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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves ana guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. The Churcns
One Foundation (Aurelia). Ephesians4 vv1-6. Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Harris). Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Vienna).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

3/5. Peggy travels to Japan to work ana considers the possibility of adopting a Japanese child. By Peggy Orenstein. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peggy Orenstein.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Random Edition

4/4. Glasgow Herald: 4 January 1936. Ace aviator Charles Lindbergh begins a two-and-a-half year stay in Kent, and there's news from Australia of the appalling mistreatment of Aborigines in police custody. Plus the Herald's report on the sale of two of the rarest stamps in history. Baroness Helena Kennedy selects her favourite Scottish stories from the paper. Presented by Peter Snow. producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Charles Lindbergh
Unknown: Baroness Helena Kennedy
Presented By: Peter Snow.
Producer: Andrew Green

: Clare in the Community

2/6. A Game of Two Slavs. At couples' counselling, Clare and Brian are advised to share their interests, but sadly Clare realises she doesn't have any - apart from work.
Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Simon Andrew Wincott Counsellor Anna Bengo Yob Paul Chequer Milos ShabanArifi Dragan RadLazar


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Unknown: Simon Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Counsellor Anna Bengo
Unknown: Yob Paul Chequer
Unknown: Milos Shabanarifi
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/6 The quotations and anecdotes panel name, hosted by Nigel Rees. With
Barry Norman , Ben Moor , Michael Simkins and Stephanie Merritt. Reader Peter Jefferson.
Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Reader: Stephanie Merritt.
Reader: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In a Bamboo Grove

- One murder told from seven different viewpoints. Derek Jacobi stars as the travelling monk in Judith Adams 's adaptation of the classic short story by Rvunosuke Akutagawa.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis
Spoken word choices: page 119


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Judith Adams
Story By: Rvunosuke Akutagawa.
Director: Chris Wallis
Travelling monk: Derek Jacobi
Woodcutter: Rod Arthur
Old woman: Frances Jeater
Bounty hunter: Stephen Critchlow
Tajomaru: Shaun Prenderqast
Masago: Catherine Kinsella
Voice of Takehiro: Mia Soteriou

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Kingston Horticultural Society in Surrey. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Original Shorts

3/5 Sarah. Gemma Jones reads her own story of a young 1880s farm girl who lives a Surprising fantasy life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah. Gemma

: The Backstreet Business

3/5. On her mission to unearth small businesses, Nicola Heywood Thomas discovers a false-teeth repair shop on a hillside in industrial south Wales, where
Byron George battles to remain a crucial part of the dental industry. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Byron George

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues from the academic world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Bleak Expectations

3/6. Chapter the Third: a youth utterly crocked. Young Pip must thwart the plans of his evil guardian Mr Benevolent. More from Mark Evans 's Victorian-style comedy epic.
Additional characters played by James Bachman , Mark Evans , Sarah Hadland , Laurence Howarth , Susy Kane , Mark Perry and Perdita Weeks Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Mr Benevolent.
Unknown: Mark Evans
Played By: James Bachman
Played By: Mark Evans
Played By: Sarah Hadland
Played By: Laurence Howarth
Played By: Susy Kane
Played By: Mark Perry
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Agnes Bin: Celia Imrie
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Mr Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Lilian fears her Tiger's on the prowl.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a reassessment of the life and work of conductor Herbert von Karajan , as the centenary of his birth approaches. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: A Concise Chinese-EnglishDictionary for Lovers

3/5. Z enters a new world of sex, freedom and self-discovery, but love between two people who don't speak each other's language is fraught with difficulties.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

2/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum Rptd

: Politically Charged

1/3. Clive Anderson examines politically significant legal cases, beginning with the Spycatcher case of the mid-1980s, which had a lasting impact on the security services. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Inside Intuition

What is intuition and when should we use it? Neuroscientist and intuition sceptic Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out where these "gut feelings" come from. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Dr Mark Lythgoe
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

3/10. The Truth Commissioner is dealing with the disappearance of Connor Walshe , but he finds that his estranged daughter, Emma, also has an interest in the case. By David Park. For details see Monday


Unknown: Connor Walshe
Unknown: David Park.

: The Eliza Stories

1/4. Eliza Returns. Eliza's husband revisits the early days of their marriage, when he, as the wise Edwardian man of affairs, was instructing his young wife in the ways of the world. But Eliza has very definite ideas of her own. By
Barry Pain , adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza Rebecca Front: Gillivant Guyfearon
Her husband: Mark Heap

: Today in Parliament

The day's developments, including Prime
Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News


A Dollar a Day (3/4) See panel

: On Screen

cinema with Nicola Christie

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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