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: News Briefing

: 'am The Farming Week

goes to Norfolk, one of the country's bread-basket counties. Now that the grain harvest is over, attention has turned to sugar beet. That crop is controlled by quotas and in EEC terms is self-financing. Will it be a profitable crop? Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: 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 HARRIET CASS
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: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan returns from Seoul to present the usual mixture of views, news, gossip and debate on sporting matters. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer IRENE MALLIS


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: Conference Special

Robin Oakley looks back at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool, offering his personal view of the debates and personalities.


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting This week: The 1988-9 Unit Trust Managers' Portfolio (Details on Monday at 10.00am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

starring with Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
the Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
the computeach/Commentator: David Tate
Marvin/the Pupil: Stephen Moore
Bird Two: John Baddeley
Lintilla: Rula Lenska
Hig Hurtenflurst: Mark Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Edwina Currie , mp
The Rt Hon David Steel , mp John Mortimer , Qc


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: John Mortimer

: Consuming Passions

The programme that cracks the codes of contemporary style, design, leisure and living. Presenter Sarah Dunant Producer JANICE HADLOW


Presenter: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively


Introduced By: Penelope Lively

: Too Late the Phalarope

Dramatised by STEWART CONN with 'He came to the place where the blue gums are, and the kakiebos weed in the vacant ground. And he stood there waiting, with the mad sickness and the fear. And there, God forgive him, he possessed her.' Directed by STEWART CONN


Unknown: Alan Paton
Dramatised By: Stewart Conn
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Tante Sophie: Yvonne Bryceland
Pieter van Vlaanderen: Jack Klaff
Jakob, his father: Stratford Johns
Nella, his wife: Mavourneen Bryceland
Stephanie: Felicia Nkomo
Capt Massingham: Peter Cartwright
SgtSteyn: Daniel Davies
Kappie: Richard E Grant
Dick/Vorster: Michael O'Brien
BBC Scotland: Stereo (r)
Played and produced: With Great
power and: Intensity Guardian

: Science Now

From the Radio Show, Earls Court, 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


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

: Options

4.30 Room to Listen, Room to Talk The last of six programmes presented by DR TONY LAKE I've Started, so I'll Finish When does therapy end, and who decides that it's time to finish? And what, in the end, do people gain from therapy? Series producer FRAN ACHESON (e)
5.00 Science on the Road The last of six programmes. SUE COOK, together with SIR CUVE SINCLAIR , PROFESSOR ERIC LAITHWAITE and HEATHER COUPER , discusses how science can be made more attractive. (e) Stereo
5.30 Get By in Arabic The last of a six-part introduction presented by AHDAF SOUEIF and ALIX REFAIE Business and Pleasure Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL-GHOBASHY Producer ALAN WILDING (R) (e) Book, £2.95: pack of two cassettes, £7.95. from retailers


Presented By: Dr Tony Lake
Producer: Fran Acheson
Unknown: Sir Cuve Sinclair
Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Heather Couper
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Unknown: Alix Refaie
Written By: Hilary Wise
Unknown: Salah El-Ghobashy
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Six Lords a-Leaping

In a series of six conversations, John Timpson proves that there really is life after elevation to the peerage.
5: Lord Bridge (life Baron)


Unknown: John Timpson

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the news with Sally Grace , David Tate Bill Wallis and Royce Mills


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

: News

With PETER JEFFERSON including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Citizens

Omnibus edition The Homecoming by LEIGH JACKSON
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Man Flourishing by Sam Hannabell
Dramatised by Trevor Royle. Ireland, 1798: James Gault, a divinity student, returns from Glasgow to join a company of United Irishmen in the country townland of Ravarra.
In the dangerous and violent days following the rebellion, Gault finds sanctuary with the sinister Dr Bannon of Legg's Lane.
Singers Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden
Martin McGinley (fiddle) Directed by Kathryn Baird. BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Playwright: Trevor Royle
Singer: Jane Cassidy
Singer: Maurice Leyden
Fiddle: Martin McGinley
Director: Kathryn Baird
James Gault: John Hewitt
Luke Bannon: Andrew Dallmeyer
Kate: Brenda Winter
Aeneas Gordon: Maurice O'Callaghan
Aggie: Libby Smith
Fonsy: Paddy Scully
Nugent Mullan: George Shane
Hugh: Trevor Moore
Sim Purdie: Mark Mulholland
Adair: John Keyes
Hazlett: Kevin Flood
Maxwell: Roy Heayberd
Lamont: Wesley Murphy
Treefall: B J Hogg
Trooper: Richard Orr

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Fr Michael Child BBC Manchester. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Flying with Fielder
Fred Fielder , a bearded 18-stone ex-miner and disc jockey from Salford, flies a jet-black balloon marked with a skull and crossbones and the registration GB-MAD. He has flown under the Clifton suspension bridge and once had Rajiv Gandhi m his basket.
Phil Korbel went ballooning with Fred at this year's
Southampton rally (where he finished first).
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fred Fielder
Unknown: Rajiv Gandhi
Unknown: Phil Korbel
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Best Day of My Life

A series of six programmes 3: Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Dave Willetts , star of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, about the best day of his exciting career.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Dave Willetts
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club

6: Bleak Horse. Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 7.45pm)

: Radio Active

Did You Catch It with Anna Daptor
Mike Flex (GEOFFREY PERKINS ) Nigel Pry (philip POPE) Song by PHILIP POPE and RICHARD CURTIS and performed by the HEE BEE GEE BEES
Written by ANGUS DEAYTON and GEOFFREY PERKINS with additional material by JON CANTER. MORAY HUNTER


Unknown: Anna Daptor
Unknown: Helen Atkinson
Unknown: Sir Norman Tonsil
Unknown: Martin Brown
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Jon Canter.
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: John Docherty
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall
Producer: Jamie Rix.

: '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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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