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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Christina Rees.


Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Richard Bewes


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Richard Bewes

: The Jumblies and Other Nonsense

Sir John Gielgud reads some of the best-loved Nonsense Poems of Edward Lear : The
Jumblies, The Yonghy-
Bonghy-B6, Calico Pie and The New Vestments.
Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Edward Lear
Director: John Theocharis

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves.
Matthew Parris interviews Baroness Chalker. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King
(Hanover, BBC HB 471);
Jeremiah 7, w 1-7; Glory Be to God on High (CV
Stanford): God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbots Leigh , BBC HB 7). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Abbots Leigh
Music: Barry Rose.

: Discursive Excursions

Three programmes in which travellers recall their exploits and reactions to extreme conditions.
2: Veterans of travel in the Sahara and Arabian deserts dwell on the physical discomforts, mental anguish - and the occasional high points of their journeys ... Producer Alastair Wilson


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
An extract from
Paradise Illustrated byDJEnright.
Reader Jack Shepherd. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Reader: Jack Shepherd.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

War correspondent, polemicist and radical journalist Martha Gellhorn tells Jenni Murray why she's still an optimist. Serial: Leaving the Light On (2)


Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton 's novel, dramatised in six parts, with Andrew Wincott as Newland Archer , Suzanne Bertish as Ellen Olenska and Cathryn Harrison as May Welland.
1: Newland, just engaged to May, finds himself drawn to her exotic cousin, the Countess Olenska.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason Director David Hunter


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Newland Archer
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish
Unknown: Ellen Olenska
Unknown: Cathryn Harrison
Dramatised By: Christopher Reason
Director: David Hunter
Mrs Mingott: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Welland: Margaret Robertson
Mrs Archer: Liza Ross
Henry Van de Luyden: Don Fellows
Louisa Van de Luyden: Lawmary Champion
Sillerton Jackson: Ray Jewers
Lefferts: Christian Rodska
Dallas Archer: William Marsh
Janey: Siriol Jenkins
1st Man/Footman: Bill Bellamy
2nd Man: Richard Nichols

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: My Darling Emmenthal

Take one bored marriage. Stir in a mystery guest. Add seasoning to taste.
John Laurence 's recipe for romance?
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: John Laurence
Director: Clive Brill
Shena: Jane Whittenshaw
Tom: Bill Nighy
Eugena: Anna Abrahams
Dean Rhett Butler: Keith Drinkel
Dean's Wife: Linda Polan

: The Reckoning

: The World of Anthony Trollope

Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this fascinating author. With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. 4: Food
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper gets the verdict on Geena Davis and Dustin Hoffman in the Hollywood comedy Accidental Hero, and reports on the new wave of interest in the American writer Edith Wharton. Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Geena Davis
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: Short Story

The Gurnet by Suzy Gilmour.
Selling Ms McAteer the new caravan could be the start of Willie Mulvaney 's vacational empire. But there's a distinctly fishy side to his salesmanship.
Read by Brid Brennan. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Suzy Gilmour.
Unknown: Ms McAteer
Unknown: Willie Mulvaney
Read By: Brid Brennan.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the second semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

Clarrie takes a turn for the worse.

: All in the Mind

: Greek as a Treat

First of six programmes. It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France , who once declared himself
"Greeceproof", makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.
1: Academics in Arcadia, or cold baths and irregular verbs.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Kate McAii

: In Business

Arrivederci Roma
For years, the Italian economic miracle has been a patchwork quilt of wonder growth and inpenetrable corruption.
But now it's coming apart at the seams, as scandal unravels the system. Peter Day investigates whether Europe's third largest economy can pull itself back from the brink.
Producer Mark Gregory


Producer: Mark Gregory

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day Episode 8.

: Murder Most Foul

Last of six murder cases featuring the celebrated pathologist Dr Keith Simpson.
6: The Use of Maggots
The maggot-infested body of Peter Thomas is found in a Hampshire wood. The suspicion falls on a "Mr William Brittle ", who has borrowed a large sum of money from the murder victim, and failed to repay him. When Brittle went to visit Thomas, was it to settle the loan, or to murder him? The answer lies in the maggots.
Narrated by Nick Ross.


Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson.
Unknown: Peter Thomas
Unknown: Mr William Brittle
Unknown: Nick Ross.

: News

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