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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day with

Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: Fr John McCullagh.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

Summer on the Rec In Stephen Dixon 's poignant story, the boastful rough and tumble boys are suddenly confronted one lazy summer afternoon with a girl's tears and the harsh realities of growing up. Read by John Graham Davies.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Dixon
Read By: John Graham Davies.
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King
(Hanover, BBC HB 471); Mark 12, w 38-44; The Greatness of the Small (Kendal); Take My Life and Let It Be (Nottingham). Director of Music
Barry Rose. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Rose.

: Go Down in Legend

Every child looks forward to that first trip abroad. When Michael Rosen escorted pupils from an East London school to
Paris - they met their first Europeans, spoke their first French, and performed a multi-cultural festival celebrating modern myths and fables. Reporter Jill Burridge. Producer Cathie Mahony Stereo


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Reporter: Jill Burridge.
Producer: Cathie Mahony

: The Parts

Sniffing out trouble at a sewage works, keeping thieves out of cars, and celebrating the golden anniversary of a leap forward in flight technology.
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower.
0 FACTSHEET No 20: send large sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.

: Back to Square One

The quiz game that delves into the origins of well-known phrases and expressions.
Chairman: Chris Serle.
Panellists: Leslie Thomas , Sheila Steafel , Jeremy Hardy and Sid Waddell.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sid Waddell.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The nun, the lesbian and the priceless antique - Libby Spurrier looks at the latest crazes in dolls. Serial: The Franchise Affair (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Libby Spurrier

: Gordon Bennett!

Bennett and Stanley Gordon Bennett Junior was every bit as outrageous as his press magnate father.
Displeased with the service, he once bought an hotel and made a gift of it to a waiter. It was he who commissioned
Stanley to go in search of Livingstone. But as San Cassimally shows in the second of two programmes, the story did not end there ...
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Unknown: Bennett Junior
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Gordon Bennett: Ed Bishop
JC Clarke: Frank Grimes
Seilhamer: Ronald Herdman
Mr Stanley: Colin Stinton
Mr Stanhope: Nigel Carrington
Alice: Emma Gregory
Agnes: Candida Beveridge
Dorothy: Auriol Smith
Mr McGahan: David Bannerman
Queen Victoria: Maxine Audley
Albert: Brett Usher

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen meets the poet John Agard. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: John Agard.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: A Secular Ceremony

As society becomes progressively non-religious, Chris Dunkley examines the secular alternative to divine rites, in three programmes.
1: The Funeral
'The old vocabulary is worn out. No one wants to hear about sin and judgment....'
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley on the new films of the week including Robin Hood , the first of two to be released; and Nigel Andrews reports from the Cannes Film Festival.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1991


: News

: The Archers

A confrontation over dinner at Home Farm seems inevitable.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Literature Is My Mistress, Medicine My Wife

Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays. The last of seven programmes.
Champagne and Oysters 'He took the glass, turned to me, and with his wonderful smile said, "It's a long time since I drank champagne".'
(Olga Knipper ) Reader John Rowe.
With Nicholas Farrell ,
David King , John Moffatt and Simon Treves.
Director Rosemary Hart Stereo


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Reader: Olga Knipper
Reader: John Rowe.
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: David King
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Simon Treves.
Director: Rosemary Hart
Chekhov: David Suchet
Olga Knipper: Janet Suzman
Maria Chekhov: Anna Massey
Stanislavsky: Charles Kay
Danchenko: Geoffrey Whitehead
Maxim Gorky.: Geoffrey Collins
Svetlovidov: John Baddeley

: Fine Tuning

The tensions, the triumphs and the talcum powder. Piano tuner
George Jacques talks to
Chris Stuart about the quirks of his unusual career.
Producer Hilary Jones


Talks: George Jacques
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Hilary Jones

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson. Part 8.


Unknown: Ethel Wilson.

: Germany Calling: 1: War in the Ether

Two programmes in which Denys Blakeway unravels the myth from the reality of German propaganda broadcasting to Britain during the Second World War.

Did Lord Haw-Haw really say the town clock in Eastbourne was five minutes slow? Did he actually tell the people of Manchester to 'take your last look at Stretford Road' the day before the Luftwaffe bombed it?


Presenter: Denys Blakeway

: News

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