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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: Off the Rails

by Lisa St Aubin de Teran , abridged and read by the author.
1: Under the Tidemark with My Mother. "Travelling is like flirting with life...." Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Lisa St Aubin de Teran
Producer: Alison Hindell

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk. Witnesses face cross-examination from Edward Pearce , Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


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

: Hearing Voices, SeeingThings

Martyn Wiley sees some reflections from his own past.
5: Paperbackman. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: No Commitments: 2: Bright Lights

by Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Josie Lawrence as Charlotte.
Much to the annoyance of Victoria, her daughter is abducted by Charlotte, who is intent on showing her the 'bright lights' of Pimlico.


Writer: Simon Brett.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Nicola Pagett
Charlotte: Josie Lawrence
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Giorgio: Dominic Letts
Jereim: Ronald Herdman

: The Bible

Judges. 7: The Outlawing of Benjamin.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Libby Spurrier on the social history of the beach hut. Serial: Jasmine (6)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Libby Spurrier

: From Our Own Correspondent


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah challenges a panel of literary guests in the well-read quiz. Today's guests are Sarah Dunant , David Profu mo, Jeremy J Beadle and Arthur Smith. The reader is Gareth Armstrong. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: David Profu
Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Funny Side of Love

David Stafford's wry comedy about showbiz, eternal triangles and the Eurovision song contest stars Deborah Findlay and Neil McCaul as June and Gary Knight - 60s songsters staging a comeback in a summer season one wet British August.
The boys in the band: Trevor Allan Davies. Bobby Worth. David Stafford
Director Marilyn Imrie


Writer: David Stafford
Piano: Trevor Allan Davies.
Drums: Bobby Worth.
Bass guitar: David Stafford
Director: Marilyn Imrie
June Knight: Deborah Findlay
Gary Knight: Neil McCaul
Charlie: Stephen Ley
Jelly: Geoffrey Durham
Donna: Jill Graham
Damien: John Webb
Kayla: Oona Beeson
Janusc: Trevor Allan Davies
Comic/Attendant: Steve Hodson

: Against the Grain:

[number removed]A guest goes against the grain and challenges conventional views on subjects which concern everyone. This week: "Counselling screws you up." Ann Marie Hourihane awaits your calls. Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Ann Marie Hourihane
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of Alan Ayckbourn 's Time of My Life and Michael Frayn 's intimate new play Here. Also performance from the cabaret show For the Love of Money. Presented by Paul Allen. Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Presented By: Paul Allen.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Art Nouveau

by Helen Campbell.
"I hated visiting my mother - well, not her, the house really, the chaos, the shabbiness, the half-done tasks." Read by Lynn Cahill. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Helen Campbell.
Read By: Lynn Cahill.

: PM

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

4: The Sea. Why did Turner paint it so often - was it its timeless majesty, or because he couldn't draw hands properly? Such questions are answered in this New Age comedy show. Starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. With Carla Mendonca , Armando lannucci and the voice of Tom Baker. Producer Sarah Smith


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

: News

: The Archers

Sid and Kathy go hunting.

: The Silver in the Stone

John Clare , the "peasant poet" born 200 years ago, was first courted then shunned by the literary establishment. Today, ironically, he's compulsory reading on the National English Curriculum. Andy Croft , with contributions from Melvyn Bragg , William Mclllvaney , Rebecca O'Rourke , Mogg Williams and others, claims the same distrust of the untutored voice still prevails among publishers and critics today. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Andy Croft
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: William McLllvaney
Unknown: Rebecca O'Rourke
Unknown: Mogg Williams
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Ages Past

A six-part series by Colin McLaren. Three centuries of English family life through diaries and letters of the time. Interpreting the material are historians Ralph Houlbrooke , Linda Pollock and Roy Porter. Narrated by Lesley Dunlop. 2: The Estate of Childhood
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 Morion: John Rowe

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: Tales from the ArabianNights

with Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad.
5: Homza 's Dance. A hunt for a lost arrow leads prince Ahmed into a magical adventure of sorcery and transformation.
Music: Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan
Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans : Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Music: Sue Harris
Music: Steafan Hannigan
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Nigel Bryant
Ahmed: James Telfer
PeriBanou: Rachel Atkins
Sultan: Philip Anthony
Sorceress: Mary Wimbush
Hussein: Steve Hodson

: The Year in Question

Chairman Brian Hayes. First round: news programmes PMand Today do battle.


Unknown: Brian Hayes.

: News

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