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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

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25* Sport with JOHN INVERDALE
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 Editor JOLYON MONSON


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Jolyon Monson

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan All eyes are on Muirfield
Village, Ohio, where the USA takes on Europe for golfs Ryder Cup. Europe are the holders, but the Americans have never lost in their own backyard. History could be in the making.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Simon Bates reports on holidays and travel. With Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs


Unknown: Simon Bates
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms,
Craig Charles , Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
(Re-broadcast at 11. 00pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

Hugo Young reviews the autumn crop of political books. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.00am)

: Radio Active

Mike says - 'Here 's a bit of talent'
Your chance to help Radio Active spot the stars of the future and wreck any career they might have had.
Previous winners include Douglas McAshe and his
Amazing Novelty Animal Act (contact: Pentonville Artists pic) and mime ventriloquist, The Great Baddo.
Other past winners: Ann
Written by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON with additional material by MICHAEL FENTON-STEVENS Music by PHILIP POPE and ANGUS DEAYTON and special guest Kate Robbins
Producer THE GREAT TYLER-0 (Radio Active is available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and funerals, c/o Honest Ron Management plc) Stereo


Unknown: Douglas McAshe
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Kate Robbins
a Daptor: (helen Atkinson Wood)
Mike Channel: (angus Deayton)
Martin Brown: (michael Fenton-Stevens)
Oivind Vinstra: (geoffrey Perkins)
Dick Wrong: (philip Pope)

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon George Younger , mp Charles Kennedy , mp Margaret Ewing , mp and Brian Wilson , mp


Unknown: George Younger
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Margaret Ewing
Unknown: Brian Wilson

: Second Edition

Only Connect....
Gillian Reynolds and guests set out to discover how to make the right connections. Producers LUCY HUNT and PIPPA BURSTON


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Afternoon Play

The Kite Flyer by ROSE TREMAIN
Anthony is the vicar of a country parish. 'If he had never discovered God, none of the events I shall relate to you would have happened.
Although it is a strange way of expressing it, you could almost say that God was an accessory to the crime he was eventually to commit.'
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Directed By: Penny Gold
Anthony: Joe Melia
Olivia: Rosemary Leach
the Narrator: John Rye
the Psychiatrist: Kenneth Cranham

: The Forgotten Pioneer

Kathleen Frenchman pieces together what little is known about The Rev Henry Hunnings , an obscure Victorian clergyman, who played an important part in the development of the telephone. Reader David Mahlowe Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Kathleen Frenchman
Unknown: Henry Hunnings
Reader: David Mahlowe
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Science Now

For 110 years the Cruelty to
Animals Act of 1876 regulated the conditions under which scientists were allowed to experiment on animals. The law was not without its critics.
Many people, from both inside and outside science, felt that it did not afford animals sufficient protection. Last year a new statute, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, reached the books.
Georgina Ferry explores the effects of the new legislation on science, scientists, and animals. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Options

4.30 Community Matters GAVIN WEIGHTMAN presents news, views and analysis for workers in the caring professions. AIDS and the Community How do communities react to the new initiatives in locally-based care for people with AIDS? (e)
5.00 More Than You Can Manage The last in a five-part series about stress Future Stress JENNI MURRAY investigates some practical ways of managing stress, and visits Okehampton School in Devon where understanding stress is on the curriculum. Plus advice from social psychologist DR TONY LAKE , and Relax Now - the final part of PENNY YENDELL'S instant relaxation routine. Producer FRAN ACHESON (R)(e)
5.30 Talking of Languages The last of four programmes-about language learning presented by FRANCIS HALLAWELL. Dim the lights, lie back and think of.... a dog pirouetting in a tutu. This and other practical language learning tips in the final programme. Producer NICOLE CHURCH (R) (e) (For free fact pack and aptitude test send large sae (26p) to: [address removed]


Unknown: Gavin Weightman
Unknown: Dr Tony Lake
Producer: Fran Acheson
Presented By: Francis Hallawell.

: The Living World

Derek Jones goes to the Scilly Isles to join David Nichols on a Tresco beach.


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: David Nichols

: 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 PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

My baby mine by PAUL ANGELIS
Jake had a reputation as a great womaniser - so much so that there weren't many women who'd go out with him, and those who would he didn't fancy. But Jake had plenty of soft spots, and was as capable of being hurt as the next person.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.00pm)
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Unknown: Paul Angelis
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Jake Bartlett: James Laurenson
Anne-Marie: Zelah Clarke
Hogg: Anthony Jackson
George michael: Graham Cox
Francis: Tim Reynolds
Paulo/Ramsey: Ian Thompson
Purdon: James Snell
Mac: David Sinclair
Matthew: Paul Gregory
Zondra: Deborah Makepeace
Ed: Jonathan Tafler
Haws/Samir: Michael Tudor Barnes
Flower girl: Victoria Carling
Joanie: Helen Cotterill
Waitress: Susie Brann
Doctor: Julie Berry
Barman: Simon Cuff
Morris: David Goodland

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 14: Dig a Little Deeper
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBCBristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

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


Speaker: Myra Blyth

: News

: The Village

The people of Castle Carrock in Cumbria help David Bean to put together a picture of life in their village.
6: Mozart and Maggie Baggs Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Maggie Baggs
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

An Everyday Story of Towering Genius by SUE UMB
The final episode of a soap opera in four parts, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.
Cholericke is indisposed.
William attempts to recollect an emotion. The Lumps arrive.
Dorothy prepares tea and Mary Lump goes mad....


Unknown: Mary Lump
Music By: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore
Dorothy Wordsmith: Coffey Coffey
William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead
Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow
Charles Lump: Nicholas Le Prevost
Mary Lump: Julia Hills
Stinking Iris: Miriam Margolyes
Leechpedlar: Chris Emmett

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning's programme with at least 2.5per 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.

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