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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Denis Blackledge SJ.


Unknown: Father Denis Blackledge

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Sister Lavinia Byrne.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the news, with Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to six people who were famous for a short period of time.
5: Raymond Guinnane rowed his way to fame as the Hovis boy in a flat cap. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Raymond Guinnane
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest (Chorus Angelorum); Matthew 26, w 36-45; Ah, Holy Jesus (HerzliebsterJesu); God so loved the world (Stainer). Director of Music Paul Joslin.


Music: Paul Joslin.

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

A six-part dramatisation of Mary Wesley 's s novel with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew. 3: Old flames and the racing fraternity turn up at Poppy's father's funeral. With Raad Rawi and Malcolm Ward Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Beatie Edney
Unknown: Poppy Carew.
Unknown: Raad Rawi
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Director: Jane Morgan
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Willie Guthrie: Kim Wall
Fergus Furnival: Andrew Wincott
Victor: James Fleet
Mary: Kate Maravan
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Anthonv Green: Neville Jason

: The Phoenix and the Carpet

Part 4: The children begin to doubt the wisdom of the Phoenix.

: The Royal Maundy Service

Her Majesty the Queen distributes the Royal Maundy at a service in Truro Cathedral. Processional Hymn: Praise to the Holiest: Psalm 138; Hymn: Lord Christ who on thy deart didst bear; Lesson: St
John 13, w 1-16; Lord for thy tender mercy's sake (trad.); Wash me thoroughly (S S Wesley); Ubi Caritas (Durufle); We wait for thy loving kindness (McKie); Lesson: Matthew 25, w 3146 read by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh; 0 Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth (Byrd); Zadok the Priest (Handel); Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross; National Anthem.
Directors of Music Richard Popplewell and David Briggs. Commentary by John Dunn.


Music: Richard Popplewell
Music: David Briggs.
Commentary By: John Dunn.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets writer Sue Townsend. Serial: Sata's Diary (5)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sue Townsend.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Litmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the quiz that brings you science with a smile.
Producer Alyson Mitchell


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Alyson Mitchell

: The Archers

: Sir Colin's New Clothes

In Chris Allen 's satirical look at Big Business, Colin Page finds himself chairman of a multinational company.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Chris Allen
Director: Matthew Walters
Colin: Brian Miller
Mary: Elisabeth Sladen
Nigel: Gareth Armstrong
Give: Peter Whitman
Genevieve: Oona Beeson
Vernon: James Taylor
Greta: Helene Kvale
Tim: David Jarvis
Claudia: Cathy Sara
Shane: Paul Panting
Monty: Lyndam Gregory
Jack: Don McCorkindale
Frank: Cj Allen

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Sue Townsend's The Queen and I comes to the stage in Leicester, and Helen Mirren and John Hurt return to the West End in Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Robert Dawson Scott reports.
Producer John Goudie (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: The Secret Life of Frank Sinnatra

by Robert Graham. In the daytime he worked in a sandwich shop in downtown Belfast. At night, mostly he would be in some club singing. Read by Dan Gordon. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Robert Graham.
Read By: Dan Gordon.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Wendy Jones.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Wendy Jones.

: The Skivers

More comedy from Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw and Melanie Giedroyc and guest Lewis Collins. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Tim De Jongh
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Melanie Giedroyc
Unknown: Lewis Collins.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Freedom at last.

: The Sin of Concealment

In 1969, Donald Crowhurst 's abandoned boat was found 2,000 miles from home after his attempt at the fastest solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. His logbooks revealed his anguish, but also a desperate attempt to deceive the world. Producer John Theocharis


Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Producer: John Theocharis

: With Great Pleasure

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop presents a sharp and witty selection of writing.
Producer Julian Wilkinson (RepeatedSundayat4.15pm)


Editor: Ian Hislop
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Contemporaries of Christ

In the last of the series, actress Fiona Shaw reflects on her faith.
Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Winston Back Home

The latest - and last - series of Peter Tinniswood 's popular comedy. With Bill Wallis , Shirley Dickson , Maurice Denham , Christian Rodska and LizGoulding.
1: So This Is What Happiness Is All About. Nancy and Winston are back home in Winterleaf Gunner.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Shirley Dickson
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

: The State of the Carpet

'Charlotte Mitchell is back by popular request with some of her latest poems. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Gosling on the High Street

Ray Gosling looks at men of commerce who combined profits with principles. 1: LordLeverhulme Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Julia Shaw

: News

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