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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 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Rob Nothman


Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce.
Today: David Prest reports from the western fjords of Norway on the landscape which inspired Grieg. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: David Prest
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather , and The Men Who Know.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: Talking Politics

Robin Oakley talks to some of the parties and politicians who face little prospect of success in the forthcoming General
Election. How do those destined to be political also-rans explain the lure of the hustings? Producer Dennis Sewell


Talks: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Louise Botting. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: Just a Minute!

Panel: Derek Nimmo , Wendy Richard ,
Paul Merton and Stephen Fry. Chairman Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Panel: Robin Cook , MP; Jean Lambert ; Rt Hon Christopher Patten , MP; and Rt Hon
Shirley Williams. From Gloucester.
Chairman Nick Clarke. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Nick Clarke. producers Anna Carragher and Nick Ware
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Jean Lambert
Unknown: Christopher Patten
Unknown: Shirley Williams.
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

Tarra Lengy
Billy Leng 's a 13-year-old optimist who is certain he can better himself in wartime Manchester.
Written by Frank White.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Tarra Lengy
Unknown: Billy Leng
Written By: Frank White.
Director: Tony Cliff.
Lengy: Richard Pearce
Todger: Michael Turner
Todger'smum: Fay Blockey
Mrs Hanson: Kathryn Hunt
Mr Hanson: Brian Trueman
Mrs Rodgers: Tricia Wilcock
Derek Leng: Paul Loughran
Betty Leng: Jane Hazelgrove
Policeman: David Holt
Vicar: Alan Sykes
Bandmaster: Phil Hearn

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.
2: Tim Severin recreates the voyage of St Brendan from Ireland to the Promised Land. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Tim Severin
Unknown: St Brendan
Producer: Kate McAll

: Science Now

Part of Radio 4's Northern Lights festival. Alun Lewis drops in on scientists studying a surging glacier above the Arctic Circle.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julia Durbin

: What If...?

In the second of a four-part series, Dr Christopher Andrew asks, "What if, back in the 1920s, Ulster had been reduced to four counties instead of six?"
With Conor Cruise O'Brien and two other eminent
Irish historians.
Producer Ian Bell. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Family Fortunes

Six programmes in which Phil Smith examines the pressures of family life. 2: Group Portrait
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

with David Tate , Sally Grace and Bill Wallis.


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

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets a group of ballroom dancers at a dance school in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope in Greenland

Tupilaks and Faxes
Part of Radio 4's Northern Lights festival. Greenland is the world's largest island, but only about
50,000 people live there, many still hunters with dog sleds. Yet it is also a modern place, with home rule, CDs and faxes. So, is there a role for art - such as the traditional Inuit
"tupilak" sculpture - when mere survival is difficult, despite the comforts of modern technology?
Paul Allen visits Greenland, and hunts for art which uses ancient traditions to speak for an emergent nation - and to the rest of the world.
Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Classic Serial

The Betrothed
A four-part adaptation of Alessandro Manzoni 's novel. 2: The Escape
As Renzo and Lucia flee for safety, a furious Don Rodrigo demands to know how they could possibly have escaped from his clutches.
Translated by Bruce Penman Dramatised by Louise Page
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Alessandro Manzoni
Unknown: Don Rodrigo
Translated By: Bruce Penman
Dramatised By: Louise Page
Director: Tracey Neale.
Griso: Trevor Cooper
Lucia: Sarah-Jane Fenton
Agnese: Marion Bailey
Renzo: Stephen McGann
Don Rodrigo: Sean Arnold
Granpa: Brian Miller
Perpetua: Maggie McCarthy
Bettina: Melanie Hudson
Alberto: Nicholas Murchie
Gertrude: Deborah Findlay
Constance/Portress: Ann Windsor
Clara: Joan Nawake
Spy: David Learner
Roberto/Soldier: Scott Farrell
Attilio: David King
Br Galdino: Andrew Wincott

: Only Connect

Professor Akbar Ahmed talks to six people from the Indian subcontinent who have influence in Britain.
2: Mrs Shahwar Sadeque Stereo


Talks: Professor Akbar Ahmed
Unknown: Mrs Shahwar Sadeque

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Northern Lights

Six programmes about the Circumpolar Arctic, as part of Radio 4's Northern Lights festival.
2: Cultures on Ice
Around the Arctic Rim are native communities who five in the modern world yet still value the traditional northern ways: hunting the seal, herding reindeer, speaking the language and performing the music of their ancestors. Presented by Daniel Snowman. Stereo (Seeafso Tuesday 3.00pm FM)


Presented By: Daniel Snowman.

: For He Is an Englishman

Six talks by Charles Arnold-Baker , born the Prussian aristocrat
Wolfgang Werner von Blumenthal.
2: Eels, Fairies and Royals Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker
Unknown: Wolfgang Werner
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with cellists
Alexander Baillie and Timothy Hugh. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Unknown: Timothy Hugh.

: The End of the Road Show

The third of four comedy shows comes from Bristol.
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.

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