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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.

: Today

with James Naughtie , from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool, and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Great Railway Bazaar

The final part of Paul Theroux 's railway voyage, read by William Hurt. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: William Hurt.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with Professor James Fenton. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Professor James Fenton.

: Tides of History

Before moving to his new post in Paris, the BBC's Moscow correspondent Kevin Connolly visits Norilsk, the Arctic city built by prisoners which has become a prison for those who live there.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Tony Grant.

: Hindsight

Chris Andrew spots the role of the Plague in the creation of the health service, finds out about the history of swimwear and ends this present series by discovering how the story of the last 500 years in Britain can be told through a pint of beer.
Producer Ian Bell. Rptd Wednesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Paradise Lost

Part 25 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Ruth Wishart in Edinburgh.
Serial: Knowledge of Angels (5) For details see Monday


Unknown: Ruth Wishart

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd Sunday 9.00pm


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet. send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

This week, the manufacturers of an armoury of ingredients which prop up the processed food industry are gathered in London to exhibit their wares. Derek Cooper reports. Repeated Monday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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

: Classic Serial: Lost Empires

Concluding epsiode of this serialisation which continues the J B Priestley season. Final Curtain. The glamour of the music halls begins to fade for Richard Herncastle.
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Richard Herncastle.

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope in Dublin

Louisa Buck reports on the highlights from this year's Dublin Theatre Festival and on a new exhibition at the Irish
Musuem of Modern Art, which features work from both ends of the century. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Humming Delilah

by Dean Hawksley.
Timothy has big problems. He's fat, he's having a hard time at school, his Mum is worried about him, as only mothers can be, and his Dad's best Tom Jones record is broken.
Read by Alex Langdon. Producer Paul Dodgson Rpt


Unknown: Dean Hawksley.
Unknown: Tom Jones
Read By: Alex Langdon.
Producer: Paul Dodgson Rpt

: 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

: Watters Beside the Seaside

2: A Camping and Caravanning Site in Scotland. John Walters samples another kind of British seaside holiday. Producer Matt Hall Rpt


Producer: Matt Hall Rpt

: News

: The Archers

An ultimatum from Pat.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Alec Reid
EditorVanessaWhitburn. Rptd Monday 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Alec Reid
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Sharon Richards: Ceua Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan
Zoe: Sunny Ormonde
Ellen Rogers: Rosemary Leach

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle.
Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Sunday 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Any Questions?

Robin Cook , MP, Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary;
Professor Peter Hennessy , Professor of Contemporary History, Queen Mary and Westfield
College, University of London; Rt Hon John Redwood , MP, Welsh Secretary: and DrAnn Robinson, Head of Policy Unit, Institute of Directors, tackle the issues raised this week in Lytham St Anne 's, Lancashire.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Professor Peter Hennessy
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Lytham St Anne
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Advice Line

Call Daire Brehan with your questions on ways to help the environment. Call the panel of experts on [number removed]. Producer Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

On the Four Winds
Chris Eldon Lee reports on Neil Ardley 's newest composition for his special blend of jazz and classical instruments.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Chris Eldon Lee
Unknown: Neil Ardley

: Booker at Bedtime

Beside the Ocean of Tone by George Mackay Brown , read by Kristin Milward. For details see Monday


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Read By: Kristin Milward.

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland ,
Toby Longworth and Teresa Gallagher cock a snook at the week's news.
Producer Gareth Edwards
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: Clubbing It

A weekend at London's Players Theatre Club - one of the last surviving homes of Victorian music hall entertainment.
Compiled by Simon Parkes. Producer David Prest Rpt


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: David Prest Rpt

: News

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