Twenty-four-year-old Dr Paula O'Donnell copes with overdoses, belligerent drunks and a cardiac arrest during the busiest night of her career.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Unknown: Dr Paula O'Donnell
Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Thus Was Adonis
Episode 3.

: Hindsight

Once upon a time history was about kings and queens, dates and battles. But not any more. In this series,
Dr Christopher Andrew hears from truly modern historians who, with the benefit of hindsight, are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places.
Today, medieval sexual tittle-tattle, why dead horses made the ideal ammunition for early super-guns, and how the plastic credit card came into being.


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

: News

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