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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

A look across the farming world
Miniature cattle beat the drought in Africa; school leavers promote new farming techniques in Papua New Guinea; and rice pastures help to reclaim degraded land in South America. Presented by George Macpherson.


Presenter: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father Oliver McTeman.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

The travel programme with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and 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.

: Conference Special

The Liberal Democrats Robin Oakley , the Political Editor of The Times, reports on this week's Liberal Democrat conference in Harrogate. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Sallie Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with news from the world of personal finance and advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests Ian Hislop and Clive Anderson. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Canon George Austin, Archdeacon of York: Sir Marcus Fox MP, Chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee; Archie Kirkwood MP, Liberal
Democrat Chief Whip; and Joan Ruddock MP, Shadow Home Affairs
Spokeswoman, tackle the issues raised in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Marcus Fox
Unknown: Archie Kirkwood
Unknown: Joan Ruddock

: Any Answers? 071.[number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Dymphna Flynn
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse

Fields of Grey, Marching by Mike Walker.
Set in 1916, after the battle of the Somme, this is a dark story of the power of memory and guilt, and fear and misuse of the world of the occult.
Music by Jeremy Taylor Trumpet: Mike Harrison
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Music By: Jeremy Taylor
Unknown: Mike Harrison
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
julia: Julla Swift
Colin: Robert Glenister
Father: Ian Dury
Ray: Ian Dury
Letty: Elizabeth Kelly
Dora: Elizabeth Mansfield
Polly: Siriol Jenkins
Hotel Qerk: Auriol Smith
Landlady: Auriol Smith
Waitress: Emma Relding
Mrs Rouse: Ann Windsor
Mr Rouse: Ronald Herdman
Waiter: Clarence Smith
Railway clerk: Terence Edmond
Mr Pye: John Church

: Science Friction

More Hands-on Science Why is science so unpopular with students?
Is it too hard? Do museums really make the subject more user-friendly?
John Durant chairs a discussion on the state of science education at the Science Museum in London.
Producer Deborah Cohen. Stereo


Unknown: John Durant
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: A Year in Harness

The final episode in the series following the summer months on Paul Heiney 's traditional Suffolk farm.
4: September
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team of caustic correspondents take a sweet-and-sour look at life.
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 goes to Plymouth Hoe and invites a group of West Country trawlennen to ad lib about life at sea.
Producer Tony Philips


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

In a frank and wide-ranging discussion, Sir Peter Hall talks to
Paul Allen about his life and work and, especially, his overriding passion for Shakespeare.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Talks: Peter Hall
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Classic Serial

Pere Goriot
Balzac's novel, dramatised for radio in four parts, with 2: The Spur
Eugene de Rastignac attends his first ball in Parisian society, and is determined to leave the filth and smell of Maison Vauquer, the boarding house where the mysterious Pere Goriot also lives.
Dramatised by David Hopkins Director Kate Rowland Stereo


Dramatised By: David Hopkins
Director: Kate Rowland
Balzac: Stephen Fry
Eugene: Douglas Hodge
Vautrin: David Ross
Père Goriot: Geoffrey Banks
Delphine: Alex Kingston
Victorine: Alex Kingston
Mme Vauquer: Noreen Kershaw
Bianchon: Ian Mercer
Mile Michonneau: Romy Baskerville
Christophe: John Griffin
Fat Sylvie: Clare Dow
Anastasie: Barbara Marten
Mme Couture: Barbara Marten
Gondureau: Paul Broughton
Poiret: Robin Polley

: Beyond Belief

Ludovic Kennedy cross-examines the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Dr John Sentamu. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Dr Stefan Buczacki is joined, in the last programme of the series, by team leaders
Irene Thomas and Norman Painting and their guests Nicola Pagett ,
Hugh Johnson , Caroline Charles and Harry Chapman Pincher.


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Leaders: Irene Thomas
Leaders: Norman Painting
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Hugh Johnson
Unknown: Caroline Charles
Unknown: Harry Chapman

: Joining the Cubs

Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps of their careers.
2: A Funny Old Universe. It's 1984 and Independent critic Mark Lawson is telling everyone he is "in publishing". In reality, he is selling advertising space for an accounting magazine.... until he meets a man on a train.
Producer Caroline Adams


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Caroline Adams

: Tingle Factor

Record producer George Martin is Jeremy Nicholas 's guest.


Producer: George Martin
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: The Miles and Millner Show

starring Tom Miles and Rob Millner , with special guests Jim Tavare , Jonathan Cecil and Flaminia Cinque.
Half-an-hour of comedy and music in which the classics are mangled beyond recovery.
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Miles
Unknown: Rob Millner
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: 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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