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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to Somerset, where the majority of the county's 7,000 farmers have been attending the Bath and West Show. The
Somerset farm is still very much a family unit and the average size, at 112 acres, is below the national average.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Jennie Bond
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Jennie Bond
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Charles Colvtle
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Britain's athletes begin an Olympic season at the HFC UK Athletics Championships in Derby. England's cricketers will be hoping to fend off the West Indian pace attack at Trent
Bridge, while in Paris the ladies' tournament at the French Open Tennis Championships is today's highlight.
Cliff Morgan reports on these and other sporting stories. Producer CHARLES RUNCIE


Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

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 andthelikesof Stephen Fry , Carol Thatcher and Emma Freud
Plus Victor Lewis Smith 's slices from a York ham. Additional material by PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT Additional additional material from PAUL SPARKS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Plus Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Kenton Allen

: Talking Politics

A Week in the Dail
Robert Carvel takes a personal look at the Irish Parliament in Dublin and finds out what is currently on the minds of the Republic's legislators. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Seven days which shook the world - reduced to farce by the combined talents of Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and Barry Took
This week's guests:
Victoria Mather of the Daily Telegraph and the BBC's own Frances Coverdale
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON with producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Barbara Castle, MEP David Willetts , Polly Toynbee and Sir George Young , mp


Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Sir George Young

: Consuming Passions

Whether it's screaming, screeching, or sensually stroking, the saxophone has sex appeal - and selling power. Discover its potency in the programme that analyses modern icons.
Presented by Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presented By: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively


Introduced By: Penelope Lively

: Filumena Marturano

by EDUARDO DE FILIPPO translated and adapted by CARLO ARDITO , with Naples. 1946: former prostitute Filumena Marturano decides it is time she married the unwilling Domenico Soriano , the man with whom she has been living for 25 years.


Adapted By: Carlo Ardito
Unknown: Filumena Marturano
Unknown: Domenico Soriano
Filumena: Billie Whitelaw
Domenico: Robert Stephens
Rosalia: Patricia Hayes
Alfredo: And Peter Sallis

: Options

4.30 New Series Actors' Workshop With SHEILA HANCOCK A six-part series in which Sheila and Guildhall students XANTHE GRESHAM and PETER WINGFIELD explore the craft of the actor. 1: Voice with CICELY BERRY of the RSC Producer MERILYN HARRIS (e)
5.00 The Materials World A series of four programmes 1: The Home Presented by GRAEME GARDEN Producer JOHN ALLEN (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Portuguese A five-part beginners' course With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES 1: Meeting People Course wnter PENNY NEWMAN Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)(e)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Unknown: Cicely Berry
Presented By: Graeme Garden
Producer: John Allen
Producer: Carlos Alves

: 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

: On the Outside

Four conversations in which
Jenny Cuffe talks to people who find themselves outside the world to which they once belonged. 3: Sobzan Beckford


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sobzan Beckford

: Week Ending

with David Tate. Sally Grace
Kerry Shale and Jonathan Kydd


Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd

: News

With PETER JEFFERSON including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Picking Up Your Options by LEIGH JACKSON
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell
A comedy by BERNARD FARRELL and Five people are put together in a sealed room for a day-long encounter-group therapy session: they will search together for inner knowledge of themselves and of others. That is the theory, but the mysterious Joe Fell has different and rather unpleasant ideas about the practice....
Directed by JEREMY HOWE
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Comedy By: Bernard Farrell
Unknown: Joe Fell
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Joe Fell: With Sean McGinley
Suzy Bernstein: Helen Atkinson Wood
Paddy: Louis Rolston
Roger: David Leonard
Peter: John Hewitt
Maureen: Marcella Riordan
Rita: Margaret D'Arcy

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Superman: the Serial
As a prelude to this week's
Radio 4 drama-documentary celebrating Superman's 50th anniversary, Dick Vosburgh invites you to enjoy a rare recording of one of the original Adventures of Superman - the 1940s radio serial which thrilled a generation of Americans. Producer DIRK MAGGS
('Superman on Trial' tomorrow at
0 WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: Spanish Testament

In a series of six programmes David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began selling Protestant Bibles in Catholic Spain. 3: Galicia
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow

: Saturday-Night Fry

The sixth and last in the present series of the fragrance-free show with no additives or artificial colours. As ever the show is presented by Stephen Fry with regulars Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson
Returning guest Phyllida Law
Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Presented By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Written By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: Live on Arrival

It's late, it's live and there's even a sneak preview of the Sunday papers. Will baldness be finally eliminated?
Will you be able to buy an all-in-one decorating smock and answerphone? Is there an end to car-seat dog-hair misery? Tune in and find out. Starring Steve Punt ,
Hugh Dennis , Flip Webster and Guy Jackson
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: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Flip Webster
Unknown: Guy Jackson
Written By: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Guy Jackson.
Producer: David Tyler.

: *am News

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