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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

with Eddie Mair , from Manchester. Producer Jill Thomas
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Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and John Walters. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: John Walters.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Talking Politics

How has the political map of local government changed and what are the new challenges facing local councillors? Peter Kingston investigates in the second of two programmes. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Peter Kingston
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP. Pamela Charlwood and Jack Straw MP tackle the issues raised in Okehampton, Devon. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Pamela Charlwood
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

[number removed]Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Playhouse: The Birth Machine

A satire by Elizabeth Baines.
Zelda's labour is to be induced by a wonderful new machine. As things go wrong, Zelda's imagination takes over.


Writer: Elizabeth Baines
Director: Michael Fox
Zelda: Barbara Marten
Roland: Robert Pickavance
Prof Quirk: David Fleeshman
Mother: Sue Jenkins
Father: John Branwell
Houseman: Bryan Reynolds
Nursing Sister: Clare Beck
Hilary: Jane Hazelgrove
Rick: Mark Chatterton
Arleen: Kathryn Hunt
Staff Nurse: Kay Purcell
Child Zelda: Laura Medforth

: They Don't Still MakeThat, Do They?

Compiled and presented by Pay D'Arcy. 3: Through the Looking Glass. Does anyone still wield a lorgnette with the skill of Martita Hunt , or place a monocle with infinite ease? And if you wanted to buy them, are they still available? Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Martita Hunt
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Three Actors in Search ofa Character

4: Adolf Hitler. John Florance meets actors Antony Sher , Alec McCowen and Derek Jacobi , who have all portrayed
Adolf Hitler.
Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Science Friction

Professor John Durant chairs the fourth of six discussions examining the impact of scientific research on our lives.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Professor John Durant

: Personal Obsessions

Mary Brennan describes a life enriched and enraptured by ... hats. Reporter: Johanna Hall.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Mary Brennan
Reporter: Johanna Hall.
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart and fellow columnists. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace. Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Peter Serafinowicz.


Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.

: Ad Ub

Robert Robinson ventures north to discover the real Glasgow - "No Mean City" or "City of Culture"? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Kaleidoscope

Stand Up Fringe Virgins (Be Gentle, It's My First Time)
Three first-timers enter the world s most competitive theatre market - the Edinburgh Fringe. After a lifetime in comedy, Michael Bentine takes the plunge at the age of 71. Complete newcomer Cecilia Delatori tries to escape her Tooting bedsit, and 19-year-old hotshot Dave Chappelle flies in from New York to a festival he'd never heard of. They reveal all to Jeremy Front.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Cecilia Delatori
Unknown: Dave Chappelle

: Saturday Night Theatre: A Park in St Petersburg

John Gordon Sinclair stars as Peter Pratt in John Antrobus 's comedy about an ex-yuppie trying to find "the edge" in St Petersburg and discovering that everything is for sale.
Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: John Gordon Sinclair
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: John Antrobus
Director: Adrian Bean
Olga: Joanna Kanska
George: Nigel Anthony
Admiral: Hilary Minster
Wendy: Hetty Baynes
Aeroflot ManlFarouk: John Baddeley
Receptionist/Waiter/Stranger: Steve Hodson
Ivan/Inmate: Dominic Letts
Aeroflot woman/young girl: Teresa Gallagher
Frank: John Antrobus

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Michael Child.


Unknown: Michael Child.

: News

: Just a Song at Twilight

Ian Mackenzie takes an affectionate look at Choral Evensong and those who sing it, and tries to discover why something so English and Anglican should attract a Scottish Presbyterian. Producer Johnston McKay


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie
Producer: Johnston McKay

: The World of AnthonyTrollope

In a series of six programmes, Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this fascinating, funny, opinionated and frequently far-seeing author.
With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Producer: John Knight

: Richard BakerCompares Notes

with cellist Tim Hugh and pianist Yonty Solomon.


Unknown: Tim Hugh
Pianist: Yonty Solomon.

: Boogie up the River

by Mark Wallington.
Starring Timothy Spall.
5: Lechlade, Twinned With Zanzibar. Boogie, Jennifer and Mark approach Lechlade, and go in search of a living legend - Great Crested Sam Tucker.
Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Mark Wallington.
Unknown: Timothy Spall.
Unknown: Sam Tucker.
Producer: Caroline Leddy
Jennifer Conway: Carla Mendonca
PAIRoyalLady: Ainslie Foster
Michael: Gary Parker
Lock-keeper: Terence Edmond
Sam Tucker: Geoffrey McGivern
Launderette Attendant/girl: Kate Binchy
Barman: Simon Godley
Archie: David Holt
Delia Smith: Melinda Walker
Boogie: Ronald Herdman

: 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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