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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 Ian Mackenzie , writer and broadcaster from Helensburgh, near Glasgow.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie

: Today

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Christina Odone.

: Beyond a Boundary

2: C L R James is offered the very best public school education and becomes eager to worship at the shrine of European culture.
For details see Monday

: News

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

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


Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Heavenly Bodies

Dr Kristen Lippincott takes a tour around the Vatican's observatory. Producer Paul Arnold. Repeated Sunday 5.02pm


Unknown: Dr Kristen Lippincott
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Daily Service

Here Is Love Vast as the Ocean (Dim Ond lesu); 1 John 4, w 7-12; See
What Love (Mendelssohn); 0 the Love of My Lord (0 the Love). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines 50 years ago today. The International Food and Agriculture Organisation reveals its plans to solve the international food crisis and free the world from malnutrition. And the country estate of Polesden Lacey in Surrey is opened to the public for the first time. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Polesden Lacey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Birmingham Girls' school is fighting to become the first grant-maintained Muslim school. Diana Appleyard reports.
Serial: Mama Makes Up Her Mind Bailey White reads his own story, abridged in five parts by Pat McLoughlin (3).


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Diana Appleyard
Unknown: Mind Bailey White
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts asks if biotechnology will benefit the patient as much as the shareholder.
Producer Rami Tzabar
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 2: Names Will Never Hurt Me.
Annie Enright ponders the business of naming children, management guru
Faith Popcorn explains why her own name is worth so much, and novelist Robert McLiam Wilson calls names across the Northern Irish barricades.
Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Annie Enright
Unknown: Robert McLiam Wilson
Producer: Noah Richler

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Idle Rocks

A cycle of poems recording the comings and goings of guests and staff, and the tides and the seasons at a seaside hotel run for years by the poet Zofia Ilinska , in St Mawes, Cornwall.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Zofia Ilinska

: Just the Part

Rodney Miles talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles.
2: Soprano Montserrat Caballe talks about singing the title role in Bellini's Norma.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Talks: Rodney Miles
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan and guests with topical discussion and feature stories from around the country. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan discusses Australian literature as Les Murray ,
Janette Turner Hospital and David Malouf all publish new works. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Les Murray
Unknown: Janette Turner Hospital
Unknown: David Malouf
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: The Flight

By Christopher Baines. An elderly couple are nervous. They have not flown for 12 years. Will they be able to recall the thrill of it all?
Read by Jonathan Adams. Producer Roy Fraser


Unknown: Christopher Baines.
Read By: Jonathan Adams.
Producer: Roy Fraser

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee -


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee

: A Whole New Ball Game

By Martin Davies.
5: Retreat. Escape is the only option for Mrs Patterson when her family try to replace her lost love with a small dog.
Producer Richard Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Martin Davies.
Unknown: Mrs Patterson
Producer: Richard Wilson
Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley
Mr Plant: Geoff McGivern

: News

: The Archers

Ruth and John talk figures. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell with four portraits of contemporary family life.
2: The Marquess ofSligo and Family Jeremy Browne has a handful of titles and an ancestral home. When he and Jennifer first married he tied the lot up in trust for his son and heir. But the couple's five children have all been daughters.
Producers Charlotte Blofeld and Joy Hatwood Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Jeremy Browne

: 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.
3: High-minded, public-spirited volunteers working together and giving money for the common good exist everywhere - but only in America do their efforts make up eight per cent of GNP. Producer Sheila Dillon


Talks: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: In Touch

Tony Barringerwith news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Sylvia Horn. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Producer: Sylvia Horn.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Enigma

By Robert Harris. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Mediumwave

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

: Mirrored in Music

Fourth 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 Welsh tenor Dennis O'Neill. Producer Gwen Hughes Repeat


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill.
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: News

: The Late Book: Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

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