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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston reports from a grain boat on the St Lawrence River. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: St Lawrence River.
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan Producer Andy Gillies


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

Julian Pettifer begins his two-week exploration of Malaysia in one of Asia's youngest cities, Kuala Lumpur, while
Susan Marling travels to Sarawak, land of the White Rajahs. Producer Sara Jane Hall
0 WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet No 01, enclosing sae
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Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Smash of the Day

The last in the series of classic favourites. Dad's Army
Starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. Turkey Dinner
Captain Mainwaring is due to be guest speaker at the local Rotary Club. Producer John Dyas
(First broadcast in 1976)


Producer: John Dyas

: Far from the Madding Crowd

The last of six parts. Gathering In
'Bathsheba, if I only knew one thing, whether you would allow me to love you and win you and marry you after all.'
Stereo (Details as Christmas Eve)

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: News Quiz of the Year

The second of two programmes. Stereo
(Details as Christmas Day at 10.00am)

: News

: The Moral Maze

: Masterbrain

A special challenge match featuring the winners and runners-up of the 1990 Brain of Britain and Mastermind competitions. Chairman Robert Robinson. Taking part: James Eccleson ,
Margaret Stewart , David Edwards and Chantal Thompson. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: James Eccleson
Unknown: Margaret Stewart
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Chantal Thompson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Saturday Playhouse: King Solomon's Mines

An adaptation of Rider Haggard's classic adventure story.
Allan Quatermain crosses scorching desert and freezing mountain to an undiscovered African kingdom in search of the fabulous treasure of King Solomon.
Dramatised by Peter Mackie


Author: H. Rider Haggard
Dramatised by: Peter Mackie
Music: Barrington Pheloung
Director: Nigel Bryant
Allan Quatermain: Kenneth Colley
Jim: Ilario Bisi Pedro
Silvestre/George: Neal Foster
Sir Henry Curtis: Christopher Scott
Captain Good: Charles Collingwood
Evans/Da Silvestra: Graham Colclough
Umbopa: Ben Onwukwe
Infadoos: Okon Jones
Gagool: Heather Emmanuel
Twala: Jeffery Kisson

: Dan Dare Meets Judge Dredd

Crash! Dan Dare and Digby make a forced landing in the middle of 2000AD. Can they find their way through the labyrinth of modern comics and back into Eagle unscathed?
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo


Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: Still a Special Agent

Dick Barton is the radio character who refuses to lie down, although it's nearly 40 years since the first daily serial was dropped to make way for The Archers. In this profile of Dick Barton - Special Agent,
John Hosken talks to the three actors who played the title role - Noel Johnson , Duncan Carse (the former Arctic explorer) and Gordon Davies - plus Alex McCrindle , who played henchman Jock Anderson to all three.
Producer Jock Gallagher (R)


Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Dick Barton
Talks: John Hosken
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Gordon Davies
Unknown: Alex McCrindle
Unknown: Jock Anderson
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Voices Off

Nick Baker investigates the coarse art of the public-address announcement, road-tests a talking phrase-book and listens to the programmed emotional outpourings of a computer called 'Hamlet'. Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Year Ending


: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Ever since the young Shirley Temple was imprisoned in a pitch-black cupboard in sub-zero temperatures for misbehaviour on a studio set, child stars have had to come to terms with being manipulated by adults, and the long-term damage caused to them. Is such manipulation inevitable?
Presented by Chris Kelly , with contributions from
Shirley Temple, Hay ley Mills,
Sir Richard Attenborough , Dennis Waterman , Jack Wild , Barry Norman , Bryan Forbes , Jodhi May,
Jenny Agutter , Drew
Barrymore, Alan Barnes and Ron Moody.
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo


Unknown: Shirley Temple
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Sir Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Jack Wild
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Alan Barnes
Unknown: Ron Moody.
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

The distinguished actress Anna Massey talks to Dr Anthony Clare.
Producer Michael Ember (R)


Talks: Anna Massey
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

John Galsworthy's saga, dramatised in 23 parts, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
14: Marjorie takes the stand, but winners can be losers, and Fleur plays a dangerous game.
Episode dramatised by David Spenser
Director Sue Wilson.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: David Spenser
Director: Sue Wilson.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Soames: Alan Howard
Fleur: Amanda Redman
Michael Mont: Gary Bond
Annette: Shelley Thompson
Marjorie Ferrar: Belinda Lang
Sir Alex MacGown: Stuart McGuigan
Jon: Gary Cady
Anne: Catherine Furshpan
Winifred: Fiona Walker
Francis: Simon Treves
Val: Dale Rapley
Holly: Elizabeth Mansfield
Stainford: Christopher Scott
American woman: Jo Kendall
Foskisson: Brian Miller
Bullfry: Garard Green
Justice Brane: Danny Schiller
Mrs Maltese: Sue Broomfield

: The Bee-Loud Glade

Eric Bailey explains the wonders of beekeeping to his young grandson, one summer's morning.
Producer Penny Arnold. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Bailey

: Music In Mind

Brian Kay presents some musical New Year's Eve celebrations.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon John Oates Stereo

: News

: Kentwell

Reporter David Presswell dons doublet and hose and joins a household re-enacting Tudor England. At first all is peaceful - butter is being churned, beer brewed and wool spun, but then Matt the Archer is caught in flagrante delicto with Master Pooley 's wife, and a hue and cry is raised ... Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Reporter: David Presswell
Unknown: Master Pooley
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Journey to Java

Harold Nicolson 's diary of the 70th-birthday cruise he and his wife, Vita Sackville-West , took to Indonesia. Producer Louise Pursbw Stereo (R)


Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Harold Nicolson: Benjamin Whitrow
Vita Sackville-West: Eleanor Bron
Radio announcer: Godfrey Kenton
Hubrecht: Michael Kilgarriff
Sidney Culpepper: David King

: Steve Ross in Cabaret

Four programmes featuring one of New York's leading pianists and vocalists. With John Rees-Jones (double bass).
3: London by Night
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Stereo


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: 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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