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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Screwtape Letters

Part 3.
For details see Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton); Luke 6, wl2-19; Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood); 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: Irene Worth

An Actress and Her Time. Irene Worth has been a leading actress on the international stage for over 50 years. Her career has stretched from TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party to her current one-woman show about Lillian Gish . She has been acclaimed in roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams and has worked with leading actors and directors. In a series of three conversations, she talks to John Miller about her rich life in the theatre. Producer Richard Bannerman and Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Lillian Gish
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Civil disturbances continue in India, and an English MP is accused of improperly using his powers to get more biscuits for a constituent.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Larry's Party. Part 2.
For details see Monday and yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 34/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Protesting Too Much

A six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips. 5: The protestors lose the court case and the road is to go ahead. George and Hermione hatch a plan to steal a rare stuffed owl and place it in the woods. with Alan Francis , Sally Phillips. Elliott Nicholls and Chris Pavlo. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Kate Brooke
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: Elliott Nicholls
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George Dank: John Fortune
Hermione Dank: Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank: Louisa Milwooohaigh
Robbins: Brian Bowles

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thackeray

A three-part drama by Barbara Clegg and Olwen Wymark. 1: Battle Cry
When someone is accidentally killed in re-enacting a medieval battle,
Thackeray is pulled in to investigate. with Melanie Walters. James Greene , Richard Lomas , Charlotte Bird , Howell Evans , Terry Dauncey and Gwyn Vaughan Jones Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Barbara Clegg
Unknown: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Melanie Walters.
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Richard Lomas
Unknown: Charlotte Bird
Unknown: Howell Evans
Unknown: Terry Dauncey
Unknown: Gwyn Vaughan Jones
Director: Alison Hindell
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George: John Hartley
Miss Birch: Margaret John
Shirley: Doreen Mantle

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century.
9: In the Tree House. Ten-year-old
Cian and his best friends leave their playground for a little reflection on life, love, power and promise.
Producers Piers Plowright and Pam Wardell


Producers: Piers Plowright
Producers: Pam Wardell

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees the film version of the successful play by John Byrne , The Slab Boys, and a new comedy directed by Alan Ayckbourn. Producer John Goudie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Play By: John Byrne
Directed By: Alan Ayckbourn.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: On the Fringe - A Small Bite

By Beatrice Colin , read by Hilary Neville. Frantic journalists develop a taste for blood at a Paris fashion event.
Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Beatrice Colin
Read By: Hilary Neville.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Debbie takes decisive action. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Crusade

1: The Road to Byzantium
In November 1095, Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade.
Fazlun Khalid , a Muslim, and Martin Palmer , a Christian, follow the first part of the crusaders' route, and reflect on the bloody expedition to establish Christianity.
Producer Norman Winter Repeat


Unknown: Fazlun Khalid
Unknown: Martin Palmer

: Reading Aloud: Work

A series of six readings exploring the joys and woes of earning a daily crust. 4: The Job, by Sinclair Lewis. Una embarks on office life in New York in the thirties. Read by Barbara Barnes. Producer Lizzie Davies


Unknown: Sinclair Lewis.
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Producer: Lizzie Davies

: The View from the Fridge

Paul Allen explores the drama of domestic life played out in the kitchen, a site of class conflict and uncontrolled passion. From
"kitchen-sink drama" to the "Aga saga", it is a room that mirrors the social changes of the century and has become a star of film and fiction. With confessions from designer Stephen Bayley , critic Michael Billington and performer Bobbie Baker. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Paul Allen
Designer: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Bobbie Baker.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part series on the environment. 6: Aid. The promise by the British government to decouple aid payments from tied business deals was widely welcomed by all environmental organisations. Jeremy Cherfas looks at the power of the World Bank, the future of British Aid and the environmental consequences of misdirected money. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Allan Little.


Unknown: Allan Little.

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 13. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: Whose Line Was It Anyway?

Ed Asner presents this documentary which looks at the world's longest-running comedy company, The
Second City. Based in Chicago and founded in 1959, the Second City has had a major influence on the development of comedy in modern America, with some of the best comedians coming up through its ranks, most notably Alan Alda , John and Jim Belushi , John Candy , Valerie Harper , Bill Murray and Joan Rivers. Written by Judith Kampfner Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Jim Belushi
Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: Valerie Harper
Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Joan Rivers.
Written By: Judith Kampfner
Producer: Maria Esposito

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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