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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Sills.


Unknown: Peter Sills.

: Today

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


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

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into questions of morality raised by one of the week's news stories. With Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Janet Daley , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Surviving in Stroke City

Gerry Anderson pauses in his life as a radio and TV presenter in Northern
Ireland to reflect, over the next four weeks, on the ironies of living in a Province whose history offers many a snare for the unwary.
1: Biting Your Tongue "Numbed by this complexity, I took to naming the city 'Derry
Stroke Londonderry' and ultimately and finally 'Stroke City'. This new usage rapidly caught on and became a bolthole for those who wish to remain religiously anonymous." Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Crampton Hodnet: 4: Something of the Ridiculous

A six-part adaptation of Barbara Pym's novel. The Killigrews hold a tea party with a hidden agenda. Tongues are wagging in north Oxford.


Writer: Barbara Pym
Dramatiser: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Miss Doggett: Ellzabeth Spriggs
Francis Cleveland: Stephen Moore
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Margaret Cleveland: Rowena Cooper
Stephen Latimer: Crawford Logan
Barbara Bird: Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wardell: Elizabeth Proud
Killigrew: John Webb
Dr Freemantle: Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Freemantle: Amanda Walker
Lady Beddoes: Ann Windsor
Mrs Killigrew: Pauline Letts
Miss Gurney: Jillie Meers
Anthea: Deborah Rowbottom
Simon: Daniel Strauss

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the theme of Creation. 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

with Jenni Murray.
Karen Deco asks whether colleagues can fit into your social life successfully. Serial: Leaving the Light On (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Deco

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Litmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the off-beat science panel game.
Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Out There Somewhere

by Gaylord Meech.
When Rosemary receives an ultimatum from her estranged and violent husband, she finds herself in a race against time.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Gaylord Meech.
Director: Tracey Neale
Rosemary: Lorelei King
Carol: Pat Starr
Frank: William Roberts
Mrs Briggs: Ellzabeth Kelly
Harry: David Bannerman
Ben: Stuart Milligan

: Iconoclasts

Each week Trevor Bames invites a controversial thinker to present a religious or moral idea personal to them. This week Bruce Kent talks about the churches' attitude to armed conflict. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Trevor Bames
Talks: Bruce Kent
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reports on the premiere of Tom Stoppard 's new play Arcadia, with Felicity Kendal , directed by Trevor Nunn at the National
Theatre. And a new generation of theatrical talent takes centre stage at the National Student
Drama Festival.
Producer Jerome Weatherald
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Directed By: Trevor Nunn
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

Strawberry Hill by Christine Harrison.
Locked in her prison cell, young mother Ruth finds a way of escape - the pictures in her calendar. Read by Ri Richards. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Christine Harrison.
Read By: Ri Richards.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Burnt

Dennis Waterman stars in the last part of Nigel Baldwin 's political thriller. Exposing guilt is a dangerous business when the Establishment is rotten and the idealists are liars.
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
The Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Gordon: Michael Povey
Rhys: Terry Victor
Sian: Sian Summers
Dewi: Robert David

: News

: The Archers

This is an ex-peahen.

: One Step Beyond

A Better Brain
Jez Nelson lends his brain for intimate photography of its internal workings. He discovers which bits work when and why - or if at all - and how this knowledge helps move the goal of brain repair closer. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: The Thin Blue Line

James Naughtie goes inside the United Nations to tell the story of the biggest revolution in its history. He travels with the soldiers and peacekeepers to the front line in Cambodia, former
Yugoslavia and Cyprus and talks to the diplomats at the heart of the decision-making process in its headquarters in New York. This is a unique picture of an organisation entering a new era in response to the world's demands.
1: A Magic Moment Producer Anne Sloman
Going Home to the Killing Fields


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE:[number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) .WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day Episode 9.

: Three for the Road

A trio of plays based on modem
American short stories.
1: Fast Lanes by Jayne Anne Phillips.
Thurman's taking off for a while - Texas, Louisiana, up the coast - and the woman goes along for the ride. He's in no particular hurry ...
Dramatised by John Harvey Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Jayne Anne Phillips.
Dramatised By: John Harvey
Director: Dave Sheasby
Thurman: Peter Marinker
Woman: Risa Hall
Thurman's mother: Lorelei King

: News

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