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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 Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week,
Chris Hawksworth travels to the mysterious Faroe Islands. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the likes of Annabel Giles ,
Craig Ferguson and John Hegley. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Unknown: John Hegley.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Weekin Westminster

Andrew Man - of The
Independent presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Man
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The programme that reports on the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe. Editor Rosie Goldsmith


Editor: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Louise Coats

: News

: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Wymondham, Norfolk, are Baroness Blackstone, Master of Birkbeck
College, London; Graham Mather , President of the European Policy Forum; and Bill Morris , General Secretary of the TGWU.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Graham Mather
Unknown: Bill Morris

: Any Answers?

[number removed]Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Emma Selby
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Emma Selby

: Playhouse

Are Friends Electric
Lesley Davies's play, based on a real-life case, traces the last few weeks in the life of Ben Thurling, a 15-year-old boy bravely fighting to survive against the hereditary genetic disease, cystic fibrosis.
Director Cherry Cookson


Director: Cherry Cookson
Ben: Richard Pearce
Ann: Jennie Linden
David: John Rowe
Gene: Peter Whitman
Barry: Mark Straker
Rick: David Learner
Janice: Joanna Myers
Chas: Owen Booth
Alex: Siriol Jenkins
Consultant: Peter Penryjones
Family Doctor: Jonathan Adams
Claire: Melanie Hudson
Pokceman: John Webb
Cal: Emlyn Booth
Dr Chater: John Church
Nurse: Theresa Streatfeild

: Age to Age

Following the government's controversial proposals for the care of the mentally ill, Christopher Cook charts the history of a 19th-century private asylum; as the scourge of Aids shows little sign of abating, he looks back to other sexually transmitted diseases 100 years ago; and, a smoker himself, he traces the progress of tobacco from "food of the spirits" to acknowledged health hazard.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. ' Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Costing the Earth

On the eve of the Budget, Roger Harrabin asks: is being green and mean the way to find riches? Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

: On the Ropes

The last in the series in which John Humphrys talks to people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
Neil Kinnock the best prime minister Britain never had?


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Neil Kinnock

: Kaleidoscope

An Earwig Flew into my Mouth Once
Roddy Doyle , author of The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, talks to
Waldemar Januszczak about creating a new fictional Dublin and returning to his 1960s childhood in his new book
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Tim Dee

: Saturday Night Theatre: Walpamur and Plywood

Alex Ferguson's play retells a piece of north-east folk history.
When Robert Lyon Master of Painting, went as an adult education tutor to the pit town of Ashington in the 1930s, he couldn't have known he would be starting a school of working-class painting which would persist almost to the present day.
Director Dave Sheasby


Writer: Alex Ferguson
Director: Dave Sheasby
Robert Lyon: Corin Redgrave
Tollie Charlton: Derek Walmsley
Tom Watts: John Branwell
Julia Johnson: Christine Cox
Miss Grindky/Mrs Bailey: Carole Copeland
Harry Watson: Art Davies
George Brown: David Begg
Davie Robson: Joe Caffrey
Constable/Porter: James Thackwray
Boy: David Swinburne

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Open Mind

Democracy Could
Prove a False Hope for Emerging Nations Sarah Baxter ,
Henry Porter and guests question whether it's as easy to establish democratic structures in the world's trouble spots as the West seems to believe. Producer Sue Davies


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

: Eva andAdamson Again

More stories from an unlikely marriage, written and read by Leonard Barras.
"She was asking herself what was wrong with him. He was distrait, even by his own Olympian standards...."
Producer Gillian Hush


Read By: Leonard Barras.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard BakerCompares Notes

with the horn player
Anthony Halstead , and John Webb , who makes a range of brass instruments.


Unknown: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: John Webb

: Les and Robert

First of a four-part comedy series written and performed by Robin Driscoll and Tony Haase.
Goodbye, Cruel Lancing
After a run of bad luck, best friends Les and Robert decide to leave their home town of Lancing in search of adventure. En route to
Delhi, via Kent, they find themselves stranded and penniless in Britain's oldest and strangest village - Crippleoak.
Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase.
Producer: Louise Coats
Les: Robin Driscoll
Robert: Tony Haase
Dotty Turner: Sally Grace
Mrjudd: Jon Glover
Josh: Simon Godley

: News

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