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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston heads for the Arctic Circle and the world's northernmost farmed livestock. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr Oliver McTernan
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversations from the sporting world. Producer Andy Gillies


Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Ken Bruce.
This week sees the start of a special series in which Cliff Michelmore travels to Eastern Europe. Today: Berlin.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Brian Hayes , live guests and the likes of Sandi Toksvig , Richard Jobson and The Men
Who Know. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Richard Jobson

: The Week in Westminster

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


Presented By: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests Michael White and Clive Anderson.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes: Tariq Ali , Barbara Amiel and Rt Hon
Gerald Kaufman , MP. From Oxford.
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 Lucy Cacanas
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: Barbara Amiel
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

The Colleen Bawn
Dion Boucicault 's most popular melodrama, recorded at Belfast's
Lyric Theatre to mark the centenary of his death.By marrying the peasant
Colleen Bawn , Hardress finds he must choose between the poorhouse and an offer of help from the malign Squire Corrigan.
Music (piano)
Stephanie Hughes
Violin Nikki McCormick Adapted by Denys Hawthorne Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Colleen Bawn
Unknown: Dion Boucicault
Unknown: Colleen Bawn
Unknown: Squire Corrigan.
Piano: Stephanie Hughes
Violin: Nikki McCormick
Adapted By: Denys Hawthorne
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Squire Corrigan: Tp McKenna
Anne Chute: Frances Tomelty
Hardress: Ian McElhinney
Danny: Gerard McSorley
Myles: Conleth Hill
The Colleen Bawn: Heather McLlwaine
Mrs Cregan: Margaret D'Arcy
Father Tom: Louis Rolston
Sheelagh: Sheila McGibbon
Seamus: Maurice O'Callaghan
Kyrie: Patrick Duncan

: Looking Eastwards to the Sea

Six programmes in which John Keay describes the East India Company's voyages,1601-15. 5: Siam! Siam!
Producer David Perry. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: David Perry.

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Largely Walters

This week John Walters offers thoughts and conversations on the subject of nostalgia. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Week Ending

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition Director Adrian Bean Stereo

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer Michael Ember Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

John Galsworthy's saga, dramatised in 23 episodes, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
6: There is a divorce, remarriage, the death of the older generation and two births in the indestructible Forsyte family.
with Henry Power, Tara Dominick, Jo Kendall and Leonard Fenton.
Episode dramatised by David Spenser
Director Anthony Cornish.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: David Spenser
Director: Anthony Cornish.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Soames: Alan Howard
Irene: Diana Quick
Young Jolyon: Michael Williams
James: Maurice Denham
Aunt Hester: Rachel Kempson
Aunt Juley: Renee Asherson
Emily: Maxine Audley
Old Jolyon: Michael Hordern
Winifred: Fiona Walker
Annette: Shelley Thompson
Jolly: Paul Downing
Holly: Elizabeth Mansfield
Francie: Susan Sheridan
Mr Polteed: Brian Miller
Doctor: James Greene
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Leonard Fenton.

: Tough Cookies

Jenny Cuffe talks to Sheila Mottley , who in 1962 gave birth to a child affected by Thalidomide.


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sheila Mottley

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection, led by Fr Oliver McTernan. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Open Mind

John Lloyd chairs the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Sue Davies

: Uncle Mort's South Country II

Peter Tinniswood 's five-part comic adventure. 2: The Hitchhiker
Narrator Christian Rodska
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Pat/Belgian girl/Hitchhiker: Liz Goulding

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Dr Arthur Wills , composer and organist, recently retired after 40 years as Ely Cathedral's music director.


Unknown: Dr Arthur Wills

: The Sit-Crom

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War. 5: Night Exercises In which the GNIK arrives and the siblings are reunited.
Music Colin Sell
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Sir John Firebasket: Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket: Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne: Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa: Miriam Margolyes
King Charles/Slow Ned: Chris Emmett
Fr Francis/Old Thomas: Nickolas Grace
Gazebo Fogg: Jack Klaff
Posthumous: Nicky Henson
Counter tenor: Peter Hayward

: News

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About this project

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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