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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Townley , Rector of All Saints, Stretford in Manchester.


Unknown: Peter Townley

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: In the Psyctotrisfs Chair

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Better than Sex

Last of the series in which four writers each celebrate a single, readily available sensual experience.
Sean O'Brien on the Tyneside Turkish Baths. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Daily Service

Jesu, lover of my soul (Aberystwyth);
Jonah 2, w 1-10; There is a longing in our hearts (Quigley); Out of darkness (Walker). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests, novelists Louis de Bernieres and Lisa St Aubin de Teran , discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Camilla Collier. Rptd Sun 7.30pm For details of all books reviewed in this series, send an A5 sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Louis de Bernieres
Unknown: Lisa St Aubin de Teran
Producer: Camilla Collier.

: On This Day

On 17 July 1946, thousands of women from the British Housewives
League demonstrate in Trafalgar Square about the threatened introduction of bread rationing. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray chairs a discussion on fertility issues. Listeners are invited to air their views and questions on anything from the lengths they would go to have a child, to recent reports that men are becoming less fertile. Serial: Shirley Williams : Snakes and Ladders, a Political Diary 8: Who Governs Britain? For details see Monday.
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. LINES OPEN 9.00am


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 29/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: No Commitments

The last of three episodes from the first series of the comedy drama series, as an introduction to the new series. Time Shift. Charlotte is forced to disown various member of her family.
Written by Simon Brett
Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Ann Jobson
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Nicola Pagett
Chartotte: Celia Imrie

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Curiosity Cabinet

A three-part play by Catherine Czerkawska.
1: The Brown Swan. Still trying to recover from the loss of her husband,
Sophie visits an exhibition of paintings in an Edinburgh gallery. with Ceit Kearney , John Buick , Kenneth Glenaan , Monica Gibb , William Trotter , Meg Fraser ,
Bob Docherty and Finlay McLean. Whistle played by Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson


Play By: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Ceit Kearney
Unknown: John Buick
Unknown: Kenneth Glenaan
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: William Trotter
Unknown: Meg Fraser
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Finlay McLean.
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Sophie: Grace Glover
Ben: Mary Riggans
Angus MacNeill: John Sheddon
Groom: John Sheddon
Katy: Stella Forge

: Letters from Abroad

In the fourth of six letters by Veronica Cecil reflecting a visit to Pakistan, where she grew up 50 years ago, she revisits her childhood holiday home in Nathia Gaii in the Himalayas. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Veronica Cecil
Producer: Carol Trewin

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Wartime tales from a classical quartet in Dubrovnik.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini considers Francois Truffaut 's contribution to cinema as a retrospective season opens at the National Film Theatre.
Producer Hilary Dunn. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Francois Truffaut
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Short Story: A Lovely Man

Written by Anne Christie. Read by Jo Munro. Producer Alex Burrett


Written By: Anne Christie.
Read By: Jo Munro.
Producer: Alex Burrett

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Janet is on the scrounge. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Second Chance Eden

Richard Mabey discovers the growing importance of wild places in our crowded lives and asks how we can erase our own footprints to create a new wilderness.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Producer: Tim Dee

: The National Interest

Is consensus politics possible? In a special programme, opposing MPs set aside their differences to attempt to find solutions in the national interest.
Can We Afford the Welfare State?
Jonathan Dimbleby takes the chair as George Walden (Conservative) and Frank Field (Labour) look for answers to one of the questions taxing all political parties. Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: George Walden
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: Costing the Earth

The focus for environmental activism has radically shifted. It is no longer in the corridors of Whitehall that the environmental cause is championed, but in the boardrooms of multinational companies. Mark Whittaker charts this shift from ministers to producers.
Producer Sera LefroyOwen. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Sera Lefroyowen.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Meny Muse

By Eric Linklater.
3: The lost Burns manuscript comes into Max Arbuthnot 's possession. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eric Linklater.
Unknown: Max Arbuthnot

: Late Night Opening Kathmandu or Bust

Final part of David Napthine and Mike Yeaman 's comedy.
End of the Road. The lights of Kath-mandu are twinkling on the horizon. with Forbes Masson , Richard Ridings. Lolly Susi and Derek Waring. Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: David Napthine
Unknown: Mike Yeaman
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: Richard Ridings.
Unknown: Lolly Susi
Unknown: Derek Waring.
Producer: Lissa Evans
Petra: Michelle Chadwick
Joan: Sarah Crowden
Simon: David Haig

: Today in Parliament

Producer Paul Schlesinger


Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Twenty Players

A six-part album of sporting heroes. 2: Doug and Demelza Davidson The tale of Britain's intrepid mixed lugers, narrated by David Vine. Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Demelza Davidson
Unknown: David Vine.
Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt

: The Shuttleworths

A six-part comedy show featuring the semi-detached world of aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth. 2: Wireless Wanderings. Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with a guest appearance by Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Singer-Songwriter: John Shuttleworth.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Late Book: The Sportswriter

By Richard Ford. Part 11. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Ford.

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