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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Screwtape Letters

Part 4.
For details see Monday

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from
David Cook , Janet Daley ,
Geoffrey Robertson QC and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

Christ Is the World's Light (Christe
Sanctorum); John 1, wl-5, 10-14; 0 Nata Lux (Tallis); To God Be the Glory (To God Be the Glory). Director of music Matthew Owens.


Music: Matthew Owens.

: One Flat Summer

A six-part drama by Dave Sheasby. 2: The 2,000 Guineas. Excited by a good win at Newmarket and a promising partnership, redundant Ken is drawn deeper into the world of serious gambling. with David Brooks , loan Meredith and Carolyn Jones. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Loan Meredith
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Director: David Hunter
Christine: Rachel Atkins
Dad: Keith Marsh
Curly: Anthony Ofoegbu
Rita: Janet Maw

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The mining strike in Yorkshire spreads, and the Government announces cuts in restaurant rations, petrol and Oforeign travel.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Larry's Party. Part 3.
For details see Monday and Tuesday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents reporting from around the world.
Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Trevor Phillips chairs the historical discussion programme. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Where Waters Meet

Sara Coward 's adaptation of Yvette Z' Graggen's bittersweet play. Vincent and Florence are forced to move home from Switzerland to Spain. It is the final chapter of their lives: for her it is an adventure; for him, an ending.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: Yvette Z' Graggen'S
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Director: Sue Wilson
The Author: Elizabeth Spriggs
Florence: Bridget Turner
Vincent: Richard Pasco
Pablo: Sean Baker

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini takes in the new film releases, including Mel Gibson 's Conspiracy Theory. Producer Helen Garrison
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: On the Fringe - The Idiom of Love

By James Murphy , read by Jonathan Watson. Rivalry in love between a Glaswegian wimp and a seducer. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: James Murphy
Read By: Jonathan Watson.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Control Group Six

A four-part comedy that is half sketch show and half thriller.
1: President Frank is dead, leaving Control Group Six, the Company's experimental town, leaderless. The hero, Dr Heaven, is looking for a job.
Can the Director of the Company help? Written by and starring Richard Bean , Andrew Clifford , Clive Coleman and Colin Swash. With Geraldine Fitzgerald. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Richard Bean
Unknown: Andrew Clifford
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: The Archers

A late-night visitor at Nightingale Farm. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Going Back

Maggie 0 'Kane in Cuba
In the last of four programmes, journalist Maggie O'Kane returns to Cuba to see what has happened to the revolutionary dreams which once inspired her. In 1985, she spent the summer as an International
Brigadista, planting grapefruit trees and studying socialism at a camp outside Havana. In 1997, she sees a very different island, with a dollar economy selling salsa, sex and sun. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Maggie O'Kane
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Reading Aloud

Granada. Hans Christian Andersen 's visit to the city in the 1860s brought out some stark contrasts -the gaiety of the street festivals and the strange menace of the Alhambra. Read by Hugh Dickson.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Read By: Hugh Dickson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

What does it feel like to give up the home of a lifetime? The men and women from two residential homes for the elderly in Gateshead talk to writer Julia Darling about readjusting to a new way of living. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Julia Darling
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and about people with disabilities.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 34, [address removed]PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 14. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: The Leaves of the Dead

The final part of Nick Fisher 's drama. With Imelda Staunton as the investigative detective Julie Enfield. 4: Pyramids in the Spider
Rendered unconsious, Julie has been injected with a deadly drug. Are
Lawrence Evans and her father in a position to help? with Shirley Dixon. Stephen Thorne , Colleen Prendergast , loan Meredith . Hugh Dickson and Tracy Ann Oberman Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Julie Enfield.
Unknown: Lawrence Evans
Unknown: Shirley Dixon.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Loan Meredith
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Director: Richard Wortley
Dad: Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans: Ross Livingstone
Amanda Thome: Janet Maw
Phil Carter: Christopher Scott
Stephen Arnold: Alex Lowe

: A Pebble in the Pond

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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