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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

The Farming Week goes to Bedfordshire, which is known as London's kitchen garden. Allan Wright visits market gardeners as well as traditional farmers during his tour of the county.

(BBC Pebble Mill)


Presenter: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Presenter: 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 Garry Richardson

7.30,8.30 News Summary

7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers

7.45 In Perspective
With Rosemary Hartill, the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent

8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: Peter Hobday
Presenter: Chris Lowe
Newsreader: Peter Donaldson
Sport Reporter: Garry Richardson
Presenter (In Perspective): Rosemary Hartill
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan

The final Saturday of Rugby Union's Five Nations Championship. England are at home to Ireland while Wales do battle with France at Cardiff.

In Auckland, England's cricketers take on New Zealand in the final One-Day


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk with reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs.

For details of items in this week's programme please send sae to: [address removed]


Presenter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Susan Marling
Expert: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Performer: Robert Elms
Performer: Craig Charles
Performer: Victoria Mather
Additional Material: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Ian Gardhouse
Producer: Cathie Mahoney
Producer: Jan Arkwright

: The Week in Westminster

with Robin Oakley, Political Editor of the Times.


Presenter: Robin Oakley
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent


Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10. 00am)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Starring Peter Jones as the Book
with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
and Bill Wallis as Prosser and Vogon Captain, Jo Kendall as Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon, David Gooderson as Barman
(Stereo) (R)
(Hear This! page 14)


Writer: Douglas Adams
Producer: Simon Brett
Special Effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Prosser/Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon: Jo Kendall
Barman: David Gooderson

: News

: Any Questions?

Peter Lilley, MP, The Rt Hon Shirley Williams, Gordon Brown, MP, Trevor Clay.


Panellist: Peter Lilley
Panellist: Shirley Williams
Panellist: Gordon Brown
Panellist: Trevor Clay

: A Time for Age

Is the country making the most of the over-60s? Veteran broadcaster Frank Gillard sets the scene for a week of programmes on Radio 4.
With him, and almost 60 years younger, is Karen Mee of the Radio 4 Generation. Together they set out to explore, and perhaps explode, some of the myths of age.


Presenter: Frank Gillard
Presenter: Karen Mee
Consultant: Andrew Blaikie
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Sanctions

A play by David Caute.
Ben Brandt is a political prisoner in South Africa.
His exiled white liberal family have been trying to get him released for 23 years.



Writer: David Caute
Director: Richard Wortley
Amy Brandt: Barbara Jefford
John Brandt: Bill Nighy
Lisa Brandt: Elaine Claxton

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis.

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7. 45pm)


Presenter: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Options

4.30 Community Matters The sixth of a seven-part series. JOHN CLARE presents views and analysis on an issue of social and community concern. (e)
5.00 Espana Viva The last programme of a 15-part Spanish course for beginners. Introduced by YOLANDA VÁZQUEZ With SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students Hacienda Turismo Going sightseeing - plus a recap of the series. Series producers CAROL STANLEY and mick WEBB (e) (Extended re-broadcast of last Sunday programme)
5.30 Get By in Japanese A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Japanese Presented by MASAE MARR and TAKEYOSHI KAWASHIMA 2: Food and Drink Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN (R) (e)


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Producers: Carol Stanley
Presented By: Masae Marr
Unknown: Chihoko Moran

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets J.L. Carr, novelist, sculptor and publisher.


Interviewer: Sue MacGregor
Interviewee: J.L. Carr

: 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 David Symonds
including Sports Round-Up


Newsreader: David Symonds

: Citizens: The Cost of Living

by Ginnie Hole.
Omnibus edition.


Writer: Ginnie Hole
Director: A.J. Quinn

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Music by Instant Sunshine.



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Musicians: Instant Sunshine
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: All the Birds of the Air

by Jo Sheffield
In the hot summer of 1931 in London, a pungent smell emanating from the left-luggage office of a major London terminus is the first indication that a murder has been committed.
BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 00pm)


Writer: Jo Sheffield
Directed by: Brian Miller
Andrew Burt: Det Chief Insp John Peters
Eric Allan: Det Sgt George Frost
Mrs Briggs/Mrs Appleton: June Barrie
Hinchley/Rivers/Quigley: Ray Handy
Dr Summers/Hill: Jeremy Longhurst
Manageress/Rose: Angela Phillips
Amy/Polly/Sheila: Linda Jestico
Cora/Mavis: Elva Makins
Robin: John Telfer
Lily: Julia Winwood
Joan: Lin Sagovsky
Beckles/Manager/The Rev Ellis: Andrew Hilton

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker



Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Ten to Ten

led by Frank Topping. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature: Sharing the Fun

Norah Hartley remembers her brother, the novelist L.P. Hartley, with extracts from his novel "The Shrimp and the Anemone", read by Bernard Hepton, and from their mother's letters, read by Margaret Ward.

(Stereo) (Feature: page 15)


Presenter: Norah Hartley
Reader: Bernard Hepton
Reader: Margaret Ward
Researcher: Amanda Willet
Devised and compiled by: Peter Mellors
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Writers on Blue Paper: If It Isn't One Thing, It's Another

by Kathleen Tudor, from Canada
Read by Patricia Northcott
The last in a series of eight international short stories.

Freda is the kind of child who is always in some kind of trouble.... and she's dead keen to keep pace with the older kids.
(BBC Wales)
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Author: Kathleen Tudor
Reader: Patricia Northcott
Producer: Lis Edwards

: The Cabaret Upstairs

It's time once again to join compere Clive Anderson as he fishes out some of the best new stand-up comedy from the murky depths of the Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London.


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Unnatural Acts

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: 'am News

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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.

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