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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

The first product of biotechnology has had a frosty reception.
Yet scientists say the new technology could herald a new golden age for farmers. The Farming Week investigates.
Reporter Graham Harvey. Producer TIM FINNEY BBC Pebble Mill


Reporter: Graham Harvey.
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum


Unknown: James Whitboum

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan is in Cardiff, where the All Blacks play the first match of their tour of Wales and Ireland. Producer GRAEME DAVIES


Producer: Graeme Davies

: Breakaway

Presenter Bernard Falk with Nigel Coombs.


Presenter: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and John Walters.
Additional material from ANDREW NICKOLDS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: John Walters.
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Janet Lee
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: Conference Special

The Conservatives Michael Elliot looks back at the debates and personalities in Blackpool. Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Unknown: Michael Elliot
Producer: Sallie Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: David Stevenson

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Producer


Presenter: Louise Botting
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The programme that brings the modern computerised world of news and news making into your living-room.
On line and on the button, team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren. With his finger stuck firmly in the socket, chairman Barry Took.
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON
(eventually) and the producer HARRY THOMPSON


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

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Kenneth Baker , mp Gordon Brown , mp
Menzies Campbell , qc, mp Sara Parkin.
Chair Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers ANNA CARRAGHER and CHRIS BURNS
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Menzies Campbell
Unknown: Sara Parkin.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Burns

: Blues In A Flat

by BILL MORRISON. With and Helen's desertion of Tom has nothing to do with marital cliches: 'it's not about who slept with who, who cheated who.'
The real reason is much more frightening.
Directed by PENNY GOLD


Unknown: Bill Morrison.
Directed By: Penny Gold
Helen: Polly James
Tom: Scan Barrett

: A Nautical History of Music

William Scanlan Murphy , naval historian and composer, finds himself in good company as a musician captivated by the sea.
BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: William Scanlan Murphy

: Age to Age

Barry Cunliffe presents the programme where the past speaks to the present. Included this week: 1989 might well be dubbed the Year of the Greens, but history shows that such ideas are nothing new. Bob Waller investigates the colourful - and often controversial - inheritance of the modem Greens.
Researcher felicity GOODALL Producers KATE MCALL and JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Bob Waller
Producers: Kate McAll
Producers: John Knight.

: Options

4.30 Staying on Course Eight study-breaks. 3: Assertiveness Cindy Selby talks her way on to a course in Nottingham.
4.50 Education Comment Beverly Anderson discusses science education with Colin Blakemore.
5.00 Applying the Micro A series of four programmes. 1: Computers Everywhere! Dilly Barlow and Nigel Forde investigate mice, wimps and computer mating at the zoo. Producer cljve wiluamson Stereo (R)
5.30 Franc-Parler Le jeu radiophonique pour ceux qui veulent apprendre a mieux communiquer en francais. Presente par Corinne Baudelot et Gregolre Caret 1: Vacances Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT Réalisé par MICK WEBB (R) ('Options' may be recorded for educational use)


Talks: Cindy Selby
Unknown: Colin Blakemore.
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Mick Webb

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Black sheep

In the last of three conversations, Jenny Cuffe talks to Ieuan Thomas , a miner from Llanelli. During the strike of 1984, he decided to face abuse from his colleagues and community and to carry on working.


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Ieuan Thomas

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis David Tate , Sally Grace


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by CHRISTOPHER REASON Produced and directed by CUVE BRILL . Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Reason
Directed By: Cuve Brill

: Ad Lib

What are people talking about in pubs, clubs and drawing-rooms or at high tables?
Robert Robinson takes soundings of the conversations.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Personal Luggage by CHRIS DENYS.
A family gather in their new home. It's to be a fresh start for them all. And then, on the first morning, they're joined by an apparition ... and he's angry.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Chris Denys.
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Victor: John Shrapnel
Janet: Fiona Walker
Tom: Nigel Carrington
Lucy: Lisa Bowerman
Mrs Wilberforce: Lorraine Peters
Ghost: Jack Watson
Vicar: Smon Carter
Nurse: Judy Holt

: Music In Mind

Brian Kay presents a selection of the world's best-loved melodies.
Producer SARAH DEVONALD Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Ten to Ten

led by The Very Rev John Simpson Stereo


Unknown: John Simpson

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Scarlett Dark Horse Clark Gable was Rhett Butler , Leslie Howard virtually owned the part of Ashley, but who would claim the prize of Scarlett O'Hara. ..?
Geoffrey M. Matthews describes Hollywood's greatest steeplechase and how Gone with the Wind eventually staggered on to the screen 50 years ago. Starring Olivia de Havilland, Ann
Rutherford, Evelyn Keyes and the technicians who helped make David
0. Selzmck's masterpiece. Producer SIMON ELMES (R)


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Rhett Butler
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Scarlett O'Hara.
Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Father, Dear Father

by DENIS CONSTANDUROS. A childhood memoir abridged in eight episodes and read by Benjamin Whitrow.
1: Barouche! Barouche! Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Constanduros.
Read By: Benjamin Whitrow.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: Lenin of the Rovers

An eight-part adventure of a communist football club starring Alexei Sayle. 2:
Felcherama Ricky Lenin decides to take a leaf out of his illustrious ancestor's book and put a brake on out-and-out communism.
Written by MARCUS BERKMANN and the producer
0 See feature, page 4


Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Unknown: Felcherama Ricky Lenin
Written By: Marcus Berkmann
Unknown: Harry Thompson.
Ricky Lenin: Alexei Sayle
Terry Trotsky: Keith Allen
Stevie Stalin: Andrew McLean
Frank Lee Brian: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Colonel: Ballard Berkeley
Des Frankly: Tony Allen
Announcer: John Witty

: Arnold Brown and Company

Satirical comment on society.
With Arnold Brown.
Chris Campbell , David Charles , Emma Clarke and Judy Hawkins.
Producer PAUL Z. JACKSON Stereo


Unknown: Arnold Brown.
Unknown: Chris Campbell
Unknown: David Charles
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Judy Hawkins.
Written By: Arnold Brown.
Written By: Peter Kerry
Producer: Paul Z. Jackson

: News

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