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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with the Right Rev James Simpson.


Unknown: James Simpson.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves.
Brian Hayes interviews the actress Billie Whitelaw.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


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

: Daily Service

with Wellspring. Here is love, vast as the ocean; Psalm 25, w 1-14; if my people who bear my name; Refiner's fire. Director of Music Richard Williamson.


Music: Richard Williamson.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Anna Raeburn and Nick Campion select three Paperbacks that they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Nick Campion
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of love. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

How do you know when a child needs glasses? What makes eyesight bad, or better?
Serial: G Is for Gumshoe. Final part.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Ballylenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Second of six episodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Thwarted in their efforts to have the Georgian Courthouse demolished, Phonsie Doherty and the McConkey sisters prepare for a bitter war against the liberal press.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Phonsie Doherty
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley
Eithne Ni Phartalain: Marcella Riordan
Aubrey Frawley: Dominic Letts

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Head Man

Jonathan Smith 's four-part story of a successful headmaster running an independent school in London.
2: A Bit Personal. Dr Balfour has problems with drug-taking among his pupils, and at home he discovers his son has been cheating in exams. But should he talk to his attractive publisher or his busy wife?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Michael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
Daphne: June Barrie
David: David Bannerman
Alex: Neil Stacy
Boy 1: Jeremy Walters
Boy 2: Patrick Rainbird

: Treasure Islands

Julia Eccieshare joins Michael Rosen to review new books for new readers. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Julia Eccieshare
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope Film Forum

Your chance to put questions to a panel of film-makers and film experts - Mark Steyn chairs a live outside broadcast from the cinema at the Museum of the Moving Image in London. Producer John Goudie
FREE TICKETS: write to: [address removed](Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: The Right Set

by Nigel Williams.
"Steel-thighs Jessup was not in the traditional pre-service position."
Nigel Anthony reads the first part of a cautionary tennis tale.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain

The nationwide general-knowledge contest chaired by Robert Robinson.
First Round- North West of England. Frank Kirkham (retired teacher); Roy Smith (management accountant); James Maloney (retired lecturer); Peter Cole (sales support manager).


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: England. Frank
Unknown: Roy Smith
Unknown: James Maloney

: News

: The Archers

Short notice for Richard.

: 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

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson presents the lively science magazine programme that covers all the latest in science and technology.
Producer Sue Broom

: Fin de Siècle: Six Excursions into Our Past

As we approach the end of our century, a six-part series examines previous fins de siècle. 1: The 1890s: High Victorian Noon
Memories of the 1890s - some of them vividly captured in early sound archive recordings - tend to concentrate on Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897. This was the acme of an imperial history already well on the wane, and many at the time noted the sharp contrast between Britain's global pride and the urban squalor and degradation so widespread back home. As the century approaches its end, the young H G Wells predicts the eventual death of the planet, while others begin to see more immediate dangers emanating from our erstwhile friend the Kaiser.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: H G Wells
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope Film Forum

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Piggy in the Middle

June 1944. Part 3 of Paula McKay 's novel.


Unknown: Paula McKay

: Talking in Class

Memories of state school life since 1945. 3: Going to the Grammar

: The Locker Room

This week's programme reports on how men feel when their partners miscarry or have an abortion. Money, family, careers: how do men of the 90s define personal fulfilment? And grooming to be a gigolo - is it worth the effort?

: News

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