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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Why farmers do what they do ... an Essex farm throws open its gates to the politicians and the opinion formers. Plus, one year on from Hyde Park, Richard Sanders asks: does anybody remember? Producer Tim Finney BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Richard Sanders
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum Stereo


Unknown: James Whitboum

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day: Rev Mark Waters
Yesterday in Parliament Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan
Producer Joanne Watson


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Presenter Bernard Falk with Nigel Coombs Producer Caroline Daly
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Presenter: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Richard Jobson , Arthur Smith and Emma Freud Additional material Mike Coleman
Producers Ian Gardhouse Charlie Bunce and Alison Vernon-Smith . Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Charlie Bunce
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr , political editor of The Economist, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance with presenters Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Presenters: Louise Botting
Presenters: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute!

For the last time in the present series, Wendy Richard Clement Freud
Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
Devised by Ian Messiter Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: David Icke
Clare Short , MP
Sir Cyril Smith , MP and the Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , MP, tackle the issues raised in Groby, Leicestershire. 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 Jane Stimpson
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Sir Cyril Smith
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Jane Stimpson

: Time of Their Lives: Thin Boy

by Colin Davis
An occasional series of biographical plays.
Who is the sane one, asked the philosopher Bertrand Russell , the man who cracks up because of Hiroshima or the others who remain unaffected by it? On 10 December 1957 Claude 'Buck' Eatherly, ex-509th Squadron USAF, stood trial for robbing post offices. He pleaded not guilty by virtue of insanity ...


Writer: Colin Davis

: The Living World

Slapton Ley in Devon is a fascinating mixture of reed beds, woodlands and a shingle beach by a freshwater lagoon.
Derek Jones discovers a haven for migrant birds and the rare strapwort that is being encouraged to grow. Producer John Ruthven BBC Bristol


Unknown: Slapton Ley
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Ruthven

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis
Producer Mike Bedward


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Mike Bedward

: Options

4.30 Education Matters - Special: Assessing Your Wordpower
A series of three programmes. How will assessing people's competence in basic skills link in with other qualifications and developments such as the National Curriculum? Presenter Peter Evans. Producer Julia Bicknell

5.00 Get Writing
Eight programmes on writing for pleasure or profit, with George Evans, guests Lynda O'Byrne and Olwen Rice and the Robin Hood Writers.
1: Magazine Stories and Articles
Producer Christopher Stone

5.30 Speak for Yourself: 2: Get a Grip
Learn the art of speaking in public with John Campbell - a practical six-part guide.

(FM only)


Presenter: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julia Bicknell
Unknown: George Evans
Unknown: Lynda O'Byme
Unknown: Olwen Rice
Producer: Christopher Stone
Unknown: John Campbell

: Conversation Piece

The fourth of six programmes.
Sue MacGregor meets Sebastian Walker whose firm specialises in books for children.


Unknown: Sebastian Walker

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace
Bill Wallis , David Tate and Royce Mills


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by Greg Snow
Director Adrian Bean
Producer Clive Brill. Stereo


Producer: Clive Brill.

: Ad Lib

with Robert Robinson Research Clare Brenner Producer Michael Ember


Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Little Father by Royce Ryton.
With Paul Daneman Dorothy Tutin.
By 1872 the 'little father' of the Russian people finds himself as hated by his own family as he is by his subjects.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Royce Ryton.
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin.
Director: Matthew Walters
Tsar Alexander II: Paul Daneman
Empress: Dorothy Tutin
Marie: Tara Dominick
Serge;;: Simon Treves
Alexey: Stephen Garlick
Col Ryleev: Michael Kilgarriff
Affie: Vincent Brimble
Countess Tolstoy: Jo Kendall
Ella: Oona Beeson
Catherine: Marcia King

: Music in Mind

Melodies for the holiday with Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: All in a Sailor's Chest

by Sam Richards.
An impression of the life of 'Yankee Jack ' who was a deep sea sailor in the great days of sail.
Director Alec Reid BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Sam Richards.
Unknown: Yankee Jack
Director: Alec Reid
Yankee Jack: Chris Harris
Liverpool Pat: Michael Graham Cox
Woman: Lyn Sagovsky
Captain: Joe Dunlop
Young boy: Kerry Reid

: Ottoman Adventure

Eight programmes.
6: Flight to Diyarbakir Novelist Joseph Hone travels east to the Kurdish heartlands and the traditional site of the Garden of Eden. Today, for the Kurds, it is a lost paradise.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with folk-musicians Kathryn Ticket ! and Liam O'Flynn , players of the Northumbrian and uilleann pipes.


Unknown: Kathryn Ticket
Unknown: Liam O'Flynn

: And Now, in Colour

A final helping of precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth Tim de Jongh
Michael Rutger and William Vandyck. Back to the Studio
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Firth
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Michael Rutger
Unknown: William Vandyck.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: 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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