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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to London's larder, Kent - a county with a mixed agriculture but best known for its fruit. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow As Mr Gorbachev and President Reagan meet for the Moscow Summit, Brian reports on the progress of the superpower talks and on perestroika in practice.
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
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: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mr Gorbachev
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

It's a bonanza weekend for rugby in the southern hemisphere, but have Wales beaten the mighty All Blacks? If you had a lie in, join
Cliff Morgan to discover if they'll be singing in the valleys today. Producer JOANNE WATSON


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

The holiday programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer HELEN ROBSON


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather Additional material by STEVE PUNT and PETE SINCLAIR Producers IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Kenton Allen

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of the Guardian Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Presented By: James Naughtie
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting (Re-broadcast on Spring Bank Holiday at 10. 00am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details on Spring Bank Holiday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon David Owen mp Clare Short , mp, and Christina Gorna


Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Christina Gorna

: Consuming Passions

Why would you need silk
French knickers or spotty socks on the 6.15 to Surbiton?
The programme that decodes the way we live braves the station platform and the airport lounge to investigate the changing face of fashion. Presenter Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presenter: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively


Introduced By: Penelope Lively

: Theme and Variations

by SAMUIL ALYOSHIN translated by MICHAEL GLENNY withand
Dmitry Nikolaevich is a distinguished lawyer practising in Moscow. One day, in a town on the Black Sea, he and a colleague see Lyuba, a beautiful tourist guide.... Dmitry writes to her, discovers she is really an actress and decides to help her. Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Samuil Alyoshin
Translated By: Michael Glenny
Unknown: Dmitry Nikolaevich
Directed By: Peter King.
Dmitry: Joss Ackland
Igor: Mike Gwilym
Lyuba: Irene Richard

: Options

4.30 Not So Long Ago: Series 2 The last of eight programmes about modern world history presented by GEOFFREY STERN Allende's Chile, 1970-3 Producer DAVID ROGERS (First broadcast on the BBC World Service) (e) Text of all eight programmes, £5.50; texts of Series land 2, £9.00. Cheques, payable to BBC. to: [address removed]
5.00 Man Masters Nature Twenty-five centuries of science 8: Programming Body and Mind GEOFF WATTS discusses the achievements of Alan Turing , Francis Crick and James Watson With DR ANDREW HODGES and DR EDWARD YOXEN. Stereo (R) (e) For afactsheet write with large sae to: [address removed]
5.30 Get By in Greek The last of five programmes with CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS Eating out Course writer DAVID HARDY Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE


Presented By: Geoffrey Stern
Producer: David Rogers
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Alan Turing
Unknown: Francis Crick
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: Dr Andrew Hodges
Unknown: Dr Edward Yoxen.
Unknown: Christina Coucounara
Unknown: Yorgos Yannoulopoulos
Unknown: David Hardy
Producer: Christopher Stone

: S04

(Details on Spring Bank Holiday at 7.45pm)

: On the Outside

Four programmes featuring Jenny Cuffe in conversation with people who now find themselves outside the world to which they once belonged. 2: John Crawford-Leighton Twelve years ago
John Crawford-Leighton was a busy Roman Catholic priest. Then he met Angela ...


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: John Crawford-Leighton
Unknown: John Crawford-Leighton

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace


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

: News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Mothers and Daughters by MIKE WALKER
Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.

: 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

Right Ho, Jeeves by P g. WODEHOUSE adapted by PAT HOOKER with and All down to Aunt Dahlia's home in the country to sort out newt-loving, moon-swooning lovers. Bertie thinks he has the answers and Jeeves seems to have lost his marbles.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 24


Unknown: P G. Wodehouse
Adapted By: Pat Hooker
Directed By: Peter King.
Bertie: Simon Cadell
Jeeves: David Suchet
Gussie Fink-Nottle: Trevor Nichols
Aunt Dahlia: Anne Jameson
Tuppy: Sean Arnold
Madeline Bassett: Jenny Funnell
Angela Travers: Yvonne Antrobus
Seppings: Tim Reynolds
Headmaster: Peter Howell

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by John Oates. Stereo


Unknown: John Oates.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Idle Women
In 1942, as part of the war effort, a small group of women was recruited to work on the canal boats carrying cargo from the London docks to the Midlands. They were christened 'idle women' from the initials of the Inland Waterways.
Libby Purves talks to some of these 'trainees' about their far-fromidle life on the boats. Producer BRIDGET CARTER BBC Manchester


Talks: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Spanish Testament

In a series ofsix programmes, David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began selling Protestant bibles in Catholic Spain. : Salamanca
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Saturday-Night Fry

Dive into a thick, warming bowl of Saturday-Night Fry with Stephen Fry and his regular team
Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson
This week's guest is Emma's mum Phyllida Law
Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Phyllida Law
Written By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lan Brown
Unknown: James Hendr1e
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: Live on Arrival

Live, funny, live, funny, live, funny, live, funny. OK? Starring Guy Jackson
Steve Punt. Flip Webster and Hugh Dennis
Songs and music by GUY JACKSON Written by STEVE PUNT with additional material by HUGH DENNIS GUY JACKSON , FLIP WEBSTER and producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


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

: *am News

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