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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Robert Ellis.


Unknown: Rev Robert Ellis.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Bad Housekeeping

5: Crossing the Rubicon

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The first castaway in this new series is writer Isabel Allende.


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes
WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Dear Diary

for September 17, the last programme in the series presented by Simon Brett. Count Tolstoy castigates himself for bad behaviour in 1854; Sussex shopkeeper Thomas Turner is the talk of East Hoathly in 1762; and hospital hierarchy makes life difficult for young wartime nurse Mary Morris. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Sally Cookson and Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAII


Presented By: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Thomas Turner
Readers: Mary Morris.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: June Barrie
Readers: Sally Cookson
Readers: Rex Holdsworth.
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Bible

Esther. Concluding excerpt.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Shyama Perera.
Serial: A Rather English Marriage (12)


Introduced By: Shyama Perera.

: The Natural History Programme

Tales from the Siberian marshlands this week, of brightly coloured waders, exotic wildfowl and somersaults in the mud. Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: Please send a large S.A.E to: [address removed]

: The Gardening Quiz

With questionmaster Stefan Buczacki and two teams led by I rene Thomas and Norman Painting. The guests in the last Programme of the series are Tony Britton , Jan Leeming , Lady Antonia Fraser and Sir Bernard Ingham.
Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Norman Painting.
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Tono-Bungay

by H G Wells. Final part.
The patent medicine has been launched with vaudevillian gusto by Uncie Teddy.


Unknown: H G Wells.
Unknown: Uncie Teddy.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents report on one of the main topics in this week's news. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Sir John Harvey-Jones and Bonnie Falconer select three paperbacks that they consider to be a good read.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Bonnie Falconer
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tom Stoppard 's play Travesties is revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company, starring Anthony Sher. Tim Marlow offers a first-night review and discusses a major show of American 20th-century art. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Anthony Sher.
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: The Mama Chorus

by Dilys Rose.
"So what kind of singing d'you do then? "Anything with a contract," she said, "soul to salsa".
Read by Louise Beattie. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Dilys Rose.
Read By: Louise Beattie.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 1M
PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

All the latest news from the world of transport as Peter Macann and Janet Trewin visit the Southampton International Boat Show. Producer David France


Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Janet Trewin

: News

: The Archers

Written by Mary Cutler
Director Tim Coleman Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Tim Coleman
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
JillArcher: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
SdPerks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy :: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clame Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Clice Horrobin: Alex Jones

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television. Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown , MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats; Pamela Charlwood , Regional General Manager of the South West Region Health Authority; and Jack Straw , MP, Opposition front bench Local Government spokesman tackle the issues raised in Okehampton, Devon. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Pamela Charlwood
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Stop Press

with John Diamond. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

There Can Be No Revolution without

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Peter Serafinowicz review the week's news with a heady blend of topical satire and satirical topicality. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Rushes

The last in a series of programmes to lend your ears to.
Ad Lib. Cautiously she opened the garden gate and began to edge down the street.... such dangers. Producer Piers Plowright


Producer: Piers Plowright

: News

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