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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.


Producer: John Harvey
Producer: Robin Maynard

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Noel Battye.


Unknown: Rev Noel Battye.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

by Sue Townsend.
The fourth of eight episodes. Abridged by Elizabeth Proud Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: Sue Townsend.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: John Tydeman

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests for some stimulating conversation. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

from St German's Church, Cardiff.
Reading: Genesis 4 wl-11. We Turn to You, 0 God of Every Nation (intercessor); Let There Be Light (Concord); God of Freedom, God of Justice (Westminster Abbey). Director of Music Avril Harding


Music: Avril Harding

: Inspiration

In the Science Museum, London, Chris Stuart questions a panel of guests on the world of design and inventions. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Bible

Proverbs. Hannah Gordon and David Suchet read the final selection from the authorised version.
Abridged by Geoffrey Beevers Director Martin Jenkins .


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: David Suchet
Abridged By: Geoffrey Beevers
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Mrsde Winter (6).
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: 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 Korn , take on the Welsh team of Jack Jones and Peter Stead. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton.
Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Peter Stead.
Unknown: Questionmasters Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Touching the Rock

John M Hull , Professor of Religion at Birmingham University, went blind at the age of 40 in 1980. This is his personal account of the experience of blindness.
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson. Dramatised by Jane Coles Director Matthew Walters. IRpt)


Unknown: John M Hull
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson.
Dramatised By: Jane Coles
Director: Matthew Walters.
John: Denis Lill
Marilyn: Rosalind Thomas
Mother: Madge Ryan
Father: Jonathan Adams
Thomas: Sue Sheridan
Sue: Sue Sheridan
Lizzie: Melinda Walker
Alice: Melinda Walker
Alec: John Fleming
David: Michael Roberts
Creswell: John Webb
Thugl Whistler: David Holt
Fairy-tale reader: Siriol Jenkins

: Whackademics

Author David Stafford explores alcohol research, gets drunk under laboratory conditions and meets an egyptologist who makes the beer of the pharaohs. Producer Ian Peacock
Mandy Wheeler Sound Productions


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Ian Peacock
Unknown: Mandy Wheeler

: Eureka

Professor Sir Richard Doll , one of Britain's greatest living medical scientists, best known for showing the connection between lung cancer and smoking, talks to Barbara Myers. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Sir Richard Doll
Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The first new production of the season at the Royal Opera House, Wagner's Mastersingers is reviewed. Also reviewed: Ken Campbell 's play Jamais Vu. Presented by Robert Dawson Scott. Producer Beaty Rubens (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Ken Campbell
Presented By: Robert Dawson Scott.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story: Fluff

by Mary Flanagan.
What's hairy, bouncy and should have stayed in Greece? Read by Maggie Steed. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Mary Flanagan.
Read By: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

on the effects of junk food on children. Producer Sheila Dillon


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The Monday Play: Independent Voice

Gary Mitchell's new play provides some insights into the situation in Belfast as it follows the efforts of two idealistic young men to set up a community newspaper.
Director Pam Brighton


Director: Pam Brighton
Ken Carter: Tim Loane
Larry Simpson: Dan Gordon
Betty Simpson: Eileen Pollock
Alan: Simon Magill
Angela: Paula McFetridge
Bobby Mac: Lalor Roddy
Lisa: Emma Jordan
Mr Harris: Mark Mulholland
Davy: Bj Hogg
Mrs White: Maureen Dow
Simon: Michael Gregory
Policeman: John Hewitt
Kyle Simpson: Michael Lyons

: Silkies

Adrian Mourby concludes his look at life among the Silkies (Single Income and Lots of Kids).2: Workingfrom Home


Unknown: Adrian Mourby

: 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.

: Book at Bedtime: Shakespeare - the Truth

Desmond Oliver Dingle , the alter-ego of Patrick Barlow , starts his controversial five-part expose on the real identity of Shakespeare.
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Desmond Oliver Dingle
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Producer: David Benedictus

: You Heard It Here First

An Actor's Life for Me by Paul Mayhew-Archer . Starring John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.
1: A Stiff Audition. Actor Robert Wilson is desperately seeking work. When an audition comes up, he doesn't have to stick rigidly to the script -just be rigid. Producer Paul Spencer


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Producer: Paul Spencer

: The Shuttleworths

First in a four-part comedy series starring and written by Graham Fellows and being broadcast over the next four nights. Part sitcom, part soap, the series eavesdrops on the comfortable semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth, an aspiring songwriter.
1: Cotton Buddies. From the comfort of his Sheffield semi, John plans a chart-topping hit, but there's a problem - the heads of his tape recorder need cleaning. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Written By: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

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