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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Ruth Robinson.


Unknown: Ruth Robinson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Father of Heaven Whose Love Profound
(Rovauix, BBC HB 290); Matthew 6, w 5-8; To Thee, 0 Lord, Do I Lift My Soul (Rachmaninov); Father Hear the Prayer We Offer (BBC HB 352). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: This Island Now

The nation's heart laid on a slab and anatomised by Ray Gosling.
3: The Caravan. 295,000 heads of families in the British Isles now pledge allegiance to the Caravan Club. Their national rally, held at Sandringham, includes beer, fun for children and an intimate flagpole ceremony. But would the south Essex decorated car be interrupted by the pad of the corgi's hoof? Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Ray Gosling.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Bible

Exodus. Final Part.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the Chilean novelist Isabel Allende.
Story: Salt of the Earth by Rebecca West from Infinite Riches. Second of two parts.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Gardeners' Question Tune

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm)

: You and Yours

: The False Inspector Dew

Last of a five-part dramatisation of Peter Lovesey 's novel.
With Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia and Oona Beeson as Alma. Walter has been shot. Alma no longer loves him. Did they murder his wife for nothing?
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Alma. Walter
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
lack: Steve Hodson
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Finch: David Holt
CaptRostron: Jonathan Adams
Saxon: Keith Drinkel
Steward: John Webb
Kathy: Sandra James-Young

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Safe in Our Hands: 1: 1949-1955: We Are Making a New World

Colin Douglas's four-part drama serial on the history of the National Health Service, seen through the lives of two generations of Edinburgh doctors. Adapted by the author from his novel Sickness and Health.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Director: Patrick Rayner
Lennie: Paul Young
Burton-Smith: John Bett
Ratho: David McKail
Bridie: Iain Agnew
Yuùi MacGrigor: John Ramage
Lauder: Sandy Neilson
Larimer: Robin Thomson
Miss Cuthbertson: Sheila Donald
Margaret: Monica Gibb
Sandy: Wendy Seager

: Smashing Pots

Anthropologist Nigel Barley shares his passion for African pots and the wealth of meanings they contain. 1: A Pot of Messages.


Unknown: Nigel Barley

: File on 4

Can South Africa's police force be persuaded to back the country's moves towards multi-party democracy? Reporter Tom Carver.


Reporter: Tom Carver.

: The Parts

Lone inventors have produced many indispensable gadgets.
In the last programme of the series, Alun LewisvisitsEurope 'slargestinventors'fair and discovers what may be the next big thing to hit the high streets. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Alun Lewisvisitseurope
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reviews the week's new films including John Landis 's Innocent Blood and Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger, also High Art and Low Life , decadent images for the late 19th century, at the V & A Museum. Producer Rachel Yorke
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: John Landis
Unknown: Low Life
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: Short Story: The Right Set

Final episode: "Opening another man s property did not come easily to the membership of the tennis club."

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain 1993

Chairman Robert Robinson.


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: News

: The Archers

Lynda's the worm that turns.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Baby Farming and Baby Murder

Baby farmer Margaret Waters was hanged in 1870 for letting a child starve to death ... Stanley Williamson investigates the events leading up to the "Act for the Better Preservation of Infant
Life" - the first piece of legislation to be concerned with the welfare of children. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Margaret Waters
Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: The Reith Lectures

Working in ivorytowers or public offices, concentrating on private thoughts or challenging orthodoxy - Edward Said , Professor at Columbia University, examines how intellectuals have been defined and what their role should be in the modern world.
1: Representations of the Intellectual. Producer Anne Winder


Unknown: Edward Said
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4. 05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime: Witchbroom

Last part: The Tale from the House by the &a

: In the Company Archives

4: Poise and Deportment. Nigel Farrell serves up a reminder of how women once fared in commerce and industry.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: News

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