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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Eamon Martin.


Unknown: Father Eamon Martin.

: Today

with Anna Ford and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Daywith Rev Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in ParliamentEditor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the musician Alan Hacker.


Musician: Alan Hacker.

: Whackademics

Author David Stafford explores alcohol research which includes getting drunk under lab conditions and drinking a pint while wearing lipstick. Producer Ian Peacock


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Ian Peacock

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross. 2: Admissible Evidence. When Bessie Mundy is found dead in her bath, it looks like a tragic accident. Then detectives discover that two other women have died in identical circumstances, and all three have been married to a certain George Joseph Smith. With Brett Usher. John Evitts. Neville Jason. Gavin Muir , Rachel Atkins. MargaretJohn. David Thorpe and Colin Pinney. Written by Rib Davis Producer Fiona McLean


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Bessie Mundy
Unknown: George Joseph Smith.
Unknown: Brett Usher.
Unknown: John Evitts.
Unknown: Neville Jason.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: David Thorpe
Unknown: Colin Pinney.
Written By: Rib Davis
Producer: Fiona McLean
Narrator: Nick Ross
George Smith: Jonathan Tafler
Bessie Mundv: Oona Beeson

: The Bible

The Letter to the Hebrews. Virginia McKenna reads from the Revised English Bible.
1: Perfect through Sufferings. Introduced by Father John Deehan. Producer Denis Nowtan


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Introduced By: Father John Deehan.
Producer: Denis Nowtan

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Gail Foley in Cardiff.
Short Story: Mysterious Kor. Vintage Elizabeth Bowen in Blitz-torn London. Read by Jane Lapotaire. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Introduced By: Gail Foley
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
FACTSHEET and QUERIES: [address removed]
Producer Julian Hector


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Julian Hector

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The Mayor ofCasterbridge

Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story in four parts.
2: Rivals. "I have kept one thing a secret from you till now and I shall be in my grave when you read this. I can hardly write it but here it is...."


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Eric Clapton and Bob Kingdom discuss the life and work of Truman Capote, and Jean Cocteau 's once-banned play Les Parents Terribles is revived at the National Theatre. With Tim Marlow. Producer Anthony Denseldw


Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Bob Kingdom
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Tim Marlow.
Producer: Anthony Denseldw

: Short Story: The Kingfisher

by Leslie Norris.
"So you're 14," James' father said. "Always a sad anniversary for men of our family. When they reach this age, they're thought old enough to bear a terrible knowledge." Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Caroline Sarli


Unknown: Leslie Norris.
Read By: Laurence Allan.
Producer: Caroline Sarli

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Jill puts her foot in it.
Written by Mick Martin Directed by Chns Wallis
Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mick Martin
Directed By: Chns Wallis
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
NelsonGabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosallnd Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Roger Travers-Macy: Peter Harlowe

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Any Questions?

Robin Cook , MP, Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary; Roger Graef , writer and film-maker; RtHon Michael Howard ,
QC, MP, the Home Secretary; and Archy Kirkwood , Liberal Democrat Social
Security Spokesman, tackle the issues raised in Godalming, Surrey.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Roger Graef
Unknown: Rthon Michael Howard
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Live from Berlin: A Tribute to William Shirer

A great figure of radio history, Shirer died last December. From 1937 to 1940, he reported live from Berlin for CBS in New York, and went on to write The Rise and Fallofthe Third Reich, still recognised as the masterwork on Hitler's Germany. Presented by Clive Davis. Producer Martin Buckley


Presented By: Clive Davis.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

"What Colour Socks do you Wear?"

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and a special guest.
Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Chris Neill

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: News

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