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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Prof Russell Stannard.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Prof Russell Stannard.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: News

: Section Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Simon Hughes.

: Daily Service

Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord); John 21, wl-14; Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (Rutter); At the Lamb's High
Feast We Sing (Salzburg). From Claire College, Cambridge. Director of music Tim Brown.


Unknown: Lord Jesus Christ
Music: Tim Brown.

: One Bright Child

The last of five episodes by Patricia Cumper based on a true story. Sadness and surprise come for Gloria and George as they lose one friend and gain another. with Amanda Gordon , Nicolas Colicos , Shirley Dixon and loan Meredith Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Patricia Cumper
Unknown: Amanda Gordon
Unknown: Nicolas Colicos
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Loan Meredith
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Gloria: Diane Parish
Lionel: Patrick Robinson
George: Jamie Glover
Mother: Dona Croll
Father: Ben Thomas

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

Joan Alexander talks to Jenni Murray about the extraordinary life of Mabel Strickland , who resisted the siege of Malta during the Second World War. Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (9). For details see Monday


Talks: Joan Alexander
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mabel Strickland

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Kelly's Heroes

Chris Kelly looks at the life and works of admirable (and fictional) characters. In the second of four programmes, he talks about northern writer Malcolm Bagshaw , author of The Madness of Charles III , with celebrity contributions from Nigella Lawson and John Fortune.
With John Sessions. Simon Greenall , Brian Bowles and Rachel Atkins Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Malcolm Bagshaw
Unknown: Charles Iii
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: John Fortune.
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Janet lets Lynda down gently. Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Wobbly Eggs

Mary Cooper 's sharp, comic and hard-hitting play about the effect of drug dependency on two very different lives. Respectable, middle-aged Joan meets 14-year-old junkie Damian when he burgles her house.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Mary Cooper
Director: Melanie Harris
Joan: Barbara Marten
Damien Worsnop: Christopher Horner
Dr Juliet Stilgoe: Jane Hollowood
DC Louise Atkinson: Laura Richmond
Tricia: Olwen May
Toots: Flne Time Fontayne

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan with guests and topical debate.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews a new play starring Michael Gambon and Alex McGowan about MP Tom Driberg and Prime Minister Clement Atlee , who were both in Potsdam in 1945. Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Alex McGowan
Unknown: Tom Driberg
Unknown: Clement Atlee
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Anna's Lime Tree

By William Gill , read by Carolyn Jones. Producer Sara Benaim


Unknown: William Gill
Read By: Carolyn Jones.
Producer: Sara Benaim

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the UK Independence Party.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

The fifth episode in a new six-part series for comedian and egg enthusiast Harry Hill. With Burt Kwouk, Edna Dore, Al Murray, Martin Hyder, Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz.


Comedian: Harry Hill
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actor]: Edna Dore
[Actor]: Al Murray
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
[Actor]: Matt Bradstock
[Actor]: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Archers

History repeats itself.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Hitting the Jackpot

The last of three programmes in which Allan Beswick follows the fortunes of National Lottery winners.
Life's Just the Same. Fifteen months since the win, Christine still feels guilty when she spends. Joanna has spent more on her bungalow than she intended. Mick and Doris are also on the move.
Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Allan Beswick
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Analysis

Britain, Europe and the World The series which examines the thinking behind public policy and changes in society- in Britain and around the world.
In the third of the special election programmes, Peter Kellner chairs a discussion between politicians and Dr Ngaire Woods of University
College, Oxford, on Britain's role in the world. How divided are the parties on Europe, and how far has the debate overshadowed other aspects of foreign policy?
Producer Ingrid Hassler
TRANSCRIPTS: available for purchase from
BBC NewsLine. PO Box 5080. London W12 6AJ PHONE: (0181) [number removed]for more information.
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Death in Essex

In the last of her three talks about life at the Job Club, Sara Monk decides on a career in teaching. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Sara Monk
Producer: Mark Burman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 15. [address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 9: The Birthday Party
Repeat For details see Monday

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Sad

By Sheila Goff. Twenty-five years ago today, Kay exchanged country-singing stardom for a company car. Now she is visited by the all-too-familiar Jay, the original rhinestone cowgirl.
Song by Sheila Goff and Polly Hewett , performed by Alice Arnold. Polly Hewett and Margo Sagov. Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Unknown: Sheila Goff
Unknown: Polly Hewett
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Unknown: Polly Hewett
Unknown: Margo Sagov.
Director: David Hunter
Kay: Sheila Hancock
Jay: Alice Arnold
Adrian: Sean Baker

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.

: News

: The Late Book: Tangled Up in Blue

Written and read by Bonnie Greer.
Producer Michelle Matherson Frederick Repeat


Read By: Bonnie Greer.
Producer: Michelle Matherson Frederick

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