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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitboum.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall
•WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet
No 26. enclosing sae


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Arthur Smith , Annabel Giles and Victoria Mather.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Kawnsley of The Guardian.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Kawnsley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. Is the Gabcikovo/
Nagymaros dam on the Danube destined to be an embarrassing environmental monument to eastern European communism?
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Last of the series, with Humphrey Lyttelton , Willie Rushton ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Piano: Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Piano: Barry Cryer.
Piano: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Brierley 1 lill, West Midlands. The panel: Sir John Harvey Jones , industrialist; Ann Taylor MP, Shadow Spokeswoman on Environmental
Elizabeth Symons , Association of First Division Civil
Servants; and Rt Hon David Howell MP. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Ann Taylor
Unknown: Elizabeth Symons
Unknown: David Howell
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Your opportunity to give your views on this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

Walk or Die
Burma 1942. The Japanese were 20 miles away.
Thousands tried to escape through the jungle, over the mountains to India. David Gooderson's play draws upon the experience of survivors of this 250 mile trek.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Director: Richard Wortley.
Major Crowther RAMC: Michael Kitchen
Captain Banks: Mark Straker
Brigadier Wyatt: David King
Captain Lewis: Trevor Cooper
Corporal Wills: Nicholas Murchie
Sergeant Bilson: David Goodland
Colonel Dass: Renu Setna
Lieutenant Hunter: Matthew Morgan
Clive Popplewell: Paul Downing
Sunny: Bhasker
Neil West: David Learner
Ian McHugh: Gordon Reid
Rev Windrush: Eric Allan
Private Jones: Keith Drinkel
Sister: Kate Binchy
Colonel from GHQ: Terence Edmond
Staff officer: Jonathan Adams
RAF mechanic: Jonathan Tafler
Young Englishwoman: Alison Reid
Indian woman: Melinda Walker

: A Matter of Conscience

Second of two programmes. Conscientious objectors in the Second World War. Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Science Now

Peter Evans investigates an aquarium containing some of the world's strangest organisms housed in a giant refridgerator outside Cambridge.
Producer Ruth Linton


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Ruth Linton

: A Year in Harness

A year in the life of Paul Heiney 's traditional Suffolk farm.
4: May.
Shearing the flock with Derek; packing up the farm to go to the Dorchester sheep sales; picking up tips from the master shepherds. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: After the Party

Evgeniy Sherr and his son Sergei offer their views on the changes sweeping Russia. Reporter Carole Rosen. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Evgeniy Sherr
Reporter: Carole Rosen.
Producer: John Watkins

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

Slaves to the Rhythm Tony Palmer goes behind the vocal track to investigate the world of backing musicians. Contributors include
Richard Niles ,
Pino Palladino , Trevor Horn and Mitch Dalton.
Producer Philip Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Pino Palladino
Unknown: Trevor Horn
Unknown: Mitch Dalton.
Producer: Philip Jordan.

: Classic Serial

Still Life
A four-part dramatisation of A S Byatt's novels The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life by John Harvey. 3: A Simple Ritual.
Stephanie gives up teaching in anticipation of the birth of her first child. Her sister
Frederica's horizons, however, are expanding. Narrator Sheila Hancock.
Music: Mary Nash
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Unknown: John Harvey.
Narrator: Sheila Hancock.
Music: Mary Nash
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Young Frederica: Caroline Harker
Stephanie: Emma Fielding
Marcus: Richard Pearce
Bill Potter: Brett Usher
Winifred Potter: Anna Cropper
Daniel Orton: Neil Dudgeon
Mrs Orton: Freda Dowie
Alexander: Andrew Wincott
Edmund Wilkie: Jonathan Tafler
Gideon Farrar: Keith Drinkel
Clemency Farrar: Ann Windsor

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 4: Robertson Davies


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: Robertson Davies

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Open Mind

Multi-national corporations - new saviours of the Third
World? A discussion chaired by Peter Riddell. Producer Anne Sloman. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Anne Sloman.

: Life with Lederer

Helen Lederer tackles the recession.
With Christopher Campbell , Malcolm Raebum , Victoria Finney and Sandra Maitland.
Producer Paul Z Jackson


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: Malcolm Raebum
Unknown: Victoria Finney
Unknown: Sandra Maitland.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with lutenist
Robert Spencer and lute-maker Michael Lowe.


Unknown: Robert Spencer
Unknown: Michael Lowe.

: First Love

A series of romances.
Alison Al Hunter 's play describes the first fumbling attempts at sex by two teenagers, too ashamed to admit their feelings and their lack of experience.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Alison Al Hunter
Director: Jane Morgan.
Terry: Kevin Whately
Alison: Rosie Rowell
Danny: Stephen Tompkinson
Pete: Dale Rapley
Gary: Ben Onwukwe
Julie: Susan Sheridan

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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