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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Dowding investigates "sustainable" agriculture.
Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Oliver Dowding
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


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. Clare Hampson visits Transylvania on Hallowe'en.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Presented By: Clare Hampson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin ,
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.

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr of The
Independent presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
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 Sir John Harvey -Jones, industrialist; Simon Jenkins , journalist and ex-editor of The Times; Lord
Palumbo, Chairman of the Arts Council; and Lady Wilcox,
Chairwoman of the National Consumer
Council, tackle the issues raised in Salisbury
Cathedral, Wiltshire.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir John Harvey
Unknown: Simon Jenkins

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkms
●LlNES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse

Yaxley's Cat
A play for Hallowe'en by Robert Westall.
Nothing in Sepp Yaxley 's cottage had been touched since the day he ... disappeared. For Rose and her children, a perfect place for a holiday adventure. Until the cat turned up.
....Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Westall.
Unknown: Sepp Yaxley
Director: Nigel Bryant.
Rose: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Jane: Susan Mann
Tim: Richard Pearce
Vicar: Jonathan Wyatt
Miss Yaxky: Patience Tomlinson
Nathan Gotobed: Peter Tudoenham
Jack Sydenham: Graham Howes
Shopkeeper/Doctor: Jo Kendall

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

The other side of working life, with Clare Mclntyre as Dr Kirsty McProtkin. 4: The Sack.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


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

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Why are so few buildings connected with scientists preserved or honoured with a blue plaque?
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Peter Evans.

: The Living World

with Michael Scott.
Red Thundercloud is a. North American Indian herbalist. Richard Mabey knows Britain's medicinal plants. At the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Edinburgh, they meet to compare potions, traditions and folklore in the last programme of the series. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Michael Scott.
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests 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.

: Ad Lib

In the last programme of the series Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

Feeling Blue
It is the colour of the sea and sky, the emblem of the Conservative Party, a symbol for the divine in religious art, and is used therapeutically by healers. But what is Blue? And how do we handle it in art?
Waldemar Januszczak explores the history and meaning of blue with the help of artists Terry Frost , Anish Kapoor ,
Derek Jarman , David Hockney and Bridget Riley.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Artists: Terry Frost
Artists: Anish Kapoor
Artists: Derek Jarman
Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Bridget Riley.
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Classic Serial

The True Story of Martin Guerre
Second of a two-part dramatisation from the trial notes of the 16th-century French judge, Jean de Coras. Martin Guerre 's wife, Bertrande, has accepted him on his return after eight years' absence and borne him two further children, but then accuses him of being an impostor.
Magistrate PETER PENRY JONES Other parts played by Federay Holmes , John Church ,
Keith Drinkel , Jonathan Adams. John Webb and Siriol Jenkins
Dramatised by Guy Meredith Music by Philip Pickett
Performed by Pavlo Beznosiuk , Tom Finucane and Stephen Henderson
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Unknown: Jean de Coras.
Unknown: Martin Guerre
Unknown: Peter Penry Jones
Played By: Federay Holmes
Played By: John Church
Played By: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Dramatised By: Guy Meredith
Music By: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Unknown: Tom Finucane
Unknown: Stephen Henderson
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Martin: Sean Bean
Bertrande: Leslie Dunlop
Jean de Coras: Olivier Pierre
Bertrande's Mother: Jill Graham
Pierre Guerre: Andrew Melville
Sanglas: Steve Hodson
Mme Sanglas: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Francoise: Jo Kendall
Carbon Barrau: Peter Gunn
Guillem: Eric Allan
Sliepherdl Dominique Pujol: John Fleming

: Work Talk

Diane Abbott , Britain's first black woman MP, has now been in Parliament for five years. She talks to
Ferdinand Dennis about her achievements, and her contact with Jamaica.


Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

with Rev Dr John Sentamu. Sfereo


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: The Grimsby Ghostbusters

Eight years ago in the fishy ozone of Grimsby, a ghostbusting team was bom. The leader, Robin Furman , lives in a house haunted by a nun. Among his crew are his son Andy, who looks after the Ghostmobile an Austin
Princess and Rodney, inventor of the "Roboghost", a machine which sniffs out poltergeists. Martyn Wiley joins the team and their 14-stone dog, Ben, for a night of ghostbusting.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Leader: Robin Furman
Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Short History of the Cold Shower

2: Are You Normal?
How would you know? Archivist and historian
John Post digs up more improving advice - mostly about sex. Receive guidance on the use of cooked spaghetti and learn the value of pink ribbons. Producer Malcolm Love. Stereo


Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites the conductor Vernon Handley to choose music which reflects the character and spirit of Great Britain.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Fourth Column Revisited

Simon Hoggart presents some favourite columns from the past series.
Producer Brian King. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Brian King.

: 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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