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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with Tim Finney.


Unknown: Tim Finney.

: 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 Father John McDade
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Father John McDade

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Bill Oddie. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the likes of Sandi Toksvig , Craig Charles and John Hegley. Producer Dymphna Flynn. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: John Hegley.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute!

Nicholas Parsons with guests Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Wendy Richard and Tony Slattery.
Producer Sarah Smith. •FEATURE: page 30
•DOUBLE CASSETTE: Just a Minute: Silver Minutes (25th anniversary compilation) available from retailers


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Tony Slattery.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Lady Anson, Chairwoman of the Association of District Councils; Ann Clwyd , MP, Shadow National Heritage Secretary; Sir
Russell Johnston , MP,
Liberal Democrat
Spokesman on European
Affairs; and Rt Hon John MacGregor , MP,
Secretary of State for Transport, tackle the issues raised in Bamet, Hertfordshire.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Russell Johnston
Unknown: John MacGregor

: Any Answers?

[number removed] Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Playhouse

A Kind of Freedom
In Alan MacDonald 's play a thirst for revenge is so deep it destroys everything in its way.
With Eric Allan , Nigel Carrington , Peter Gunn , Charles Millham and Robert Portal
Director Clive Brill.


Unknown: Alan MacDonald
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Charles Millham
Director: Clive Brill.
Robert: Robert Glenister
Alt: Joanna Myers
Mike: Mark Straker
Fee: Siobhan Redmond
Mother: Jenny Howe
Mum: Ann Windsor
Dad: Ronald Herdman
Newscaster: Ronald Herdman
Father: John Church
Peter: John Church

: New Europeans

The last programme of the series. What becomes of your Englishness after spending 25 years in another country? Annabelle Leach knows it was a good thing to leave the swinging London art school scene in the 60s for a new life in Florence, but finds herself now with a "dual" identity, a foot in both cultures and no roof over her head.
Presented by David Lodge. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Annabelle Leach
Presented By: David Lodge.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Science Now

Peter Evans goes star gazing with astronomy enthusiasts at this weekend's European AstroFest in London. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Hester's Collection

Letters written by Jane Austen , Keats and Charlotte Bronte are not found every day. Imagine the excitement when, at
Torquay Museum, 14 dust-covered albums were found to be stuffed full of letters written by famous people. Matthew Parris opens up the albums and tells the story of this extraordinary collection.
Producer Julia Gillett. Stereo


Written By: Jane Austen
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Julia Gillett.

: The Art of Travel

Last of the series presented by Annette Kobak.
6: Bruce Chatwin -
"demon researcher" or mythomane? Did this gifted travel writer weave his best myth about himself? Friends and travelling companions talk about the man behind the legend-in-the-making. Producer Kate McAII


Presented By: Annette Kobak.
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Producer: Kate McAii

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team.

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn invites three more opinionated guests into the BBC's studios on Fifth Avenue, New York, to get the insiders' views of the big issues of the week in America - with the help of clips from
American radio and TV. Producer Hamish Mykura Stereo


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope

Manchester: RIP?
The Hacienda Club was where you had to be;
Factory Records was the label you had to be on. In the 80s it was Manchester, with its style, music and culture, which led the way - London, Europe and beyond followed. But
Factory has just gone bust, and Manchester has beendeclared dead. Was
"Madchester" simply a fad, or was it just one manifestation of a city alive with creativity?
Quentin Cooper decided it was time to take a closer look.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Saturday Night Theatre: Crossed Lines

by David Halliwell.
Abwin, desperate to clear debts to the tune of £88,000, finds himself talking to a woman on a crossed line. She has heard his story and would like to help out. Of course Abwin will meet her - he has nothing to lose.
Director Philip Martin. Stereo


Writer: David Halliwell
Director: Philip Martin
Abwin: Ian Hogg
Zadia: Claire Faulconbridge
Jackman: Graham Padden
Keal: Terry Molloy
Edie: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Bailey: David Vann
Mr Dabbs: Simon Carter
Mrs Dabbs: Joyce Gibbs
Yatta: Gillian Goodman
Prison Officers: David Halliwell

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: The Year in Question

In the second semi-final, John Humphrys fires questions at the South
Wales Evening Post and the Birmingham Evening Mail in the Paris Theatre, London.
Producer Viv Black.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Viv Black.

: Idle Thoughts

In the last programme of the series, the prematurely retired John Walters thinks out loud: "Who Am I?" Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

behind the scenes at
Sotheby's with the director of the Musical Instruments Department,
Graham Wells , and Stephen Roe , director of the Musical
Manuscripts Department.


Unknown: Graham Wells
Unknown: Stephen Roe

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Free your life from philosophical anxieties in the series that answers the questions other programmes dare not ask. Heretical, confusing, illogical, biased and a laugh a minute.
With Richard Herring , Stewart Lee , Rebecca
Front, Armando lannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
Producer Sarah Smith.


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: 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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