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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Diversification with a difference steams ahead in Essex. Gill Powell reports. Producer Richard Sanders


Unknown: Gill Powell
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Julian Pettifer goes on a voyage of discovery in the Caribbean, where he finds there is more than sun, sea and sand. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 22. enclosing sae


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr of The Independent, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Correspondents around the world reflect on their region's events and colour. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The undisputed antidote to panel games returns, with Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. This week they come to you from the upholstered splendour of the Theatre Royal, Windsor. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Bea Campbell , author and columnist; Rt Hon Jack Cunningham , MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary; Baroness Hamwee, Liberal Democrat peer; and Rt Hon David Hunt , MP, Secretary of State for Employment, tackle the issues raised in Penrith, Cumbria.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Jack Cunningham
Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Karen Turner and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Karen Turner
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: Heretics

by Alison Leonard.
Maggie, her husband Keith, Gavin and Julie all want to be priests. But Gavin is gay, Maggie's a woman and Keith is dangerously attracted to Julie.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Alison Leonard.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Maggie: Maggie McCarthy
Gavin: Huw Garmon
Julie: Manon Edwards
Keith: Tony Leader
Bernard: Brendan Charleson
Michael: Ivor Roberts
Joan/Beggar: Pam Hopkins

: Previous Convictions

Peter Harrison reflects on nature, in the last of the series about things he no longer believes in. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Peter Harrison
Producer: Gillian Hush

: That's History

Roy Porter 's up-to-the-minute history magazine that explains some of the things that are going on around us today. Among this week's stories, Claire Rayner looks at the history of teenagers.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

Genetics or the Cosmos? Neanderthals or dinosaurs? Peter Evans reports on the winners of this year's Rhone-Poulenc prizes for science books.
Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: File on 4

Reporter Ian Breach.


Reporter: Ian Breach.

: Missions Improbable

Martin Wainwright concludes his celebration of individuals driven to carry out curious tasks.
The Wild Irish Girl. Lady Sydney Morgan , a popular romantic author with a pronounced squint, was a target for the Secret Services. Prod ucer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Lady Sydney Morgan
Unknown: Wendy Pilmer

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: The Locker Room

This week's programme includes reports on male rape, why older men are attracted to younger women, and an international perspective on British men. Presented by Tom Robinson.
THE LOCKER ROOM ANSWERPHONE: [number removed] Producer Christopher Kimber


Presented By: Tom Robinson.
Producer: Christopher Kimber

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Richard Wilson has many lives beyond Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave. Paul Allen talks to the actor, theatre and television director.
Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Victor Meldrew
Talks: Paul Allen

: Saturday Night Theatre: Last Seen Wearing

Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing persons case from a dead colleague, but murder is Morse's speciality and the case soon has complications.


Author: Colin Dexter
Dramatised by: Guy Meredith
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Ned Chaillet
Inspector Morse: John Shrapnel
Sergeant Lewis: Robert Glenister
Chief Supt Strange: John Hartley
Mrs Ainley: Auriol Smith
Donald Phillipson: Miles Anderson
Sheila Phillipson: Melinda Walker
Gwen Taylor: Frances Jeater
George Taylor: Donald Sumpter
Reginald Baines: Terence Edmond
Johnny Maguire: Paul Panting
Mrs Acum: Tamsin Greig
Sgt Dickon: Lyndam Gregory
David Acum: David Jarvis
Joe: James Taylor
Versatile Vera: Emily Woof
Supervisor: Vivienne Rochester
Surgeon: Don McCorkindale
Sergeant Rogers: Michael Onslow
Radio 3 announcer: Catriona Young

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

Another chance to hear the late Brian Johnston
umpire a test of wit. Taking the crease are Tim Rice and Willie Rushton with Bernard Cribbins and Barry Cryer. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: To Be a Bumpkin

Strange facts about the Fens. This week, Les Woodland reveals the lowest incidence of walnut coffee tables in Britain. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Comparing Notes

In the last of the series, Richard Baker marks the centenary of composer Peter Warlock with Malcolm Rudland and critic
Felix Aprahamian.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Malcolm Rudland
Unknown: Felix Aprahamian.

: Henry Normal's Encyclopaedia Poetica

Henry Normal's encyclopaedia of stand-up poetry reaches Volume 2.
Courtship; COP-OFF. With guests Belinda Burton and John Hegley. Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: Belinda Burton
Unknown: John Hegley.
Producer: Diane Messias

: News

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