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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

The prospects for this year's grain from Africa, Europe and the UK.


Producer: Tim Rnney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

With Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News 7-45 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. David Lodge goes walking in the Sierra Nevada and visits the Alhambra in Granada. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Presented By: David Lodge
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Postcard from Gotham

In the last programme of the series Mark Steyn finds out what Americans look for in the perfect vacation. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

Classic bonhomie from On the Hour's Alan Partridge and his guests. Producer Armando lannucci


Unknown: Alan Partridge

: The Week in Westminster

With Peter Riddell. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Gordon Clough. Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: Ukridge

Griff Rhys Jones stars in the last episode of P G Wodehouse 's comedy. Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner
With Robert Bathurst. Adam Godley , Simon Godley , Dougal Lee , Rebecca Front and Julian Dutton Adapted by Julian Dutton
Producer Sarah Smith


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Linda Agran , Roger Freeman MP, Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP, and Des Wilson tackle the issues raised in Scarborough. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Linda Agran
Unknown: Roger Freeman
Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Des Wilson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

[number removed]

LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Playhouse: Hereafter

A story about parenthood, death and the art of living, by Jonathan Myerson.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Sam: Douglas Hodge
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Linda: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Tanya: Joanna Myers
Liz: Gillian Bevan
Bert: Stuart McGugan
Clare's mother: Maggie Shelvin
Nurse: Melanie Hudson
Ward Sister: Gudrun Ure
Vanessa: Theresa Streatfeild
Mrs Reddington: Joanna Wake
SCU Nurse: Joanna Wake

: Age to Age

As British miners struggle to preserve their industry,
Christopher Cook visits the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish in County Durham, where he explores what Peter Lewis , Beamish's Director, describes as 'the pitmatic society" of 80 years ago.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Peter Lewis
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. Are the brains of homosexuals different from those of heterosexuals? American neurologist Simon Le Vay argues his case.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Unknown: Simon Le Vay

: Costing the Earth

nThe series which deals with all things environmental returns with a look at the problem of population growth. The convention has been to seek to control population growth in the Third World, but with the average American consuming up to 50 times the resources of a Bengali or African, Roger Harrabin asks whether the problem lies in our own backyard.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Travel Writers

3: Journey to Kohistan. Neil Walker travels to the Himalayas. It is here on the North West Frontierthat Pakistan's traditional way of life has been preserved - but for how much longer?
Producer Belinda Cherrington


Producer: Belinda Cherrington

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Knowing, Knowing Me, Knowing You

Award-winning chat show host Alan Partridge allows Radio 4 listeners to kneel at his keyhole. This documentary charts one hectic week in the life of Alan and his team as they make the week's edition of Knowing Me, Knowing You. Featuring Steve Coogan , Rebecca Front, Armando lannucci , Doon MacKichan , Patrick Marber and Dave Schneider. Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Alan Partridge
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Dave Schneider.
Producer: Sioned Wiliam

: Kaleidoscope

Venice Biennale
The international art world is gathered in Venice for the Biennale, with Richard Hamilton representing Britain this year. Louisa Buck and Tim Marlow present the highlights, visit shows by Francis Bacon and Marcel Duchamp , and interview a diverse range of artists including Richard Hamilton , Damien Hirst and film-makers Peter Greenaway and Derek Jarman. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Venice Biennale
Unknown: Richard Hamilton
Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Marcel Duchamp
Unknown: Richard Hamilton
Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Peter Greenaway
Unknown: Derek Jarman.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Night of the Hunter

by David Grubb. The last in a season adapted from the novels which produced Hollywood films noirs. Starring Struan Rodger as The Preacher, Tom Lawrence as John Harper Jr , Angela Shaftoe as Pearl Harper and Betsy Blair as Ma Cooper.
"The Preacher wears black ... In his pocket he carries a great shining steel knife." Two children are chased across rural America by a terrifying killer.
Music: Thomas Johnson and Stuart Gordon Dramatised by John Fletcher Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: David Grubb.
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Tom Lawrence
Unknown: John Harper Jr
Unknown: Angela Shaftoe
Unknown: Pearl Harper
Unknown: Betsy Blair
Music: Thomas Johnson
Music: Stuart Gordon
Dramatised By: John Fletcher
Director: Andy Jordan
John Harper Snr: Pater Marinker
Willa Harper: Catherine Nix
Ben Harper: John Guerrasio
Icy Spoon: June Barrie
Walt Spoon: John Baddeley
Uncle Birdie: Brian Greene
Ruby: Pippa Hinchley
Miz Cunningham: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Grocer: John Telfer
Mary: Jessie Brammer
Clary: Abigail MacVean

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Open Mind

with Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Panscrub Voices

An anthology of malicious verse compiled and presented by Henry Livings. Producer Gillian Hush


Presented By: Henry Livings.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Singing for a Living

Nigel Douglas talks to Nicolai Gedda.


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda.

: Winston in Europe

by Peter Tinniswood. Final Part: Finis Director
Shaun MacLoughlin


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

: 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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