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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Henrietta Green looks at how farmers are contributing towards the Christmas feast.
Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Henrietta Green

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Myra Blyth
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rev Myra Blyth

: News

: Sport on 4

with 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 and 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

with Michael White ,
Political Editor of The Guardian.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Brian Hanrahan with the Programme that reports on the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe. 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 , Paul Merton , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
At the piano Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes Paddy Ashdown , MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats; David Blunkett , MP,
Shadow Health Secretary; and Rhiannon Chapman , Director of the Industrial
Society, who tackle the issues raised in Exeter. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Rhiannon Chapman
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse

The King's General The heroine of Daphne du Maurier 's classic love story set during the English Civil War is the beautiful Honor Harris, crippled in a riding accident, yet loved for ever by Sir Richard Grenville , the King's General in the West.
Dramatised by Michelene Wandor
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Sir Richard Grenville
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Honor: Cathryn Harrison
Sir Richard Grenville: Roger Allam
Matty: Carolyn Pickles
Robin Harris: Philip Sully
Gartred: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Young Dick: Gary King
Older Dick: David Thorpe
Jonathan Rashleigh: Peter Penry Jones
Mary Rashleigh: Slly Edwards
Lord Robartes: Jonathan Adams
William Rashleigh/Colonel: John Fleming

: Age to Age

Government records documenting the end of the British Empire are gradually becoming available to historians. Christopher Cook investigates a major new project which is revealing fascinating aspects of the Imperial Sunset.
John Miller examines the turbulent history of Cyprus, and Robert Rowland reports on the land that England lost. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Robert Rowland
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: James Clarke

: Costing the Earth

This week's programme finds Roger Harrabin lurking in the grotto of a Green Santa, while
Simon Parkes looks at how-consumers are conned by "green hype".
Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Unknown: Simon Parkes
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 with the Week Ending team.

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson presents a rough guide to manhood for the uninitiated.
Producer Chns Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

The Etruscans in Paris
Their art is dazzling, their culture sophisticated, their language undeciphered. Louisa Buck visits a major exhibition in Paris to examine the extraordinary allure of the Etruscans.
Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Classic Serial

The Suicide Club
The second of two stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this melodrama the gallant Prince Florizel of Bohemia swears vengeance on an evil gaming establishment where the stake is life itself.
Dramatised by Trevor Royle Director Patrick Rayner Stereo


Stories By: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised By: Trevor Royle
Director: Patrick Rayner
Florizel: Crawford Logan
Geroldine: James MacPherson
Young Man: Nicholas Gilbrook
The President: Robin Thomson
Malthus: Tom Criddle
O'Rooke: David McKail
Rich: Mark Coleman

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Andre Deutsch to talk about his life and work in publishing. Stereo


Unknown: Andre Deutsch

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Fr Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter ,
Henry Porter and a guest mull over one of today's knottier issues.
Producer Sue Davies. Stereo


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

: Worlds Apart

Andrew Lucas-d'Souza talks to Ray Brown about his childhood memories of Burma.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with two musicians for whom a creative partnership is also a family relationship: duo pianists Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul. Stereo


Pianists: Isabel Beyer
Pianists: Harvey Dagul.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December.
In 1948 a Mass-
Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith, as Director-General of the BBC, is present at an historic broadcast bv King Edward VIII.
Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Edward Viii.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Jane Whittenshaw
Readers: June Barrie.

: 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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