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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Contrasting the glossy side of agriculture, as seen at the Royal Smithfield
Show, with man's efforts to keep starvation at bay in parts of the Third World. Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev
Vincent Nichols
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: News

: Sport on 4

with Bryon Butler. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Bryon Butler.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Presented by Bill Oddie. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of John Walters , Emma Freud and Arthur Smith.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Riddell , Political Editor of The Times.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, with Willie Rushton , Paul Merton ,
Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Piano: Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Piano: Barry Cryer.
Piano: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Panel: David Marquand , Professor of Politics at Sheffield University; Sheila McKechnie ,
Director of Shelter; Donald Dewar MP, Shadow
Social Security Secretary; and Michael Spicer MP. From Kirkby Lonsdale , Cumbria. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: David Marquand
Unknown: Sheila McKechnie
Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Michael Spicer
Unknown: Kirkby Lonsdale
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas
.LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Saturday Playhouse

The Rector's Daughter A dramatisation by Simon Gray of the novel by F M Mayor.
With Julie Covington as Mary Jocelyn ,
Bernard Hepton as Canon Jocelyn and James Laurenson as Robert Herbert.
Mary Jocelyn lived her life caring for others, and in particular for her widowed father. But she cried out for something more, and even those close to her were surprised by the depth of her emotions.
With David Learner. Matthew Morgan. Alison Reid and Theresa Streatfeild Pianist Mary Nash
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Julie Covington
Unknown: Mary Jocelyn
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: James Laurenson
Unknown: Robert Herbert.
Unknown: Mary Jocelyn
Unknown: David Learner.
Unknown: Matthew Morgan.
Unknown: Alison Reid
Pianist: Mary Nash
Director: Jane Morgan.
Kalhy Herbert: Sophie Thompson
Dora: Jane Whittenshaw
Ruth: Siriol Jenkins
Lady Meryton: Joanna Wake
Clmtdia: Kate Binchy
Mrs Herbert: Gudrun Ure
Usbia: Melinda Walker
Captain Stokes: Keith Drinkel

: Age to Age

As the European heads of state prepare to meet in Edinburgh,
Christopher Cook travels to the Scottish capital to recall George IV's controversial visit in 1822, discusses the Act of Union between England and Scotland, and remembers the architect Robert Adam , whose work adorns the city. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Robert Adam
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Fifty years ago a team of scientists in Chicago created the chain reaction which started the development of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Peter Evans reports from a conference held last week to mark the anniversary.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Costing the Earth

with Roger Harrabin.
From the Cornish home of James Lovelock , the former space scientist, inventor of the microwave and creator of the Gaia theory.
Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.
Unknown: James Lovelock
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson presents a rough guide to manhood for the uninitiated.
Tony Sewell from The Voice newspaper delves into black male identity and encounters the Funky Dread, the Ragamuffin, the Homeboy and black Essex man complete with car phone and traditional
Conservative values - the Buppie.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Tony Sewell
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope

Helena of Clwyd
North Wales's leading theatre has recently appointed a new Artistic Director.... and she is
Polish. Will Helena Kaot
Howson lead
Theatr Clwyd into the parts of Europe that John Major only dreams about? Paul Allen investigates.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Helena Kaot
Unknown: Theatr Clwyd
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Classic Serial

The Wrong Box
The first of two stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. A comedy of misunderstandings in which a stubborn corpse refuses to take it lying down.
Dramatised by Ron Butlin
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Stories By: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised By: Ron Butlin
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Morns: Finlay Welsh
Michael: Keith Drinkel
Julia: Lyndsay Maples
Uncle Joseph: Neville Barber
Gideon: Forbes Masson
Pitman: John Ramage
Masterman: Martin Heller
Ocrk: Steven McNicoll
Doctor: Ian Sexon

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Yve Newbold , company secretary of Hanson pic.


Unknown: Yve Newbold

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten To Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by the Rev Leslie Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter share the questions on an issue designed to provoke and stimulate.
Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Worlds Apart

Anais Jamgotchian talks to Ray Brown about her childhood memories of Greece.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

on the subject of music for the dance, with ballet conductor Barry Wordsworth and repetiteur Philip Gammon. Stereo


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Repetiteur: Philip Gammon.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 4 December.
There are bad times for some as Noel Coward reviews his relationship with the Inland Revenue in 1955, but better times for others - traveller
Freya Stark is blissful in Arabia in 1937, painter
Benjamin Robert Haydon is ecstatic on his wedding day in 1821, and in 1942 writer Denton Welch has a nostalgic wallow about his old school.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Freya Stark
Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Unknown: Denton Welch

: News

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