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: News Briefing

: Prelude

BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A group of Dorset dairy farmers have been sharing their management and business skills for a number of years. But now one of them has given up farming. On Your Farm eavesdrops as he explains his reasons to a neighbour who's staying with his cows.
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary HartiU


Unknown: Rosemary Hartiu

: 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

Presented by Barry Norman
The days are getting shorter and our sportsmen and women have had to move indoors. The swimmers compete against the United States and a European Select team in the Yorkshire Bank International meet at Darlington; and the tennis ladies face the USA in the Nabisco Wightman Cup at
London's Royal
Albert Hall. England's cricketers have had to leave the country to get a game.... they're playing South
Australia in Adelaide. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Radio 4's travel and leisure programme presented by Bernard Falk with Susan Marling ,
Nigel Coombs and Patrick Stoddart. Producer HELEN ROBSON
For information on items in this week's programme please send sae to: Breakaway, [address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Helen Robson

: News Stand

Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weeklies. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell , Political Editor of the Financial Times, presents a personal review of a week in parliamentary life. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , live studio guests and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Victoria Mather, Stephen Fry and Craig Charles , including Nigel Farrell with Farrell's 's Travels and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material from


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box -A Question of Money

This week the Money Box team are at the Olympia Exhibition Hall in London to answer questions on personal finance put by visitors to the Money 86 Show.
Panel: Louise Botting , Vincent Duggleby ,
Christopher Gilchrist , Philip Hardman
(More questions answered on Monday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman

: Radio Active

The D-Day Show Stereo
(Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

Admiral Sir James Eberle , Olivier Todd Joan Lestor
Martin Walker


Unknown: Sir James Eberle
Unknown: Olivier Todd
Unknown: Joan Lestor
Unknown: Martin Walker

: The Afternoon Play

Blood Rains by MIKE WALKER with and Malaya: 1960. Hot, humid and sticky. Young soldiers, trained to kill. Sometimes mistakes were made....
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Music By: David Chilton
Directed By: Peter King.
Lin Parker: Megumi Shimanuki
Andrew Ryan: Norman Jones

: Near Myths

In the last of three programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek islands.
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 9. 30 pm)


Unknown: John Ebdon

: The Saturday Feature

The Real Dynasty
TV's most expensive and glamorous super-soap, Dynasty, flogs the world of the filthy rich to a spellbound audience, with a fantastic spectacle of billionaires at work and play.
Do people really live like this? Is fact actually stranger than this incredible fiction?
William Davis jets into the social whirl of Los Angeles and Denver, chats to Charlton Heston and Jackie Collins , and is introduced to the Carrington-and Colby-style characters who make up The Real Dynasty.
(Re-broadcast Wednesday 11.0am LW)


Unknown: William Davis
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Jackie Collins
Producer: Jenny Mallinson Duff

: Options

4.0 New series Global Village The first of six programmes exploring how computers and telecommunications are combining to change the world. Presented by PETER GOODWIN A Halo of Moons Communications satellites have already brought the world together. But we haven't seen the half of it yet.... Producer JEREMY WEBB (E)
4.30 New series The State of Industry A series of six programmes in which ROBERT HELLER , Editorial Director of Management Today, takes stock of Britain's manufacturers. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (E)
5.0 Locally Speaking A series on dialects and accents in England today
5: Changing with Age Language is always changing, as BRIAN REDHEAD finds out with the help of recordings from around the country. (R) (E)
5.30Poraqui A 20-part series 5: El tiempo with ISABEL soto and MIGUEL PENARANDA (R) (E)


Presented By: Peter Goodwin
Producer: Jeremy Webb
Unknown: Robert Heller
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

by SIEGFRIED SASSOON abridged and read in seven parts by Stephen MacDonald 6: At the Front BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stephen MacDonald

: The Living World

Mandate for Change
Michael Jordan talks to
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway.


Talks: Michael Jordan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Susie Blake


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Susie Blake

: News

WithCLTVEROSUN including Sports Round-up

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dilue Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Hey, Are You Anybody?

by Don Fellows

Ronnie Nutley runs a fan club. His life is devoted to his heroine - the actress Lara Hayward.
When he hears that she is visiting England, he decides that the members must be gathered to greet her.... all two of them!
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm)


Writer: Don Fellows
Director: Peter King
Ronnie Nutley: Trevor Nichols
Lara Hayward: Margaret Robertson
Rab Forrest: Don Fellows
Jessie Nutley: Alex Marshall
Buddy: Harry Ditson
Jill: Natasha Pyne
Vikki: Shaun Prendergast
Myrtle: Karen Ascoe
Everett Everhardt: Edward de Souza
Mr Ambrose: Richard Durden

: Writer in Prison

Tom Hadaway in conversation with Helen Boaden. Stereo (Details on Monday at 4.15pm)


Unknown: Tom Hadaway
Unknown: Helen Boaden.

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Thriller!

Rough Cider by PETER LOVESEY abridged in six parts by DONALD BANCROFT. Read by David March 6: No More Killing
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Starting 'Deep and Crisp and Even' by Peter Tumbull )


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Donald Bancroft.
Read By: David March
Producer: Pamela Howe.
Unknown: Peter Tumbull

: News

: Evening Service

Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC HB 250); Blessed are those servants (Moeran); Revelation 7, w 9-17; Jerusalem the golden (BBC HB 248). Stereo

: Opinions

with Ted Harrison and guests Producer DAVID COOMES. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Radio Times Comedy Parade

The five best entries in last year's RADIO TIMES competition
3: Circus Circus by BILL BRENNAN Murder, passion and burnt sausages. It's 1951, receipts are down, and someone is killing off the performers. Hector McVie is not a happy man. starring
Producer MARK ROBSON. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Brennan
Unknown: Hector McVie
Producer: Mark Robson.
Hector: Graeme Garden
Betty: Brenda Blethyn
Charlie: Gregor Fisher
Raymond: Garard Green
: Jennifer Piercey
as: Mrs Umberto
Bimbo: Phil Nice
Mirabella: Amanda Swift
Moto: Nell Muuarkey

: * 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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