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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to Scottish farming's major shop window, the Royal Highland Show near Edinburgh. Allan Wright also visits farmers in the surrounding area.


Unknown: Allan Wright
Unknown: Agricultural Unit

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest about a prayer which has inspired their life and faith


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
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: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

The overpriced strawberries, the ticket touts, those mid-afternoon thunderstorms.... yes Wimbledon is back for another year. But not much interest will be shown in Munich, venue for the final of the European Football
Championship. West Germany and England are favourites to start that match....
Cliff Morgan serves the weekend's sports news. Producer CHARLES RUNCIE


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk.
A variety of sunshine and sand, mountains and lakes, short breaks at home and adventures abroad. Travel expert
Nigel Coombs joins Bernard every Saturday morning to keep you in touch with the latest holiday problems and news. 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

Last in the present series 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 PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT
Additional additional material from PAUL SPARKS
Producers LAN


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

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Riddell , Political
Editor of the Financial Times. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

A Question of Money (1)
The Money Box team takes to the road to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners in Cheltenham.
Panel Louise Botting , Vincent Duggleby ,
Christopher Gilchrist , George Prescott and Philip Hardman
(More questions answered on Monday at 10.00am)


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: George Prescott
Unknown: Philip Hardman

: The News Quiz

Russell Da vies takes over the Chair for one week from Barry Took , who has been tied up in the basement. Meanwhile
Coren and Ingrams continue their quest for perfect journalistic enlightenment and a points victory.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON
Stereo (Re-broadcast Monday 6.30pm)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Rabbi Julia Neuberger Robin Cook , mp
Theresa Gorman , mp and Graham Dowson


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Theresa Gorman
Unknown: Graham Dowson

: Consuming Passions

Neon is crude and garish, bright and bold. It's an attention grabber, shouting its short messages in pulsating rhythms of vibrant colours. It's the perfect visual image of the city, conjuring up pictures of seedy bars, rain washed roads and all-night drugstores.
This week's Consuming
Passions peers down those mean streets to investigate the twilight world of neon.
Presenter Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presenter: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. In the final programme of the series, Julia Eccleshare and Chris Powling review a selection of outstanding new books for children and recommend some summer reading.


Introduced By: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Unknown: Chris Powling

: Rhyme or Reason

Sony Radio Award winner for Rebecca for her performance
In her search for a mutually-enriching, non-sexist, communal relationship with two boys and their 'biological' mother, Rebecca shows a rare talent for self-deception. It is a trait that is both comic and destructive.
Musical director CHRIS REASON Producer ROBERT COOPER
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R) 0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines
Director: Chris Reason
Producer: Robert Cooper
Best Actress: Harriet Walter
Woman: Sally Eldridge
Children: Steven Rendall
Children: Lee Quarmby

: Cheap in August

by GRAHAM GREENE dramatised by ELIZABETH TROOP Sony Radio Award winner for Best Dramatisation With and Bored with her marriage to an American professor, an Englishwoman escapes to the Caribbean on holiday. She searches there for a romance, but is led towards a most unexpected attraction.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Mary Watson: Valerie Sarruf
Henry Hickslaughter: Robert Beatty
Charlie Watson: Blain Fairman
Sadie: Sheila Grant
Jeannie: Jennifer Piercey
Old woman: Diana Olsson
First Jamaican waiter: Paul Gregory
First crew-cut boy: Paul Gregory
Second Jamaican waiter: Steven Harrold
Second crew-cut boy: Steven Harrold
Jamaican maid: Victoria Carling

: Options

4.30 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. 2: Chekhov With MIKE ALFREDS (e)
5.00 The Materials World 4: Expanding Telecommunications Fibre optic cables, superconductors and super computers - all new uses of materials. Presented by GRAEME GARDEN (R)(e)
5.30 Get By in Portuguese Afive-part beginners' course With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES 4: Eating OutFinding out when things happen; ordering a meal; being introduced. (R) (e)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Presented By: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Suzette MacEdo
Unknown: Carlos Alves

: S04

Science on 4 Last programme in the series. Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research. With reports from Geoff Watts
Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.


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

: Carvel in Conversation

Robert Carvel talks to a quartet of public figures.
2: Lady Elliot of Harwood Distinguished leading lady of the Lords.


Talks: Robert Carvel

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Kerry Shale


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

: News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
It's My Party by MARCIA KAHAN Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo


Unknown: Marcia Kahan
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Village Fete by PETER TINNISWOOD
Sony Radio Award winner for Best Original Script and Giles Cooper Award winner With
When Nancy and her brother, sister and father move to the countryside, everything goes wrong. They have a 22 per cent gas leak, they need re-wiring and re-roofing.
Nancy doesn't mind. She likes organising. But then Winston, the local poacher and handyman, takes over and invites Nancy to the village fete.


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis
Mrs Godwin: Carole Boyd
Stanley: Ronald Herdman
Janet: Jenniferpiercey

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer DAVID GALLAGHER. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: David Gallagher.

: Ten to Ten

led by Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Semper.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Tinniswood's Wimbledon
The annual All-England lawn tennis tournament is the most boring event in the sporting calendar. It is, as usual, left to the BBC and, in particular, Sir Dinsdale Pitt the Younger's department of How to Make
Programmes Jolly Interesting to try and make this fortnight of tennis a little less tedious. Peter Tinniswood and Sir Dinsdale illuminate another side to the tournament that everyone knows and loathes. With help from the special
Wimbledon sound archives,
Martin Jarvis and Liz Goulding Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Dinsdale Pitt
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Spanish Testament

Last of six programmes in which David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began selling Protestant Bibles in Catholic Spain. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow
Unknown: Catholic Spain.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

A series of eight programmes. Conceived in Sweden, born in 1946. the Light Programme's request show catered for the needs of women at home.
With the help of material from newspaper, magazine and radio archives, Russell Davies and Julie Covington tell the tale of those times and present recordings that were requested and played in the original programmes.
3: Too Hot to Mangle -Summer 1948


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Julie Covington
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: am News

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