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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Rachel Dobie.


Unknown: Rachel Dobie.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: The Diary of a Nobody

By George and Weedon Grossmith. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Weedon Grossmith.

: News

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

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


Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Big White

Six months in the life of travel writer Sara Wheeler as she visits the continent of her dreams - Antarctica. Producer Fiona Couper Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Sara Wheeler
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Daily Service

Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow); Psalm 49, w 1-12; Purify My Heart (Doersken); Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King (Deep Harmony). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines 50 years ago today. Jewish refugees arriving in Palestine are shipped off to detention camps in Cyprus as the British enforce their strict policy on immigration.
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Gail Foley. Karen Deco reports on the rise of a new pair of hands in the labour room.
Serial: Saint Patrick's Daughter(8) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Gail Foley.
Introduced By: Karen Deco

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts. Barbara Myers presents a series of reports on people who have survived life-threatening illnesses. Producer Fran Acheson
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm
* Face Behind the Voice: page 10


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Presented By: Barbara Myers

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies returns with the programme about words and the Way we speak.
1: Manhattan Transfer. A special edition from New York with the hottest new words, a guided tour of Big Applespeak, a celebration of the language of Ogden Nash and an encounter in the park with two Snappers.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Soundings

Jonathan Raban introduces the final part of his personal anthology of the greatest writing on the sea.
From Paradise to Toilet. Has the human race become like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner - the destroyer of the sea which was once thought far more powerful than man? Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Jonathan Raban
Producer: Tim Dee

: Just the Part

Rodney Miles talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles.
1: Countertenor James Bowman talks about singing Oberon in Benjamin Britten 's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Talks: James Bowman
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

Brian Sibley talks to graduate bin men. As universities churn out more graduates, what do workers make of the dustmen with degrees? Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Brian Sibley
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Sheena MacDonald reads Edna
O'Brien's novel Down by the River and reports on the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Mackerel Fishing

By Melissa Murray. Joseph and his big brother are forced to stay with their foster aunt, but the boys are desperate to return home. Read by Robert Harper.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Read By: Robert Harper.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie LeePotter.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Leepotter.

: A Whole New Ball Game

A six-part comedy by Martin Davies. 4: How Was It for You?
Robert Patterson 's skill deserts him on the training ground while his morals lie writhing in the penalty area.
Producer Richard Wilson


Comedy By: Martin Davies.
Unknown: Robert Patterson
Producer: Richard Wilson
Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley

: News

: The Archers

Can David be persuaded? Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell returns with four portraits of contemporary family life. 1: The Richards ofStreatham. Scott was nine when his parents split up. Five years later he was facing a charge of armed robbery.
Producers Charlotte Blofeld and Joy Hatwood Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Being American

A four-part series in which
Simon Parkes talks to citizens who are still committed to the American dream.
2: In the mountains of North Carolina, and in the oldest African-American summer resort, he discovers that an American family that summers together, stays together. Producer Sheila Dillon


Talks: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: In Touch

Peter White with news, and information for visually impaired people. Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Washington Square

By Henry James. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Henry James.

: Mediumwave

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

: Mirrored in Music

Third of a six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music describing the character and spirit of their native countries. This week, the Mexican flautist Elena Duran.


Unknown: Elena Duran.

: News

: The Late Book: Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

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