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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 John Humphrys and Jenny Bond.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr John McDade. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jenny Bond.
Unknown: Fr John McDade.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Joanne Watson


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce. Today: the artists' colony of Deya on the island of Majorca. Producer Sara Jane Hall
0WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet
No 35, enclosing sae


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Nicholas's Latin Primer

Jeremy Nicholas presents a kaleidoscopic impression of the highways and byways where Latin still flourishes. Featuring Martin Jarvis as Nigel Molesworth. Producer tan Gardhouse Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Nigel Molesworth.

: Talking Politics

The Party Members In the second of three programmes about the political machines, Vivian White meets activists and supporters in the three main parties. How much power do they wield? And how do they make their views heard?
Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Margaret Hill

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: End of a Line

Guide to the Sands
In the second of four programmes, Paul Heiney takes a walk across the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay, led by Cedric Robinson , possibly the last of a long line of guides.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Cedric Robinson
Producer: Marc Jobst

: 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 Ernest Rea and Stephen Oliver
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producers: Ernest Rea
Producers: Stephen Oliver

: Saturday Playhouse

Charlie Muffin
Brian Freemantle 's anti-hero is a survivor. He needs to be - his own department is out to get him and so is the KGB. But Charlie is determined to come out of it alive and rich.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters
Stereo (Sequel: Clap Hands. Here Comes Charlie', tomorrow 2.30pm)


Unknown: Charlie Muffin
Unknown: Brian Freemantle
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Charlie: Philip Jackson
Kalenin: Sandor Eles
Willoughby: Peter Howell
Gunther: David Learner
Snare: Andrew Branch
Harrison: Stephen Rashbrook
Alexei Berenkov: Peter Woodthorpe
Janet: Marcia King
Wilberforce: Manning Wilson
Cuthbertson: Barrie Cookson
Ruttgers: Don Fellows
Keys: John Church
Braylty: Richard Durden
Edith: Jennifer Piercey

: The Living World

Spinners and weavers, miners and parachutists - caterpillars adopt many ways of earning a living but it is always just a stage on the path from egg to adulthood. Duncan Reavey and Peter Cribb go tracking caterpillars with Peter France.
Producer John Harrison


Unknown: Duncan Reavey
Unknown: Peter Cribb
Producer: John Harrison

: Science Now

Last week 700 scientists gathered in London to update the genetic map of ourselves.
Georgina Ferry reports. Producer Peter Croasdale


Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Singular Scots

Joanna Buchan visits five Scots acknowledged as remarkable achievers in their chosen professions. 2: Elspeth King , museum curator of Glasgow's People's Palace.


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Unknown: Elspeth King

: On the Hour

The news ... if it happens, with Chris Morris, David Schneider, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Gordon Clough, Doon MacKiehan and Rebecca Front.


Unknown: Chris Morris
Unknown: David Schneider
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Doon MacKiehan

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: With Great Pleasure

Penelope Lively , novelist and former children's writer, selects her literary favourites.
Anthony Hyde and Sheila Mitchell perform the extracts in Blackwell's
Bookshop in Oxford.
Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo


Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Kate Whitehead.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare talks to Sir James Savile.


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Sir James Savile.

: Classic Serial: The Sea Wolf

The second episode of Jack London's four-part tale of brutality and survival on the high seas.
Singer Sarah Connolly.
Music Elizabeth Parker, BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Adapted by Ed Thomason
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Author: Jack London
Singer: Sarah Connolly
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Adapted by: Ed Thomason
Director: Adrian Bean
Wolf Larsen: Jack Klaff
Humphrey: Kerry Shale
Maud Brewster: Shelley Thompson
Louis: Nigel Anthony
Mugridge: Ian Dury
Smoke: Anthony Jackson
Johnson: Jeffrey Gear
Leach: Scott Farrell
Kelly: Norman Jones
Harrison: Richard Pearce
Henderson: Andrew Wincott
Latimer: Peter Penry-Jones
Owen: Terence Edmond
Homer: Clarence Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Money, Myths and Melodrama
Bigger by far than
Hollywood, each day the Hindi film industry churns out another two films aimed at a home market alone of 800 million, with a sure-fire formula of myth, melodrama, explicit violence and implicit sex. John Keay reports from the capital of this celluloid empire - Film City in Bombay.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Christina Pritchard Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz

Dr Stefan Buczacki questions two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting.
This week's guests are Michael Heseltine , Pam Ayres , Bernard Bresslaw and Nicola Pagett.


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting.
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Nicola Pagett.

: Upsetting the Apple-cart

The Winter Flowering The second of four talks by BBC Foreign Affairs Editor John Simpson , in which he looks back at the events of 1989 and 1990. In today's programme about Czechoslovakia, he tells how the Velvet
Revolution unfolded.


Editor: John Simpson

: The Tingle Factor

Terry Hands is
Robin Ray 's guest.


Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Robin Ray

: The Million Pound Radio Show

Written and presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell , with Felicity Montagu and Jasper Jacob. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Jasper Jacob.
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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