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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week at the Royal Show

A debate which poses the question whether this country cares more about the welfare of farm animals than the welfare of people.


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Johnathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Johnathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week, a report on the British setting up both homes and hotels in northern France. Producer David Prest
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 28, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: David Prest

: The Masterson Inheritance

Improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions.
With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. 1: The Curse of the Mastersons Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

A heady cocktail of personal tragedy and hilarity with On the Hour's sports reporter Alan Partridge and his guests. Producer Armando lannucci


Reporter: Alan Partridge

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Gordon Clough.
Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: They Think It's All Over

First of eight editions of the completely different sports quiz. Referee Desmond Lynam , with team captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and theirguests, Steve Davis and Roger Black.
Producer Richard Edis (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Roger Black.
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: Any Questions?

Margaret Beckett MP, Paul Foot , Sir Marcus Fox MP and Baroness Hamwee tackle issues raised in Wellingborough, Northants. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Marcus Fox
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: The Fatherland

by Murray Watts.
Josh Mabhena is serving a life sentence for opposing apartheid. The news of his release both thrills and terrifies his family.
Music: Cleo Dorcas : Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Murray Watts.
Unknown: Josh Mabhena
Music: Cleo Dorcas
Director: Jane Dauncey
Maki: Natasha Williams
Reuben: Gef Francis
Fritz: Leo Wringer
Lefty: Ewen Cummins
Mattea: Cleo Dorcas
Peggy: Jeillo Edwards
Freddie: Eddie Thengani
Zulu: Jabu Mbalo
Nunu: Sibongile Nene

: Age to Age

As Boris Yeltsin struggles for political survival, Christopher Cook recalls the government of Alexander Kerensky in 1917 and compares the two men. Also, a case of mistaken identity which led to a diplomatic row between Britain and Russia in 1904, and the Kremlin through the eyes of western observers. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Alexander Kerensky
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Discoverthe science behind Dino-mania with Alun Lewis.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Costing the Earth

American David Holden suspects there is more biodiversity in his new garden in north London than in the fields of the home counties. And at the Royal Show, Roger Harrabin questions whether the English countryside is worth paying for. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Travel Writers

4: Journey to The lsle of Avalon. In the last of the series, Michael Wood travels the tangled paths that lead to the legends of Glastonbury.
Producer Belinda Cherrington


Unknown: Michael Wood
Producer: Belinda Cherrington

: News and Sport

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A satirical look back at the decade.

: The Locker Room

The place to hear men changing. Tom Robinson returns to host a series of lively discussions and features. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Kaleidoscope Jazz Jamaica

In the early 1960s, the sound of the newly independent Jamaica was ska. Thirty years later in London, the bass player Gary Crosby has formed Jazz Jamaica, a band breathing new life into the island's musical heritage, drawing on three generations of musicians. Ben Watson meets them to investigate.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Gary Crosby
Musicians: Ben Watson
Producer: John Goudie

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Snowfield

by Chris Hawes.
George, a dock worker in postwar Yorkshire, has his first story accepted by Dorothy, a BBC radio producer. Its broadcast has a startling effect on his life.
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Chris Hawes.
Director: Kate Rowland
Dorothy: Celia Imrie
George: Jason Isaacs
Elite: Tracie Bennett
Heathcote: Keith Woodason
Elbe's Mum: Ann Rye
Dorothy's Father: John Branwell
George's Mum: Kathy Jameson
Halliwell: Rod Arthur
George as Boy: James Young
Waaer: Matthew Lightowler
Kenny: Andrew Duggan

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Keith Clements.

: News

: Open Mind

with Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter. Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter.
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Selling Your Soul

The first in a series of profiles of the country's leading PR men eavesdrops on the wacky world of Mark Borkowski , who counts
Gary Glitter , Gerry Cottle and Jeremy Beadle among his clients. Producer Janet Lee


Unknown: Mark Borkowski
Unknown: Gary Glitter
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Producer: Janet Lee

: The Tingle Factor

Glenda Jackson talks to
Jeremy Nicholas.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Young Postmen

A six-part comedy series by Ben Miller. 1: It's A Dog's Life. With Ben Miller , John Thomson , Alistair McGowan , Jim Barclay and Felicity Montagu.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: 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.

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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