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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: 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 Father John McDade
8.40Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Father John McDade

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Bill Oddie reveals the charms of Costa Rica. Producer David Prest
.WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 9, enclosing sae


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Costa Rica.
Producer: David Prest

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms,
Victoria Mather and The Men Who Know.
Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute!

Nicholas Parsons challenges guests Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Jim Sweeney and Peter Jones. Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Peter Jones.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Grimsby, Humberside are Peter Luff , Director of the European Movement; Sir Charles Powell , businessman and former advisor to
Margaret Thatcher ; Mary Tuck , Chair of Victim Support; and Gavin Laird , General Secretary of the A E E U.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Luff
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Mary Tuck
Unknown: Gavin Laird

: Any Answers?[number removed]

producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Playhouse

Short the Season by Mike McGrath.
Bert Boford refuses to give up his job as kennel huntsman despite intense pressure from his family. Then his wife precipitates a crisis for the hunt.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Mike McGrath.
Unknown: Bert Boford
Director: Michael Fox
Bert Boford: James Laurenson
Olive Boford: Ann Rye
Hilda Sutton: Charmian May
Ted Boford: Colln Kerrigan
Devla Flannery: Saskia Downes
Flan: James Quinn

: My Four Green Fields

The third of four talks by novelist Joseph Hone about life in Ireland today. Connaught: Tuam
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Age to Age

The Queen called 1992 her "annus horribilis", and the new year began with more revelations in the troubled story of the Royal Family. Christopher Cook looks back to the Coronation 40 years ago, considers how its subjects have perceived the monarchy down the ages, and discusses the relationship between church and state. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Costing the Earth

In the first of a new series, the environmental programme goes on the beat with LA's finest. California has draconian anti-pollution laws, and a special police force to enforce them.
Vaughan Purvis joins the officers as they lock up top executives and stalk illegal waste dumpers. Presenter Roger Harrabin. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Vaughan Purvis
Presenter: Roger Harrabin.
Producer: Marie Helly

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team of correspondents prove beyond doubt that the pen is mightier than the tulip.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.

: On the Ropes

Nobody gets it right all the time....
John Humphrys talks to four more people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
2: George Walker , the boxer turned successful businessman who entered the ring with the City bankers - and lost.


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: George Walker

: Kaleidoscope

Classically White
How does classical music reflect the multicultural
Britain of today?
Why are there so few black musicians in our orchestras; and how can black culture help shape the future of the classical sound? Jo Shinner talks to musicians, educationists and orchestra employers to ask if African Caribbean musicians are being barred from our classical musical heritage and, if not, why they aren't interested!
Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Jo Shinner
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Saturday Night Theatre

Unreasonable Behaviour
Faced with a political and sexual scandal, an ambitious local councillor finds his marriage and career on the brink of collapse. Christopher Reason's play won the 1992 Writers' Guild New
Play Award, and Siriol
Jenkins was awarded the Radio Times Best
Newcomer Award.
Prison Officers
..PETER PENRY JONES , GORDON REID Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Peter Penry Jones
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Alan McAndrew: Russell Dixon
Judy Morrison: Siriol Jenkins
Steve Malone: Keith Drinkel
Joanne Malone: Gillian Bevan
Mary Douglas: Melanie Hudson
Joanne's solicitor: Theresa Streatfeild
Ruth: Joanna Wake
Colin Sanders: Peter Gunn
Harry Greenwood: Eric Allan
Councillor Curtis: John Church
Councillor Hunt: Jonathan Adams
Alan's solicitor: David Learner

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Keith Clements.

: News

: The Open Mind

Sarah Baxter ,
Henry Porter and guests try to untangle one of today's knottier issues.
Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Sue Davies

: Eva and Adamson Again

More stories from an unlikely marriage written and read by Leonard Barras.
"Forty years of being wary of adverbs, it occurred to him, could take their toll, which was probably why he stooped, laughed in comers, counted himself a failure, avoided people and made lists of his shortcomings".
Producer Gillian Hush


Read By: Leonard Barras.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with John Morton and Cynthia Millar - players of the ondes Martenot.


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Cynthia Millar

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

This week, the human mind. It is more complicated than the most advanced retractable pencil and yet still small enough to fit inside the head of the Fantasy Island dwarf. But how? To answer this and other questions join Stewart Lee , Rebecca Front, Armando Iannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

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