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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 and his guest. 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 Canon Paul Bates.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Sport on 4

Bryon Butler with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world.
Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Bryon Butler
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 11. enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: The Week in Westminster

Alastair Campbell of Today newspaper presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Alastair Campbell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough presents the programme that reports on the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren return to do battle over the week's news stories, aided and abetted by their respective guests, In the chair with the questions, as usual, is Barry Took. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

Patricia Hewitt , deputy director, Institute for Public Policy Research; Charles Moore , editor of the Sunday Telegraph; David Puttnam , film producer; and Raymond Seitz , United States Ambassador, tackle the issues raised in Batheaston, Avon.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Charles Moore
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Raymond Seitz
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Call with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? LINES OPEN from 12.30pm

: Playhouse: My Girl

Another chance to hear Barry Keeffe 's gritty and painful comedy about a social worker whose professional caring threatens to destroy his family.
Karl Howman recreates his original stage performance as Sam, with Cathy Tyson as his wife, Anita.
Director Ned Chaillet IRpt)


Unknown: Barry Keeffe
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Cathy Tyson
Director: Ned Chaillet

: Four on a Tour

In 1914, four Americans set out from Manchester on a 3,000-mile motoring holiday around Britain. David Foster introduces some of their experiences of a country on the brink of great change. Readers Risa Hall and Peter Marinker. Producer Gillian Hush


Introduces: Britain. David Foster
Readers: Risa Hall
Readers: Peter Marinker.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

As relief agencies struggle to get supplies to the beleaguered peoples of the former Yugoslavia, Christopher Cook recalls the Berlin airlift of 1948, the Marshall plan - which gave$18 billion of US aid to war-torn Europe - and the beginnings of the international Red Cross. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Stephen Titherington.


Reporter: Stephen Titherington.

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

Experiences of life in Spain.
4: Mariana. When Drew Launay tries to obtain his resident's permit before his marriage to Maribel, he comes up against mariana. The Spanish will put anything off if it is not enjoyable, or totally ignore it - which can turn life for a foreigner into a nightmare.
An Insight production

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Courtney King , Toby Longworth and Dan Strauss lampoon the news into a fit of giggles.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Courtney King
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Dan Strauss

: Ad Lib

They've jumped from the food pages to the gossip columns without so much as a pinch of salt. In the last programme of the series, Robert Robinson brings top chefs to the boil. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Duke - Reminiscing in Tempo
Composer, pianist, bandleader and constant traveller, Duke Ellington was a workaholic, sketching out tunes in the back of a car. His music reflects his life on the road, whether evoking far-away places or the rattle of the railroad. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, John Fordham reassesses his career, with contributions from bandleader John Dankworth , pianists Julian Joseph and Michel Petrucciani , and in rare archive, Ellington himself. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: John Fordham
Pianists: John Dankworth
Pianists: Julian Joseph
Pianists: Michel Petrucciani
Producer: John Goudie

: Saturday Night Theatre: Emigrating Home

In Tyrone Huggins ' moving drama, six brothers accompany their father to bury their mother on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, where she and her husband were born. As they make their sad journey, the father remembers how he and six friends made the original voyage to England 30 years before.
Director TonyCliff


Unknown: Tyrone Huggins
Jonan: Burt Caesar
Paul/Willie: Eddie Nestor
Robert/Johnny: Clinton Blake
Joseph! Bdridge: Tyrone Huggins
Jake/Sonny: Francis Johnson
Marcus/Mack: Eamon Walker
Thomas/Mr Abrahams: Nicholas Monu
Woman: Marianne Jean-Baptiste

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A hymn, a reading and a reflection led by Rev June Osborne.

: News

: Dear Teacher

Arthur Scargill recalls Mrs Bamforth , who was still offering tea and advice during the miners' strike in 1984. Producer Ed Thomason


Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Mrs Bamforth
Producer: Ed Thomason

: All Shook Up: Take the Night

Radio 4's rock 'n' roll season continues with Neil McKay 's meditation on the life of RoyOrbison.
With his songs of loss, loneliness and rejection, Roy Orbison gave consolation to millions. But how did the singer himself survive the appalling luck and tragedy which marred his life? And at what cost?
With Gavin Muir. Peter Whitman and Cathy Sara. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Neil McKay
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Gavin Muir.
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Cathy Sara.
Director: Andy Jordan
Roy Orbison: Kerry Shale
Joe Ray Hammer: David Schofield
Claudette Orbison: Barbara Barnes
Wesley Orbison: Marcus D'Amico
Bobby Blackburn: David Jarvis
Sam Phillips: Stuart Milligan
Annette Bailey: Elaine Claxton
Barbara Orbison: Sally George

: 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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