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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Presenter Hope Sealy


Presenter: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
The fourth Test match between England and Pakistan is into its third day at Edgbaston: time to glance back and look forward. A glittering day's racing at
Ascot: the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes is being run today. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. With Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles Carol Thatcher , Emma Freud and Jonathan Ross. Plus Victor Lewis Smith 's Look at Life Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
(Re-broadcast at 11. Opm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell ,
Political Editor of the Financial Times


Presented By: Peter Riddell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: David Powell

: Taste of the East: 4: A Chinese Infusion

In an area where 'Sudah Makan?' ('Have you eaten?') is as common a greeting as 'Hello', Derek Cooper, in the last of four programmes, looks beyond the flavours and fragrances of Singapore and Malaysia to the nutritional problems, the agricultural breakthroughs and the time-honoured beliefs which add the real spice to eating in the tropics.
Tan Sri Lee Siow Mong, scholar and doyen of the Singapore Chinese community, fills a pot the size of a billiard ball with tea 'like sparrows' tongues' and reveals the secrets of the ancient Chinese tea ceremony.
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.0am)


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Interviewee: Tan Sri Lee Siow Mong
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Quote.... Unquote

A panel game about quotations with guests Celia Haddon John Julius Norwich Janet Suzman and Daniel Topolski Remarkable.
Truly entertaining. Highly enjoyable. quotations courtesy of chairman NIGEL REES
Devised, written and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer JO BUNTING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.3Opm)


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Jo Bunting.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The astronomer
Heather Couper presents, before an audience in The Octagon Room at the Old Royal Observatory, in Greenwich, a selection of her favourite poetry and prose. Readers TIMOTHY WEST and KIKA MARKHAM. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Couper

: Second Edition

Only Connect....
Gillian Reynolds and guests set out to discover how to make the right connections in an effort to communicate.


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Afternoon Play

Wedding Song by JAMES ROBSON with and Keith is married to Polly. He loves Vivienne too. Is setting up a ménage a trois 'just a piece of cruelty, stupid male fantasy'? Directed by PENNY GOLD


Unknown: James Robson
Directed By: Penny Gold
Polly: Jane Knowles
Keith: Jon Strickland
Vivienne: Morag Hood

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass, take the opportunity to remove their tail-coats, loosen their bow-ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire. featuring:
Bryan Allen (trumpet)
Andy Culshaw (trumpet) Stephen Roberts (horn) Simon Hogg (trombone) Owen Slade (tuba)
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Bryan Allen
Unknown: Andy Culshaw
Horn: Stephen Roberts
Horn: Simon Hogg
Unknown: Owen Slade
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Options

4.30 American Authors Presenter BEL MOONEY
2: Damon Runyon (1884-1946) Best known as the writer of the short stories on which the musical Guys and Dolls is based, Damon Runyon was a sports journalist and a familiar figure on the Broadway scene, an associate of the petty crooks and characters who made up New York street society. Readings by LOU hirsch (e)
5.0 The State of Industry The third of six programmes in which ROBERT HELLER , Editorial Director of Management Today, takes stock of Britain's manufacturers - focusing this week on engineering and aerospace - and their response to the intense pressures of world competition. (R) (e) Book, same title, £10.95 from booksellers
5.30 Franc-parler Le jeu radiophonique pour ceux qui veulent apprendre a mieux communiquer en francais. Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL
6eme émission: Id et Id Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT (R) (e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, £7.95 from retailers


Unknown: Damon Runyon
Unknown: Damon Runyon
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Robert Heller
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research.
With reports from Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7. 45pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Living World

After public concern over the release of genetically altered organisms in the States,
Jeremy Cherfas talks to those with the blueprints for British made-to-measure microbes, insects and plants.


Talks: Jeremy Cherfas

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover

: News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Baltimore by DAVID GANNAWAY with 1890: the Sandpiper has just arrived in Melbourne, Australia from England. On board is seaman Paddy O'Gough , looking forward to meeting his old shipmate 'Dublin' Kelly.
But once disembarked he learns from Kelly's wife of his death on the infamous Baltimore, skippered by Captain 'Bully'
Bragg. Determined to avenge Kelly's death, Paddy signs on the Baltimore ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER. BBC Bristol Stereo (Re-broadcast Monday 3. Opm)


Unknown: David Gannaway
Unknown: Paddy O'Gough
Directed By: Brian Miller.
Paddy O'Gough: Denys Hawthorne
Bragg: John Abineri
Moira Kelly: Barbara McNamara
Timmy Kelly: Elizabeth Kindsay
Bates: Anthony Jackson
McKay: Steve Hodson
Willis: Paul Gregory
Parker: John Samson
Tiger: Tom Henderson

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JUDITH ROLES. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 5: Long Hot Summer Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by Myra Blyth Stereo


Unknown: Myra Blyth

: News

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith AUan continues his inquiries into the keeper's craft with a visit to Newcastle upon Tyne to meet David Denholm , senior keeper in the Grainger Market.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Auan
Unknown: David Denholm
Unknown: Grainger Market.

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour.
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 12.25pm)


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Written By: Stephen Leacock
Written By: Harpo Marx.
Written By: Carlotta Monti
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning programme with at least 2.5 per cent extra)

: *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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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