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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Jimmy Morrison. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jimmy Morrison.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Bob Shennan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Bob Shennan

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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No 3 enclosing sae


Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Beachcomber ...by the Way

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,
Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.
Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo 0 CASSETTE: Beachcomber ... by the Way. from retailers


Unknown: J B Morton.
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: Families and How to Survive Them

Six programmes with John Cleese and his former psychiatrist Dr Robin Skynner.
3: Mothering and Paranoia Producers Jonathan James-Moore and Rachel Yorke. Stereo


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner.
Producers: Jonathan James-Moore
Producers: Rachel Yorke.

: The Week In Westminster

with Robin Oakley. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The First Bond of Society
From rural Catholic Ireland to swinging secular Prague, how is the institution of marriage faring today in Europe? And the issue of mixed marriages in a Europe where love is no longer hindered by frontiers. Editor Jolyon Monson


Editor: Jolyon Monson

: Money Box Moneycheck

Today Heather Payton and personal finance experts Chris Gilchrist and Philip Hardman are at the Metro Centre in Gateshead.
Producers Neil Koenig and Andrew Wood. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Chris Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Andrew Wood.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

with Willie Rushton , Bill
Tidy, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. In the chair: Humphrey Lyttelton. Piano Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Moral Maze

A series of six programmes in which Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Stereo and at 2.00pm
The Moral Maze [number removed]
Call Michael Buerk with your views on the issues raised in The Moral Maze. Producers David Coomes and Ernest Rea
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Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producers: David Coomes

: Saturday Playhouse

Scattering Day
Two young Irish singers meet: Aidan is part of the folk-rock revival and Joe is a traditional singer from Sligo. There's friendship and respect, until their careers and affections diverge. Written by Patrick Carroll.
Guitarist Alan Cooke.
Music Arty McGlynn, Cathal Hayden and Donna Hewson. Director Pam Brighton


Written By: Patrick Carroll.
Guitarist: Alan Cooke.
Unknown: Cathal Hayden
Unknown: Donna Hewson.
Director: Pam Brighton
Aidan: Adrian Dunbar
Joe: John Keegan
Maurice: Tony Doyle
Nandy: Gerard McSorley
Patsey: Sean Rocks
Annie: Jane Whittenshaw
Colin: Eric Allen
Davidge: Alan Barker
Dr Booth: David Bannerman
Megan: Joanna Myers
The Compere: Richard Pearce

: Musician at Large

The final programme with Steve Race.
5: The Night Is Filled with Questions


Unknown: Steve Race.

: Science Now

with Anna Grayson.
Richard Owen first used the word 'dinosaur' 150 years ago this week. To celebrate the anniversary, Anna Grayson explores current ideas on the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Anna Grayson.
Unknown: Richard Owen
Unknown: Anna Grayson
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Professor Robert Winston , Professor of Fertility Studies at London University.


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston

: Little Blighty on the Down

The fourth of five visits to the worryingly familiar village of Little Blighty. With John Baddeley ,
Bernadine Corrigan ,
Jo Kendall and Daniel Strauss.


Unknown: Little Blighty.
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Daniel Strauss.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.
Producer Robert Robinson


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Robert Robinson

: Classic Serial

The second of four tales of love and death by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Misadventures of John Nicholson
An accident-prone young lawyer manages to lose his sweetheart's love and his father's blessing, all in one disastrous day.
Dramatised by Ron Butlin
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Unknown: John Nicholson
Dramatised By: Ron Butlin
Director: Patrick Rayner.
John: John McGlynn
Father: Michael Elder
Flora: Patricia Ross
Alan: Allan Sharpe
Driver: James Bryce
Mackenzie: Iain Agnew
Maid: Estrid Barton
Kirkman: John Ramage

: Kaleidoscope

'There She Blows!': the Legacy of Moby Dick
A hundred and forty years ago Herman Melville told the story of Captain
Ahab's search for Moby Dick , the great white whale. Fraser Harrison explores the origins of the story, and the contemporary image of the whale described by poets, musicians and artists, as the whalers' harpoons continue to hit their huge and vulnerable target. With Kerry Shale reading from Moby Dick. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Herman Melville
Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Unknown: Moby Dick.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies selected by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz

Stefan Buczacki questions two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting. This week's guests are Pam Ayres ,
Bernard Bresslaw , Michael Heseltine and Nicola Pagett.


Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting.
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Nicola Pagett.

: To Be a Bumpkin

The second of four programmes in which
Les Woodland explores the lives of some of the key characters in the Fens. This week: class crisis as the Hon
Mrs Muncaster-Pyke plays opposite Ernie the Carrot Emperor in the Skilthorpe Hill pantomime.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Mrs Muncaster-Pyke
Unknown: Skilthorpe Hill
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The Tingle Factor

Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. This week:
Ronald Harwood


Talks: Robin Ray
Unknown: Ronald Harwood

: The Million Pound Radio Show

The return of the comedy series presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.
With Felicity Montagu and Jasper Jacob.
Producer Paul Mayhew. Archer


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell.
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Jasper Jacob.
Producer: Paul Mayhew.

: News

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