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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, Mark Holdstock talks to the people who kept Britain fed during its darkest days.


Presenter/Producer: Mark Holdstock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Thought for the Day

with Mary Lauden.


Unknown: Mary Lauden.

: Yesterday In Parliament

# See This Week: page 12

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Presented by Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 19. enclosing sae
# The Andrew Duncan Interview with Sandy Gall : page 16


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Sandy Gall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Europhile

The final programme of the series, a special edition for the 50th anniversary ofVE Day, looks at how Germans experienced the end of the war. David Walter reports from Cologne, the first major German city to be liberated by the Allies, and talks to everyone from resistance fighters to the son of Konrad Adenauer.
Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Konrad Adenauer.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took , Alan Coren and guests celebrate VE Day with a satirical look back at the week's news in 1945. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


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

: News

: Any Questions?

with journalist Simon Jenkins ; Charles Kennedy MP, Liberal Democrat
Foreign Affairs spokesman; Marjorie Mowlam MP, Shadow Northern
Ireland Secretary; and the Rt Hon
John Redwood MP, Welsh Secretary. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Marjorie Mowlam

: Any Answers?

(0171)[number removed]
Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Under the Table

by David Pownall.
In the spring of 1945, a boy overcomes his terror of a world at war to demand of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who are meeting in his grandfather's greenhouse, a reason why his mother is now widowed and inconsolable.
With David Calder as the storyteller.
Music composed by Neil Brand and performed by Sarah Homer.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Writer: David Pownall
Music composed by: Neil Brand
Music performed by: Sarah Homer
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Storyteller: David Calder
Seph Hammer: Kenneth Cranham
May Hammer: Maureen O'Brien
Rusty: Becky Hindley
Jack: Oliver Senton
Churchill: Robert Lang
Stalin: Andrew Sachs
Roosevelt: David Healy
Hitler: Jonathan Keeble
Mr Hunt: Peter Yapp
Rouille: Natasha Pyne
Bags: Andrew Branch
Trevor: David Antrobus

: Leviathan

A topical history magazine which examines the historical background to today's news. On the eve of the second round of the French presidential elections, Mark Urban looks at how the phenomenal power of the presidential office in the Fifth Republic arose.
A Takeaway production. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Mark Urban

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Cutting the Apron Strings

A montage of stories and actuality in which people talk about why they left home and what they found. Repeated from Tuesday

: In Celebration: 5: Brylcreem

The series which celebrates the ordinary.
Past and present users join in praise of its unique properties, including former Middlesex and England cricketer Denis Compton, who talks about his endorsement as the "Brylcreem boy".


Interviewee: Denis Compton
Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

with SalTy Grace, Toby Longworth and special guests.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Toby Longworth

: The Locker Room

Men who have become disabled discuss the impact it has had on their lives. Presented by Tom Robinson.
Producer Nick Ware. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Presented By: Tom Robinson.
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

"If you ain't praisin'them ... they ain't listenin"
Susannah Clapp examines the tempestuous relationship between critic and artist. What makes a critic in the 90s? Has the role changed in recent times, or are we experiencing a wave of unprecedented sensitivity? Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Susannah Clapp
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Triumph of the Cunning Man

J R Jones's play is set in 1945 on the wild coast of Pembrokeshire, where people say there is no boundary between magic and reality.
With Manon Edwards ,Winston Evans and Brendan O'Malley. Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Winston Evans
Unknown: Brendan O'Malley.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Gwyn: Philip Madoc
Young Gwyn: Alun Horan
The Cunning Man: Albie Woodington
Dog-Priest: Chris Griffiths
Sin-Eater: Philip Rowlands
Mother: Rhian Morgan
Aunt Ivy: Vivienne Moore

: 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. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Dr Susan White.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Simon Armitage introduces Dana Gioia and Paul Muldoon in performance at the South Bank Centre.
Producer Viv Beeby


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Dana Gioia
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Egyptian Lives

Six programmes in which people who have made Egypt their home talk about their lives. 5: Safeyyah.
Originally from England, Safeyyah married an Egyptian in 1945. She lives in Maadi, a suburb of Cairo, where she is known as "the tree lady". Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the composer Priti Paintal. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Priti Paintal.

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Traditional stories with Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 5: Hazma's Dance
With Mary Wimbush and Steve Hodson. Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan. Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans. Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Steve Hodson.
Music By: Sue Harris
Music By: Steafan Hannigan.
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Ahmed: James Telfer
Peri Banou: Rachel Atkins
Sultan: Philip Anthony

: News

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