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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Bill Tomkins.


Unknown: Bill Tomkins.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Jeremy Harris.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Richard Harries.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Green Thoughts

By Eleanor Perenyi. 2: Compost For details see yesterday


Unknown: Eleanor Perenyi.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171) [number removed]

Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Personal Best - a Naturist's Sports Day

Will the 110 metres hurdles figure in the Naturists Olympic Games, planned for the year 2000? This and other practical questions are answered when naturists from all over the Midlands gather together for their annual day of sport at the Woodlands Naturists Club near Coventry. Producer John Byrne. Rptd Sunday at 5.00pm


Producer: John Byrne.

: Daily Service

'Tis good, Lord, to be here (Carlisle); Luke 9, w 28-36; Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Archer); From glory to glory advancing (Sheen). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Blabbermouth

By Morris Gleitzman.
2: Sports day at school is not always fun. Rowena Batts is up against the 100 metres champion, and her dad starts the day by liberating a moth from the utterly respectable bosom of Mrs Cosgrove.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Morris Gleitzman.
Unknown: Rowena Batts
Unknown: Mrs Cosgrove.

: Woman's Hour

The actress Penny Downie talks to Wendy Austin about her role as the Syrian Queen, Zenobia.
Serial: Delicate Matters (9) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts , and including the first of six features called Against the Odds in which
Barbara Myers talks to people who've survived life-threatening illnesses.
Producer Deborah Cohen. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Presented By: Geoff Watts
Talks: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: You and Yours


: Curious Cooks

Host Sophie Grigson , panellists
Clarissa Dickson Wright and Nigel Slater and special guest Darina Allen start a six-part series at Ballymaloe
Cookery School in County Cork, where they tussle with questions about butter, bok choi and squid - and whether mayonnaise really originates from County Mayo.
A Partners in Sound production


Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Darina Allen

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Wodehouse Letters

Not content with writing 86 published novels - and stories, plays, films and articles - P G Wodehouse also wrote thousands of personal letters. These shed light on a shy and reclusive man who found it easierto express himself on the page than in person. In the first of three programmes, Simon Cadell reads a selection of letters from Wodehouse to his stepdaughter Leonora. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts Rpt


Unknown: G Wodehouse
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.
Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

: Striking Chords

Paul Gambaccini invites leading musical personalities from different disciplines to talk about their most passionate pieces on record. With Diana Burrell , Phil Pope and Tom Robinson. A Unique Broadcasting production Repeated Saturday at 11.00pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Diana Burrell
Unknown: Phil Pope
Unknown: Tom Robinson.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Russell Davies.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah discusses the art of the short story and uncovers intrigue in Native Speaker, a new detective story. Producer Robyn Read. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Summer Stories: The End of the Season

By Ronald Frame. "I've signed the hotel's register, quite truthfully, It's there for all to see, clear as day, but who knows where to find me?"
Read by Jilly Bond.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ronald Frame.
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Ballylenon

The last episode of Christopher Fitz -Simon's comedy drama set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1954. Having "overheard" that the Rev Hawthorne is leaving Ballylenon for a larger congregation, telephone operator Vera McConkey loses no time in communicating the good news to the local newspaper, The Vindicator. with Charlie Bonnar and Ciara McKeown
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz
Unknown: Rev Hawthorne
Unknown: Vera McConkey
Unknown: Charlie Bonnar
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
VivienneBoal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Rev Samuel Hawthorne: Gerard Murphy

: News

: The Archers

It's just not cricket.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran reports in the last of the series.
Producer Lynne Jones. Rptd Saturday 5.00pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Street

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.
5: Caernarfon Road, Uanaelhaearn.
Tony Wilkinson visits a North Wales village on the Welsh-speaking Lleyn peninsula. Nationalist slogans were daubed on the walls of the village pub when an Englishman and his wife took over a year ago. But the birth of their twin baby boys sees the villagers rallying to welcome the new arrivals. A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone (0171) [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Water-Castle

By Brenda Chamberlain. Part 4. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Brenda Chamberlain.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Dodwell Rides Out

Last of the series in which Christina
Dodwell travels to the heart of the mysterious island of Madagascar. A River Ride to the Fossil Forest
Christina paddles her own (leaking) canoe, meets an invisible man, flees a forest fire and discovers trees of stone.
Producer Simon Elmes Rpt


Producer: Simon Elmes Rpt

: News

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