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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Dean of Theology and Professor Gwilym Henry Jones.


Unknown: Professor Gwilym Henry Jones.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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

: No Commitments

by Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Celia Imrie as Charlotte.
2: Material Values. When Roger unexpectedly loses his job, he and Victoria are devastated; Emily and Charlotte are less than sympathetic and Anna has to pick up the pieces. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Producer: Ann Jobson
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman

: Daily Service

Advent responses (Wilson); 0 come, 0 come Emmanuel (arr. Wilson); John 1, w 1-13: The Word (Bell); There's a light upon the mountains (arr. Wilson). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: The Hindu Scriptures

Stories from the Hindu tradition.
9: The Boy Who Wanted to Be Emperor For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Woman's Hour celebrates 150 years of educating women at Blackburne House in Liverpool.
Serial: A Temporary Affair (8)
Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Emma Selby For details of serial see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Emma Selby

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Year in Question

News teams from GMTV and BBC World
Service's Outlook reveal who knows more about the year in which chairman Brian Hayes might well have been found lurking under an Afghan coat. A Testbed production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Flowers of the Forest

Donald Campbell 's historical drama centres on the "Auld Alliance" between Scotland and France and one of the great wars between Scotland and England.
Fifteenth-century Scotland and Henry of England is making war in Europe. Desperate for help, France calls on Scotland to enter the fray and James IV is left with no alternative. At the head of a large army he invades England. Waiting for him at home in Scotland are the wives of the flower of Scots chivalry, and waiting for him in England - at a place called Flodden - is the Earl of Surrey with a rag, tag and bobtail force of English bowmen levied from the northern counties.
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Donald Campbell
Director: Hamish Wilson
King James IV: Michael MacKenzie
Lady Elizabeth Douglas: Monica Gibb
Sir William Douglas: Kern Falconer
Sergeant Tammas Duthie: James Bryce
Lady Margaret Napier: Jan Wilson
Jacquinta: Bella Enahoro
Lady Jane Setoun: Eileen McCallum
Earl of Surrey: Martin Heller
Lord George Setoun: Robin Thomson
Sir Edmund Howard: Mark McDonnell

: Anderson Country

with Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees "New England," the new Richard Nelson play at the Barbican, and investigates a new work by the inventive group Theatre de Complicite.
(Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Sarah Barnett

: Short Story: The Bath

by Raymond Carver.
Scotty will be eight in two days' time. A cake has been ordered and a party planned. Then on the morning of the birthday there is an accident.... Read by Bob Sherman. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Raymond Carver.
Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: PM

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

More family fun with supervarmint Harry Hill and the gang. 3: Army and Navy
With special guest Anita Dobson. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Anita Dobson.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Feathers fly at Grange Farm.

: Eyewitness

A series of sidelong looks at issues and places not far behind the headlines.
2: Zulu Dreamtime. Reunited with Zulu friends
, Zululand-born poet Leo Aylen explores the recently liberated Zulu nation and learns that praise-singing is more than just praise, and harmony more than just getting the notes right.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Leo Aylen
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Analysis

Beyond the Ceasefire
Talks about the future shape of government in Northern Ireland are on the horizon for Downing Street.
Andrew Marr puts himself in the place of those who will be considering the options, and rehearses the negotiations with the help of expert advisers and a panel spanning the divide.
Producers Sheila Cook and Nicola Meyrick Repeated Sunday at 4.15pm
TRANSCRIPTS: phone [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producers: Sheila Cook
Producers: Nicola Meyrick

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00) FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC,
6112 Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


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: Poor Things

by Alasdair Gray.
4: Beside the Fountain.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Alasdair Gray.

: Stanza

Poets own up to influential rock and pop lyrics in an exploration into the grey area between pop and poetry. Presented by Simon Armitage. Producer Paul Dodgson


Presented By: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Last in the series. 4: A team of young scientists brave tarantulas, scorpions and a Venezuelan swamp in search of the manatee -the shy and elusive creature which spawned the legend of the mermaid; A Revolution Recordings production

: News

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