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: News Briefing

: 'am The Farming Week

goes to Berwickshire, where variety is the spice of agricultural life. The range is from hill farming to rich arable acres and a big field vegetable industry. Presented and produced by Allan Wright BBC Pebble Mill


Produced By: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
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: John Humphrys
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

With winter drawing near, Tony Adamson surveys the world of sport for news, comment, personalities and conversation.


Unknown: Tony Adamson
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: 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

with Ned Sherrin and Robert Elms , Craig Charles and Victoria Mather Additional material from NEIL SHAND


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Craig Charles
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Robin Oakley , political editor of The Times Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Presented By: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Every week Money Box reports on the latest developments in the fields of investment, insurance, mortgages, social security and tax.
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Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their cohorts return with a new series of amusing mayhem based on the week's news. Barry Took is in the Chair, ensuring a minimum amount of fair play.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer BILL DARE


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon

: News

: Any Questions?

Michael Argyle , qc Lord Gifford, qc
Margaret Jay and Lord St John of Fawsley


Unknown: Michael Argyle
Unknown: Margaret Jay

: Consuming Passions

Join Sarah Dunant and guests for the programme that makes connections between art and design, drama and decor, style and sensibility.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Treasure islands

Maurice Sendak talks to
Penelope Lively about his work, his influences, and his new book. Dear Mili - a newly-discovered Grimm's fairy tale.


Talks: Maurice Sendak
Unknown: Penelope Lively

: The Rain Gathering

by JEREMY RAISON withand
Claire arrives unexpectedly at Jamie's grandfather's funeral. He is still bitter about the break-up of their relationship. Why, he wonders, could she never commit herself? Why was there always someone else?
And what can she want now? With original music composed and performed by JONATHAN WHITEHEAD
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo ('The Rain Gathering was developed at the National Theatre, London, and subsequently produced by the Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh in July) and at 4.00
Not Dead But Lifeless by PAT BORAN with and Damien knows angels.
Sometimes he visits them and sometimes they come to his bedroom and play their harps. His mother just wishes he would get up and stop dogs digging up the garden - or maybe get ready for Christmas dinner - in November.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Raison
Unknown: Jonathan Whitehead
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.
Unknown: Pat Boran
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Jamie: Christopher Baines
Claire: Diane Bull
Squinty (aka Damien): Paul Venables
his mother: Avril Clark
Dad: Anthony Jackson
Man: Richard Tate
Woman: Marcia Ashton
Helen: Sue Broomfield

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis


Presented By: Alun Lewis
Producer: Catherine Charnaud

: Options

4.30 Priorities Eric Robson spends a working day with David Bowden , District General Manager for Brighton Health Authority. (e)
5.00 Inside Science The Energy 'Crisis' Paul Heiney investigates how to reduce energy consumption, and finds out about renewable energy. Ie)
5.30 Get By in Chinese A six-part introduction to Mandarin Chinese 2: Food and Drink Presenters uu YUAN and PAUL CROOK (e)


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: David Bowden
Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Conversation Piece

Dame Josephine Barnes , former president of the British Medical Association and a distinguished obstetrician and gynaecologist, is
Sue MaeGregor's guest in the first of tenprogrammes.


Unknown: Dame Josephine Barnes

: 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 DAVID SYMONDS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: David Symonds

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by MARCIA KAHAN and MARK POWER Directed by DAVID HITCHINSON
Series editor MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Marcia Kahan
Directed By: David Hitchinson
Editor: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Ragamuffin

with and
Simeon was a real ragamuffin. A classic Rastafarian with dreadlocks halfway down his back. But then he decided that he wanted to try and do something to make the streets safe for the old folk, to put criminals behind bars, to become - to his friends it was unthinkable - a policeman.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo
and at 8.45:
One Friday Not a Million Miles Past
It is another Friday in the life of Oldtown. But to Mazeguy it is his first without Laura, lost to a new lover, and his last as a clerk in the DHSS. Without a job and without a girl, Mazeguy tries to lose himself in the abandon of the provincial city's Friday night.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Ann Ogidi
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Unknown: Richard Hayton
Unknown: Lolly Cockerell
Interviewer: Zelah Clarke
Unknown: Caroline Gruber.
Unknown: Philippa Howell
Unknown: Anthony Jackson.
Unknown: Ian Michie
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Simeon: Roger Griffiths
Daniel: Ben Onwukwe
Benjamin: Victor Romero Evans
Levi: Cyril Nri
Asher: Freddie Brooks
PC Harry / Driver 1: Ken Cumberlidge
Mrs Thomas: Carmen Munro
DJ/PC at station: Ian Michie
Big Mac: Leo Wringer
Errol: Ian Roberts
Narrator: John Duttine
Mazeguy: Ian Targett
Laura: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mr Shankly: Simon Cuff
Mother: Polly James
Father: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mr Evans: Michael Bilton

: Music in Mind

Richard Baker presents a mid-evening miscellany of words and music. Producer JANE BEVAN Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Fr Michael Child BBC Manchester Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Perfume and Poison Pen
Why do so many authors choose to make their detectives female? Joan Smith unravels a web of references from Miss Marple to mean streets, from Nora Van
Snoop to the 'new woman', and conducts her own investigation among the casebooks of contemporary crimewriters. Producer WILL CANTOPHER Stereo


Unknown: Joan Smith
Unknown: Nora Van

: The Best Day of My Life

A series of six programmes
5: Marjorie Lofthouse talks to the explorer Christina DodweU about the best day of her life. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Christina Dodweu
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Up the Garden Path


: 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
2: The Law - A Brief Encounter Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wales


Presented By: Patrick Hannan
Presented By: Chris Stuart

: 'amNews

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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.

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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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