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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

concentrates not on a county but on the farming within the National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

The holiday programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week's programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and the likes of Stephen Fry , Carol Thatcher and Emma Freud. Plus more of Victor Lewis Smith 's slices from a York ham. Additional material by AUSTAIR BEATON , PAUL SPARKS Producers IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Austair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Jan Arkwright

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins , Associate Editor of the Independent. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

: The News Quiz

More ribaldry at the expense of the week's news with Barry Took in the chair. The ex-editor of Private Eye, Richard Ingrams , and the editor of Private Eye, Ian Hislop , confront the ex-editor of Punch, Alan Coren , and the editor of the Listener, Alan Coren.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Michael Heseltine , mp Ken Livingstone , mp Alistair Graham and Margaret Jay


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Alistair Graham
Unknown: Margaret Jay

: Consuming Passions

What's happened to country music since the yuppies got their hands on it? Is the mighty Conran furnishings empire threatened by a Swedish invader from Warrington?
Sarah Dunant delves deep into the world of the pastel blouson and the velour jogging suit in the first edition of the programme that casts an analytic eye on all aspects of style and design.
0 HEAR THIS! page 13 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively.


Introduced By: Penelope Lively.

: Tom, Dickon, Harry

by CHRISTOPHER DENYS with The setting.... 1484, Alderley Edge , the Magpie - a place for assignations, robbery, murder and noisome cooking. Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Alderley Edge
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Tom: Maurice Denham
Lady Margaret: Fiona Walker
Caxton: John Rowe
old Joan: Mary Wimbush

: Options

4.30 Not So Long Ago: Series 2 Eight programmes about modem world history presented by GEOFFREY STERN. 5: South Africa Quits the Commonwealth(First broadcast on the BBC World Service) (e)
5.00 Man Masters Nature Twenty-five centuries of science 5: Pioneers of Power Wheels of the industrial revolution were turned first by steam and then by electricity. GEOFF WATTS discusses two of the pioneers of the new power sources, James Watt and Michael Faraday , with PROFESSOR DONALD CARDWELL and DR DAVID KNIGHT. Stereo (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Greek A five-part beginners' course for travellers on holiday With CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS 2: Going Shopping (R) (e)


Presented By: Geoffrey Stern.
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: James Watt
Unknown: Michael Faraday
Unknown: Professor Donald Cardwell
Unknown: Dr David Knight.

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research. With reports from
Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.
A Radio Science Unit production


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Turbulent Priests

Four programmes in which The Rev Dr Edward Norman talks to clerics who have chosen to interpret their loyalty to God in political terms.
3: The Rev Dr Ian Paisley , mp. mep


Talks: Dr Edward Norman
Unknown: Dr Ian Paisley

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate and Sally Grace


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace

: News

With HARRIET CASS including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Possession by MARK POWER
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Music by DILLIE KEANE of Fascinating Aida
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Lonely Margins

'He was a lonely young man.Then came the war and he did a job that absolutely fitted him.... He was a loner and only loners survived in that sort of work.'
1944: James Harmer is parachuted into France on a secret mission, but its real purpose is concealed from him.


Writer: Ted Allbeury
Director: Matthew Walters
James Harmer: Christian Rodska
Jane Fraser: Kim Thomson
Carter/Patron: John Baddeley
Mr Fraser: Iain Cuthbertson
Klugman: Carl Duering
Pierre: Steven Harrold
Albert/Defence QC: Simon Cuff
Martin/Prosecution QC: Stephen Rashbrook
Hayles: Laurence Payne
Chief Constable: Alan Dudley
Penny Watkins: Caroline Gruber
Phillips: Michael Tudor Barnes
Dr Keating: John Samson
Judge: Norman Bird
Grover/Clerk: William Simons

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: 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

Soays and Saddlebacks
Soay sheep were domesticated at the dawn of agriculture and saddleback pigs were once leaders in their class. Now they are historical curiosities.
Colin Tudge discovers how these, and a distinguished cast of other domestic animals, were almost lost in the face of commercial pressure, and considers whether such breeds may not still have a role to play. Producer AUSON RICHARDS


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Auson Richards

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Saturday-Night Fry

The second in the series of six programmes in which Stephen Fry pointlessly compares the lives of famous people whose names rhyme. This week: Rasputin and Dorothy Tutin
Emma Thompson Jim Broadbent and Robert Bathurst supply their own unique blend of coffee. Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN andJAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Written By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: Live on Arrival

Episode 2, part B - the second instalment of the show that combines satire, sketches, stand-up and songs, and also some other things which don't begin with S, but are just as good.
Performed by Flip Webster Hugh Dennis. Steve Punt and Guy Jackson
Songs and music by GUY JACKSON Written by STEVE PUNT with additional material by HUGH DENNIS GUY JACKSON. FLIP WEBSTER and DAVID TYLER
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Unknown: Webster Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Guy Jackson
Written By: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Guy Jackson.
Unknown: David Tyler
Producer: David Tyler.

: am News

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