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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday

: Relatively Speaking

The series in which two relatives discuss what makes their relationship tick. This week Esther Rantzen and her mother, Katherine. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Daily Service

Behold the Mountain of the Lord
(Glasgow); 2 Kings 2, wl-11; Lift
Thine Eyes (Mendelssohn); Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (Day by Day); Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: St Richard
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Female Ghost: 1: The Cold Embrace

The first of four tales dramatised by Christopher Hawes is by Mary Braddon. When Josef, a handsome young German artist, betrays his delicate fiancee, her retribution is eerily appropriate.


Author: Mary Braddon
Dramatist: Christopher Hawes
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Josef: Jonathan Firth
Gertrude: Alison Pettitt
[Actor]: Stephanie Turner
[Actor]: John Hartley
[Actor]: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actor]: Tracy Ann Oberman
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Actress and Liver Bird Polly James tells Jenni Murray about her directorial debut.
Serial: A Many Splendoured Thing. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The Heritage Quiz

In the second of six programmes, Sue MacGregor tests the cultural knowledge of Christopher Cook ,
Philipa Gregory , Roisin MacAuley and Martin Wainwright. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philipa Gregory
Unknown: Roisin MacAuley
Unknown: Martin Wainwright.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: The Bounty Hunter

By Tanika Gupta. The Bounty Hunter rounds up runaway Asian women and delivers them back to their homes - regardless of the circumstances to which he returns them. with Nina Wadia , Simon Nagra , Charubala Chokshi , Nisha Patel and Nitin Duggal Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Simon Nagra
Unknown: Charubala Chokshi
Unknown: Nisha Patel
Unknown: Nitin Duggal
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Sunit: Rehan Sheikh
Mahesh: Riz Abbasi
Rakhi: Shaheen Khan
Amit: Shiv Grewal
Ash: Akhbar Kurtha

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees Niamh Cusack and Kerry Fox in Jean Genet 's play The Maids and looks at a book of photography that captures the essence of canal life.
Producer Julian May. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Kerry Fox
Unknown: Jean Genet

: Short Story: Breaking Eggs

By Penelope Feeny , read by Susan Cookson. After ten long years of relentless hard work, Marion and Jo have almost paid off the debts on their village shop. But Jo announces that she has had enough. Producer Melanie Harris


Unknown: Penelope Feeny
Read By: Susan Cookson.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: PM

: Taking It up the Octave

The third in a five-part comedy series by Fintan Coyle and Tom Miles.
Funding at Opera Sunderland is at crisis point. A hard choice has to be made: should the council's cash be spent on opera or a chemical-flush public convenience? with Godfrey James. Jonathan Kydd. Tom Miles. Carolyn Bonnyman and Sally Grace
Chorus parts played by Alia Kravchuk , Susan Jelley , Benjamin Davies and Jochem van Ast Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Fintan Coyle
Unknown: Tom Miles.
Unknown: Godfrey James.
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Unknown: Tom Miles.
Unknown: Carolyn Bonnyman
Played By: Alia Kravchuk
Played By: Susan Jelley
Played By: Benjamin Davies
Producer: Chris Neill
Natasha: Caz Weller
James: Simon Butteriss
Derek: Andrew Branch

: News

: The Archers

John gives Roy a helping hand. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Lifestory

The second of six radio biographies in which the private life of a public face is revealed.
Linus Pauling. Science historian Jon Turney recalls the life of this outstanding chemist, whose research subjects included vitamin C, with help from chemist Jack Dunitz , Nobel Prize-winners MF Perutz and MHF Wilkins , and Pauling's son Peter, a crystallographer. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Linus Pauling.
Unknown: Jon Turney
Unknown: Jack Dunitz
Unknown: Mhf Wilkins
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Analysis

An Economic Nightmare? Frances Cairncross examines the potential costs and benefits of monetary union. Producer Michael Blastland Repeated Sunday 4.15pm
TRANSCRIPTS: available for purchase from BBC Videos for Education and Training,
Woodlands. 80 Wood Lane. London W12 OTT PHONE: (0181) [number removed]for more information


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Another String

Six programmes in which men famous in one field consider the importance of another favourite activity.
5: So Long as Lobsters Swim the Sea. Playwright Nick Darke talks about the nets and pots he keeps off Padstow in Cornwall.
Producer Julian May


Talks: Nick Darke

: Does He Take Sugar?

Magazine programme presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 25. [address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Monkey King

By Timothy Mo.
4: The new job exposes Walace to bizarre friendships and well-managed corruption. For details see Monday


Unknown: Timothy Mo.

: Fun-Filled Days of Harriet Knight

Concluding the four-part comedy series by Carol Noble.
In which Harriet goes to the supermarket to try to get Brian a new brother or sister.
With Dax O'Callaghan, Rina Mahoney. Jillie Meers, Joanna Monro, Gerard McDermott, Rachel Atkins, Carolyn Jones and Anthony Ofoegbu. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Dax O'Callaghan
Unknown: Rina Mahoney.
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Older Harriet: Emma Chambers
Mum: Jane Whittenshaw
Harriet: Rebecca Michael
Brian: James Bell

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: II Postino

By Antonio Skarmeta , read in five parts by David Rintoul. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Antonio Skarmeta
Unknown: David Rintoul.

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