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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 Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

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


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

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms,
Victoria Mather and The Men Who
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Talking Politics

The Boundary
Commission is looking for ways to change the make-up of Britain's parliamentary constituencies and it may mean extra seats for the Conservative Party. Huw Edwards finds that the proposed changes have stirred up not only political suspicion, but apprehension in the communities affected. Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Anne Sloman

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box I

with Alison Mitchell helping to sort out the financial problems that crop up in everyday life.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Glenda Jackson , MP and actress;
Margaret Jay , former Director of the National Aids Trust; Ludovic Kennedy , writer and broadcaster; and Sir Teddy Taylor , MP, tackle the issues raised in Winchester, Hampshire.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Margaret Jay
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Teddy Taylor

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins
.LlNES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Saturday Playhouse: Road to Munich

Written by Douglas Livingstone.

It's nearly 40 years since Roy last saw Mickey Batty and he'd have been happy never to see him again. They're both on their way to the October Bierfest, though with very different reasons for going and with totally different ideas of having a good time.


Writer: Douglas Livingstone
Director: Jane Morgan
Mickey: Nicky Henson
Roy: David Collings
Herman: John Fleming
Greta: Pauline Letts
Jean: Anne Carroll
Vilma: Sheila Reid
Young Mickey: Ross Livingstone
Young Roy: Matthew Sim
Young Jean: Federay Holmes
[Actor]: Jonathan Adams
[Actor]: Jill Graham
[Actor]: Melanie Hudson
[Actor]: Peter Penry Jones
[Actor]: Nicholas Murchie
[Actor]: Jonathan Tafler
[Actor]: Julian Rhind Tutt
[Actor]: Ann Windsor

: Science Friction

The Six Million Dollar
Genetic manipulation, cosmetic surgery and body part replacement technology allow change to the human form as never before. John Durant chairs a discussion on the attempts to redesign the human body.
Producer Constance St Louis. Stereo


Unknown: John Durant
Producer: Constance St Louis.

: A Year in Harness

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


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson trades places with four eminent psychiatrists and tries to discover what makes them tick.
Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Kaleidoscope

Venus Observed and The
Lady's Not For Burning are two of the best known works by the distinguished playwright Christopher Fry , who celebrates his 85th birthday this year. In a rare radio interview he talks to John Miller about his life's work and his experience of working alongside Lord Olivier, Sir John Gielgud and the young Richard Burton. Producer Jerome Weatherald Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Burton.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial

Pere Goriot
Honore de Balzac 's novel, dramatised for radio in four parts, with Stephen Fry as Balzac. 1: First Intents
Eugene has discovered that the mysterious Pere Goriot has two married daughters who could provide the key to his entry into Parisian society.
Dramatised by David Hopkins Director Kate Rowland Stereo


Unknown: Pere Goriot
Unknown: Honore de Balzac
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Pere Goriot
Dramatised By: David Hopkins
Director: Kate Rowland
Eugene: Douglas Hodge
Vautrin: Davib Ross
Père Goriot: Geoffrey Banks
Delphinej Victorine: Alex Kingston
Mme Vauquer: Noreen Kershaw
Bianchon: Ian Mercer
MBe Michonneau: Romy Baskerville
Christophe JOHN griffin Fat Sylvie: Clare Dow
AnasiasiejMme Couture: Barbara Marten
Gondureau: Paul Broughton
Poiret: Robin Polley

: Beyond Belief

Ludovic Kennedy cross-examines Clive Calver ,
Director of the Evangelical Alliance.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Clive Calver

: Music in Mind

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


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper. Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Stefan
Buczacki is joined by team leaders Norman Painting and Irene Thomas and guests Leslie Crowther , Mary O'Hara ,
Tony Britton and Prue Leith.


Unknown: Questionmaster Stefan
Leaders: Norman Painting
Leaders: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Unknown: Tony Britton

: Joining the Cubs

A series of six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.
1: Better Than WorkingOn vacation from university, Observer editor Donald Trelford sees an advert in a window for a reporter on his local paper. Within a month he is Chief
Reporter, wondering how to explain that he has to return to college after the "vac".
Producer Caroline Adams


Editor: Donald Trelford
Producer: Caroline Adams

: Tingle Factor

Guest George Melly.


Unknown: George Melly.

: Dear Diary

In the last programme of this series, Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 September:
Hugh Casson grapples with the currency in Bulgaria in 1980, Elizabeth Fremantle disapproves of Scottish customs in 1811, and in 1764 James Boswell samples life in Germany. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Hugh Casson
Unknown: Elizabeth Fremantle
Unknown: James Boswell

: 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.

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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