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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston considers the work of three men who influenced modem British agriculture: Harry Ferguson ,
George Stapledon and Tom Williams.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Harry Ferguson
Unknown: George Stapledon
Unknown: Tom Williams.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: 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 Rt Rev Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Liz Kershaw and Simon Parkes in a romantic mood as they look at the wedding business. Barbara Cartland gives advice on what makes the perfect day and the ideal honeymoon.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. Stereo •WRITE TO: Breakaway. BBC. London W12 7RJ for fact sheet no 52


Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with a selection of the year's least worst moments.
Producer Will Saunders. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Out of Order Christmas Special

Patrick Hannan chairs a seasonal edition of the light-hearted political quiz, with team captains Julian Critchley MP and Austin Mitchell MP and guests from the world of politics. Producer Louise Coats. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Producer: Louise Coats.

: Europhile

A celebration of the traditions, songs and meanings of Christmas across the continent. Editor Anna Carragher


Editor: Anna Carragher

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Christmas Special

Join Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor for a stockingful of silly games and pointless revelry. Chairman is
Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell is on the organ. Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


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

: The News Quiz of the Year

with Barry Took , Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests.
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: Our Next Question Please?

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back on the events of 1992 as reflected in Any Questions?.
Producers Nick Utechin and Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Ruth Gardiner

: The Rabbit's Tale

Neil Walker tells the story of how the wild rabbit was introduced into Britain centuries ago, the industries it created and the love-hate relationship it inspired among the people who shared its land.
Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Walker
Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Saturday Playhouse

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
P D James's first novel to feature her female detective Cordelia Gray.
An eminent scientist hires her to discover why his son committed suicide.
Dramatised by Neville Teller Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Cordelia Gray.
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Director: Matthew Walters
Cordelia: Judi Bowker
Miss Leaming: Anna Massey
Sir Ronald: Robert Lang
Inspector/Berne: Michael Turner
Coroner: James Greene
Eleanor Markland: Maxine Audley
Mrs Markland/Mrs Gladwyn: Elizabeth Kelly
Major Markland/Benskin: Ian Lindsay
Miss Sparshott: Jenny Howe
Sgt Marshall: Nigel Carrington
Horsfall: Brett Usher
Hugo: Andrew Branch
Sophie: Joanna Myers
Isabelle: Edita Brychta
Nanny Pilbeam: Barbara Atkinson
Bottley/Commissioner: Timothy Bateson
Dalgliesh: Timothy Carlton
Davie: David Bannerman

: Cliff's Country Christmas

Cliff Michelmore goes in search of the folklore of the holly tree, ivy and mistletoe. He also samples the fruits of farm labour through the poems of James Crowden.
Producer Irene Mallis. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: James Crowden.
Producer: Irene Mallis.

: With Great Pleasure

It's Like the Apple Tree Sir William Golding and Peter Orr present poetry and prose reflecting man's progress from the cradle to the grave, including an extract from Golding's novel The Spire.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Sir William Golding
Unknown: Peter Orr
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Year Ending


: Yes, Just a Pint Minister

During the First World War the British Army complained of a shortage of artillery shells and blamed the drunkenness of cordite workers back home.
So the British government took over the pubs near the cordite works to stop excessive drinking. The principal area was around Carlisle where the state control lasted over 50 years. Eric Robson tells the story. Readers
Peter Wheeler and Ann Rye.
Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Robson
Readers: Peter Wheeler
Readers: Ann Rye.
Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Kaleidoscope

Bryan Robertson talks to the sculptor Elisabeth Frink in her studio.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo


Talks: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Elisabeth Frink
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Christmas Spirits

3: After Supper Ghost Stories by Jerome K Jerome.
Christmas Eve 1891. In Laburnum Grove, Tooting, Aunt Maria's lobsters are not the only frights on the menu.
With Neil Brand on the pianoforte.
Adapted by Paul Wetherby
Director David Blount. Stereo


Stories By: Jerome K Jerome
Pianist: Neil Brand
Adapted By: Paul Wetherby
Director: David Blount
Narrator: Dinsdale Landen
Uncle John: Geoffrey Matthews
Aunt Maria: Linda Polan
Mr Coombes: Roger Hammond
Teddy Biffles: Jonathan Tafler
Mr Scrubbles: David Holt
Ghost of a Sinful Man: John Baddeley
Constable: Philip Anthony

: Fighting for Father Christmas

Greenland and Finland are locked in a battle to give Father Christmas a home.
Which country will win? Tim Bowler finds out.
Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 33


Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to
Christopher Gable , dancer, actor and now artistic director of Northern Ballet


Unknown: Christopher Gable

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: News

: Masterbrain

A special invitation challenge match featuring the winners and runners-up of the 1992 Brain of Britain and Mastermind competitions. Chairman Robert Robinson.
Taking part: Mike Billson (Brain of Britain 1992);
Robert McCrae (Runner-up Brain of Britain 1992); Steve Williams
(Mastermind 1992);
Richard Ford (Runner-up Mastermind 1992).
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Mike Billson
Unknown: Robert McCrae
Unknown: Steve Williams
Unknown: Richard Ford
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Worlds Apart

In the last programme of the series Hardeep Kaur talks to Ray Brown about her childhood in Amritsar in Northern Punjab. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Hardeep Kaur
Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

at Winchester Cathedral with David Hill - the organist - and choir members Francis Pott and James Goodman , as the cathedral prepares for its Christmas celebrations.


Unknown: David Hill
Unknown: Francis Pott
Unknown: James Goodman

: Dear Diary


: News

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