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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Cooling.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh

: New*

: Call Nick Ross: 071-580

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
*Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Six programmes in which Martyn Wiley and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson.
4: The heroes leave Skye, take a long train ride to Oban and explore the island of Coll, riding the oldest bikes in the world. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Daily Service

Tell Out My Soul
(Woodlands, BP 81); Isaiah 61, w 1-3 and 8-9; The
Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me(JMTalbot);Singofthe Lord's Goodness (E Sands). Director of Music Tim Dean.


Music: Tim Dean.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
A selection of poetry on the theme of death.
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 talks to actress and comedienne Josie Lawrence , as she takes on the first bodice-ripper in history - Moll Flanders.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (11)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Josie Lawrence

: All in the Mind

Presented by Professor Anthony Clare.
Will the advent of video-phones lead to greater telephone apprehension? And the first in a three-part series on life in the psychiatric unit at
Withington Hospital, Manchester.
Producer Nick Utechm


Unknown: Anthony Clare.
Producer: Nick Utechm

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Quote.... Unquote

From the King's Lynn Fiction Festival.
Joining chairman Nigel Rees are
Anthony Thwaite , Germaine Greer ,
Malcolm Bradbury and Stephen Fry. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre Sanctified

by Othniel Smith. On a pilgrimage to
Belgium in pursuit of their rock-star idol, two Cardiff girls reach a parting of the ways.
Director son Hindell


Unknown: Othniel Smith.
Marcia: Paula Bartram
Theresa: Helen Gwyn

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with carilloneur
Ronald Leith in the bell-tower of St Nicholas's Church in Aberdeen.
Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Ronald Leith
Producer: Michael Emery

: Tuesday Lives

oanna Buchan returns with more people with tales to tell, revealing just how extraordinary everyday life can be. This week, stones of rescue - from danger to immorality; and recovery - from drink to money. Producer Mairi Russell


Producer: Mairi Russell

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott talks to John Harvey , the creator of Resnick, the Nottingham detective. At the Young Vic , James Wilby returns to the stage in Kafka's The Trial. In the studio there's music from Mali. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Young Vic
Unknown: James Wilby
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story

Written and read by Susie Maguire.
"Mrs McMurdo lies face up on the leaf-patterned carpet, a yellow duster in one outstretched hand like a plague flag ... The tumbled footstool tells the story well enough - housework killed her in the end." producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Mrs McMurdo
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The House

The secondof sixepisodes, written by Christopher Lee.
"They'll knife her, Charles - for what she wrote about her own party in the papers."
"Jules will survive. She has the spirit."
"This has nothing to do with spirit. She's angry. She hit her own front bench and she'll not get away with it."
Producer Neil Cargill


Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Neil Cargill
Sir Charles Bannister: Juuan Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry: Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Polly: Ruth Gemmell
Kay: Jane Booker
Nick: Julian Dutton
Wigton: David Ryall
Tom: Bill Wallis

: News

: The Archers

Eddie gets high on set-aside.

: The Reckoning

3: Back to Sione
In the last of three personal essays on the influence of western missionaries in Africa, Rev Colin Morris looks at the Africanisation of missions, and tells the extraordinary story of Alice Lenshina.
Her followers believed she rose from the dead, they built a cathedral in the bush to honour her, and in a final battle with the authorities, met bullets with pieces of paper called "passports to heaven". Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Rev Colin Morris
Unknown: Alice Lenshina.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Science Now

: Coming Home

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


Unknown: Cari Roberts
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
● QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
● FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
● HANDBOOK: £15.00, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.

: 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

Love on a Branch Line
Part 2.

: Mad Dogs

A personal guide to national character, conducted by Phil Smith. In the third of four programmes, he considers English attitudes to money. Are we all shopkeepers now? Producer Gillian Hush


Conducted By: Phil Smith.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

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