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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer George Macpherson


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer
Christine Morgan CEEFAX: today's prayer is on BBC2 Ceefax page 740


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Winter.


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

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Holiday and travel news wi th Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 35, enclosing sae


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin and guests for an hour of conversation and capers. Producer Laura Druce


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Laura Druce

: Cricket

Commentary of the second one-day international between England and South Africa at Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Gerald de Kock. With expert summary from David Lloyd and Mike Hendrick.
Producer Peter Baxter
* Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Gerald de Kock.
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Mike Hendrick.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Green Politics

4: The Hothouse Effect. In the last of the series Vivian White investigates why so many of the occupants of theCommons seem immune to greener British politics. Producer Sue Davies CASSETTES: copies of this series are available. Send a'cheque of postal order for f 25 payable to the BBC to [address removed]


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Une Bonne Affaire. How easy is it to move to France and run a business? Roger White investigates in the last of the series. Producers Virginia Eastman and Anne Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White
Unknown: Anne Gilmartin

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is in the chair as he quizzes Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests on the week's news. Producer Aled Evans


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

: News

: Have Your Say

Donald MacCormick chairs a discussion on inner-city life from Hulme.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Photo Appreciated

5: Get Ready. Adrian and Selina finally get some letters, while Debbie gets a phone call from Singapore. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: Playhouse: The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame. An adaptationof Alan Bennett 's acclaimed Royal National Theatre dramatisation, with the original music and songs by Jeremy Sams. With James Taylor , Geoffrey Matthews , David Sinclair , Elizabeth Mansfield. Tina Gray , Simon Treves , Jeffrey Holland. Maria Charles , Danny Schiller , David Holt and Belinda Baldwin. Producer David Blount SEE THIS WEEK page 14


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Songs By: Jeremy Sams.
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: David Sinclair
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield.
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland.
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Belinda Baldwin.
Producer: David Blount
Narrator: Alan Bennett
Mole: Adrian Scarborough
Rat: Richard Briers
Toad: Nickolas Grace
Badger ,: Derek Waring
Albert: Terence Rigby
Otter: John Hartley
Chief Weaset: David March
Weasel Norman: Stephen Tompkinson
Rupert: Graham Seed
Monica: Alison Dowling
Magistrate: Leslie Phillips

: Science Now

Alun Lewis talks to top world ecologists about past environmental change and asks about their predictions for the future. Producer Richard Aedy


Talks: Alun Lewis
Producer: Richard Aedy

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell looks at family life.
2: The McGowaiis. Marion and Mike have six young children and a comfortable, chaotic home. It seems inconceivable they could have faced charges of child neglect.


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Men of Letters

Six eminent writers reflect on the value they place on our 25p letter.
1: Garrison Keillor talks to Adrian Mourby about letters as autobiography. Producer Adrian Mourby


Talks: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Producer: Adrian Mourby

: News and Sports

: Struck Off and Die

Phil Hammond and Tony Gardner continue their examination of the Ages of Man.


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Tony Gardner

: Ad-Lib in Australia

What is Australia? Avast, extended suburb of the UK, or a fast-developing Asian country, where the second language is Japanese? Robert Robinson investigates. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope Feature

When I'm Bad, I'm Better Mae West was the movies'most enduring sex symbcl. Had she been alive, she would have been 100 this month. How does her style compare with modern screen sirens? Christopher Cook talks to actresses Kathleen Turner and Julie T Wallace and comedian Lily Savage about Mae West and her legacy to today's bad girls. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Mae West
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Julie T Wallace

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Anatomical Venus

by Shelagh Stephenson.
The scent of bluebells, a tune picked out on a piano. This was how the haunting began. Teresa, Jack and the unbreakable circle of their relationship are joined by a spirit determined to come to life.
With Vivienne Rochester. James Taylor and Beatrix Mortimer. Pianist Ian Harker. Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson.
Unknown: Vivienne Rochester.
Unknown: James Taylor
Pianist: Beatrix Mortimer.
Pianist: Ian Harker.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Teresa: Rachel Joyce
Her sister, Mary: Jane Whittenshaw
Jack: Tim McInnerney
Martha: Gillian Bevan
Gil: Ian Cullen
Nick: Ian Redford

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng , MP, takes a humorous look at historical characters and events with guests Raymond Baxter , Richard Coles , Gordon Kennedy and Dr Roy Porter. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Roy Porter.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: A Likely Story?

Les Woodland investigates improbable characters and their bizarre leanings.
3: The Great Spalding Chicken Race. Noah Bickerdyke is attempting to revive the old country tradition of chicken racing; a sport that needs skill, a prevailing wind and the services of a friendly alsatian. Producer Lucy Bartley


Unknown: Noah Bickerdyke
Producer: Lucy Bartley

: A Night at the Opera

In the last of the series, Monty Haltrecht talks to Duncan Stewart , principal of Lady Margaret Hall , about his love of opera.


Talks: Monty Haltrecht
Unknown: Duncan Stewart
Unknown: Margaret Hall

: Making Love to Marilyn

Come Up and See Me Sometime. Second of five programmes of erotic poetry. With readings by Denys Hawthorne , Adjoah Andoh , Pippa Hinchley , Nerys Hughes , Noreen Kershaw , Ian McKellen , Juliet Stevenson , Barrie Rutter , Samuel West and poets Sujata Bhatt , Wendy Cope , Gavin Ewart , Alan Jenkins , Liz Lochead and Grace Nichols.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Adjoah Andoh
Unknown: Pippa Hinchley
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Noreen Kershaw
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Sujata Bhatt
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Alan Jenkins
Unknown: Liz Lochead
Unknown: Grace Nichols.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: 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.

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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