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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from 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

: After Eden

A six-part drama series by Alison Leonard about the life of a woman priest. 3: One Flesh. Arranging weddings and funerals on the same day is just part of a vicar's job. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Director: Alison Hindell
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Phil: Hywel Morgan
Melvyn: Michael Povey
Gwen: Manon Edwards
Tash: Clare Isaac
Bryn: Rhodri Hugh
Sheila: Kristin Milward
Colin: Oliver Senton

: Daily Service

When all thy mercies (Contemplation); Psalm 119, w 9-16; Who calls my life again (Plainchant arr Huijbers); Jubilate (Walton).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology. Follies of Youth. Reader by Douglas Hodge , Hilary Lyon and Eoin O'Callaghan. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Unknown: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Woman's Hour

Is there still a need for patronage of the arts? Dame Diana Rigg , a member of the Montbianc de la Culture jury, talks to Jenni Murray. Serial: Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? {3) For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Dame Diana Rigg
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Questions of Taste

The second serving of highlights from the food-and-drink quiz in which Chris Kelly tests the two teams of experts. This week, Bob Peyton and Valentina Harris compete with Antony Worrall -Thompson and Malcolm Gluck. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Bob Peyton
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Malcolm Gluck.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Hair of the Dog

In Lesley Davies 's black comedy, Brenda Blethyn plays Amy, a harassed housewife and mother of seven whose husband finds himself in the arms of their glamorous next-door neighbour. But why does Amy take the news so calmly?
Director Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Lesley Davies
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Director: Cherry Cookson Rpt
John: David Horovitch
Susan: Kate Buffery
Grandma: Jill Graham
Mrs Dursley: Diana Payan
MrTownsend: John Webb
Dr Smith: Barry J Gordon
Children: Gary King
Children: Patrick Rosenfeld

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen explores the relationship between author and director during the staging of new plays. With Richard Nelson and David Jones.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Richard Nelson
Unknown: David Jones.
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Her Victory

by Clive Collins. As soon as Shiho entered the class and saw the lecturer in charge of the course on metaphysical poets, she knew she would marry him. Read by Sunny Ormonde . Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Clive Collins.
Read By: Sunny Ormonde
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Paradise Lost in Space

Six-part black-hole comedy by Colin Swash. Space travel throws the most unlikely people together. Norman is an idealist with a hand grenade. Max is a cheerful bore who won't stop talking. They are about to ruin the lives of some decidedly friendly aliens. For ever.
Producer Richard Wilson


Comedy By: Colin Swash.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Louise Lombard
Macari: Michael Troughton
Capt Rossiter: Dan Strauss
Jane: Carla Mendonca
Tony: Geoff McGivern

: News

: The Archers

Richard comes clean...
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Soundtrack

5: Living above the Parlour.
Sara Parker reports on a day in the life of June, a mortician who lives 'above the parlour" with partner Tony. Producer Sukey Firth


Unknown: Sara Parker

: Analysis

John Bull 's Schooldays
The education system has been subjected to root and branch reforms over the past few years and yet controversy has never left its side. Melanie Phillips asks whether there are any peculiarly English problems to do with education and whether the continuing furore in the classroom is linked to uncertainty about the nature of English culture.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Stranger than Fiction

A six-part series for Lent. Each week a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 1:
Tim Parks, a writer of black comedies which "satirise the perversity of our love affair with guilt".
Producer David Coomes


Producer: David Coomes

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: Sian Vasey.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Archy and Mehitabel

by Don Marquis. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Marquis.

: Ten Pounds and a Box of Kippers

The final part of Paul Brennen 's comedy tale about a battle to save a pub.
Judgement Day (The Final Countdown)
Music by Colin Smith. Director Ian Michie A Big Arts production


Unknown: Paul Brennen
Music By: Colin Smith.
Director: Ian Michie
Mickey Dorkin: Bill Fellows
Billy Pagan ;: Guy Manning
Roger Turner: Chris Wright
Cactus Trollies: Paul Brennen
Evonne Crawley: Liz Carung
Father Wilson: Ian Michie
Mavis Turner: Angela Simpson
Ern: Richard Jameson
Police Officer: Mick Carter

: Postcard from Gotham

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

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