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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 John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lionel Blue

: The Week on 4

: You Can'tReheat a Souffle

Should you leave 'em wanting more or never leave 'em at all?
Helen Chapell remembers those who bowed out gracefully; those who never quite came to terms with retirement; and those who still believe in comebacks from beyond the grave. Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Helen Chapell
Producer: Clare McGinn

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

from Leeds Grammar
School, led by Rev Stephen Oliver. Hills of the North, Rejoice; 0 Thou Who Camest from Above;
Immortal, Invisible, God
Only Wise; Exodus 24, vv 12-18. Conductor Andrew Wheeler. Organist
Carlton Etherington.


Unknown: Rev Stephen
Conductor: Andrew Wheeler.
Organist: Carlton Etherington.

: Globetrotters

Four panellists' lifetimes of travel packed into a quiz. Hosted by Arthur Smith. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: The Prophet

The sixth of seven extracts from the writings of poet and philosopher
Kahlil Gibran. Reader Art Malik.
Introduction read by Dorothy Tutin. Producer Julia Wills


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

: Woman's Hour

Sarah Dunant introduces a special programme devoted to the life and work of Daphne du Maurier , with Margaret Forster , author of a new biography. What was the driving passion of her life? How did her love of Cornwall affect her work? And what is the mystery behind her most celebrated story (and the current serial), Rebecca? Serial: Rebecca.
Sixth of 15 parts read by Harriet Walter.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Introduces: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Read By: Harriet Walter.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Abridged By: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live

with Danielle Donougher. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Danielle Donougher.

: You and Yours

with Michael Collie. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Michael Collie.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs heat seven of the musical quiz. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thorne Investigates: Double Negative

The last of three classic thrillers by John Penn, featuring Det Supt Thorne and Det Sgt Abbot. The mysterious disappearance of a number of young women leads the police into a series of extraordinary exposures.
Dramatised by Melville Jones from the novel "Outrageous Exposure"


Author (Outrageous Exposure): John Penn
Dramatised by: Melville Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Det Supt Thorne: John Castle
Det Sgt Abbot: Andrew Branch
Peter Cousins: Jonathan Tafler
Brian Doyle: Matthew Morgan
DrAvery: Michael Cochrane
Quentin Woods: Benjamin Whitrow
Miss Foyk: Diana Payan
Miss Gower: Jill Graham
Kate Minden: Jane Whittenshaw
Stephen Minden: David Holt
Mrs Richards: Kate Binchey
Hunter: Philip Anthony
Mary Rush: Theresa Gallagher
Linda Jackson: Sandra James young
Pathologist: John Baddeley

: Conversation Piece

In the first of six programmes,
Sue MacGregor goes to Dean Clough , Halifax, to meet
Ernest Hall and hear about his life and dual career as property developer and concert pianist.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dean Clough
Unknown: Ernest Hall
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper talks to Peter Marlow about photographing Liverpool as an exhibition opens there. Traveller Nick
Danziger arrives in the studio, and there's a Radio 4 guide to grunge. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Peter Marlow
Unknown: Traveller Nick
Producer: Tim Dee

: Telling Stories

Continuing the series of six tales taken from the new radio anthology, Telling Stories.
3: To Tempt a Woman by Clare Boylan.
Read by Tony Doyle.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Clare Boylan.
Read By: Tony Doyle.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: The Archers

Back to farming for Ruth?

: The FoodProgramme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Not about Heroes
To mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen 's birth, another chance to hear
Stephen MacDonald 's play exploring his friendship with Siegfried Sassoon. With James Telfer as Owen, and Stephen MacDonald as Sassoon. "This war is not about heroes. It's really about boys of 19 being shot in the throat and dying before they've had time to live and to learn why. The people who throw away those lives for their own glory - or profit - or both. I think it's about the annihilation, the wanton destruction of everything we love."
Director Stewart Conn


Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Stephen MacDonald
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon.
Unknown: James Telfer
Unknown: Stephen MacDonald
Director: Stewart Conn

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The FinancialWorld Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Different Voices Same Tune
Continuing the collection of powerful stories by America's leading writers. Everyday Use by Alice Walker. Dee is stylish and cosmopolitan, while her sister Maggie is scarred, nervous and uneducated. One afternoon their mother looks hard at the real beauty and ugliness of her two daughters, and must choose between indulging Dee and protecting Maggie.
Read by Alfre Woodward.


Unknown: Alice Walker.
Read By: Alfre Woodward.

: You Heard It HereFirst

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 on the highwire of improvisation by John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
Clive Anderson reluctantly supplies the situations. Producer Dan Patterson
Whose Show Is It


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville.
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

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