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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Farmers and Food A four-part monthly series in conjunction with BBC Good Food magazine. 1: George and Amanda Streatfeild and their
Dorset pigs and hams. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Amanda Streatfeild
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Chris Lowe and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr Oliver McTernan.
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Humphrys.
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

Susan Marling visits
Mauritius, the tropical island where the dodo breathed its last.
And David Prest slams a variety of vodkas aboard the Russian cruiser Karelia.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
• WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet No 15, enclosing sae
• FACTLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: David Prest
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from the likes of Carol Thatcher , Steven Wells , Michele Kirsch and The Men Who Know.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Steven Wells
Unknown: Michele Kirsch

: Talking Politics

James Naughtie presents the first of two programmes portraying more than half a century of parliamentary life, through the eyes of distinguished senior MPs who are retiring from the House of Commons at the next general election - among them Sir Geoffrey Howe , Denis Healey , Michael Foot ,
Cecil Parkinson and Sir Bernard Braine , the Father of the House.
Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Sir Bernard Braine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: 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.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


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

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Virginia Bottomley, MP, Howard Davies , Jack Dromey and Rosalind Miles.
From Baildon, West Yorkshire. 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 Lucy Cacanas
• LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Jack Dromey
Unknown: Rosalind Miles.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

Harry Rolt Is Missing Harry is about to make a scientific breakthrough which will be as revolutionary as the discovery of electricity.
But then he disappears ... Written by Michael Davies.
Director Alison Hindell. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Rolt
Written By: Michael Davies.
Director: Alison Hindell.
Det Sgt Price: Erica Eirian
Det Supt Haddock: Brinley Jenkins
Stuart Clegg: Ric Jerrom
Maggy Roll: Marie Phillips
Isabella: Kate Uttlewood
Dr Hellmann: Emma Gregory
John Southerland: Dorien Thomas
Charles Lake: Alan Barker
Sir Ian Bowinger: James Greene
Harry Roll: Peter Richards

: The Birth of Europe

Small Cog - Big Machine Europeans have a taste for the exotic - for tea and diamonds and silks. It is the desire to obtain luxuries that has transformed Europe from a self-sufficient continent to a small cog in the world machine. In the final programme of the series, Peter France looks at how trade began back in the Ice Age and how it has changed through time, and asks: what is the real price of luxury?
Producer Mary Colwell


Producer: Mary Colwell

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis. Producer Julia Durbin


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets the composer and conductor Antony Hopkins , for once talking about his own life in music.


Conductor: Antony Hopkins

: Week Ending


: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Director: Tracey Neale.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial

The Absentee
The second half of Maria Edgeworth 's saga of an Anglo-Irish family, published in 1812. Lord Colambre has travelled to Ireland for the first time to visit the Clonbrony estates but, unknown to him, Lady Dashfort is determined to trap him into marriage with her daughter Isabel.
With Fraser Kerr , Danielle Allan , Emma Gregory , Jenny Howe , Elizabeth Kelly , Auriol Smith ,
Ian Lindsay , Andrew Wincott and Terence Edmond.
Music played and arranged by Andrew Dodge.
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
Unknown: Terence Edmond.
Arranged By: Andrew Dodge.
Adapted By: Nick McCarty
Producer: Claire Grove.
Lord Colambre: Stephen Rea
Paddy: Billy Boyle
Whipp: Ben 0nwukwe
Terence O'Fay: James Berwick
Lord Clonbrony: T P McKenna
Lady Clonbrony: Franch1ne Mulrooney
Grace Nugent: Anna Healy
0'Halloran: Shay Gorman
Garraghty: John O'Mahoney

: Kaleidoscope

Simon Broughton visits Georgia as it wrestles painfully for its independence from
Moscow. He encounters dancing, music and singing, ending his travels in a remote part of the country where Jason found the Golden Fleece.
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Simon Broughton
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: News "*

: Open Mind

Edward Mortimer chairs the discussion programme which challenges its participants to think before they speak.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Edward Mortimer

: Letter from....

The Balkans
In the fifth of six programmes, Misha Glenny looks at this troubled region, wondering whether it will be the scene of Europe's first war since 1945.


Unknown: Misha Glenny

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with operatic husband and wife Norman Bailey and Kristine Ciesinski.


Unknown: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Kristine Ciesinski.

: The World of Dowie

Enter a brave new world created and presented by John Dowie , in the third 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.

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