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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

A day in the life of one of East Anglia's few remaining traditional markets. Presented by Dylan Winter. Producer Dylan Winter


Presented By: Dylan Winter.

: Today

with Jeremy Harris and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Eric James.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Simon Parkes. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 16, enclosing sae


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: Talking Politics

Talking Politics looks at the thinking behind a major political issue. Producer Sue Davies


Producer: Sue Davies

: Europhile

The churches of East Germany and their charismatic ministers were at the forefront of the revolution of 1989. But many have lost their ideals.
Canon Paul Oestreicher goes back to Berlin to find out why. And, in Dublin, the BBC's correspondent Leo Enright asks how long Ireland can remain one of Europe's biggest film producers. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Canon Paul Oestreicher
Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests at the Conway Hall, London.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

with Fred Halliday , Professor of International Relations at the LSE;
Ken Livingstone MP; and Steven Norris , Transport Minister. Repeated from Good Friday


Unknown: Fred Halliday
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Steven Norris

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: A Stone from Heaven

This two-part play by Lindsay Clarke, author of the award-winning novel The Chymical Wedding, captures all the magic and mystery of one of the greatest of all European tales - the story of the Grail.
1: The Wounding. Young Parsifal sets out from his wildwood home with the ambition of becoming a knight.
With Sandra Berkin, Susan Jeffrey, Avi Nassa, Lorna Laidlaw, Martin Head, Bill Wallis, Kathryn Hunt, Richard Avery, David Holt, Neal Foster.
Daphne Neville, Veda Warwick, Graham Padden, Gerry Hinks and Susan Mann. Music by Martin Allcock. Director Nigel Bryant. Part 2 at 7.50pm


Play By: Lindsay Clarke
Unknown: Sandra Berkin
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Avi Nassa
Unknown: Martin Head
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: Richard Avery
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Neal Foster
Unknown: Daphne Neville
Unknown: Veda Warwick
Unknown: Graham Padden
Unknown: Gerry Hinks
Unknown: Susan Mann
Music By: Martin Allcock
Director: Nigel Bryant
Parsifal: Ian Jeffs
Gawain: Michael Lumsden
Arthur: Gary Bond
Wolfram: Kim Wall
Cundrie: Eleanor Bron
Orguleuse: Diana Quick
Trevrizent: Edward Petherbridge
Gahmuret: David Robb
Herzeloyde SARA: Mair Thomas
Gumemanz: Norman Rodway
Blancheflor: Carolyn Backhouse
Anfortas: Struan Rodger

: Division or Diversity

In a deeply divided society, can looking to the past help build a better future? The aim of the Cultural Traditions movement in Northern Ireland is to create a better mutual understanding between Protestants and Catholics.
David McKittrick , of The Independent, considers how far this is achievable. Producer Ian Kirk-Smith
Repeated Easter Day at 8.30pm


Unknown: David McKittrick

: Science Now

Peter Evans gives 6.0 -for technical merit at least - to a robotic gymnast being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Flop!

John Otway , rock 'n' roll's greatest failure, reports on anything from small personal disasters to catastrophes. Producer Paul Dodgson. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: John Otway
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: In Celebration

A series celebrating the mundane and the ordinary. 2: The Hostess Trolley. A tribute to the Ekco Electrical company's invention that fast became a must for the 50s housewife. With doyen of cookery writers Marguerite Patten and comedian Jenny Eclair. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.
Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and Lewis MacLeod.
Repeated from Good Friday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan presents the last in this series of stateside chat with more lively gossip from the streets of New York.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Bernard Haitink , one of the world's leading conductors, is embarking on a celebration of the Mahler symphonies in Amsterdam. He talks to
Charles Hazlewood about his opera repertoire and his new association with the European Union Youth Orchestra.
Producer John Boundy. Rptd on Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Producer: John Boundy.

: Saturday Night Theatre: A Stone from Heaven

Concluding Lindsay Clarke 's two-part play. The Healing. The fantastic adventures of Sir Gawain at the Castle of Marvels bring Parsifal closer and closer to the finding of the Grail. Producer Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Lindsay Clarke
Producer: Nigel Bryant

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Very Rev Colin Jones , Dean of St George's Cathedral, Cape Town. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Colin Jones
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Three of America's leading poets join forces for an evening of Southern poetry. Dave Smith , Ellen Bryant Voight and James Dickey , also the author of the novel Deliverance, read at the South Bank's American South season.
Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Dave Smith
Unknown: Ellen Bryant Voight
Unknown: James Dickey
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Egyptian Lives

A series in which people who have made Egypt their home talk about their lives. 2: Father Nicholas is a novice monk in the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Originally from Devon, he talks about how God brought him to this place. Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker talks to Jillian White , music director of the National Youth
Orchestra, and Michael Brewer , music director of the National Youth Choir.
Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Jillian White
Unknown: Michael Brewer

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Traditional stories of love and mystery told in seven parts. With Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 2: The Ebony Horse
Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Music By: Sue Harris
Music By: Steafan Hannigan
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Nigel Bryant Rpt
Kamar: James Telfer
The Sage: Roger Hume
Shams: Teresa Gallagher
Kamar's Father: John Baddeley

: News

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