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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Julie McGuinness , from Chilwell,


Unknown: Julie McGuinness

: Today

with James Naughtie , from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool, and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus: 7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Great Railway Bazaar

Part 9 of Paul Theroux 's voyage, read in ten parts by William Hurt. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: William Hurt.

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite.

: Opinion

Education Superhighway.
Karl Chapman , Chief Executive of CRT
Group, argues that if we rethink our outdated education system, Britain could become the "teleworkshop of the world" in the 21st century.
Producer Jane Beresford. Rptd Sunday 7.30pm A transcript of this programme is available.
Send a cheque or PO for E3.50, payable to the BBC. to [address removed]


Unknown: Karl Chapman
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Daily Service

with Wellspring. Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Lafferty); Luke 12, w 22-31; Jesus, king of kings (Rolinson); You are my hiding place (Ledner).
Director of Music Richard Williamson.


Music: Richard Williamson.

: The Water Gypsies

The last of six episodes by A P Herbert. Queenery at Last. Jane and Ernest are back from their honeymoon.
With Neville Jason. Elaine Claxton and Don McCorkindale. Music by Elizabeth Parker Cellist Peter Esswood. Dramatised by Nick McCarty. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Neville Jason.
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Don McCorkindale.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Unknown: Peter Esswood.
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Jane: Amanda Root
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister
Mr Bryan ': Gary Bond
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
MrsHiggensZ: Rosemary Martin

: Paradise Lost

Part 24 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the performing ensemble the Poetry Virgins.
Serial: Knowledge of Angels (4) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Curious Cooks

Sophie Grigson and panellists bookseller Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Nigel Slater of the Observer, join forces with special guest cheese expert Major Patrick Ranee to field food and cookery questions. A Partners in Sound production


Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright
Unknown: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Major Patrick Ranee

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and James Cox in London. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Stay Stum

Peter Sallis plays suburban wimp Alan Stamp in Sheila Goff 's new comedy.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Alan Stamp
Unknown: Sheila Goff
Director: David Hunter
P C Clyde: Desmond Barrit
D I Macinally: Alice Arnold
Janice Stamp: Margaret John
Shirley Rump: Tina Gray
Peter Rump: Gareth Armstrong
Reet/WPC: Oona Beeson

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope: National Poetry Day

Sarah Maguire with Valerie Bloom Tom Paulin and Don Paterson
Talk function, variety
All the forms of poetry.
And with his band Lemn Sissay -
Special commission - will have his say. Producer Julian May. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Unknown: Valerie Bloom
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Don Paterson
Unknown: Lemn Sissay

: Short Story: Dream of Flying

by Colm 0 'Gaora. After 12 years of silence, can a free plane ticket settle a family feud? Read by Sean Campion. Producer Michael Quinn


Read By: Sean Campion.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Linda Lewis at the Labour Party
Conference in Blackpool and Chris Lowe in London.
Editor Margaret Budy


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

The much-acclaimed comedy series returns with a six programmes which stride purposefully through the moral cowpat of contemporary issues.
Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy, with Debbie Isitt and Gordon Kennedy. A Pozzitive production


Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy.

: News

: The Archers

Has Zoe's mission been accomplished? Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes using documentary evidence to review past events. 4: The Mandelstam File. Osip
Mandelstam, regarded as the greatest Russian poet of the 20th century, is believed to have died in the Siberian Gulag, but nobody is sure of the details. Oliver Walston goes to Siberia in an attempt to discover the truth. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Analysis

Germany First?
Whoever wins this month's German elections will lead Europe's most populous, richest, and, increasingly, its most self-confident state. David Sells asks what defines Germany's identity. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Powerful Substances

A mix of music, poetry, interviews and archive material. Timothy Green explores the world of gold to find out why it is so important. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Timothy Green
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Booker at Bedtime

How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman , read by George Parsons. For details see Monday


Unknown: James Kelman
Read By: George Parsons.

: 21st-century Blues

A six-part series by Steve Walker. 4: Venusian Sex Survey.
Donald Pleasence is Chaff, who, in the next millenium, finds humanity imperilled by the landing of Venusian octopus frogs.
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan
* See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Steve Walker.
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Bug: Gerard Logan
Theobold: Tom Bevan
Zorro: Neville Jason
Simeon: Nicholas Boulton
MacNab: Sean Scanlan
Mrs Robinson: Frances Jeater
Janet: Elaine Claxton
Mandy: Rachel Atkins
Tracey: Cathy Sara
Bish Hare: James Taylor
Mrs Pittipaldi: Lala Lloyd

: The Tatum Touch

In the late 40s. pianist Art Tatum was in danger of becoming a forgotten genius. The turning point was a concert put on in Los Angeles in 1949. Alun Morgan reports.
Producer Derek Drescher. First Broadcast Radio 3


Pianist: Art Tatum
Unknown: Alun Morgan
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: News

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