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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Andrew McLellan.


Unknown: Andrew McLellan.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With Angela Tilby.
Editor Jon Barton. LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Angela Tilby.
Editor: Jon Barton.

: Personal History

Final part.
For details see Monday

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With literary critic Sir Frank Kermode. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Sir Frank Kermode.

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Anne Marie Cole.
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, [address removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: Libel: 4: A Pot of Paint

Libel barrister Manuel Barca presents five maverick courtroom dramas. Dramatised by Chris Miller.
In a pamphlet, Ruskin accused Whistler of "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face" when he exhibited his Nocturne in Black and Gold. In the trial that ensued, arguments were used that still apply today.


Presenter: Manuel Barca
Dramatised by: Chris Miller
Producer: Louise Greenberg
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. One of the world's finest luxury liners, the Reina del
Pacifico, explodes killing 20 people.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Belfast by Wendy Austin. Short story: A Shooting Season, by Rose Tremain. For details see Monday


Unknown: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated Sunday 8pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Presenter: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far-from-humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman Repeat


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: The Aspern Papers

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow considers an exhibition by the photographer Don McCullin at London's Barbican Centre, and sees Henry Vat Stratford. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Don McCullin

: Short Story: Morrisey

By Rob Gittins , read by Suzanne Packer. A detective sergeant from Cardiff tells her story. Producer Foz Allan Repeat


Unknown: Rob Gittins
Read By: Suzanne Packer.
Producer: Foz Allan

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.
Editor Kevin Marsh. WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W!A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh.

: Going Places

David Stafford presents the weekend leisure programme and looks behind the scenes at Britain's stately homes. Producer David Prest
Call [number removed] if you are organising a weekend event this summer


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Ruth has an unexpected visitor.
Written by Chris Thompson. Director Jeremy Meadow. Editor Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday 1.40pm
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Chris Thompson.
Director: Jeremy Meadow.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Heidi Nicklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
ClarrieGrundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
SeanMyerson: Gareth Armstrong
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Clive Horrobin: Alex Jones
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Christopher Cook.
Repeated Sunday
3.30pm. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Christopher Cook

: Hype or Hypothesis

Jez Nelson chairs the last of four lively discussions on science in society. It Is the End of the World as We
Know It and / Feel Rne. Is the planet really in such bad shape?
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Saturday 1.10pm


Producer: Richard Aedy.

: Three Writers in Search of a Character

Four programmes in which biographers discuss what they have learned about their subject. 2: Friedrich Nietzsche
John Florance talks to Lavinia Murray , Leslie Chamberlain and Ben Macintyre. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Lavinia Murray
Unknown: Leslie Chamberlain
Unknown: Ben MacIntyre.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Letter from America

Repeated Sunday 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

On the Road - the Beat Goes On
Singer/songwriter Donovan explores the impact of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road, which was published 40 years ago this week. Writers Pete Brown ,
Allen Ginsberg and Steve Turner assess its influence, and Carolyn Cassady recalls life with the author.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Pete Brown
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Steve Turner
Unknown: Carolyn Cassady

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: To the Lighthouse

Eileen Atkins reads Virginia Woolf's 20th-century classic. Final part. For details see Monday

: Do Go On

The second of four comic conferences.
Ainsley Elliot and Jeff Dodman chew the fat around the big table. With
Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden. Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Jeff Dodman
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: Paul B Davies

: Tea Junction

With Patrick Hannan and guests. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: Beyond the Millennium

Six visionary thinkers tell
Sheena McDonald what life will be like in 2010. 1: Europe. Noriko Hama predicts a radically different European Union.
Producers Clare Csonka and Christopher Stone


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Christopher Stone

: News

: The Late Book: The Debt to Pleasure

4: "The end-of-day drink functions as the point at which one exchanges personae..."
For details see Monday

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