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: News Briefing

: Farming 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 Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news, with 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

Hark! a trumpet call is sounding
(Merton); Reading: Isaiah 52, w 7-10; Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour (Fragrance); How lovely on the mountains (Leonard Smith ). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Leonard Smith
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: No Commitments

by Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Celia Imrie as Charlotte. 4: An III Wind. Victoria is ill, and Roger is hideously embarrassed because it's .women's things". Producer Ann Jobson


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

: The Hindu Scriptures

19: The Dwarf Who Stepped over the Universe
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to internationally acclaimed soprano Anne Sofie von Otter . Serial: All the Nice Girls (5)
For details see Monday


Talks: Jenni Murray
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Year in Question

Brian Hayes ensures fair play and no hitting below the belt in the first semi-final of the competitive news quiz. A Testbed production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Emily's Ghost

In this unusual ghost story by Colin Finbow , set in Victorian England, young Emily goes to live with her family in an inherited country house. When she begins to see and hear strange things. Emily fears that she is being haunted.
Director Cherry Cookson
* See This Week: page 58


Writer: Colin Finbow
Director: Cherry Cookson
Emily: Anna Jones
Mama: Kate Buffery
Papa: John Rowe
Miss Rabstock: Anna Massey
Dawson: Gareth Armstrong
Crabtree: Tina Gray
Ghost: Emily Howes
Edward: Michael Tucek
Louise: Oona Beeson
James: Daniel Main
Will: Nicholas Yeoman
Grandpa: Colin Pinney
Polly: Cathy Sara
Sharon: Elaine Claxton

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees Neil Bartlett 's adaptation of The Little Match Girl and reads an encyclopaedia of world theatre. Producer John Boundy. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Neil Bartlett
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: The Laws of Physics

by Othniel Smith. A cafe owner watches the friendship of an unlikely couple developing, and when they have a row he has to intervene. Read by Christian Rodska. producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Othniel Smith.
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

More family fun with supervarmint Harry Hill and the gang. 5: Dons and Dames with special guest June Whitfield. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Harry Hill
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Brian's got Tom on his hands.... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Eyewitness

Too Too Solid Flesh? Who says? In the last of the series, "portly poet", "Rubenesque ranter" Liz Lochhead , soliloquises on the eternal battle to either vanquish or finally accept the ample image in the mirror. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Analysis

The Ethic of Work
As the West exports a way of life to eastern Europe, how are the former Communist countries adapting to the culture of the work ethic? In the last of the series, John Kampfner examines the changing role of work here and abroad. Producer Michael Blastland. Rptd Sun 4.15pm TRANSCRIPTS: write to [address removed] or call 081.[number removed]


Unknown: John Kampfner
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Medical Notes

Michael Oliver investigates the illnesses and deaths of some of the great composers.
4: Carl Maria von Weber. shall earn a great deal of money in England, I owe that to my family. But I know very well I'm going to London to die". With Dr John O'Shea and John Deathridge. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Dr John O'Shea
Unknown: John Deathridge.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed]. (Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


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: Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd. 4: "I visit the bush and witness Rita-Mae's horrific attack on Bobo ... Hope is thoroughly caught up with her work in Dorset and John is becoming more unstable." For details see Monday


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Stephen King's Salem's Lot: 1

A new seven-part dramatisation of the classic vampire story from the master of modern horror.
Ben Mears returns to Salem's Lot to research a book about evil.
Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Dramatised by Gregory Evans Directed by Adrian Bean


Author: Stephen King
Dramatised by: Gregory Evans
Music: Elizabeth Parker, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Director: Adrian Bean
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Susan Norton: Teresa Gallagher
Straker: John Mofatt
Larry Crockett: Matt Zimmerman
Ann Norton: Shelley Thompson
Bill Norton: Harry Towb
Weasel Craig: Peter Whitman
Eva Miller: Frances Jeater
Parkins Gillespie: Don Fellows
Mike Ryerson: Ronald Fernee
Tony Glick: David Jarvis
Danny Glick: David Fried

: Just a Part of the Furniture

Clare Jenkins looks at everyday pieces of furniture.
2: What's Hiding in the Wardrobe....? Wardrobes hold not just our clothes but the intimate secrets of our lives. Producer Julia Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Julia Shaw Rpt

: News

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