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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: 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

Presented by Cliff Morgan. Producer Cathy Huyton


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Cathy Huyton

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Simon Parkes. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 11. enclosing sae


Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Simon Heffer. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Simon Heffer.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. Former
Moscow correspondent Tim Whewell reports on Russia's education system, which reflects the widening social gulf in the new Russia. Plus
Bulgaria's living saint, the faith-healer Baba Vanga, consulted by both politicians and peasants. Editor Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: David Walter.
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Editor: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Fawcett


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Fawcett

: The News Quiz

The return of the topical game show chaired by Barry Took , who is joined at the British Council in London by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Ian Hislop and Andrew Rawnsley. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Hove, East Sussex, with Anne Applebaum , Deputy Editor of The Spectator, the Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath MP; Lord Jenkins of Hillhead; and the Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Naked in the Sun

by Bill Taylor. A week in the Algarve and L60,000 from a Sunday tabloid for their story seem to Tina and Danny like good compensation for the trauma of having their child abducted and returned. But whose story is going to be printed?
Other parts played by members of the company. Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Bill Taylor.
Director: Michael Fox
Sophie: Lorraine Ashbourne
Danny: Tom Higgins
Tina: Julia Ford
Maria: Yolanda Vasquez
Lewis: John Lloyd-Fillingham
Frank Woods: Robert Whelan
Robert: John Branwell
Laura: Romy Baskerville
Hotel clerk: Fiona Kerr

: Getting to Know the Admiral

The second of five programmes in which writer Jan Morris talks about her forty-year obsession with Admiral of the Fleet Lord "Jacky" Fisher. A Presentable production


Talks: Jan Morris

: That's History

Last of the current series in which Roy Porter sheds light on the present by looking at the past.
Producer Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon.
Rptd from Tuesday. See also Monday 8.40am


Reporter: Stuart Simon.

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of individuals who have been overlooked by history.
3: Cyril Davies. The rhythm and blues musician was the founding father of modern British rock, nurturing stars like Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Cyril Davies.
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Rod Stewart.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news, with Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Dan Freedman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Dan Freedman.

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan presents insiders' views of the week's stories in the Big Apple. Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Some Enchanted Evening with Bryn Terfel
The opera giant Bryn Terfel talks to pianist lain Burnside and, in a specially recorded session, they perform a selection of songs from Welsh folk to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Producer: Ann Mane O'Callaghan

: Saturday Night Theatre: Mamma Decemba

The play that won the Samuel Beckett Award for author Nigel D Moffatt in 1985. The central character is a woman from Britain's black community,
Mamma Decemba , whose husband has just died. Her experience and grief are universally recognisable in this telling and affectionate tale.
Director Alby James Rpt


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Nigel D Moffatt
Unknown: Mamma Decemba
Director: Alby James
Mamma Decemba: Mona Hammond
Mertel: Angel Wynter
John: T-Bone Wilson
White youth: Nicholas Boulton
Vicar/Policeman: Dominic Letts
Woman: Vivienne Rochester

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev Tony Burnham , General Secretary for the United Reformed Church.
Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Tony Burnham
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The New Recruit

A third series in which old and new hands compare notes.
3: Buyers. From dowager duchesses to transvestites, Marigold Barker catered for all needs when buying bras and corsets for Harrods in the 50s and 60s. She discusses the merits of rubber versus lycra with the current lingerie buyer, Louise Garner. Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Marigold Barker
Unknown: Louise Garner.
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: Murder before Midnight: Going Wrong

In Ruth Rendell 's psychological thriller, Guy is a natural-born villain but he loves the classy Leonora and he's determined that if he can't have her for ever, no-one else will.
Dramatised by Robert East Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Dramatised By: Robert East
Director: Matthew Walters
Guy: Peter Wingfield
Leonora: Oona Beeson
Danny: Tom Bevan
Tessa: Tessa Worsley
Anthony: Derek Waring
Robin: Richard Pearce
Rachel: Becky Hindley
Celeste: Michelle Joseph
Susannah: Natasha Pyne
Magnus: David Collings
Con: Gavin Muir
Linus: Gavin Muir
Poppy: Kristin Milward
William: Andrew Branch
Det Sgt Lamb: Robert East
Janice: Iona Grant
Maeve: Annabel Mullion

: 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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