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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham.

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright.
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The On Your Farm team tuck into another big English breakfast.
This time their hosts are twin brothers and their wives, who are also sisters; Robin Pooley , who heads the Potato Marketing Board, and Peter Pooley , Deputy Director-General
(Agriculture) of the European Commission. Produer


Unknown: Robin Pooley
Unknown: Peter Pooley
Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

As the Football League chairmen prepare to discuss the restructuring of the game, the FIJIANS play the last match of their Rugby Union tour against WALES; and GREAT BRITAIN meet NEW ZEALAND in the final Rugby League Test at Elland Road.
Tony Lewis takes a look at these and other weekend sporting issues.


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from Frank Barrett , Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart. Producer HELEN ROBSON


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Frank Barrett
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Helen Robson

: News Stand

Linda Christmas presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Producer: John Edwards

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel of The
London Standard presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents.


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

Team captains Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams and their guests scale the heights of the week's news.
Back at base camp: your sherpa Barry Took
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 30pm)


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

David Puttnam
Baroness Phillips Sir Edward du Cann, mp
Dr Sheila Cassidy
* FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy

: The Afternoon Play

Old Mali and the Boy by DR. SHERMAN dramatised for radio byjOHNASHE
'We might die in the end of hunger, we might die of thirst, but I do not think it will take that long.... The smell of the blood will bring them at night, the jackal and the panther.'


Producer: David Spenser
Mali: Saeed Jaffrey
Jeffrey: Crispian Thorne
Mother: Carole Boyd
Headmaster: Alan Dudley

: Options

3.0 Doctors on Discovery In 1901 Dr Edward Wilson sailed for the Antarctic on Discovery as ship's doctor. During the three-year voyage he kept a diary. Last winter Dr Pete Rowan sailed for the Antarctic on Discovery as ship's doctor. He recorded his own diary and contrasts his experiences with those of Wilson 83 years before. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R)
3.30 France Extra! 5: À votre service JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN MICHEL DUFFRENE give tips on how to ask for information and understand long and speedy replies. CHANTAL CUER explains how the postal system operates in France. Script by DUNCAN SHIELS (Book £5.50; pack of three cassettes £10.29)
4.0!Digame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 5: Revision with ISABEL soro and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD (SeealsoBBCl. Sunday 10.30 am) (Book. £4.95: tutors' notes, £2. 75; three cassettes. £3. 74 each; records land 2,
12.88 each; record 3. £3.39) (R)
4.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners 5: Ich hatte gerne ... With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN (Book, £5. 95; three cassettes, £ 3. 75 each. from booksellers)


Unknown: Dr Edward Wilson
Unknown: Dr Pete Rowan
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Producer: Jean Michel
Script By: Duncan Shiels
Script By: Bob Winterflood
Script By: Margaret Wightman

: The Saturday Feature

Cosmic Pursuits
Have you ever looked up and tried to make sense of the night sky? Have you ever wanted to know more about the ways of the planets? If so, have you thought about astronomy as a hobby?
To celebrate National
Astronomy Week,
Heather Couper , president of the British Astronomical Association, and astronomy writer Nigel Henbest find out about some of the many special projects being mounted all over the country to encourage people to take up 'cosmic pursuits'.
(Re-broadcast on Wed at 11.0am) 0 INFO! page 93


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Nigel Henbest
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Home-ing In

John Armitage , Peter Harper and John Crawford , under the watchful eye of Marjorie Lofthouse , look through your letters and postcards and pass on a few helpful tips to make your DIY tasks a little easier. Producers JOCK GALLAGHER and MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Armitage
Unknown: Peter Harper
Unknown: John Crawford
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producers: Jock Gallagher
Producers: Michael Ford

: The Music of Work

(Details on Tuesday at 9. 30pm)

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk: 1: The Wright Stuff

Written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes.
Wilbur and Orville Wright, Louis Bleriot, Samuel F. Cody and A. V. Roe
(R) Revised Stereo
(Book: £3.95 'Flyers! The Spirit of Kitty Hawk'by Ivan Rendall, from booksellers)


Writer/Presenter: Ivan Rendall
Producer: Anne Howells

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news Stereo

: News

With SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Actuality

Second Generation
In August 1964 the Home
Service broadcast Generation of Strangers, a programme about the problems of Asian and West Indian immigrants in the Midlands. A generation later, the same people talk about their lives today.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester (R)


Producer: Peter Everett

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening table talk Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music. Producer JANE BEVAN
(Revised broadcast Fri, 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre Ploughboy Monday

Harold leaves home after falling out with his parents. He decides to become a ploughboy, and his single-minded approach brings him success in everything but his personal relationships.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3 Opm) Stereo


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Harold: Jason Uttler
Vera: Judith Barker
George: Geoffrey Hinslif
Grunnidge: Geoffrey Banks
Stan: Colin Meredith
Perkins: Gabriel Paul Gawln
Valerie: Lesley Nicol
Haywood/Rice: Malcolm Hebden
Cook: Ruth Holden
Yates: James Toml1nson
Match judge: Randal Herley
Brough/Manley: Paul Webster

: So You Want To Be a Contemporary Artist?

Number yourself among the world's most successful painters after following this outline guide....
Read by Nigel Hawthorne Written by MARTIN BAKER Producer CATHY WEARING
(Re broadcast on Monday at 4.1 7pm)


Read By: Nigel Hawthorne
Written By: Martin Baker
Producer: Cathy Wearing

: News

: Evening Service

Come, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 151); Jesus dulcis memoria
(Shepherd); I Corinthians 12, w 1-13; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BP 25). Stereo

: Soundings

Tonight's presenter Ted Harrison
Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer jim HAWTHORNE
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Presenter: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Caroline Donne
Producer: Jim Hawthorne
Editor: John Newbury

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Wow Show

presents.... Clutching at Straws Written and performed by Producer JAMIE RIX
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 12.27pm) Stereo


Producer: Jamie Rix
Lindsey: Mark Arden
the Director: Lee Comes
Johnny: Mark Elliott
Nobby: Stephen Frost

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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