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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

takes a new direction in 1988 and each week visits a different county to discuss the farming and meet the people. The series is presented by Allan Wright who this week returns to his native Dumfriesshire. BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan looks forward to the new sporting year and celebrates a rather special 40th birthday.

: Breakaway

Presented by Bernard Falk
With reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer HELEN ROBSON


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles ,
Carol Thatcher , Emma Freud and Jonathan Ross. Plus Victor Lewis Smith 's Look at Life Additional material by PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Janet Arkwright

: Talking Politics

In discussion with leading authorities from West
Germany, the USA and Great
Britain, Peter Riddell , political editor of the Financial Times, assesses the outlook for the world economy and examines the case for greater international co-operation. Producer SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Sam Collyns

: From Our Own Correspondent


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

A Question of Money
Questions on personal finance sent in by listeners and answered by the Money Box panel.
(More questions answered on Monday at 10.00am)

: Starring Leslie Willey

by RAY COONEY and JOHN GRAHAM starring and withand
5: The Tour
(Final episode tomorrow at 12.25pm)


Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: John Graham
Producer: Jonathan James.
Leslie Willey: Leslie Phillips
George Pigden: Eric Sykes
Pamela: Angela Douglas
Valerie: Moira Lister
Mr Shaw: John Graham
the hotel receptionist: Polly James
the hotel porter: Norman Bird
Thelma: Zelah Clarke
Yvonne: Susan Sheridan
the waiter: Ken Stott
Ray Cooney: Ray ,cooney

: News

: Any Questions?

Esther Rantzen , Jeffrey Archer Baroness Phillips and Arthur Marshall


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: Second Edition

Only Connect....
Kevin Mulhearn and guests Producer MARY SHARP


Unknown: Kevin Mulhearn

: Daisy Pulls It Off

by DENISE DEEGAN adapted by ELIZABETH LINDSAY with and Daisy Meredith has won the first scholarship to the prestigious Grangewood School for Girls. But there are some who doubt whether a girl from an elementary school background can - even in the enlightened days of 1927 - quite live up to the high standards set by such an establishment. Daisy determines to prove them wrong....
Directed by GORDON HOUSE. Stereo A Radio 4IBBC World Service production


Unknown: Denise Deegan
Adapted By: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Daisy Meredith
Piano: Jack Thompson
Directed By: Gordon House.
Daisy Meredith: Alexandra Mathie
Trixie Martin: Helena Little
Miss Gibson: Charlotte West-Oram
Monica Smithers: Nina Edwards
Clare Beaumont: Julia Hills
Sybil Burlington: Zelah Clarke
Alice Fitzpatrick: Marcella Riordan
Miss Granville/Mademoiselle: Julia Berry
Belinda Mathieson: Caroline Gruber
Winnie Irving: Susie Brann
Dora Johnston: Victoria Carling
Mr Scoblowski: Roger Heathcott
Mr Thompson: Anthony Jackson
Girl: Elizabeth Lindsay

: Options

4.30 Out in the Community 1: An Everyday Life In the first of six programmes, TONI ARTHUR reviews the current position of people with a mental handicap, and looks at what is available to help them to lead a fuller life, out in the community. Producer FRANK WARWICK (R) (e)
5.00 Espana Viva PROFESOR SALVADOR ORTIZ and his team of students take on writer DEREK UTLEY 'S team in a no-holds-barred Spanish quiz. (e)
5.30 L'Italia dal vivo Second-stage Italian A series of 20 programmes 11: Come ti trovi? Presentatori DENISE DE ROME e ENRICO VERDECCHIA Testi di BOB POWELL (R) (e)


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Espana Viva
Unknown: Profesor Salvador Ortiz
Unknown: Derek Utley
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Unknown: Bob Powell

: Science Now

Can a shout in the mountains trigger a deadly avalanche? Alun Lewis takes to the Alps and finds out how researchers are making Europe's ski resorts safe by getting to grips with the slippery science of snow and ice.
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julian Brown

: Curtain Call

Anthony Hopkins can remember asking, as an indolent 4-year-old, 'What age must you be to retire?' Not surprisingly, he was a slow learner at school, but since then his pace has hotted up. He gives Martyn Williams his thoughts on California, doom-laden Celts and bullying directors.


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Martyn Williams
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Al Read: A Tribute

With a comedy style that was revolutionary, this 'one man
Coronation Street' looked at life, exposed our faults and made the nation laugh. A collection of AI's most popular routines. Originally produced by RONNIE TAYLOR
Compiled by MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Produced By: Ronnie Taylor
Unknown: Mike Craig

: News

with SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Happy New Year? by ALAN CLEWS Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Clews
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Weekwith Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Baikie Charivari
A Miracle Play by JAMES BRIDIE Clive Morton with Marjorie Westbury and James McKechnie
Music composed and arranged by DAVID DORWARD and played by HARRY MACANESPIE (trumpet) JOHN WIGGINS (piccolo)
WILLIAM WHITFORD (percussion) Adapted and directed by STEWART CONN. BBC Scotland (First broadcast in 1964) (Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 00pm)


Play By: James Bridie
Play By: Clive Morton
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: James McKechnie
Arranged By: David Dorward
Played By: Harry MacAnespie
Unknown: John Wiggins
Unknown: William Whitford
Directed By: Stewart Conn.
De'il: James McKechnie
The Rev Dr Marcus Beadle: Bryden Murdoch
Cllr John Ketch: James Gavigan
Toby Messan: Stuart Mungall
Lady Pounce-Pellott: Marjorie Westbury
Sir James MacArthur Pounce-Pellot KCIE: Clive Morton
Joe Mascara: Walter Carr
Baby: June Andrews
Dr Jean Pothecary: Madeleine Christie
Lady Maggie Revenant: Sheila Latimer
Mrs Jemima Lee Crowe: Tucker McGuire
Robert Copper: John Young

: Music in Mind

Richard Baker presents a mid-evening miscellany of words and music.
Producer JANE BEVAN Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Richard Harries Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Frock and the Falsie
A backstage rummage in the skirts of the pantomime dame. For many years variety artist Ronnie Coyles has been involved in pantomime.
During a recent performance of Humpty Dumpty - in which he plays the Queen of Hearts - he was wired for sound ... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Artist: Ronnie Coyles
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Lord's Day

Even Lords and Ladies work, and some have unusual and Margaretsurprising jobs, Howard discovers in this series of four programmes.
The second Baron Teviot, an old Etonian, spent five years as a Brighton bus driver, during which time he wooed and won for a bride his bus conductress, once a Wimbledon tennis player. He and his wife are now genealogists.
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: The Big Fun Show

If you like your fun big, then it's time to put the canasta away, pop the grapefruit juice back in the fridge, and finish all the Toffos as the Big Fun team present half an hour of big fun! Starring Paul Merton and John Irwin with Tony Hawks Josie Lawrence and Neil Mullarkey and introducing Julian Clary of the Joan Collins Fan Club
Written by PAUL MERTON and JOHN IRWIN with additional material by the cast Songs by TONY HAWKS
Produced with big fun in mind by DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Tony Hawks
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Julian Clary
Written By: Paul Merton
Written By: John Irwin
Songs By: Tony Hawks
Producer: David Tyler

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Ad-libbed comedy based on audience suggestions
Regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined this week by Lenny Henry and Dawn French as they battle their way through a succession of improvisation games.
Chairman Clive Anderson tries desperately to hold the whole thing together.
At the piano COLIN SELL
A triumph WHAT CAR? MAGAZINE Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON with the producer DAN PATTERSON Stereo
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

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