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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

The week's events from the world of farming and the countryside, presented by Ruth Kiely.
Producer George Macpherson


Presented By: Ruth Kiely.
Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world.

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 14, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned goes to Newcastle. Join Mr Sherrin , Arthur Smith , Emma Freud , Richard Moreton and guests, live from the city's Playhouse.
Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Mr Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Richard Moreton

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell , political editor of The Times chairs a discussion with Simon Heffer , deputy editor of The Spectator; Alastair Campbell of the Today newspaper; and Michael White , political editor of The
Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Alastair Campbell
Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Europhile

Gordon Clough presents a special programme about religion in Europe. In Poland, Catholicism wrestles with pluralism and consumerism. And in Berlin, the painful unification of the two Jewish communities - East and West.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell has the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren , and their guests.
Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Feisal Ali and Nadine Grieve
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Feisal Ali
Producers: Nadine Grieve

: Playhouse: Barabbas

from the novel by Par Lagerkvist , who won the 1951 Nobel Prize for Literature. The story of the thief who was freed in the place of Christ tells of Barabbas's journey into faith, from the Crucifixion to his own misjudged martyrdom.
With Paul Copley , Gary Dunnington , Dominic Letts , John Baddeiey , John Fleming , John Evitts , James Telfer , David Holt , Philip Anthony , Rachel Atkins , Mia Soteriou and Barbara Durkin
Musicians William Lyons , Giles Lewin and Raph Mizraki Music by Mia Soteriou. Dramatised by Eivor Martinus Director Ned Chaillet


Novel By: Par Lagerkvist
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Gary Dunnington
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: John Baddeiey
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: James Telfer
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Barbara Durkin
Musicians: William Lyons
Musicians: Giles Lewin
Musicians: Raph Mizraki
Music By: Mia Soteriou.
Dramatised By: Eivor Martinus
Director: Ned Chaillet
Narrator: Simon Callow
Barabbas: Barrie Rutter
Sahak: Eric Allan

: Further Reflections from Fenton Heugh

Fantasy. Growing up in the Borders town of Fenton Heugh is a nightmare of middle-class repression. For young John McKay the only way out is fantasy.
Producer Noah Richler (Postponed from 25 Nov 93)


Unknown: John McKay
Producer: Noah Richler

: Age to Age

Fifty years ago, as the Allies secretly prepared for the biggest military operation in history, the people of Britain were war-weary. In the last of the series, Christopher Cook and Sean Street remember the entertainers who kept us "smiling through". Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sean Street
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Before tucking into this Easter's heap of confectionery, join Alun Lewis for a biological view of chocolate.
Producer Richard Aedy


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Richard Aedy

: File on 4

Reporter Gerry Northam.


Reporter: Gerry Northam.

: In Celebration

I With its tin box and patent NEW control handle, the Raleigh
Winkie tricycle is part of hundreds of childhoods. A design classic is celebrated in the first of this series that salutes well-loved everyday items... Producer David Prest
A few of our favourite things


Producer: David Prest

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Chris Emmett.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn surrounds himself with another set of lively guests to get the insiders' opinions on the week's big stories and strange happenings in America.
Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope Feature: Witchend Once More

Richard Walker and fellow fans board a 1950s bus to explore the landscapes that inspired the Lone Pine series of children's books. Malcolm Saville wrote about children to whom loyalty and integrity were paramount, but above all he wrote cracking adventures in real locations.


Presenter: Richard Walker
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Green Hill

Diana Quick stars in the first of two linked plays by John Fletcher.
The Druid. In 1984, the perfectly preserved body of a man was found in a peat bog in Cheshire. Archaeologists now believe he lived at the time of the Roman invasion, that he was a druid, and was the willing victim of ritual sacrifice. This is his story.
With Peter Meakin , Richard Avery , Jonathan Wyatt , Susan Jeffrey , David Holt and Gillian Goodman Music by Martin Allcock and Simon Nicol
Director Nigel Bryant (Play Two Monday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Peter Meakin
Unknown: Richard Avery
Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Gillian Goodman
Music By: Martin Allcock
Music By: Simon Nicol
Director: Nigel Bryant
Lovernios: Kim Wall
Boudica: Diana Quick
Gaius: Peter Harlowe
Suetonius: Ian Redford
Decianus: Roger Hume

: 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.

: News

: Dear Teacher

In the last of the series, Robert Swan , the only man to walk to both Poles, acknowledges his mentor, the wheelchair-bound Sir Geoffrey Gilbertson. Producer Ed Thomason


Unknown: Robert Swan
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Gilbertson.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: A Small Miracle

As a gentle celebration of Easter, Jenny Agutter reads Paul Gallico 's short classic which tells of a small boy, a donkey and a journey to Rome.
Producers David Benedictus and Katnona Wade


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Paul Gallico
Producers: David Benedictus
Producers: Katnona Wade

: Linus and His Blanket

Children have their teddy bears and security blankets to chew on when the going gets tough. But what do adults turn to when it's all too much - apart from drugs and alcohol? Ellie Buchanan presents an anthology of comforters including actor Alan Cumming's well-worn shoulder bag, and columnist Joan Burnie on her mother's Irish stew and an old pair of leggings.


Presenter: Ellie Buchanan
Interviewee: Alan Cumming
Interviewee: Joan Burnie
Producer: David Jackson Young

: The Shuttleworths: John Goes to London

Concluding episode, written and performed by Graham Fellows.
John and his agent go in search of that elusive record deal.


Written and performed: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

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