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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Robin Maynard


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Robin Maynard

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Barr.


Unknown: Andrew Barr.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Passport to Hell

Pete McCarthy travels through the BBC Sound Archives in search of holidays Past. This week, the lure of the Costas: a package holiday disaster from Arthur Scargill and the remarkable beer bellies of Majorca.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Producer: David Prest

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

Reading: Genesis 46 w 1-7, 28-30.

: Inspiration

From the Museum of the Moving Image, London, chairman Chris Stuart sheds light on some more innovative designs and discoveries when Irene Thomas , Bob Symes. Ian McCaskill and Gareth Jones are put under the spotlight. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Bob Symes.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Gareth Jones
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Bible

Song of Solomon. The first of two parts, read by Robert Stephens and Cathy Tyson. Abridged by Doreen Mahon Producer Ned Chaillet


Read By: Robert Stephens
Read By: Cathy Tyson.
Abridged By: Doreen Mahon
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: The Quick (3)
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selene


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

: 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 Michael Collie. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Michael Collie.
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 are Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton.
Producer Julia Shaw


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

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Understanding Women

by Melissa Murray.
Naomi Wall poisoned three members of her family and disappeared. A researcher, working on a book about crimes committed by women, becomes obsessed by the case.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: Naomi Wall
Director: Cherry Cookson
Daphne: Ann Amassey
Bollingham: Gary Waldhorn
Ricky: Siriol Jenkins
Harry: Robert Glenister
Naomi!: Elizabeth Kelly
Ann: Anne Jameson
Val: Theresa Streatfeild
Ben: John Webb
Charles: Peter Penry Jones
Janet: Eva Stuart
Malcolm: Robert Portal

: Whackademics

In the last of the series, author David Stafford discovers that Britain's ivory towers have been invaded by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Madonna. Producer Ian Peacock
A Mandy Wheeler Sound productions


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Ian Peacock

: Eureka

The last in a series of converstions with scientists. Barbara Myers talks to Russell Stannard , professor of Physics at the Open University, about his thoughts on science and religion and about his books for children. Producer Deborah Cohen


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Russell Stannard
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits the Royal Ballet's s new triple bill, choreographed by William Tuckett , Matthew Hart and William Forsythe. Also Jan Murray reports on 1993 Dance Umbrella. Producer Jerome Weatherald (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: William Tuckett
Unknown: Matthew Hart
Unknown: William Forsythe.
Unknown: Jan Murray
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Riding Pants

Herm dreams of horses and escape from his father's butcher's shop in this story of small-town America by Bernard Malamud.
Read by Harry Towb.
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Bernard Malamud.
Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Everyone's feeling rock bottom.

: The Food Programme

Can there be good food in Britain's fast food outlets, restaurants and cafes when most of them pay slave wages? Marya Burgess investigates greed, contempt and corruption in the catering business. Presented by Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Marya Burgess
Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Dark Messiah

A powerful drama by Mike Harris that is based on a real-life incident.
Kenya 1929: at a Methodist mission station tensions develop between the missionaries and the Kikuyu people as the time for female ritual circumcision draws near.
Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Mike Harris
Director: Adrian Bean
Mary Campbell: Gudrun Ure
William Stevenson: John Church
Chief KabutH: Don Warrington
Sarah: Vivienne Rochester
Reverendjohnstone: George Harris
Benjamin Mbugwa: Sidney Cole
Grandmother: Jeillo Edwards
Virginia: Pauline Yates
Kikuyu mother: Heather Emmanuel
Joseph Kang'ethe: Colin McFarlane
Indian lawyer: Lyndam Gregory
Policeman: David Thorpe
District Officer: James Taylor

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Booker at Bedtime

The last reading from this year's Booker Prize shortlist. Tonight, The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields is read by Tina Gray. Producer David Hunter
(A further extract from the winning novel can be heard tomorrow at 10.45pm)


Unknown: Carol Shields
Read By: Tina Gray.
Producer: David Hunter

: You Heard It Here First

An Actor's Life for Me by Paul Mayhew-Archer . Starring John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.
3: Separate Troubles. Robert and Sue have fallen out.Will they sort things out? Producer Paul Spencer


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

: News

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