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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

A conference report on agriculture and the Labour Party; plus farmhouse cheesemaking. Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Today

with John Humphrys and Chris Lowe Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan
Producer Joanne Watson


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce Producer Sara JaneHall


Presented By: Ken Bruce
Producer: Sara Janehall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Sandi Toksvig , Arthur Smith and Craig Charles.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Craig Charles.
Producer: Janet Lee.

: Conference Special

The Labour Party
Michael White looks at the outcome of the week's debates in Blackpool. Producer Margaret Hill


Producer: Margaret Hill

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby. The 1990-91 Unit Trust
Managers' Portfolio: fund managers give their investment choices for the next 12 months.
Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes
Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes: The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , MP; Julia Langdon and Ian Wrigglesworth. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Jonathan Dimbleby takes your calls on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anna Carragher and Chris Burns
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: Ian Wrigglesworth.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Chris Burns

: Saturday Playhouse

Speedy Death
The 1920s: a rather ripping murder occurs in a country house. Written by Gladys Mitchell.
Adapted by Elizabeth Proud Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Written By: Gladys Mitchell.
Adapted By: Elizabeth Proud
Director: Sue Wilson.
Mrs Lestrange Bradley: Mary Wimbush
Carstairs: Leslie Phillips
Bertie: Michael Cochrane
Garde Bing: Philip Sully
Alistair Bing: Garard Green
Eleanor: Rowan Stuart
Dorothy: Teresa Gallagher
Mabel/Pamela: Lois Burgess
Sir Joseph: David King
Insp Boring: Christopher Scott
Ferdinand Lestrange/Doctor: Simon Treves
Parsons: Fraser Kerr

: Looking Eastwards to the Sea

Six programmes in which John Keay describes the East India Company's voyages, 1601-15.
1: Sumatran Sultans
Producer David Perry. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: David Perry.

: Science Now

with Peter Evans
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Writers Revealed

Guest Richard Ingrams


Unknown: Richard Ingrams

: Week Ending


: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Director Mike Adams. Stereo


Director: Mike Adams.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

The second of 23 episodes of John Galsworthy's saga, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
Soames's new house at Robin Hill is well under way and Bosinney, the architect, is eager to show it to Irene. Rumours begin to circulate...
Episode dramatised by Shirley Gee
Director Janet Whitaker.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: Shirley Gee
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Old Jolyon: Michael Hordern
Soames: Alan Howard
Irene: Diana Quick
Young Jolyon: Michael Williams
James: Maurice Denham
Aunt Hester: Rachel Kempson
Aunt Juley: Renee Asherson
Emily: Maxine Audley
June: Angela Pleasence
Bosinney: Michael Cochrane
Swithin: David March
Winifred: Fiona Walker
Dartie: Donald Gee
George: Christopher Good
Francie: Susan Sheridan

: The Queen Goes West

Ronnie Knox-Mawer tells of Queen Victoria's only visit to Wales, in 1889. Producer Alastair Wilson (R)


Unknown: Ronnie Knox-Mawer
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay Producer Judith Roles. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay
Producer: Judith Roles.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev
Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: 'Come oan, Get aff'

Ellie Buchanan explores the humour of Glasgow in the company of writers, comics and citizens. Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Ellie Buchanan
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Writers on Blue Paper

Freckles and Wrinkles by Hannah Yakin from Israel. Producer Us Edwards


Unknown: Hannah Yakin

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Maurice Bevan and Mark Deller


Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Unknown: Mark Deller

: The Sit-Crom

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.
1: The Secret Knocke
In which Mercy's disguise is revealed.
Music Colin Sell
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Stereo


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Sir John Firebasket: Joss Ackland
Lady Anne: Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne (the steward): Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa: Miriam Margolyes
Fr Francis/Old Thomas !: Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned: Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg: Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs: Alun Armstrong
Posthumous: Nicky Henson
Lettice: Jane Whittenshaw
Counter tenor: Peter Hayward

: 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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