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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Martin Palmer , religious adviser to the World Wildlife Fund.


Unknown: Martin Palmer

: Today

With John Humphrys and Peter Hobday , With Sue MacGregor at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Torquay.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Bad Housekeeping

Domestic mayhem at 196 Cranford Gardens -the home of Dulcie Domum. Written and adapted by Sue Limb and read by Marty Cruickshank. 6: Crying Wolf
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Dulcie Domum.
Read By: Marty Cruickshank.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

led by Canon Dr John Sentamu. With the Anglican Youth Fellowship Choir of Uganda. Reading: Genesis 21, w 1-8.


Unknown: Canon Dr John Sentamu.

: WordlyWise

Peter Hobday elicits the right shade of meaning from Frances Edmonds , Carole Hayman , Chris Stuart and Simon Brett. Producers Colin Swash and Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producers: Colin Swash
Producers: Jo Clegg

: The Bible

Daniel. Alec McCowen reads the first of five parts.
Abridged by Roger Pine ; Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Abridged By: Roger Pine
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Robinson.
Serial: A Rather English Marriage (13) Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Anne Robinson.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

071-5804444with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Virginia Eastman LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

With John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The London team, Irene Thomas and Eric Kom , take on the Midlands team of Peter Oppenheimer and John Julius Norwich. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton.
Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Unknown: Questionmasters Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke and James Naughtie.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Pledge

by Friedrich Durrenmatt.
Matthews is a gifted detective but his clinical approach makes him unpopular with his colleagues. When a child is murdered, he risks everything to solve the case. with Gill Graham David Holt , Siriot Jenkins . James Teffer , Philip Anthony , John Webb and Alexander Thomson Adapted by Peter Thomson Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Friedrich Durrenmatt.
Unknown: Gill Graham
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Siriot Jenkins
Unknown: . James Teffer
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Alexander Thomson
Adapted By: Peter Thomson
Director: Claire Grove
Matthews: Keith Drinkel
Tanner: Tom Georgeson
Horton: Jonathan Adams
Halsey: Matthew Morgan
Burkhard: Terence Edmond
Lxk: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Scott: Gudrun Ure
Mary: Nadine Ballantyne

: Eureka

Conversations with scientists. Heinz Wolff , Professor of Bioengineering at Brunei University, talks to Barbara Myers about the events which set him off on a career in medical research, space biology and television. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott meets conductor Michael Tilson Thomas ; the National Theatre hits the road with a production of Brecht's Mother Courage by Hanif Kureishi ; and the verdict on Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's collection of stories. Producer Nicki Paxman (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: TheBeautiful Trousers

by Valentin Katayev.
"His neighbours ate. Not less than four pounds of excellent black bread and coarse salt...." But how would he eat? Read by Dominic Letts. Translated by Mirra Ginsburg Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Valentin Katayev.
Read By: Dominic Letts.
Translated By: Mirra Ginsburg
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Wendy Jones.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Wendy Jones.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: An Angel In the House

Geordie girl Thelma Hussein converted to Islam when she married Mohammed, an immigrant Yemeni seaman. Together the couple run a boarding house at the heart of the Tyneside Arab community. Producer Belinda Cherrington


Unknown: Thelma Hussein
Producer: Belinda Cherrington

: The Soldier Moves

Mona falls in love with a black British Army officer serving in Ulster. She contrives to meet at her uncle's cottage, but the suicide of a local girl intervenes.
Director Michael Fox


Director: Michael Fox
Major Oliver Miyatti: Hugh Quarshie
Mona: Claudia McNulty
Lt Ian Keogh: Lorcan Cranitch
U Hugh Cassidy: Simon Treves
Emilia: Kathryn Hunt
Benice: Deborah McAndrew

: The Case of theLuminous Sea Lions

Dave Harvie uncovers a strange connection between a Glasgow circus and German U-boats in 1916. Reader Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Dave Harvie
Reader: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial WorldTonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime:Strange Loyalties

The third of William Mcllvanney 's Laidlaw detective novels is read in ten parts by Tom Watson.
Abndged by Trevor Royle Producer Hamish Wilson


Unknown: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Unknown: Trevor Royle
Producer: Hamish Wilson

: You Heard it Here First

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Based on the book by Douglas Adams. Fit the Fourth. It has been revealed to
Arthur Dent that the earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Book By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect and Deep Thought: Geoffrey McGivern
ZaphodBeeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthise and Cheer leader: Jonathan Adams
Vroomfonde/Shooty: James Broadbent

: Benny's Boys

In 1936, the Benny Goodman trio played with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton in an impromptu jam session and the Benny Goodman Quartet was formed. In the second of five programmes, Geoffrey Smith introduces recordings by this most exciting of the Goodman small groups. Producer Derek Drescher (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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