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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

A seasonal breakfast.... the best food from the best farms found by Robert Pool and Digby Anderson.
Plus Kate Boston looks at the farmers' market for holly and mistletoe. Producer TIM FINNEY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Digby Anderson.
Unknown: Kate Boston
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor Editor PHILIP HARDING


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

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan.
Including a selection of sporting books for Christmas.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

celebrates its 500th edition as a vintage
Bernard Falk pops off to the Champagne area of France.
Keeping the corks popping are Paul Wade and Kathy Arnold , enjoying the delights of Burgundy and Alsace. Producer CAROLINE DALY


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Paul Wade
Unknown: Kathy Arnold
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin
Jonathan Ross Arthur Smith , and Emma Freud. Additional material ANDREW NICKOLDS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Janet Lee
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

with Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Christiane Collange and Philippe Chatenay report on the issues in the news in Europe.
This is the programme which brings you the voices of people across the Continent.
Produced in Paris by the Europhile team


Unknown: Christiane Collange
Unknown: Philippe Chatenay

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer


Presented By: Louise Botting
Presented By: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

with team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren.
Chairman Barry Took. Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

Rosie Barnes , mp
David Blunkett , mp Dr Rosalind Miles and The Rt Hon
Cecil Parkinson , mp. From Congleton, Cheshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers ANNA CARRAGHER and JOHN WATKINS
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Barnes
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Watkins

: A Better Life

David Dunn had hoped his move to a London teaching job would mean a better life.
But his past returns to haunt him.
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo


Unknown: Graham Reid.
Unknown: David Dunn
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh

: Beyond the Ark

Breeding endangered animals in captivity can prevent their extinction but the aim must always be to return the progeny to the wild.
Colin Tudge reviews some successful and not-so-successful reintroduction projects. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: John Harrison

: Science Now

How about a little science in your
Christmas stocking this year?
Georgina Ferry visits the bookshops and finds the shelves stacked with ideas for presents. Producer JACKIE LUNN


Producer: Jackie Lunn

: Options

4.30 The Riddle of the Stones A chieftain's badge? A virility symbol? Why was the White Horse carved on the hillside at Uffington? Peter Fowler , Paul Newman Christopher Chippindale and Paul Devereux have some interesting explanations, in the last of the series. Producer JUDE HOWELLS
5.00 Ticket to Write John Keay presents the winning entries to the Travel Writing competition. Series producer MICK WEBB
5.30 Franc-Parler Presente par Corinne Baudelot et Gregoire Carel. Dernière emission: Communication Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT Realise par MICK WEBB (R) ('Options' may be recorded for educational use)


Unknown: Peter Fowler
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Christopher Chippindale
Unknown: Paul Devereux
Unknown: John Keay
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Gregoire Carel.
Unknown: Mick Webb

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets the opera singer
Josephine Barstow.


Singer: Josephine Barstow.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by JONATHAN MYERSON Directed by ADRIAN BEAN
Producer CLIVE brill. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Directed By: Adrian Bean
Producer: Clive Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Music by DILLIE KEANE. Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Music By: Dillie Keane.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Death of a Fly

by David Ashton
When an eccentric Borders landowner announces he's going be dead by next weekend, it's time for insurance investigator Alec Bodeen to dust off the policies and knock on the door of Madame Murder.
BBC Scotland


Writer: David Ashton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Bodeen: Alexander Morton
Veronica: Siobhan Redmond
Whitecroft: Tom Fleming
the Fly: Russell Hunter
Mac: Callum Mill
Nanny: Anne Kristen
Jardine: Laurie Ventry
Letty: Julie Miller

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay 's festive board combines seasonal flavours with the yuletide spirit.
Producer SARAH DEVONALI ) Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonali

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper , Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper

: News

: Open Mind

Hugo Young chairs the final discussion programme in the series which challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Face to Face

... with Kenneth Kaunda by BRIAN THOMPSON. Amateur historian and professional
Yorkshireman Claude Jenks recalls a brush with the President of Zambia at the Three
Choirs Festival.
Reader MALCOLM HEBDEN. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Kaunda
Unknown: Brian Thompson.
Unknown: Claude Jenks
Reader: Malcolm Hebden.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Girls Will Be Girls

Starring The Bobo Girls who are Rebecca Front and Sioned Wiliam.
Sophisticated songs and witty sketches. Songs written by REBECCA FRONT . Sketches written by JEREMY FRONT Musicians SANDY BURNETT PHILIP HOPKINS and JON MAGNUSSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Sioned Wiliam.
Written By: Rebecca Front
Written By: Jeremy Front
Musicians: Sandy Burnett
Musicians: Philip Hopkins
Musicians: Jon Magnusson
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: Beachcomber.... by the Way

More nonsense from the great J. B. MORTON 'S
Beachcomber column.
Starring and Patricia Routledge and This week: Lady
Cabstanleigh holds a party, and Mr Justice Cocklecarrot has to contend with the antics of the Filthistan trio.
Adapted from the original by MICHAEL BARFIELD with RICHARD INGRAMS
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: J. B. Morton
Unknown: Mr Justice
Announcer: Brian Perkins.
Unknown: Michael Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Harry Thompson
Beachcomber: Richard Ingrams
Prodnose: John Wells
a host of other: John Sessions

: 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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