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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk , with Ruth Deech , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Hearing Voices, Seeing Things

Ian McMillan sees some reflections from his own past. 4: Dump It.
Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: No Commitments

A second series of Simon Brett's comedy drama. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as her sister Victoria and Josie Lawrence as her other sister Charlotte. Frail Memorials. A memorial service provides the backdrop to some sisterly sparring - and the perfect opportunity for Charlotte to do an audition. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Judy: Teresa Gallagher
Jeremy: Ronald Herdman
John: Dominic Letts

: The Bible

judges. Episode 2: The Song of Deborah.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Emma Kingsley looks at the work of the 12th-century composer and mystic, Abbess Hildegard of Bingen.
Serial: Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee , read in 12 episodes by Souad Faress. Jane Ripplemeyer lives in America, but once she was Jhoti/Jasmine in India. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Music: Howard Blake 's Piano Concerto


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Emma Kingsley
Unknown: Abbess Hildegard
Unknown: Bharati Mukherjee
Unknown: Souad Faress.
Unknown: Jane Ripplemeyer
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Music: Howard Blake

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah challenges a panel of literary guests including Roger McGough , Brian Patten , Adrian Henri and Gladys Mary Coles, with readings by Dominic Letts. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Gladys Mary
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Life Class

by Harry Quinn and Colin Douglas.
Heather and Fraser meet for the first time outside school in the out-patients' clinic of their local hospital. Over the next year of treatment, Heather gently teaches Fraser to cope with the reality he has been trying so hard to avoid....
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Harry Quinn
Unknown: Colin Douglas.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Fraser: Tom Smith
Heather: Wend Yseager
Nurse: Monica Gibb
Receptionist/Secretary/Patient: Mamie Stirling
Teacherl /Doclor: Finlay McLean

: Against the Grain

[number removed]Each week a guest challenges conventional views. This week: "A month in the country is a month in hell. "Ann Mane Hourihane awaits your calls. Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Ann Mane
Producer: James Clarke

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reviews Swan Lake and talks to the mountaineer's favourite author Joe Simpson. Plus photographs by Wilfred Thesiger.
Producer Mike Greenwood (Revised repeat at 9 15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Joe Simpson.
Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Short Story: Good Night, Julius

by Gwyn Thomas. A fishy, feline tale.
Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Caroline Sarli


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas.
Read By: Laurence Allan.
Producer: Caroline Sarli

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Comedy with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring , Rebecca Front, Armando lannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
3: The Human Body. Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Archers

Canvassing for the cricket committee hots up.

: On The Road Again

The final leg of Simon Dring 'sjoumey along the hippy route east.
4: SomeKiiidofPilgrimage. Every traveller in India is a seeker of sorts....
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Simon Dring
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Ages Past

A six-part series by colin McLaren.
Three centuries of English family life told through diaries and letters. Interpreting the material are historians Ralph Houlbrooke , Linda Pollock and Roy Porter. Narration by Lesley Dunlop. 1: The Great Perils of Childbirth
Fiddle music by Rosemary Fumiss Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Colin McLaren.
Unknown: Ralph Houlbrooke
Unknown: Linda Pollock
Unknown: Roy Porter.
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop.
Music By: Rosemary Fumiss
Producer: Louise Purslow
Alice Thornton: Stephanie Cole
Nicholas Blundell: Benjamin Whitrow
The Marchioness Grey and her daughters: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Elizabeth Gaskell: Eleanor Bron
Alfred Morton: John Rowe

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: 071.[number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) WRITE TO: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC, London W1A1AA


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy.


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Seven traditional stories of love, magic and mystery. With Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 4: The Ninth Pedestal. A prince inherits eight priceless statues. But the ninth is missing, and will equal the value of all the others, and more besides...
Music: Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Steafan Hannigan
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Nigel Bryant
Prince Zain: James Telfer
Moubarak: John Baddeley
Genie: Steve Hodson
Maysun: Teresa Gallagher

: News and Phone-in By-election Special

James Naughtie introduces coverage of the Christchurch by-election result and gives you the chance to phone in and talk politics on [number removed]. Producer Charles Sigler


Introduces: James Naughtie
Producer: Charles Sigler

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