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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

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


Unknown: James Whitboum
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

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


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

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Robin Bailey


Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme with Pete McCarthy. This week
Mike Bullen is on a French cookery course.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
.WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 22, enclosing sae 0 FOOD: page 19


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Unknown: Mike Bullen
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from the likes of Robert Elms, Emma Freud and The Men Who Know.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: Talking Politics

with Chris Lowe.
On April 9th many hopeful politicians failed to get into Parliament and some seasoned MPs lost their seats. How are they faring now?
Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Producer: Margaret Hill

: 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 latest news from the world of personal finance. Presenter Alison Mitchell.


Presenter: Alison Mitchell.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games.
In the chair: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Round the table: Willie Rushton , Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paul Merton and Barry Cryer.
On the piano: Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith.


Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Paul Merton
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Piano: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health,
Jonathon Porritt , environmental consultant, Tony Blair MP, Shadow Spokesman on Employment.
From Stockton on Tees. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin

: saturday Playhouse

Wilkinson David Pownall 's play is set in Liverpool at the time of the great cholera epidemic of 1832. It examines the life and work of a woman who was driven by a compulsion to help her fellow men, and who was hailed by many as a "saint" - Kitty Wilkinson
Songs composed and sung by Maddy Prior.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Unknown: Wilkinson David Pownall
Sung By: Maddy Prior.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Kitty: Maureen O'Brien
Tom, her husband: Keith Drinkel
John, her son: Peter Gunn
Mam: Kate Binchy
Dr OLera: Robert Glenister
Dr Faraday: John Rowe
Helen Faraday: Helena Breck
Anne: Melanie Hudson
Hannah: Melanie Hudson
Deirdre: Veronica Quilugan
Kathleen: Veronica Quilugan
Kathleen: Siubhan Reid
Jessy: Joanna Wake

: The Cutting Edge

In a series of fourprogrammes Dr David Cook discusses a particular medical dilemma with the people to whom it matters most - the doctor and the patient. 2: A GP's action at the birth of a premature baby sets off a chain of ethical dilemmas that brings the GP into conflict with the hospital doctors.
Producer Alison Bogle. Stereo


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Alison Bogle.

: Science Now

Cucumber sandwiches, black holes and chimpanzees are all used to promote the public understanding of science. That's according to the shortlist for the Science
Book Awards. Peter Evans talks to the writers and the judges.
Producer Julia Durbin


Talks: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Living World

The Village on the Lake Michael Scott rediscovers an ancient world when he explores Flag Fen, a Bronze Age island village famous for its flag irises, timber, Soay sheep and spiders.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Michael Scott

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news with the Week Ending team.

: Stop the Week

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

Four Women Poets
Peggy Reynolds visits the homes of four women poets from the UK to talk about their poetry.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Castle of the Star

Colin Haydn Evans' two-part serial tells the true story of the enigmatic Lawrence of Arabia.
1: The Arab Revolt
Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo


Director: Nigel Bryant.
TE Lawrence: Simon Chandler
Feisal: Nadim Sawalha
Weiss: Simon Carter
RP Henley: Charles Kay
Gen Allenby: James Villiers
Salim Ahmed: Avi Nassa
Auda abu Tayi: Tony Allef
Moret: André Maranne

: Visiting Lives

In the last of this series
Richard Holmes talks to historian Simon Schama.


Talks: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Simon Schama.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon Geoffrey Brown.


Unknown: Canon Geoffrey Brown.

: News

: The Producers

The three fab producers of Betty Boo, EMF and Morykante (and one esoteric theatrical type) net the natural sounds of modern life and turn them into music.
George Barber reports.


Reporter: George Barber
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour in a series of six programmes. 3:
There's No-one with Endurance Like the Man who Sells Insurance.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the Delme String Quartet.

: Dear Diary

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned
Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw
Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day.
Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky.


Presented By: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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