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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Live from the 1992 Hyde Park Festival of Food and Farming, with Tim Finney.


Unknown: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy travels to the Olympic city of Barcelona.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
.WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet
No 20. enclosing sae


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from Arthur Smith , Annabel Giles and Emma Freud. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Emma Freud.

: The Week in Westminster

Michael White , Political Editor of The Guardian, presents a 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

The Money Box team answers questions on personal finance put by listeners in Bury St
Edmunds. With panellists Vincent Duggleby , Chris Gilchrist , Philip Hardman and Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Chris Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

In the last of the series
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 Tariq Ali , writer and film-maker, John Harris , Chairman of the Federation of Small
Businesses: and Margaret Beckett , Shadow Chief
Secretary to the Treasury. From Normanton, West Yorkshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]Producer Nick Utechin
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: John Harris
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Stardust

On December 15th, 1945 the aircraft carrying Glenn Miller to Paris disappeared and a unique period in musical history came to an end. Since the Normandy Invasion, Miller's American Band of the AEF had travelled the length and breadth of the country. Roger Stennett's new play brings to life those months and explores the lives of the aircrew of the B-17 Stardust Melody.
Music played by Alan Ellis, Donovan Carpenter and Hank Starrs.


Writer: Roger Stennett
Music played by: Alan Ellis
Music played by: Donovan Carpenter
Music played by: Hank Starrs
Director: Adrian Bean
Major Glenn Miller: Ed Bishop
Lieutenant Don Haynes: William Roberts
Staff Sgt Elmer Perry: Kerry Shale
Lieutenant Bob Duke Freeman: Stephen Hoye
Lieutenant Colonel Norman Baessell: David Healy
Helen Miller: Shelley Thompson
TJ Sgt Ray McKinley: Christopher Ryan
Sgt Paul Ducky: Matthew Morgan
Sgt Johnny Desmond: Adam Henderson
Staff Sgt Herman Trigger Alpert: Neil Roberts
Staff Sgt Mel Powell: Jonathan Tafler
Maurice Goreham: Peter Penry Jones
Cecil Madden: Nicholas Murchie
Josie: Alison Reid
Jack Bishop: Vincent Marzello
Franco Minelli: Mark Straker
Jesus Mendoza: Peter Gunn
Henry Drew: Clive Hill
Eugene Roach: Terence Edmond
Waitress: Siriol Jenkins

: The Goddess on Page Three

Do you think there was a cave woman equivalent of Samantha Fox ? Dr Gillian Rice examines the evidence for and against the stone-age sex symbol. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Samantha Fox
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from the first European
Conference on Smart
Structures and Materials.
Plus the latest news on research into chronic fatigue syndrome. Producer Ruth Linton


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Ruth Linton

: The Living World

Michael Scott sets sail for
Fingal's Cave in the hope of meeting otters, seals, puffins and maybe even the odd killer whale.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

John Trudell -
John Trudell , poet, songwriter and now actor, talks to Jo Shinner about the historic years of American Indian protest and about his own remarkable life story.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo


Unknown: John Trudell
Unknown: John Trudell
Unknown: Jo Shinner
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Classic Serial

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


Unknown: Humphry Clinker
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Unknown: Scott Cherry
Music: Matthew Scott
Director: Clive Brill.
Bramble: Timothy West
Tabitha: Jenny Howe
Jery: Jonathan Tafler
Lydia: Alison Reid
Winifred: Theresa Streatfeild
Humphry: Matthew Morgan
Barton: John Webb
Smollett/Buzzard: Brett Usher
Martin/Chowder: Ronald Herdman
Newcastle/Lloyd: Jonathan Adams

: Visiting Lives

In the fourth programme of six Philip Hoare talks to Rebecca Fraser about her work on Charlotte Bronte and Florence Nightingale. Stereo


Talks: Philip Hoare
Unknown: Rebecca Fraser
Unknown: Florence Nightingale.

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kav.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kav.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Graham James. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Graham James.

: News

: A Matter of Conscience

In 1939 Hitler stood poised to engulf Europe. But some British men and women decided war was a greater evil than Fascism. They became conscientious objectors.
Would they have made the same decision if they had known about the slaughter at Auschwitz?
Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour in a series of six programmes. 1: Roots.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: 1 Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the percussionist James Blades.


Unknown: James Blades.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May, including those from Virginia Woolf and Barbara Pym.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Barbara Pym.

: 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.

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