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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dr David Owen.


Unknown: Dr David Owen.

: Today

with James Naughtie , John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Stone

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses are cross-examined by Janet Daley ,
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

Neighbours (trad Ghanaian arr
Pulkingham); 1 Peter 4, w 7-11; Take my life (Charlton arr Wilson); King of glory, King of peace (Gwalchmai). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: No Commitments

The return of Simon Brett 's comedy series that follows the lives of three sisters. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Celia Imrie as Charlotte. 1: Time Shift. In an attempt to deceive her new lover about her age, Charlotte is forced to disown various members of her family. It's a situation which leaves Anna furious and Victoria rather flattered. Producer Ann Jobson + See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The Hindu Scriptures

Stories from the Hindu tradition.
4: Exile to the Forest For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: A Temporary Affair (3) For details see Tuesday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: The Year in Question

Rail strikes were paralysing the country, a royal couple were having marital problems, an ex-Tory Party chairman denied insider dealing.... What was the Year in Question? Brian Hayes hosts high noon with the hacks in the second heat of the knockout quiz. This week Radio 5 Live Midday with Mair play Reuters Radio News A Testbed production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Captain Nolan's Chance

An interpretation of the causes and the consequences of the most famous cavalry charge in history by KingsleyAmis.
The Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea in 1854 has been glorified as one of the greatest acts of military courage in British history. But why did our high command willingly sacrifice over 400 of our finest men?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nolan: Nicholas Boulton
Morris: Garreth Armstrong
Cecil: Charles Simpson
Trooper 1: Charles Simpson
Rogachev: Gerry Hinks
Lord Cardigan: Peter Jeffrey
Lord Lucan: Nigel Anthony
Pemberton: Simon Carter
Joseph: Steve Hodson
Pagetll: Steve Hodson
Danvers: Richard Pearce
General Danishevsky: William Eedle
Campbell: Bob Docherty
Lady: Patricia Gallimore

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports on a new production of Pinter's play
Landscape, plus Calamity Jane at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester. producer Will Cantopher. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Short Story: Freepost

by T J Davies, read by Laurence Allan. "Every surface was covered - precarious pagodas everywhere." He'd wanted to save the rainforests - now he was drowning in a sea of papers. Producer Caroline Sarll


Read By: Laurence Allan.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner: 2: Judges and Janitors

More family fun with supervarmint Harry Hill and the gang. With special guest Rolf Harris.


Comedian: Harry Hill
Himself: Rolf Harris
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

A Friend in need is a friend in deed. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Eyewitness

The first of four one-pair-of-eyes documentaries taking a sidelong look at an issue not far behind the headlines. 1. Facades. "Does 'local' have a meaning any more/When all our towns are chained to the chainstore ...?"
The poet Nigel Forde ponders, in verse, the changing face of British towns as high streets throughout the country grow ever more to resemble one another. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Analysis

Go Home Mickey Mouse
Europeans watch more films made in America than at home, see more
American television than they import from their neighbours, and listen mainly to American pop music.
Francis Cairncross asks whether these imports threaten Europe's culture and the development of a home-grown entertainment industry. If so, what can governments do?
Producer Dennis Sewell. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Music: Francis Cairncross
Producer: Dennis Sewell.

: Medical Notes

Presented by Michael Oliver.
2: Robert Schumann. "He is in agony. Every sound he hears turns to music ... It utterly exhausts him" -
Clara Schumann , 1854. With Dr John O'Shea , Steven Isserlis and Paul Robertson. Producer Susan Kenyon


Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Presented By: Robert Schumann.
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Dr John O'Shea
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Paul Robertson.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham.
Producer Marlene Pease. PHONE: [number removed]Monday-Friday 10.00arrv5.00pm


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nights at the Circus

by Angela Carter. 9: Fewers fears her reporter was a beautiful illusion. For details see Monday


Unknown: Angela Carter.

: Stanza

What does Facade -An Entertainment, a collaboration between composer
William Walton and poet Edith Sitwell , have in common with two groups of schoolchildren in Cambridgeshire?
Simon Armitage follows the progress of Façade for the Nineties, a composition of words and music by composers Glyn Evans and Simon Bainbridge , poet Mick Gowarand young writers and musicians. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Evans
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Mick Gowarand
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

3: Nottingham University students travel to Bolivia to save the rare bluethroated macaw from bounty hunters. A Revolution Recordings production

: News

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