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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Satish Kumar , Jain philosopher.


Unknown: Satish Kumar

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rosemary Hartill.
LETTERS: Today, BBC, London W1A 1AA. FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Who Goes Home

Roy Hattersley looks back at a lifetime in the Labour Party with a wry smile.
1: On the Threshold. 1945: his political baptism on a doorstep in Shalesmoor and Gumey Braithwaite , the skeleton. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Gumey Braithwaite
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Start the Week

Joining Melvyn Bragg are American writer Professor Henry Louis Gates , author of Colored People. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Professor Henry Louis Gates
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Questions of Taste

Another edition of the light-hearted food and drink quiz hosted by Chris Kelly. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Daily Service

from the Chapter House, York
Minster, with the Chapter House Choir. Presented by Rev Robert
Marshall. Hail to the Lord's anointed; Matthew 3, w 11-17; The Shepherds' cradle song(Leuner); Hearts at Christmas time was jolly.
Director of music Jane Sturmheit


Presented By: Rev Robert
Music: Jane Sturmheit

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Another chance to hear the 25-part dramatisation of John Bunyan 's work, abridged by Peter Luke. Part 1.
Music by Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: John Bunyan
Abridged By: Peter Luke.
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta
Bunyan: Bernaro Hepton
Christian: Mick Ford
Evangelist: John Church
Obstinate/Help: Peter Gunn
Pliable: Jonathan Tafler
Worldly-Wiseman: Keith Drinkel
Good-Will: Eric Allan
Porter/Second man: John Webb
Prudence: Theresa Streatfield
Charity: Melanie Hudson
Apollyon: John Fleming
First Man _: David Holt

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Split Skirt (5) by Agnes Rossi. Abridged by Janet Hickson and read in ten parts by Kate Harper.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Agnes Rossi.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Unknown: Kate Harper.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Tim Fawcett. LINES OPEN from 10am


Producer: Tim Fawcett.

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

Heat two of the music quiz conducted by Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd Wednesday 6.30pm


Conducted By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Michelle and the Landlady

by Caroline Forbes. A young girl, played by Beverley Hills , helps landlady Sylvia, played by Rosemary Leach , carry out an unusual last request made by a deceased lodger. Director John Tydeman Rpt


Unknown: Caroline Forbes.
Played By: Beverley Hills
Played By: Rosemary Leach
Director: John Tydeman Rpt

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen listens to how the diaries of Samuel Pepys have transferred to radio and previews a British orchestra conference.
Producer Robyn Read. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: Accrington Stanley

by Martin Sorrell , read by Bernard Cribbins.
Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Martin Sorrell
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Eddie takes The Bull by the horns. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Revised rpt of Friday

: The Monday Play: LBJ - The Great Society

First part of a challenging two-part drama by Mike Walker.
As vice-president, Lyndon Baines Johnson was the most powerful man in the US Congress, but he had always wanted to be President. He brought in his own team to protect him from the Kennedys. Lyle Weaver is a fictitious character, a journalist, who represents LBJ's people.


Writer: Mike Walker.
Director: Ned Chaillet
LBJ: William Hootkins
Lyle Weaver: Bob Sherman
Cathy Weaver: Lorelei King
Beth Lowell: Joanne MacInnes
Bobby Kennedy: Peter Whitman
Jay Weaver: Adam Henderson
Billy Weaver: Alan Marriot
Publisher: John Guerrasio
Radio announcer: Gavin Muir

: A Taste of the Cat

A tall story teller - Richard E Grant - sets out to explore the idea that humankind, aided and abetted by a small furry killer, has achieved glory through deception. He uncovers a tale of love, treachery and dead sparrows, in a journey from Ancient Egypt to East Grinstead.
Music by Hugh Cornwall. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Richard E Grant
Music By: Hugh Cornwall.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Kaleidoscope

Revised rpt of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: OPERAMA Book at Bedtime: The Phantom of the Opera

Part 6 of Gaston Leroux 's novel. Read in ten parts by Jack Klaff. Abridged by Andrew Simpson Producer Harriet Lang


Unknown: Gaston Leroux
Unknown: Jack Klaff.
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: Harriet Lang

: Good Lookers

Encounters with people who know exactly what they're looking for. 1: The Astronomer. Chris Stuart talks to Paul Murdin , who found the first black hole. A Presentable production


Talks: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Paul Murdin

: Education Matters

with Libby Purves. The series returns with a report from Hartford County USA, where the entire education system has been put out to private tender. Producer Rebecca Farnworth


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Rebecca Farnworth

: The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas 's swashbuckling epic in six episodes. 1:The Man from Meung with David Jarvis , Malcolm Ward , Nicholas Boulton , Dominic Letts , Norman Bird , John Rowe , Michael Onslow and James Taylor. Dramatised by James Saunders Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: James Taylor.
Dramatised By: James Saunders
D'Artagnan: Jamie Glover
Athos: Robert Glenister
Porthos: Timothy Spall
Aramis: Anton Lesser

: Comic Heroes

Roy Porter remembers the socially heroic comedians of the 1950s. Producer Julian Hale Rpt


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Julian Hale Rpt

: News

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