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"Cap"tives!
Linda Whetstone , farmer and economist, argues that the Common Agricultural Policy should be abandoned and unprofitable farmers allowed to go to the wall. The countryside and the wider economy would benefit from greater freedom.
Producer Sue Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Whetstone
Producer:
Sue Davies

Regional Variations (2)

An Act of Worship

BBC Radio 4 FM

Dick Francis 's novel adapted in four parts. 2: Hunt the Saboteur Matt's plane explodes in a ball of fire - and problems always come in threes. Dramatised by Martyn Read Director David Hitchinson. Stereo (First broadcast on the World Service)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Francis
Dramatised By:
Martyn Read
Director:
David Hitchinson.
Matt Shore:
Hywel Bennett
Sharp:
James Greene
Nancy:
Helena Breck
Colin:
Eric Deacon
Midge:
Joanna Myers
Annie Villars:
Richenda Carey
Kenny Bayst:
Richard Derrington
Wessex:
Timothy Bateson
Harley:
Norman Jones
Honey:
Jill Shilling

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: A Woman of the Pharisees by Francois Mauriac , read in 12 episodes by Terrence Hardiman.
1: "I was too ignorant as yet about love to have noticed that my stepmother could never approach the subject calmly."
Translated by Gerard Hopkins Abridged by Sally Skrimshire Music: Britten's Simple Symphony

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Francois Mauriac
Unknown:
Terrence Hardiman.
Translated By:
Gerard Hopkins
Abridged By:
Sally Skrimshire

Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge.
Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with William Franklyn and Paul Merton.
From Flitwick Cricket Club, Bedford.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Unknown:
William Franklyn
Unknown:
Paul Merton.
Producer:
Jon Magnusson.

A family drama by Ewart Hutton.
Helen's teenage son has run away with his 16-year-old girlfriend. Can they be trusted with freedom?
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Ewart Hutton.
Director:
Jane Dauncey.
Helen:
Alice Arnold
TuRoch:
John Gannon
Betsy:
Nicola Goodchild
Mark:
Mark Pitt
Annika:
Ruth Jones
Mike:
Mike Morton

Simon Rae introduces a selection of poetry requests with guest Charles Causley and readers Stephen Thome and Sally Cookson.
Producer Julian Wilkinson
Stereo
•REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Introduces:
Simon Rae
Unknown:
Charles Causley
Readers:
Stephen Thome
Readers:
Sally Cookson.
Producer:
Julian Wilkinson

Paul Allen reviews a French theatre version of Kipling's The Jungle Book set to music, and investigates the role of the arts in the rejuvenation of the Welsh valleys.
Producer Paul Quinn. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Producer:
Paul Quinn.

The final episode of Nick Revell 's sit-com for the 90s.
Commitments with Alistair McGowan , Caroline Gruber ,
Brian Bowles , Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Revell
Unknown:
Alistair McGowan
Unknown:
Caroline Gruber
Unknown:
Brian Bowles
Unknown:
Doon MacKichan
Unknown:
Alison Sterling.
Producer:
Jon Magnusson.

Fifteen years after Elvis
Presley's death, thousands of fans keep his name alive with a religious fervour. Ted Harrison visits
Graceland, Elvis's home and the place where he is buried, and meets people who follow Elvis.
Producer John Newbury. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Ted Harrison
Producer:
John Newbury.

The second of two programmes in which
Conor Gearty explores the politics of abortion. The "Right to Life" and the "Right to Choose" are irreconcilable. So who should decide which right triumphs? This programme focuses on the USA, where abortion has become a key issue in the presidential election. Producer Elizabeth Burke Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Conor Gearty
Producer:
Elizabeth Burke

A five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel.
2: Lord Edgware has been murdered at his house in Regent Gate and Inspector Japp suspects Lady
Edgware of the crime.
Edgitarc's Buller ...CLARENCE SMITH Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Agatha Christie
Unknown:
Clarence Smith
Dramatised By:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Enyd Williams.
Hercule Poirot:
John Moffatt
Captain Hastings:
Smoh Williams
Jane Wilkinson:
Nicola Pagett
Inspector Japp:
Norman Jones
Bryan Martin:
Brett Usher
Miss Carroll:
Eva Stuart
Jenny Driver:
Adjoa Andoh
Ellis:
Paula Jacobs
Alice:
Auriol Smith
Doctor Heath:
Timothy Carlton

Francis Wilford Smith looks at the work of blues pianist Cripple Clarence Lofton , a well known figure in Chicago joints from the rent party days until the early fifties.
During the boogie boom of the forties he was extensively recorded by the specialist jazz labels of the day.
Producer Derek Drescher
(First broadcast on Radio 3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Wilford Smith
Unknown:
Clarence Lofton
Producer:
Derek Drescher

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More