The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely
with the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.
with John Humphrys and James Naughtie who joins the programme this morning.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.
Whatever happens to Britishness, there will always be an England. Mark Steyn joins John Major and the old maids bicycling to communion to try to find it. Producer Emma Kingsley
Melvyn Bragg and guests get the week off to a good start, with lively and stimulating conversation.
Producer Mary Sharp
Regional Variations (2)
from Trinity College, Carmarthen, led by Rev Roy Jenkins with the College Choir. Psalm 95; Worshipthe Lord (Was Lebet); Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (Hereford); Let all the world (Luckington).
Acts of the Apostles. Michael Williams reads from the Revised English Bible. 6: Paul's second missionary journey. Abridged in ten parts by Sue Reid
Producer Claire Campbell Smith
Wendy Austin meets the controversial poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley .
Serial: The Matisse Stories by AS Byatt . Medusa's Ankles. A voluptuous picture of The Rosy Nude attracts a middle-aged woman into a hairdressing salon. Read by Annette Crosbie. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman
Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on topical issues that affect your finances. Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am
with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass
Ned Sherrin conducts three more contestants in heat five of the wide-ranging music quiz, this week from Huddersfield.
Producer Jo Clegg
with Nick Clarke.
Another chance to hear Paul Herzberg's play, set in 1971. A conscript soldier Ray Kemp betrays a friend. Twenty years later, in London, fate offers the chance of redemption.
Director Andy Jordan
Gerry Anderson invites you to join him each weekday afternoon for an hour of daily live conversation. Add your views to the mix of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. Call him with your comments on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff
Robert Dawson Scott talks to the composer Berthold Goldschmidt as a record of his banned music is released, and considers why so many soloists and conductors perform from memory. Producer Erika Wright
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
by Derek Gregory.
Edith is encouraged by her editor to write plenty of "steam" into her books. Judging by her fan mail, this has unexpected effects.
Read by Auriol Smith. Producer Jocelyn Boxall
with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.
Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and Greg Proops try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Mixed feelings for Jill and Phil.
Pesticides and poultry, fast foods and foie gras ... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Presented by Derek Cooper. (Revised
Janet Plater 's first play is a raw and moving account of living with an alcoholic. "Only people like us, who have lived with an alcoholic, can understand the mental agony that goes with we're co-alcoholics," say the members of the support group whose fortunes the play follows.
Director Ned Chaillet
(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)
with Roger White.
with Robin Lustig.
Brian Keenan reads the first part of his own extraordinary account of his four-and-a-half years as a hostage in the Lebanon. 1: Kidnapped.
Abridged in ten parts by the author Producer Pam Brighton
One misty day in Manhattan. Mr Iqbal Singh arrived at the door of showbiz lawyer Richard Golub. who hired the mystical-looking Sikh on the spot, dubbed him "Mr K" and made him his butler. Their turbulent relationship is explored in the last of the series. Producer Gwyn Richards