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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with Richard Sanders.
In the 1990s has the NFU lost its way, with its power base in Whitehall and Brussels a thing of the Past? And who will lead the union once its current President David Naish moves on?


Presenter/Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
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: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week: battlefield tours and the 50th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. Producer David Prest
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: David Prest

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Annabel Giles , Craig Ferguson and John Hegley.
Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Unknown: John Hegley.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The last programme in the series, with Gordon Clough. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell.
Producer Virginia Eastman


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes
Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Louise Coats


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Joining Nick Clarke to tackle issues raised in Morpeth, Northumberland are Jeremy Beecham ,
Chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities; Chris Mullen , MP; David Willetts , MP and Ruth Deech , Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Jeremy Beecham
Unknown: Chris Mullen
Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Ruth Deech

: Any Answers?[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Emma Selby
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve

: Playhouse

Going Under by Lydia Chukovskaya. A remarkable love story set in Stalinist Russia. Two writers discover much about themselves and the system under which they live.
Dramatised by Ken Whitmore Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Lydia Chukovskaya.
Dramatised By: Ken Whitmore
Director: Martin Jenkins
Nina: Annette Crosbie
Bilibin: Graham Crowden
Matron: Tessa Worsley
Sablin: John Webb
Veksler: Cyril Shaps
Klokovl: Brett Usher
Finnish Girl: Melanie Hudson
Official: John Church

: Stephen Pile Investigates

3: Is There Life After Fleet Street?
What has been lost and what has been gained by the death of "The Street of Shame"? Stephen Pile sets out to find out whether sober journalists can write interesting newspapers.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Ice Cream to Eskimos

with Marcus Leigh.
The continuing story of how three advertising agencies grapple with some awkward accounts. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Marcus Leigh.

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: The Living World

with Michael Scott.
While shelducks borrow rabbit burrows to make their nests and eider ducks embark on their frenetic courtship, down in the mud the mussels brace themselves for the annual carnage that drives them to the edge of extinction. A typical spring morning on one of Britain's smallest but most studied estuaries - the Ythan near Aberdeen.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Michael Scott.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: 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

Robert Robinson talks to distinguished philosophers in Oxford.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

After Henry -
Sculpture in Public Places
As the new Henry Moore Institute opens in Leeds, Tim Marlow looks at Moore's legacy and questions the way sculpture is colonising our town squares. Is public art really able to regenerate urban space and invoke civic pride? The sculptors Sir Anthony Caro ,
Tess Jeray , Glynn Williams and Dhruva Mistry are among those sharing their views. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Sir Anthony Caro
Unknown: Tess Jeray
Unknown: Glynn Williams
Unknown: Dhruva Mistry

: Saturday Night Theatre

Knox Bay by Elspeth Sandys.
Jenny is only 12 but that doesn't stop her thinking about sex and love, though she doesn't yet know the difference between them. The arrival of a new teacher in the close-knit community of Knox Bay opens her eyes, but it also splits the place apart.
With Ben Fraser , Aisa Fraser ,
Colin Louisson , Kate Louisson , Dominic Letts and Diana Payan Pianist Michael Haslam
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Knox Bay
Unknown: Elspeth Sandys.
Unknown: Knox Bay
Unknown: Ben Fraser
Unknown: Aisa Fraser
Unknown: Colin Louisson
Unknown: Kate Louisson
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Pianist: Diana Payan
Pianist: Michael Haslam
Director: Jane Morgan
Tom Matheson: Michael McGrath
Jennie Anderson: Federay Holmes
Kath Anderson: Barbara Ewing
Ron Anderson: David Brocklehurst
Coin Anderson: Scott Ransome
Mary Begg: Susannah Corbett
Digger Begg: John Turnbull
Vin Begg: Phillipa Dann
Rex Ballantyne: Kate Binchy
Minnie Verity: Jill Graham
Pat Mullins: William Brandt
Possum: Alan Rowe
Albert Kingi: Matthew Sim
Kevin Bickerstaff: John Webb
Lily Wedderspoon: Jillie Meers
Harry Anderson: John Forgeham

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: New*

: Trivia Test Match

Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge.
Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with Rachael Heyhoe Flint and Paul Merton. From
Chipperfield Cricket Club, Herts.
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe Flint
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Rich Pickings

The final programme in which Derek Jacobi and Haydn Gwynne read poetry and prose about relationships. 6: Lovers
Producer Julia Gillett


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

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with members of the London Salon Ensemble.

: Dracula

by Bram Stoker.
3: Mina receives news of Jonathan Harker ill in a hospital in Buda-Pesth.
Arthur becomes alarmed at Lucy's state of health.
Dramatised by Nick McCarty Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Bram Stoker.
Unknown: Jonathan Harker
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director: Hamish Wilson
Mina: Phyllis Logan
Lucy: Sharon Maharaj
Seward: Peter Blythe
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Harker: Bernard Holley
Arthur: Crawford Logan
Van Helsing: Finlay Welsh
Renfield: David McKail
Mrs Westenra: Stella Forge
Sister Agnes: Wendy Seager
Foreman: Ian Sexon
Adams: Tom 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.

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