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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: 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 Jonathan Fryer
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week Breakaway joins the ABTA conference in Majorca, and also looks at the quieter side of the Balearics as Alanah Martin visits Menorca.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

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


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

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: 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 Sue MacGregor to tackle issues raised in Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk, are Robin Cook , MP.
Shadow Trade Secretary; Sir Nicholas Goodison , Chairman of the TSB.Rt Hon David Mellor , QC.
MP and Cristina Odone. Editor of the Catholic Herald.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: St Edmunds
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Goodison
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Your opportunity to call
Sue MacGregor with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Nadine Grieve and Dymphna Flynn
●LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producers: Nadine Grieve

: Taking The Devil's Advice

by Anne Fine.
Not many plays can claim to deal with philosophy and the poisoning of a shameless hussy with a blackcurrant tart...
Dramatised by Mike Walker


Author: Anne Fine
Dramatised By: Mike Walker
Director: David Benedictus
Oliver Rosen: Richard O'Callaghan
Constance Rosen: Jenny Agutter
Alasdair Huggett: John Church
Bonnie Rosen: Anna Abrahams
Stella Huggett: Melanie Hudson

: Stephen pile Investigates

The last in the series in which Stephen Pile investigates the strange case of Britain today. 4- The Monoglot
Armed with half-forgotten '0' level French, he sets out to discover why
Britain is bottom of the linguistic league, and tests the latest technology in the struggle to convert us into polyglots.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Stephen Pile
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Ice Cream to Eskimos

Life behind the billboards. Copywriter Marcus Leigh eavesdrops as three advertising agencies grapple with some awkward accounts. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Marcus Leigh
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

What is happening in science? Peter Evans presents a weeklv review of discoveries and developments.
Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Living World

Jessica Holm goes in search of the elusive otter along the River Taw in north Devon- the land where Tarka lived. producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Simon Roberts

: 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

A satirical review of the week's news.

: Ad Lib

Nosy Parkers, soft police, or the community's conscience? Social workers in Newcastle take Robert Robinson behind the public image.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

Industrial Archaeology Comes of Age
The publication of Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Industrial Archaeology at long last rationalises a scattered, infant discipline, almost a century after its birth. But what is to become of the last remnants of the Industrial Revolution? Chris Eldon Lee travels to Poland,
Germany and Wales to see examples of our recent past, and to meet those desperate to preserve it. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Chris Eldon
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre

Crippen by William Ingram , adapted from Emlyn Williams 's book, Dr Crippen Diary.
In 1910 Dr Crippen was hanged for the murder of his wife but what really happened on the night she died?
Pianist Tim Riley
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Dr Crippen Diary.
Pianist: Tim Riley
Director: Alison Hindell
Crippen: Charles Kay
Inspector Dew: Ivor Roberts
Ethel: Sue Broomfield
Cora: Debora Weston
Paul: John Webb
Lilian: Pam Hopkins
Sergeant: Simon Ludders

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A hymn, a reading and a reflection, led by Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Keith Clements.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

Umpire Brian Johnston is joined by Tim Rice and Willie Rushton. with Leslie Thomas and Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
From IBM Hursley Cricket Club, near Winchester.
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Nobody's Perfect

Professionals who are used to criticism reveal how bad the public can be.
1: Harassed GPs reckon the pressure of running a busy practice and keeping the public healthy is making them feel positively ill. Reporter Neil Walker. A Revolution Recordings production


Reporter: Neil Walker.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with carilloneur
Ronald Leith , in the bell-tower of St Nicholas's Church in Aberdeen.


Unknown: Ronald Leith

: Dracula

by Bram Stoker.
4: Renfield's behaviour becomes even stranger, Van Helsing and John Seward struggle to save Lucy's life, and Jonathan Harker sees an old acquaintance.
Dramatised by Nick McCarty Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Bram Stoker.
Unknown: Van Helsing
Unknown: John Seward
Unknown: Jonathan Harker
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director: Hamish Wilson
Minn: Phyllis Logan
Seward: Peter Blythe
Arthur: Crawford Logan
Van Helsing: Finlay Welsh
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Harker: Bernard Holley
Lury: Sharon Maharaj
Adams: Tom Smith
Renfield: David McKall
Undertaker/Parson: Peter D'Souza
Mrs Westenra: Stella Forge
Maid: Alexa Kesselaar

: 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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