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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with George Macpherson.


Presenter: George Macpherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Jimmy Morrison
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jimmy Morrison

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Presented by Bill Oddie. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan. How is Europe coping with recession? Is there a European solution? Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

- again, with Willie Rushton ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton. Pianist Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Pianist: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Liverpool. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. Guests Patrick Minford , Professor of Applied Economics, Liverpool University;
John Pilger , journalist;
Dr Ann Robinson , Head of Policy Unit, Institute of Directors; and Rt Rev
David Sheppard , Bishop of Liverpool.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Patrick Minford
Unknown: John Pilger
Unknown: Dr Ann Robinson
Unknown: David Sheppard

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Hay Fever

The Bliss family are ultra-bohemian and have "weekends". This time they have each invited a guest without telling one another. Result: mayhem! Noel Coward's famous comedy is introduced by Sheridan Morley.
Director Leslie Lawton. (Stereo)
DRAMA: page 4


Author: Noel Coward
Introduced by: Sheridan Morley
Director: Leslie Lawton
Judith Bliss: Judi Dench
David Bliss: Michael Williams
Richard Greatham: Geoffrey Palmer
Myra Arundel: Celia Imrie
Jackie Coryton: Patricia Brake
Sandy Tyrell: Christopher Blake
Simon Bliss: Patrick Pearson
Sorel Bliss: Alison Reid
Clara: Patricia Hayes

: Age to Age

At this time of remembrance for victims of war, Christopher Cook recalls the origins of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, remembers Bertrand Russell whose protests against war led to his imprisonment, and discusses the League of Nations - founded to prevent war.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Costing the Earth

with Roger Harrabin.
In the USA militant misers are saving the planet and money too. Hamish Mykura reports on the runaway success of the Tight Wad Gazette. In the studio, Ian Hislop reveals those who are economical with the environmental truth. And Vaughan Purvis asks: why worry about Sellafield when everybody has a nuclear waste dump in their own home?


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.
Unknown: Hamish Mykura
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Vaughan Purvis

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: The Locker Room

Musician Tom Robinson presents a weekly magazine programme for men that women can't afford to miss. This week: Why journalist Steven Wells has never considered himself to be beautiful; the bizarre lineage of the "pretty boy" advertising image; and men and intimacy - a contradiction in terms? Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Musician: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Steven Wells
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope

"Shoot the Prime
What does a newspaper picture editor want from a photograph? Tim Marlow meets the men - and women
- who jostle outside night-clubs for the pap snap; joins the throng with their telephotos by the goalposts; and peeks beyond the wall of aluminium ladders outside Number 10 to find out just what it is they want - and what they'll do to get it.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial

The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 's masterly novel, dramatised in four parts. With Daniel Massey as Woland,
Michael Maloney as the Master, and Geraldine James as Margarita.
2: The Magic Theatre Margarita meets the gangster. The Master's in the asylum and Woland and his talking cat are about to appear at the Variety Theatre. Devilish chaos comes to Moscow!
Dramatised by Brian Wright
Director David Hitchinson. Stereo


Unknown: Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Geraldine James
Dramatised By: Brian Wright
Director: David Hitchinson.
Bezdomny: Nigel Anthony
Koroviev: Colin Jeavons
Azazello: John Hollis
Behemoth: David Holt
Natasha: Melanie Hudson
Inspector: Eric Allan
Sergeant: Jonathan Adams
Bengalsky: Jonathan Tafler
Berlioz: John Fleming
Rimsky: Peter Penry Jones
Baron Maigel: John Webb
Latunsky: John Church
Nina: Linda Polan
Nurse: Melinda Walker

: Work Talk

To end the series, poet and novelist Merle Collins talks to Ferdinand Dennis.


Talks: Merle Collins
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter share the questions on the theme of the Good Society.
Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Sheila Cook

: A Short History of the Cold Shower Last in the present series.

4: Parenting.
Uplifting counsel compiled by historian John Post , who tonight looks at the business of raising children. Learn about the mamma plant, the papa plant and the baby plant. Producer Malcolm Love. Stereo


Unknown: John Post
Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Mirrored in Music

In the last of the series,
Andrew Green invites the conductor Leonard Slatkin to choose music which reflects the character and spirit of his native USA.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Fourth Column Revisited

Simon Hoggart with favourite columns from the series, ending tonight. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Brian King

: 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.

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