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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: News

: Face the Facts

With John Waite.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite.

: Continent of Dreams

Fergal Keane , formerly the BBC's correspondent in South Africa, returns to three African countries to explore ideas of identity and leadership. 2: The Nightmare of the Poet
In Angola, a fragile, UN-brokered peace has ended a war which began before the country's independence from Portugal in 1975. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Noah Richler

: Daily Service

Love Divine (Blaenwern); John 15,
W7-11; Psalm 40 (Inwood); Hushed Was the Evening Hymn (Samuel). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: A Crown of Wild Myrtle

David Gilman 's four-part serial, adapted from the novel by HE Bates. 1: While Beatrice Keller and her young companion Ruth Forbes are holidaying together in Greece, their relationship is threatened by the arrival of a young Englishman, Jack Marsden. with Jonathan Firth , Jack Mullin , George Jackos , Anna Sawa , Chris Pavio and Sheila Keith.
Music by Terry Trower. Producer Richard Bates. Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: David Gilman
Unknown: Beatrice Keller
Unknown: Ruth Forbes
Unknown: Jack Marsden.
Unknown: Jonathan Firth
Unknown: Jack Mullin
Unknown: George Jackos
Unknown: Anna Sawa
Unknown: Chris Pavio
Unknown: Sheila Keith.
Music By: Terry Trower.
Producer: Richard Bates.
Director: Adrian Bean
Beatrice Keller: Sylvia Syms
Ruth Forbes: Barbara Barnes

: On These Days

Kate Saunders discovers why some Bunty readers chose to wear their hair in pigtails rather than a beehive.


Unknown: Kate Saunders

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Shadow Baby. Part 9. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Foul Play

Chairman Simon Brett challenges guest investigators John Harvey and Val McDermid to solve the fifth of six murders, Commercial Death.
Maria McEriane and Lee Simpson play the suspects. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Maria McEriane
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Buried Treasure

By Andrew Alty.
Amidst the chaos of the metropolis, three relationships reach crisis point. The lovers find themselves lost in a secluded cemetery which appears to take on a bizarre life of its own. with Neil Dudgeon. Francis Lee. Kate Ashfield, Graham Bryan. Iwan Thomas , Carolyn Jones , Christopher Wright and Alastair Danson. Director Cathryn Horn


Unknown: Andrew Alty.
Unknown: Neil Dudgeon.
Unknown: Francis Lee.
Unknown: Graham Bryan.
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Alastair Danson.
Director: Cathryn Horn
Ben: Michael Byrne
Jean: Maggie McCarthy

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen considers gimmicks in fiction and reviews the latest
Channel 4 sitcom, In Exile. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: The Beholder's Eye

By Gwen Bevan , read by Manon Edwards. Beth has always loved the portrait of her Aunt Alice, but when she inherits it, she starts to see the picture in a different light. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Gwen Bevan
Read By: Manon Edwards.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Smooth Talkers

The panel game of improvisational wit and deceit, chaired by a charlatan and featuring a collection of celebrity swindlers. With guest scorer Janet Ellis. Written by Jerry Glover and Simon Goodman Producer Adam Tandy


Unknown: Janet Ellis.
Written By: Jerry Glover
Written By: Simon Goodman
Producer: Adam Tandy

: News

: The Archers

Kate needs help.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Scenes from Provincial Life

Three leading novelists report on stories from their home patch. 1: Abdulrazak Gumah in Kent
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his novel Paradise, Abdulrazak Gurnah came to England from
Zanzibar 30 years ago. He now sets out to meet the Czech and Slovak
Romanies seeking asylum in Dover.
Producers Ann-Marie Evans and Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Abdulrazak Gumah
Unknown: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Producers: Ann-Marie Evans
Producers: Joy Hatwood

: Analysis

Topical discussion with Peter Kellner. Producer Michael Blastland. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner.
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Shelf Lives

Face Saver. Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the cosmetics brand that changed the perception of the beauty business. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
PHONE: [number removed] for information


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Confession

The second of three short stories by Irish writer Clare Boylan. Read by Sorcha Cusack.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Clare Boylan.
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Espedair Street

By lain Banks, dramatised in four parts by Joe Dunlop.
2: Frozen Gold has signed the album deal that set a rock industry record. But can Weird, the working-class songwriter from Paisley, cope with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? with Gowan Calder and Paul Gambaccini. Music by lain Banks and Nigel Clark. Keyboards Brian Kellock. Guitar Nick Clark.
Drums Gordon Wilson.
Vocals Monica Queen.
Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Gowan Calder
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini.
Music By: Lain Banks
Unknown: Nigel Clark.
Guitar: Brian Kellock.
Guitar: Nick Clark.
Unknown: Gordon Wilson.
Director: Dave Batchelor
Weird: John Gordon Sinclair
Christine: Louise Beattie
Davey: James MacPherson
Ric: Steve McNicoll
Jean Webb: Margaret Clarke
Wes: Douglas Russell

: 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 in an attempt to discover whether there is more to literary sleuthing than whodunit. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Talks: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Late Book: The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Part 2.
For details see yesterday

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