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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Every year Britain's renderers turn two million tons of animal debris into tallow, meat and bone-meal. But BSE means the renderers are now under threat ... Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with John Humphrys and Jennie Bond.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: News

: Sport on 4

with Archie McPherson Producer Andy Gillies


Unknown: Archie McPherson
Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

with Julian Pettifer and Nigel Coombs Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin ,
Richard Jobson , Arthur Smith and Emma Freud Producer Charlie Bunce. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Charlie Bunce.

: Talking Politics

Picking Winners
The second in a three-part examination of the qualities needed to get on in politics.
Presenter Peter Jenkins. Producer Dennis Sewell


Presenter: Peter Jenkins.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Today's the Day

A six-part series in which David Clayton and Neil Walker explore extraordinary days in people's lives.
1: Naked Ambition Nineteen-year-old
Steve Eccles makes his debut as 'Magnum - the High Calibre Male Stripper'.
Producer Glyn Jones. Stereo


Unknown: David Clayton
Unknown: Neil Walker
Unknown: Steve Eccles
Producer: Glyn Jones.

: Hoax!

In the chair
Tim Brooke-Taylor .
This week: Denis Norden , Rachel Heyhoe Flint and Ray Cooney tell the stories. Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Rachel Heyhoe Flint
Unknown: Ray Cooney
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: The Radio 4 Generation

Six programmes presented by Simon Bates , in which young people give their opinions on a variety of issues. 2: How can crime be stopped?


Presented By: Simon Bates

: Hindsight

Five programmes that draw on past experience. 1: Robert Kee reflects on the tragedy that struck
Aberfan in 1966, with his guests Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos (1966 Welsh Secretary),
Rachel Rosser (Professor of Psychiatry) and Elizabeth Delude-Dix (widowed by the Lockerbie bombing), and asks how modern psychiatry has learned to deal with such crises. Producer Sue Davies (R)


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Rachel Rosser
Unknown: Elizabeth Delude-Dix
Producer: Sue Davies

: Shades of Blue

On the day of his daughter's wedding,
Adrian, a wealthy dentist hoping to start a career in politics, discovers that his mistress is pregnant, his wife has fallen in love with his best friend, and a general election has been called.
Written by Leigh Jackson. with Kim Wall ,
Peter Howell , Ian Thompson , Steven Harrold and John Samson.
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo (R)


Written By: Leigh Jackson.
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Peter Howell
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: Steven Harrold
Unknown: John Samson.
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Adrian: Bob Peck
Pauline: Rosemary Martin
Virginia: Juliet Stevenson
Tony: Clive Merrison
Emmaa: Clare Travers-Deacon
Hopkins: Richard Wilson
Alice: Elizabeth Rider
Hugh: Crawford Logan
Claire: Susie Brann
Mrs Hopkins: Margaret Ward
Brother: Paul Gregory
Foreman/Catering manager: Brian Hewlett

: First Person

Lesley Reader finds herself plant-hunting in Bhutan - in search of immortality. (R)

: The Living World

Eight programmes. Better known for its equestrian inhabitants,
Newmarket Heath is also rich in flora. Derek Jones and botanist
Frank Perring discover the wealth of wild flowers. Producer John Harrison
0 EARTHWATCH: page 65


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Frank Perring
Producer: John Harrison

: Science Now

Peter Evans answers listeners' questions with the help of Sheila Anderson , Noel Dilly , Steve Jones and John Taylor.
Producer Jutia Durbin
0 TRENDS: page 65


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Noel Dilly
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: John Taylor.
Producer: Jutia Durbin

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to surgeon and obstetrician Dr Michel Odent.


Unknown: Dr Michel Odent.

: Meanwhile in Glasgow....

The first of a two-part tour of Europe's City of Culture 1990 focuses on comedian Arnold Brown.


Unknown: Arnold Brown.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare with six reflective interviews.
2: Labour MP Clare Short.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Clare Short.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Craving for Gold
Attempting to escape a personal tragedy,
Detective Eddie Manson runs headlong into his family past and meets a threat to his own life.
Written by John Naismith.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Writer: John Naismith
Director: Gerry Jones
Eddie: Martin Jarvis
DC Robins: Vincent Brimble
Diana Martell/Lil: Jane Whittenshaw
Tracey Dowling: Penelope Lee
Billy O'Neill: Sean Barrett
Nosher: Geoffrey Matthews
Stumpy Miller: Cyril Shaps
Jimmy 'Weasel' Hales/Grazano: Fraser Kerr
Crawford: Danny Schiller
Rizzo: Michael Kilgarriff
Specs Mclver: John Hollis
DC Fisher: Simon Treves

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents popular melodies inspired by the dance.
Producer Sarah Devonaid. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonaid.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Geoffrey Brown. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Geoffrey Brown.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz


: The Best Day of My Life

Six programmes in which people remember their most important day. 2:
Canon Marlene Parsons talks to
Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer Jane Marshall (R)


Talks: Canon Marlene Parsons
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Tingle Factor

Dillie Keane is
Robin Ray 's guest.


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Robin Ray

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles with Barry Cryer. 1: Bob Hope


Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Bob Hope

: 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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