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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

With Jeremy Harris and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With David Winter.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan.
Producer Victoria Pennock


Producer: Victoria Pennock

: Breakaway

With Sandy Gall in Chile and Chris Hawksworth in Peru. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed], for factsheet No 32, enclosing sae


Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Double Vision

With Miles Kington and Edward Enfield. A Tony Staveacre production

: In Excess

Armando lannucci takes some tentative steps into a world of extremes. 3: Getting Better
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Agenda

Andrew Marr presents the series which reports on politics around Britain.
Courting Change. An increase in the numbers seeking political redress in the law courts reflects declining public confidence in the political process. Polly Toynbee investigates. Producer Zareer Masani Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Producer: Zareer Masani
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

The international affairs programme which is 40 this year. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Roger White explores the world of personal finance.
4: Whose Company Is It Anyway?
British Gas was privatised in 1982. Over ten years on, shareholders ask: just who runs British business?
Producer Kurt Barling. Rptd Monday 11.30am


Unknown: Roger White
Producer: Kurt Barling.

: The Masterson Inheritance

5: The Pain of the Mastersons. An improvised saga about the Romantic Poets. With Josie Lawrence ,
Paul Merton , Jim Sweeney , Caroline Quentin , Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson.
Producer Phil Clarke. Rptd Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Lee Simpson.
Producer: Phil Clarke.

: News

: Have Your Say

A topical debate from York examines the role of the Church today. Repeated from yesterday

: Divided by a Common Language

Bill Bryson scours American history in an attempt to find out why Americans talk and behave differently from us.
2: Becoming Americans. The birth of a new nation.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Saturday Playhouse: Dear Nobody

Dramatised by Berlie Dochertyfrom her novel about two youngsters who face an unplanned pregnancy. with Siriol Jenkins. John Fleming , Geraldine Fitzgerald , Philip Anthony , Sandra James
Young, Julian Rhind Tutt , Barry J Gordon and Jill Graham
Director Sally Avens. First broadcast on Radio 5


Dramatised By: Berlie Dochertyfrom
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins.
Unknown: John Fleming ,
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: Sandra James
Unknown: Julian Rhind Tutt
Unknown: Barry J Gordon
Unknown: Jill Graham
Director: Sally Avens.
Helen: Kate Hardie
Chris: Scott Ransome
Alan: Jack Shepherd
Robbie: Daniel Street Brown
Guy: Ian Taylor

: The State We're In

A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 2: Neighbours. The sometimes strained relationship with Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Producer: Louis Edmondson

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Gerald Butt. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Gerald Butt.

: Letters from Prison

The work of six imprisoned writers. 2: Almost 15 years ago the poet Alaide Foppa de Solorzano disappeared in Guatemala City.
Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya introduces some of her work. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Alaide Foppa de Solorzano
Introduces: Irina Ratushinskaya
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: The Mark Steel Solution

Comic Mark Steel returns for a new four-part series of alternative solutions. Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib in Europe

In the last of the series, Robert Robinson hears about the life of Honorary Consuls on the Costa Blanca. Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Laughing Boy
When Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921 he remarked that he may have signed his own death warrant. As Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts start filming the story in Dublin, Gerard Stembridge looks at the controversial figure.
Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan. Rptd Fn 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Unknown: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Gerard Stembridge
Producer: Ann Mane O'Callaghan.

: Reaping the Whirlwind

A sequence of programmes to commemorate the beginning of the nuclear age. At 2.45am on 6 August 1945 a Boeing B-29 carrying an untested uranium bomb took off from the US airbase at Tinan. At 8.14am the bomb was dropped above the city of Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people and injuring 80,000. Editor Alastair Wilson
News from the East
Memories of 6 August 1945 from eyewitnesses of the explosion.
8.00 The Birth of the Bomb
John Slater explores how for two years Britain led the race to build the Bomb. A Pier/Black Hill production
Followed by The Pilot's Tale. Col Paul Tibbets recalls events 32,000 feet above Hiroshima.
8.25 Hiroshima: Listening to Incense Richard Pascoe plays Japanese professor Arata Osada who compiled eyewitness accounts from children who had survived the Bomb. Kerry
Crabbe has woven their testimony into a recreation of the day.
Director Janet Whitaker Revised repeat Followed by A Hidden Agenda?
Professor John Erickson asks if the bombs were intended to subdue Stalin as well as the Japanese.
9.15 A Path to Salvation
Former POWs recall the dramatic impact the Bomb had on their lives. Producer Alastair Wilson
9.40 What H?
Christopher Andrew asks what if D-
Day had failed and we were still at war with Germany when the A-bomb became available in 1945? Producer Ian Bell
Followed by a reading of Einstein's 's Monsters by Martin Amis.
10.00 Aldermaston Days
Former CND marchers discuss their days on the Great West Road. Producer Alastair Wilson
Followed by Burt the Turtle. What to do in case of nuclear attack.
10.35 Bunker Mentality
Christopher Lee explores fifty years of British Civil Defence. Producer Julia Shaw
Followed by Requirements in the Shelter. A poem by Adrian Mitchell.
11.05 Cold Wargames
The Cold War as experienced by British squaddies based in West Germany. Producer Lindsay Leonard
11.25 On the Brink
Alexander MacLeod looks at the Cuban
Missile Crisis of 22 October 1962. Producer Paul Bajoria


Editor: Alastair Wilson
Unknown: John Slater

: News

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