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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston examines the renaissance of British farmhouse cheese makers.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer
Christine Morgan CEEFAX : today's prayer is on BBC2 Ceefax p740


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Unknown: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with John Dunlop.
WRITE TO: Today, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Dunlop.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 39, enclosing sae


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Talking Politics

Anne Perkins reports on the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Ian Hislop and guests.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 6.30W


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Repeated from yesterday

: Any Answers? [number removed]

with Nick Clarke.
Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: The Lake

by Ellen Dryden.
Childhood memories, haunting strains of nearly forgotten jazz and perhaps something more sinister continue to draw Ben Wheeler back to a lake.
When a child disappears, his obsession provokes suspicion.
With Hayley Thomas , Steve Hodson , Angus Wright , Michael Onslow , Rachel Atkins , Lala Lloyd , James Taylor and Lyndam Gregory Music by Stephen Warbeck Director Ned Chaillet Rpt


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Unknown: Ben Wheeler
Unknown: Hayley Thomas
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Angus Wright
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lala Lloyd
Unknown: James Taylor
Music By: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ben Wheeler: James Aubrey
Isobel: Karen Archer
Val: Pauline Yates
Ruth: Frances Jeater
Moonstone: Teresa Gallagher
Chris: Barry Woolgar
Jamie: Nicholas Boulton
Rick: David Thorpe
Rosie: Isabelle Huet
Tom: John Prendergast

: The Rape of Mitteleuropa

Chris Cviic explores memories of Central Europe's rich, shared past and its devastation by fascism, communism and two world wars.
4: Hammers, Sickles and Swastikas Deprived of the prosperous Habsburg common market, the successor states grappled with new tariff barriers, world depression and high unemployment. Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated tomorrow at 8.00pm


Unknown: Chris Cviic
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Science Now

it's seven years since the first transplants to treat brain disease in humans. What has happened to this technique now? Peter Evans reports. Producer Toby Murcott
Repeated Tuesday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Toby Murcott

: File on 4

Reporter Mark Halliley. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Halliley.

: Men of Letters

Six eminent writers reflect on the value they place on our 25p letter.
5: Tom Paulin - letters as the nearest thing to talking.
Producer Adrian Mourby


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Producer: Adrian Mourby

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Postcard from Gotham

It's fall in New England (autumn in old
England), and Mark Steyn and his guests go up to Harvard for the new term. Producer Dymphna Flynn
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Catch-22 Two
In 1961, Joseph Heller changed the face of fiction and introduced a new phrase into the English language at a single stroke.... Catch-22 was a savagely funny satire on the Second
World War which managed to catch the mood of the times in which it was published. Now, 33 years later, Heller has at last produced a follow-up, Closing Time. Christopher Bigsby talks to the author at his Long Island home.
Producer Paul Quinn. Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Talks: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Dress Up and Sing

In Colin Douglas and Harry Quinn 's new comedy, it is late summer in Edinburgh. The Edina Classic Opera Guild (Amateur) have a new Chair this year, and changes have been made.
With Michael Perceval-Maxwell and Claire Liddell Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Unknown: Harry Quinn
Unknown: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Unknown: Claire Liddell
Director: Hamish Wilson
Barbara: Vari Sylvester
Gary: Liam Brennan
Hector: Alec Monteath
Douglas: Michael MacKenzie
Dolly: Sheila Donald
Senga: Jan Wilson
Ralph: Mark Cox
Candy: Maria Miller
Sinclair: Michael Elder
Veronica: Muriel Romanes
Dennis: John Yule
Sir Bruce: John Yule
Wayne: Ian Sexon
Philip: Ian Sexon

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Tony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Rev Eddie Neale.

: News

: Quote.... Unquote

The quotation quiz hosted by Nigel Rees , with Patrick Barlow , Lord Oaksey, Sir Antony Jay and Celia Haddon. The quotations are read by Ronald Fletcher. Producer Kathy Smith Rpt


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Sir Antony Jay
Unknown: Celia Haddon.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Kathy Smith Rpt

: As Soon As I Open My Mouth

3: Street Talk -Posh Talk. Penny was raised in Tottenham, north London, and has six brothers and sisters. The oldest brother talks "very posh", the youngest speak a mixture of cockney and Jamaican patois.
Producers Kim Normanton and Tessa Watt


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Tessa Watt

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Pianists Penelope Thwaites and John Lavender talk to Richard Baker about the music of Percy Grainger. Repeated from Tuesday


Pianists: Penelope Thwaites
Pianists: John Lavender
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Percy Grainger.

: Cover Her Face

A four-part dramatisation of P D James's first novel in which she created her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh.
1: A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions.
Dramatised by Neville Teller Director Matthew Walters Rpt


Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh.
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Director: Matthew Walters
Mrs Maxie: Sian Phillips
Felix: Hugh Grant
Deborah: Beatie Edney
Catherine: Oona Beeson
Stephen: David Thorpe
Miss Liddell: Kate Binchy
Martha: Jill Graham
Sally: Melanie Hudson
Dr Epps: Philip Anthony
Mrs Webster: Linda Polan
Intruder: John Baddeley

: News

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