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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Richard Sanders previews the Royal Smithfield Show.


Unknown: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

With Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Bewes.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Bewes.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan.
Producer Joanne Watson


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

This week Rachel Hawthorn discovers Dubai - the most liberal of the Arab states, and playground to the expats. Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 48, enclosing sae.


Unknown: Rachel Hawthorn
Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Mix Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars, allow to fizz and enjoy immediately. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

A view of a week in the life of MPs and Peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

With the internal borders of Europe about to come down, this week's programme reports on the likely increase in drugs trafficking. Presented by Gordon Clough. Producer Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Once again, the programme comes from the showbiz capital of the south - Bury St Edmunds. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, with Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Vernon Bogdanor ; Rt Hon Sir Rhodes Boyson , MP; Rana Kabbani , writer; and Austin Mitchell, MP, tackle the issues raised in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Vernon Bogdanor
Unknown: Sir Rhodes Boyson
Unknown: Rana Kabbani
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Jayne Morgan LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Jayne Morgan

: Playhouse: The Turn of the Screw

What evil influences the two beautiful children at Bly? Their new governess is both fascinated and repelled in Henry James 's classic Victorian tale of horror.
Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Dramatised by John Tydeman Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Henry James
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta
Dramatised By: John Tydeman
Director: Glyn Dearman
Governess: Charlotte Attenborough
Mrs Grose: Rosemary Leach
Miles: Sam Crane
flora: Sara Jane Derrick
Master of By: Michael Tudor Barnes
Coachman: John Church
Storyteller: Jonathan Adams

: Age to Age

Following the assault on the Russian Parliament by the army, ChristopherCook recalls the dismissal of the Dumas by Nicholas II in 1906 and the installation of his reactionary prime minister, Pyotr Stolypin. He examines Russian agriculture earlierthis century and discusses Lenin's New Economic Policyforthe Soviet Union, designed to appease growing peasant unrest with Communist Party policies.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Pyotr Stolypin.
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents the weekly review of discoveries and developments.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Costing the Earth

Information and entertainment from the programme which investigates all things green. Presented by Roger Harrabin.
Producer Marie Helly


Presented By: Roger Harrabin.
Producer: Marie Helly

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the events of the past week.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

The show that cuts a swathe through the week's news. With Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth.


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth.

: Postcard from Gotham

It's Thanksgiving Weekend and America celebrates the first harvest with a festival of traffic jams and snow delays at airports. Mark Steyn gets some of the natives to explain what it's all really meant to be about. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope

An interview with the Guyanese novelist, Wilson Harris who writes about exploration, quest, danger, adultery and violent death. Drawing on images of the South American rainforest, his novels transform history into fable, and fable into myth and legend, challenging our very notions of the modern novel.
Producer Razia Iqbal


Unknown: Wilson Harris
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Levanter

Crime's greatest stories continue with the dramatisation of Eric Ambler 's Gold Dagger-winning story of intrigue, terror and double dealing.
Michael Howell has rescued his family's firm from nationalisation by co-operating with the new Syrian government. But can he avoid the other political forces that are at work in the Middle East?
Dramatised by James Pettifer Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Eric Ambler
Unknown: Michael Howell
Dramatised By: James Pettifer
Director: Ned Chaillet
Michael Howell: Raad Rawi
Salah Ghaled: Adam Hussein
Teresa Malandra: Oona Beeson
Dr Hawa/Mr Hadaya: Nadim Sawalha
Issa: Marc Zuber
Lewis Prescott: Neville Jason
Melanie Hammad: Souad Faress
Frank Edwards: Malcolm Ward
Tewfiq: Hamid Daryael
Touzani: Lyndham Gregory
Israeli officerlBarley: Ofer Faragi

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A hymn, a reading and a reflection led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter discuss the issues of the day. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Wings and Landings

The final talk based on the prison journals of John Williams , read by the author.
"This morning I was handed a piece of paper stating I'm to be released on parole in three months.... Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: John Williams
Producer: Chris Paling

: Personal Records

Jeremy Nicholas visits the homes of well-known personalities and explores their record collections with them in search of musical and personal revelations. This week: Joanna MacGregor.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor.

: The Nick Revell Show

The award-winning sitcom for the 90s, starring Nick Revell , Alistair McGowan and Doon Mackichan.
3: The Wedding. Nick goes to the wedding of an old flame. Is he still carrying a torch for her, or does he just want to burn her house down?
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

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