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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Where now for the UK's dairy industry? Will the brave new world, with no Milk Marketing Board, give access to a true free market? And what benefit will it be to the consumer? 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 Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

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: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Chris Hawksworth travels up the Demerara River in Guyana. Presented by Eddie Mair
Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 42, enclosing sae


Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Presented By: Eddie Mair
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Donna McPhail , Craig Charles and The Men Who Know. Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Craig Charles
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: Talking Politics

Bright Sparks. Politics seems to have gone very flat. Matthew Parris asks "Is there nothing politicians can do to give it more sparkle?"
Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Charles Sigler

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world look at the stories behind the news. Producer Geoff Spink
BOOK: The Best of From Our Own Correspondent, volume 4, available soon.


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

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


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

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: Any Questions?

Sir Michael Angus , Dr Mary Archer , Nicholas Hinton and Ben Pimlott tackle the issues raised in Putney, London. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Sir Michael Angus
Unknown: Dr Mary Archer
Unknown: Nicholas Hinton
Unknown: Ben Pimlott
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and James Herbert LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: James Herbert

: Playhouse: Allan's Horse

A compelling story by Marilyn Morris about a woman fighting with her sister-in-law for her brother's affections.
Director Tony Cliff


Story By: Marilyn Morris
Director: Tony Cliff
Allan: Richard Pearce
Kathleen: Barbara Marten
Louise: Brionie Pritchard
Robert: Stuart Richman
Mr payne: Peter Rylands
Masm: Malcolm Raeburn
MayBanks'Z: Jane Lowe

: What If.... ?

Britain is the divorce capital of western Europe. But what if Parliament hadn't passed the so-called "Casanova's Charter" which made it easier to get a divorce? Would things be different today? Christopher Andrew is joined by Judge Alan King Hamilton who recalls the cases in which he thinks everyone lied, and by Chris Clulow of the Tavistock Institute for Marital Studies. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Alan King Hamilton
Unknown: Chris Clulow
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

A review of discoveries and developments in science with Peter Evans. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Constance St Louis

: The Living World

Ploughing up the Past. Michael Scott rediscovers a 17th-century way of life on a farm in the Welsh borders famous for its quinces, teasels and fruit leathers. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Michael Scott

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his correspondents with the last of the series. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Ad Ub

Robert Robinson has a full and frank exchange with a group of diplomats in the last programme of the series. Producer Geoffrey Prout


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Geoffrey Prout

: Kaleidoscope

Packing Jellyfish Into Hampers
How can the lives and works of the great be broughtto book? Richard Holmes and Michael Holroyd are two of Britain's finest biographers. Thanks to them everyone knows of George Bernard Shaw , Coleridge, Augustus John and Shelley. How do they do it?
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Augustus John
Producer: Tim Dee

: Saturday Night Theatre: Holy Fool

by Peter Roberts. Living a glorious chivalrous dream, a knight errant sails through a series of adventures involving the greatest figures in the medieval world. Michael Williams and William Chubb star as a real-life Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in the extraordinary true story of William Marshall.
Other parts played by Francis Thomson. Susan Jeffrey. Tom Roberts , Simon Carter. Graham Padden. Neal Foster
Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Peter Roberts.
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: William Chubb
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Sancho Panza
Unknown: William Marshall.
Played By: Francis Thomson.
Played By: Susan Jeffrey.
Played By: Tom Roberts
Played By: Simon Carter.
Played By: Graham Padden.
Director: Nigel Bryant
John d'Erlee: Michael Williams
William Marshal: William Chubb
Henry ll: Garard Green
Henry FitzHenry: Christopher Scott
Richard Uonheart: Martin Head

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: ten to Ten

Led by Canon Eddie Neale. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: News

: Uar Birds and Talking Ducks

What instinct makes birds mimic each other and imitate the sounds of humans? Neil Walker investigates why the liar bird lies, and what makes a talking duck talk. Produced by Revolution Recordings


Unknown: Neil Walker

: The World of Anthony Trollope

Richard Mullen concludes his look at aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this 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 Baker Compares Notes

In the last of the series, Richard Baker visits Grieg's home in Norway and talks to Erling Dahl about the composer's life and music.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Erling Dahl

: Deadlock

Sara Paretsky 's novel dramatised in six episodes. Starring Kathleen Turner as V I Warshawski, with William Hootkins as Bobby Mallory and Kerry Shale as Murray.
3: Bedtime Stories. Somebody wants V I dead and tampers with her car.
Dramatised by Michelene Wandor Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Sara Paretsky
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: William Hootkins
Unknown: Bobby Mallory
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
Murray Ryerson: Kerry Shale
Martin Bledsoe: James Aubrey
Niels Grafalk: Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington: Teresa Gallagher
Janine Phillips: Shelley Thompson
Mike Sheridan: Keith Drinkel
Captain Bemis: Willlam Dufris
Pierre Bouchard: Matthew Morgan
Janet: Jill Graham
Elsie: Melanie Hudson
Nurse: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: 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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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