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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Tim Finney's second report from New Zealand. As farming drives for efficiency, has the rural heart been ripped out of the country?
Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Tim Finney
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Leslie Griffith


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffith

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Robin Bailey


Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the likes of 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

: Talking Politics

Morale in British science is low and money is scarce. Scientists are getting out. How can the rot be stopped? Dr Steve Jones asks students, scientists and policy makers what future there is for science in Britain. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dr Steve Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Leslie Curwen. The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Leslie Curwen.

: Ukridge

Starring Griff Rhys Jones as P G Wodehouse's favourite character. 2: The Debut of Battling Bikon
This week Ukridge seizes on the boxing ring as the way to make his fortune, when he becomes the manager of an enormous pugilistic sailor.
With Robert Bathurst. Simon Godley , Adam Godley. Rebecca Front. Dougal Lee and Julian Dutton Adapted by Julian Dutton
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Adam Godley.
Unknown: Dougal Lee
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Adapted By: Julian Dutton
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Janet Cohen , Director of Charterhouse Bank and crime writer; Dr Steve Jones , Professor of Genetics at University College, London; Helena Kennedy , QC; and Lord Tebbit join Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Wolverton,


Unknown: Janet Cohen
Unknown: Dr Steve Jones
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and LucyCacanas LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve

: Playhouse: Who Killed Palomino Molero?

by Mario Vargas Llosa.
This adult crime story, set in Peru in 1954, turns up the underbelly of class and corruption in a community dominated by the military.


Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Translated and dramatised by: Bronwen Phizackerly
Director: Ned Chaillet
Musician: Mia Soteriou
Lieutenant Siva: Charles Simpson
Sgt Utuma: Ray Fearon
Colonel Mindreau: Steve Hodson
Alicia: Melanie Hudson
Lieutenant Dufo: Jonathan Tafler
Dona Asunta: Linda Marlowe
Dona Adriana: Jo Kendall
[Actor]: John Bull
[Actor]: Gordon Reid
[Actor]: Nicholas Murchie
[Actor]: Jonathan Adams
[Actor]: Mia Soteriou

: You Know it Makes Sense

Six programmes on the human senses. 3: Concorde and Sweet Sounds
From a solo violin in a huge concert hall to a screaming jet overhead, ears are incredibly sensitive to a vast range of sounds. Geoff Watts listens to what composers, scientists and even radio producers have to say on this subject. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Science Now

Alan Turing , the brilliant mathematician, helped break the German Enigma codes in the last war, developed the first computers and wrote about machines with minds. Peter Evans explores the impact of his ideas today.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Alan Turing
Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: In the Club

Martin Wainwright meets members of some of Britain's 6,000 clubs and societies.
2: Wainwright learns why Humphrey Lyttelton 's second favourite instrument is a broad-nibbed pen, and discovers the secret language of Lakeland. Producer Keri Davies


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Keri Davies

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan and his guests. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Home Truths

John Miller talks to Florence Nightingale medal-winner nurse Claire Bertschinger , whose work has taken her to the war zones and famine areas of the world .


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Claire Bertschinger

: Kaleidoscope

Elisabeth Frink was one of the nation's greatest sculptors. Her subject material ranged from animals and human beings to the abstract and the work was always passionate and accessible. Shortly before her death earlier this year, Bryan Robertson talked to Dame Elisabeth in her Dorset studio.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Elisabeth Frink
Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Doppelganger

by JCW Brook.
A doppelganger is your other self - your legendary dark brother who wishes to take your place in this world. For Adam and Jane, some eerie coincidences turn the myth into nightmarish reality.
Music: Paddy Kingsland
Director Ian Cotterell


Music: Paddy Kingsland
Director: Ian Cotterell
Beth Harris: Elizabeth Lindsay
Sarah Steadman: Penelope Lee
Adam Oxton: Nigel Anthony
Jane Oxton: Emily Richard
The Woman: Mary Wimbush
The Man: Jack May
Ralph Steadman: Geoffrey Collins

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

Umpire Brian Johnston. Taking the crease: 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
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Dot Dot Dash

Dots and dashes on a five-line stave - not music, but ballet on paper. Joanna Buchan dances through Benesh Movement Notation. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Singing for a Living

Nigel Douglas talks to Robert Lloyd.


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Robert Lloyd.

: Winston in Europe

by Peter Tinniswood.
2: An Educated Woman
The family arrive in France.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: News

About this project

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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