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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
ProducerDavid Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Timothy Kinahan.


Unknown: Timothy Kinahan.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests.
+ Ubby Purves 's TV dinner: page 28


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Ubby Purves

: Take Out Your Bagnall and Swithin

Ian McMillan investigates the school textbook. While some are forgotten, others retain their potency for a lifetime. Producer Dave Sheasby Repeat


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Daily Service

Speak, Lord, in the Stillness (Quietude); Luke 1, w35-42; A Song of Mary (Duffy); Master, Speak! (Whitbourn). Director of music Gordon Stewart. Repeat


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: On These Days

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Portuguese Pianist Maria-Joao Pires.
Serial: Madame Bovary. Part 13. For details see Monday


Talks: Jenni Murray
Pianist: Maria-Joao Pires.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 12/98 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear

The Dog with the Luminous Nose
Nicholas Parsons celebrates the life of Edward Lear in the second of two
Programmes. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Edward Lear
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Medical Detectives

The last of three true stories of investigations in the field of pathology, dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford. That Last Infirmity. Charged with unravelling the tangle of folk tales and bad science obscuring the causes of yellow fever in Cuba in 1898, Carroll and Lazear resort to extreme methods.
Director John Taylor Repeat


Dramatised By: Michael Butt
Stories By: Michael Howell
Stories By: Peter Ford.
Director: John Taylor
James Carroll: Colin Stinton
Jesse Lazear: William Hope
Major Reed: Peter Marinker
General Steinberg: Ed Bishop
Mrs Lazear: Bufty Davis
Dr Carlos Finlay: Peter Banks
Trooper Thompson: Paul Birchard

: Stages of Redemption

Seven writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the story of Christ's Passion. 5: Novelist Robert McCrum. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Robert McCrum.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini selects the best of this week's cinema releases, including Bob Hoskins in the boxing film TwentyFourSeven and Dustin Hoffman and Sharon Stone in Sphere, a sci-fi film set on the ocean floor. Producer Erin Riley
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Sharon Stone
Producer: Erin Riley

: Short Story: Food for Thought

By Vincent Mclnerney , read by Gerard McDermott.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Vincent McLnerney
Read By: Gerard McDermott.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe. Producer Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Producer: Kevin Marsh

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

The Lakes beckon - but will
Caroline accept?
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Enoch Powell: a Career Considered

How should posterity judge Enoch Powell 's contribution to public life? Michael White , political editor of The Guardian, talks to Powell's allies and opponents and forms his own view of what Powell has meant for Britain. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: The Wrecking of Paradise

William Bligh was appointed captain of the Bounty on 16 August 1787.
Within three years, his reputation was in ruins and he had become firmly established as a tyrant. Five
Hollywood movies and more than 200 books later, author Dea Birkett investigates not only why this image of Bligh has remained, but also why today Bligh represents the scuppering of our dreams.
Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: William Bligh
Unknown: Dea Birkett
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Front

Three programmes about people and pretence, with Sara Parker. 2: Work Producer Sukey Firth Repeat


Unknown: Sara Parker.

: On Giants' Shoulders

Six programmes in which Melvyn Bragg talks to scientists and historians of today about the giants who have made scientific history.
5: Crick and Watson - the Secret of Life James Watson , one of the famous team who uncovered the structure of DNA, recalls the heady days of the 1950s and talks about issues in molecular biology today, in particular the question of human cloning.
Producers Ruth Gardiner and Jeanette Thomas


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: James Watson
Producers: Ruth Gardiner
Producers: Jeanette Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

By F Scott Fitzgerald. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: Armstrong and Miller

A final selection of sketches from the strange world of Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong , with contributions from Samuel West and Tony Gardner. Including the last-ever episode of the tough-guy cop saga Parsons and Lampkin and Lampkin's 's Mate Steve. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Tony Gardner.
Unknown: Mate Steve.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: World of Pub

East Enders meets The Simpsons in a four-part audio cartoon series.
4: It is the 500th anniversary of the East End, and the Queen is visiting Barry and Garry's pub. To mark the occasion, Dodgy Phil books royal favourites Chas and Dave, but will they make it back from Las Vegas in time?
Written by Tony Roche Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Dodgy Phil
Written By: Tony Roche
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Dodgy Phil: John Thomson
Garry: Peter Serafinowicz
Barry: Phil Cornwell

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

The fifth of six programmes in which Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens star as BBC Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick. With Roger Blake , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips . Music by Mark Burton Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Sally Philips
Music By: Mark Burton
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: Ambush at Fort Bragg

Part 8.
For details see Monday

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