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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Walter Beasley.


Unknown: Walter Beasley.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With John Dunlop.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: John Dunlop.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Looking into the Harris Hole

On the remote island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, a plan to build the biggest quarry in Europe has split the local community. Helen Fraser talks to the islanders about whether their traditional past can survive the winds of change. Producer Sara Conkey. Rptd Sunday 5.00pm See also Costing the Earth: R4 tomorrow


Talks: Helen Fraser
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Daily Service

Hills of the north, rejoice (Little
Cornard); Isaiah 55, w 2-3 and 6-11; God has spoken by his prophets (Israeli folk melody arr Llewellyn); Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: The Hindu Scriptures

12: Stealing of the Cowherd Boys For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: A Temporary Affair (10) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Anne McNaught
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Anne McNaught

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Stilgoe's Around

6: The Law. At a fundraising evening for the Surrey Care Trust at the Police Headquarters in Guildford, Richard and team bend the strong arm of the law in a cabaret of sketches and songs on the practitioners of the legal Profession - police, prison, probation, Politician and more.
With regulars Belinda Lang , Charles Collingwood and Kerry Shale and special guests the Men Who Know and the Classic Buskers.
Written by Richard Stilgoe , with Paul Dornan and Ben Miller.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Written By: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Paul Dornan
Unknown: Ben Miller.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Tusitala - the Teller of Tales: The Bottle Imp ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

R L Stevenson's classic tale of the supernatural in the South Sea. "If any man buy this bottle, the imp is at his command. All that he desires - love, fame, money, are his." But there is one drawback....
Dramatised by Donald Johnson Director Matthew Walters


Dramatised By: Donald Johnson
Director: Matthew Walters
Narrator: David Rintoul
Keawe: Tony Osoba
Kokua: Nina Wadia
American: Peter Whitman
Old man: Peter Whitman
Lopaka: Ian Masters
Young man: Malcolm Ward
Bosun: Don McCorkindale

: Personal Records

Continuing the series in which Jeremy Nicholas visits the homes of well-known personalities and explores their record collection in a search for musical and personal revelations. This week, Oz Clarke. Producer Andrew Mussett
Repeated Saturday at 11.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Oz Clarke.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott goes behind the scenes at the Young Vic to find out how poet Carol Anne Duffy has adapted Grimm's fairy tales for the stage. Also, an interview with veteran writer Edward Upward.
Producer Julian May. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Young Vic
Unknown: Carol Anne Duffy
Unknown: Edward Upward.

: Short Story: Once the Wine Is Poured

by Annie Saumont , translated by Cynthia Leibow.
Once the wine is poured the bottle must be drunk and once a boy is educated he inevitably reaches out to a new life.
Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Annie Saumont
Translated By: Cynthia Leibow.
Read By: Richard Mitchley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

: Gush

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman 's epic six-part mini-series.
3: Cravate and Pomeroyface execution by ritual disembowelment. Will Lady
Arabella's wiles coax Prince Saudi into making a last-minute reprieve? Or will lolanthe Diamond start reminiscing about her 1973 Oscar-winning performance in Tinseltown?
With Toby Longworth and Steve Steen Producer Colin Swash
* See Martin Jarvis 's Kind of Day: page 162


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Nick Newman
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Steve Steen
Producer: Colin Swash
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Foxwell Cravate: Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy: Mac McDonald
lolanthe Diamond: Caroline Quentin
Arabella Derbyshire: Felicity Montagu
Charles de Vere: Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi: Julian Dutton

: News

: The Archers

No talking Turkey for Eddie.... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon. Producer Kim Barrington
Repeated Saturday 5.00pm


Reporter: Stuart Simon.
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.

: Hearing Heaven

Rosemary Hartill looks at how
Mahler's music reflects his lifelong quest to find meaning and purpose to life. Readers Derek Wearing , Tom Bevan and Kristin Milward.
Producer Amanda Hancox Rpt


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Readers: Derek Wearing
Readers: Tom Bevan
Readers: Kristin Milward.
Producer: Amanda Hancox Rpt

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Poor Things

Alasdair Gray 's satirical gothic romance. 7: A Letter from Bella.
Read by Jimmy Chisholm and Fiona Bell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alasdair Gray
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm
Read By: Fiona Bell.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: New Europeans

Albania. Alex Standish has given up Dorset for a life in Tirana, the capital of Albania. As an economist and investment adviser, he is just the sort of foreigner the new open market there needs. And yet, as David Lodge finds out, his secret ambitions have put him under suspicion, making life in this unknown quarter of Europe an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous experience. Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt


Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

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