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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Week on 4

: The Sounds of Yesterday

Love and Hate Asa Briggs plunges into the BBC's written archives to find out what was upsetting listeners in the war years.
Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Hate Asa Briggs
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

from St Anne 's Church,
Finaghy, Belfast. With the choir of Rathmore Grammar School.
Led by Rev Bert Tosh.


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Rev Bert Tosh.

: Globetrotters

The quiz for those who like others to do their travelling for them. Arthur Smith asks the questions. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Martin Buckley

: The Prophet

The first of seven extracts from the Writings of poet and Philosopher Kahlil Gibran , read by Art Malik.
With an introduction read by Dorothy Tutin. Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: Kahlil Gibran
Read By: Art Malik.
Read By: Dorothy Tutin.
Producer: Julia Wills

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Howard Jacobson talks about his search for his roots in Australia, America and Israel. Serial: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Read in 15 parts by Harriet Walter.
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." The second Mrs de Winter embarks upon the story of her marriage to the sardonic Maxim.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Music: Shchedrin's The Humpbacked Horse Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Talks: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: Harriet Walter.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: 071-580

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald 0 Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the sixth heat of the wide-ranging music quiz. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Thorne Investigates

Mortal Term
The second of three classic thrillers by John Penn , featuring Det Supt Thorne and Det Sgt Abbot.
A killer is unmasked in a case involving a minor public school.
Dramatised by Melville Jones Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: John Penn
Unknown: Det Supt Thorne
Unknown: Det Sgt Abbot.
Dramatised By: Melville Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Det Supt Thorne: John Castle
Hugh Royston: John Samson
John Quarry: James Greene
Helen Quarry: Penelope Lee
Mark joyner: Stuart Organ
Frances Bell: Auriol Smith
Sylvia Royston: Victoria Carling
Paula Danby: Elizabeth Mansfield
Steven Layton: Jonathan Tarer
Sgt Court: Ian Lindsay
Jane HilmorelMoira Gale: Jane Wittenshaw
MarkPkrson: Paul Downing
Tony Gierey: Stephen Garlick
Det Sgt Abbot: Andrew Branch
Mr Gale: David King

: On the Ropes

The last in the series in which John Humphrys talks to people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
Neil Kinnock , the best prime minister Britain never had?
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Producer: Brian King

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Jazz composer and piano soloist Chick Corea is
Natalie Wheen 's guest.
Plus reviews of the BBC2 drama Mr Wroe 's Virgins, starring Jonathan Pryce. Producer John Goudie
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Soloist: Chick Corea
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Mr Wroe
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story

Tell Me Sandra by Marian McCraith. "The younger stylists chatter away, but Sandra is thoughtful. I want her to draw me in. Choose for me. Simplify my life."
Read by Stella Forge .
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Marian McCraith.
Read By: Stella Forge
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Just a Minute!

: News

: The Archers

Lambing gets heavy at Brookfield.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Nothing Happens in Carmincross by Benedict Kiely.
Mervyn is a New York-based writer for whom
Ireland is a joyful memory. However, a journey to Carmincross provides a rude awakening.
Dramatised by Mike Gerrard Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Benedict Kiely.
Dramatised By: Mike Gerrard
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Mervyn: Ian McElhinney
Deborah: Kate Binchy
Mervyn's wife: Aine McCartney
Cecil Morrow: Sean Caffrey
Mrs Steel: Grainne McCann
Mrs Kavanagh: Margaret D'Arcy
Jeremiah: Patrick Fitzsymons
Mandrake: John Guiney
Mr Burns/Pat Loughran: Joe McPartland

: The Beaten Track

Ian Ousby 's final talk on the origins of today's travel industry.
The Moving Academy
The ancestor of the package tour - The Grand Tour. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ian Ousby

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Different Voices
Same Tune
Seven stories by leading US writers exploring cultural identity in America. Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin.
Read in two parts by Paul Winfield.
1: When civil rights protesters refuse to stop singing, the organiser is arrested and Jessie, a deputy sheriff, interrogates him. The racist confrontation and violence that follows degrades both men.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: James Baldwin.
Unknown: Paul Winfield.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: You Heard it Here First

Whose Line Is It
Another in the series of adlibbed comedy shows that television couldn't resist. Regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined by Griff Rhys Jones and Kate Robbins.
Clive Anderson is in the chair. Producer Dan Patterson (Bret broadcast in 1988)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

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