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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston investigates hill farming in some of the less favoured areas of Britain.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

Holiday and travel news with Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from the likes of Arthur Smith , Emma Freud and John Walters.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: John Walters.

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White , political editor of the Guardian.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Euronhile

Gordon Clough presents a new senes of the magazine programme about the people of Europe.
Producer Marja Balinska


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Marja Balinska

: Money Box

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Gordon Brown , Shadow Spokesman on Trade and Industry, and Juliet Lodge, European Woman of the Year. From Hull.
Chairman Nick Clarke. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
[number removed]
Your opportunity to call Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Anna Carragher and Lucy Cacanas eLINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Saturday Playhouse

Boy Bishop
In Alick Rowe 's new play, there is keen competition among the choristers when news spreads that the ancient practice of electing a Boy Bishop is being revived.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Unknown: Alick Rowe
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Michael: Matthew Sim
David: Richard Pearce
Old David: David March
The Dean: Andrew Hilton
Father Melting: Christian Rodska
Canon Briggs-Reed: Peter Copley
The Precentor: Brian Gear
The Headmaster: Stephen Thorne
Philip: John Telfer
Choirmaster: Bill Wallis
Packman: Edward Jones
Clifford: Tom Edgar
Alistair: Charles Simpson
TV director: Steve Hodson
TV interviewer: Eric Allan

: Age To Age

with Barry Cunliffe.
Traditionally, standing armies in Britain have been viewed with disgust: a preference for amateur and temporary soldiers has heightened the importance of the auxiliary forces. Following the announcement of further defence cuts, Ian Beckett tells John Miller about the thinking behind army reforms earlier this year. And Juliet Gardiner recalls the "friendly invasion" of Britain by American GIs.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe.
Unknown: Ian Beckett
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Juliet Gardiner
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis. Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julian Brown

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the environment, with Roger Harrabin. Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and friends take a satirical look at life.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A wry smirk at the week's news in the company of Sally Grace, Bill Wallis , Alistair McGowan and Chris Stanton.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Chris Stanton.

: Stop the Week

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope

A Poor Man's
Gift Simon Evans reports on efforts to keep alive
English traditions of dance and song.
Producer Julian May Stereo


Unknown: Gift Simon Evans

: Classic Serial

The Decline of a Family Thomas Mann 's novel, adapted in six parts. 4: Herr Permaneder doesn't prove to be the ideal suitor. Narrator Charles Simpson
With Siriol Jenkins, Alison Reid , Paul Gregory and Mark Straker.
Translated by H Lowe-Porter Adapted by John Peacock Director Jane Morgan Stereo


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Herr Permaneder
Narrator: Charles Simpson
Unknown: Alison Reid
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Mark Straker.
Adapted By: John Peacock
Director: Jane Morgan
Tony: Harriet Walter
Tom: James Laurenson
Christian: Keith Drinkel
Elizabeth: Barbara Jefford
Permaneder: Timothy Spall
Gerda: Lorna Heilbron
Ida: Angela Pleasence
Sesemi: Gudrun Ure
Wenze/: Ronald Herdman

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to the last of four people who have weathered major storms in their careers:
David Jones , who lost his job as director of the much troubled London Zoo.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Jones

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay. Producer Sarah Devonald


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ten To Ten

led by Rev Keith Clements. Stereo


Unknown: Keith Clements.

: News

: In A Monastery Garden

Garden expert
Nigel Colbom explores monastic life through the horticultural lens, as green-fingered monk
Brother Anthony takes him for a late summer's walk through the ancient walled garden at
Prinknash Abbey in the Cotswolds.
Producer Loma Baker


Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Brother Anthony

: Travels with Mrs T

David Bean follows the path of Mrs Frances Trollope through the Rhineland - a route that she took some 150 years earlier.


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Mrs Frances

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the early brass ensemble His Majesties Sagbutts and Cometts. Stereo

: Lip Service

Beginning a series of six comedies from Maggie Fox ,
Sue Ryding and a whole host of relatives. This week: cough-a-long-a-Bronte, great knitting patterns of the French Revolution, and a rat in the studio. Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Maggie Fox
Unknown: Sue Ryding
Producer: Lissa Evans

: 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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