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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. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

With John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


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

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week Maria Harding and her Old English sheepdog enjoy a weekend of canine Pampering.
Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 39, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: Maria Harding
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of Donna McPhail , Craig Charles and The Men Who Know.
Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Craig Charles
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: Liberal Democrats Conference Special

Alastair Campbell reports on the Liberal Democrat Conference in Torquay. Producer Dennis Sewell


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Menzies Campbell QC MP, Michael Meacher MP, Rt Hon Gillian Shephard MP and Elizabeth Symons tackle the issues raised in Colchester, Essex. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Michael Meacher
Unknown: Gillian Shephard
Unknown: Elizabeth Symons
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

[number removed]
Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Playhouse: A Bit of Berlin

Howard Wakeling 's play is set in Berlin, a city with a history of deviant sex, violence and bigotry. Have things changed with the collapse of the Wall?
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Howard Wakeling
Director: Janet Whitaker
Vi c Wits: James Grout
Barbara Willis: Rowena Cooper
Mark/Young Vic: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Janet: Federay Holmes
Dieter: Walter van Dyk
Anna: Maggie McCarthy
OH Man: Heinz Bernard
Bobby: Nicholas Murchie
Herbert: David Holt

: They Don't Still Make That, Do They?

4: All Gas and Mantels. Gas lighting seems essentially Victorian. Ray D'Arcy asks if there are still houses lit by gas, and if it is still possible to buy a traditional gas street lamp.
Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Ray D'Arcy
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: What If....?

The programme that rewrites history turns the clock back to 1967. What if drugs had been legalised then? Dr Christopher Andrew and his guests speculate about a world in which snooker championships might be sponsored by cannabis producers. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Friction

John Durant chairs the fifth of six discussions. Are billion-dollar science projects like the Mars Observer satellite and the Texas Superconducting Supercollider really worth it?
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: John Durant
Producer: Julian Brown

: Personal Obsessions

Agnes MacLennan from the island of Lewis has a collection of a thousand pens. Reporter Katie Mackenzie. Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Agnes MacLennan
Reporter: Katie MacKenzie.
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart and his team. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Susie Brann.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Susie Brann.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets residents at Denville Hall, where veteran actors and performers "can stay among fellow professionals until the final curtain", Producer Geoffrey Prout


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Geoffrey Prout

: Kaleidoscope

William Gibson : Fiction
As American writer William Gibson s new novel Virtual Light is published, Quentin Cooper profiles the man who invented cyberpunk - a potent literary amalgam of computer software and hard-boiled fiction. As well as inspiringthe idea of virtual reality, Gibson's influence has spread way beyond the confines of science fiction.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: William Gibson
Unknown: William Gibson
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Saturday Night Theatre: One Day at a Time

In Anna Clemence Mews's play, the compulsive gambler is just as much an addict as the drug-taker or alcoholic; and their families are often the last to know.


Writer: Anna Clemence Mews
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Clive: David Bannerman
Emily: Carolyn Backhouse
Ian/Frank: Bill Wallis
Miles: Steve Hodson
Gilly: Melinda Walker
Nurse: Ingrid Wiseman
Mrs Berkinshaw: June Barrie
Robin/Jimmie: Christian Rodska

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: The Coin Operated Programme

Put a penny in the slot and revisit an era when you could have a flutter, witness an execution, and peep at a large lady. Nick Baker discovers that the first coin was put in the slot over two thousand years ago and finds out if the butler ever did see anything worth more than a penny. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The World of Anthony Trollope

Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this fascinating author.
With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Producer: John Knight

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with composer Thomas Pitfield.


Unknown: Thomas Pitfield.

: Boogie up the River

by Mark Wallington. The final episode.
I'll See You at the Source. Sam Tucker meets his match in Jennifer, who proves she can drink him under any table.
Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Mark Wallington.
Unknown: Sam Tucker
Producer: Caroline Leddy
Narrator/Mark Wallington: Timothy Spall
Jennifer Conway: Carla Mendonça
Sam Tucker: Geoffrey McCarthy
Michael: Gary Parker
PA: Ainslie Foster
Canoeist/German man: Nick Murchie
Barman: Jonathan Adams
Adolescent Girl/German lady: Julie Gibbs
Cricketer/Man inlpswich: John Fleming
Boogie Wicket Keepeer: Ronald Herdman
Delia Smith: Meunda Walker
Old Lady: Jilly Meers

: News

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