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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

withjohn Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr Oliver McTernan. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

The weekly guide to holiday ideas and travel experiences, presented by Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
● WRITE to: [address removed]for factsheet No 52. enclosing sae


Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin recalls the least worst of the Loose Endsyear.
Producers Dymphna Flynn and Alasdair Cross. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Dymphna Flynn
Producers: Alasdair Cross.

: The Week In Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times,
Presents a personal view of a week in the life °fMPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents from around the world take a look at their host countries.
Producer GeoffSpink

: Money Box

with Louise Botting.
The latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz of the Year

In the first of two programmes, Barry Took takes an irreverent look at the year with Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren , Ian Hislop and Rory Bremner. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo
● CASSETTE: The News Quiz, a two-pack compilation cassette available from retailers


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel tackles the issues raised by an invited audience in Orpington, Kent. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
071.[number removed]
Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Anna Carragher and Keith Jones
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

Dickens's Women Miriam Margolyes introduces and plays all the characters from her recent West End success, as well as giving a vibrant insight into the life of the great writer himself.
Piano Michael Haslam. Script devised by Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser
Producer Enyd Williams. Stereo ● DRAMA: page 8


Introduces: Miriam Margolyes
Piano: Michael Haslam.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Producer: Enyd Williams.

: The Fiery Particle

Ellen Wilkinson - tiny, dynamic, determined - was the charismatic MP for Jarrow and Minister of Education in Attlee's 1945 Cabinet. John Mapplebeck marks the centenary of her birth this year with the help of those who remember her and felt something of her fire. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ellen Wilkinson
Unknown: John Mapplebeck

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Rose Is a Rose IsaRose....

Three programmes in which the writer and garden designer
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall reflects on the rich significance of the rose. 2: Maiden's Blush
Producer David Perry


Unknown: Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall
Producer: David Perry

: Tea Junction

The last in the series of the current affairs chat show in which Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week'sevents.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A look at the week's news with Bill Wallis ,
Sally Grace , David Tate and Alistair McGowan.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Animated table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Producer Michael Ember Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope

Out of Love
Throughout the ages artists have commemorated those whose loss has been deeply felt - the death of a loved one, the sacrifice of men and women in battle, the unexpected tragedy that befalls a community. Robert Dawson-Scott reflects on the way the arts of sculpture, poetry and music respond to this kind of loss, with the Lockerbie tragedy as one recent example that has inspired the artist.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The Man of Destiny

Bernard Shaw 's play stars David Suchet as Napoleon Bonaparte. The year is 1796. A mysterious lady arrives at an inn in northern Italy. Romance and intrigue follow as the beautiful stranger is drawn into a battle of wits with Napoleon Bonaparte , the man of destiny.
Director Pat Trueman. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte.
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Director: Pat Trueman.
Lady: Paola Dionisotti
Lieutenant: David Timson
Giuseppe: John Bott

: Conversation Piece

Artist and writer Brigid Marlin talks to Sue MacGregor about her life and work.


Interviewee: Brigid Marlin
Interviewer: Sue MacGregor

: Music in Mnd

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Fr Oliver McTeman. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Open Mind

Peter Riddell chairs the last in the series of discussion programmes that challenges its participants to think before they speak.
Producer Gwyneth Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Gwyneth Williams.

: As Others See Us

In the last of the series that gives foreigners a chance to express their views about Britain, the American academic
Robert Locke wonders why the British are in such awe of American ideas of business management.


Unknown: Robert Locke

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Dave Townsend ,
Phil Humphries and Paul Burgess - members of the Mellstock Band, which recreates the traditional village music of Thomas Hardy's Wessex.
Stereo (Broadcast/ast Tuesday)


Unknown: Dave Townsend
Unknown: Phil Humphries
Unknown: Paul Burgess

: The Harpoon Christmas Special

A glowing yuletide feast in the pages of the golden magazine's bumper
Christmas special, with snow-capped lettering and a silver sixpence hidden in the middle. 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.

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