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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 Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25* Sport With CHARLES COLVILE
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 PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

November beckons, but cricket's World Cup is still in full swing. Tony Adamson brings you details of the semi-final line-up, plus an entertaining look at the rest of a busy sporting weekend. Producer GORDON TURNBULL


Unknown: Tony Adamson

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel with reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs. Producer HELEN ROBSON


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Helen Robson

: 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 PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT Producers IAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY


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

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of the Times, presents a personal review of a week in the life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.00am)

: The News Quiz

The most important aspects of the week's news reduced to the trivial in just 29 minutes. This week the puckish Editor of Punch, Alan Coren , is joined by Kate Adie to do battle with the elfin Editor of Private Eye, Ian Hislop and his partner Bernard Falk.
Chairman Barry Took looks on, aghast.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Dafydd Elis Thomas , mp Teresa Gorman , mp
Bishop Hugh Montefiore


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Dafydd Elis Thomas
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Bishop Hugh Montefiore

: Second Edition

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


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Play: The Deception of the Thrush

The relationship between an older man and his much younger girlfriend is delicately observed through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter, who fears that her 'stepmother' is planning to run off with Richard, her father's young business colleague. But to what degree are her feelings confused by the fact that she is attracted to Richard herself....
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Claire: With Phoebe Nichous
Bernard: Richard Pasco
Louise: Anna Nygh
Richard: Nicholas Farrell
Tessa: Moir Leslie
Waiter: Scott Cherry

: The Coracle Maker's Tale

There have been coracle makers along the River Severn for centuries. But now only a few remain. John Da vies talks to Malcolm Billings about his ancient craft.


Unknown: John Da
Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Christopher Stone.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer JULIAN BROWN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: Options

4.30 Community Matters GAVIN WEIGHTMAN presents news, views and analysis for workers in the caring professions. (e)
5.00 When in Spain
5: With ANDREW SACHS , MIGUEL PENARANDA and CRISTINA LAGO. Andrew finds out how to order things in a Spanish restaurant. Written and produced by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 L'ltaliadal vivo Second-stage Italian A series of 20 programmes to follow Buongiomo Italia! 5: Cosa sard? Presentatori DENISE DE rome e ENRICO VERDECCHlA Testi di BOB POWELL (R) (e)


Unknown: Gavin Weightman
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchla
Unknown: Testi Di Bob Powell

: Conversation Piece

In the first of eight programmes Sue MacGregor meets the Scottish writer Jessie Kesson.


Unknown: Jessie Kesson.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover


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

: News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Created by m. imrie and A. j. QUINN A tO Z by LEIGH JACKSON
Directed Dy MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: M. Imrie
Unknown: A. J. Quinn
Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Unknown: Dy Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Unknown: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

All Souls' Night by JOSEPH TOMELTY
Michael Quinn cannot understand why his father, a poor fisherman, accepts a life of grinding poverty. Michael is determined to escape from the small Northern Irish fishing village where he has grown up, but it is 1949 and he has not fully bargained for his mother's opposition. It is also All Souls' Night, when the dead are believed to return to earth....
Music specially composed by HENRY DAGG


Unknown: Joseph Tomelty
Unknown: Michael Quinn
Composed By: Henry Dagg
Producer: Kathryn Porter
as Kathrine Quinn with: Sheila McGibbon
John Quinn: Michael Duffy
Michael: Dan Gordon
Molly Trainor: Susie Kelly
Tom Byers: John Hewitt
Stephen Quinn: Trevor Moore
Mr Thurston: Pat Brannigan

: Music In Mind

A mid-evening miscellany of words and music
Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by John Oates. Stereo


Unknown: John Oates.

: News

: The Saturday Feature: Lowry's People

A portrait to mark the centenary of L.S. Lowry's birth. Painter of life in the bustling streets and dingy cotton mills of Salford, Lowry had a reputation for creating matchstick characters. Was it that he couldn't draw? Or was he, through his own vision, giving us a true picture of the industrial scene?
Mervyn Levy talks to some of the people who knew Lowry and his world: The Rev Geoffrey Bennett, the late Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth, Joseph Fitton, Ruskin Spear, Professor Carel Weight, Alick Leggatt and members of the Solomon Family.
With the recorded voice of L.S. Lowry himself.
FEATURE: page 20


Presenter: Mervyn Levy
Speaker: Rev. Geoffrey Bennett
Speaker: Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth
Speaker: Joseph Fitton
Speaker: Ruskin Spear
Speaker: Professor Carel Weight.
Speaker: Alick Leggatt
Speaker: Simone J. Solomon
Speaker: Arnold Max Solomon
Speaker: Ellen Solomon
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: I've Been Together Now for 70 Years

The fifth of eight programmes in which Johnny Morris continues his radio autobiography. He recalls the war years spent on a Wiltshire farm and his early post-war adventures in the world of broadcasting. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: The Phenomenon Squad

An alien craft is about to land on Salisbury Plain, just as Phyllis's teeth said it would.
The squad are ready to greet its inhabitants.


Unknown: Michael Snelgrove
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
as Chief Supt Brabazon with: Roy Kinnear
as Chief Insp Endicott-Heap and: Simon Cadell
Nutkins: Susie Blake
MacTooley: Alex Norton
Sigaloff: Royce Mills
Humby: Stephen Frost
Cassandra: Caroline Gruber
Phyllis: Sheila Grant

: The Million-Pound Radio Show

A laugh a minute at £1,000 a second.
Written and presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell with Felicity Montagu and Harry Enfield


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Felicity Montagu

: '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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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