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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Ruth Kiely. Producer George Macpherson


Presented By: Ruth Kiely.
Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
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: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: The Week in Westminster

A week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough reports on how Poles are giving up their traditional fare in favour of weight watching.
Producer Mana Balinska


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Mana Balinska

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren , and their guests.
Producer Aled Evans


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

: News

: Any Questions?

: Any Answers? [number removed]

LINES OPEN from 12.30pm

: Playhouse: Mary Morgan

by Greg Cullen , based on a true story. A serving-girl is tried for murder in 1805. How can her lover lead the jury that condemns her? Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Greg Cullen
Director: Jane Dauncey
Mary Morgan: Sarah Michael
Walter: Patrick Brennan
Wilkms: David Garfield
George III: Tony Leader
Hardinge: Ric Jerrom
Earl: Ivor Roberts
CatherinelBethan: Tessa Gearing
Maggie: Pam Hopkins
Hefina: Menna Trussler
Moly: Manon Edwards
Betty: Sian Summers
John/Martin: Neil Rovston

: Four on a Tour

David Foster introduces the last of the experiences of four Americans on a motoring holiday around Britain in 1914. Readers Risa Hall and Peter Marinker Producer Gillian Hush


Readers: Risa Hall
Readers: Peter Marinker
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

Following the arrest of American double-agent Aldrich Hazen Ames , Christopher Cook recalls the Rosenbergs, who were executed as Soviet spies 40 years ago. And John Miller discovers how the British intelligence Services outwitted the enemy in the Second World War. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Aldrich Hazen Ames
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Live from London's Natural History Museum, Peter Evans reports on the best of National Science Week. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Reporter Jolyon Jenkins.


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

Last of the accounts of life in Spain.
6: Rabbits. Drew Launay visits a remote mountain village. An Insight production

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn surrounds himself with more guests to get some insiders' opinions of America's big news stories. This week he dips his toes into Whitewater. How much is the investigation damaging the Clintons? Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Lena Marsh : On My Life Broadway legend Lena Marsh has lived the history of showbiz. Now 80 and still performing, she has published her autobiography, On My Life, and she gives Jeremy Front a rare interview. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Lena Marsh
Unknown: Lena Marsh

: Saturday Night Theatre: An Irish Connection

by Patrick J Power. Ireland is being increasingly used by the international drugs trade. A young couple stumble into a nightmare thatjust doesn't fit with traditional notions of rural life. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Patrick J Power.
Director: Pam Brighton
Michael: Stephen Kennedy
Brenda: Hilary Fannin
Gleesson: Eamonn Hunt
Fitzgerald: Owen Roe
Philippe/Joe Quirke: Mark Lambert
Guard: Paddy Scully
Schmidt I Sergeant: Dan Gordon
Receptionist: Cathy Brennan
Waitress: Emma Jordan

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Father Michael Child.


Unknown: Father Michael Child.

: News

: Dear Teacher

Glenys Kinnock recalls the inspirational Mrs Hibberd.
Producer Ed Thomason


Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Unknown: Mrs Hibberd.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: All Shook Up: Lonely Joe

Radio 4's rock 'n' roll season ends with Janey Preger and Peter Kavanagh's docudrama on the last days of Joe Meek, one of England's finest pop producers.


Writer: Janey Preger
Writer/Director: Peter Kavanagh
Musician: Richard Allen
Musician: Pete Thomas
Musician: Neil McArthur
Joe Meek: Oliver Cotton
Interviewer: Ian Targett
Biddy: Moir Leslie
Johnny: Paul Panting
Bobby: Peter Kenny
Mrs Shenton: Tina Gray
Babs: Oona Beeson
Jim: Nick Boulton
Newsreader: Don McCorkindale
George: Gareth Armstrong
Heinz: Tom Watt
Screaming Lord Sutch: Himself

: The Shuttleworths

In the first of two programmes - part soap, part sitcom - written and performed by Graham Fellows, John has to fend for himself.


Written and performed by: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Tales from the Brigadier

Five reports from behind the pavilion at Witney Scrotum, by Peter Tinniswood. 1: Stumped. Read by Richard Wilson. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Read By: Richard Wilson.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test from Port of Spain, Trinidad, by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Vic Marks. With expert comments from Paul Allott. Including at 5.10 News
5.15 To the Islands in the Sun
Peter Baxter recalls the England tours to the Caribbean of 1960 and 1968.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Paul Allott.
Unknown: Peter Baxter

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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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