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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Farming and the new food safety rules. Producer Tim Fmney


Producer: Tim Fmney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

Ken Bruce explores
Dublin, European City of Culture for 1991, complete with a literary pub crawl, a critical view of the city's skyline and the local tones of Gay Byrne.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Unknown: Ken Bruce
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from the likes of Rowland
Rivron, Victoria Mather and Dylan Winter. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Dylan Winter.

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The series that looks behind the headlines and talks to the people of Europe. Presented by Max Easterman.
Editor Jolyon Monson


Presented By: Max Easterman.
Editor: Jolyon Monson

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests on the week's news. Producer Diane Messias


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

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Rt Hon David Hunt ,
MP, Joan Ruddock , MP, Alan Watkins and Alex Carlile , QC, MP. From Bodelwyddan, Wales. 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 Nick Ware
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Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: Joan Ruddock
Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Alex Carlile
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

The Best of Friends A celebration of the extraordinary friendship between a bookish but worldly 'man of no set creed', a nun of great intelligence, charm and unshakable faith, and a mischievous and irreverent playwright. Written by Hugh Whitemore.
Director John Theocharis. Stereo


Written By: Hugh Whitemore.
Director: John Theocharis.
Sir Sydney Cockerell: Sir John Gielgud
Dame Laurentia McLachlan: Rosemary Harris
George Bernard Shau': Denys Hawthorne

: The Birth of Europe

The Power to Succeed or Fail?
Energy is the issue that today drives nations apart and causes wars - yet the first use of natural energy in Europe brought people together. In the fourth of five programmes,
Peter France traces the discovery of natural energy and asks - what has changed? Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Science Now

Scorching sun, tropical timber and big bees: in a special programme from Central America, researchers explain the problems of the tropical dry forest. Presented by Colin Hughes. Producer Julia Durbin


Presented By: Colin Hughes.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor's guest is the artist and illustrator
Helen Houlston , whose work comments on contemporary society as seen from her village fastness in Blanchland.


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Helen Houlston

: Des Lynam: the Man and his Music

Cool, calm, collected, choral. A foot-tapping look behind the V-neck.... Commentary written by Peter Baynham and Barry Atkins


Written By: Peter Baynham
Written By: Barry Atkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Stop the Week

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial

The Absentee
A two-part adaptation of Maria Edgeworth 's epic saga of an Anglo-Irish family, published in 1812. 1: Lady Clonbrony, determined to be accepted by fashionable London society, has sunk her family into debt to the moneylender Mordecai. She wants her son to make a good marriage, but his affections are not to be bought.
With Fraser Kerr , Danielle Allan , Emma Gregory , Jenny Howe , Elizabeth Kelly , Auriol Smith , Ian Lindsay and Andrew Wincott.
Adapted by Nick McCarty
Producer Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Maria Edgeworth
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Danielle Allan
Unknown: Emma Gregory
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Unknown: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Ian Lindsay
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Adapted By: Nick McCarty
Producer: Claire Grove.
Lord Colambre: Stephen Rea
Grace Nugent: Anna Healy
Lord Clonbrony: T P McKenna
Lady Clonbrony: Franchine Mulrooney
Whipp: Ben Onwukwe
Paddy/Larry: Billy Boyle
Sir Terence O'Fay: James Berwick
Mordecai: Terence Edmond
Sir James Brooke: David Bannerman

: Kaleidoscope

Dark Nights on Broadway
In New York, the heartland of American theatre is fighting for survival. On Broadway, theatres are dark or being replaced by offices, and actors are joining the exodus from the crime and crack ravaged city. When the theatre on the streets is so intense what can play-going offer?
As Miss Saigon arrives from London, native New Yorker Michael Goldfarb returns to the city where he once lived as an actor, and joins the search for a new theatre amid the office blocks and pizza parlours.
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Open Mind

Edward Mortimer chairs the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: Edward Mortimer
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Letter from ...

In the fourth of six talks by foreign correspondents, Alex Kirby considers life in Egypt's overpopulated capital, and asks whether demography will be the city's undoing.


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Kathryn Stott and Joanna MacGregor , two of the country's most exciting young concert pianists.


Unknown: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor

: The World of Dowie

Enter a brave new world created and presented by John Dowie , in the second of four programmes.
With Jim Sweeney , Steve Steen , Cathryn Harrison and The Ronnie Golden
Small Band.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Stereo


Presented By: John Dowie
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Cathryn Harrison
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: 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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