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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

from the Royal Smithfield Show in London. Presented by the producer, Tim Finney.


Producer: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Andrew Marr.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Andrew Marr.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
Producer Andy Gillies


Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce
Producer Sara Jane Hall
46 WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet No 50, enclosing sae
0 FACTLINE: [number removed]


Presented By: Ken Bruce
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , live guests and the likes of Arthur Smith , Robert Elms and Victoria Mather. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Victoria Mather.

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins , Associate Editor of The Independent. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Max Easterman Editor Jolyon Monson


Presented By: Max Easterman
Editor: Jolyon Monson

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

In the chair
Humphrey Lyttelton.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Willie Rushton ,
Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Pianist Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Pianist: Graeme Garden.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Dr Marjorie Mowlam , MP, A N Wilson and Sir Brian Wolfson.
From Norwich. Chairman 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 Lucy Cacanas
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Sir Brian Wolfson.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

Campion's Brag The exiled Jesuit, Edmund Campion , returns to England to rally demoralised Catholics, sure that when he is caught he will be executed. But for Elizabeth I, such a martyrdom would be an embarrassment: she intends to marry the Duke of Anjou, a French Catholic ...
Written by Michael Toner.
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Unknown: Edmund Campion
Written By: Michael Toner.
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Edmund Campion: Nicholas Farrell
Eliot: Steve Hodson
Ralph Emerson: Angus Wright
Elizabeth I: Maxine Audley
Lord Burghley: Brett Usher
Earl of Leicester: Timothy Bateson
George Gilbert: Ian Lindsay
Fr Parsons/Mr Nowell: James Greene
Mrs Yate: Elizabeth Kelly
Sir Christopher Wray: Michael Turner
Mr Anderson: Nigel Carrington
Whitaker,: Timothy Carlton
Fettiplace: John Joyce

: A Year in Paris on £100

In 1910 Dorothy Foster went to France to continue her art studies. Her nephew David Foster selects extracts from her letters home. With Jane Slavin as Dorothy.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Dorothy Foster
Unknown: David Foster
Unknown: Jane Slavin

: Grand Tour

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people.
4: The writer, historian and television presenter Michael Ignatieff takes you to Moscow, one of his favourite cities.
A particularly moving experience was visiting the city in recent years with his émigré father. Producer Martin Buckley


Presenter: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Science Now

Too Much of a Good Thing
The ability to collect data has outstripped what people can do with it.
Is brute-force computing power the answer, or is it time to get smart with artificial intelligence? With Peter Evans
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Staying On In the Rhodesias

The first of three interviews by Lynn Ten Kate with men who chose to 'stay on' after
Rhodesian independence. 1: Joe Sussman.
The first memory of 'Zambezi Joe' is the roar of the Victoria Falls.
He tells his stories of life on the river. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Lynn Ten
Unknown: Joe Sussman.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Week Ending


: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Director: Tracey Neale.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

John Galsworthy's saga dramatised in 23 episodes, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
11: What price happiness? Does love enable or destroy? Victorine, Tony, Michael and Wilfred count the cost - Fleur speculates and dreams.
Episode dramatised by Elspeth Sandys
Director Sue Wilson.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Director: Sue Wilson.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Soames: Alan Howard
Fleur: Amanda Redman
Michael: Gary Bond
Sir Lawrence Mont: Paul Daneman
Wilfred Desert: Philip Sully
Jon Forsyte: Gary Cady
Victorine Bicket: Sue Broomfield
Tony Bicket: Stephen Garlick
Aubrey Green: John Bull
Holly: Elizabeth Mansfield
Elderson: Donald Gee
Butterfield: Nicholas Gilbrook
Sir Luke Sharman: John Moffatt
Stack: Danny Schiller

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Adam Faith.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev
Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Open Mind

Hugo Young chairs the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Pen to Paper

Eight anthologies of new writing.
This week's programme is mainly on the subject of marriage.
Writers Patricia Bishop , Jenny Naden ,
Anne Harvey , Peter Comaish , Joan Stewart , Michael Laskey , Jill Clark ,
Pat Amick , Emma Gleadall , Jean Fernee , Penny
Grimley, Suzanne E Cox. Readers Eileen O'Brien , Martin Wenner and Susan Tracy. Producer Alfred Bradley Stereo


Unknown: Patricia Bishop
Unknown: Jenny Naden
Unknown: Anne Harvey
Unknown: Peter Comaish
Unknown: Joan Stewart
Unknown: Michael Laskey
Unknown: Jill Clark
Unknown: Pat Amick
Unknown: Emma Gleadall
Unknown: Jean Fernee
Readers: Eileen O'Brien
Readers: Martin Wenner
Readers: Susan Tracy.
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with singers Marilyn Hill Smith and Nigel Douglas. Stereo


Singers: Marilyn Hill
Unknown: Nigel Douglas.

: The Shiver Show

The final programme of comedy sketches on a spooky theme. Featuring Morwenna
Banks, Sylvester McCoy and Geoff McGivern.
Producer Paul Spencer. Stereo


Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Geoff McGivern.
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

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