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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Owen.


Unknown: David Owen.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Archive Feature

Simon Fanshawe delves into the BBC Sound Archive.
Producer Sally Ratman


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Sally Ratman

: News

: Live Wires

A nationwide guide by Richard Coles and Emma Freud to the appetites and aversions of the British people from the Watford Gap to the Isle of Mull. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly recalls Oz Clarke and Antony Worral Thompson to Clare College, Cambridge, for another edition of the food and drink quiz. With Jennifer Patterson and Ursula Ferrigno. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Antony Worral Thompson
Unknown: Jennifer Patterson
Unknown: Ursula Ferrigno.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Daily Service

Led by Denis Nowlan from Chelmsford Cathedral.
Holy, Holy, Holy (Thalben-Ball); Father Most Holy; Sing My Soul (Stanley Vann); Father of Heaven (Rivaulx). Director of Music Graham Elliott. Organist Neil Weston.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan
Organist: Graham Elliott.
Organist: Neil Weston.

: The Bible

Joshua. Read in four episodes by Leo McKern. 3: The Sun Stands Still. Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Leo McKern.
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial : Fatlands by Sarah Dunant. The llth of 13 parts read by Barbara Flynn. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Dunant.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on how to make the most of your money. Producer Frances Macdonald (Lines open from 10.00am)


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass
FACTSHEET: Send large s a e to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1993

Chairman Robert Robinson. First semi-final: The Home Counties and the South of England.
Victory Corney (hospital administrator); Geoff Colton (retired computer systems designer); Richard Green (hotel night porter); Roger Keevil (theatrical wigmaker).
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Geoff Colton
Designer: Richard Green
Unknown: Roger Keevil
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Hay Fever

A summer comedy by Noel Coward.
The Bliss family are ultra-bohemian and have "weekends". This time they have each invited a guest without telling one another. Result: mayhem!
With an introduction by Sheridan Morley.


Author: Noel Coward.
Introduction by: Sheridan Morley
Director: Leslie Lawton
Judith Bliss: Judi Dench
David Bliss: Michael Williams
Richard Greatham: Geofrey Palmer
Myra Arundel: Celia Imrie
Jackie Coryton: Patricia Brake
Sandy Tyrell: Christopher Blake
Simon Bliss: Patrick Pearson
Sorel Bliss: Alison Reid
Clara: Patricia Hayes

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to the Mexican-American flautist Elena Duran about her life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen 's studio guest is the composer Michael Nyman. There is a review of a new production of Tristan and Isolde from Bayreuth, and an exhibition of Zimbabwean sculpture in Cambridge. Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Michael Nyman.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: Tears the World Does Not See

by Anton Chekhov.
Lt Col Rebrotyesov is the envy of his friends. With a wife prepared to entertain them at all hours, even after a drunken night at the club - what more could a man want?
Read by Michael Kilgarriff. Translated by Arnold Hinchliffe Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: Lt Col Rebrotyesov
Read By: Michael Kilgarriff.
Translated By: Arnold Hinchliffe
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

In the chair: Humphrey Lyttelton. Round the table: Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. At the piano: Colin Sell. producer Jon Magnusson


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Caroline's shadow will not go away.

: The Food Programme

In the last programme of the series Derek Cooper follows up some of the issues raised this year.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Straw

by Melissa Murray. With Phyllis Logan as Eleanor and Stephen Moore as David. The pressures of working in the Health Service weigh heavily on husband-and-wife GPs David and Eleanor. Their marriage is under strain, but ironically it is David's success rather than failure that proves to be the final straw. with Jillie Meers , Philip Anthony , David Holt , John Fleming and Pauline Yates Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: Phyllis Logan
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Director: Cherry Cookson
Rosie: Maureen Beattie
Dick: Christopher Godwin
Gina: Teresa Gallagher
Iona: Sian Jenkins
Grace: Jill Graham
Brian: John Webb

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Martin Webber.


Presented By: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw.


Presented By: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime: The Cost of Living Like This

James Kennaway 's novel, published posthumously in 1969, explores a triangular love situation: dying man, wife and mistress.
Ian McDiarmid begins a ten-part reading. Abridged by Pete Morgan Producer Stewart Conn


Unknown: James Kennaway
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Abridged By: Pete Morgan
Producer: Stewart Conn

: You Heard it Here First

Up the Garden Path
A radio version of her novel by Sue Limb . Starring Imelda Staunton as Izzy. Final part: OverandOut
Producer Jonathan James-Moore (First b 'cast in 1987)


Novel By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael: Nicholas Le Prevost
Dick: Mike Grady
Gwyn: Sion Probert
Louise: Phyllida Nash

: News

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