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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

comes from the West Midlands Show at Shrewsbury.
Allan Wright also visits some Shropshire farmers.
Produced by the AGRICULTURAL UNIT BBC Pebble Mill

: 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 EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Johnston McKay
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Producer: Jo Anne Watson

: Breakaway

Presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week 's programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Stephen Fry , Carol Thatcher and Emma Freud.
Plus more of Victor Lewis Smith 's slices from a York ham. Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
Additional additional material from PAUL SPARKS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Jan Arkwright

: The Week in Westminster

with James Naughtie , Chief
Political Correspondent of the Guardian.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting (Re-broadcast Monday 10.00am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Seven days' world new poked, shuffled, twisted and wiggled by Private Eye's
Richard Ingrams , the Listener's
Alan Coren , ITN's Trevor McDonald , and the Prime Minister's very own Carol Thatcher. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.3Opm)


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Carol Thatcher.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

William Waldegrave , mp Dr Rod Hackney Bernie Grant , mp and Rowanne Pasco


Unknown: William Waldegrave
Unknown: Dr Rod Hackney
Unknown: Bernie Grant

: Consuming Passions

casts an analytical eye across the way we live now, seeks out the currents of thought and behaviour that influence us in getting and spending, and shows that there is more to design and style than meets the eye.
Presented by Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presented By: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. Critic Eric Korn and writer Diana Wynne-Jones review some of the latest science fiction publications.


Introduced By: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Eric Korn

: After Every Dream

The story of a family over the 40 years of Israel's history, set in the Kibbutz Farran, 1947-88. With and Hebrew adviser DANIELLE COHEN
Special effects by MALCOLM CLARKE (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) Directed by PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo


Unknown: Sam Jacobs
Unknown: Danielle Cohen
Unknown: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: Piers Plowright
Zahara: Lila Kaye
Miriam: Miriam Karlin

: S04

Science on 4 Presented by Peter Evans with reports from GeoffWatts Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis
A Radio Science Unit production
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Presented By: Alun Lewis

: Options

4.30 Not So Long Ago Series 2 Eight programmes about modern world history presented, with archive recordings, by GEOFFREY STERN. 7: The Creation of Bangladesh 1971 (First broadcast on the BBC World Service) (e)
5.00 Man Masters Nature Twenty-five centuries of science 7: Loss of Innocence GEOFF WATTS discusses the impact of the new physics with PROFESSOR CLIVE KlLMISTER and DR JOHN HENDRY. Stereo (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Greek A five-part beginners' course With CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS 4: Finding Your Way Around (R)(e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Stern.
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Professor Clive Kllmister
Unknown: Dr John Hendry.
Unknown: Christina Coucounara

: On the Outside

Four conversations in which Jenny Cuffe talks to men and women who, by choice or circumstance, find themselves outside the world to which they once belonged. 1: Sally Trench
When she was 16 Sally Trench left her comfortable middle-class home to join the dossers on London's bomb sites. Today her life still revolves around society's drop-outs.


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sally Trench

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace


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

: News

With CLIVE ROSUN including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Clive Rosun

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Spray It with Flowers by KAY TRAINOR
Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo


Unknown: Kay Trainor
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Music by DILLIE KEANE of Fascinating Aida
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Girl of My Best Friend by CHRISTOPHER REASON with and When Jules finds a pile of old photographs and a letter in her husband's desk drawer, she unlocks a tragic past which has haunted their troubled marriage.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re.broadcast on Monday at 3. 00pm)


Unknown: Christopher Reason
Directed By: Clive Brill
Mark: Russell Dixon
Benny: Michael Maloney
Mel: Emma Chambers
Jules: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Fiona: Jane Hazlegrove
Mrs White/Station announcer: Maureen Morris

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

I Haunt the Sunny Streets
Colin Style presents the poetry of Zimbabwe and shows how it has been affected by the country's stormy history. Readers LEO AYLEN and JOHN MATSHIKIZA Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Readers: Leo Aylen
Readers: John Matshikiza
Producer: Alec Reid

: Spanish Testament

In a series of six programmes
David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began the uphill and dangerous task of selling Protestant bibles in Catholic Spain. 1: Madrid
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Saturday-Night Fry

Another stroll through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of Stephen Fry 's head. Striding along manfully in shorts and sandals are Hugh Laurie and Jim Broadbent , while trailing a long way behind and whining is this week's guest Alison Steadman. Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Written By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: Live on Arrival

Following in the footsteps of such silver-penned satirists as Swift, Dryden, W. S. Gilbert , Thackeray and Freddie Mercury of Queen, the Live on Arrival team bring you half an hour of swingeing socio-political satire and some jokes about haddock.... live! Starring Hugh Dennis
Flip Webster , Steve Punt and Guy Jackson
Songs and music by GUY JACKSON Written by STEVE PUNT with additional material by HUGH DENNIS GUY JACKSON. FLIP WEBSTER and DAVID TYLER
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Flip Webster
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Guy Jackson
Music By: Guy Jackson
Written By: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Guy Jackson.
Unknown: Flip Webster
Unknown: David Tyler
Producer: David Tyler.

: *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.

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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