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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn. PrOducer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

With eliff Morgan. Producer Joanne Watson repeated on Radio 5 at 12noon)


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

With Eddie Mair. This week ski-ing in Italy With Alanah Martin and a guide to the Ultimate Hallowe'en weekend in Britain. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 43, enclosing sae


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherri and the likes of Arthur Smith , Craig Ferguson and Emma Freud. Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Ned Sherri
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Week in Westminster

With Alastair Campbell. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Alastair Campbell.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Andrew Wood


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Andrew Wood

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and theirguests. Written by lain Pattinson and Robert Fraser Steele
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Robert Fraser Steele
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

Ann Clwyd , MP, Eric Forth , MP, Matthew Taylor , MP, and Robin Page tackle the issues raised in Wellington, Shropshire.


Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Eric Forth
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Robin Page

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones UNES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Playhouse: Anacaona

by Michele Celeste.
Anacaona is Queen of the peace-loving Tainos on the island of Haiti in 1503. She has never known the curse of hatred, until the Spanish Army comes looking for gold.
Music Mia Soteriou. Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Michele Celeste.
Music: Mia Soteriou.
Director: Michael Fox
Anacaona: Mia Soteriou
Hugeymota: Naomi Wirthner
Guaora: Dhobi Oparei
Old Maid: Isabelle Lucas
Maid: Kay Purcell
Owndo: Wyllie Longmore
Rodrigo: James McMartin
Diego: Malcolm Raeburn
Tona: Joe Speare

: What If....?

After the Second World War there was enormous optimism that Britain would devise an education system which would be the envy of the world - with nursery places for all, grammar, secondary and technical schools to deal with every level of ability. What if the Act which promised all that had been fully implemented? Sir Rhodes Boyson , MP, and author and journalist Bruce Kemble tell Christopher Andrew about their vision of the way education could have been today. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Rhodes Boyson
Unknown: Bruce Kemble
Unknown: Christopher Andrew

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Myfanwy Vickers


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: The Living World

Lionel Kelleway goes in search of the ancient Borough of Kenfig in Glamorgan. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Tea Junction

In the first of a new series, Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn returns with more lively conversation about the latest stories, crazes and obsessions in America, with clips from the oddest bits of US radio and TV. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope On the Road

Take an open top, a tank-full of gas, a sunny day, and put your foot down-to get away from the cops, the city, or just the routine. In the 20th century the road has always symbolised freedom, from
Kerouacto Thelma and Louise, providing the perfect stage for innumerable films and books. Tim Marlow talks to writers, directors, truckers and photographers in the States, and in Britain, to see what the road means to them. 9,15pm)
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kerouacto Thelma
Talks: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Saturday Night Theatre: Dangerous Influences

The tragic Armageddon scenario played out in Waco, Texas, earlier this year was the inspiration for Joe Dunlop 's powerful thriller, starring Bill Nighy.
When the leader of a Christian cult begins recruiting in England, a TV investigative reporter sees his chance for a scoop.
Director Adnan Bean


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Director: Adnan Bean
Paul: Bill Nighy
Kelly: Caroline Strong
Todd: Doug Bradley
Felipo/Eddie/Revivalist: David Healy
Kristen/Nurse: Hilary Derrett
Carol ,: Nonie Kent
Nancy/Staff Nurse: Teresa Gallagher
Julia: Vlvlenne Rochester
Magda: Lorelei King
Sally Vicky: Oona Beeson
Mick/Official/Frankie: Clive Hill
Builder: Lyndam Gregory
Det Sgt Shaw/Counsellor: Barry J Gordon

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Howling at the Moon

Mark Radcliffe investigates the cult of the werewolf. Lycanthropy was recorded in early classical Greece, and has become a potent and enduring symbol of popular culture. But is there a rational scientific explanation for a myth which takes in Greek myths, Little Red Riding Hood and Lon Chaney Jr ? Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lon Chaney Jr
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Wings and Landings

The first of six talks based on the prison journals of John Williams , read by the author.
Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: John Williams
Producer: Chris Paling

: Victoria de los Angeles

II: Myself As Some Others. In the first of four conversations with Natalie Wheen , Victoria de los Angeles talks about her operatic roles, including extracts from La Bohème and Madame


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Deadlock

Sara Paretsky 's novel dramatised in sixepisodes. Starring Kathleen Turner as V I Warshawski, with Eleanor Bron as Lotty and James Aubrey as Martin Bledsoe.
Deadlock VI flies to Canada to continue the investigation on the giant freighter
, the Lucella Weisser.
Dramatised by Michelene Wandor Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Sara Paretsky
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: James Aubrey
Unknown: Martin Bledsoe.
Unknown: Lucella Weisser.
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
Captain Bemis: William Dufris
Mike Sheridan: Keith Drinkel
Pierre Bouchard: Matthew Morgan
Janet: Jill Graham
Elsie: Melanie Hudson
Man at airport: David Holt

: 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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