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: News Briefing

: *am The Farming Week

goes to Cornwall, where milk and beef are the major contributors to a food production industry worth E200 million at the farm gate, and employing 16,000 people.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest about a prayer which has inspired their life and faith


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by JOHN HEDGES
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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: John Hedges
Unknown: Andy Smith
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Barry Norman screens the sporting action in a weekend when England's footballers prepare to open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a midweek match against
Sweden, and England's top golfers team up to take on the world as defending champions in the Dunhill Cup at St Andrews.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer IRENE MALLIS
For details of items in this week's programme, please send sae to:
[address removed]


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

: Loose Ends

Unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Carol Thatcher , Richard Jobson and Emma Freud
Additional material from NEIL SHAND Producers LAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: Conference Special

Peter Jenkins looks back at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, offering his personal view of the debates and personalities.


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The last of six episodes starring with Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND
Technical assistance from


Unknown: Alick Hale-Monro
Unknown: Lisa Braun
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 Allitnils: David Tate
Marvin/Man in the Shack: Stephen Moore
the Lintillas/Stewardess: Rula Lenska
Poodoo: Ken Campbell
Zarniwoop/Autopilot: Jonathan Pryce

: News

: Any Questions?

The 40th anniversary edition from the Grand Committee
Room, Palace of Westminster, before an invited audience of past panel members. On the panel:
The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , mp Bryan Gould , mp
Baroness Seear, Bernard Levin


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Consuming Passions

If you've ever wondered why people dress, dream, drive, debate, declaim and decorate the way they do, join
Sarah Dunant and guests as they decode the world of style and design.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively


Introduced By: Penelope Lively

: Heart of England

by SHEILA YEGER with Hartingford village - the heart of England - a community upholding all those values we are encouraged to hold so dear. When the heart is examined closely, however, the patient appears to be a little sick. Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Harry Jackson: John Hollis

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer CATHERINE CHARNAUD


Presented By: Alun Lewis
Producer: Catherine Charnaud

: Options

4.30 New Series Priorities A series of three programmes. ERIC ROBSON spends a working day with EMLYN CASSAM , Director of Social Services for Norfolk. How does Emlyn assess his priorities and does he have the resources to match them? Producer JUDE HOWELLS (e)
5.00 New Series Inside Science A series of ten programmes in which PAUL HEINEY investigates science behind the headlines. 1: Nuclear Power Programme consultant PROFESSOR TONY GODDARD Series producer JOHN ALLEN (e) For a free factsheet send a a large sae to: [address removed]
0 INFO: page 100
5.30 New Series Get By in Chinese A six-part introduction to Mandarin Chinese, a language spoken by a billion people. 1: Meeting and Greeting Presented by uu YUAN and PAUL CROOK Producer KATHY FLOWER (e)
0 INFO: page 100


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Emlyn Cassam
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: John Allen
Presented By: Uu Yuan

: Six Lords a-Leaping

The last of six conversations presented by John Timpson. The Duke of Somerset (19th Duke)


Presented By: John Timpson.

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , David Tate Bill Wallis and Royce Mills


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

: News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
The Importance of Fooling Ernest by MIKE WALKER
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Oh This Love, This Love by PETER LING with and 'Publish and be damned' was the Iron Duke's now-famous curt reply to Harriette Wilson 's threat to loose her scandalous memoirs on an eager British public. And publish she did! The rest, as they say, is history. But decidedly not the sort of history they taught us in school.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ling
Unknown: Harriette Wilson
Directed By: David Johnston.
Harriette Wilson: Joanna McCallum
Colonel Rochfort: Edward De Souza
Duke of Argyle: John Samson
Duke of Wellington: Bernard Brown
Marquis of Worcester: Ken Cumberlidge
Lord Ponsonby: Peter Craze
Lord Melbourne: Michael Graham Cox
Lord Byron: Steve Hodson
Lord Craven: Richard Tate
Henry Brougham: Basil Moss
Marie Le Toille: Oona Beeson
Julia Johnston: Alice Arnold
Mrs Porter: Eva Stuart

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Ten to Ten

led by Fr Michael Child BBC Manchester. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Early Conservationist with Is the human relation to nature not resting upon a false basis, predatory and acquisitive? Is man the instinctive matricide? His only thought to rob, exploit and spend his maternal heritage to his own vulgar gain? Impressions of H. J. Massingham (1888-1952) - author, journalist and ex-townsman who longed to save the English countryside from decay.
Taking part from the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading,
Compiled by mike SEABROOK
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo


Unknown: H. J. Massingham
Unknown: Roy Brigden.
Unknown: Jonathan Brown
Unknown: Jill Betts
Unknown: Mike Seabrook
Producer: John Theocharis.
H J Massingham: John Moffatt

: The Best Day of My Life

In the fourth of six programmes Marjorie Lofthouse talks to
Dr Margaret Rule about the day she masterminded the lifting of the Mary Rose.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Dr Margaret Rule
Unknown: Mary Rose.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Up the Garden Path

by SUE LIMB. Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 7.45pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 29

: Good Establishment Guide

Stimulatingly controversial and refreshingly original analyses of the infrastructures of four great British institutions.
(Why isn't it on Radio 3 then?) Presented by Patrick Hannan and Chris Stuart
1: Parliament - The Musical Producer MARK OWEN. BBC Wales


Presented By: Patrick Hannan
Presented By: Chris Stuart
Producer: Mark Owen.

: *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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