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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Present editor Allan Wright talks to his predecessors and recalls 60 years of agricultural broadcasting. BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Sue MacGregor
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Paris in spring - the ideal place for a short break. This year sees the 100th birthday celebrations for the Eiffel Tower, and the bicentennial of the French Revolution.
Bernard Falk and Chantal Cuer take a Parisian's view of the city, while Susan Marling takes a look at some hotels.
0 TRAVEL: page 108


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin Robert Elms Craig Charles and Victoria Mather. Additional material from ANDREW NICKOLDS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Jane Berthoud
Producers: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

A personal view by Peter Jenkins , Associate
Editor of The Independent. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

with Louise Botting. Producer


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Unknown: Frances MacDonald

: Beachcomber.... by the Way

starring and Another dip into the great J.B. MORTON 'S world of fat ladies and retired colonels.
This week: Moonlight on Mrs Parsons , newts in Lord Shortcake's trouser turn-ups, and the police - as ever - on Captain Foulenough's tail.
Plus Trousers over Africa, a thrilling colonial yarn. Adapted by MICHAEL BARFIELD


Unknown: J.B. Morton
Unknown: Mrs Parsons
Adapted By: Michael Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Announcer: Brian Perkins.
Producer: Harry Thompson
Beachcomber: Richard Ingrams
Prodnose: John Wells
a host of other characters.: Patricia Routledge
a host of other characters.: John Sessions

: News

: Any Questions?

Bishop Hugh Montefiore Joan Lestor , mp
Frederic Raphael , author and Christopher Bland , Chairman of LWT and Century Hutchinson.
From Churston, Devon. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on issues raised in Any Questions? Producers JOHN HOLMES and JANE BERTHOUD. BBCBristol
40 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Hugh Montefiore
Unknown: Joan Lestor
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Christopher Bland
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Jane Berthoud.

: Clouds

Cuba, 1970s.
"They're all the same these places ... guided tour of collective farms, national folk-dance company ... you go along with it for a couple of days then you put the boot in. Insist on seeing the jails. My name's Owen, by the way. I'm doing it for one of the colour mags."
Stereo (R)


Writer: Michael Frayn.
Director: Matthew Walters.
Owen: Dinsdale Landen
Mara: Morag Hood
Ed: Don Fellows
Angel: Paul Chapman
Hilberto: Arturo Venegas

: A Year of Dying Dangerously

Homicide is a focus of popular fascination. This series of five programmes explores the reality revealed by the 685 homicides committed in the United Kingdom in 1986. Hugh Prysor-Jones attempts to discover who is killing whom. 2: The Scene


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones

: Science Now

... at the Rutherford. Under a hill in Oxford scientists have built a machine which lets them examine the structure of liquids, magnets and superconductors.
Peter Evans joins them at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: Visiting Lives

Richard Holmes talks with biographer
Claire Tomalin about her work. Stereo


Talks: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Claire Tomalin

: A Breed Apart

Neil Walker and David Clayton visit Britain's animal sanctuaries. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
(First broadcast as 'The Local Network


Unknown: Neil Walker
Unknown: David Clayton

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by SCOTT CHERRY.
Producer CLIVE brill. Stereo


Directed By: Clive Brill
Directed By: Sally Avens
Producer: Clive Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Song at Twilight by NOEL COWARD .With and The comparative happiness that exists between Hugo and his wife Hilde is disturbed by the emergence from his past of an ex-mistress.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Noel Coward
Directed By: David Johnston
Hugo Latymer: Michael Denison
Hilde: Jill Bennett
Carlotta: Dulcie Gray
Felix: Sean Barrett

: Music in Mind

Presenter Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Eddie tieale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Tieale.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

In Search of Margaret Buckle
A slim volume of nature poems caught the eye of composer Ted Watson. The writing was full of strong visual images. He set some of them to music and then set out to find the author - with nothing to go on but her name, a map and a hunch. Nigel Forde retraced Ted's steps across the Yorkshire moors to discover the truth about this mysterious poet. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill
0 See David Gillard , left


Unknown: Ted Watson.
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: David Gillard

: The Cartoonists

Cartoonists give us the picture, but where do their funny ideas come from?
Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind five well-known signatures and discovers how seriously they take the art of humour.
2: Michael Heath
Producer JUDITH BUMPUS Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: Michael Heath
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Simon's Bug

The last of a four-part comedy drama by RICHARD QUICK Starring . and Simon is still listening to the bug fastened to his own phone. He has come to some conclusions about his wife, his children and his friends. Is he right?
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Quick
Producer: Paul Spencer.
Simon Webb: Hywel Bennett
Joanna Webb: Alison Steadman
Kate: Rosemary Leach
Michael Webb: Jon Glover
Kit: Jonathan Tafler
Rory: Ian Targett
Fern: Cathy Murphy
Tanya: Deborah Makepeace
Sally: Caroline Gruber
Wanda: Joanna MacKie
Norman: Donald Gee
Les Amis: Joe Dunlop

: The Million-Pound Radio Show

Since this programme is broadcast at the late hour of 11.30pm, the cast (Andy Hamilton , Nick Revell , Lesley Sharp and Jasper Jacob ) have invoked Equity ruling 35, clause C.
Namely: 'The cast shall refuse to continue performing should they at any point outnumber the listeners.' Producer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Jasper Jacob
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: Clocks go forward

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Clocking on - the BBC and BST through the years 26 March 2017

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