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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to Warwickshire, just before all roads lead there for the Royal Show; the county's food production business covers the full range of agricultural commodities.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and David Lomax , featuring the finalists for the Best of British Youth awards. Listeners are asked to vote for the winners. Today: Bill Parlane , 21, from Widnes in Cheshire.
Bill is mentally handicapped; he has a speech impediment and is unlikely ever to find a job.
Yet despite this, he has become a valued volunteer worker at a local hospital, helping profoundly mentally handicapped residents.
Address for voting is: Best of British Youth awards, Today Programme BBC, London W1A 4WW
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
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: John Humphrys
Presented By: David Lomax
Unknown: Bill Parlane
Read By: Brian Perkins
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

The ladies take centre stage at Wimbledon; the cream of the country's rowers are at
Henley Royal Regatta, and it's England against the West Indies at Old Trafford. Presenter Cliff Morgan Producer CHARLES RUNCIE


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

In Dublin's millennium year Breakaway presents a special edition from the Republic of Ireland. Paul Wade tastes his way along the south-west coast, Dilly Barlow is swinging her way on the golf courses of Sligo and Bernard Falk has 'a grand day out'in Dublin.


Unknown: Paul Wade
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Helen Robson

: Out of Order

A quiz about politics.
Team captains Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby, and Julian Critchley , Tory member for Aldershot, pit their political wits against each other. John Lloyd , of the Financial Times, and Janet Fookes , mp, are this week's guests.
In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Janet Fookes
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: America-the Movie

A reflected history in seven reels
The history of the popular American cinema is also an informal history of the American people and what has been on its collective mind - although the relationship between the world on screen and the real one is not always direct.
Reel One - The Birth of a Nation With the opinions of Kevin Brownlow and John Kobal , and the voices Of D. W. GRIFFITHS
LILLIAN GISH. CECIL B. DE MLLE and ROBERT ALTMAN with Peter Marinker as Frederick Jackson Turner Research and compilation by PAUL WELLS
Script and narration by CHRISTOPHER FRAYUNG
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: John Kobal
Unknown: D. W. Griffiths
Unknown: Tom Mix.
Unknown: William S. Hart
Unknown: Lillian Gish.
Unknown: Cecil B. de Mlle
Unknown: Robert Altman
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Frederick Jackson Turner
Unknown: Christopher Frayung
Directed By: John Powell.

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Riddell , Political Editor of the Financial Times Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.00am)

: The News Quiz

Satirist John Wells returns to Richard Ingrams 's side, while Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times joins Alan Coren.
Barry Took is in the Chair. Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON
Stereo (Re-broadcast Monday 6.30pm)


Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Prior, The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , mp, Rosie Barnes , mp and Peregrine Worsthorne


Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Rosie Barnes

: Consuming Passions

Are you attracted by naked ladies, silver daggers, or plain dark green? Consuming
Passions investigates the art of book jacket design and how a soft back becomes a hard sell. Presenter Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presenter: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: The Best of Morning Story

A second chance to hear favourites from recent years. Gryshkin by GARY POLLARD Read by David Gooderson Producer SHEILA FOX (R)


Read By: David Gooderson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Moonman

by STEVE MAY with and
Ambrose Byron has written a book. He is a security guard in a shopping precinct and nobody takes his literary talent seriously.


Unknown: Steve May
Unknown: Ambrose Byron
Unknown: Mark McKenzie.
Directed By: Penny Gold
Byron: Norman Beaton
Trina: Sylvestre Le Touzel
Debbi: Carolyn Backhouse
Morris: Ewen Cummins
DJ: Steve Hodson
Chairman: Steve Hodson
Coggin: Laurence Payne
Lord Imber: Laurence Payne
Simon: Lan Targett
Bookshop manager: Simon Cuff
Schmidt: Simon Cuff
Sales rep: Stephen Rashbrook
DJ: Stephen Rashbrook
Sally: Emily Richard
Princess: Camila Power
Jag: Richard Tate
Chatshow host: Michael Tudor Barnes
Critic: Michael Deacon
Interviewer: Paul Sirr

: Solomon's Peacocks

In southern India there is a remarkable and ancient Jewish community, which some claim goes back as far as Solomon.
Whatever its past, its future is certain - it is dying.
Bernard Jackson explores the world of the last white Jews of Cochin.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer JACKIE LUNN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: Options

4.30 Actors' Workshop with SHEILA HANCOCK A six-part series with Guildhall students XANTHE GRESHAM and PETER WINGFIELD 5:ImprovisationWith RICHARD WILSON (e)
5.00 New Series Cancer Check An eight-part series
1: Three-year-old Alex complained of aching legs - 'We put it down to the new bike he'd had for his birthday' - but within weeks he was being treated for leukaemia. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the successful path to combating cancer. Researcher FIONA GOODALL Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (e)
5.30 Get By in Portuguese The last of a five-part beginners' course with SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES Going Shopping Course writer PENNY NEWMAN Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)(e)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Fiona Goodall
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Suzette MacEdo
Unknown: Carlos Alves

: Carvel in Conversation

Robert Carvel talks to a quartet of public figures. 3: Lord Whitelaw


Talks: Robert Carvel

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace


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

: News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
The Name of the Game by MIKE WALKER
Directed by A. J. QUINN Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: A. J. Quinn

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by DILLIE KEANE Of Fascinating Aida
Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Mountsorrel Saga by ELIZABETH LINDSAY. Stereo (Details on Monday at 3. 00pm)


Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay.

: Music in Mind

Presented, this week and next, by Dame Joan Hammond. Producer JANE BEVAN Stereo


Unknown: Dame Joan Hammond.
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Ten to Ten

led by Roy Jenkins BBC Wales Stereo


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Anything You Can Do
Fifty years ago, the blue streamlined Mallard broke the world record for steam engines, reaching 126mph - a record which still stands. Piers Bishop tells of the record attempt and traces the rivalry between two great railway engineers in the golden age of steam. Producer IVAN HOWLETT BBC North East. Stereo
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: As It Looked Then

Reporting the Munich Crisis The first in a series of three talks by Sir Geoffrey Cox , former Editor of Independent
Television News and founder of News at Ten. Fifty years ago, he was foreign correspondent in Austria and Czechoslovakia for the Daily Express, and witnessed the events of the Anschluss and the Munich Crisis as Europe slipped towards war.
1: The Foreign CorrespondentsSir Geoffrey recalls the tightly-knit group of newspaper correspondents with whom he worked in central Europe, when the press was all-powerful. Producer NICK UTECHIN


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Cox
Producer: Nick Utechin

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

A series of12 programmes. Born in 1946, the Light
Programme's request show catered to the needs of women at home.
With the help of archive material, Russell Davies and Julie Covington tell of those times.
4: At Last the Real 1948 ShowIntroducing the smiling voice of radio.
Producer JONATHAN JAMES MOORE (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Julie Covington
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: *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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