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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Dermot Preston.


Unknown: Father Dermot Preston.

: Today

With Peter Hobday and Graham Leach. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father John McDade.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Graham Leach.
Unknown: Father John McDade.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Bill Morris , General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Bill Morris
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him (Alleluia); Luke 12, w 13-21; For the World and All its People (Trad. Nicaraguan); There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Musical director Barry Rose.


Director: Barry Rose.

: Just a Part of the Furniture

Last in the series looking at everyday Pieces of furniture and the stories they tell of our lives. My Universal Friend - the Table. We wine and dine at the table and gather round it for argument and discussion. Is it a symbol of our hospitality or a barrier to domestic harmony? Presented by Clare Jenkins. Producer Julia Shaw


Presented By: Clare Jenkins.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The Bible

Job. Final part. ffw details see Monday)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Some children just don't grow at the same pace as their peers. They're not ill, but the taunts, bullying and loss of their teen years can affect them for the rest of their lives. Corinne Julius talks to children and doctors about what can be done for them.
Serial: Mrs De Winter (13)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Talks: Corinne Julius

: You and Yours

With John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Any Bloke

by Gary Brown. A six-part comedy series starring Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin as Sarah and Shirley Stelfox as Fay.
3: Little Porkies. "I admire you, Phil. You have a bright yellow aura, and Liam says You're the most sickeningly honest bloke he has ever known." Will Martha trick Phil into revealing the truth about Liam?
Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Gary Brown.
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Producer: Ann Jobson
Liam: Steve Steen
Qerol: Cllloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne
Martha: Rebecca Front
Sam: Ben Brown

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Splendid Isolation

When Caroline moves into her flat in Docklands it is the beginning of her new-found independence, but in Angela Turvey's play, her growing friendship with a cleaner changes everything.


Writer: Angela Turvey
Cellist: Judith Brydon
Director: Claire Grove
Caroline: Oona Beeson
Deborah: Vivienne Rochester
Julia: Pauline Yates
Rachel: Joanna Mays
Luke: Julian Rhind Tutt

: Treasure Islands

Wendy Cooling joins Michael Rosen to review fiction for older children. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad.

: On the Road for a Song

This week Lucie Skeaping travels to Devon, where she picks out a tune on the concertina and melodeon, joins the rhythm section on a pair of donkey bones, and discovers that Widdecombe is not the only local fair to be celebrated in song.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Producer: Daniel Snowman

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn reviews the film releases of the week, including Matt Dillon in Mr Wonderful and an adaptation of Ian McEwan 's novel The Cement Garden. Also a celebration -the Moog synthesizer is 25 years old. Producer John Goudie
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Matt Dillon
Unknown: Mr Wonderful
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Notes from a Respectable Cockroach

by Patricia Highsmith.
Life at the Hotel Duke has become too much for this particular cockroach. He decides it's time to move onwards and upwards. Read by William Hootkins. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.
Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

Altogether now, for the village pump.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Blind Eye

2: Miami's Vice - the Fraud Capital of the World. Whether by telephone swindles, phoney business deals or dodgy banking, the "enterprise" crooks in South Florida are getting away with millions. Does it matter if the authorities turn a blind eye? How can such ill-gotten gains possibly affect us? Tim Sebastian continues his investigation.
Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: In Business

Most bosses are sure they know best when it comes to running their firm. But what happens when visiting consultants think it's time to make some changes? Nigel Cassidy follows the fortunes of one company as it gets a second opinion. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm;

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Booker at Bedtime:

Tonight Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff is read by David Jarvis.


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Read By: David Jarvis.

: East Going West

Last in the series in which Mark Tully gets the people of South Asia to give their own surprising perspectives on the countries from which he has been reporting for the past 25 years.
Poor Understanding. "How do you cope with the poverty?" is the question Mark Tully is most often asked by Westerners. Jamuna Das , a shoe-shine boy on the pavements of Calcutta, and some of the city's beggars, have their own answers.


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Jamuna Das

: News

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