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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Are farm shops just another form of extra cash, or an irritating stream of visitors? David Addis investigates with reports from England, France, Canada and Germany. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: David Addis
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Silverman.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Silverman.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy explores his roots in Cork, as Ireland celebrates the first
Homecoming Festival. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin returns with a new series. With the likes of John Walters ,
Emma Freud and Arthur Smith. Producer Ian Gardhouse Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Talking Politics

Vivian White concludes his odyssey into the future. What issues will dominate politics ten years from now?
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Out of African Skies

Clive Langmead flies with the intrepid pilots of the Mission Aviation
Fellowship, who provide a lifeline for hospitals and aid workers in remote and dangerous outposts around Africa.
In the second of two programmes he joins a supply run to Magwanza Hospital, which is perched on a mountain-side in northwest Tanzania.
Producer Brian King. Stereo (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Clive Langmead
Producer: Brian King.

: 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

: Call to Account

The last of six leading utilities comes in for a public grilling: British Rail.

: Wilko's Weekly

In the last of six reports on the regional press,
Tony Wilkinson visits the Lake District.
August Bank Holiday
Monday: a body has been found floating on Coniston Water, but the local paper, The Westmorland Gazette, has little interest in the death of tourists. It is preoccupied with agricultural shows, the celebration of its founder, the poet
William Wordsworth , and the progress of its own trailhound - The Gazzer. Executive producer Julian Hale Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Producer: Julian Hale

: Saturday Playhouse

The Ballad of Johnny Reece by Nick Fisher. In 1958 Johnny is an idealistic young man working on the land. But by 1987 he is steeped in family life and haunted by disillusion, having over-stretched his ambition.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Unknown: Johnny Reece
Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Director: Richard Wortley.
Johnny Reece: Mark Straker
Mary: Elizabeth Mansreld
Pat: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Clare: Clare Travers-Deacon
Ally: Paul Gregory
Stevie: Matthew Morgan
Trev: John Webb
Marie: Joanna Wake
Birdman: Matthew Sim
Carrie: Melanie Hudson
Sam: Eric Allan
Brian: Neil Roberts
Emslow: Terence Edmond
Stan: Keith Drinkel
Graham: Peter Penry Jones
Nurse: Siriol Jenkins

: Science Friction

Human Guinea Pigs
John Durant , Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Imperial College, chairs a discussion on the ethics of the clinical trial.
Producer Peter Croasdale. Stereo


Unknown: John Durant
Producer: Peter Croasdale.

: A Year in Harness

Continuing the story of a year on Paul Heiney 's traditional Suffolk farm.
2: July
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team take a look at life. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: When Harry Met Ally

with Harry Hill and Alistair McGowan.
This week the boys fall in love with Hattie Hayridge. Stereo


Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.

: Ad Lib

I Robert Robinson I eavesdrops on conversations recorded at venues up and down the country. Parked up somewhere in Nottingham, a group of truckers talk about the romance or otherwise of being a long-distance lorry driver. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Kaleidoscope

Five, Six, Seven and ... What is the relationship between dance and music?
Natalie Wheen and dance critic Debra Craine discuss the role of music in creating dance, with the help of those in both professions including
Sir Kenneth MacMillan , Brian Elias and Shobana Jeyasingh.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Debra Craine
Unknown: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Brian Elias
Unknown: Shobana Jeyasingh.
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Classic Serial

Miss Marjoribanks
The final part of Margaret Oliphant 's comedy of manners.
4: The Battle Lost and Won
Ten years have passed and Lucilla worries that she might have "gone off'. When the MP for
Carlingford dies, it seems that Mr Ashburton and Mr Cavendish are not of that opinion.
Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud Music Malcolm McKee
Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Oliphant
Unknown: Mr Ashburton
Unknown: Mr Cavendish
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud
Music: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson.
Mrs Oliphant: Elizabeth Spriggs
Lucilla: Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks: Roy Hanlon
Mr Cavendish: Keith Drinkel
Mr Ashburton: Christopher Scott
Barbara Lake: Elizabeth Mansfield
Tom Marjoribanks: Nicholas Murchie
Nelly Woodburn: Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley: Garard Green
Mrs Chiley: Ann Windsor
Lady Richmond: Jill Graham
Nancy: Joanna Wake
Mr Bury: John Fleming
Mrs Centum: Theresa Streatfeild
Mr Centum: Peter Penry Jones
Major Brown: Jonathan Adams
Maria Brown: Melanie Hudson
Mr Holden: Eric Allan
Rose Lake: Joanna Myers
Mr Black: John Webb
Edward: David Holt

: Beyond Belief

Ludovic Kennedy cross-examines Kalim Siddiqui.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Kalim Siddiqui.

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten To Ten

led by Fr Michael Child.
Producer Norman Winter. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Michael Child.
Producer: Norman Winter.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz

with guests Jenny Seagrove , Glenda Jackson , Julian Pettifer and Pam Ferris.


Unknown: Jenny Seagrove
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Pam Ferris.

: Sitting Targets

Tony Robinson on humour in political life, in the last programme of the series. 6: A Surfeit of Autocues With John Sessions ,
Matthew Morgan , Peter Gunn and Gordon Reid.
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Gordon Reid.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.

: Tingle Factor

Conductor Norman Del Mar is Jeremy Nicholas ' guest. Stereo


Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett selects diary extracts for 4 September. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett

: 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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