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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Lisa Hawkins


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Lisa Hawkins

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Justin Webb.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: 1989: Simpson Returns

New series. 1/3. The BBC world affairs editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-Communist life.
Through personal accounts, he traces the different roads East Germany, the Czech
Republic and Romania have taken in the last two decades, beginning in Leipzig and Berlin. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated at 9.30pm Radio features: pages 116-117


Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: The Good Samaritan

4/5. Gordon's Story. Dominic Arkwnght meets people who have lent a helping hand, including the man who stopped by the roadside to assist some swans in distress, only to have his luxury car stolen. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Dominic Arkwnght
Producer: John Byrne

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Awake,
Awake to Love and Work (Sheltered Dale). Ecclesiasticus 38, vv24-27, 31-34. Forthe
Beauty of the Earth (Rutter). For the Fruits or His Creation (ArHydyNos).


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:Get Her off the Pitch!

2/5. In 1999 Lynne is sent to Madison Square Garden, New York, to cover the fight between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewib. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lennox Lewib.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 TwilightBaby.com 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Nature

8/9. Insect Soundings. Tunnel-boring larvae, cymbal-clicking cicadas, feet stomping termites, head-banging beetles and a whole choir of tuneful songsters sing out for Paul Evans in this unusual sound safari around an "orchestra" of insects. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at ypm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing

How mermaids have become such a persistent image in folk culture.
Janet Ellis heads to Cornwall to speak to authors, storytellers and academics about the power of the mermaid image.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Producer: Geoff Biro

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Over the Rainbow with Yip Harburg

Yin Harburg wrote the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz and that anthem of the Great Depression,
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, but he fell victim to the Hollywood blacklist because of his socialist views. Stephen Evans explores the life of the lyricist. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Yin Harburg
Unknown: Stephen Evans
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

2/6. The Man Who Robbed the Bank of England. Charles Dickens and his investigative team are determined to find the connection between financier Iron Billy and a plot to strike at the heart of the country's financial system. By Mike Walker.
Producer/Director David Hunter (K)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Aones: Eleanor Howell
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Joseph: John Dougall
Mirkev'sJim: Gerard Murphy
Iron Billy: Jonn Rowe
Bankmanager: Stephen Critahlow
Vicar: Chris Pavlo
Butler: Nyasha Hatendi
Commissionaire: Dan Starkey

: Making History

New series. 1/7. Vanessa Collingridge and the team explore themes from Britain's past in response to listeners' queries. ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: 1989: Writing on the Wall

1/3. The Quest for Christa T inne McElvoy introduces an extract from The Quest for Christa T by Christa Wolf, the first of three pieces written by leading East German writers. Translated by Christopher Middleton. Read by Sian Thomas. Producer Elizabeth Allard Radio features: pages 116-117


Translated By: Christopher Middleton.
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A History of Private Life

7/30. Pots and Pans. Amanda Vickery finds out why pots and pans mattered to women in the 16th and 17th centuries. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Advertising: the Most Fun You Can Have with Your Clothes on

1/2. After 40 years in the ad industry, Robin Wight gives his personal perspective of an industry in flux.


Presenter: Robin Wight
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: A Good Read

1/9. Cartoonist Martin Rowson and theatre director Tom Morris join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks.
(Repeated on Friday at 11pm)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Martin Rowson
Guest: Tom Morris
Producer: Toby Field

: 1989: Day-by-Day

President Gorbachev visits East Germany.
Presented by John Tusa. For details see yesterday


Presented By: John Tusa.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Too Much Information

New series. 1/4. Waft Tourist Information attempt to justify a huge donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund with a hastily erected papier-mache historical model - unfortunately, it looks decidedly phallic! Comedy by Neil Warhurst about a tourist information centre.
Producer Liz Webb


Comedy By: Neil Warhurst
Producer: Liz Webb
Warren: Jeff Rawle
Douglas: Malcolm Tierney
Heather: Liza Sadovy
Lucy: Joannah Tincey
Bryan: Paul Barnhill
Mr Jefferson: Stephen Hogan

: The Archers

Jim launches trouble at The Stables. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson discusses this autumn's crop of literary and political biographies, with Hermione Lee , Peter Kemp and Tristram Hunt. Producer Deanne Cunningham


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Tristram Hunt.
Producer: Deanne Cunningham

: Twilight Baby.com

2/5. Cass struggles to come to terms with her pregnancy and being made homeless. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

3/10. With a Parliamentary report expected this month to add to criticism of Whitehall's defence-purchasing systems, Gerry Northam asks why it seems so hard to buy the right equipment for our forces.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: A Last Chance for Patients

New series. 1/3. Why do patients volunteer for clinical trials? Vivienne Parry asks whether people take part simply to get better themselves or for the common good. Producer Paula McGrath Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath Rptd

: 1989: Simpson Returns

1/3. Repeated from 9am
Radio features: pages 116-117

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Fathers and Sons

7/10. With his heart broken, Bazarov returns to his parents, with Arkady as his guest. By Ivan Turgenev. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Boyle's Law

Banned from doing any actual detecting, Inspector Vincent Boyle finds himself in charge of data storage. Comedy pilot by Suk Pannu.


Writer: Suk Pannu
Producer: Victoria Lloyd
Boyle: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Fox: Anna Chancellor
Adams: Meredith MacNeill
Commander Norris: Nicholas Farrell
Shankar: Nitin Ganatra

: Another Case of Milton Jones

4/4. Comedy written by Milton Jones and James Cary. With Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Producer David Tyler


Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: David Tyler

: News

: Book of the Week: Get Her off the Pitch!

(Rptd from 9.45am)

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