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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Jimmy Morrison. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jimmy Morrison.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Joanne Watson


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Beachcomber ...by the Way

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot , Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,
Patricia Routledge , John Sessions with Brian Perkins.
Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo


Unknown: Mr Justice Cocklecarrot
Unknown: J B Morton.
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: Families and How to Survive Them

The fourth of six programmes presented by John Cleese and his former psychiatrist Dr Robin Skynner.
The Astonishing Stuffed Rabbit - and Depression Producers Jonathan James-Moore and Rachel Yorke. Stereo


Presented By: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner.
Producers: Jonathan James-Moore
Producers: Rachel Yorke.

: Talking Politics

What can we learn from the French? With Britain about to embark on another reorganisation of local government,
Chris Lowe has been to
Bordeaux to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the French system, and to compare them with local government in Bristol, Bordeaux's British twin. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box Moneycheck

Heather Payton and experts Chris Gilchrist and Philip Hardman are at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston, West Lothian. Producers Neil Koenig and Catherine Watt. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Chris Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Catherine Watt.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams and their guests.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


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

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news.
Stereo and at 2.00pm
The Moral Maze
[number removed]
Call Michael Buerk with your views on the issues raised in The Moral Maze.
Producers David Coomes and Ernest Rea
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producers: David Coomes

: Saturday Playhouse

Plain Facts in a Country Dress
In a Cotswold village two stories of innocence versus corruption are interwoven - one set 160 years ago and the other today.
Written by R E T Lamb.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Ted: Richard Pearce
Mary: Susie Brann
Will: Brendan Charleson
Tom: Dominic Taylor
Bob: Mark Straker
Ezra: Anthony Jackson
Rector: Paul Nicholson
Sir Edmund: Peter Copley
Chapman: William Eedle
Roberts: Nigel Carrington
Benning: Ian Lindsay
Curlidge: Andrew Hilton
Carol: Phyllida Nash
Downing: Eric Allan

: The Living World

In the first of a new series of the nature programme, botanist Erica Towner and National Trust warden Tim Bennett join Lionel Kelleway at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, one of the most important 'wetland' nature reserves in western Europe. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Erica Towner
Unknown: Tim Bennett
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: John Holmes

: Science Now

Peter Evans puts listeners' letters to the experts. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Professor Alan Smithers of Manchester University's School of Education.


Unknown: Professor Alan Smithers

: Little Blighty on the Down

The final programme in the series.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: With Great Pleasure

Maya Angelou , university professor, dancer, singer, actress, novelist and poet, presents a personal selection of extracts.
Readers are Adjoa Andoh and Maureen Beattie.
Producer Elizabeth Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Maureen Beattie.
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the first of six programmes,
Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is Dame Barbara Cartland.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Dame Barbara Cartland.

: Classic Serial

The third of four tales of love and death by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Ebb-Tide
A storm-damaged schooner drops anchor off an uncharted South Sea island, home of an aristocratic missionary with a fortune in pearl he means to keep.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Herrick: Dermot Crowley
Attwater: Tom Fleming
Huish: Alfred Molina
Davis: Tom Watson

: Kaleidoscope

At Home with Derek Jarman
Peter Webb visits film-maker Derek Jarman at his Dungeness home to talk about the diaries he has kept for the last two years, and which are about to be published. The journals cover the filming of The Garden, his battle with illness and his musings on past life.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Jarman
Unknown: Peter Webb
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: 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

: The Gardening Quiz

Dr Stefan Buczacki questions two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting.


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting.

: To Be a Bumpkin

Les Woodland muses on sugar-beet, young Derek's lung, and the reason why so many teams in the Norfolk Trudger/Long
Sutton Pesticides League keep coming joint bottom. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The Tingle Factor

Robin Ray 's guest is
Detta O'Cathain , managing director of the Barbican
Centre in London.
Stereo (Broadcast last Tuesda:


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Detta O'Cathain

: The Million Pound Radio Show

Presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell.
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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