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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Business News

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

with Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: The Benn Tapes

Using recordings from the diary he dictated each night, former Energy Minister Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry. Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

from Taunton School, led by the Rev David Pole. Now is eternal life; 0 for a closer walk (Stamford); Come down 0 love divine; Philippians 3, w 7-14. Director of music David Bridges.


Unknown: David Pole.
Music: David Bridges.

: The Mating Game

It's the turn of the extravagant exhibitionists this week, when the water-loving Great Crested Grebes take on the house-proud Satin Bower-birds. Chairman Lionel Kelleway. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's epic poem of the Fall of Man, abridged in 41 episodes. (36) For details see Wednesday.


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray introduces a special edition, live from Easingwold in Yorkshire at the Womens' Royal Voluntary Service Conference.
Story: Margaret Robinson reads Just Another Hallowe'en by Alison Lurie from her collection Women and Ghosts. Abridged by Monica Grey. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduces: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Robinson
Unknown: Alison Lurie
Abridged By: Monica Grey.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells.
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

In the last of the series, the resident
London team of Irene Thomas and Eric Korn take on Scotland, represented by Joyce McMillan and Colin Bell. Producer Amanda Mares
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Unknown: Colin Bell.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: An Odd Body

Continuing the four-part detective series by Sue Rodwell , with Annette Badland as Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury. Gudrun Ure as Joan Danbury and John Duttine as Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs. 2: A Slim Chance
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gwen Danbury.
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Joan Danbury
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Sergeant Henry Jacobs.
Director: Glyn Dearman
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Mrs Banks: Tina Gray
Eleanor Gedding: Frances Jeater
Georgina: Siriol Jenkins
Keith: Mark Straker
Hans: Sean Barrett
Peggy: Patti Holloway
Dr Hunting: Neville Jason
PC: Lyndam Gregory

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A recording of Janacek's Glagolitic Mass as never heard before - Sir
Charles Mackerras explains why; and a Mexican gallery opens at the British
Museum. Presented by Natalie Wheen. Producer Louise Swan. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Presented By: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Louise Swan.

: Short Story: The Humming

A short story for Hallowe'en by Michele Roberts, read by Gillian Bevan.
Picture the scene. An old house and two young women new to the area. And then a noise in the night...


Author: Michele Roberts
Reader: Gillian Bevan
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

What makes Pip squeak? Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Will the end of the Milk Marketing Board ruin our farm-made cheese industry?

: The Monday Play: Lost Children

by Lavinia Murray , researched and recorded at HM Prison, Styal.
Sue Johnston stars as Sylvia, a woman who has committed a crime that has angered the nation. She has murdered three people and is locked up under Section 43.
Music by Sense of Sound. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Lavinia Murray
Unknown: Sue Johnston
Director: Kate Rowland
Anne: Pauline Fleming
Philip: John McArdle
Officer: Val McClane
Nazeem: Vinny Dhillon
Janice: Nimmy March

: The Living Ramayan

As an introduction to this evening's new dramatisation of the popular Hindu epic, Rani Singh talks to British Asians and philosophers, pupils, scholars and sages about the story of Prince Rama. Producer Mohini Patel


Talks: Rani Singh
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ramayana of Valmiki

The story of Ram of Ayodhya, a fantastic and epic tale, starring Saeed Jaffrey and Shashi Kapoor. This first half of the story is dramatised in ten episodes by Rani Singh and Alby James. 1: The Origins of Pain and Hope
When the demon Ravan fools the god Brahma into granting him invincibility, he instigates a reign of terror to take over the world. Brahma's quest begins - to find a champion among humans, the only beings to whom Ravan remains vulnerable.
Producer Alby James. For cast see Friday * See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Shashi Kapoor.
Unknown: Rani Singh
Unknown: Alby James.
Producer: Alby James.

: Home Truths

John Millertalks to journalist Julie Flint. Producer Richard Bannerman Rpt


Unknown: John Millertalks
Unknown: Julie Flint.
Producer: Richard Bannerman Rpt

: Education Matters

Libby Purves finds out how dyslexic students cope with higher education. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: A Whole New Ball Game

Comedy series by Martin Davies. 2: Scouting for Boys Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Martin Davies.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley
Ron: Peter Serafinowicz

: News

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