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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Trevor Barnes and his guest.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan presents another half-hour of interviews, features and a relaxed look at the sporting world. Producer Roy Calley


Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy presents the insider's travel guide.
Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Agenda

Smoke Rings
Isabel Hilton asks what financial tools the forthcoming white paper on tobacco should use to tackle both tax evasion and nicotine addiction.
Producer Sue Davies. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis, insight and colour from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald
For information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons isjoined at the Music Live 97festival by guests Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and Arthur Smith , who attempt to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in Hove, East
Sussex, by panellists including Anna Coote of the Institute of Public Policy Research; Alan Howarth , Minister for Education and Employment; Simon Heffer , Daily Mail columnist; and David Mellor , former heritage secretary. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Anna Coote
Unknown: Alan Howarth
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: David Mellor

: Any Answers? ([number removed]

Phone in your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Playhouse: Making Love, War and Peace

By David Pownall. As Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya embark on perhaps the greatest novel ever written, there rages between them a tumultuous and, at times, tyrannical, love affair - their own personal war and peace.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Count Leo Tolstoy: Gerard Murphy
Sofya Tolstoy: Tracy Ann OBErman
Sergei: Iwan Thomas

: Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson continues his six-part journey around the English language.
5: Struggling with Phrasal Verbs Producer Brian King
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Science Now

With Peter Evans. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated Tuesday 8pm


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Paul Arnold

: File on 4

The series begins with the first of a two-part investigation into corruption within the European Union. With Richard Watson.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Watson.

: Anthem

Six "exiled" writers offer their thoughts on the country of their birth, framed by their national anthem.
1: Eva Figes tells of leaving Germany with her Jewish family in 1939. Producer Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Eva Figes
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life.
In the first of six programmes, he meets crime writers.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Garden round the Mind
Novelists have long used the theme of madness to explore thoughts and feelings which they could not express in real life. Author Alice Thomas Ellis considers the "garden round the mind" in which writers find inspiration. Producer Kirsten Lass
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: On These Days

Kate Adie celebrates 30 years of BBC local radio with a tour of the archives.
Producer Paul Bajoria
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Paul Bajoria
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Love Divine

Marriage and Separation. The final part of Martyn Wade 's three-part serial about the life of John Wesley , the father of Methodism. Has John at last found peace in his work?
With Rosemary Martin , John Hartley. Jane Whittenshaw , Rachel Atkins , Christopher Wright , Hugh Dickson and David Brooks Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: John Wesley
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Brooks
John Wesley: Clive Francis
Charles Wesley: Michael Cochrane

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces music with a family connection. Producer Brian Jackson


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Sister Lavinia Byrne IBVM presents the second in a series of programmes looking at the lives of the saints. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne
Producer: Janet McLarty

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Untouchable

By Mulk Raj Anand , adapted for radio by Shaheen Khan and Sudha Bhuchar. Bakha, sweeper and latrine cleaner in 1930s India, faces daily humiliation by the high castes. Young Bakha DHIRENDRA with Dinesh Shukla , Ronny Jhutti , Sudha Bhuchar , Kaleem Janjua , Shaheen Khan , Ashwin Bolar, Ajay Chhabra ,
Charubala Chokhsi , Steven Deproost , Kriss Dosanjh , Nitin Duggal , Cal McCrystal , Bhasker Patel , Adlyn Ross , Rehan Sheikh and Anuj Tandon Musical director Sarvar Sabri
Director Kristine Landon-Smith Repeat


Unknown: Mulk Raj Anand
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar.
Unknown: Dinesh Shukla
Unknown: Ronny Jhutti
Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Kaleem Janjua
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Unknown: Ajay Chhabra
Unknown: Charubala Chokhsi
Unknown: Steven Deproost
Unknown: Kriss Dosanjh
Unknown: Nitin Duggal
Unknown: Cal McCrystal
Unknown: Bhasker Patel
Unknown: Adlyn Ross
Director: Sarvar Sabri
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Old Bakha: Rashid Karapiet
Lakha: Badi Uzzaman
Sohini: Suchitra Malik
Rakha: Nitin Chandra Ganatra

: Another String: So Long as Lobsters Swim the Sea

Occasional programmes in which men famous in one field consider another of their talents. Nick Darke , playwright, is also a keen fisherman. Producer Julian May Repeat


Unknown: Nick Darke

: Stanza

Elizabeth Bartlett reads a selection of her work and talks to Simon Armitage. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Elizabeth Bartlett
Unknown: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: Late Story: Tuscany and the Problems of Post-Colonialism

By tta Daly, read by Pauline McLynn. Repeated from Monday


Read By: Pauline McLynn.

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