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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Alan Stennett visits Husker Harvest Days, a farm show in the American state of Nebraska, to talk to the real farmers of the Mid West.
Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Alan Stennett
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.45 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Presented by Bill Oddie. This week Liz Kershaw joins Reg Holdsworth ,
Vera Duckworth and Rita Fairclough on board a Coronation Street cruise to Lisbon.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Reg Holdsworth
Unknown: Vera Duckworth
Unknown: Rita Fairclough
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The series returns with a new presenter, Brian Hanrahan , with news and views from the Atlantic to the Urals. Editor Anna Carragher


Presenter: Brian Hanrahan
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Alan Griffiths


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Alan Griffiths

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests WF Deedes and Nick Clarke. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: Any Questions?

A panel of leading figures in public life tackle the issues raised in Belfast. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

with Nick Clarke. Producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones
● LlNES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

Touching the Rock
John M Hull , Professor of Religion at Birmingham University, went blind at the age of 40 in 1980. This is his own account of the experience of blindness, dramatised by Jane Coles.
Piano played by Stuart Hutchinson Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: John M Hull
Dramatised By: Jane Coles.
Played By: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Matthew Walters.
John: Denis Lill
Marilyn: Rosalind Thomas
Mother: Madge Ryan
Father: Jonathan Adams
Thomas/Sue: Sue Sheridan
Lizae/ABce: Melinda Walker
Alec: John Fleming
David: Michael Roberts
Creswet: John Webb
Thug/Whistler: David Holt
Fairy tale reader: Siriol Jenkins

: The Ice Cream Man Cometh

Richard Kelly tells the story of the Italians who sailed for New York yet who ended up in the North East of England. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Richard Kelly
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You Don't Have to Work to Be Mad Here

The other side of working life, with Clare Mclntyre as Dr Kirsty McProtkin. 3: Perks and Pranks.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo (Rot)


Unknown: Clare McLntyre
Unknown: Dr Kirsty McProtkin.
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. Setting a bug to catch a bug - new biological pest controls. Producer Mike Bedward


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Mike Bedward

: The Living World

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman splosh around an Oxfordshire fen to explore life among the peat beds. Producer Sarah Blunt

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests return to 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 review of the week's news. Stereo

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson invites a group of clowns to ad lib about the serious business of laughter in the circus. Producer Clare Brenner


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Clare Brenner

: Kaleidoscope

John Miller talks to scriptwriter Larry Gelbart whose career includes writing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H, and Tootsie. Even a successful writer's lot in Hollywood is not always a happy one....
Producer Neil Trevithick. Stereo


Talks: John Miller
Scriptwriter: Larry Gelbart
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: Classic Serial

The True Story of Martin Guerre
A two-part drama based on the trial notes of the 16th-century French judge Jean De Coras.
Martin Guerre lived in the Pyrenean village of Artigat and was charged with being an impostor on his return after an absence of eight years. But the trial left many questions unanswered.
With Sean Bean as Martin Guerre and Lesley Dunlop as his wife Bertrande.
Dramatised by Guy Meredith Music Philip Picket
Director Janet Whitaker Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Jean de Coras.
Unknown: Martin Guerre
Unknown: Sean Bean
Unknown: Martin Guerre
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop
Dramatised By: Guy Meredith
Jean de Coras: Olivier Pierre
Sanxi Guerre: Alex Norton
Pierre Guerre: Andrew Melville
Andreu de Rols: John Church
Mme de Rols: Jill Graham
Priest: John Webb
Jean de Loza: Jonathan Adams
Jean d'Escorneboeuf: Keith Drinkell
Catherine Boeri: Siriol Jenkins

: Work Talk

Ian Hall is a musicologist, organist and composer whose work has been performed in many of the world's cathedrals, yet he is the most devout lover of calypso. He tells
Ferdinand Dennis why, on the other hand, reggae and rap get the thumbs down. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Hall
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis

: 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 Graham James. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Graham James.

: News

: The Great Shark Hunt

Every summer sharks the length of buses congregate in the seas of Britain. Most people would see this as a very good reason to stay out of the water. Not so Andy Kershaw , who pulls on his diving suit, jumps into a small boat and sets out to solve the enigma of the basking shark.
Producer Jeremy Grange. Stereo 0 NATURE: page 13


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Jeremy Grange.

: A Short History of the Cold Shower

Archivist and historian
John Post delves once again into a century of improving advice mostly about sex. In the first of four programmes, Dr Post looks at contraception. Get hints from the Aborigine and learn the value of coughing. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: John Post
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites the conductor Libor Pesek to choose music which reflects the character and spirit of his native country, Czechoslovakia. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Libor Pesek

: The Miles and Millner Show

The final outing for comedy and music duo Tom Miles and Rob Millner. With special guests Jim Tavare , Jonathan Cecil and Flaminia Cinque.
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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