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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with Simon Parkes.
Family farms are often seen as the backbone of rural society but many are now under threat. Should they be treated as a "special case" or are they "just another business"? Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Simon Parkes.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Graham Leach.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Graham Leach.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates

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: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin, John Walters, Emma Freud and Arthur Smith.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Riddell , the Political Editor of The Times.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. The programme that reports on the stories and issues affecting Europe. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Ian Pollock


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Ian Pollock

: The News Quiz

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


Chairman: Barry Took
Team captain: Richard Ingrams
Team captain: Alan Coren
Producer: Louise Coats

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: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire, are Ian Hay Davison, Chairman of Storehouse pic; Alistair Graham, Chairman of the Training and Development Lead Body; Dawn Primarolo, MP; and Ann Widdecombe, MP, Social Security Minister.


Chairman: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Ian Hay Davison
Panellist: Alistair Graham
Panellist: Dawn Primarolo, MP
Panellist: Ann Widdecombe, MP

: Any Answers? [number removed]

LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producer: Nadine Grieve
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Playhouse: The Active Citizen

Michael Duke's political comedy is set in an illegal organisation's "safe house", where there may be a "mole" in the bedroom.


Writer: Michael Duke
Director: Patrick Rayner
Callaghan: Stuart McQuarrie
Carmel: Allson Peebles
Taylor: Finlay Welsh
Chief: Ralph Riach
Ross: Sandy Welch
Derek: Robert Paterson
Doreen: Barbara Rafferty
Norris: Jim Twaddale

: Stephen Pile investigates: 2: The Future

Stephen Pile investigates the strange case of Britain today.
The Henley Centre for Forecasting predicts the future and so far they have been pretty accurate. They predicted the rise of the green consumer, the demise of the "yuppie" and the result of the General Election.


Presenter: Stephen Pile
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Ice Cream to Eskimos

How would you set about trying to make fox-hunting more widely acceptable? That's just one of the problems facing three advertising agencies who are continuing to work on some tricky accounts. Presenter Marcus Leigh.


Presenter: Marcus Leigh.
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

Alun Lewis visits the high points of the fifth Edinburgh International Festival.


Presenter: Alun Lewis
Producer: Constance St Louis

: The Living World

Cruising Along the Canal
A look at the wildlife of one of Britain's oldest waterways.
Lionel Kelleway and friends travel along the Montgomery Canal, discovering freshwater mussels, sponges and poisonous hemlock. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

: Ad Lib

Gralloching stags, gaffing salmon and herding tourists. All part of the job for the Highland gamekeepers ad-libbing with Robert Robinson. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope: The Ballerina: A Swansong

Can a girl who dances still be a symbol of beauty? Ballerinas and ballet lovers put "poetry in motion" into words. But is it an elegy for a dying art? Presented by Robert Dawson-Scott.


Presenter: Robert Dawson-Scott
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Saturday Night Theatre: Meeting Bea

Meeting Bea stars Stephanie Cole as Beatrix Potter and Clive Swift as her husband William, in Eric Pringle's new play.
In 1927, children's author Beatrix Potter was living the life of a recluse as Mrs
Beatrix Heelis. The arrival at her Lake District home of an American publisher and an admiring Lancashire mill girl bring back painful memories of an appalling childhood and youth.


Writer: Eric Pringle
Director: Adrian Bean
Beatrix Potter: Stephanie Cole
William: Clive Swift
Alexander McKay: Ed Bishop
Sally Worboys: Caroline Strong
Mrs Potter: Irene Sutcliffe
Norman Warne: John Church
Young Beatrix: Federay Holmes
Bertram: James Telfer
Shopkeeper: Jill Graham
Tom Storey: Lloyd Johnston
Matson: Jonathan Adams
Woman: Melanie Hudson
Lanecashire Girl: Melanie Hudson
Joseph: John Webb

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Rev David Bridge.


Unknown: David Bridge.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

From Singleton Cricket Club, Chichester. Brian Johnston is umpire. At the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton, with Denise Coffey and Bill Tidy.


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Bill Tidy
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Rich Pickings

Derek Jacobi and Haydn Gwynne read poetry and prose about relationships. 5: Work Colleagues Producer Julia Gillett


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

: Dracula: 2

Bram Stoker's epic vampire tale.
While on holiday in Whitby, Mina waits to hear from Jonathan. Following a great storm and a shipwreck, Lucy starts sleepwalking.
Dramatised by Nick McCarty


Author: Bram Stoker
Dramatised by: Nick McCarty
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director: Hamish Wilson
Mina: Phyllis Logan
Lucy: Sharon Maharaj
Harker: Bernard Holley
Seward: Peter Blythe
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Arthur: Crawford Logan
Renfield: David McKail
Mr Swales: John Buick
Pearce: Mark Coleman
Mrs Westenra: Stella Forge
Captain/Old Man: Nicholas Gilbrook
Johnson/Billington: Raymond Ross
Sister Agnes: Wendy Seager

: 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.

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