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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

comes from Gloucestershire where Vic Hughes , the Principal of the Royal Agricultural College at
Cirencester acts as county guide for Allan Wright.
Produced by the AGRICULTURAL UNIT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Vic Hughes
Unknown: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan Australia's bicentennial celebrations continue at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with a Test Match against England. While in San Diego there is all the razzmatazz of American Football's Super Bowl.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan

: Breakaway

Presented by Bernard Falk , with reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs. Producer HELEN ROBSON


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

: Loose Ends

with 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. CATHIE MAHONEY and JANET ARKWRIGHT


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
Producers: Janet Arkwright

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins , Associate Editor of the Independent. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Nextedition Tuesday at 11.25am L W)


Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10. 00am)

: The Best of British

by DAVE COHEN and PETE SINCLAIR Willie Rushton presents a loyal toast to the traditions that made Britain what it is today. 4: Etiquette
When it comes to fighting for his country, risking his life for a damsel in distress, or simply tipping the waiter, an Englishman's actions are summed up in two little words - 'After you'.
With Steven Frost
Garard Green , Paula Hannis Jonathan Kydd and Sarah Thomas
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Dave Cohen
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Steven Frost
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Paula Hannis
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Sarah Thomas
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Baroness Trumpington, Bryan Gould, MP, David Alton, MP and Max Hastings


Panellist: Baroness Trumpington
Panellist: Bryan Gould
Panellist: David Alton
Panellist: Max Hastings

: Second Edition

Kevin Mulhearn and guests discover common threads in Radio 4's magazine programmes.


Unknown: Kevin Mulhearn
Producer: Susan Denny

: The False Diaghilev

by JOHN BOWEN with and In a hotel room on the Venetian Lido. Serge Diaghilev , creator and manager of the Ballets
Russes, lies dying. Serge Lifar , his leading dancer,
Boris Kochno , his secretary, and Misia Sert , a socialite and one of his oldest friends, are with him. Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Serge Diaghilev
Unknown: Serge Lifar
Unknown: Boris Kochno
Unknown: Misia Sert
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Diaghilev: Robert Stephens
Misia Sert: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Boris Kochno: Michael Maloney
Serge Lifar: Douglas Hodge

: Options

4.30 Out in the Community Six programmes presented by TONI ARTHUR.
5: A Home of Their Own What housing provision is available to mentally handicapped people when they leave long-stay hospitals? (R) (e)
5.00 Espana Viva A 15-part Spanish course for beginners Introduced by YOLANDA vazquez , with SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students
8: i Que aproveche! Eating out, and your favourite food - plus new cooking in Spain (e) (Extended re-broadcast of last Sunday's programme)
5.30 L'Italia dal vivo Second-stage Italian A series of 20 programmes to follow Buongiorno Italia! 15: Cosa ne Pensi? Presentatori DENISE DE ROME e ENRICO VERDECCHIA Testi di BOB POWELL (R) (e)


Presented By: Toni Arthur.
Introduced By: Yolanda Vazquez
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Unknown: Bob Powell

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7. 45pm)


Presented By: Alun Lewis
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Carvel in Conversation

In a series of four programmes Robert Carvel talks to four statesmen.
1: Edward Heath
Prime Minister 1970-4


Talks: Robert Carvel

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Royce Mills

: News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Sports Round-up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Duets and Trios by MARK POWER Directed by A.J. QUINN. Stereo


Directed By: A.J. Quinn.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Our Roman Cousins

by Bruce Stewart
with Iain Cuthbertson as Charles Edward Stuart
and Jack May as Henry Stuart.

Two hundred years ago, Charles Edward Stuart died. You will remember him as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'. But this play takes you far beyond the glorious prince to the man who, unfortunately, survived the legend.

(Stereo) (Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.00pm)


Writer: Bruce Stewart
Director: David Johnston
Charles Edward Stuart: Iain Cuthbertson
Henry Stuart: Jack May
Horace Mann: David March
Charlotte Stuart: Emily Richard
Cardinal Albani: Paul Sirr
Pius VI: Lockwood West
Clement XIII: Michael Bilton
Clement XIV: David Garth
Louise Maximillienne: Oona Beeson
Signor Alfieri: Peter Craze
Messenger/Servant/Papal attendant: Steve Hodson
Mandolin Player: Les Thatcher

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by John Oates. Stereo


Unknown: John Oates.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Stepchildren of the Dragon Rewi Alley, David Crook Talitha Gerlach ,
Sidney Shapiro and Gladys Yang are five Westerners who went to
China before liberation, either out of curiosity or because of their political beliefs. They tell Gordon Bowker how they joined the struggle of the Chinese people and why they stayed on through 60 years of social and political unheaval. Producer BRIDGET CARTER
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Unknown: David Crook
Unknown: Talitha Gerlach
Unknown: Sidney Shapiro
Unknown: Gladys Yang
Unknown: Gordon Bowker
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Writers on Blue Paper: 1: The Cockroach

by Gina Andrew
Read by Don Fellows
A series of international short stories.

In a luxurious hotel in Acapulco, an American tourist meets a Mexican with a strange and tragic secret.
(BBC Wales)
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Author: Gina Andrew
Reader: Don Fellows
Producer: Lis Edwards

: The Big Fun Show

Big (adj): large in size, bulky, gross
Fun (n): jollity, playfulness
Show (n): exhibition, display This week, why not tune in to the only radio programme which might have been called 'The Gross Jollity Display'.
Written (plpart) and presented (pjpart) by Paul Merton and John Irwin and starring Neil Mullarkey Josie Lawrence and Julian Clary
Additional material by the cast
Grossly produced by DAVID TYLER Stereo


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Julian Clary
Produced By: David Tyler

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Another venture on to the highwire of improvisation with Stephen Fry , John Sessions and their guests this week,
John Bird and Jimmy Mulville. Clive Anderson reluctantly supplies the situations. I laughed until I cried......
Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON with the producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 7.45pm)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville.
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: 'amNews

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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