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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Reports from the National Small Farming Event at
Stoneleigh. Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Carol Trewin


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.
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

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Emma Freud , Arthur Smith and John Walters. Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: John Walters.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: Talking Politics

Where or what is Europe's 'hot banana'? How would you identify its 'Atlantic arc'? Increasingly,
Brussels is influencing the shape of Britain's regions. Nick Clarke explores the new terrain.
Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer GeofTSpink

: Money Box

with Louise Botting.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: 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

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Barbara Amiel , the Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , MP,
Helena Kennedy , QC, and the Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , MP.
From Wayland Prison, Thetford. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
071.[number removed]withjonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Cairagher and Keith Jones
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Amiel
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Cairagher
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

The Other Side of the Hill Two linked plays by Peter Luke , based on his novel, which follow the Duke of Wellington and the men and women of his Peninsular campaign between 1808 and 1813. 1: It's a Long Way from Talavera
Music by Tom Eastwood , performed by Paul Archibald , Richard Benjafield , Adrian Brett , Charles Dickie ,
Bill Worrell and Simon Wynberg. Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo (Part 2 tomorrow at 2.30pm)


Unknown: Peter Luke
Music By: Tom Eastwood
Unknown: Paul Archibald
Unknown: Richard Benjafield
Unknown: Adrian Brett
Unknown: Charles Dickie
Unknown: Bill Worrell
Unknown: Simon Wynberg.
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Wellington: Michael Pennington
Maj Napier: John Moffatt
Capt Harry Smith......................: Dominic Rickhards
Juanita: Siriol Jenkins
Julian Sanchez: Philip Suily
Madre Soledad: June Tobin
Goya: David March
Maj Somerset: Christopher Good
Capt Gordon: David Bannerman
Cpl Prickett: Ronald Herdman
Rifleman Doubleday: Clarence Smith
Rifleman Jackman: Mark Straker
Capt Freer.: Mark Straker
Rifleman Palmer: Neil Roberts
Miguelin: Neil Roberts
Rifleman West: Eric Allan
Capt Kincaid: Terence Edmond
Capt Soula: Alan Barker
Lt Cardo: Alan Barker
Capt Gronow: Alan Barker
Gen Craufurd: Brett Usher
Gen Menacho: Brett Usher
Gen Skerrett: Brett Usher
Col Ponsonby: Brett Usher
Surtees: Brett Usher
Lt O'Malley: Andrew Wincott
Capt Costello: Andrew Wincott
Jenny Cohrane: Susan Sheridan
Gen Packenham: Colin McFarlane /
Gen Vandeleur: Colin McFarlane
Ono.: Colin McFarlane
Victoria: Emma Fielding
Fanny: Emma Fielding
Lady Wellington: Melanie Hudson
Harriette Wilson: Melanie Hudson
Sister Rosario: Theresa Streatfeild
Fanny: Theresa Streatfeild
Gen Scovell: Charles Millham
Orellana: Charles Millham

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott puts Heinz Wolff , John Gribbin , Sheila Anderson and John Emsley to lighthearted quizzical investigation of science.
Producer Louise Dalael. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Scott
Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: John Emsley
Producer: Louise Dalael.

: Science Now

Electric vehicles are now serious alternatives to petrol cars. Alun Lewis gets behind the wheels of this year's models. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: A Shilling a Week and All the Mice You Can Eat

Beryl Reid reveals the astonishing story behind 120 years of Post Office cat employment.
Producer Rosemary Watts Stereo


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Fourth Column

A lopsided view of birth, death and all the other bits in between. The second of seven programmes with Simon Hoggart and friends. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

with David Tate and Bill Wallis.


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallis.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Kaleidoscope

Virgin Mary - Icon and Muse
Through the centuries the figure of the Virgin Mary has provided a dominant image for art and literature. Peggy Reynolds traces the impact of the Madonna, from ancient icons to the newly liberated artists of eastern Europe.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Classic Serial: The Personal History of David Copperfield: 3: Miss Betsey Trotwood

A ten-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's novel.

David's mother has died and he is dispatched to London, at the age of 10, to fend for himself and work for Murdstone and Grinby. He runs away to Dover to seek his aunt. Dramatised by Betty Davies

Director Marilyn Imne.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Marilyn Imre
David Copperfield: Gary Cady
Betsey Trotwood: Miriam Margolyes
Wilkins Micawber: Harold Innocent
Mrs Micawber: Sheila Hancock
Mr Dick: David Bamber
Uriah Heep: Phil Daniels
Mrs Heep: Maria Charles
Mr Murdstone: John Moffat
Miss Murdstone: Auriol Smith
David Copperfield, as a boy: Nicholas Gatt
Agnes: Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Wickfield: Timothy Bateson
Dr Strong: James Greene
Annie Strong: Alice Arnold
Jack Maldon: David Bannerman
Mrs Markleham/Janet: Ann Windsor
First donkey boy: Susan Sheridan
Second donkey boy: Richard Pearce

: Conversations with Historians

Six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians.
2: Eric Hobsbawm , Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History at London University.


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Eric Hobsbawm

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon
GrahamJames. Stereo
10.00pm News

: In Columbus's Wake

Solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston sets out across the Atlantic to recreate Columbus's epic voyage, using only the navigational instruments available five centuries ago Presenter Clive Jacobs. Producer Chris Hipwell


Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston
Presenter: Clive Jacobs.
Producer: Chris Hipwell

: The Other MCC

Four visits to Mayfield Cricket Club.
3: The Captain
This week the club has a derby match against Five Ashes, a neighbouring hamlet. Mayfield captain
Tim Cornish talks through his tactics for the big game and the delicate balance between his responsibilities as captain and as bowler. Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Talks: Tim Cornish
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Antony Hopkins.


Unknown: Antony Hopkins.

: The Harpoon 1

Last of the present series of the Empire's favourite magazine. With
Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson , Peter Baynham and Julian Dutton. Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot-Nelson
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: 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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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