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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Tim Finney presents an interview with the US Secretary of State for Agriculture, Mike Espy.
Producer Tim Finney


Presenter: Tim Finney
Interviewee: Mike Espy
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Graham Leach and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: Graham Leach
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

with David Winter.


Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: Breakaway, [address removed]for factsheet No 2. enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Talking Politics

/ Spy Strangers. Do the centuries of tradition weigh too heavily on the mother of Parliaments? Other institutions have had to sweep away outdated practices, why not Westminster, asks Sue Cameron. Producer Charles Sigler


Producer: Charles Sigler

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries.


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Vincent Duggleby has the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Join Nicholas Parsons and his guests Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Stephen Fry and Pete McCarthy as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

David Green , Director of VSO, and Charles Kennedy , MP, President of the Liberal Democrats, tackle the issues raised in Walsall, West Midlands. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: David Green
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised this week.
Producers Nick Utechin and Eleanor Garland LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Eleanor Garland

: Playhouse: The Five Beans

A very individual history of Jack and the Beanstalk by John Peacock.
With Phillip Anthony , David Bannerman. Geraldine Fitzgerald , Jill Graham and David Thorpe Music by Stephen Warbeck Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Phillip Anthony
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: David Thorpe
Music By: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Jane Morgan
Jack: Matthew Morgan
Young Jack: Henry Briant
Edmund: Terence Edmond
Meg: Pat Heywood
Aelfric: Bernard Hepton
Ragner: Ken Stott
Frigga: Rowena Cooper
Tom: Scott Ransome
Jenny: Federay Holmes
Gwen: Siriol Jenkins
Old Man: Ken Wynne
Guardian: Jillie Meers
Harp: Melanie Pappenheim

: Erin through the Mists of Time

I Fergus Keeling begins a four-part series on the natural history of Ireland with the birth of the country over 450 million years ago. Two ancient continents collided, and the result was a central flat limestone plate with a necklace of mountains around the rim.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Myfanwy Vickers


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: Miners

Allan Beswick concludes the occasional series in which he has followed the lives of four mining families.


Unknown: Allan Beswick

: View from the Fish Queue

In the first of six talks, Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue. 1: Flying the Flog. Producer Gillian Hush (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Week Ending

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson keeps the controversy coming in the programme for men. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kaleidoscope

"It's Only Rock V Roll.... ”-the View from theBack. For 30 years, one of the world's greatest drummers has provided the heartbeat for the Rolling Stones, but these days Charlie Watts spends more time on the smaller stage, playing quieter numbers in the intimate atmosphere of jazz clubs. In a rare interview, the private family man talks to Robert Sandall.
Producer Jerome Weattierald


Unknown: Charlie Watts
Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Jerome Weattierald

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Riddle of the Sands

Erskine Childers 's classic story, with Laurence Kennedy as Carruthers and Charles Simpson as Davies.
Two young men go sailing for pleasure, unaware that they're sailing into the greatest danger they will ever know.
Dramatised by Roderick Graham Director Jane Morgan


Carruthers: Laurence Kennedy
Davies: Charles Simpson
Dollman: Frederick Jaeger
Clara: Jo Unwin
Von Bruning: Wolf Kahler
Grimm: Michael Wolf
Bohm: Gertan Klauber
Bartels: John Baddeley
Kiel Clerk: Colin Pinney
Hawkins: Simon Treves
Written by: Erskine Childers
Dramatised by: Roderick Graham
Director: Jane Morgan

: 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 the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford.


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Quote Unquote

A discussion of everything in inverted commas, hosted by questionmaster Nigel Rees. With John Walsh , Peter Jones , Sian Phillips and Max Stafford-Clark . Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Famous for 15 Minutes

In the last of the series, Jenni Mills talks to the man the papers called "The Man Who Fell to Earth". Noel Farrelly 's all-consuming passion was sky-diving. But in April 1977, while practising with some friends, both his chutes failed. He fell like a stone at 176 feet per second. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Noel Farrelly
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Mirrored in Music

First of seven programmes in which Andrew Green invites musicians to choose music which reflects their native countries. Today the conductor and composer Odaline de la Martinez talks about Latin America and its music.


Unknown: Andrew Green

: Fear on Four

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
2: The Next in Line, Ray Bradbury's classic story of fear and claustrophibia. Is it possible literally to frighten someone to death, especially after a visit to the catacombs?
With Ann Windsor , Jonathan Tafler , Siriol Jenkins and David Hoit
Dramatised by Brian Sibley Director Martin Jenkins


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Ann Windsor
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: David Hoit
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley
Director: Martin Jenkins
Marie: Carole Boyd
Joseph: Peter Marinker
Guide: Trader Faulkner
Popsy: Sandra Dickinson

: News

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