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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Rev Roger Hutchings.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Charles Handy.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.

: Daily Service

Through all the changing scenes (Wiltshire): Exodus 13, w 17-18 and 20-2; Let my people go (Spiritual); Guide me, 0 thou great redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of Music Christopher Stokes


Music: Christopher Stokes

: The Airport

An eight-part documentary series about life at Birmingham International Airport.
1: There's a bomb scare on board an incoming flight; the airport steps up its battle for transatlantic routes; and Lufthansa discovers that it has more passengers than meals for a flight due to depart in 30 minutes. Producers Brian King and Sarah Rowlands


Producers: Brian King
Producers: Sarah Rowlands

: Something Understood

.4n Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of "last times". Producer Katriona Wade


Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Women guitarists tell Mary Ambrose about their special relationship with their instrument.
Serial: Republic of Love (5)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Ambrose

: You and Yours

with Michael Collie.


Unknown: Michael Collie.

: Ballytenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Fifth of six episodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle , TD.
Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Joe MacMonagle
Music By: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Bod: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley
Aubrey Frawley: Dominic Letts
Jonathan ffrench O'Dowd: Wesley Murphy
Primoseffrench O'Dowd: Marcella Riordan

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Years Is Pearl

Another chance to mix with the veteran cruisers on board the Azure Dolphin, in Sheila Goff 's maritime comedy.
Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff
Producer: David Hunter
Douglas: James Grout
Sam -: James Greene
Vivien: Sheila Reid
Jack _: Ivor Roberts
Neil: Jamie Garven
Ken: William Ingram
Rhona: Lawmary Champion
Eileen: Stevie Parry

: Treasure Islands

From a boy soldier fighting in Africa to a chimpanzee with a girl's brain, award-winning author Peter Dickinson 's characters are challenging and original. He talks to Michael Rosen about his novels.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Daire Brehan invites you to join herforan hour of daily live action. Add your views to the mix of opinions and stories from around the country. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela play live in the studio, and Mark Steyn reviews Go Fish, the acclaimed first feature-length film by independent American film director Rose Troche.
Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.3Opm)


Unknown: Miriam Makeba
Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Unknown: Mark Steyn

: Short Story: The Reckoning

by Margaret Yorke.
On the morning of her husband's 70th birthday, Ellen knew that this was the last time she would sit across the breakfast table from him.
Read by Auriol Smith.


Author: Margaret Yorke
Reader: Auriol Smith
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain

First Round- West of England. Ian Wynn-MacKenzie (wine shop assistant); Ron Wood (clergyman); Margaret Withers (architect); Anne Irvine (civil servant).


Unknown: Ron Wood
Unknown: Margaret Withers

: News

: The Archers

Make the most of your milkman.

: Grand Tour: Tangiers

Paul Bowles is the author of The
Sheltering Sky, the cult novel of life and death in the Sahara, filmed recently by Bernardo Bertolucci. Now 83, Bowles has been living in Tangiers since the 1940s. His sometimes unflattering views of the city - once described as "a sink-hole of iniquity" - kick off the new series of Grand Tour. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Paul Bowles
Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson with the latest from the world of science and technology.
Producer Sue Broom

: Fin deSiecle: Six Excursions into Our Past

4: The 1590s: Gloriana Unmasked. The age of Shakespeare and Spenser is also an era of hunger, riot and rebellion. As poets hymn the Faery Queen and politicians wonder who will succeed her, soldiers, apprentices and fishwives brawl over the price of food - and Puritan preachers rail against Sunday sports and Sunday trading.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with David Aaronovitch.


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.

: Book at Bedtime: House of Splendid Isolation

Continuing Edna O'Brien 's story. 3: Captivity


Unknown: Edna O'Brien

: Dear Diary

"Man's love is of man's life a thing apart. 'Tis woman's whole existence."
Journalist and writer Sarah Gristwood tests
Lord Byron's theory in a programme of diaries on the theme of love, marriage and sex, including contributions from Sylvia Plath , Kenneth Williams and Alan Clark. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf.


Unknown: Sarah Gristwood
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Readers: Alan Clark.
Readers: Sean Barrett

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson presents the last in the series. No flannel or soft soap, just men towelling down the emotions that rarely see the light of day.


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: News

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