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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Tim Haggis.


Unknown: Tim Haggis.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: The Unfamiliar Family

Facing the Future. The changes facing the Western family clearly have political consequences but can politics adapt to meet the social challenge they pose? In the last of the series, Glenys Kinnock assesses how well family policies in Britain, the United States and Denmark are designed to face the future.
Producer Anna Partonson


Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Producer: Anna Partonson

: Jane and Prudence

Concluding the dramatisation of Barbara Pym 's sequel to Crampton Hodnet.
6: Mizpah. Fabian buys Jessie a brooch and sends a letter of regret to Prudence. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud. Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Crampton Hodnet.
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud.
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Jane Cleveland: Penelope Wilton
Prudence Bates: Rebecca Front
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Fabian Driver: Julian Glover
Nicholas Cleveland: Benjamin Whitrow
Miss Trapnei: Elizabeth Proud
Geoffrey Manifold: Christopher Scoular
Mrs Glaze: Ann Windsor
Flora: Cathy Sara
Mr Oliver: Glen Hugill

: Daily Service

Philippians 1, w 3-11. Director of Music Leslie Olive.


Music: Leslie Olive.

: The Bible

Luke. Part 6

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Sheila Paine , whose search for ancient Afghan amulet embroideries took her to the remote
Hindu Kush.
Serial: North and South (18)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sheila Paine
Unknown: Hindu Kush.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours


: Kelly's Heroes

Last of the spoof documentaries written and presented by Chris Kelly.
6: The Broadcaster. Starring Sally Grace.
What was it about Barbara Bovis that made her one of Chris Kelly 's personal heroes. Her delicate reportage of human interest stories, or her readiness to show conically shaped vegetables on screen? With contributions from Ned Sherrin , Nigella Lawson , Jennifer Patterson , Brian Bowles. Rebecca Front, Gerard Green , Simon Greenall and Maggie Guess Producer Harry Thompson


Presented By: Chris Kelly.
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Barbara Bovis
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Jennifer Patterson
Unknown: Brian Bowles.
Unknown: Gerard Green
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Producer: Harry Thompson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Death of Ivan llyich

Anton Lesser stars in Leo Tolstoy 's classic tale of a middle-class man with middle-class aspirations who is forced to re-evaluate his life.
Dramatised by Nicholas Mclnemy. Piano Tim Riley Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised By: Nicholas McLnemy.
Piano: Tim Riley
Director: Alison Hindell
Ivan Ilyich: Anton Lesser
Gerassim: Jack James
Praskovya: Dinah Stabb
Schwartz: Ric Jerrom
Piotr Ivanovich: Dominic Letts
Zavalshevsti: Ivor Roberts
Liza: Julie Higginson

: Soapbox

David Mellor invites his guests Rosie Boycott , Nick Hornby and Professor Norman Stone to climb up on the soapbox and rail against their pet hates. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Norman Stone
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews Martin Scorsese 's new film The Age of Innocence, based on the Edith Wharton novel and set in 1870s
New York. Also, an interview with Jonathan Miller as he prepares a new production of Der Rosenkavalier.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Garden of Eden

by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. Carmelita could have coped with living next door to the Garden of Eden if her own life didn't seem so much like Hell. Read by Maggie Cronin. Producer Michael Quinn


Unknown: Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.
Read By: Maggie Cronin.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Darling You Were Marvellous

Sandi Toksvig chairs the panel show which rescues celebrity clips from the darkest corners of the BBC boiler room. With Tony Hawks, Nick Revell , Andy Hamilton and Neil Mullarkey. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Saving John's bacon.

: Soundtrack

Partners in Crime. What is society's response to a form of violence so commonplace that it has only recently been recognised as a crime?
This week's investigative documentary provides an insight into how domestic violence is dealt with by the WPCs at Limehouse Police Domestic Violence
Unit in the East End of London. It is a disturbing fly-on-the-wall story of how this emotionally charged crime is experienced by both the police and the victims themselves.
Producer Lyn Champion. A Rewind production

: Analysis

Whose Promised Land?
- What lies beyond the halting first step of the Gaza-Jericho accord between Israel and the PLO? Can it produce a formula for independence which will address both Palestinian aspirations and Israeli fears?
Stuart Simon asks what are the lessons to be learned about the principles of self-determination.
Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White.


Presenter: Roger White

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: Book at Bedtime: A Better Class of Person

9: Fall of Sparrow

: The Comedians

Eight-part dramatisation of Graham Greene 's novel, starring Michael Kitchen as Brown, with Michael Feast as Jones. Jones is on the run from the Haitian authorities. Brown agrees to help ... and finds himself at the mercy of events. With Tessa Wojtczak, Michael Mellinger, Rudolph Walker, Hans Meyer, Peter van Dissel and Louis St Juste. Dramatised by Rene Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Story by: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Rene Basilico
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Jones: Michael Feast
Smith: James Maxwell
Mrs Smith: Helen Horton
Martha Pineda: Tessa Wojtczak
Louis Pineda: Michael Mellinger
Dr Magiot: Rudolph Walker
Cpt Daker: Hans Meyer.
Purser: Peter van Dissel

: News

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