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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Richard Sanders reports from leafy Surrey on a parish struggling to stay rural in the face of endless diversification.
Producer Richard Sanders


Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Pat Thornton


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Pat Thornton

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

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


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

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Jenkins , Associate
Editor of The Independent presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

NEW Gordon Clough presents a new series of the programme that looks behind the European headlines, starting at the very edge of Europe, Turkey. Producer Jolyon Monson


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Jolyon Monson

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The fifth of six classic radio scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman.
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Producer: Dirk Maggs.
Waldorf T Flywheel/Groucho Marx: Michael Roberts
Emmanuel Ravelli/Chico Marx: Frank Lazarus
The Cop: Graham Hoadly
John Smith: Vincent Marzello
All ladies: Lorelei King

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Linda Agran ,
Mark Fisher , MP,
Teresa Gorman , MP and Peter Jenkins. From Middlesbrough. 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 Keith Jones
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Linda Agran
Unknown: Mark Fisher
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Peter Jenkins.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

Derby Day
The second episode of Bill Naughton 's two-part play, in which the people of Cotton Street, Bolton, wait to find out the winner of the Derby in 1921-did Steve Donaghue make Maggie's dream come true? The Final Finish
With the children of Bolton School. Accordion and fiddle: Mark Emerson.
Piano: Errolyn Wallen.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Naughton
Unknown: Steve Donaghue
Accordion: Bolton School.
Piano: Mark Emerson.
Piano: Errolyn Wallen.
Director: Jane Morgan.
Sidney Sedwin: Barrie Rutter
Fanny Brighouse: Stephanie Turner
Jack Harwood: Jeff Rawle
Polly Harwood: Carol Starks
Maggie Whittle: Polly James
Ned Whittle: Bryan Pringle
Win Whittle: Emma Gregory
Adam Whittle: Susan Sheridan
Lizzie Sedwin: Shirley Dixon
Jimmy Sedwin: Stephen Garlick
Amy Baxter: Sara Richardson
Benny Baxter: Nigel Carrington
Auntie Flo: Barbara Atkinson
Sarah Kippax: Freda Dowie
Beatty Kippax: Jane Whittenshaw
Albert Kippax: Mark Straker
Joney: Terence Edmond
Mrs Satterthwaite: Elizabeth Kelly
Miss Satterthwaite: Jenny Howe
Pawnbroker: Timothy Bateson
Det Hawkins: Ronald Herdman
Commentator/Det Rice: Stephen Thorne

: In the Country

Man has been trying to establish a foothold at the Sands of Forvie in Aberdeenshire for 7,000 years. Despite his best efforts, only traces remain, buried beneath the shifting sand. Drennan Watson visits these coastal dunes in the second of his four-part investigation into man's effects on the landscape. Producer Christopher Lowell (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Producer: Christopher Lowell

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julian Brown

: Writers Revealed

Six playwrights in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about how their ideas and beliefs influence their work.
3: Arnold Wesker


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Arnold Wesker

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis ,
Sally Grace and Brian Bowles.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Brian Bowles.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Ad Lib

NEWThe return of the series in which Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Classic Serial

The Quiet American Graham Greene 's novel adapted in three episodes. 2: Fowler travels into the battle zone but even there he is not safe from Pyle, who has a serious confession to make.
Dramatised by Gregory Evans Director David Benedictus Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Fowler: Ian Holm
Pyle, the quiet American: Adam Henderson
Phuong: Lucy Sheen
Deputy: Burt Kwouk
Commandant: Vincent Brimble
Helen: Marian Diamond

: Kaleidoscope

Richard Cork compares the work of two British artists, both of them inspired by the land.
Constable caught the idyll of the English countryside at the beginning of the 19th century, in such pictures as The Hay Wain, while today,
Richard Long transfers his walks, and the stone and earth he finds on them, into the gallery. Producer Kate Wilkinson


Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Richard Long
Producer: Kate Wilkinson

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay follows Derby Day with some suitably equestrian melodies.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev David Hutt. Stereo


Unknown: David Hutt.

: News

: Open Mind

NEW A new series of the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak, this week chaired by Edward Mortimer.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Edward Mortimer.

: Truth to Tell

Six little-known true stories told by Anthony Smith. 2: Another Leonardo
Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

In 1990, National
Learn-the-Organ Year recruited over 1,800 trainee church organists. Anne Marsden Thomas , its founder, and organ-builder John Mander talk about the attractions of ' the king of instruments. ' Stereo (Broadcast last Tuesdays


Organists: Anne Marsden Thomas
Unknown: John Mander

: Parodies Lost

The comedy show in which guests are taken on a literary mystery tour.
Today Frances Edmonds, Jaci Stephen and Roy Ackerman go on an earth-saving mission in outer space. Chair: Jenni Murray. Starring Spontaneous Combustion.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Jaci Stephen
Unknown: Roy Ackerman
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: 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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