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: News Briefing

: The Fanning Week

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphries and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphries
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Alison Rusted


Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO:[address removed] for factsheet No 5, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Mix Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars, allow to fizz and enjoy immediately. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr of The Independent presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Join Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Paul Merton and Arthur Smith at the Edinburgh Festival as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Guest: Clement Freud
Guest: Peter Jones
Guest: Paul Merton
Guest: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Among the panel in Darlington are Gordon Brown , MP, and Andrew Neil , editor of The Sunday Times. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Call with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers James Herbert and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: James Herbert
Producers: Nick Utechin


The last play in the season is a vintage production from the archives with Donald Wolfit as Archie Rice , a seedy third-rate comic in a tatty twice-nightly seaside show. Set in the 50s and first produced on stage in 1957, the tragedy of Archie Rice mirrors not only a dying music hall, but a dying era.
Adapted by Bennett Maxwell Music by John Addison
Producer H B Fortuin (First broadcast in 1964)


Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Archie Rice
Unknown: Archie Rice
Adapted By: Bennett Maxwell
Music By: John Addison
Producer: H B Fortuin
Archie Rice: Donald Wolfit
Billy Rice, his father: George Merritt
Jean Rice, his daughter: Jane Wenham
Phoebe Rice, his wife: Avis Bunnage
Frank Rice, his son: Andrew Sachs
William Rice, Brother BiS: Kenneth Hyde
GrahamDodd: Gabriel Woolf

: Erin through the Mists of Time

Man Arrives. In the final programme of the series, Fergus Keeling takes to the air to look at some of the most spectacular buildings made by Ireland's first human inhabitants.
(first broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents the weekly review of developments in science.
Producer Myfanwy Vickers


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe.


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: View from the Fish Queue

4: Burning Issue. Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue in the open market. Producer Gillian Hush (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

A satirical swipe at the week's news and current affairs, with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and Jeffrey Holland.


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

: The Locker Room

Men may be incapable of becoming pregnant, but they can still get postnatally depressed. In the last of the series, Tom Robinson investigates the male baby blues. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kaleidoscope

Twenty-five Years on the Road
Singer-songwriter Harvey Andrews , whose first record was banned by the BBC, has been making melodic social comment for more than a quarter of a century from his base in the Black County. He plays the political and social songs that have struck a chord with his audiences.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Singer-Songwriter: Harvey Andrews
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Courts of the Morning

John Buchan's story of high adventure in South America in a new dramatisation by Guy Slater.
The republic of Olifa is rich in minerals - and ripe for revolution.


Writer: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Guy Slater
Director: Patrick Rayner
Castor: Ian McDiarmid
Janet: Fiona Francis
Archie: Andrew Wardlaw
Sandy: Sandy Neilson
Babs: Lynn Bains
Luis: Richard Greenwood
Mayakovsky: Finlay Welsh
Romanes: Mark Coleman
Hamilton: Derek Anders

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellers


Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Ten to Ten

A hymn, a reading and a reflection led by the Rt Rev Graham James , Bishop of St German's.


Unknown: Graham James

: News

: Quote Unquote

The popular quotation quiz hosted by Nigel Rees. With Victoria Glendinning , Tony Hawks, Helena Kennedy , QC, and Sir David Attenborough. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Sir David Attenborough.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Testing Times

Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.
3: Handwriting. Will the man who has done bank jobs get the job in the bank? Or will his loopy "f" betray him? A Testbed production


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites Danish conductor
Michael Schoenwandt to choose music reflecting the character and spirit of the Nordic countries.


Conductor: Michael Schoenwandt

: Fear on Four

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
5: Vicious Fish by John Duquemin and Gregor Grice. A giant of the deep demands a human sacrifice ...
Director Martin Jenkins


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: John Duquemin
Unknown: Gregor Grice.
Director: Martin Jenkins
George: John Hollis
Tony , , , ,: Paul Copley
Sarah: Ann Windsor
Danny: Nicholas Murchie

: News

About this project

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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