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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to Hereford and Worcester to visit some of the farmers and to attend Sheep 88, the national sheep event held at Malvern. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with THE MOST REV DESMOND TUTU , Archbishop of Cape Town


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Desmond Tutu

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jennie Bond
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.20* Letters
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: Jennie Bond
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Plenty of Olympic hopefuls are on show this weekend with swimming at Leeds, show jumping at Hickstead and yachting at Cowes. Meanwhile, at Wembley, the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS and the MIAMI DOLPHINS limber up for their American football game tomorrow.
Cliff Morgan catches up with all the sporting news and views. Producer CHARLES RUNCLE


Producer: Charles Runcle

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk , with travel expert Nigel Coombs


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Malunson

: 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 in the game that proves a week to be a long time in politics. Their guests this week are Janet Fookes , mp, and John Biffen , mp.
In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


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

: America -the Movie

A reflected history in seven reels Reel 5: Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat!
'I wanted to be American. I wanted to be powerful, which means safe, because I was helpless and naked and alone; and I wanted to be rich, because money meant everything to an immigrant kid.'
EI LA KAZAN, film director
With the opinions of Philip Jenkinson and Kevin Brownlow and the voices of JAMES CAGNEY. ELIA KAZAN
Script and narration by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: James Cagney.
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Robin Oakley , Political Editor of the Times Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Presented By: Robin Oakley
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: A Small Country Living

with Jeanine McMullen


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

A chance to hear again (at a civilised hour) Radio 4's successful comedy based on audience suggestions.
Regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined this week by Lenny Henry and Dawn French as they battle their way through a succession of improvisation games.
Chairman Clive Anderson holds the whole thing together. COLIN SELL (piano)
Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON and producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , mp Paddy Ashdown , mp
Ron Todd and Eric Heffer. mp


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Ron Todd
Unknown: Eric Heffer.

: Consuming Passions

casts an analytical eye over the way we live now, seeking out the currents of thought and behaviour that influence us, 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

: The Best of Morning Story

The Pillbox by PENELOPE LIVELY Read by Brian Gear Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Mumbo Jumbo

A play by ROBIN GLENDINNING with and Music performed by HENRY DAGG


Play By: Robin Glendinning
Unknown: Henry Dagg
Barry Dunham: Eoin O'Callaghan
the Dean: Alan MacNaughton
Bill Dunham: Denys Hawthorne

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis Producer PETER CROASDALE


Presented By: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Options

4.30 Prefaces to Shakespeare The Merry Wives of Windsor PRUNELLA SCALES presents a personal view of Shakespeare's most farcical comedy. Producer ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.00 Cancer Check An eight-part series
5: 'I don't feel angry or bitter; I'm just annoyed with myself for allowing it to go for so long.' Rita discovered she had cervical cancer after a 10-year gap between smear tests. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the path to combating cancer, (e)
5.30 Get By in Italian A five-part beginners' course With ANNAMARlA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE
4: Getting Somewhere to Stay (R)(e)


Producer: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone

: On the Day I Was Born

Larry Harris looks at the newspaper stories for the day a guest was born.


Unknown: Larry Harris

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace
David Tate and Bill Wallis


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

: News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Read All about It by MARK POWER Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the first of six programmes Anthony Burgess , one of the greatest and most prolific living novelists, talks to
Dr Anthony Clare.


Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Peter Ibbetson by GEORGE DU MAURIER dramatised by DAVID BUCK with and From the fatal act of his youth, Peter Ibbetson finds that his life is over. Yet at the same time he learns to live a new life. one in which all his most intense romantic hopes are fulfilled.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ibbetson
Unknown: George du Maurier
Dramatised By: David Buck
Unknown: Peter Ibbetson
Directed By: Brian Miller
Mary Duchess of Towers: Cherie Lunghi
Peter Ibbetson: Timothy Bentinck
Old Peter: Laurence Payne
Warden/Lord Cray: Paul Gregory
Madge Plunkett/Mrs Deane: Joan Matheson
Mme Pasquier/Lady Cray: Diana Olsson
Young Peter: Matthew Francis
Mme Seraskier: Angela Barlow
Lady Soames: Angela Barlow
Young Mary: Gemma Field
Monsieur Le Major: John Samson
Sir Ralph: John Samson
Colonel Ibbetson: Norman Bird
Lintot: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Music in Mind

A mid-evening miscellany of words and music
Presented by Robert Lloyd Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Robert Lloyd
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Colin Semper Stereo


Unknown: Colin Semper

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Eight for Eight-Fifteen
Cindy Selby explores the sociology of the dinner party with the help of some regular hosts, hostesses and guests. Producer SALLY THOMPSON (R)


Unknown: Cindy Selby
Producer: Sally Thompson

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

A series of 12 programmes.
Conceived in Sweden, born in 1946. the Light Programme's request show catered for the needs of women at home. With the help of archive material Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell of those times.
8: Turmoil and Enterprise - 1952 Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
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.

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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