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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Plus,
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Opinion

Is the Force with You?
PC Dick Guest argues that police today spend too much time engaged in community work and not enough time feeling collars. Producer Jane Beresford
Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Daily Service

God is working his purpose out
(Benson); Romans 8, w 18-25: My eyes for beauty pine (Howells); Safe in the shadow of the Lord (Barnard). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Beau Geste

Episode 3 of P C Wren's thrilling Foreign Legion adventure. John follows Beau and Digby to Paris and joins the Foreign Legion. But will he ever see his brothers again? Dramatised by Greg Snow Director Adrian Bean


Dramatised By: Greg Snow
Director: Adrian Bean
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
Colonel: John Church
Hank: Stuart Milligan
Buddy: Christopher Ryan
Boldini: Nigel Anthony
Sergeant: John Baddeley
Recruiting officer/Guard/Cook: Malcolm Ward
Quartermaster: Lyndam Gregory
Vogue: Tom Bevan

: Children's Radio 4: TheSpyingGame

by Pat Moon. 4: Joe has started at a new school, only to find that the son of the man who he thinks killed his father is in the same class. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pat Moon.

: Woman's Hour

British cookery
queen Marguerite Patten talks to Jenni Murray about why our national cuisine is unfashionable and often underestimated.
Serial: concluding The Evening of Adam


Talks: Queen Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Curious Cooks

Sophie Gngson 's special guest, Joan Morgan , author of The Book of Apples, joins Nigel Slater and Clarissa Dickson-Wright at the Brogdale Horticultural Trust, home to over 2,000 varieties of apple. A Partners in Sound production


Unknown: Sophie Gngson
Unknown: Joan Morgan
Unknown: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Plays for Today: Public Order

A new play by Matthew Solon , in the series that reflects on the news as it happens. Linda Willoughby , a middle-aged solicitor living in Preston, witnesses a violent attack on a demonstrator at an anti-road protest. With the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill in its final Parliamentary stages, she finds herself at the heart of a debate that has an impact on her professional and personal life.
Director John Dryden


Play By: Matthew Solon
Unknown: Linda Willoughby
Director: John Dryden
Linda Willoughby: Kay Stonham
John Willoughby: Don McCorkindale
Luke Willoughby: John Lloyd Fillingham
Ben Tilston: Struan Rodger
Giles Wilson: Gordon Langford Row
Sally: Rachel Atkins

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Anthony Hopkins returns to the stage in an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at Theatr Clwyd. Paul Allen also travels to Scarborough for
Herb Gardner 's Tony award-winning play Conversations with My Father, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Herb Gardner
Directed By: Alan Ayckbourn.
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Hanratty

by Tom MacDonagh. Hanratty lives in the twilight world of the London Irish, but a Greek package holiday turns him into a god. Read by Dan Gordon. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tom MacDonagh.
Read By: Dan Gordon.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Section 4 of the series in which
Mr Hardy lays down his comedy groove thang. How to Be a Father - Part 1
Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy , with Debbie Isitt and Gordon Kennedy and special guest Ben Keaton. A Pozzitive production


Unknown: Mr Hardy
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Ben Keaton.

: News

: The Archers

A new dairymaid for Bridge Farm. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Simple Gifts

Mention "Shaker" and it brings to mind furniture, but the Shakers are a religious community who numbered 9,000. Now there are only eight. Bernard Jackson talks to them about their beliefs, way of life and hopes for the future. Producer Amanda Hancox
* Life with the Shakers: see feature page 40


Talks: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Analysis

The End of Geography
All governments and political parties appeal to the "national interest" to support their policies. But with the uncertainties of the Cold War behind us, and increasing economic globalisation, Susie Symes asks how countries should define their
"national interest" in the 1990s.
Producer Dennis Sewell. Rptd Sund 4.15pm TRANSCRIPTS: phone [number removed]


Unknown: Susie Symes
Producer: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Rptd Sund

: Powerful Substances

4: Mike Harding goes under the sheets to find out more about the secretive past of cotton merchants in Lancashire and the thriving textile industry in the north of England. There's a quick stop over in the southern states of America and then on to India.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
CALL: [number removed](10.00am to 5.00pm)


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Los Angeles without a Map

by Richard Rayner. Episode 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richard Rayner.

: Stanza

Simon Armitage listens to the poetry and music of traditional ballads and asks who are the balladeers of our age. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Sally Marmion

: This Happy Breed

Jennifer Holden meets men who live or work together. 2: Men at Peace The monks at Pluscarden Abbey in the north of Scotland live within the centuries-old Benedictine Rule. They spend their days working in the monastery or at prayer in the chapel and for much of the time they are silent. But even though their life is so strict, young men are still keen to join. Producer Emma Kingsley Rpt


Unknown: Jennifer Holden
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rpt

: News

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