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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Christina Rees.


Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Today

with Graham Leach and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Richard Bewes


Unknown: Graham Leach
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rev Richard Bewes

: Cautionary Tales for Children

by Hilaire Belloc.
Read by Maria Charles and Christopher Godwin. Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc.
Read By: Maria Charles
Read By: Christopher Godwin.
Producer: Clive Brill

: News

: Call Debbie Thrower: 071.580

Producer Poppy Hughes
.Lines open from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Blessing and Honour and Glory and Power:
Revelation 7, vv 9-14: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep
Silence (Bairstow); Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Westminster Abbey). Director of Music Simon Over.

: A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Six programmes in which Martyn Wilev and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
2: Via Skye to Raasay. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Martyn Wilev
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Boswell.
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
Poetry on the theme of Easter. Readers
Paul Scofield , Brid Brennan ,
David Holt and Alison Reid. Producer Katriona Wade


Readers: Paul Scofield
Readers: Brid Brennan
Readers: David Holt
Readers: Alison Reid.
Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the actor Dustin Hoffman.
Serial: Leaving the Light On by Catherine Merriman. Read in 13 episodes by Deborah Maclaren.
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Music: Woods' Sonata for alto saxophone and piano


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman.
Unknown: Catherine Merriman.
Unknown: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall

: All in the Mind

Anthony Clare returns with the weekly magazine devoted to matters of the mind.
Today, Dr Maryon Tysoe reports from the annual conference of the British Psychological Society. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Dr Maryon Tysoe
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Quote ... Unquote

Another animated discussion of everything in inverted commas, hosted by Nigel Rees. With John Walsh , Peter Jones , Sian Phillips and Max Stafford-Clark . Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Love is Strange by Peter Thomson.
With Jenny Agutter as Sarah and Malcolm Ward as the driver.
Sarah gets into a cab and thinks the driver is a lover from her past.... Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Peter Thomson.
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Director: Claire Grove

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Jeremy Barlow and George Weigand of the Broadside Band.
Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Jeremy Barlow
Unknown: George Weigand
Producer: Michael Emery

: Cause Célèbre

Four programmes in which Jenni Mills reveals the personal stories behind the news headlines.
3: Thirty-six hours after giving birth to her first baby, 20-year-old
Dawn Griffiths handed her over to a woman posing as a health visitor. Baby
Alexandra was missing for over two weeks.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Dawn Griffiths
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Punters

with Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley
•WRITE TO: Punters. BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR
•PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah reviews Air and Fire, the latest novel by Rupert Thomson , and finds out about a new television opera with designs by the artist Bruce McLean and starring Mike Ahearne , better known as "Warrior" on TV's
Producer Will Saunders
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Novel By: Rupert Thomson
Artist: Bruce McLean
Unknown: Mike Ahearne

: Short Story

Miss Dotterel's
Treasure by Nick Yapp. "Miss Dotterel was at
Stillgate School, because retirement hadn't suited her. Wayne was there because his mum and dad and the law said so ..." Read by Finetime Fontayne. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Nick Yapp.
Read By: Finetime Fontayne.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Board Game

Last in the series of the show that teaches you everything business school wouldn't dare to. On the panel: Peter Day , Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford. Chairman
Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Guy inspects the Estate.

: The Reckoning

Three programmes in which
Dr Colin Morris returns to southern
Africa and reflects on the changes of 30 years.
1: Back to the Zambezi
As a young missionary in northern Rhodesia (now
Zambia), Colin Morris was known as "the fighting parson" for his outspoken sermons on racial equality. He returns to the people and places he knew then and asks what difference the missionary made in the nation's fight for independence.
Producer Beverley McAtnsh


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Unknown: Colin Morris
Producer: Beverley McAtnsh

: Science Now

: Coming Home

Cari Roberts was aBFBS broadcaster on the East
German border in the 1980s. In the first of three talks she gives a personal view of the turbulent days of Reunification.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Cari Roberts
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: In Touch

with Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
•QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Tim Sebastian.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day Episode 7.

: Mad Dogs

Phil Smith 's highly personal guide to national character. In the first of four programmes: children - do the British like them or not? Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Servants of the Empire

2: Palestine
Readers: Kathryn Hunt , Barbara Marten , Brian Trueman and Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer Gillian Hush


Readers: Kathryn Hunt
Readers: Barbara Marten
Readers: Brian Trueman
Readers: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

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