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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


Producer: John Harvey
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Father John McCullagh.


Unknown: Father John McCullagh.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Diary of Adam and Eve

Mark Twain 's comic fable of day-to-day life in the Garden of Eden, read in two parts. Patrick Barlow reads Part 1.
Producer Alexa Moore (Part 2 is tomorrow at 8.40am)


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Producer: Alexa Moore

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

Live from Spring Harvest, Minehead.
We are marching in the light of God; At the name of Jesus (Camberwell); Purify my heart (Refiner's Fire); Philippians 2, w 12-16,4, w48; Shine, Jesus, shine (Kendrick). Director of Music Andrew Maries.

: Families and How to Survive Them: 4: The Astonishing Stuffed Rabbit - and Depression

John Cleese and Dr Robin Skynner discuss relationships.


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner
Producer: Jonathan James Moore
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: The Bible

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians Continuing the series interrupted two weeks ago, Peter Jeffery reads the tenth selection from the Revised Version.
Introduced by Dick France.


Unknown: Peter Jeffery
Introduced By: Dick France.

: Woman's Hour

Sarah Dunant meets Sarah Springman , Chair of the Sports Council.
Serial: Human Voices (5). Penelope Wilton reads Penelope Fitzgerald 's story of life and broadcasting in wartime. Abridged by David Dorward Edrtor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Sarah Springman
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Abridged By: David Dorward
Abridged By: Edrtor Sally Feldman

: Education Matters

I Libby Purves presents the first of a new series reporting on the stories and the people who are making news in the world of education.
This week, what set books should young people read at school and who should choose them?


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The Case of the Luminous Sea Lions

Dave Harvie uncovers a strange link between a Glasgow circus and German U-boats in 1916. Reader Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Dave Harvie
Reader: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

In the second semi-final. Colin Davenport from Buckinghamshire, Alan Rush from Birmingham and Geoff Shaffner from .eeds face the questions from Ned Sherrin. 'roducer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Colin Davenport
Unknown: Alan Rush
Unknown: Geoff Shaffner
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: 'Night Mother

In Marsha Norman 's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sharon Gless stars as Jessie Cates , a woman so disillusioned by life that she wants to commit suicide. Katherine Helmond is her mother. Director Gordon House
(First broadcast on BBC World Service/


Unknown: Marsha Norman
Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Jessie Cates
Unknown: Katherine Helmond

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]
Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow meets composer Mark Anthony Turnage , and also looks down the barrel of the gun movie.
Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Mark Anthony Turnage
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Four Tins of Cat Food at the Back of the Wardrobe

by Janet Stevens.
'She told the man about her family and her unhappy marriage, about her aspirations and disappointments, but she couldn't bring herself to tell him she didn't actually have a cat." Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Janet Stevens.
Read By: Lesley Nicol.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Mo retires hurt.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper gets embroiled in the Anglo-French food wars.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Primary Sources

Janet McTeer stars in William Stanton 's play that deals with the educational issues faced by a newly appointed head teacher at a school in the West Country.
Music by Elizabeth Parker , BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: William Stanton
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
Charlotte: Janet McTeer
Tom: Ciaran Hinds
Virginia: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Blundell: John Rowe
Jenny: Melanie Hudson
Graham: Gareth Armstrong
Mrs Tozer: Tina Gray
Mr Trotter: James Taylor
Mrs Brock: Vivienne Rochester
Young Woman: Cathy Sara

: The New Recruit

2: Squaddies . Albert Bown , who joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1952, revisits his old barracks to inspect the modern army and Fusilier Matthew Harmer. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Albert Bown
Unknown: Fusilier Matthew Harmer.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Max Easterman.


Unknown: Max Easterman.

: Book at Bedtime: Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Crawford Logan reads a ten-part adaptation of P G Wodehouse 's classic comedy of potty dukes, erring nephews, stolen pigs and sundered hearts at Blandings Castle.
Abridged by Patrick Carroll. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: G Wodehouse
Abridged By: Patrick Carroll.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to Michael Mates , the Security Ministerfor Northern Ireland whose defence of Asil Nadir embarrassed the Government and forced him to resign. Producer Alison Perks


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Michael Mates
Producer: Alison Perks

: The Older Woman

Tony Bagley 's comedy drama with a twist. 3: Roy's efforts to get into Jane's good books are boosted when she asks him to help her save a tree. With David Troughton , Nicky Henson. Geoff McGivern , Sue Roderick , John Baddeley , Keith Drinkel , Melanie Hudson and David Holt Music Julian Wastall. Theme sung by Toyah Willcox Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Tony Bagley
Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Nicky Henson.
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Sue Roderick
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: David Holt
Music: Julian Wastall.
Sung By: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Jane: Zoe Wanamaker
Roy: Martin Clunes
Elsa: Toyah Willcox

: News

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