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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer George Macpherson


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Plus continuing reports from John Humphrys in South Africa.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

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

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer JayneK Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell , political editor of The Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Correspondents around the world reflect on their region's events and colour. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: 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]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Karen Turner

: Playhouse: Gaveston

What was the true nature of the execution of Edward II's favourite, Piers Gaveston ? Today there's another chance to hear Colin
Haydn Evans's play that draws on longstanding oral traditions to present a very different interpretation of events to that of written history.
Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Piers Gaveston
Director: Nigel Bryant
Piers Gaveston: Struan Rodger
Edward II: David Robb
Queen Margaret: Diana Quick
Isabella: Moir Leslie
Lancaster: Norman Rodway
Warwick: Roger Hume
Archbishop Winchelsea: Peter Jeffrey
Father Hugh: Steve Hodson
Idonie de Leybourne: Meg Wynn Owen
Idonie's mother: Mary Wimbush
Alice: Daphne Neville
Thomas Lott: Gerry Hinks
Robin ofBarnesdale: Peter Meakin
Assassin: Andy Hockley

: What If .. ?

Over the last 30 years, Parliament has consistently voted against capital punishment. What if a referendum had decided the issue instead? Chris Andrew is joined by Michael Mansfield , QC, who presented the appeal of the Birmingham Six, and Alan Eastwood , a former chairman of the Police Federation, to rewrite history.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Unknown: Michael Mansfield
Unknown: Alan Eastwood

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Toby Murcott


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Crimes of Our Times

Margaret Percy explores the world of deception and detection.
3: Police raid a warehouse used by perfume counterfeiters and close in on a gang of mobile phone fraudsters.


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: In Celebration

Are you a Corby man? In the last of the series, the crown prince of the trouser-press world gains recognition. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

In the studios of the BBC in New York City, tired old radio presenter Mark Steyn sets out to remake himself as a 90s
American with a couple of shots of Prozac and a facelift.
Producer Hamish Mykura


Presenter: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Rhythm of the Sea
From Debussy who thought he was "destined for a sailor's life" to Paul Patterson
whose new piece celebrates the opening of the Channel Tunnel, the sea has bewitched many composers.
Dick Witts talks to those whose music is inspired by the sea.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Paul Patterson
Talks: Dick Witts
Producer: Erika Wright

: Saturday Night Theatre: Ancient Enemies

Dramatised by Elizabeth North from her novel of the same name.
Petra's stepfather, Henry, has disappeared. Is he escaping from his fraught relationship with her or has he gone to another woman? At 16, Petra wants some answers.
Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Elizabeth North
Director: Janet Whitaker
Petra: Charlotte Coleman
Henry: Bill Nighy
Alison: Frances Jeater
Daisy: Hannah Chick
Mr Forbes: Charles Simpson
Sebastian: Andrew Wincott
Jane: Oona Beeson
Ben: Nicholas Boulton
Stelfa: Tina Gray
Private eye: Peter Whitman
Nurse: Vivienne Rochester
Liz: Cathy Sara
Tracey: Sara Harvey Smart

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a reflection and a prayer led by Alison Leonard.


Unknown: Alison Leonard.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

Another chance to hear the late Brian
Johnston umpire a test of wit. Taking the crease atTilford Cricket Club, Surrey are Willie Rushton and Jonathan Rice , with Bill Tidy and Alan Coren. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Jonathan Rice
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: An Englishman in the Midi

4: Names. For 200 years the Law of the llth Germinal has regulated the choice of names in France - so how have Bryan, Wolfgang, Rocky and Cindy entered the register in John P Harris 's town hall? Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: John P Harris

: Comparing Notes

Richard Baker talks to conductor Lygia O'Riordan and leader Pia Siirala of Ensemble XXI, Russia's first international orchestra for 75 years.


Talks: Richard Baker
Conductor: Lygia O'Riordan
Leader: Pia Siirala

: Cordoba

A six-part thriller by Nigel Baldwin , with Alison Steadman as Dee.
4: A man who is meant to be dead phones Dee and insists on a meeting.
Original music by Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Music By: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Conrad: Bill Stewart
Geraint: Robin Griffith
Alex: Lesley Rooney
leuan: Robert Pugh
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Turner: Tony Leader
Detective: Gary Llywelyn
Thomas: Alan Towner
Beth: Sue Jones-Davies

: 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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