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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Sue Rose.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with The Rt Rev Vincent Nichols.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Forty Days and Forty
Nights (Heinlein, BBC HB 341); Luke 4, vv 1-13; For He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over Thee
(Mendelssohn); Lord,
Teach Us How to Pray
Aright (S Hugh, BBC HB 344).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose


Directed By: Barry Rose

: Greek as a Treat

Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections The most successful type of drama today - if you are measuring success in terms of the number of people who watch it - is TV soap opera, with its stories of the people next door, portraying characters and emotions with which we can identify. Theatre in Ancient Greece is quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters, people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. So is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAII


Presented By: Peter France.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Revelations of Divine Love

Episode 5.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Fathers now routinely attend the birth of their babies - and for many it is an unmissable experience. But what about the others?
Karen Deco meets some reluctant birthing companions.
Serial: The Women in Black (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Deco

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Whole New Ball Game

by Martin Davies.
4: Tactics. It's the semi-final of the Frewitt Cup, but Fr Benedict 's tactics manual falls into enemy hands. Robert Patterson knows that victory will come only with the help of the Angel of the Lord.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Martin Davies.
Unknown: Fr Benedict
Unknown: Robert Patterson
Producer: Richard Wilson
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Paul Parris
Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman
Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt
Guy Entwlastle: Martlno Lazzeri
Mr Ptant: Gordon Reid

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 1. The Empty House

Seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr. Watson

Holmes has met his fate at the Reichenbach Falls, and Mary Watson is on her death-bed. Alone and grief-stricken, Dr Watson tries his hand at solving a society murder.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.

A new set of 13 Sherlock Holmes postcards featuring original Strand Magazine illustrations, £3.50 (cheques only, payable to British Broadcasting Corporation) from [address removed], enclosing an A5 sae (with 36p stamp).


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Prof. Moriarty: Michael Pennington
Colonel Moran: Frederick Treves
Inspector Lestrade: Donald Gee
Mrs. Hudson: Joan Matheson
Sir John: Peter Penry Jones
Adair: John Webb
Murray: Steve Hodson
Nurse: Kate Binchy
Mary Watson: Jillie Meers
Jenny: Siriol Jenkins
Stamford: Keith Drinkel
Coroner: John Church
Parker: John Fleming

: More Wrestling than Dancing

The last in the series of David Moreau 's musings on life's oddities.
Having a Smashing Time on the M40.


Unknown: David Moreau

: File on 4

with Wendy Jones.


Unknown: Wendy Jones.

: Encounters

The third of six programmes in which
Christopher Cook delves into the BBC Sound
Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past, through the memoirs of those who were fortunate enough to meet them. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Music from Peter Maxwell
Davies in The Turn of the Tide; an exhibition of wood engravings by Howard Phipps and Reynolds Stone , who designed the old £ 5 note; and Brian Sibley on the week's new films. Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Howard Phipps
Unknown: Reynolds Stone
Unknown: Brian Sibley

: Short Story

The Trouble with Pork by RW Jones.
"The trouble with pork is pigs. Our Ephraim's a large white. Stands four feet at the shoulder, weighs six hundred pounds. Wouldn't think a slob like that could stalk you. Ephraim does...." Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Joanna Green


Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the fourth heat of the wide-ranging musical quiz. Today's programme comes from the Watershed
Media Centre, Bristol.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

Some sleepless nights for the Archers.

: Face the Facts

The last in the series of investigations by John Waite.
Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook reflects on American/Soviet relations, John Miller examines the history of Macedonia, and Nicola Barranger looks back to 1956 when refugees from the Hungarian uprising came to Britain.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Nicola Barranger

: The Hospital

An eight-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry.
7: Transplant co-ordinator Nick West has a busy night but the hospital loses its fight to become a heart transplant centre.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Unknown: Nick West
Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Queen of the Tambourine
Episode 3.

: Hindsight

with Dr Christopher Andrew. This week, some black comedy from the past.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew.
Producer: Ian Bell

: News

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