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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


Producer: John Harvey
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Jenny Nemko and Judith Lyons.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko
Unknown: Judith Lyons.

: Today

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


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Parting Shots

"Audio notelets" from Julian Critchley , MP, to his successor Gerald Howarth.
3: How Not to Become a Knight of the Shire. TheThatcheryears, in which Julian likens Margaret's legs to those of a Jack Russell terrier and now ponders on what might have been if only he'd been able to keep such observations to himself. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Gerald Howarth.
Unknown: Jack Russell
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Menagerie

The first in a four-part series in which Fergus Keeling introduces members of his amazing radio menagerie. BatRop This week he tunes into a musical cacophony of twitters, shrieks and whines from an orchestra of insect munchers, fish eaters and blood suckers.


Presenter: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Daily Service

From Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church, Abertillery, led by Rev Roy Jenkins with Cambrensis. Sing unto the Lord a new song; Our Father God; Praise Him; Meekness and majesty; 1 Kings 3, w4-14. Musical Director Kelvin Thomas.


Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins
Director: Kelvin Thomas.

: The Bible

The Pastoral Epistles. Denis Quilley continues reading The Rrst LetterofPaul to Timothy.
Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Producer: Noel Vincent

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray invites you to a celebration of fathers and fatherhood, with Blake Morrison who is reading part 6 of his very personal tribute And When Did You Last See YourFatlwr?
Producer Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Producer: Sally Feldman

: Education Matters

With cuts in higher education funding, Helen Madden asks what is in store for the students of tomorrow.


Unknown: Helen Madden

: The Lost Resort

Morecambe's Midland Hotel stands as a monument to the British seaside at its most splendid. With its art deco design and Eric Gill reliefs, it dominated a town renowned in the 50s as the entertainment mecca of the North.
Visiting the Bay today, Rony Robinson embarks on a personal quest for the lost heyday of a British institution. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Eric Gill
Unknown: Rony Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson returns with the nationwide general-knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
First Round- London. Toby Davies (banker); Jeremy Cotton (biologist); Penelope Feeney (accountant); and George Hill (journalist). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Jeremy Cotton
Unknown: Penelope Feeney
Unknown: George Hill
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: Dark Bells, Green Days

Another chance to hear Florence Percy 's first play for radio.
Edith is elderly and forgetful and Vivien, her daughter, tries to stimulate her memory by showing her mementoes of the past. But when some letters from Vivien's missingdaughter are discovered, their relationship seems threatened.
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Florence Percy
Director: Sue Wilson
Vivien: Nicola Pagett
Edith: Pauline Letts
Cathy: Lois Burgess
Joan: Jill Graham
Derby: John Fleming

: Anderson Country

Call Gerry Anderson on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews a new production of The Magic Flute in Leeds and discusses From the Teeth of Angels, the latest dark fantasy from acclaimed author Jonathan Carroll.
Producer Erika Wright (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Jonathan Carroll.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Jack in the Green

Written and read by Beryl Bainbridge.
The May Day celebrations take a peculiar turn this year. Is it something to do with the poisonous ivy? Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Beryl Bainbridge.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Jack makes Kathy's day.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Deficits

by Derek Lister.
Guy's progressive loss of memory is like a slow death, painful not only for him but for his family, whose compassion is stretched to the limits.
Pianist Mia Soteriou Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Derek Lister.
Pianist: Mia Soteriou
Director: Jane Morgan
Guy: Struan Rodger
Judy: Carole Nimmons
Jamie: Ross Livingstone
Lorna: Frances Tomelty

: The New Recruit

5: Postmen. After 40 years with the Post Office, Bert Robinson returns to the walks with new postwoman Suzanne McLean. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Bert Robinson
Unknown: Suzanne McLean.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov.
A writer dies suddenly. His brother sorts through his papers and becomes intrigued as to who Sebastian Knight really was.
Read in ten episodes by Michael Fitzgerald. Abridged by Roland Challis. Director Philip Martin


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.
Unknown: Sebastian Knight
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald.
Abridged By: Roland Challis.
Director: Philip Martin

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney and her guest Baroness Mary Warnock explore the grey area between belief and unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Baroness Mary Warnock
Producer: Malcolm Love

: The Older Woman

Final episode of Tony Bagley 's comedy drama with a twist, starring Martin Clunes as Roy, Zoe Wanamaker as Jane, and Toyah Willcox as Elsa.
What did Roy and Jane get up to after the concert? And what lengths will Dick go to in his attempts to become Frank Sinatra ?
Music by Julian Wastall. Theme sung by Toyah Willcox Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Tony Bagley
Unknown: Martin Clunes
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Music By: Julian Wastall.
Sung By: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Mr Say: David Troughton
Chad: Nicky Henson
Dick: Geoff McGivern
Wyn: Sue Roderick
God: Jonathan Adams
Advert voiceover: Melanie Hudson
Jocko: David Holt

: News

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