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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

brings you Masterfarmer. The question master, as you'd expect, is
Magnus Magnusson. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Gerald Williams Producer JOANNE WATSON


Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk with travel expert Nigel Coombs. Producer HELEN ROBSON
0 INFORMATION: send sae to: [address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Jane Berthoud
Producers: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

with Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times.


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Producer


Presenter: Louise Botting
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Seven days of important world news made trivial, and daft little items rendered significant, under the chairmanship of Barry Took. Captaining the teams are Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Bryan Gould , MP,
Desmond Watkins , senior executive,
Shell International, Angela Neustatter , journalist,
Teresa Gorman , MP Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on this week's Any Questions? Producers JOHN HOLMES and SUZANNE LEVY BBC Bristol
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Desmond Watkins
Unknown: Angela Neustatter
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Suzanne Levy

: Zanna

by Nigel Baldwin
A murder investigation is under way. There's Hennessy, the tough
Detective Sergeant (Barry Foster); Nate, the idealistic writer (Struan Rodger), and Zanna, half child, half woman
(Madeleine Church). Directed by Richard Wortley


Writer: Nigel Baldwin
Director: Richard Wortley

: The Living World

Derek Jones and David Streeter join
Michael Chinery in his garden for a creepy-crawly wildlife safari.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Michael Chinery
Producer: John Harrison

: Options

4.30 Telling It How It Was A guide to collecting oral history presented by Steve Humphries.
2: Interview Techniques Consultant PAUL THOMPSON
5.00 Time Will Tell Seven programmes in which Alexander MacLeod examines future scenarios for world affairs. I: The Soviet Union How could success for perestroika and glasnost transform the lives of the next Soviet generation? And what happens if Gorbachev's reforms collapse? Series producer DENNIS SHUTTE (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (R) revised
5.30 Get By in Turkish A six-part introduction. 2: Eating Out with Bengisu Rona and Tayfun Ertan Written by ALAN WILDING
0 BOOK: £2. 95: pack of two cassettes, E795 (Options may be recorded for educational use)


Presented By: Steve Humphries.
Unknown: Paul Thompson
Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Producer: Dennis Shutte
Unknown: Bengisu Rona
Written By: Alan Wilding

: SO4

Peter Evans selects highlights from recent scientific research. With reports from Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron to discuss his life and work.


Unknown: Colin Thubron

: Week Ending

Weekly satire with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills.


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by GRAEME CURRY
Produced and directed by CLIVE BRILL Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Curry
Directed By: Clive Brill

: Consuming Passions

Brenda Polan exposes spies in suede shoes, analyses the nouveau yob and uncovers the influence of Bert Bacharach in the charts. Producers IAN KIRK SMITH and JANET LEE


Unknown: Brenda Polan
Unknown: Bert Bacharach
Producers: Ian Kirk Smith
Producers: Janet Lee

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Sea Fever

by Sheila Hodgson.
With John Moffatt as Dennis Vyner, Elizabeth Mansfield as Sylvia Vyner and Jane Leonard as Julie Barnes

When devious Dennis Vyner's financial empire collapses, there's only one thing left to do - disappear, and fast! He hits on an amazing and outrageously simple plan... to go on a luxury cruise with the help of his wife and girlfriend!
(Repeated Monday 3.00pm)


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Director: David Johnston
Dennis Vyner: John Moffatt
Sylvia Vyner: Elizabeth Mansfield
Julie Barnes: Jane Leonard
Dr Lorrimer: John Bull
Prof Guy Heydock: John Baddeley
Prof Charles Jarvis: James Kerry
Bonnie McBride: Maureen Beattie
Alec Dunbar: Jack McKenzie
Miss Parker: Diana Lambert
Miss Pascall: Petra Davies
Rev Fergus Anderson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Barman: Peter Craze
PA Announcer: Peter Craze

: 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 Graham James. Stereo


Unknown: Graham James.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Breakaway the Circle
It's now four years since the miners' strike came to an end and pit closures have proceeded apace since then. But what happens to the communities when the pits close down?
Robbie Roberts makes a personal assessment of his own community -
Dodworth, near Barnsley. Producer DAVE SHEASBY BBC North East. Stereo


Unknown: Robbie Roberts

: The Poetry of Popular Song

Last of four programmes in which Roy Dean considers the work of some lesser-known
American lyric writers. 4: Leo Robin (1900-84)
- Thanks for the Memory Producer DAVID PERRY


Unknown: Roy Dean
Unknown: Leo Robin
Producer: David Perry

: Sweet and Low-Down

An eight-part series in which Robert Cushman gives a personal view of the New York cabaret scene, past and present. 3:Love Me or Leave Me 'You might find the nighttime the right time for kissing
But night time is my time for just reminiscing.'
GUS KAHN , 1928
The roots of New York cabaret in the 20s and 30s. With singers Ruth Etting , Adelaide Hall , Hildegarde Hutch , Ethel Waters and Elisabeth Welch , and comments from
Buddy Barnes , Michael Feinstein , Barbara Lea , Steve Ross , Bobby Short. Joel Siegel. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Gus Kahn
Singers: Ruth Etting
Singers: Adelaide Hall
Singers: Hildegarde Hutch
Singers: Ethel Waters
Singers: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Buddy Barnes
Unknown: Michael Feinstein
Unknown: Barbara Lea
Unknown: Steve Ross
Unknown: Bobby Short.
Unknown: Joel Siegel.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

: I, an Actor

'A good actor must continually run the risk of being beheaded.' That might sound like a typical remark from an empty-headed actor until you realise it's from the mouth of Nicholas Craig.
Including the work of less successful actors such as Nigel Planer , Christopher Douglas , Christopher Ryan and Chrissy Roberts. Written by NIGEL PLANER and CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


Unknown: Nicholas Craig.
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Christopher Ryan
Unknown: Chrissy Roberts.
Written By: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Producer: Bill Dare.

: 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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