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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev John Bell.


Unknown: John Bell.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Eric James.

: J B Priestley Season

English Journey
J B Priestley's tour of England told in six parts, read by George Costigan. 2: Rusty Lane, West Bromwich For details see yesterday


Read By: George Costigan.

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite.

: Opinion

The new series kicks off with Rastafarian writer and musician
Patrick Augustus. Amidst the increasingly influential calls from police and right-wing economists for drugs to be legalised, his cry from the street is "Don't make it legal". Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Patrick Augustus.
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: The Water Gypsies

by A P Herbert, dramatised in six parts by Nick McCarty.
3: Haunts of Bohemia. Jane sees a way out of domestic thralldom by sitting for Mr Bryan , the painter. Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Mr Bryan
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Janet Whitaker
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister
Mr Bryan: Gary Bond
Mrs Higgens: Rosemary Martin
Jimmy: Don McCorkindale

: Daily Service

Behold the amazing gift of love
(St Stephen); John 3, w 16-21; God so loved the world (Stainer); All my hope on God is founded (Michael). Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Paradise Lost

Part 9 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

A report on the legacy of couturiere Coco Chanel. Serial: Deborah MacLaren begins reading in 12 episodes Burning Bright by Helen Dunmore. Eighty-year-old Enid is a sitting tenant in a house which has new owners.
Abridged by Doreen Estall. Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Deborah MacLaren
Unknown: Helen Dunmore.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah hosts the literary panel game from Trinity College, Dublin, joined by Anne Enright ,
Peter Costello , Eileen Battersby and Denise Hall , with readings by Bosco Hogan. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Anne Enright
Unknown: Peter Costello
Unknown: Eileen Battersby
Unknown: Denise Hall
Unknown: Bosco Hogan.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Little Muspratt

by Caroline Bennett , adapted from Penelope Mortimer's novel "The Handyman", with Mary Wimbush as Rebecca and Jill Balcon as Phyllis.

Phyllis Muspratt is the epitome of all that Rebecca despises.


Author: Penelope Mortimer
Adapted by: Caroline Bennett
Director: Jane Morgan
Rebecca: Mary Wimbush
Phyllis Muspratt: Jill Balcon
Isobel: Marian Diamond
Fred: Gavin Muir

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees Brendan Behan 's play The Hostage, opening at the Barbican Theatre, and talks to Lynda La Pante about her new thriller Cold Shoulder. Producer Lousie Swan. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Brendan Behan
Unknown: Lynda La Pante
Producer: Lousie Swan.

: Short Story: Our Genius

by Robert Cremins , read by Sean Campion. For most families a child prodigy would be a gift from God.
Unless the young genius turned his talents to helllish ends. Producer Michael Quinn


Unknown: Robert Cremins
Read By: Sean Campion.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Masterson Inheritance

4: The Jousting Mastersons. The improvised historical saga, with Josie Lawrence , Phelim McDermott , Paul Merton , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: News

: The Archers

An entente cordiale!
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes using documentary evidence to review past events.
1: Suez: the Propagation of Truth. The BBC is proud of its record of editorial independence during the Suez crisis of 1956. Examining newly released documents, Gerald Butt traces the short but ignominious life of "the Voice of Britain".
Producers Nigel Acheson and Joanne Cayford


Unknown: Gerald Butt
Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Joanne Cayford

: Entente Cordiale

A Defining Moment.
Sir Charles Powell , former Foreign Affairs Adviser to Lady Thatcher and John Major , examines the relations between Britain and France.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Classic Storylines

The Moonstone. Gabriel Betteredge in Wilkie Collins 's novel The Moonstone is one of the first in a long and continuing line of victims of the compelling powers of the detective story. Author PD James investigates. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Pd James
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: Northanger Abbey

Part 14 of Jane Austen 's novel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen

: 21st-century Blues

A new six-part series by Steve Walker. 1: The Golfing Chaffinch. Donald Pleasence is Chaff: stylite and chronicler who plunges headlong into the horrors and absurdities of the forthcoming millenium.
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Steve Walker.
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Severiano Chaffinch: Shaun Scott
Scampi: Rachel Atkins
Moira: Marcella Riordan
Alfie: Tom Bevan
Police voice: Malcolm Ward
Sir Osbert: Dominic Letts
Sir Claude: James Taylor
Carstairs: Nicholas Boulton
Birdie: Sean Scanlan
Mrs Crowhurst: Lala Lloyd
Fairbum: John Evitts
Nick: Peter Kenny

: The Shuttleworths

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 4: The Pillock of the Community
Tonight, a chocolate wrapper and a chaffinch provide unexpected solace for a depressed John.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Neither Here Nor There

Bill Bryson 's hilarious travelogue. 4: Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: News

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