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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

visits Wiltshire to learn about crop and stock production on the open chalk land and about some of the waste-disposal problems around Swindon,
Europe's fastest-growing town. ProdUCPr ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Peoble Mill

: 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 Sue MacGregor ' Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.20* Letters
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: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

How are Europe's golfers faring at the half-way point of the US
PGA championship in Edmond, Oklahoma? Cliff Morgan has the overnight news from the course, as well as comment and interviews from the world of sport.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk. Every week a variety of sunshine and sand, mountains and lakes, short breaks at home and adventures abroad. Travel expert
Nigel Coombs joins Bernard to keep you in touch with the latest holiday problems and news.
For details of this week's items send sae to: '[address removed]


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

: Out of Order

A quiz about politics.
Team captains Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby, and Julian Critchley , Tory member for Aldershot, pit their political wits against each other in the game that proves a week to be a long time in politics. Their guests, in the last programme of the series, are Anthony Howard and Julia Langdon.
In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Julia Langdon.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: America - the Movie

Last of a reflected history in seven reels.
Hall of Mirrors
'It's the motion picture that shows us all - not only how we look and sound, but more important, how we feel. When it achieves its most noble intent, film reveals that people everywhere share common dreams and emotions.'
With the opinions of John Kobal and Brian Neave and the voices of OLIVER STONE
Script and narration by CHRISTOPHER FRAYUNG Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY and MARTIN HOLLISTER with DAVID HALL and MARVIN WARE Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: John Kobal
Unknown: Brian Neave
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Michael Cimino
Unknown: John Milius
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Walter Cronkite
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Christopher Frayung
Unknown: Martin Hollister
Unknown: David Hall
Directed By: John Powell.

: Talking Politics

James Naughtie joins Labour's Trade and Industry Spokesman, Bryan Gould , mp, at his home in London's Docklands to talk about his background, his interests and his life outside politics.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Bryan Gould

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Peter Robins

: A Small Country Living

with Jeanine McMullen
(Details on Monday at 10. 00am)


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Another round of the improvisation show with audience participation.
This week regulars Stephen Fry and John Sessions are joined by Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams as they are catapulted into a series of ad-lib games including,
Authors, Every Other Line and Improvising a Rap.
Chairman Clive Anderson tries vainly to control things. Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON and the producer DAN PATTERSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Nonny Williams
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

: Towards 2000 with the Radio 4 Generation

The Future of the Seven Deadly Sins 2: Pride
Twenty-seven per cent of the Radio 4 Generation think
Royalty should be abolished; 67 per cent believe riots in our cities will become more common. So what are they proud of? This programme, from the Third Eye Centre in Glasgow, asks what's wrong with being proud of yourself, your achievements or even your country? Is it really a sin?
Chairman John Humphrys


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Consuming Passions

Think of almost any of the key fashion hallmarks of the last ten years, and the label in the garment is likely to be that of Joseph. The quintessential designer of the 80s gives a rare glimpse into his life and work when he joins Sarah Dunant this week.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: The Best of Morning Story

American Dreamer Written and read by Harry Towb
BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Read By: Harry Towb
Producer: Chris Spurr

: The Hallelujah Blues

Following riots in Brixton, Roy Sheppard , a black journalist for a left-wing paper, is sent up to Birmingham to do an in-depth piece on Handsworth.
Every lead takes him to the Black African Peoples'
Foundation. What is their role in the disturbances, and what are their plans for Roy?
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Tony Dennis
Unknown: Roy Sheppard
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Roy Sheppard: Hugh Quarshie
Jeff: Okon Jones

: Science Now

Peter Evans seeks answers to some of your questions with the help of Dr Steve Jones Dr Peter Moore and Professor John Taylor Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Dr Steve Jones
Unknown: Dr Peter Moore
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Options

4.30 Prefaces to Shakespeare Fifth of six programmes. ANNA CALDER-MARSHALL presents a personal view of The Winter's Tale. 'It's got an extreme hope in it, a centre of belief which opposes all the crazy, dangerous feelings ofLeontes.' (R) (e)
5.00 Cancer Check An eight-part series
7: 'The grass is greener, the air is fresher, my whole life has changed.' Eighteen months after he finished treatment for lung cancer, Peter ran a marathon. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the path to combating cancer. (e)
5.30 Language Extra An occasional series on language. FRANCIS HALLAWELL goes into the language of advertising and takes a look at two languages - Turkish and Somali - that have changed their writing system this century. Producers NICOLE CHURCH and ALAN WILDING (R)revised(e)


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Francis Hallawell
Unknown: Alan Wilding

: Prophets Returned: 1: Honey from a Weed

The first of four conversations in which Derek Cooper hears from people whose theories about food were ahead of their time.
Derek Cooper visits Patience Gray in the Apulian wilderness to listen to the significant thoughts of 'a natural anarchist'.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Guest: Patience Gray
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Week Ending

with David Tate and Bill Wallis


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallis

: News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Travel Broadens the What? by MARK POWER
Directed by A.J. QUINN. Stereo


Directed By: A.J. Quinn.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is Ken Russell.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ken Russell.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

More Work for the Undertaker by MARGERY ALLINGHAM dramatised by MARGARET ETALL
The Palinode family are relics of a gracious past, and not the sort to get themselves poisoned. But this is what seems to be beginning to happen, and Campion decides it is time to look into the matter....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Margery Allingham
Dramatised By: Margaret Etall
Directed By: Brian Miller
Albert Campion: Francis Matthews
Lugg: Geoffrey Matthews
Jas Bowels: George Parsons
Charlie Luke: Tim Meats
Renee Roper: Jennifer Piercey
Clarence/Capt Seton: Howard Goorney
Henry James/Glossop: Phillip Mankum
Evadne/Housekeeper: Sheila Grant
Lawrence/Dice: Manning Wilson
Jessica: Rachel Gurney
Rowley/Congreve: Stuart Organ
Dr Smith/Yeo: Paul Nicholson
Voice: James Goode

: Music in Mind

Peter Barkworth dips into his first and favourite records. Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

Led by Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Semper.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Watching You, Watching Me
Who watches the most intently when a model sits for a sculptor? What's it like to sit and be scrutinised for hours on end, to see yourself as never before ... from all angles?
How does the artist inject that vital sense of character when modelling a complete stranger? Chris Serle looks through the eyes of portrait sculptor
Sheila Mitchell to probe the personalities of Sebastian Coe ,
Sir George Evans , who designed Concorde, the author
Ian Anstruther , conductor Arthur Davison , and former surgeon to the Queen, Sir Edward TuckweU. Through their eyes he also learns about the sensitivities of the artist.
Producer ALEX FRASER BBC Pebble Mill
0 HEAR THIS! page 14 and INFO: page 78


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Sir George Evans
Conductor: Ian Anstruther
Conductor: Arthur Davison
Unknown: Sir Edward Tuckweu.
Producer: Alex Fraser

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

A series of 12 programmes.
Conceived in Sweden, bom 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.
10: Chianti Bottles and Flying Saucers - 1954
Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE (First broadcast on Radio 2)


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

: *amNews

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