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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Farmers' Any Questions? from the Romney Marshes. Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Susannah Simons.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer RobNothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

Julian Pettifer and Maria Harding visit Cuba. Charter flights from Britain direct to Havana start this year, but is Cuba ready for the British holidaymaker? Producer Sara Jane Hall
• BBC HOLIDAYS magazine, price £1.40 available from 10 January


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Maria Harding
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the first programme of the New Year live from Perth, Australia. With the likes of John Walters , Arthur Smith and Emma Freud in London.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


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

: Talking Politics

Can't Vote, Won't Vote Vivian White asks why many people legally entitled to vote will not be on the electoral register in 1992 - and why millions who are registered will not cast their vote.
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Money Box

with Heather Payton. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Heather Payton.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Just a Minute!

NEW special edition from Highgate marking the first programme in the 25th series. Panel: Clement Freud ,
Derek Nimmo , Peter Jones and Maureen Lipman.
Chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Panel: RtHon John Gummer , MP; Ann Leslie ; Jonathon Porritt and Liz Symonds. From Leiston, Suffolk. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed] with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Lucy Cacanus
• LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Liz Symonds
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lucy Cacanus
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

The Angel of Rome
Alessandro Moreschi was the last castrato and died in Rome in 1922. He sang as a soloist in the Vatican Choir and at all the important social and state functions. Neville Watchurst's play uncovers the triumph and the sadness of this short and unusual career.
Choir boys Jonathan Rudoe and Daniel Ison.
Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Rudoe
Unknown: Daniel Ison.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Alessandro Moreschi: John Duttine
Alessandro, as a boy: Susan Sheridan
Countess Sforza: Susan Sheridan
Rosati: Ian Hogg
Mustafa: David Monico
Fabrizzio Moreschi: Terence Edmond
Rosa Moreschi: Anna-Juliana Clare
Sebostianelli: John Fleming
Count Gondolfi: Peter Penrv-Jones
Mr Derby: Peter Penrv-Jones
Fr Ettore: Norman Jones
Haböck: Norman Jones
Dr Ferretto: Andrew Wincott
Perosi: Andrew Wincott
Tordoni: Matthew Sim
Mazzini: Richard Pearce
Enzo Tordoni: Richard Pearce
Aldovari: Neil Roberts

: The Art of Travel

I Annette Kobak
NEW invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.
1: Novelist Caryl Phillips recalls his search for the "European tribe" on a journey which starts with Europe's closest neighbour, Morocco, and ends with her farthest flung capital, Moscow. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Producer: Kate McAii

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis. Producer Julia Durbin


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: What If...?

Dr Christopher Andrew presents a four-part series of informed speculation. 1: British victory in the Falklands was far from inevitable.
Task Force
Commander Admiral Sir John "Sandy" Woodward admits that he feared heavy losses. Meanwhile Simon Jenkins , Editor of The Times, calculates the domestic impact of a Task Force in trouble. Could
Mrs Thatcher have survived defeat?
Producer Ian Bell. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Family Fortunes

Six programmes in which Phil Smith examines working-class family life in the North through the intimate experiences of three generations. 1: Blood Related
ProducerGillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Year Pending

with Sally Grace , David Tate and Bill Wallis.
Stereo (Broadcastyesterday)


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

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks with a group of Durham miners. Producer Michael Ember


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope

It's Wilder in Hollywood Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard were two early successes for the 86-year-old American director Billy Wilder. His most acclaimed pictures included The Apartment with Jack Lemmon , and one of the best-known movies in the history of the cinema, Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe. In a rare interview in Wilder's Hollywood office, the elusive veteran director talks to Nigel Andrews.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Director: Billy Wilder.
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe.
Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial: The Betrothed: 1: The Wedding

A four-part dramatisation of Alessandro Manzoni's novel.

Early 17th-century Italy - a time of turbulence and unrest.
But in a tiny village on Lake Como there is a mood of anticipation. It is the eve of the wedding celebrations of Renzo and Lucia.
Translated by Bruce Penman. Dramatised by Louise Page.
(Stereo) (Repeated Friday at 2.00pm)


Author: Alessandro Manzoni
Translated by: Bruce Penman
Dramatised by: Louise Page
Director: Tracey Neale
Perpetua: Maggie McCarthy
Bettina: Melanie Hudson
Alberto: Nicholas Murchie
Menico: Nicholas Gilbrook
DonAbbondio: Robert Lang
Griso: Trevor Cooper
Roberto: Scott Farrell
Constance: Ann Windsor
Renzo: Stephen McGann
Lucia: Sarah-Jane Fenton
Agnese: Marion Bailey
Clara: Joanna Wake
DrQuibbler: Brett Usher
Brother Galdino: Andrew Wincott
Fr Cristoforo: Jon Strickland
Don Rodrigo: Sean Arnold
Attilo: David King
Granpa: Brian Miller
Tonio: Peter Gunn

: Only Connect

Professor Akbar Ahmed talks to six people from the Indian subcontinent who have influence and eminence in Britain.
1: Lord Desai of St Clement Danes


Talks: Professor Akbar Ahmed

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Drjohn Sentamu. Stereo

: News

: Northern Lights

Radio 4's
Northern Lights festival begins with six programmes about the Circumpolar Arctic.
1: The Lure of the Arctic The Arctic - a great icy "Mediterranean" ringed by land: home to a million native people, a rich source of oil, gas and gold - and the perfect place to study global warming. Presented by Daniel Snowman. Stereo 0 DOCUMENTARIES: page


Presented By: Daniel Snowman.

: For He Is an Englishman

A further
NEW series of six autobiographical talks by Charles Arnold-Baker .
1: Why Tourists?
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with guitarist John Williams. Stereo


Guitarist: John Williams.

: The End of the Road Show

The second of four comedy shows. With Nick Hancock , Tony Hawks, Neil Mullarkey and Rebecca Front.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
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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