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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

James Whitboum in conversation with a special guest.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitboum
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Susannah Simons.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Graeme Reid Davies


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Graeme Reid Davies

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. This week Martin Roberts goes to Canada's "gateway to the Pacific" - the bustling seaport of Vancouver. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Unknown: Martin Roberts
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from the likes of Victoria
Mather, Mark Steyn and The Men Who Know.
Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Week in Westminster

Michael White , Political Editor of The Guardian, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world give a personal view of their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with news and advice about personal finance.


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: 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: Tony Banks, Labour Junior Spokesman on Social Security; Edwina Currie ;
Charles Kennedy , President of Liberal
Democrat Party and Spokesman on Health; Sir Charles Powell , former Private Secretary to Mrs Thatcher. From Burnham,
Buckinghamshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
071.[number removed]Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins
●LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Saturday Playhouse

The Lucky One Rosemary Davis 's dramatisation of Lucy Ching 's autobiography One of the Lucky Ones. Canton, 1945. Lucy, a young blind girl, is hidden away at home because of the ancient belief that the eyes are the root of all evil, and blindness is a punishment for the sins of the ancestors. When, by chance, Lucy hears a radio broadcast, her fate begins to take a dramatic turn.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Davis
Unknown: Lucy Ching
Director: Tracey Neale.
Miss Schaeffer: Alison Reid
Mrs Honicutt: Gudrun Ure
Ah Wor: Elizabeth Kelly
Younger Brother: Nicholas Shelton
Father: Christopher Scott
Mother: Melinda Walker
Lucy as Narrator: Tessa Worsley
Elder Brother: Matthew Sim
Second Sister: Daisy Heath
Lucy: Annie Roddam
Ah Luk: Jill Lidstone
Mrs Chan: Joanna Wake
Doctor: Nicholas Murchie
Third Uncle: Peter Penry Jones
Grandmother: .Barbara Atkinson
Po Yuk: Anna Brooks Kasteel

: A Sense of Place

Andy Croft investigates three northern English regions to find out how their traditional identities have been shaped by writers and how these identities are standing up to the increasing standard urbanisation process which threatens to blot out individual regional differences for ever.
3: South Yorkshire - Pits, Pints and Student Games. Producer Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Andy Croft
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Science Now

Peter Evans with a weekly review of science news. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Constance St Louis

: The Living World

Michael Scott explores
Brownsea Island in Dorset, renowned for its rich wildlife - oystercatchers, red squirrels, Japanese sika deer and boy scouts. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Simon Roberts

: 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 look back at the week's news.

: Stop the Week

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

Jazz at Heart
Steve Berry styles himself as a jazz warrior, diving into schools with his double bass, or hustling for gigs in a recessionary Britain. Ian McMillan follows him on the lonely road of a man with jazz at heart.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Steve Berry
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Classic Serial

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
A four-part dramatisation of Tobias Smollett 's boisterous tour by coach and four around Georgian Britain, in search of curatives, clean air and conjugal bliss.
2: From Bristol to Bath.
Dramatised by Scott Cherry Music: Matthew Scott
Director Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Humphry Clinker
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Dramatised By: Scott Cherry
Music: Matthew Scott
Director: Clive Brill.
Bramble: Timothy West
Tabitha: Jenny Howe
Jery: Jonathan Tafler
Lydia: Allson Reid
Winifred: Theresa Streatfeild
John Thomas: Eric Allan
Humphry: Matthew Morgan
Mrs Bubb: Llnda Polan
Wikon: Neil Roberts
Ulic: James Greene
Quin: Jonathan Adams
Chowder: Ronald Herdman

: Visiting Lives

The third of six episodes of this round-robin series of biographers in conversation. Margaret Forster talks to
Philip Hoare about his work in progress on a new life of Noël Coward.


Talks: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Philip Hoare

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay. Producer Sarah Devonald Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Canon Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: News

: A Matter of Conscience

In the first of two programmes Conscientious Objectors of the First
World War recount what it was like to face social ostracism, torture and even death for their refusal to fight.
Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Beloved Country

The last of five talks in which South Africans look at the future for their country. Writer Andre Brink asks: is the Afrikaner doomed to extinction?


Unknown: Andre Brink

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Are spiky hair and an interest in football now essential to a career as a solo violinist? Young concert performers Tasmin Little and Lorraine McAslan prove otherwise. Stereo


Unknown: Lorraine McAslan

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett introduces diaries for 8th May: Noël Coward is a guest at a Royal wedding;
Wordsworth drops in unexpectedly on Henry Crabb Robinson ; and the flags go up on V E Day.
Read by Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett.


Introduces: Simon Brett
Unknown: Henry Crabb Robinson
Read By: Lin Sagovsky
Read By: Sean Barrett.

: News

About this project

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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