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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

continues its tour of rural Britain with Allan Wright visiting Dorset. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

In England, the 134th University Boat Race gets under way, while in far-off Rio, preparations are being made for the first race of the Formula One Grand Prix season. For a round-up of these and other sporting stories, join Cliff Morgan.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk
Reporter Dilly Barlow and travel expert Nigel Coombs join Bernard every Saturday morning to keep you in touch with the latest holiday news. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week's 's programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with studio guests and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Jan Arkwright

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell , Political Editor of the Financial Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: Peter Riddell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

(Details Easter Monday 10.00am)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An epic adventure in time and space.
After being improbably rescued from certain death in the vacuum of space, Arthur Dent and his new companions now face a missile attack and certain death. With Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Stereo) (R)


Writer: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Computer: David Tate

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp Frederic Raphael Bruce Kent Jean Rook from Camberley, Surrey


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Bruce Kent
Unknown: Jean Rook

: Second Edition

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


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Susan Denny

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively Writers Bob Wilson and Gene Kemp celebrated April
Fools' Day with a look at funny children's books.


Introduced By: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Gene Kemp

: The Dream

Martin Luther King dreamt of a time when all Americans would be free and equal at last. When he died, he believed that dream was close to becoming a reality. He had seen the promised land, he said, the night before he was shot.
Martin Luther King died 20 years ago this Easter, but for many black Americans the promised land is still not in sight. They may be free, but when will they be equal?
Presented by Sally Hardcastle Producer JOLYON MONSON
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Presented By: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: Jolyon Monson

: The Positive Approach

A play by LOUISE SPENCER with Wendy Morgan as Sally Sally decides to try a computer-dating agency. But there still seems little chance of her ever meeting Mr Right.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo (R)


Play By: Louise Spencer
Unknown: Wendy Morgan
Unknown: Sally Sally
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Shirley: Avril Clark
Angela: Jennifer Piercey
Gail: Jill Lidstone
Colin: David Learner
Mike: Michael Maloney
Trevor: Trevor Nichols
Alistair: Stuart Organ

: S04

Science on 4 What do you get if you encourage thousands of the best minds in the world to indulge their curiosity? The answer is a lot of discoveries and developments in science, medicine and technology.
Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research.
With reports from Geoff Watts Georgina Ferry , Alun Lewis A Radio Science Unit production


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Michael Smith , television cook.


Unknown: Michael Smith

: Now We Are 60

Richard Murdoch meanders nostalgically through a landscape littered with people seeing the funny side of reaching three score. Sharing the tonic wine are Irene Handl , Phyllis Diller , Peter Cook and Harry Gordon among others. Written by BOB SINFIELD
Compiled and produced by NEIL CARGILL . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Harry Gordon
Written By: Bob Sinfield
Produced By: Neil Cargill

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
China Girl 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

A Likely Story
Specially written by OWEN HOLDER to celebrate
Joyce Carey 's 90th birthday with Polly James and Jonathan Cecil
'If you all sit quietly, I'll tell you a story about a beautiful maiden and her magical adventures.'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Written By: Owen Holder
Unknown: Joyce Carey
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Storyteller: Joyce Carey
Ursula/Cynthia: Polly James
Teddy/Defending counsel: Stephen Rashbrook
Father/Coroner: Alan Dudley
Jules: John Samson
Merle/ Landlady: Margaret Robertson
Prince Rodrigo/Croupier: Stephen Tompkinson
Podders: Jonathan Cecil
Gaston Poche/Crunch: Kim Wall
Henry: Roger Hammond
Insp Straker: Brian Hewlett
Judge: Tim Reynolds
Gen Ramos: Paul Sirr

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Peter's Pence
Contributions from the faithful have made the Catholic Church one of the world's richest institutions. But the modern operating costs of Vatican bureaucracy have forced it into financial crisis. Annual donations, once intended for the poor, are now diverted to cover Rome's expenses. Should the Church now sell its treasures to help the poor, as the Pope has suggested?
David Willey investigates. Producer ANNA PARKINSON


Unknown: David Willey
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: A Sideways Look at....



Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Cabaret Upstairs

from the Comedy Store, London, compered by Clive Anderson


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Unnatural Acts


: *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.

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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