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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston looks at farming in Bolivia, from the mountainous altiplano to slash and burn in the Amazonian jungle. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: 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

Cliff Morgan and guests at Twickenham on the occasion of the Springboks' historic return.
Producer Gill Pulsford


Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

with Bill Oddie.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
● WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet
No 47, enclosing sae


Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Live from the Contact
Theatre Manchester, Ned Sherrin and in all probability Arthur Smith , Sandi Toksvig and The
Men Who Know, together with their guests, expose themselves to a student audience.
Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White , political editor of The Guardian.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, with Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
At the piano, Colin Sell.
Producer, Jon Naismith. Stereo


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Dr Zaki Badawi , Director of the Muslim
College; Julia Cleverdon , Chief Executive of Business in the Community; Brenda Maddox , author and journalist; and David Owen , Chief Constable of North Wales, tackle the issues raised in Cardiff.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dr Zaki Badawi
Unknown: Julia Cleverdon
Unknown: Brenda Maddox
Unknown: David Owen

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Alison Vernon Smith
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Alison Vernon Smith

: Saturday Playhouse

Alibi for a Judge
A comedy by Felicity Douglas and Henry Cecil from his book, with Basil Dawson.
An attractive woman enlists the help of an elderly judge, who had convicted her husband of robbery, in an attempt to prove his innocence. It is not certain, however, how innocent her motives are.
Adapted and directed by John Tydeman. Stereo


Comedy By: Felicity Douglas
Comedy By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Basil Dawson.
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Mr Justice Carstairs: Andrew Cruickshank
Lesley Burford: Amanda Grinung
Thomas Empton QC: Aubrey Woods
Mr Hunt: Jonathan Scott
William Burford: Trader Faulkner
Mr Bell: Peter Howell
Supt Neale: Michael Shannon
Ernest Mott: Clifford Norgate
Mr Campbell: Hector Ross
Mrs Campbell: Carole Boyd
Joe: Michael Burlington
Inspector Martin: Anthony Smee

: Age to Age

Recent revelations in the tabloids about the Royal Family have led many people to call for curbs on press freedom. Christopher Cook uncovers some of the unflattering stories about royalty down the ages, and recalls the circulation wars of the 20s and 30s. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
What effect will global warming have on British soils, rivers and coastline? Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Costing the Earth

with Roger Harrabin. Polar explorer Robert Swan explains how getting sunburnt at the South Pole set him off on the road to becoming a UN commissioner for the environment. Meanwhile, Vaughan Purvis and his geiger counter sniff out more radiation, and ask why 26,000 Trimphones were dumped in a South Wales car park.
Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.
Unknown: Robert Swan
Unknown: Vaughan Purvis
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.

: The Locker Room

with Tom Robinson.
Can anything be done for the one in ten British men who suffer from impotence? John Dryden investigates the medical options.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Robinson.
Unknown: John Dryden
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope

In My Beginning
The opening bars of a piece of music often prefigure the end. Charles Hazlewood talks to composers, conductors and performers about how much the first few bars influence the whole work.
Producer John Boundy. Stereo


Talks: Charles Hazlewood
Producer: John Boundy.

: Classic Serial

The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 's satire on 1930s Russia, dramatised in four parts. With and 3: The Devil Entertains
Margarita takes to the air, the Master's novel reveals the guilt of Pontius Pilate , and Professor Woland's magic act astonishes the Variety Theatre audience!
Dramatised by Brian Wright
Director David Hitchinson. Stereo


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

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor's first guest in this series of six interviews is
Kevin Coates , artist and musician, who talks about his life and work.


Artist: Kevin Coates

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten To Ten

led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter share the questions on an issue designed to provoke and stimulate. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Sue Davies

: Worlds Apart

r- In the first of six programmes about childhood in distant lands, Cynthia Samuels talks to Ray Brown about her early memories of Old Harbour Bay, Jamaica. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Talks: Cynthia Samuels
Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the soprano Dame Kin te Kanawa.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett returns with selections from four centuries of diaries.


Unknown: Simon Brett

: 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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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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