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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A musical start to your weekend listening - selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTIMFINNEY

Contributors

Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis is hoping for plenty of sunshine this weekend as the new County Cricket season begins - but for those interested in snooker, whether it rains or shines matters not.
There's news of the final stages of the Embassy World
Championship, from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Producer JOANNE WATSON

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from ROBIN DEWHURST. SUSAN MARLING and PATRICK STODDART Producer HELEN ROBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst.
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Anne Robinson presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Kellner , Political Editor of The New Statesman, reviews the past week.
Producer JIM GRAY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

Claire Rayner presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the last seven days.
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Claire Rayner

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in -the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI

Contributors

Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, investment, mortgages, insurance, social security and the financial problems of everyday life
Address: Money Box
Room 4058. Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW

Contributors

Presented By: Louise Botting

: Nineteen Ninety-four

The last of six programmes by RICHARD TURNER and WILLIAM OSBORNE starring Robert Lindsay Happiness is Work
'Everything must go'
With CHRISTOPHER BARR. PAM FERRIS
DAVID GOODLAND. SIOBHAN REDMOND
PAUL SHEARER. EMMA THOMPSON and RICHARD TURNER Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Turner
Unknown: William Osborne
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Christopher Barr.
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Paul Shearer.
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Producer: Nick Symons

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Barbara Castle , MEP Pieter Dankert , MEP Magnus Magnusson and Nicholas Bethell , MEP

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Pieter Dankert
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Nicholas Bethell

: The Afternoon Play: The Power of Dawn

by Emlyn Williams
[Starring] Michael Redgrave (1908-85) as Tolstoy
with Gwen Ffragcon-Davies as Katya and Felicity Hayes-McCoy as Katya as a young girl.

Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 and died in the winter of 1910 at the small railway junction of Astapovo. The play depicts an imaginary meeting between the great writer and a young peasant girl in the last hour of his life. ERIC HILL (guitar)
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(First broadcast in 1978)
(A second tribute to Sir Michael Redgrave, Performing Flea, can be heard at 3.30pm)

Contributors

Writer: Emlyn Williams
Guitar: Eric Hill
Director: John Tydeman
Tolstoy: Sir Michael Redgrave
Katya: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Katya as a young girl: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

: A Whiff of Trafalgar

Andrew Joynes remembers a Saxon town in the Sussex Weald - and a man who taught history in parables.
Producer JULIAN COLES

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Joynes
Producer: Julian Coles

: Instant Sunshine.... Reasonably Together Again

Guests THE EDDIE THOMPSON TRIO Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Thompson

: Performing Flea

Compiled by SAM POLLOCK , with Michael Redgrave as P.G. Wodehouse
Narrator Martin Jarvis
It is a serene summer afternoon at Remsenburg, Long Island, and at 87, P.G. Wodehouse is hard at work on another
Blandings novel. He breaks off to meditate on 'my way of life, past and present', and to recall 'my opinions and reflections on practically everything under the sun'.
Sir Michael voice was warm but slightly weary, the music which threaded the programme was sweet and sharp at the same time.... A piece of broadcasting perfection.
(GILLIAN REYNOLDS)
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (First broadcast in 1978)

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Pollock
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Narrator: P.G. Wodehouse
Narrator: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: P.G. Wodehouse
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in the Radio 4 competition for the most enterprising small business in Britain.
3: Jigsaw Publication Ltd While still an Oxford undergraduate, Carey
Labovitch launched a magazine which was the forerunner of a completely new breed of publication. Today, four years later, and now operating from offices in London, Wl, Blitz is one of the most important and influential magazines catering for the stylish young adult market.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Up-Helly-Aa

The Shetland Fire Festival
Vikings set the Shetland town of Lerwick alight on the night of Up-Helly-Aa.
Phil Smith investigates this colourful and rowdy spree. Producer JOHN LEONARD BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: John Leonard

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

Stereo

: News

With CLIVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Rosun

: Desert Island Discs

with Barbara Taylor Bradford , novelist
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Taylor Bradford

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by PETER SKELLERN
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo

Contributors

Music By: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar, and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Inter-City Contract

by Rod Beacham
A hired assassin, a chess-playing Hungarian, a concert harpist and a septuagenarian lady mountaineer are just some of the travellers on the King's Cross-Edinburgh overnight express. And then, of course, there's the dead body in the baggage compartment. The going's easy but will anyone be coming back?
(Repeated on Monday at 3.0) (Stereo)

Contributors

Writer: Rod Beacham
Director: Matthew Walters
Carlyle: Brian Smith
Fraser: Graham Blockey
Sam: Michael Maloney
Eve: Carole Boyd
Dave: Mark Straker
Ernie: Alan Downer
Carstairs: Roger Hammond
Tabori: George Pravda
Davinia: Margot Boyd
Fran: Melinda Walker
Brent: Steve Hodson

: News

: Evening Service

Glory to thee. my God, this night (BBC HB 414); 0 for a closer walk (Anthems for Choirs 1);
John 21, vv 1-14; Now the day is over (BBC HB 419) Stereo

: The Great Peacemakers

Forty years after the end of the Second World War,
Richard Mayne reports on the men who helped bring Europe out of the ruins and into the peace. 2: Clement Attlee
For Britain, an austere peace Producer JULIAN HALE

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Julian Hale

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Evans

: In Other Words.... The Bodgers

Snooker and darts double-bill. Higgins and Thorburn at 9-9.
One frame to go. Eric Bristow on the 'ockey/ockey/hockie.
Simultaneous transmission. Get the full benefit of your stereo. John Docherty (sentences) Moray Hunter (sentences) Pete Baikie (scales)
Gordon Kennedy (commas) Producer ALAN NIXON (jerseys)
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: John Docherty
Unknown: Pete Baikie
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

followed by an interlude








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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