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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day. with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Hartill.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: Letters from Over Here

A series of six talks by the former American ambassador to London,
Raymond Seitz.
1: In Holiday Mood. A nation says a lot about itself by what it chooses to celebrate. Americans enjoy
Independence Day. Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Day. So what does it say about Britain that we choose to mark "bank" holidays? Producer Sian Kevill


Unknown: Raymond Seitz.
Producer: Sian Kevill

: News

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

Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Crimescapes

The second of six programmes in which Leslie Forbes stalks the meaner streets of various European cities with crime writers who use them as a backdrop for their books.
2: South London. Liza Cody reflects on police, property and pectorals while her heroine gets caught up with big-time gangsters and small-time crime. Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Liza Cody
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Daily Service

God is here: As we his people
(Blaenwem); Psalm 84. w 1-4.
10-12; My shepherd is the living Lord (Tomkins); Now from the altar of our hearts (Glasgow).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
102: 1702: A New Queen and Why Britain Must Go to War For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Lions and Liquorice (6) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: You and Yours

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor plunders the diversity of British heritage to quiz panellists Christopher Cook. Graham Fawcett ,
Philippa Gregory and Michael Schmidt at the Geffrye Museum in London. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Michael Schmidt

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Funny Valentine

By John Bond. Valentine's Day sees teenagers Ellie and Alyson preparing a surprise meal for their parents. But will a meal heal the rift between their mother and father?
Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: John Bond.
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Susan: Becky Hindley
Graham: John Hartley
Ellie: Jessica Dawes
Alyson: Lucy Kent

: Some Enchanted Evening with Bryn Tertel

Opera singer Bryn Terfel talks to pianist lain Burnside, and they perform a selection of songs from Welsh folk to Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Pr├┤ducer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ian Macmillan goes in search of Yorkshire songsmith Bert Lee , the unlikely author of the East End anthem "Knees up Mother Brown". Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Songsmith: Bert Lee
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reviews a new biography of Elizabeth Schwarzkopfto celebrate the soprano's 80th birthday, and talks to the author J G Ballard.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Elizabeth Schwarzkopfto
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: Happy as Saturday Night

By Sian James. "We lives on St
Beuno's, a tough part of Cardiff. We works hard in the factory all week - and it's all for spending on Saturday night." Read by Erica Eirian. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Sian James.
Read By: Erica Eirian.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Cook's Tour

In the last of three programmes, Eleanor Bron unravels the twilight years and complex personalities of Sir Arthur Streebe Greebling , Norwegian Sven, Alan Latchley , pop star
Eric Daley and others who prove that Peter Cook was at work in the laughter factory until the day he died. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Arthur Streebe Greebling
Unknown: Alan Latchley
Unknown: Eric Daley
Unknown: Peter Cook
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: News

: The Archers

Church matters.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Consequences

A four-part series on the origins and the results of recent public policies. 2: The Poll Tax. It was to be the "flagship" of the Thatcher government. When it was abandoned - less that three years after it was introduced - it had led to riots in London and a major revolt within the Tory party. Tony Travers tells the inside story of the most celebrated disaster in postwar politics.
Producer Jane Beresford. Rptd Sat 5.00pm


Unknown: Tony Travers
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Reading Aloud

Four programmes of travel, letters and autobiography.
2: Letters Home by Sylvia Plath.
Another chance to hear Sylvia Plath 's letters to her mother as she sets up home in England in the 1960s. Read by Buffy Davies. Producer Lisa Osbome Rpt


Unknown: Sylvia Plath.
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Read By: Buffy Davies.
Producer: Lisa Osbome Rpt

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The WorM Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Harpole Report

By J L Carr. Part 7.
For details see yesterday

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

Five programmes celebrating food. 4: Oats. Derek Cooper finds out why oats fuelled the social and literary life of Scotland and discovers 101 uses for oatmeal. Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: News

: The Late Book: Maybe the Moon

Shelley Thompson reads the second part of Armistead Maupin's story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Shelley Thompson

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