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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Philip Crowe.


Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: Today

With John Humphrys and 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

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Better than Sex

The last in the series in which four writers celebrate a single, readily available sensual experience.
Jeanette Winterson on Second-Hand Pleasures. "My nostrils flare, my breath quickens, my heart pounds, my wallet opens. I cannot rest until I am alone in the farthermost edge, wedge, ledge of the shop, lying along the skirting board, legs propped, reading."
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Daily Service

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
(Kingsfold); John 20, wll-18; Comes Mary to the Grave (Easter Morning); Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe asks Anne Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Anne Widdecombe
Unknown: Helen Wilkinson
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byJenni Murray. From the Virgin Mary to the Promise movement, Kathleen Griffin examines the attraction of virginity. Serial: Kiss and Kin. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 29/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

Call to Account
With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: North East of Eden

The final part of Peter Kerry 's comedy. Joseph finds a relic - a piece of "the Cross" - and pilgrims come from miles around to Paradise Island.
With Sammy Johnson , Joan Southern. Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Peter Kerry
Unknown: Sammy Johnson
Unknown: Joan Southern.
Unknown: Stephen Thirkeld
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Producer: Kathy Smith
Auntie Annie: Joan Sims
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Joseph: James Garbutt

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Uncle Freddie

The second part of Alex Ferguson 's trilogy, set in thirties Jarrow. 2: A Time of Deep Affliction
Ten-year-old Lecky continues his hopeless pursuit ofthe butcher's daughter. With all these distractions, will he win a scholarship to Jarrow Grammar School? with Colin MacLachlan , Janine Birkett and Donald McBride. Music by Jane Wade and Donald McBride. Director Melanie Harris


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

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century.
4: The Ideal Age. Clarice Scruton was six when Queen Victoria died. Not clever enough to have been a suffragette, she says, but always a rebel. At home in Hull she takes on establishments past and present. Producers Sara Lloyd and Piers Plowright


Unknown: Clarice Scruton
Producers: Sara Lloyd
Producers: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the week's new film releases, including
Palookaville and Portrait Chinois starring Helena Bonham-Carter . Producer Olive Clancy
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Helena Bonham-Carter
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Short Story: One Wednesday Afternoon

By Stan Barstow.
A man's existence is shaken to the core when his wife suffers a nasty accident.


Author: Stan Barstow
Reader: Paul Copley
Producer: Lesley Allan

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Tension at Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Cheshire Wives

The last of three programmes which focus on Cheshire, home of the richest people outside Greater London, and the women who live there.
A Day at the Races
Fillies, fancy hats and a fiver each way on the 3.30pm. It is Gold Cup day at Chester Races, and the designer outfits are out in force.
Producer Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Witnessing History

On the 31 October 1959, Ronnie Scott opened his club in the basement of 39 Gerard Street,
London Wl. Tubby Hayes was top of the bill. Manager Pete King , sax player Peter King , Benny Green , the late Ronnie Scott and members of that first night audience share their memories with John Florance. Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat


Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Tubby Hayes
Unknown: Pete King
Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: John Florance.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

Every year, over 600,000 Britons leave on a journey of no return. Harry Thompson takes a sideways look at death and the institutions that accompany it, embarking on a personal voyage of discovery. Producer Dave Sheasby Repeat


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 1: Forestry. Eighty per cent of the world's old growth forests have now been destroyed or degraded. In the aftermath of Earth Summit II, this programme asks what can be done to protect the remainder. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 13. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Late-Night Opening

11.00 Dry Slopes
A four-part comedy series written by and starring Nick Ball , with Louisa Rix as Mum.
2: Tick Took. Angus is approaching 30 and has not achieved his ambitions. with 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 hoaxers and liars. 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. The media are ready to destroy Gunnar's best friend. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Beatty.

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