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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day, with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

by TS Eliot.
2: The Song of the Jellicles, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, Old Deuteronomy and MrMistoffelees.
Readers are Fenella Fielding, Wendy Hillier , Maurice Denham and Derek Jacobi.


Unknown: Wendy Hillier
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


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

: Daily Service

Awake, awake fling off the night (Deus tuorum militum); Acts 2, w 37-end; My heart ever faithful (Bach); I come with joy (St Botolph).
Director of Music Christopher Stokes


Music: Christopher Stokes

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests professors Steve Jones and Wendy Savage select three paperbacks they consider to be a good read: Kafka's Metamorphosis and Other Stories, A S Byatt's Still Life, and A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Wendy Savage
Unknown: Oliver Sacks.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Talking Poetry

with Jackie Kay. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Alison Fell tells Jenni Murray about her discovery of the work of the ancient Japanese poet Onogoro. Serial: G Is for Gumshoe (2)


Unknown: Alison Fell
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Country Matters

Last episode of the comedy series by Mike Coleman.
Cathy wants to return to the city, Dave wants to stay in the country. A visit to London is arranged to settle the dispute.
Producer Ann Jobson


Writer: Mike Coleman.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Dave: Jonathan Tarer
Cathy: Lesley Sharp
Kevin: Geoff McGivern
Wendell: Robert Daws
Ruth: Rachel Atkins
Jim: David Learner
Steve: David Jarvis
Tracy: Melanie Hudson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Women Who Do

The final part of Arnold Evans ' comedy starring Kate Fitzgerald.
A FrenchRevolution. The cleaners at Spit 'n' Polish land a dream contract in the south of France. But Mitch knows there has to be a snag.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Arnold Evans
Unknown: Kate Fitzgerald.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Mitch: Kate Fitzgerald
Lucy: Sue Broomaeld
Jilly: Louise Holland
Forty Watts: John McArdle
Tom: Iestyn Jones
Ange: Lyn Hunter
Paul: Tony Beck

: Treasure Islands

From Norse myth to Beowulf and beyond - Kevin Crossley Holland tells Michael Rosen why he has devoted his life to collecting and retelling traditional tales. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Kevin Crossley Holland
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. Add your views to the mix of opinions and stories from around the country. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Kathleen Hale created one of the century's favourite felines, Orlando the Marmalade Cat. Now in her 96th year, she has just published her memoirs. Brian Sibley meets her, and reports on this week's new films, including David Hare 's The Secret Rapture, starring
Juliet Stevenson. Producer John Goudie
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Kathleen Hale
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: After the Garden

by Frank Ronan.
She had lived two lives: one at the big house, the other with the male strippers. Read by Frances Jeater. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frank Ronan.
Read By: Frances Jeater.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest.
First Round - Midlands and East AngHa. Bob Thompson (printer); Bill Stratton (project manager); Steve Evans (company director); and Steve Havercroft (systems consultant).


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Bob Thompson
Unknown: Bill Stratton
Unknown: Steve Evans
Unknown: Steve Havercroft

: News

: The Archers

Dunkirk spirits at The Bull.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

In the last of the series, Professor Anthony Clare looks at psychological exhibitionism.


Unknown: Anthony Clare

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson reports on the weird, the wacky and the worrying state of science and technology. Producer Sue Broom

: The Sussex Network

Fifty years ago, as D-Day approached, teams of novice radio operators and observers were training in St Albans to drop behind the lines in France.
Now the British and American instructors and French secret agents tell their stories - both tragic and triumphant - for the first time.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: St Albans
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl at the Lyon d'Or

Part 3 of Sebastian Faulks 's novel.


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks

: Talking in Class

Very few people avoid going to school, and secondary schooling in particular is most people's immediate pathway to the wider adult world.
This four-part series draws on the huge and powerful storehouse of remembered experience from people's school lives in the state system since 1945.
1: Strong Sisters, Violent Brothers

: The Locker Room

This week's programme includes reports on male rape, why older men are attracted to younger women, and an international perspective on British men. Presented by Tom Robinson.


Presented By: Tom Robinson.

: News

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