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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

pays a second visit to Yorkshire, this time to talk to farmers in the Harrogate area and to attend the Great Yorkshire Show. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with The Rt Rev John Sperry , Bishop of the Arctic.


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: John Sperry

: Today

Presented by Jennie Bond and David Lomax
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.20* Letters
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: Jennie Bond
Presented By: David Lomax
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4 at the Open

The world's greatest golfers have been competing at the 117th Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Anne 's this week. Tony Adamson introduces the programme from the Lancashire links course, and goes behind the action to find out what makes this event so special.


Unknown: St Anne
Introduces: Tony Adamson
Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

The holiday programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF


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

: Out of Order

A quiz about politics.
Team captains Austin Mitchell, Labour MP, and Julian Critchley , Tory MP, pit their political wits against each other. Their guests this week are Julia Langdon and Dr David Butler. In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: Dr David Butler.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: America -the Movie

A reflected history in seven reels Reel 3: The Wonderful Life 'What is it you want, Mary, what do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey! That's a pretty good idea - I'll give you the moon, Mary!' 'I'll take it!'
(from It's a Wonderful Life)
With opinions of Jeffrey Richards and Brian Sibley and the voices Of FRANK CAPRA
Research and compilation by PAUL WELLS
Script and narration by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Frank Capra
Unknown: Coleman James Stewart
Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Jean Arthur
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell.
Norman Rockwell: Peter Marinker

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Robin Oakley , Political Editor of the Times Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Presented By: Robin Oakley
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen is back with the programme that is both a haven for country listeners and a breath of fresh air for city dwellers.
Artists, bodgers, patchworkers, farmers and gardeners all lean over the farm gate to share tales and experiences of life in rural Britain.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.00am) Free fact sheets on all ten programmes will be available at the end of the series. Send large sae to: [address removed]
* INFO: page 93


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is in the Chair.
Ian Hislop and Bill Tidy are this week's guests, while
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren defend their usual corners.
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Brenda Dean
Louis Blom-Cooper qc
Lord Marsh and Jill Knight , mp


Unknown: Brenda Dean
Unknown: Louis Blom-Cooper
Unknown: Jill Knight

: Consuming Passions

Dreams, dramas and decor, fashion, fads and fantasy - Sarah Dunant and guests decipher the symbols of modern living to discover that there is more to design and style than meets the eye.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: The Best of Morning Story

Favourites from recent years Anima by BRIAN MCCABE Read by Paul Nivison


Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Paul Nivison
Producer: David Jackson

: Headlong Hall

It is the winter of 1815 and Harry Headlong, like all Welsh squires, is fond of shooting, hunting and drinking.


Writer: Thomas Love Peacock
Dramatised by: James Saunders
Music composer: Terence Allbright
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Violin: Katherine Adams
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Escot, the deteriorationist: Daniel Massey
Foster, the perfectibilian: Ronald Lacey
Jenkison, the statu-quo-ite: John Grillo
Cranium, the craniologist: John Horsley

: Science Now

Presented by Geoff Watts
What is happening in science? Producer PETER CROASDALE


Presented By: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Options

4.30 Prefaces to Shakespeare The first of six programmes Love 's Labour's Lost A personal view by KENNETH BRANAGH , who played the King of Navarre with the RSC a few seasons ago. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R) (e)
5.00 Cancer Check An eight-part series
3: 'When you tell people your cancer was on the skin, you can see them thinking - is she catching? I started to feel dirty!' Cathy had always been proud of her legs, until she found a mark on the back of her knee - a malignant melanoma. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the path to combating cancer. (e)
5.30 Get By in Italian A five-part beginners' course With ANNAMARLA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE 2: Shopping Around (R) (e)


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone

: On the Day I Was Born

The first of four programmes Presented by Larry Harris. Michael Shea , as ex-Press
Secretary to HM The Queen, knows about newspapers - but not necessarily those from the day he was born. He scans the dailies for the events of 10 May 1938.


Presented By: Larry Harris.
Presented By: Michael Shea

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace ,
David Tate and Bill Wallis


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

: News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
The French Connection by LEIGH JACKSON
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
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

Sister, Dear Sister by GEORGE BAKER with and Emily's life, shadowed by an attractive elder sister, would be thought by many to have been unhappy. But even at 78 years old, she's not going to give up, and still hopes to find a pattern underlying the events of her life.
Music composed and conducted by GRANT HOSSACK
Technical presentation by DAVID GREENWOOD , assisted by IAN HARKER and JOANNA DILKS Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. OOpm)
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Unknown: George Baker
Presentation By: David Greenwood
Assisted By: Ian Harker
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Emily: Valerie Sarruf
Margery: Angharad Rees
Albert Henshaw: Peter Baldwin
Mrs Watson: Barbara Atkinson
WPC Good: Caroline Gruber
John Griggs: Paul Sirr
Cecil Aston: Andrew Seear
Mr Watson: Frederick Treves
Morgue attendant/Waiter: Ken Cumberlidge
Mrs Brooks: Joanna MacKie
Roland: Simon Cuff
Doctor: Ian Thompson

: Music in Mind

This week and next,
Jack Brymer presents a mid-evening miscellany of words and music. Producer JANE BEVAN Stereo


Unknown: Jack Brymer
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Frank Topping Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

'The most important night of my life, as far as show business is concerned, took part in a working men's club.'
Like many entertainers
Tom Jones began his singing career in the clubs.
Glyn Worsnip celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Working Men's Club and Institute Union by doing the rounds.
Producer HARALD FUCHS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Harald Fuchs

: As It Looked Then

Reporting the Munich Crisis The last of three talks by Sir Geoffrey Cox recalling the events of 50 years ago when he was foreign correspondent in Austria and Czechoslovakia for the Daily Express. Peace in Our Time?
Sir Geoffrey remembers the flurry of diplomatic negotiation which eventually failed and led to German troops storming the Sudetenland. A matter of months later, Europe erupted into war.


Unknown: Geoffrey Cox
Producer: Nick Utechin

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

A series of 12 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 archive material, Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell of those times.
6: Count Your Blessings - 1950 Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: *am News

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