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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Owen.


Unknown: David Owen.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Paula Clifford.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Paula Clifford.

: The Week on 4

: Perfume from Provence

by Lady Fortescue.
Read in five parts by Stephanie Cole. 3: Gardening.
Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie
(Parts 1 and 2 replaced the advertised programme at
8.40am last Thursday and Friday)


Unknown: Stephanie Cole.
Abridged By: Georgina Brown
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: News

: Live Wires

Richard Coles and Emma Freud explore the appetites and aversions of the British. Producer Lyn Hartman


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Questions of Taste

The food quiz, with Chris Kelly , Oz Clarke , Antony Worral Thompson , Thane Prince and Brian Turner. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Antony Worral Thompson
Unknown: Brian Turner.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Daily Service

from Holy Trinity Church, Bath. Led by Rev Dave Pole. With the Jane Lilley Singers. Psalm 23; John 8 w 26-36; Take, Eat, This Is My Body; Give Thanks. Director of Music Jane Gibb.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole.
Music: Jane Gibb.

: The Bible

Ian Hogg reads seven extracts from Judges. 4: The Downfall of Abimelech. Abndged by Andrew Simpson
Producer David Bendictus


Unknown: Ian Hogg
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Bendictus

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee. Third of 12episodes read by Souad Faress. Music: Howard Blake 's Piano Concerto Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bharati Mukherjee.
Read By: Souad Faress.
Music: Howard Blake
Music: Sally Feldman

: Inside Money

1: A Place in the Sun

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1993

Chairman Robert Robinson. Second semi-final: The Midlands, the North and the West of England. Ian Sadler (mature student); Peter Kilty (solicitor); David Shiels (mature student); John Case (lecturer).
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Peter Kilty
Unknown: David Shiels
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Yaxley's Cat

by Carnegie Award-winner Robert Westall. Nothing in Sepp Yaxley 's cottage had been touched since the day he ... disappeared. Not even the Wellingtons by the door. For Rose and her children, a perfect place for a holiday adventure. Until the cat turned up.
Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Robert Westall.
Unknown: Sepp Yaxley
Director: Nigel Bryant
Rose: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Jane: Susan Mann
Tim: Richard Pearce
Vicar: Jonathan Wyatt
Miss Yaxley: Patience Tomlinson
Nathan Gotobed: Peter Tuddenham
Jack Sydenham: Graham Howes
ShopkeeperlDoctor: Jo Kendall

: Conversation Piece

In the last programme of this series, Sue MacGregor meets Jeremy Sams , composer, translator and director, to talk about his many-faceted career. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott talks to founder of the Royal Ballet Dame Ninette De Valois in celebration of her 95th birthday. Also a review of Oscar Hijuelos 's novel and music from guitarist Robert Fripp.
Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: De Valois
Unknown: Oscar Hijuelos
Guitarist: Robert Fripp.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Kiss MeHardy

A new story written and narrated by Beryl Bainbridge.
The cruise is bound for Gibraltar. On board Hardy Roget fears the attentions of Sheila Drummond , so he invents a fictional friend. But.... Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.
Unknown: Hardy Roget
Unknown: Sheila Drummond
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Willie Rushton , Barry Cryer , Paul Merton and Tim Brooke-Taylor on the floor. With musical accompaniment from Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Philosophical Phil ponders his future.


Unknown: Philosophical Phil

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on ajourney.
1: Peter Matthiessen relives a long trek in the land of the legendary yeti, from Kathmandu to the remote Crystal Mountain high in the Himalayas, and his search for that elusive and beautiful creature -the snow leopard. Reader Robert Jezek. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Peter Matthiessen
Reader: Robert Jezek.
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Monday Play: The Weather in the Streets

by Rosamond Lehmann, dramatised in two parts.
Concluding part: "I was always thinking something awful would happen to Rollo, he'd be snatched away from me behind an official barricade of lawful friends and relations ... Because I loved him and he was threatened, by life, by me, I don't know...."
With Angela Pleasence as Olivia and Simon Cadell as Rollo.
With Fred Bryant , Brain Carroll , Eva Stuart , Gregory De Polnay and Roger Hammond Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys Director Jane Morgan
(Forremainder of cast, see Part One of "The Weather in the Streets. at 7.50pm on Saturday and "Invitation to the Waltz" at 2.30pm on Saturday)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Fred Bryant
Unknown: Brain Carroll
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Gregory De Polnay
Unknown: Roger Hammond
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Director: Jane Morgan
Ivor Craig: Tom Wilkinson
Mr Tredeaven: Peter Baldwin

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

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

Ian McDiarmid reads the sixth of ten episodes of James Kennaway 's novel. Abridged by Pete Morgan Producer Stewart Conn


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

: You Heard it Here First

Delve Special
Investigative reports by David Lander.
1: Cowboys. When a builder burnt down their house. Ronald and Yvonne Worthington went to their solicitor. That's when their troubles really started.
Studio production by Stephen Fry , assisted by Julia Hills , Phil Nice and Dawn French. Dramatic reconstructions by Jack Klaff , Robert Bathurst , Mark Arden and Stephen Frost. Research by Tony Sarchet.
Editor Paul Mayhew Archer (first broadcast in 1986)


Unknown: David Lander.
Unknown: Yvonne Worthington
Production By: Stephen Fry
Assisted By: Julia Hills
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Stephen Frost.
Unknown: Tony Sarchet.
Editor: Paul Mayhew Archer

: The Gypsy Genius

In the first of six programmes on the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt , Max Harrison looks at his early years in Paris, where he began to play jazz. Producer Derek Drescher


Guitarist: Django Reinhardt
Guitarist: Max Harrison
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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