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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Nigel Kennedy reflects on his life. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Nigel Kennedy

: Better than Sex

A series in which four writers celebrate a single sensual experience that gives them intense pleasure. 3: Five 0 'Clock in the Afternoon by Timberlake Wertenbaker. "It started in childhood with the late sun drying the sea off my back, the prickle of salt, the sound of the tide shifting." Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Daily Service

Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him (Austria); Job 28, w20-28;
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (Jewish Chant); Father, Lord of All
Creation (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Diane Abbott MP and actor Bill Nighy to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge. Rptd Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Producer: Rob Ketteridge.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Delicate Matters. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEFJ: send A5 sae marked 28/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

Call to Account
With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: North East of Eden

Peter Kerry 's six-part comedy.
5: Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise and starts a film club. But will French art triumph over Mad Max III ? Probably not.
Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Peter Kerry
Unknown: Max Iii
Producer: Kathy Smith
Auntie Annie: Joan Sims
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Joseph: James Garbutt
William: Sammy Johnson
Mrs Peevis: Jean Southern
Ralph: Stephen Thirkeld
Big Eric: Niall Ashdown

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Uncle Freddie: 1: Heart's Ache, Heart's Ease

The first part of Alex Ferguson's trilogy, set in 1930s Jarrow.
Ten-year-old Lecky and his Uncle Freddie rescue the Prince of Wales from the Tyne. But is he the true prince?


Writer: Alex Ferguson
Music: Jane Wade
Music: Donald McBride.
Director: Melanie Harris
Uncle Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Lecky: Gareth Brown
Edward: Donald McBride
Our Mam: Charlie Hardwick
Unknown: Colin MacLachlan
Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Janine Birkett

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century. 3: Just! Richard Leonard is an Australian Jesuit priest. During the week he studies at the London International
Film School, at the weekend he preaches in a north London church. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Richard Leonard
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Goes Home
Paul Gambaccini grew up in the Bronx in New York, where he first developed his love of all types of music and his passion for the cinema. He returns to his roots to rediscover his influences.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: The Accursed House

The French Collection
By Emile Gaboriau , read by Alistair McGowan. The tenants of the Rue de la Victoire in Paris grow increasingly worried when their landlord lowers their rent. What is the reason behind this astonishing act of generosity? Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Emile Gaboriau
Read By: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: PM

With Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Betty has a nasty surprise. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Cheshire Wives

Three programmes which focus on Cheshire women. 2: Paris Pout
It is one big round of seaweed wraps and cellulite creams. And the prize at a charity evening? Collagen lip implants. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Witnessing History

The evening of 21 December 1971 saw theatrical history unfold at the New Theatre in London. Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into
Night opened starring
Sir Laurence Olivier. It was to be Olivier's last great role, and the play received huge acclaim. The production's director
Michael Blakemore , backstage staff, audience and cast members talk to John Florance about this memorable occasion. Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat


Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier.
Director: Michael Blakemore
Unknown: John Florance
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Return of the Nomad

The harsh policies of Soviet collectivism forced Kazakh tribes to settle on the steppe and abandon their nomadic lifestyle. Tim Whewell visits Kazakhstan to find out whether the break-up of the Soviet Union has meant a return to their colourful way of life. Producer Susanne Channon


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Susanne Channon

: Catalyst

The last of the series which explores the way science is illuminating fundamental questions. Human milk from cows, cloned sheep - where will the genetic revolution end? Quentin Cooper examines how far scientists are prepared to go. Producer Julian Brown
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Brown

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Late-Night Opening Dry Slopes

11.00 New series Four-part comedy written by and starring Nick Ball. 1: Emma. Does the fact that Emma is married, has a son and is moving to Mauritius mean that she is no longer interested in Angus? with Louisa Rix , Robert Harley , Wayne Forester and Julie Gibbs. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Nick Ball.
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Wayne Forester
Unknown: Julie Gibbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: And I Am the Queen of Sheba

Ken Livingstone MP chairs the panel game about lies and deceit. With guests Rebecca Front, Jeremy Hardy , Fred Macauley and Jim Sweeney. Producer Jon Naismith Repeat


Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAuley
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: The White Boy Shuffle

By Paul Beatty. 3: Gunnar turns to the local high school for sanctuary. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Beatty.

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