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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Richard Sanders examines what binds the French countryside together.


Presenter: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
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: John Humphrys.
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. Stereo


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

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of 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. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: Just a Minute!

with Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Wendy Richard and Alistair McGowan. Producer Sarah Smith.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Vivian White 's guests are Harriet Harman , MP,
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury;
Michael Forsyth , MP, Employment Minister; Sir Christopher Tugendhat , Chairman of the Abbey National
Building Society; and Melanie Phillips ,
Assistant Editor of The
Guardian. From Rudheath, Cheshire.


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Michael Forsyth
Unknown: Sir Christopher Tugendhat
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Any Answers?[number removed]

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


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse

Oates After His Fingers Steve Walker 's play shows Captain "Titus" Oates in the year 2065 alive and thawing out in the Antarctic. What will our old-fashioned explorer think of an England laid waste by drought and famine, where everyone has an American accent?
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Steve Walker
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Oates: Stephen Dillane
Archie: Vincent Marzello
Europa: Lorelei King
Hendrix/Edward VII: David Graham
Ma: Pauline Letts
Lloyd George: Sam Dastor
Dr Coombs: Charles Millham
Scott/Manfred: Nigel Carrington
Dr Fitch: Peter Penry Jones
Strangler: Norman Jones
Jailer: Tom Watt
Parrot: David Bannerman
Hungry Fred: Colin McFarlane

: My Four Green Fields

Four talks in which novelist Joseph Hone visits communities in each of the four provinces of Ireland. 1: Leinster: Kilkenny
Producer Joy Hatwood

: Age to Age

The trial of Florence Maybrick in 1889 was a sensational affair. What took place in the courtroom of St George's Hall in Liverpool helped to secure rights for the accused that we take for granted today. In this Age to Age special, starting a new series, Christopher Cook and David Foster recall the case of Florence Maybrick , which was responsible for the setting up of the Court of Criminal Appeal. With Gayle Hunnicut as Florence Maybrick. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Florence Maybrick
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: David Foster
Unknown: Florence Maybrick
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicut
Unknown: Florence Maybrick.
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Watching Old Movies

Before she died in August last year, distinguished actress Maxine Audley and her husband, actor Leo Maguire , shared memories theatrical, cinematic and personal with Carole Rosen.
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Maxine Audley
Unknown: Leo Maguire
Unknown: Carole Rosen.
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his band of correspondents return to unleash a fresh quiver of barbs into the airwaves. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn invites three more opinionated guests into the BBC's studios on Fifth Avenue, New York, including psychosexual therapist and TV agony aunt Dr Ruth Westheimer. Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Dr Ruth Westheimer.
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope

King of the Z Movie
Roger Corman , film writer, producer and director, is famous for making films in two days, finding people like Jack Nicholson and creating the gothic style in films like House of Usher. Nigel Andrews talks to
Corman about his career. Producer John Boundy.


Unknown: Roger Corman
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Talks: Nigel Andrews
Producer: John Boundy.

: Saturday Night Theatre

You Choose by Jonathan Myerson.
Encountering an old flame on the Tube, Zoe's comfortable life begins to disintegrate as Simon's dark vision starts to dominate her world.
Music: David Chiltern and Nick Russell-Pavier
Director Jonathan Myerson. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Music: David Chiltern
Music: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Jonathan Myerson.
Zoe: Amanda Root
Simon: Nathaniel Parker
Greg: Jonathan Cullen
Stella: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Nick: Nicholas Hutchison
Jenny: Federay Holmes
Lord Harry: Jonathan Adams
Paul: David Holt
Emma: Sandra James Young
Sales Assistant: Matthew Morgan
Security Guard: Keith Drinkel

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev David Bridge. Stereo


Unknown: David Bridge.

: News

: The Year in Question

The final: The Birmingham Evening Mail against The Liverpool Echo. Chairman John Humphrys.
Producer Viv Black.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Producer: Viv Black.

: Idle Thoughts

In the last of the series,
John Walters fills his idle hours by thinking out loud "Who am I?"
Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Odaline de la Martinez and Ingrid
Culliford, joint founders of Lontano - one of the most versatile ensembles on the musical scene.

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Death and the Afterlife.
Starring 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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