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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Since the 1930s the milk trade has been dominated by the Milk Marketing Board. Next week the board is abolished and the free market takes over. With leading figures from the dairy world, including Agriculture Minister William Waldegrave , Jeremy Cherfas takes an early morning look at milk. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: William Waldegrave
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan. BBC2 CEEFAX p740


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

with John Newbury. Editor Roger Mosey.


Unknown: John Newbury.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Joanne Watson


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Laura Druce


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Laura Druce

: The Week in Westminster

Producer Jonathan Brunert


Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

Since the autumn of 1989, Europhile has reported on the huge changes that have swept Europe, transforming the lives of its peoples. To mark the Programme's fifth birthday, David Walter returns to the city where it all began, Berlin, to ask what happened to the hopes and dreams of 1989 in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Producers Maria Balinska and Rosie Goldsmith Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: David Walter
Producers: Maria Balinska
Producers: Rosie Goldsmith
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Alan Coren and Francis Wheen join Barry Took in Durham for the last Programme in the series.
Written by lain Pattinson and Robert Fraser Steele Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Robert Fraser Steele
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Including Frank Dobson MP and writer Beatrix Campbell on the panel. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Beatrix Campbell

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Feisal Ali and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Feisal Ali
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Hobson's Choice

As a prelude to the City on Air season of new plays from Manchester, there's another chance to hear Harold Brighouse's Lancashire comedy, starring Bernard Cribbins as the Salford shoe shop owner whose "uppish" daughters defy his every wish.


Author: Harold Brighouse
Director: Michael Fox
Hobson: Bernard Cribbins
Maggie: Barbara Marten
Willie Mossop: Andrew Schofield
vjckey: Michelle Chadwick
Alice: Catherine Kies
Albert: Martin Reeve
Freddy: Stefan Escreet
Jim Heeler: David Fleeshman
Tubby Wadlow: Martin Oldreld
Mrs Hepworth: Ann Rye
Doctor: Robert McIntosh
Ada Figgins: Saskia Downes

: That's History

Roy Porter with some more stories from the past which help to make sense of the present.
Producer Ian Bell. Repeated tomorrow 8.00pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: A Short History of the Lettuce

Sue Dyson concludes her look at dietary advice from the bizarre to the dangerous byway of the revolting. This week, electrifying ways to stay shapely and a glowing recipe for pep and vitality. Producer Malcolm Love


Producer: Malcolm Love

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Postcard from Gotham

In the last of the series, Mark Steyn plays trick or treat on his guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn
(Repeated Wednesday at 11.30pm)


Presenter: Mark Steyn
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Skip in It: the Music of Sharon Shannon She 's played with the Waterboys and at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and reggae producer Dennis Bovell worked on her new album Out the Gap because he recognised the skip in her music. But essentially she's a traditional accordion player, one of a family of musicians from Corofin, Co
Clare. Tom Morris travels to the west of Ireland and joins Sharon Shannon ,
Emmylou Harris , Donal Lynny and a bar full of musicians for a session.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Sharon Shannon She
Producer: Dennis Bovell
Unknown: Tom Morris
Unknown: Sharon Shannon
Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Unknown: Donal Lynny

: The Distance between Stars

The opening play in a season celebrating Manchester as City of Drama 1994 is a radio road movie by Andrew Wilson. Four teenagers from Todmorden search for aliens in the Scottish Highlands, travelling in a hearse painted lime green.


Writer: Andrew Wilson.
Director: Michael Fox
Geoff: Adam Sunderland
Mark: Andy Wear
Ant: Steven Arnold
Sally: Fiona Kerr
Karl: Malcolm Raeburn
Vicky: Deborah McAndrew
Gordon: John Jardine
PC George: Robert Whelan
Stepdad: David Bowen
Dawn: Kathyrn Hunt
Karen: Rachel Bull

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees presents the 200th edition with panellists Patrick Barlow ,
Celia Haddon , Sir Antony Jay and Lord Oaksey. Producer Kathy Smith Rpt


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Sir Antony Jay
Producer: Kathy Smith Rpt

: Chocolate Nuns and Firebombs

An eight-part adaptation of comedy writer Barry Pilton 's tale of an innocent in Paris in 1968, with Alan Cox.
4: A bohemian with a stress-related illness?
Adapted and serialised by Colin McLaren Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Barry Pilton
Unknown: Alan Cox.
Unknown: Colin McLaren
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker discusses the life of E J Moeran with biographer Barry Marsh and pianist John Talbot. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: J Moeran
Unknown: Barry Marsh
Pianist: John Talbot.

: Death Comes Staccato

Dramatised from Gillian Slovo 's acclaimed detective-mystery.
2: Kate Baeir and her partner Carmen are still trying to trace the mystery man who is following Alicia.
With David Holt , Philip Anthony. John Webb and Matthew Morgan
Music by Anthea Gomez
Abridged by Jill Brooke. Director Sue Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Kate Baeir
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Philip Anthony.
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Music By: Anthea Gomez
Abridged By: Jill Brooke.
Director: Sue Wilson
Kate Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Alicia Weatherby: Teresa Gallagher
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Pete Archie: James Duke
Inspector Crant: John Dixon
Headmistress: Sunny Ormonde
Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Elmore James: Patterson Joseph

: News

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