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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

returns to Lincolnshire with a trip to the north of the county to find out about agricultural education in one of the most varied areas in the country. The programme looks at the commercial prospects for
Lincoln Red cattle, and finds out why Lincolnshire still calls itself Britain's premier agricultural county. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer tor the Day

Presented by Hope Sealy


Presented By: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Michael Woodhead
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 Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Michael Woodhead
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

The AAA athletics championship, the Fifth Test match between ENGLAND and the WEST INDIES, the British
Motorcycling Grand Prix - a busy weekend for British sportsmen and women.
Cliff Morgan has news and views from the world of sport. Producer CHARLES RUNCIE


Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk , with travel expert Jeff Mills


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Jeff Mills
Producer: Helen Robson

: Out of Order

Team captains Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby, and Julian Critchley , Tory member for Aldershot, pit their political wits against each other. Their guests this week are Polly Toynbee and Charles Kennedy , mp.
In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: America - the Movie

A reflected history in seven reels Reel 6: You Can 't Come In
'The sleep of reason produces monsters' GOYA One of the most effective chroniclers of America's everyday anxieties in recent years has been Stephen King. He calls his work 'plain stories for plain folk', but instead of the traditional props of the horror stories, his monsters tend to be everyday products which have taken on a satanic life of their own - a possessed car, a vicious vacuum cleaner.... With the opinions of Clive Barker and Kim Newman and the voices of STEPHEN KING
ROBERT ALTMAN and RONALD REAGAN Compiled and researched by PAUL WELLS. Script and narration by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen King.
Unknown: Clive Barker
Unknown: Kim Newman
Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Steven Spielberg.
Unknown: Brian de Palma
Unknown: Robert Altman
Unknown: Paul Wells.
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell.

: Talking Politics

While Parliament is in recess, leading politicians discuss their backgrounds, interests and lives outside politics.
This week James Naughtie joins the Secretary of State for Education and Science,
The Rt Hon Kenneth Baker , mp, at his home in London. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Kenneth Baker

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen meets the craftsmen and cultivators who are determined to protect the traditional ways of the country. Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.00am) A free fact sheet will be available in October. Send large sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Ad-libbed comedy based on audience suggestions.
This week John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined by Hugh Laurie and Enn Reitel as they romp through a world of literary styles, theme tunes and film genres. Clive Anderson does what he can in the Chair. COLIN SELL (piano)
Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON and the producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: News

: Towards 2000 with the Radio 4 Generation

The Future of the Seven Deadly Sins
The Radio 4 Generation is made up of 250 young people selected at the last election to represent a cross-section of society. In this series of six programmes they look forward to the year 2000, when they will be starting to take control of the country.
Will traditional values change? What is the future of the seven deadly sins? 1: Sloth from the Maritime Museum, Liverpool
Chairman John Humphrys


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Consuming Passions

In the programme that makes connections between art and design, fashion and style, Sarah Dunant meets the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Producer JANICE HADLOW


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe.
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: The Best of Morning Story

The Death of the Little Finger by WILLIAM PALMER
Read by Emrys James Producer SHEILA FOX (R)


Unknown: William Palmer
Read By: Emrys James
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Snow Bubble

Petra feels trapped in her marriage by love and mutual incomprehension. An uneasy equilibrium is maintained until two old friends come to stay. Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Play By: Tina Pepler
Directed By: Alec Reid

: Persona Grata

John Timpson talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction. Reader PETER JEFFREY
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Talks: John Timpson
Reader: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Science Now

Peter Evans seeks answers to some of your questions with the help of Dr Steve Jones Dr Peter Moore and Professor John Taylor. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.45pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Dr Steve Jones
Unknown: Dr Peter Moore
Unknown: Professor John Taylor.
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Options

4.30 Prefaces to Shakespeare Six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays
4: Ian Hogg on 'Coriolanus' 'In talking about this play, I intend to trace the route of my own experience of playing the leading role and to recall how the story, and eventually the character, became a physical and emotional conviction in me... .' (R)(e)
5.00 Cancer Check An eight-part series
6: 'When the surgeon told me it was cancer 1 felt like someone had kicked me in the stomach.' Sheila had a malignant tumour removed from her breast. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the path to combating cancer, (e)
5.30 Get By in Italian A five-part beginners' course With ANNAMARIA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE A Meal and a Chat Ordering a pizza meal; meeting people; the weather (R) (e)


Unknown: Ian Hogg
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone

: On the Day I Was Born

Presented by Larry Harris
In the last of four programmes, Terence Conran looks at the newspapers published on his birthdate.


Presented By: Larry Harris
Unknown: Terence Conran

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news, with Sally Grace
David Tate and Bill Wallis


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

: News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Meet Me in the Park by KAY TRAINOR
Directed by A.J. QUINN. Stereo


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

: In the Psychiatrists Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's guest is Claire Rayner
(Broadcastlast Wednesday)


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Whose Body? by DOROTHY L. SAYERS dramatised by MICHELENE WANDOR with and A body is found and a body is lost - but whose body has appeared in a bath in Battersea, and where is the body of famous financier Sir Reuben Levy , who went to bed one night in his flat in Park Lane and disappeared? Lord Peter investigates ...


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Sir Reuben Levy
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Lord Peter Wimsey: Gary Bond
Bunter: John Cater
Mr Parker: Roger Rowland
Sir Julian Freke: Michael Graham Cox
Duchess of Denver: Veda Warwick
Mr Thipps: Kim Durham
Dr Grimbold: Kim Durham
Waiter: Kim Durham
John P. Milligan: Terry Molloy
Insp Sugg: Terry Molloy
Gerald, Duke of Denver: Terry Molloy
Mr Crimplesham: Christopher Benjamin
Foreman: Christopher Benjamin
Sexton: Christopher Benjamin
Sir Reuben Levy: Geoff Serle
Graves: Geoff Serle
Coroner: Geoff Serle
Freddie Arbuthnot: Tim Brierley
Cummings: Tim Brierley
Gladys Horrocks: Charlotte Martin
Lady Levy: Charlotte Martin
Mr Piggott: Alex Jones

: Music in Mind

Presented, once again, by Robert Lloyd
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

Led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Tinniswood's Cowes Week Looking at another British sporting institution, what do the investigative team of Peter Tinniswood.
Martin Jarvis and Liz Goulding find? Everything on an even keel perhaps? No. Listening carefully to the Cowes
Combined Yacht Club's sound archive, they've stumbled across something. Why. for instance, were the designs for the BBC's headquarters based on the stern of a ship? Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: 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. : In a Golden Coach - 1953Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: 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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