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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

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

Your chance to talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Novel America

Martin Wainwright encounters America for the first time and crosses the continent on a personal quest for the authentic landscapes, real-life residents and fictional characters of four American novels.
2: In this second programme, he visits the Chippewa Indians of northern Minnesota, discovers the joy and pain of reservation life and, over a game of bingo, explores the money-spinning phenomenon of Indian casinos depicted in Louise Erdrich 's book The Bingo Palace. Producer Alison Perks Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Louise Erdrich

: Daily Service

King of Glory, King of Peace
(Gwalchmai); Mark 12, w28-34; 0 God, You Search Me (Farrell); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Director of music Philip Jakob.


Music: Philip Jakob.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Britain and France sign a treaty of alliance which was to last until 1997.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: The Key (2).
For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Rami Tzabar
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Booked!

The third of six programmes.
Mrs Danvers sneaks into the plot of Noel Coward 's Private Lives. The Pilgrim's Progress is re-worked to include a brush with Michael Palin and assorted other media moguls. This literary havoc comes from Dillie Keane , Miles Kington , Roger McGough and Mark Thomas. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Mrs Danvers
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Imagine an Onion

John Baxter presents a portrait of the controversial new French National
Library in Paris - a project of the late
President Mitterand - as it moves to its controversial new home on the banks of the Seine. Reader Terry Malloy. Producer Manorie Van Halteren


Unknown: John Baxter
Reader: Terry Malloy.
Producer: Manorie van Halteren

: But I Know What I Like

Pianist David Owen Norris talks to six leading soloists and accompanies them in their favourite pieces of music.
4: Hurdy-gurdy player Nigel Eaton. Producer Fiona Couper


Pianist: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Nigel Eaton.
Producer: Fiona Couper

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Maxwell's House. Architect Maxwell
Hutchinson joins Daire Brehan to take your calls for the weekly discussion of building and design dilemmas. Phone in on (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reviews the latest novel from Kate Atkinson , of Behind the Scenes at a Museum fame. Human
Croquet sees the world through the eyes of an eccentric suburban family. Also, a collection of British fashion on show at the Victoria and Albert museum.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Short Story: The Gift

By Trevor Colman.
Harold's gift of being able to see below the surface of things leads him to a personal discovery that would have been better left alone.
Read by David Bannerman. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Trevor Colman.
Read By: David Bannerman.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: A Square of One's Own

By Ivan Shakespeare.
A four-part comedy series parodying the life and times of the Bloomsbury Group. 3: The Rights of Women
With Matthew Bell, Joanna Brookes , Chris Emmett , Sally Grace ,
Nick Hardy , Toby Longworth , Moya O'Shea and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Ivan Shakespeare.
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Nick Hardy
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Moya O'Shea
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: News

: The Archers

A difference of opinion. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Last in the series.
Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated Saturday 5.00pm


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Science Now

Is the Earth really at risk from meteorites? Alun Lewis reports. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: The Reith Lectures

The Pantomime of Race. In the second of five lectures, Professor Patricia J Williams explores what is distorted and what is rendered invisible by the lens of colour blindness.
Producer Constance St Louis
* See Polly Toynbee : page 12


Unknown: Patricia J Williams
Producer: Constance St Louis
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Eleanor Garland PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Railway Bazaar

William Hurt reads part seven of Paul Theroux 's story.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Mediumwave

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

: Word Of Mouth

Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Big Worms, Little Worms and Just Worms The lingua franca of linguine, the alfabeto of spaghetti, and a new theory on the ageing of the voice. Producer Jane Ray Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jane Ray Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: TheHobbrt

2: Roast Mutton
For details see yesterday Repeat

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