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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

reports from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire and looks back over 150 years of the show's organising body, the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Sue MacGregor
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Presenter Cliff Morgan It's Ladies' Final day at Wimbledon.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Bob Shennan

: Breakaway

The travel programme presented by Bernard Falk with Nigel Coombs. Producer
0 INFORMATION: sendsae, dated 8 July, to: [address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Unknown: Jenny Mallinson

: In Search of ...

Robert Elms looks for the reality behind four separate social groups which have all caused a moral panic and a public outcry. 2: The Yuppie
From Porche to penthouse, from Wall Street to 'your street', we look for the actuality behind the acronym.


Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: Britannia -the Film

A reflected history in eight reels.
Reel 2: Merrie England
'Costume dramas are, on the whole, not about the past; they are using the facts of history to comment on the present. That is supremely true of the two Queen Victoria films - Victoria the Great and Sixty Glorious Years.'
With the opinions of film historians
Jeffrey Richards and Sue Harper , directors Richard Lester and John Boorman and the voices, among others, of MARGARET LOCKWOOD , JAMES MASON.
Compiled and researched by PAUL WELLS Narrated by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Sue Harper
Directors: Richard Lester
Directors: John Boorman
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: James Mason.
Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Flora Robson
Reader: Charles Laughton.
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell

: The Week In Westminster

with Michael White of The Guardian.


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: To Keep the Memory Green

A series of five programmes in which Humphrey Carpenter looks at the members and activities of five flourishing literary societies in this country. 1: The Tolkien Society Producer NICK UTECHIN (R)


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Stilgoe's Around

A series of six programmes. Richard Stilgoe leads his troupe of players into Britain's financial heartland to dispel some of the myths of money-making.
A musical revue featuring Charles Collingwood Belinda Lang
Tim Pigott-Smith and Kathryn Tickell.
Written by RICHARD STILGOE Producer NEIL CARGILL. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell.
Written By: Richard Stilgoe

: News

: Any Questions?

David Mellor , QC. mp, Graham Dowson , Paul Boateng , mp, and Germaine Greer
Chair James Naughtie and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call James Naughtie with Any Questions? issues.
Producers JOHN HOLMES and KEITH JONES. BBC Bristol
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Keith Jones.

: Summer Break

With June Barrie as Cora Meg Davies as Blanche and Barbara Kellermann as Daphne.
Why do the sisters always go on holiday together, when every year they quarrel?
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Julia Jones.
Unknown: Cora Meg Davies
Unknown: Barbara Kellermann
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: High Days and Holy Days

Marjorie Lofthouse visits writer Julia Jones to discover the festivals and folklore of July.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Julia Jones
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Age to Age

Barry Cunliffe presents the programme where the past speaks to the present. In 1284, or so legend has it, the mysterious Pied Piper rid the Westphalian town of Hamelin of a plague of rats. When the ungrateful councillors failed to pay their benefactor, he piped a different tune and took their children. Sean Street visits the medieval town. Researcher FELICITY GOODALL Producers KATE MCALL and JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Kate McAll
Producers: John Knight.

: Options

4.30 Behind the Ritual
Ronald Eyre talks to young people about their faiths.
5.00 Steps to War
Seven programmes in which Professor James Joll recalls the events which led to full-scale conflict in Europe.
2: January 1933: Hitler in Power (R)
5.30 Radio International Natalia Garcia presents a personal selection from Spanish radio.
(May be recorded for educational use)


Talks: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Professor James Joll
Unknown: Natalia Garcia

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans Producer LIZ TUCKER


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Liz Tucker

: Writers Revealed

Rosemary Hartill talks to Brian Moore.


Talks: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Brian Moore.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate. Sally Grace and Jon Glover


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Produced and directed by CUVE BRILL. Stereo

: Consuming Passions

The programme that shows there is more to design than meets the eye. Producers IAN KIRK-SMITH and JANET LEE


Unknown: Janet Lee

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Vacant Possession
A quartet of plays by four different writers about the events springing from the sale of a house belonging to a divorced couple, who have each moved on to new partners. With and with JOE DUNLOP , SUSAN SHERIDAN , PAUL DOWNING and BRIAN MILLER.
1: One Door Closes.... by PAUL ANGELIS Maggie's story
and at 8.30
2: Home Game by LIANE AUKIN Tom's story
Original idea by PAUL ANGELIS Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo
(Parts 3 and 4, Monday 3.00pm)


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Paul Downing
Unknown: Brian Miller.
Unknown: Paul Angelis
Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Paul Angelis
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Jonathan: James Laurenson
Maggie: Helen Cotterill
Tom: Anthony Jackson
Zoe: Zelah Clarke
Stan: Richard Tate
Beryl: Anna Cropper

: Music in Mind

The conductor
Jeffrey Tate shares some childhood impressions of music and words.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Happiest of All Princesses
The correspondence of Marie Antoinette and her mother, the Empress
Maria Theresa , translated by OLIVIER BERNIER and adapted by CAROLE ROSEN.
Producer FIONA COUPER. Stereo


Unknown: Marie Antoinette
Unknown: Maria Theresa
Translated By: Olivier Bernier
Adapted By: Carole Rosen.
Producer: Fiona Couper.
Marie Antoinette: Helena Bonham Carter
Maria Theresa: Judy Parfitt
The Ambassador, Mercy: Vernon Dobtcheff

: Flummoxed Four Times

Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories of Wallsend life :
The Millennium Minus a Bit and Under Canvas with Trapezium.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Leonard Barras
Stories Of: Wallsend Life
Producer: Gillian Hush

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

1959: Little Girls Get Bigger Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell the tale of those times.
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
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.

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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