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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Pole.


Unknown: David Pole.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Penny World

4: Meadows of hats, clouds of rice.

: News

: The Moral Maze

The last programme of the series. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on questions of morality raised by one of the week's news stories. Witnesses face cross- examination from Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Janet Daley , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Brigadier Down Under

by Peter Tinniswood. The last of four antipodean reports from the "summer game's" most ardent admirer.
-4 Visit to Naunton. Read by Richard Wilson.
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Read By: Richard Wilson.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Cautionary Tales from the French Countryside

A trilogy recorded in France, written by Judy Leather.
1: The Magic Potion. Alcoholic Melvin works as a barman in a fashionable English pub in Normandy. If only he can mix the right cocktail, all his dreams will come true. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Written By: Judy Leather.
Unknown: Alcoholic Melvin
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Eve: Ingrio Wessler
Melvin: Steve Hodson
Jack: Christian Rodska
Stall holder: Françoise La Gaillarde

: Daily Service

I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath (Monmouth); Psalm 145 w 1-13; Majesty, Worship His Majesty. Director of Music Simon Over.

: The Bible

Chronicles. Final Part.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by writer Naomi Shepherd to discuss Jewish women. Serial: A Rather English Marriage (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Naomi Shepherd

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Trivia Test Match

Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge. Taking the crease are Willie Rushton and Jonathan Rice. With Bill Tidy and Alan Coren. From Tilford Cricket Club, Surrey. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Jonathan Rice.
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Gilbert and George Go to Seaview

In Andy Rashleigh 's comedy, two elderly brothers try to mend an old feud with a special holiday, and spread a little happiness on the way.
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Andy Rashleigh
Director: Tony Cliff
Gilbert: Leonard Fenton
George: John Hollis
Eric: Russell Dixon
Brian: John Griffin
Doris: Judith Davis
Karen: Kathryn Hunt

: Against the Grain: [number removed]

The last programme in the series in which a guest goes against the grain and challenges conventional views on subjects which concern us all. This week, "Families Are Bad for You". Ann-Mane Hourihane awaits your calls. Producer Katie Thomson


Unknown: Ann-Mane Hourihane
Producer: Katie Thomson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews Harold Pinter 's new full-length play Moonlight, starring Ian Holm and talks to author Ronan Bennett about his play for television Love Lies Bleeding. And a report from a piano competition in Leeds ... in a pub. Producer Tim Dee (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Ronan Bennett
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: Cadi Hughes

by Glyn Jones. Ifan Hughes lay dying, worn down by his bossy wife Cadi. Only a miracle could save him. One day a visitor arrived. Cadi opened the door. It was God. Read by Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Glyn Jones.
Unknown: Ifan Hughes
Read By: Sion Probert.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Paris, London

Return to the Paris Theatre for the comedy sketch show. Written and performed by Simon Godley , Robert Harley , Carla Mendonca and Gary Parker. Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Gary Parker.
Producer: Caroline Leddy

: News

: The Archers

Susan feels like dyeing.

: Document

3: The Year of Living Dangerously. In September 1965, seven Indonesian anti-communist generals were targeted by military kidnap gangs in a leftist attempt to seize power. After the coup failed a wave of 'killings followed in which probably half a million communist sympathizers were killed. Who was behind the coup? John Keay talks to Abdul Haris Nasution , the only targeted general to have escaped with his life, and sifts through the evidence. Producer David Perry


Talks: John Keay
Unknown: Abdul Haris Nasution
Producer: David Perry

: The Gift Horses

1: What's In It for Us?. Charity means business. But who benefits from the new gift relaltlonships? In the first of a two-part series John Skrine investigates the charitisation of good works.
Producer Frances Byrne


Unknown: John Skrine
Producer: Frances Byrne

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. For listeners with disabilities.
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 Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime: The Trick of It

9:" you even think of photocopying my letters I shall know."

: Murder on the Orient Express

A five-part dramatisation of Agatha Christie 's novel.
3: Hercule Poirot is convinced that the murderer is still on the train.
Pianist Michael Hasiam
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Pianist: Michael Hasiam
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Monsieur Bouc: Andre Maranne
Miss Ohlsson: Kate Binchy
Pierre Michel: Frank Windsor
Princess Dragomiroff: Sian Phillips
Count Andrenyi: David Thorpe
Countess Andrenyi: Siriol Jenkins
Colonel Arbuthnot: Stephen Hodson
Hardman: John Church

: The Year in Question

Brian Hayes chairs the final of the quiz for radio and television presenters. A Testbed Production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: News

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