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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Why do growers ignore the lucrative restaurant trade?
Henrietta Green reports. Presenter David Addis. Editor Tim Finney BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Henrietta Green
Presenter: David Addis.
Editor: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum Stereo


Unknown: James Whitboum

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day: Rev Dr David Lapsley
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr David Lapsley
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversations from the sporting world. Producer Joanne Watson


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme with presenter Bernard Falk and travel expert Nigel Coombs.
Producer Caroline Daly


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

: Loose Ends

Unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Richard Jobson
Arthur Smith and Emma Freud.
Additional material Andrew Nickolds
Producers Ian Gardhouse Charlie Bunce and Alison Vernon-Smith . Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Charlie Bunce
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The show in the grip of revolutionary fervour. Leading the dissidents are student leaders
Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams with Ian Hislop as the intellectual from the underground press. Autocratic rule imposed by Barry Took. Campaign literature written and compiled by John Langdon and producer Diane Messias


Leaders: Alan Coren
Leaders: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Diane Messias

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: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Helena Kennedy Ian Mclntyre the Rt Hon Sir David Steel , MP and Alex Salmond , MP. 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 Janet Lee
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Unknown: Alex Salmond
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Janet Lee

: Time of Their Lives

An occasional series of biographical plays.
Solstice by Jo Anderson. London , 1873.
Nineteen-year-old Vincent Van Gogh starts work in a Covent
Garden basement. What happens next influences the rest of his life.


Unknown: Jo Anderson. London
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh

: The Living World

David Streeter leads
Derek Jones on a radio nature trail through the thrift and sea campion of Sark's cliffs and rough grassland, hoping to find evidence of the glanville fritillary. Producer John Harrison BBC Bristol


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

: Options

4.30 Education Matters - Special from Hungary Last of three programmes. Hungary's political transformation is having profound effects on its education system. Norman Stone. Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, talks to academics, teachers and students about the changes and their hopes for the future. Producer Clare Csonka
5.00 Get Writing Eight programmes on writing for pleasure or profit, with George Evans. guests Michelle Magorian and Chris Powling , and the Robin Hood Writers. 3: Writing for Children
5.30 Speak for Yourself John Campbell 's six-part guide to public speaking. 4: Looking Good


Unknown: Norman Stone.
Producer: Clare Csonka
Unknown: George Evans.
Unknown: Michelle Magorian
Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: John Campbell

: Science Now

First there was high-tech, now there's nano-tech. Alun Lewis asks if the very, very small could mean big, big business.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Conversation Piece

In the last programme of the series,
Sue MacGregor meets Sir Roger Bannister , Master of Pembroke
College, Oxford, to talk about his life and work.


Unknown: Sir Roger Bannister

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , John Baddeley and Sally Grace


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by Shaun Prendergast. Director Adrian Bean
Producer Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Producer: Clive Brill.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson Research Ronni Davis
Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: South by South-East

by Adam Peterson
BBC North


Writer: Adam Peterson
Director: Tony Cliff
Tommy: Derek Howard
Roger: Christopher Quinn
Sheila: Sue Jenkins
Bill Randall: Ray Dunbobbin
Bike trader: Laurence Kenny
Harry: John Branwell
DHSS woman: Deborah Hawkes
Old man at DHSS: William Maxwell
Mechanic: Paul Codman

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents more melodies.
Producer Sarah Devonald Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Canon John Oates Stereo

: News

: Open Mind

This week: the question of discipline in schools. Are liberal policies breeding an anti-social generation or are children in schools now much as they ever were?
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Ottoman Adventure

Eight programmes.
8: The Journey Homeward On the last leg of his
Turkish travels, novelist Joseph Hone discovers a Georgian shangri-la high in the mountains and goes in search of the Towers ofTrebizond. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with three young
Scandinavian musicians
Dan Laurin , Ashildur Haraldsdottir and Jan-Erik Gustafsson.


Unknown: Dan Laurin
Unknown: Ashildur Haraldsdottir
Unknown: Jan-Erik Gustafsson.

: At Home with the Hardys

Six programmes.
More bonkers business with Jeremy Hardy Kit Hollerbach
Caroline Leddy Paul B Davies and Patty-Jo.
2: Surprise, Surprise
Someone, somewhere is having an affair - and Paul's doing the catering ...
Script Kit
Hollerbach Paul B Davies , Jeremy Hardy and Pete Sinclair
Producer David Tyler. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Kit Hollerbach
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Paul B Davies
Unknown: Hollerbach Paul B Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producer: David Tyler.

: 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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