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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Eamon Martin.


Unknown: Father Eamon Martin.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
LETTERS: write to Today. BBC. London W1A 1AA FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Stone

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Opinion

Make Migration Work. In the last of the series, Peter Tomkins , for ten years head of the Immigration Service, argues that the British people do not know the truth about immigration and that a more realistic policy is needed. Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Peter Tomkins
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Beau Geste

Episode four of P C Wren's thrilling Foreign Legion adventure, in which the Geste brothers face their greatest enemy, the sadistic Sgt Major LeJaune. Dramatised by Greg Snow. Director Adrian Bean


Dramatised By: Greg Snow.
Director: Adrian Bean
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
Sgt Major LeJaune: Kenneth Cranham
Boldini: Nigel Anthony
Hank: Stuart Milligan
Buddy: Christopher Ryan
Bolidar: John Evitts
Mustapha: Lyndam Gregory
Marls: Barry J Gordon
Schwartz: James Telfer
Dupré: Tom Bevan
Brandt: Malcolm Ward

: Daily Service

0 for a heart to praise my God
(Stockton): Matthew 25. w 1-13; Wake, 0 wake! with tidings thrilling (Bach); I am trusting thee Lord Jesus (Bullinger). Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: Paradise Lost

Part 39 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see yesterday.


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Knowledge of Angels (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Curious Cooks

Sophie Grigson. panellists Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Nigel Slater , with special guest eighth-generation Billingsgate fish merchant Simon Newnes , field questions from the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in Argyle at the start of the oyster season. A Partners in Sound production


Unknown: Sophie Grigson.
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright
Unknown: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Simon Newnes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Zeitgeist Times

Experience 24 hours in the life of a city in this programme by Dave Gorman , Ian Baskerville , Janet George , Cheryl Martin , Ann-Marie Frater and Matthew Dunster. It digs beneath Manchester's skin with tales of madness, robbery, birth - and a donkey in a high-rise flat. With Noreen Kershaw , Lemn Sissay and Jimmy Hibbert. Director Nandita Ghose


Programme By: Dave Gorman
Programme By: Ian Baskerville
Programme By: Janet George
Programme By: Cheryl Martin
Programme By: Ann-Marie Frater
Programme By: Matthew Dunster.
Unknown: Noreen Kershaw
Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert.
Director: Nandita Ghose

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen considers the Israeli
Theatre Season in Manchester as it gets into full swing, and talks to conductor Stephen Cleobury.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: Hot Patake

by Ravinder Randhawa.
Shimrie makes a nostalgic journey back to a place and family she had once angrily rejected.
Read by Sakuntala Ramanee. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ravinder Randhawa.
Read By: Sakuntala Ramanee.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

How to Be a Father - Part 2. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy , with Debbie isitt and Gordon Kennedy. A Pozzitive production


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy.

: News

: The Archers

Food for thought.
Repeated tomorrow at 1 40pm

: Holding Your Eight Hands

"There may well be life-forms beyond our planet and they may well have their poetry." This Arthur C Clark quote prompted Ian McMillan to go in search of that small band of British sci-fi poets, a group with a strangely low-key status in view of the massive imaginative possibilities of their subject matter. It's a quest with surprises ... Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Arthur C Clark
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Analysis

The 'C' Word. Community is the new buzzword of British politics. For Labour, it is about revitalising public services and emphasising personal responsibilities; Conservatives talk of opted-out schools and community policing. Geoff Mulgan examines the philosophical origins of the search for community.
Producer Nicola Meyrick. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Nicola Meyrick.

: Powerful Substances

Six programmes mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material.
5: Courtenay Rattray. director of the Jamaican Trading Company, presents his view of the banana industry. In California, bananas are
Ken Bananister 's life - he collects anything banana-like from across the globe. Competition is intense between banana producers in the Caribbean and Latin America - the row over European subsidies is set to run and run. What will that mean for the industry and the people whose livelihoods depend on it? Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Courtenay Rattray.
Unknown: Ken Bananister
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease.
PHONE: 071.[number removed]Monday Friday


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease.

: 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.
4: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times. The demon rakshasas Marich and Subahu have created an illusion to confuse the young Prince Ram. For cast see Friday

: Stanza

Twelve Bar Bessie. Poet Jackie Kay introduces a sequence of her poems inspired by the American blues singer Bessie Smith and read by Eartha Kitt. Presented by Simon Armitage. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Introduces: Jackie Kay
Singer: Bessie Smith
Read By: Eartha Kitt.
Presented By: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: This Happy Breed

with Jennifer Holden.
3: Men in Business. In the City of London, Bowring Aviation Ltd arranges insurance for space and aviation companies. It is a highly pressurised business where the main decision-makers are men. Producer Emma Kingsley Rpt


Unknown: Jennifer Holden.
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rpt

: News

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