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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Townley.


Unknown: Peter Townley.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With John Newbury.


Unknown: John Newbury.

: Sports News

: I'm Here I Think, Where Are You?

4: Actor Timothy West is invited to the Vatican to play Thomas a Becket before Pope Paul and an audience of thousands.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Pope Paul

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into moral questions behind the news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Daily Service

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Nativity); Revelation 5, w 6, 11-14; Sanctus (Byrd); Worthy is the lamb
(Handel). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Some Tame Gazelle

Miriam Margoyles and Hannah Gordon star in Elizabeth Proud's six-part dramatisation of the novel by Barbara Pym.
2: Agatha goes to Karlsbad, leaving the coast clear for Belinda. But will she come running when the Archdeacon invites her to tea? And who is Olivia Berridge ? Harriet is on the warpath and wants some answers. Singers Harvey Brough. Phyllida Hancock and Mary Lincoln Musical direction by Malcolm McKee Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Miriam Margoyles
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Novel By: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Olivia Berridge
Singers: Harvey Brough.
Singers: Phyllida Hancock
Unknown: Malcolm McKee
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Harriet Bede: Miriam Margoyles
Belinda Bede: Hannah Gordon
Mr Donne: David Holt
Henry Hoccleve: Peter Jeffrey
Agatha Hoccleve: Elizabeth Proud
Miss Prior: Hilda Schroder
Miss Jenner: Jilly Meers
Emily: Karla Goodman

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Ballet Shoes

By Noel Streatfeild.
9: Posy goes to the ballet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Delicate Matters (6) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah chairs today's edition of the literary panel game at the Faversham Celebrity Book Festival in Kent, with panellists Catherine Aird ,
Griselda Cann , John Whitworth and John Rice.
Readings by Piers Gibbon. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Catherine Aird
Unknown: Griselda Cann
Unknown: John Whitworth
Unknown: John Rice.
Unknown: Piers Gibbon.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Talking

This first play by actress Rachel Joyce is set in Sicily. "If I drew my town, I'd do people with no faces. No ears, no eyes and no tongues." with John Hartley. Joshua Towb. Roger May and Sandra James-Young . Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Rachel Joyce
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Unknown: Sandra James-Young
Director: Tracey Neale
Anna: Sarah Jane Fenton
Michela: Jilly Bond
Judge: Kenneth Cranham
Isabella: Natasha Pyne
Pablo: Andrew Branch
Gino: Jonathan Keeble
Ma: Tessa Worsley

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to poet Tony Harrison about his poem on the bombing of Hiroshima, and sees The Miserat Chichester starring Ian Richardson.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Ian Richardson.
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Summer Stories: Perfect Strangers

By Richard Burns.
"While you levelled the caravan, explored the site. 'Don't be long,' you called." But the boy has reason to stay out, after meeting the others. Read by Michael Maloney. Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Richard Burns.
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Hair in the Gate

Comedy series set in the world of arts broadcasting. In the first episode the ArtingAboutteam explores the phenomenon of chart-topping religious music. Starring Alistair McGowan , Lorelei King , Geoffrey Whitehead ,
Forbes Masson and Harriet Thorpe. Written by Clive Coleman Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe.
Written By: Clive Coleman
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Richard bowls a googly.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Radio Lives

Last in the series of portraits of great names in radio.
A Matter of Timing. Nick Baker profiles broadcaster Jack De Manio who is best remembered for his inability to give accurate time checks while presenting Today. Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Tinniswood about....

Four programmes in which novelist and playwright Peter Tinniswood reflects on personal pleasures. Libraries. Tinniswood has a professional interest in libraries but he also cherishes their role in the community. He makes a nostalgic trip to Manchester Central Library and a first visit inside the library in Wandsworth prison. Producer Graham Battye
# See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Graham Battye
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Never the Same Again

Four programmes in which Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life. 1: One traumatic day during the miners' strike casts a lasting shadow over Ernie's career as a policeman. Producer Sarah Rowlands Rpt


Producer: Sarah Rowlands Rpt

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed] (MorvFri 10.00-5.00)


Presented By: Frederick Dove
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennett Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones.

: Book at Bedtime: The Water-Castle

Sian Thomas reads the first part of Brenda Chamberlain 's winter love story set in Germany in 1952. Abridged in seven parts by Sian James. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Brenda Chamberlain
Unknown: Sian James.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: The Freedom Trap

A three-part drama by Steve May.
2: Bob and Sarab escape from Qaman and set off on ajoumey across Europe. with Tessa Worsley , Sam Dastor and Dhirendra Pianist Colin Guthrie. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Pianist: Colin Guthrie.
Bob: Bill Nighy
Sarab: Sudha Bhuchar
Jen: Ingrid Lacey
Mervyn: David Collings

: Ad Lib in Europe

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

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