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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Judith O'Neill.


Unknown: Judith O'Neill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

A topical discussion.
Producer Anne Peacock. LINES OPEN 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

The "Son of Consolation" (Aurelia);
Acts 4, w 32-37; As we are gathered (Daniels, arr Wilson); 0 Lord protect Your servants. Director of music
James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

A six-part series of travellers' tales. 2: Solomon Islands. A rare and enormous bat with a wingspan of five feet is the quarry of a group of Bristol University graduates as they arrive in Choiseul, one of the Solomon Islands. Finding this animal, which has not been seen for 50 years, could stop this tropical paradise from being destroyed - as the Koreans are poised to move in with their chainsaws. Producer Neil Walker. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Solomon Islands.
Producer: Neil Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Heat Wave (11) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Cricket

Commentary from the semi-finals of the Benson and Hedges Cup. * Approximate time
, 1.20pm-2.30pm, 3.00pm-7.30pm* Cricket

: Medicine Now

Medical news with Geoff Watts. Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Alistair Beaton , Jonathan Cecil , Sarah Dunant and Roy Hudd. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Reader: Roy Hudd.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Cricket

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Twinkletoes

By Jennifer Johnston. A woman returns from the wedding of her pregnant 17-year-old daughter. Her husband is not with her. He is in jail for life. With Brid Brennan as Karen. Director David Blount


Unknown: Jennifer Johnston.
Unknown: Brid Brennan
Director: David Blount

: Striking Chords

Six programmes in which Sarah Ward invites musical guests to reveal their personal tastes in music.
3: With classical composer and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett ,
Radiohead guitarist Jon Greenwood and folk diva June Tabor.
Producer Jane Jeffes. Rptd Sat 11.00pm


Unknown: Sarah Ward
Pianist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Guitarist: Jon Greenwood
Unknown: June Tabor.
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: Cricket

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. In the week of the Russian presidential elections, Gill Wilkie looks at the spread of private education since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Editor Sharon Banoff PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Unknown: Gill Wilkie
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: NeWS

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to the poet Paul Muldoon about his new collection and reviews the new James Ellroy book, My Dark Place. Producer Will Cantopher. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: James Ellroy

: Short Story: Sand Ceremony

Written and read by Eliza Langland . "The bairn, unseen, crouched under the dune in the half lee of the cemetery wall, and watched. It might have been just chance that her run along the beach had taken her to the very place she shouldn't have been... Producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Eliza Langland
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Le&Potter.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Ballylenon

Four episodes of the comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal. 2: The arrival of a relative sets alarm bells ringing in Vera McConkey 's manual telephone exchange. with John Hewitt , Marcella Riordan and Catherine White. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Co Donegal.
Unknown: Vera McConkey
Unknown: John Hewitt
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Unknown: Catherine White.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley
Packy McGoldrick: Charlie Bonner
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney

: NeWS

: The Archers

Hayley's in the muck. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File On 4

Reporter Jonathan Rugman. Producer Lynne Jones. Rptd Sat 5.00pm


Reporter: Jonathan Rugman.
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Network

In the last of the series, Alun Lewis weighs up the merits of different address systems in relation to new electronic communications. Producer Toby Murcott. EMAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk. WEB SITE: http:// www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/radio4/network


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: In Touch

Tony Barringer with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to In Touch, [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Craven House

By Patrick Hamilton. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Knowing Their Place

Rosalind Miles presents a six-part series on the history of child rearing. 3: Sweets from Strangers. Ancient civilisations killed up to 70 per cent of their newborn offspring. Renaissance parents abandoned the majority of theirs. Rosalind Miles examines the history of child abuse. Is parental bonding a myth? Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Skin Tight

Carl Hiaasen 's cult thriller.
2: A dead hit man and three live naked girls are all in a day's work for private eye Mick Stranahan. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Carl Hiaasen
Unknown: Mick Stranahan.

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