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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Dick Hamilton.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Brian Hayes interviews the architect Michael Hopkins. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Michael Hopkins.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: A Good Read

Returning with a new series, Edward Blishen and his guests Maureen Lipman and Barrie Rutter select three paperbacks that they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

Immortal, invisible (St Denis); Proverbs 3, w 5-18; Those who trust in the Lord; When we walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey). Director of Music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: The Bible

The Pastoral Epistles continue as Rosemary Leach reads the Letter of Paul to Titus and Frank Windsor reads the Letter of Paul to Philemon.


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Frank Windsor

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: And When Did You Last See Your Father (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Country Matters

A six-part comedy series by Mike Coleman.
2: Dave is looking forward to the local fete, but he soon discovers that even this event can bring out the more unscrupulous elements of village life.
Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Dave: Jonathan Tarer
Cathy: Lesley Sharp
Kevin: Geoff McGivern
Wendell: Robert Daws
Ruth: Rachel Atkins
Vicar: Daniel Strauss
Jim: David Learner
Steve: David Jarvis

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Women Who Do

A five-part comedy series by Arnold Evans , starring Kate Fitzgerald.
1: Tears before BedtimeContract cleaner Mitch can't resist trying to tidy up her clients' private lives as well as their homes.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Arnold Evans
Unknown: Kate Fitzgerald.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Mitch: Kate Fitzgerald
Lucy: Sue Broomfield
Dennis: Roland Curram
George: Ivor Roberts
Pearl: Jeillo Edwards
Tom: Iestyn Jones
Gron: Dudley Owen

: Treasure Islands

How to survive family life - with Tracy Beaker and The Suitcase Kid: author Jacqueline Wilson has mixed a winning formula for children which she discusses with Michael Rosen.


Interviewer: Michael Rosen
Interviewee: Jacqueline Wilson
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As a screen version of Madame Butterfly opens, Brian Sibley investigates why so many stage plays become films. And there's an interview with Malcolm McLaren. Producer Jerome Weatherald (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Malcolm McLaren.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: The Barber

by Robert Nye.
He who is entrusted with clippers and comb is quite round the bend. And is he a threat to the customers?
Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Robert Nye.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson returns with the nationwide general-knowledge contestto find this year's Brain of Britain.


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Archers

It's time to set the record straight.

: A Contentious Breed

Concluding his exploration of role of the Scottish university rector, Charles Kennedy asks how long this unique position can survive the onslaught of universities who would be happier if an insider chaired their court? And is this unpaid but demanding post worth three years of sacrifice and slog? Past rectors recall their experiences. Producer Fiona Couper


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Producer: Fiona Couper

: All in the Mind

: Costing the Earth

Drainage and diversion have been the mainstay offenland farming but the cost is high - within a hundred years over 16 feet of soil has been lost to the winds.
Mark Whittaker asks whether the forces of water can ever be subjugated, be it in the low-tech flood plains of the Mekong or the pumped fields of East Anglia.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Marie Helly

: Who Sings the Hero?

Six stories of individual or group heroism. 5: A Righteous Gentile. In 1938 Gertrude Wijsmuller defied Adolf Eichmann , securing permission to take hundreds of Jewish children out of Vienna.
Barry Turner and Harry Towb tell the story of this virtually unknown Dutch heroine.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Adolf Eichmann
Unknown: Barry Turner
Unknown: Harry Towb
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Gertrude Wijsmuller: Sarah Badel
Moske Landau: Harry Towb
Adolf Eichmann: Jonathan Tafler
Norman Bentwich: Matthew Morgan
Fred Dunstan: Nicholas Murchie
Dutch Consul: John Webb
Radio interviewer: Ann Windsor
Mrs Goldberg: Joanna Wake
Mr Wijsmuller: Eric Allan
Young girl refugee: Sian Jenkins

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Maya Even.

: Book at Bedtime: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov. Part 3.


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross. 3: Somebody's Had a Bonfire. When a body is found in a burned-out car, the investigating team search for a link between the corpse and the owner of the car who was a bigamist several times over.
With Brett Usher , Philip Sully , Neville Jason , James Taylor. Paul Panting , Deborah Berlin, Susannah Corbett , Tom Bevan and Gareth Armstrong
Producer Fiona McLean


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: James Taylor.
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Producer: Fiona McLean
Arthur Rouse: Malcolm Ward
Mrs Rouse: Elaine Claxton
Superintendent Brumby: Colin Pinney

: News

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