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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross ,John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor in London and Peter Hobday live from the Normandy beaches at Arromanches as the D-Day commemorations begin.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Business News

: Sports News

: The Benn Tapes

Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn recalls life at the heart of government. Producer Keith Jones (Rptl


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: With Great Pleasure

Hugh Mclllvanney , who has been voted Sports Journalist of the Year seven times, reveals those he considers to be the best sports writers of this century and which books he takes on his travels. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Hugh McLllvanney
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Daily Service

led by Canon Noel Vincent , from All Saints' Church, Fawley, near one of the main embarkation points forthe D-Day landings. With the Keble Choir, directed by Gary Philbrick. Organist Christopher Fay. Romans 8. w 35 - 39; Lord of lords and king eternal (Rhuddlan); So they gave their bodies (Peter Aston ); Lord for the years.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Directed By: Gary Philbrick.
Organist: Christopher Fay.
Unknown: Peter Aston

: Something Understood

An Anthobgy of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of nature. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Edinburgh by Ruth Wishart. Serial: G Is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton. Part 5 read by Buffy Davis. Abridged by Meg Clarke. Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.
Unknown: Sue Grafton.
Read By: Buffy Davis.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Test Match Special

Ball-by-ball coverage of the fifth and final day's play in the First Test between England and New Zealand. Commentary is by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Expert comment from David Lloyd , Trevor Bailey and Richard Hadlee. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Richard Hadlee.

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Tim Bowler. LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Tim Bowler.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain

First Round - Midlands and East Anglia. Paul Overall (production manager); Pat Parkin-Moore (state registered nurse); Steve Williams (computer analyst programmer); Tony Garton (local government officer). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Pat Parkin-Moore
Unknown: Steve Williams
Unknown: Tony Garton
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: Coleman and Astor

A detective series by Michael McStay , with Stephen Thorne as Inspector Coleman and Joe Dunlop as Sergeant Astor. 4:Fools Rush In With Paul Panting and Lyndam Gregory. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Series producer Jane Morgan


Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Inspector Coleman
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory.
Music By: Stephen Warbeck.
Producer: Jane Morgan
Margaret: Diana Bishop
Superintendent Beauchamp: Frances Jeater
PC Trench: Nicholas Boulton
Terence Duggan: Anthony Jackson
Mrs Head: Marianne Morley
Carrie: Sally Kinghorn
DC Peters: Michael Onslow
Kathy: Rachel Atkins
Quinn: Tom Bevan

: Anderson Country

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff


: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reports on a new production of Eugene Onegin at Glyndebourne, and talks to the composer Graham Fitkin. Producer Razia Iqbal (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Graham Fitkin.
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: Short Story: Gold Sword

by Mike Ripley. When the Allies launched the D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944, the Germans were caught napping. Few know that the operation's success depended on English export beer. Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Mike Ripley.
Producer: Clive Brill

: PM

: News

: The Archers

The truth emerges at Hill Farm.

: The Food Programme

The search for the ultimate cup of coffee. (Revised

: The Monday Play: The Secret Life of My Aunt Fanny

by Jennifer Phillips.
Aunt Fanny dies at 93 and bequeaths her house with three sitting tenants - her "ladies" - -to her niece Julia.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips.
Director: Richard Wortley
Julia: Mia Soteriou
Sue: Maggie McCarthy
Princess: Anne Jameson
Lillybabe: Natasha Pyne
Paula: Jane Slavin
Jason: Richard Claxton
Bob: Lyndam Gregory
Vicar: James Taylor

: Behind the Free Ads

They carry no news but they contain more information on the state of the nation than ever finds its way to a traditional news desk. Attila the Stockbroker takes a look behind the index of the burgeoning free ads papers. Producer Mary Price

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

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

The final part of Sebastian Faulks 's novel. Abridged by Catherine Czerkawska Producer Sue Wilson


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Abridged By: Catherine Czerkawska
Producer: Sue Wilson


Matthew Parris talks to Dr Christopher Besse , creator of Merlin Missions, about his passion for rescue. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Talks: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Dr Christopher Besse
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Education Matters

with Libby Purves. How does a modern 10-year-old relate to the events of D-Day? And assertive discipline -does the tough American style work in British schools?


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: The Harpoon

Another chance to hear the thrilling new wartime edition of the popular magazine. Producer Sarah Smith


Producer: Sarah Smith

: 1955

A second airing for Whoopi Goldberg 's three-part reading of Alice Walker 's powerful story about the effect on two singers as the music industry's search for a "white man who can sing and dance like a black person" comes to an end. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Alice Walker
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: News

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