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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Jackson.


Unknown: Peter Jackson.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Charles Handy.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

with Wellspring. Wonderful counsellor (Armstrong); Isaiah 9, w 2 and 6-7; El Shaddai (John Thompson/Michael Card); God with us (Kendrick).
Directors of music Sally Thornton and Francis Cummings.


Music: Sally Thornton
Music: Francis Cummings.

: A Good Read

Michele Roberts and her guests Anne Karpf and Richard Dean select three books they consider "a good read". Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Sunday 7.30pm


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Anne Karpf
Unknown: Richard Dean
Producer: Tim Dee.

: The Hindu Scriptures

18: The Pot of Nectar For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: All the Nice Girls (4) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: The Oldest Member

Starring Maurice Denham as the doyen of Prior's Health Golf Club, in stories by P G Wodehouse.
1: A Mixed Threesome. With Robert Bathurst , Helen Atkinson-Wood , Jon Glover and Alan Thompson. Dramatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pomton. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Alan Thompson.
Dramatised By: Edward Taylor
Dramatised By: Michael Pomton.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Head Man

by Jonathan Smith.
4: If I'm Honest. While
Dr Patrick Balfour is away giving his high-profile speech at the Headmaster's conference, two boys hack the computer system - the system
Patrick has been using for intensely private as well as public record. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.
Unknown: Dr Patrick Balfour
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Stephanie: Sue Broomfield
Daphne: June Barrie
Michael: Christian Rodska
Judith: Melinda Walker
Derek: Guy Lancaster
Boy 1: Simon Adelman
Boy 2: Andrew Grant
Tim: Richard Pearce
Head 1: Andrew Hilton

: Treasure Islands

From the Cheltenham Literary
Festival, Michael Rosen presents the first of a two-part Children's Book quiz. Who lived with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker? Who said "Time for a little something" and who got posted to California? Diane-Louise Jordan and Humphrey Carpenter do battle with Jill Murphy and Chris Powling. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jill Murphy
Unknown: Chris Powling.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley sees the new British film Princess Caraboo starring Kevin Kline and John Sessions , and The Yeoman of the Guard Cardiff.
Producer Julian May. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: John Sessions

: Short Story: Grave Appearance

by George Wheeler.
Old George was, to put it mildly, sartorially challenged as they say nowadays. Irrespective of occasion or protocol.... Old George stubbornly rejoiced in just two styles of attire. He either dressed up - or dressed down. There was no in between. No compromise.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: George Wheeler.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrat Party.

: Beachcomber.... By the Way

The further adventures of J B Morton's characters, starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge ,
Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall and Henrietta Garden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins. Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Henrietta Garden
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Unknown: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

There's a defector in Ambridge.... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Lost Childhoods

Afive-part series about children who have missed what is generally considered a normal childhood.
4: No Time to Play. "You can't put an old head on young shoulders" - so the saying goes. But for thousands of children in Britain caring for an ailing parent, that's exactly what they have to do. Sara Parker reports. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Medicine Now

Repeated from yesterday 11.30am

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker presents reports from Malaysia, Malawi and India.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 3: The Dancing Men

Four classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
A child's scribble brings tragedy to an old Norfolk family.


Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Inspector Martin: Peter Tuddenham
Hilton Cubitt: Christopher Good
Elsie Cubitt ,: Diana Hunter
Abe Slaney: John Guerrasio
Mrs King: Jill Graham
Saunders: Sue Broomfield
Violinist: Leonard Friedman

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: World Tonight

with Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd. 3: "It's my turn for the provisioning run. Visit Usman. I discover a fire at the camp on my return. Hope finds a job in Dorset and wonders about John's sanity." For details see Monday


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Magic Moments

Last of Nigel Fountain's explorations of post-war cultural phenomena.
Thomson's Folly. In 1962 Roy Thomson created the Sunday Times colour supplement, and thereby launched a national weekend institution.
Journalists past and present reflect on this ever-growing market. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roy Thomson

: The Locker Room

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

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