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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and James Naughtie.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr John Newton.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: Digging in the Dark

Is the reality of coal-mining anything like the picture painted by writers, reporters and film-makers? Kim Howells investigates the uneasy relationship between miners and the media.
Producer Joanne Cayford


Unknown: Kim Howells
Producer: Joanne Cayford

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests with lively and stimulating conversation. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

from Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, led by Rev Johnston Mackay.
Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (John Hilton ); Hymn 64 (CH3): 0 God be gracious to me in thy love; Psalm 57, w 1-2, 6-12 and 15-17; 0 Lord, my God (S S Wesley); Hymn 428 (CH3): Lord of Creation to thee be all praise.
Director of Music Philip Rossiter. Organist David Turner.


Unknown: Rev Johnston MacKay.
Unknown: John Hilton
Organist: Philip Rossiter.
Organist: David Turner.

: WordlyWise

Peter Hobday and guests Jonathan Green , Susan Jeffreys , Helen Lederer , and Chris Stuart make a hale and hearty attempt at spick and span derivations of more words and phrases. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jonathan Green
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Bible

Romans. The first of six parts read by Roger McGough. Introduced by John Drane. Abndged by Delia Paton
Producer Michael Roberts


Read By: Roger McGough.
Introduced By: John Drane.
Unknown: Delia Paton
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the legendary jazz singer turned film star Annie Ross.
Serial: Madame Doubtfire (3) by Anne Fine. Read in five parts by Stephen Tompkinson. Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Annie Ross.
Unknown: Madame Doubtfire
Unknown: Anne Fine.
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on a topical issue that affects your finances. 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

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts heat six of the wide-ranging musical quiz. This week, from Huddersfield Town Hall.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Archers

: Travel over Spanish Sighs

Foreign travel on the cheap can be a strain when you don't speak the language, as Val and Trev discover in Douglas Esson 's fraught comedy.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Douglas Esson
Director: Matthew Walters
Val: Melanie Hudson
Tret: Matthew Morgan
Guillaume: Gregory de Polnay
Sane driver: Arturo Venegas
Crazy driver: John Moreno
Woman clerk: Kate Binchy

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. Add your views to the mix of debate, opinions and stories from around the country. Call him on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Two of the year's big pop albums - from Morrissey and Elvis Costello ; Janacek at the Royal Opera House; devotional singing from Pakistan; and a new translation of Dante's Inferno.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised rpt at 9.1 5pm)


Unknown: Elvis Costello
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Royal Flash

by George MacDonald Fraser.
A two-part story featuring the further adventures of the celebrated cavalry officer Harry Flashman.
Read by lain Cuthbertson .
1: Our hero is caught with his trousers down in a London club. Producer Bruce Young
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland. Part 2 is tomorrow)


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Harry Flashman.
Read By: Lain Cuthbertson
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

: Just a Minute

Last in the series.

: News

: The Archers

Lynda's Snowflakes are missing.
Archers producer Vanessa Whitburn talks to AMson Pearson SEE FEATURE page 36


Talks: Vanessa Whitburn

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Mamma Decemba

Nigel D Moffatt 's play, a shrewd, affectionate portrayal of a woman from Britain's black community, won the Samuel Beckett Award in 1985. It was first produced by Temba Theatre Company at Birmingham Repertory Theatre by Alby James who has directed this adaptation.
Mamma Decemba 's husband has just died. Much of what she experiences in her grief is recognisable to us all.


Unknown: Nigel D Moffatt
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Alby James
Unknown: Mamma Decemba
Mamma Decemba: Mona Hammond
Mertel: Angel Wynter
John: T-Bone Wilson
White youth: Nicholas Boulton
Vicar: Dominic Letts
Policeman: Dominic Letts
Woman at police station: Vivienne Rochester
supermarket: Vivienne Rochester

: Previous Convictions

In the first of three talks,
Peter Harrison reflects on some of the things he once believed in. 1: Cures. Nowadays, Peter eyes his lean, healthy-looking GP with suspicion. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Peter Harrison
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

Brian Keenan reads the sixth part of his own extraordinary account of his four-and-a-halfyears as a hostage in the Lebanon. 6: On the Move. Keenan's relationship with John McCarthy develops. Abridged in ten parts by the author Producer Pam Brighton (Rptj


Unknown: Brian Keenan
Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Going Down Under

Another chance to hear the three-part series featuring the confessions of a reluctant emigrant.
1: Leaving Pains. In June 1990, Rosemary Greenham , her partner Alan Hancock and their 2-year old daughter Eleanor left Birmingham to take up a job opportunity in Perth, Western Australia. Alan went first, followed by the others two weeks later. Rosemary recorded it all. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Rosemary Greenham
Unknown: Alan Hancock
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: News

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