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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Anna Hill.
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 Oliver McTernan.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Cathy Huyton


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Cathy Huyton

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 8. enclosing sae


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Fawcett


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Fawcett

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons challenges Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Wendy Richard and Lee Simpson to talk for one minute without hesitation. Producer Sarah Smith. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

with Barbara Follett , Professor
Anthony King , Mary Ann Sieghart and Professor Norman Stone in Essex. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Follett
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone

: Any Answers?

[number removed]
Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Bomber: Planning and Preparation

A documentary drama based on the novel by Len Deighton about an RAF Bomber Command raid on Germany on Saturday 18 February 1943.
Broadcast in real time throughout today, the play includes reminiscences from the men and women who were involved on both sides.
Starring Samuel West as Sam Lambert, Emma Chambers as Ruth Lambert, Jack Shepherd as August Bach, and featuring Frank Windsor as Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris.
1430 hours: at Bomber Command headquarters, Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris plans tonight's raid, and in Germany Luftwaffe General Josef Kammhuber plans the night defence of the Ruhr. At RAF Warley Fen WAAF Corporal Ruth Lambert fears for her pilot husband Sam, and in the Ruhr town of Altgarten the Burgomeister plans his birthday celebrations.
See This Week: page 6


Writer: Len Deighton
Dramatiser: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Adrian Bean
Sam Lambert: Samuel West
Ruth Lambert: Emma Chambers
August Bach: Jack Shepherd
Frank Windsor: Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris
Narrator: Tom Baker
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Joe Swash
Sgt Ted 'Batters' Battersby: David Antrobus
Sgt 'Diggers' Digby: Jonathan Keeble
Sgt Simon Kosher Cohen: Joshua Towb
Sgt Huw Binty Jones: Clive Hill
Sgt Flash Gordon: Ian Peck
Sgt Jimmy Grimm: Terry John
Anna Luisa: Alice Arnold
Unteroffizier Willi Reinecke: Brian Murphy
Burgomeister Walter Ryessman: John Woodvine
Oberleutnant Baron Victor von Lowenhertz: Dominic Rickards
Fit Lt Teny Sweet: Michael Troughton
WAAF Corporal Madge Scott: Siriol Jenkins
Unteroffizier Christian Himmel: Scott Cherry
SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fischer: Russell Floyd
Group Captain: Michael Tudor Barnes
Flying Officer Longfellow: Peter Yapp
Gerd Boll: Gavin Muir
Doctor Hans Starkhov: Derek Waring
Untersturmfuhrer Blessing: Ian Masters
Hansl: Pascoe Sabido
Johannes lifa: Oliver Senton
Group Captain Ludlow: Don McCorkindale
Frau Josef: Deborah Berlin
Frau Gerda: Becky Hindley

: That's History

Roy Porter looks backwards to help make sense of today's events.
Producer Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm # See This Week: page 13


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Is criminal and anti-social behaviour written in our genes? Experts havejust met in London to debate this thorny issue. Presented by Alun Lewis.
Producer Peter Croasdale. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Peter Croasdale.

: File on 4

Reporter Mark Whitaker.
Rptd from Tuesday. See also Monday 8.40am


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Bomber

Continuing the documentary drama based on Len Deighton 's novel.
Takeoff. 1740 hours: at RAF Warley Fen 16 heavily laden Lancaster bombers take off for their target in Germany's industrial heartland.


Unknown: Len Deighton

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

In the last of the series .Robert
Robinson discusses changes in rural life with the people of County Clare.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thu 11.30pm

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Acropolis Now
In ancient Athens it was painted bright red, yellow and blue. It's been a mosque, a church and an arsenal. It was blown up by the Venetians, is being eaten away by pollution and is now described as "the world's most amazingjigsaw puzzle". Paul Allen talks to the architects, archaeologists and stonemasons who are attempting to restore the Parthenon.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Bomber

Continuing the documentary drama.
The Raid. 1950 hours: at the Luftwaffe
Nightfighter base at Kroonsvig,
Holland, Oberleutnant Baron Victor von Lowenhertz and his crews are steeled for tonight's battle with Bomber Command, and the crew of Lancaster O-Orange are crossing the North Sea towards their target.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rev Keith Clements. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Keith Clements.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

The second of two radio selections gleaned from the last television series. With Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Producer Aled Evans Rpt


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Producer: Aled Evans Rpt

: The View from Here

Last of the series in which women writers talk to Hermione Lee about how their writing has developed.
Anita Desai on Clear Light of Day. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Anita Desai
Producer: Erin Riley

: Dancing for a Living

In the last of the series, Lynne Walker talks to Peggy Spencer.
Repeated from Tuesday 2.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Peggy Spencer.

: Bomber

Concluding the documentary drama. The Return Leg. 2330 hours: "Turn left off the target, gain speed by losing height. Don't go below 8,000 feet as you pass Noordwijk. The route is planned to avoid the flak concentrations at Amsterdam." (Group Captain Ludlow, Navigation Leader)

: News

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