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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the

Day with Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr David Stone.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr David Stone.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk. Witnesses face cross-examination on the moral issues behind the week's news from Edward Pearce , Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo
Gryn and Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to people who were famous for a short period of time, and finds out what happened next.
2: Diana Gould was an unknown housewife from Cirencester, until one evening in May when she made television history and put Mrs Thatcher on the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Diana Gould
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Good Wives

Louisa May Alcott 's novel dramatised in six parts. 5: Learning to Forget The March family face their greatest sorrow together, and Amy is comforted by a new love. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Louisa May Alcott
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
Professor Bhaer: Martin Jarvis
Old Mr Laurence: Don Fellows
Father: John Guerrasio
Hannah: Alibe Parsons
Aunt Carroll: Faith Brook
Fred Vaughn: Andrew Wincott

: ThajProphet

Part 4.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the actress Margaret Tyzack. Serial: Rebecca (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack.

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng MP and his guests
Benjamin Zephaniah , Neil Kinnock , Helen Atkinson Wood and Joan Bakewell discuss the lighter side of history. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Frewintosh Formula

lain Crawford's light-hearted play is set in the Scottish Highlands, where news of the invention by the Japanese of "Instant Whisky" is greeted with horror and outrage by the traditional distillers.
Director Patrick Rayner


Director: Patrick Rayner
Simon: John Bett
Donald: Crawford Logan
Lab: Lucinda Baillie
Tateo: John Shedden
Dugald: John Buick
Tony: Jimmy Chisholm
Lady Magnolia: Monica Gibb
George: Sandy Neilson

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of radio greats. 2: Mary Stocks: Feminist or Fogey? Victorian liberal, doughty campaigner, puritan, baroness and star of Any Questions? Anne Karpf matches the public and private faces of a remarkable woman. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Anne Karpf
Producer: Julian Hale


Matthew Parris investigates remarkable letters that have no known reply.
2: Charlotte Bronte's love for her Brussels school-master is revealed to him in a heart-rending letter. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah reports on the first night of Nicholas Hytner 's production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring
Maggie Smith. Also, a review of an exhibition of the French expressionist artist Georges Rouault.
Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Maggie Smith.
Artist: Georges Rouault.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Telling Stories

This week sees the publication of a second book of radio stories,
Telling Stories, and there is another opportunity to hear seven tales from the first collection.
I: Beyond the Blue Mountain by Penelope Lively.
Read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Read By: Hannah Gordon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Burnt

The first of six episodes of a taut political thriller by Nigel Baldwin. Starring
Dennis Waterman.
Milkie leaves a glittering
London party to find arson and bloodshed in the mountains of north Wales.
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin.
Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
The Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Valmai: Annest Wiuam
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Dewi: Robert David
Rhys: Terry Victor
Sian: Sian Summers
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Gordon: Michael Povey
Kate: Tara Dominick
Lord Cambria: Terry Dauncey
Rushton: Timothy Bateson
Sharon: Emma Gregory

: News

: The Archers

War breaks out in the village hall.

: Soundtrack

End of the Road
A group of sixth-formers are let loose with a video during the building of a new motorway. Will the pupils finish their project or will the squabbles and romances hold more fascination than the view through the lens?
Reporter John Dryden. Producer Mary Sharp


Reporter: John Dryden.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Rites of Passage The 1990s are fast becoming the decade of refugees and asylum-seekers. David Walker considers how claims for shelter in Britain should be assessed and the relevance of borders in a single European market. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease .PHONE: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: 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
Never Marry a Mexican. Part 2.

: Exocet

The last of a four-part dramatisation of Jack Higgins 's thriller. Countdown
Vronski's plans reach an explosive climax on the He deRoc.
Dramatised and directed by Scott Cherry


Unknown: Jack Higgins
Directed By: Scott Cherry
Harry Fox: Peter Acre
Maj Villiers: Michael N Harbour
Gabrielle Legrand: Moir Leslie
Victor VronsH: David Bamber
Col Raul Montera: William Hope
Nikolai Belov: David March
Anna Marchuk: Melanie Hudson
Major Espinet: Steve Hodson

: News

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