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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 LibbyPurves. Brian Hayes interviews publisher Carmen Callil. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Carmen Callil.

: The Airport

An eight-part documentary series about life at Birmingham International Airport. 2: High winds and lost baggage; an aircraft carrying the Princess of Wales is the victim of a "bird strike"; management consider plans for a major expansion; and Bob Taylor , MD for 20 years, announces that he's leaving. Producers Brian King and Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Bob Taylor
Producers: Brian King
Producers: Sarah Rowlands

: Daily Service

Spirit of God within me (Deben); Ezekiel 36, w 24-8; Romans 12, v 2; 0 breath of life (arr Whitbourn); 0 thou who earnest from above (Hereford).
Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Prophet

A fifth reading from Kahlil Gibran.


Unknown: Kahlil Gibran.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Republic of Love (10)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and John Stirland answer horticultural questions posed by visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Stirland
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: You and Yours

with Dilly Barlow.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow.

: Ballylenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Last of six episodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Phonsie discovers that he is not the only one in Ballylenon with Political clout.
Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Music By: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vitienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley
Canon Friel: Kevin Flood
Aubrey Frawley: Dominic Letts

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: I Spy

by Martin Smith.
The true story of Dorothy O'Grady , a seaside landlady from the Isle of Wight who was accused of spying for the German Reich and brought to trial under the Treachery Act of 1940. Other parts are played by David Holt , Simon Carter , Anna Keene , Jonathan Wyatt and Simon Egerton Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Martin Smith.
Unknown: Dorothy O'Grady
Played By: David Holt
Played By: Simon Carter
Played By: Anna Keene
Played By: Jonathan Wyatt
Played By: Simon Egerton
Director: Rosemary Watts
Dorothy: Maureen Lipman
George: Roger Hume
Young Dorothy: Susan Mann
Father: Simon Fielder

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
A mixed future: South African writers discuss changes and developments in children's literature for all cultures. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

with Daire Brehan. PHONE: [number removed].


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn sees the new film Maverick, starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster , and a new musical not about the Beatles,
She Loves Me.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Falling

by Susan Johnson.
Mrs Jennifer Saunders wants to have a baby to brighten up her lonely life in Hong Kong. But are the omens inauspicious?
Read by Tara Dominick.


Writer: Susan Johnson.
Reader: Tara Dominick
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Brain of Britain

First Round - Wales. George Sheldrick (local government officer); Graham Ladley (retired head teacher); Tecwen Whittock (lecturer in further education); Gethin Jones (civil servant).


Unknown: George Sheldrick
Unknown: Graham Ladley
Unknown: Tecwen Whittock
Unknown: Gethin Jones

: News

: The Archers

John is causing Pat problems.

: Grand Tour Delhi

Old Delhi is still redolent of its Muslim past - the magnificent Red Fort, the teeming bazaars ofChandni Chowk. New Delhi stands in direct contrast, with its British legacy of manicured lawns and Lutyens's vast imperial secretariat. Indian novelist Anita Desai talks about the orderly Delhi she grew up in and the sprawling megalopolis it is today. Producer Martin Buckley


Talks: Anita Desai
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson with a final report on the weird, the wacky and the worrying from the world of science and technology. Producer Deborah Cohen


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Fin de Siècle: Six Excursions into Our Past

5: The 1490s: Tudor Circumstances
After the Wars of the Roses, the people of Britain are keen to achieve a degree of political and social stability, and Henry Tudor , now Henry VII , seems the man to provide it. Cautious at first as he inherits circumstances not of his making, he devotes much of his energy to achieving fiscal integrity. But he also knows he must appeal to the myths of the past to help him stabilise his new regime. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Henry Tudor
Unknown: Henry Vii
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: House of Splendid Isolation

by Edna O'Brien. 8: The Policemen Consider


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.

: Dear Diary

July is a strange month in the political calendar - the end of the parliamentary session and the beginning of the silly season. Tony Benn finds that fellow diarists from four centuries are preoccupied by familiar themes: smear campaigns, dismay at the latest royal scandal, and killer bugs loose on the streets of London.


Unknown: Tony Benn

: Ad Lib in Australia

r- Robert Robinson goes walkabout down under and comes up with some surprises.
1: Conversation with the wine-makers of South Australia - is the lifestyle as full-bodied, balanced and earthy as the vintage?


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: News

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