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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

This week: agroforestry in Costa Rica, fish farming in Bangladesh and woman-power in Kenya.
With George MacPherson. Producer David Dixon


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Sports News

: Sports News

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce. This week, David Prest continues his tour of China, visiting the terracotta warriors of Xian.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: David Prest
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

John Walters presides over acres of Christmas fun with the likes of Emma Freud , Craig Charles , Victoria Mather , Robert Elms , Arthur Smith and MarkSteyn.
Producers tan Gardhouse and Alison Vernon-Smith . Stereo


Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Louise Botting. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: The News Quiz

The first of a two-part compilation of favourite News Quizextracts over the past year.
Chairman Barry Took.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo (Part 2 on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Menzies Campbell, QC, MP; Edwina Currie , MP;RtHon
Gerald Kaufman , MP; and Rt Hon Enoch Powell.
From Slaithwaite,
Yorkshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Nick Ware
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

A Fatal Inversion
A dramatisation of Barbara Vine 's Gold Dagger award-winning crime novel. The year of the long, hot summer: 1976. Adam and some friends spent it in idyllic circumstances. But when the weather at last broke their lives had been wrecked.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Barbara Vine
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Jane Morgan.
Adam Verne-Smith: Andrew Wincott
Rufus: Matthew Morgan
Zosie: Siriol Jenkins
Shiva: Tariq Alibai
Lili: Rita Wolf
Vivien: Miaso Teriou
Mary Gage: Alison Reid
Lewis Verne-Smith: Tim Seely
Beryl: Ann Windsor
Anne: Mary Chater
Marigold: Theresa Streatfeild
MegChipstead: Joanne Wake
Insp Winder: Jonathan Adams
WPC: Emma Fielding
Gardener: Ronald Herdman
Robin Tatian: Steve Hodson

: Age to Age

with Barry Cunliffe.
Most people celebrate
Christmas in a "traditional" way: but where does the tradition come from?
Scan Street and the City Waites recall Christmas in the Middle Ages, from a medieval tithe barn in the Dorset village ofHintonStMary.
Producer John Knight. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe.
Producer: John Knight.

: Science Now

From science facts to science-fiction: Peter Evans looks at books for Christmas.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose....

Three programmes in which the writer and garden designer
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall reflects on the rich significance of the rose. 1: The Holy Rose
Producer David Perry


Unknown: Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall
Producer: David Perry

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

Stereo (Broadcast yesterday;

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson.

Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Kaleidoscope

From Pearl Harbour to Psycho
Nigel Andrews concludes his series on Hollywood with a look at the films of the 50s. Directors and stars including
Woody Allen , Fred Zinnemann ,
Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese discuss
McCarthyism, Method acting and showbiz pzazz, and look forward to 1960 when Psycho finally killed off the big studio era.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Pearl Harbour
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Fred Zinnemann
Unknown: Sidney Lumet
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Classic Serial

Jamaica Inn
The final episode of a four-part dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier 's story of life on Bodmin Moor. Alone and desolate after her horrific encounter with the wreckers, Mary has sought help from the only people she can trust - the Bassats and Francis Davey.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Bodmin Moor.
Unknown: Francis Davey.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams.
Mary Yellan ,: Susannah Corbett
Rev Francis Davey: James Laurenson
JemMerlyn: Mark Straker
MrBassat: Vincent Brimble
Mrs Bassat: Anne Jameson
Harry, the pedlar: John Hartley
Richards: Sean Arnold
Tomjory: Robert Portal
Hannah: Katherine Parr
Scobell: Eric Allan
Militia Man: Matthew Sim

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets the concert pianist Imogen Cooper.


Pianist: Imogen Cooper.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Graham James. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Graham James.

: News

: Open Mind

Peter Riddell chairs the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer Gwyneth Williams Stereo


Unknown: Peter Riddell

: As Others See Us

In the sixth of seven programmes, thejamaican academic, cricket commentator and poet John Figueroa wonders why the British are so obsessive about privacy.


Unknown: John Figueroa

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with three members of the viol consort Fretwork:
Richard Boothby, Richard Campbell and William Hunt. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Campbell
Unknown: William Hunt.

: The Harpoon

A bumper "winter" issue of the Empire's favourite magazine. With Alistair McGowan, Mary Elliot-Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Performer: Alistair McGowan
Performer: Mary Elliot-Nelson
Performer: Julian Dutton
Performer: Peter Baynham
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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