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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with George Macpherson. Producer David Dixon


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week David Prest visits Salzburg.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: David Prest
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Robert Elms , Victoria Mather and The Men Who Know. Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe. Editor Anna Carragher


Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Louise Coats

: News

: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Maryport, Cumbria are Dr Jack Cunningham , MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary; Howard Davies , Director General of the CBI; Rt Hon
Sir Norman Fowler , MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party; and Charles Kennedy , MP, President of the Liberal Democrats.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dr Jack Cunningham
Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Charles Kennedy

: Any Answers?[number removed]

Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Playhouse

Tristram Shandy A dramatisation of Laurence Sterne 's novel. Tristram Shandy endeavours to tell the story of his life, but is much hampered by his delight in irrelevant anecdote and his love of humorous serendipity.
Dramatised by Peter Buckman Music by James Walker , played by Roger Hellyer and Julia Vorhalik Director Penny Gold


Unknown: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Laurence Sterne
Unknown: Tristram Shandy
Dramatised By: Peter Buckman
Music By: James Walker
Played By: Roger Hellyer
Played By: Julia Vorhalik
Tristram Shandy: Nigel Hawthorne
Uncle Toby: Robert Lang
Mr Shandy: Richard Hurndall
Widow Wadman: Vivian Pickles
Mrs Shandy: Jean Trend
Dr Slop: Peter Woodthorpe
Corporal Trim: William Nighy
Bridget: Frances Jeater
Susannah: Theresa Streatfeild
Obadiah: James Kerry
Curate: Simon Hewitt
Midwife: Katherine Parr

: Age to Age

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget statement to Parliament, Christopher Cook examines our attitudes to taxation since the Middle
Ages; as sections of British Rail are prepared for privatisation, Sean Street fondly recalls the "golden" age of steam; and Brian Gear pedals back into history to discover another cycling mania, years before the mountain bike. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Brian Gear
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

NO brains, NO blood vessels, NO where without the 1992 molecule of the year. Peter Evans discovers that nitric oxide, NO, seems to be the key to all kinds of biological activity.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Costing the Earth

The environmental programme which looks at anything from environmental loos to whether the whale needs saving.
Producer Marie Helly


Producer: Marie Helly

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team of lion-hearted correspondents crusade forth in search of the infidel.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson has been eavesdropping on conversations around the country from the North of Scotland to Norland College. Tonight, in a Savile Row cutting room, bespoke tailors reveal all in the world of made-to-measure.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

Read My Song
What makes a great pop lyric? Is it the same as a great poem, or is it just part of a great musical moment? Pauline Black talks to some of the best current lyricists - including Matt Johnson , Kirsty MacColl , and Difford and Tilbrook of Squeeze - and asks them how and why they write. Producer Sarah Johnson


Talks: Pauline Black
Unknown: Matt Johnson
Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Saturday Playhouse

The Backward Son by Stephen Spender , adapted from the poet's first novel by his sister-in-law Pauline Spender. The story, loosely based on Spender's own childhood, charts the life of young
Geoffrey, his bewildering family, and the rigours of a minor public school.
Introducted by the author.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Pauline Spender.
Director: Richard Wortley
Geoffrey, as an adult: David Learner
Geoffrey,as a child: Simon Kantor
Mr Brand: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Brand: Kate Binchy
Mr Leather: Eric Allan
Hilary: Henry Power
Christopher: Patrick Rosenfeld
Palmer: Jamie de Courcey
Hilda: Melanie Hudson
Laughton: Leo Conville
Fallow: Gary King
Mrs Leather: Ann Windsor
Miss Higgins: Melinda Walker
Mrs Harding: Joanna Wake

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Dr John Sentamu.


Unknown: Canon Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: Open Mind

Gay Men and Women Are Unfit to Serve Queen and Country Sarah Baxter ,
Henry Porter and guests pursue the issue of sex in the forces. Does the sexual orientation of service personnel disqualify them from being loyal, courageous and honest? Producer Sue Davies


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

: Rich Pickings

Derek Jacobi and Haydn Gwynne read poetry and prose about relationships. In the first of a six-part series they explore the delicate nature of friendship. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Producer: Julia Gillett

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with guitarists Martin Taylor and Nicola Hall.


Guitarists: Martin Taylor
Guitarists: Nicola Hall.

: Les and Robert

2: A Fete Worse than Death
Les and Robert, on their journey of self-discovery to India, have got as far as Wiltshire. Here they join in the traditional pastimes of morris dancing, skittles, and confronting the forces of darkness.
Producer Louise Coats


Producer: Louise Coats
Les: Robin Driscoll
Robert: Tony Haase
Mrs Rothchild: Hilda Braid
Dotty Turner: Sally Grace
Mr Judd: Jon Glover
Josh: Simon Godley

: 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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