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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Carol Trewin


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Producer Jill Thomas. WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 26, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas.

: Whatever Happened to...?

A six-part series which reveals the afterlife of some famous characters from children's fiction.
3: Whatever Happened to the Ugly Sisters? Were they scheming vixens or victims of character assassination by Cinderella's secret police?
Written by Adrian Mourby.
Producer Brian King


Writer: Adrian Mourby
Producer: Brian King
Alexandra: Eleanor Bron
Marie Claire: Prunella Scales
Napoleon: Andrew Sachs
Knuppet: Jonathan Tafler
Wordsworth: Peter Woodthorpe
Cinderella: June Barrie

: The Masterson Inheritance

3: Last Ward to the Mastersons. Another dip into the turbulent history of the Masterson family in the improvised saga of a family at war with itself.
With Josie Lawrence , Phelim McDermott , Paul Merton , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Week in Westminster

Producer Dennis Sewell


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter.
Producer Lucy Ash. Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: David Walter.
Producer: Lucy Ash.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

with Humphrey Lyttelton , Willie Rushton , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Karen Turner and Nick Utechin
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Karen Turner
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: Stop the Children's Laughter

by Henry Livings.
Returning from Australia, Timothy Turner finds his only relatives downright hostile. They are fostering pauper children on their Saddleworth farm. But something is wrong and he is determined to unearth the truth.
With Jill Graham , Robin Walker and the pupils of Saddleworth school. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Timothy Turner
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: Robin Walker
Director: David Hunter
Timothy Turner: David Holt
Meg Turner: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cornelius Turner: Barrie Rutter
Jack Bell: Paul Copley
MrsKettering: Freda Dowie
Isabel: Kate O'Regan
Jonty: Steven Maden
Mrs Dunkerly/Bella: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Letitia: Rachel Atkins
Constable: Philip Anthony
Emden: John Baddeley
Comic I Sergeant: Henry Livings

: That's History

Presented by Roy Porter.
Producer Ian Bel


Presented By: Roy Porter.
Producer: Ian Bel

: Science Now

To mark National Music Day, Peter Evans looks at the latest in concert-hall and studio technology, instrument design and our understanding of the human voice. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins reports on a special investigation into the hidden world of the liquidators.


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Wardrobe

4: The Trouble with Trousers. Another quirky look at an average wardrobe. Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: The Locker Room

How does it feel when a friend asks you to father her child? From Hell's Angels to Masons - what's so great about men-only clubs? And John Hegley with new poems about men. Presented by Tom Robinson. Producer Chris Kimber


Unknown: John Hegley
Presented By: Tom Robinson.
Producer: Chris Kimber

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Turing the Tables
First there was the cheery radio disc jockey, playing the records and keeping us entertained. But now the DJ has come of age. Earning thousands for an evening's work, top club DJs are being feted by the major record companies as creative artists intheirown right. John Tague considers the rise and rise of the industry's new stars. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Tague
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Saturday Night Theatre: Shooting at the Moon

by Robin Glendinning.
To his fellow Europeans, Robert Hart has "gone native". But with the Manchu dynasty on the point of collapse and the colonial powers jostling for position, the Empress Dowager turns to Hart as a voice of tolerance amid a ravening imperial greed.


Writer: Robin Glendinning
Music: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sir Robert Hart: Alec McCowen
Hart Junior: Paul Panting
Horatio Lay: Don McCorkindale
Meadows: Lyndam Gregory
Mrs Meadows: Lucy Sheen
Ayaou: Sarah Lam
Sir Claude Macdonald: Neville Jason
Lady Macdonald: Tina Gray
Morrison: David Jarvis
Polly Smith: Elaine Claxton
Harriet Squiers: Deborah Berlin
Von Kettler: Peter Whitman
Heinrich: Tom Bevan
The Dowager Tzu Hsi: Jacqui Chan
Prince Kung: David Tse
Gen Kung Lu: David Yip
Prince Tuan: Burt Kwouk

: 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

: Word of Mouth

The language series with Frank Delaney. 2: Jabberwockery. The creation and dissection of utter nonsense.
Producer Liz Jensen


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Surviving in Stroke City

Gerry Anderson reflects on life in his native Northern Ireland.
2: Empty Streets and Loose Talk. "In a rundown area near the centre of Stroke City stood a ramshackle cafe. It was operated by Peggy, who loved to talk - she was particularly fond of discussing Darwin's teaching vis-a-vis the Catholic Church."
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Tingle Factor

with film composer Ron Goodwin.


Unknown: Ron Goodwin.

: The Larkin Letters

2: 1955-85. John Moffatt reads from the letters of poet Philip Larkin , compiled and presented by Anthony Thwaite. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Presented By: Anthony Thwaite.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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