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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh

: News

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Surviving in Stroke City

Gerry Anderson pauses to reflect on the ironies of living in Northern Ireland. 3: Bad Thoughts
"I worried about Bad Thoughts. They just snuck up on you. They just kind of appear in your mind. You don't know you've had one until after you've had one. It's not fair."
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Crampton Hodnet

The final part of this adaptation of Barbara Pym 's novel. The Right True End of Love Francis decides to live a little while Margaret makes the most of the sales. Another year turns in north Oxford. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Love Francis
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Francis Cleveland: Stephen Moore
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Margaret: Rowena Cooper
Latimer: Crawford Logan
Barbara: Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wardell: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Wardell: Geoffrey Matthews
Anthea: Deborah Rowbottom
Christopher: David Holt
Ellen: Linda Polan

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the theme of Love.
Readers Barbara Leigh -Hunt, Michael Onslow ,
Angela Pleasence , David Rintoul and Paul Shelley.


Readers: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Paul Shelley.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. How effective are separatist publishing houses - for gays women or ethnic minorities? With lesbian writer Sarah Schulman.
Serial: Leaving the Light On. Final part.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Schulman.

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Utmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the offbeat science panel game. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

(Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm,

: I'll Be Caesar

Alan England's play is set in the National Service days of the 1950s.
When a young female tutor in charge of a residential education course for all ranks settles on Julius Caesar as her study text, she can't possibly foresee that events in the classroom will soon begin to mirror those of the play.
Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Director: Dave Sheasby
Captain McIntyre: Russell Dixon
Griff: John Basham
Angsfa: Saskia Downs
Dam: Anthony Cairns
Peter: John Graham Davies
Jim: Ian Mercer
Jonathan: Marcus Romer

: Iconoclasts

This week Trevor Barnes invites Karen Armstrong to pose the question: Does God exist as an objective reality? Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Kaleidoscope in Aberdeen

Paul Allen interjects in the great Scottish art row, talks to local authors and listens to some unusual
Scottish music - the blues. Producer Belinda Sample
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Belinda Sample

: Short Story

Samphire by Patrick O'Brian.
Molly and her husband venture to the very edge of the cliff in search of the samphire plant.
Read by Diana Bishop. Producer Pat Pryor


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.
Read By: Diana Bishop.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Masterson Inheritance

An improvised historical drama based entirely on audience suggestions. 2: The Mastersons and Johnson
The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble dryer.
With Josie Lawrence ,
Paul Merton and Phelim McDermott ,
Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.
Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: New*

: The Archers

The champagne's on Jack.

: Slave City First

Until recently the slave-trading origins of Liverpool have largely gone unexamined in official histories. Mike Boyle , with other members of the local black community, tries to find out why - and what influence this suppression has had on race relations. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Mike Boyle
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Thin Blue Line

James Naughtie goes inside the United Nations to tell the story of the biggest revolution in its history.
3: Peacekeeping in the Killing Fields
Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Mark Gregory.


Presented By: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw.


Presented By: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Love on a Branch Line
Part 4.

: Three for the Road

A trio of plays based on modem American short stories.
3: Rock Springs by Richard Ford.
When Earl, a petty criminal and drifter, takes off south in a stolen car, he takes his girlfriend Edna and his own daughter with him. The atmosphere is both carefree and tense, and the climax poignant and inevitable.
Dramatised by John Harvey Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Richard Ford.
Dramatised By: John Harvey
Director: Dave Sheasby
Earl Middleton: Peter Marinker
Edna: Risa Hall
Cheryl: Roberta Sausville
Negro Woman: Joan Hooley

: News

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