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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Producer Joanne Watson


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: On the Hour

Christopher Morris reports with Stuart Lee , Richard Herring , David Quantick , Steven Wells and Andrew Glover.
Producers Armando lannucci and Chris Morris. Stereo


Unknown: Stuart Lee
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Steven Wells
Unknown: Andrew Glover.
Producers: Armando Lannucci
Producers: Chris Morris.

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

starring Michael Roberts as Groucho and Frank Lazarus as Chico.
With the vocal talents of Graham Hoadly ,
Vincent Marzello and Lorelei King. Script by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted and written by Mark Brisenden
Music by David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Graham Hoadly
Unknown: Vincent Marzello
Unknown: Lorelei King.
Script By: Nat Perrin
Script By: Arthur Sheekman
Written By: Mark Brisenden
Music By: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs.

: Talking Politics

Good Europeans 1: The Grass Roots
This summer, as the fate of the Maastricht treaty hangs in the balance,
Talking Politics takes the pulse of Europe. The first programme compares political activists around the community.
With David Walter.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: David Walter.
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Europhile

The series goes out with a bang as Gordon Clough sets off the fireworks in Malta .
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Inside Money

with Roger White.
4: Picking winners on the stock market ... buying shares for the first time. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Roger White.

: They Think It's All Over

The sports quiz refereed by Desmond Lynam.
Captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and their guests David Gower and Will Carling.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Will Carling.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: Call to Account

Britain's leading utilities come in for a public grilling. 1: The Post Office.
Sir Bryan Nicholson , the Post Office Chairman, and Andrew Robertson of the Post Office Users' National Council face a live audience in Edinburgh. Chairman Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Sir Bryan Nicholson
Unknown: Andrew Robertson
Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Wilko's Weekly

In the first of six reports on the regional press,
Tony Wilkinson drops in on the Ross-shire Journal, where the big news is the threat of unemployment on local salmon farms.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Saturday Playhouse

The King of the North Rides his Horse through the Sky by Adrian Mourby.
A minute to midnight,
999 AD. Warlord Uhtred Oslacsorum vows to take
Holy Orders if the Millennium passes.
But he is tempted by military glory ...
Music: Peter Howell
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Adrian Mourby.
Music: Peter Howell
Director: Michael Fox.
Uhtred: Ian Hogg
Bishop Aldhun: Trevor Peacock
Ealdred: Billy Fellows
Ecgfrida: Katharine Levy
Sweyn Forkbeard: Ken Bones
Knut: Russell Boulter
Oslac: Shaun Prendergast
Imnal: Christopher Walker
Thurcetel: Arthur Blake

: The Other MCC

Four visits to Mayfield Cricket Club.
2: The Opening Batsmen This week's fixture is against opener Anthony Pollington 's old team, the Mandarins....
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Pollington
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook and Sean Street look back to the days when for most people holidays abroad were unheard of. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sean Street
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Costing the Earth

5: Can fashion ever be environmentally friendly? Plus: a look at the proposal to blast 600 million tons of rock from the Hebrides. Producer Jeffrey Oistead


Producer: Jeffrey Oistead

: Grand Tour

London with Doris Lessing , who recalls the dismal, war-torn London of 1949. Producer Marie Wynter


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Producer: Marie Wynter

: News

and Sports Round-Up


Matthew Parris talks to people with a passion for rescue. 1: Tony Redmond , an accident and emergency consultant, has been fuelled by his "anger about unnecessary death".
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft 0 DOCUMENTARY: page 9


Talks: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Tony Redmond
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Kaleidoscope

Feathered Glory
Gill Pyrah explores the mystery and power of the swan.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: Classic Serial

Claudius by Robert Graves. A radio version by Eric Ewens in three parts. 2: Claudius Caesar
Claudius tells of Caligula's evil caprice as Emperor.
Adapted and directed by Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Graves.
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Claudius Caesar
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Qaudius: Timothy West
Messalina: Mel Martin
Herod: Harold Kasket
Calpurnia: Frances Jeater
Caligula: David Learner
Mother: Mary Wimbush
Cassius: Alan Thompson
Callistus: Colin Starkey
Sergeant: Colin Starkey
Pallas: Jamie Roberts
Xenophon: Brett Usher

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets award-winning journalist Clare Hollingworth.


Unknown: Clare Hollingworth.

: 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

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Stefan Buczacki , team leaders
Norman Painting and Irene Thomas , guests
Lady Antonia Fraser , Brian Blessed , Rod Hull and Lady Barbirolli. Stereo


Unknown: Questionmaster Stefan Buczacki
Leaders: Norman Painting
Leaders: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Rod Hull

: Sitting Targets

Tony Robinson presents a history of the quip factor in British political life.
V. A Body Without a Head. With John Sessions ,
Matthew Morgan , Peter Gunn and Gordon Reid.
Written by Colin Swash and Simon Bullivant
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo e COMEDY: page 4


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Gordon Reid.
Written By: Colin Swash
Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.

: Tingle Factor

Jeremy Nicholas 's guest is pianist Jacques Loussier. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Pianist: Jacques Loussier.

: Second That Emotion

Plays by women about sex. 3: Troilus and Cressida and Da Di Da Di Da by Marcella Evaristi.
Troilus writes to his lover
Cressida. But his letters are intercepted.
Director Tessa Kendall. Stereo


Unknown: Marcella Evaristi.
Director: Tessa Kendall.
Troilus: Stephen Rea
Cressida: Sinead Cusack
Cassandra: Joanna Myers
Calchas: James Greene

: 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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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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