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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Presented by Simon Parkes.
This week's edition is broadcast live from the Oriana in Southampton -the first cruise ship to be built for the British market since the QEII.
Judy Cornwell contrasts American cruising with her trips on the QEII, and there's a look at the Airtours cruise. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 15, enclosing sae


Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Michael White. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Michael White.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

The European Commission is forcing fishermen to wear hairnets aboard their fishing boats: true or false?
Today's programme lifts the curtain on the Euromyths and goes behind the scenes of the European Union. David Walter and Sharon Mascall report. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Sharon Mascall
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Presented by Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tim Fawcett


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tim Fawcett

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and guests at the British Council, London.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

with guests Simon Heffer , Deputy
Editor of the Daily Telegraph, Andrew Puddephat , General Secretary of Liberty, and John Ruddock MP,
Shadow Environmental Protection spokesperson, in Keyworth. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Andrew Puddephat
Unknown: John Ruddock

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Getting Mad

After the initial shock, most people get over having their house burgled but in Joe Dunlop's play, Ian just can't get rid of his fury, or his desire for revenge.


Writer: Joe Dunlop
Director: Matthew Walters
Ian: Bill Paterson
Carol: Frances Jeater
Jack: Peter Kenny
Martin: Gareth Armstrong
Tone: Tom Bevan
Gary: Paul Panting
PC Corbey: Malcolm Ward
Police Officer: Jonathan Tafler
McRae: Joe Dunlop
Corder: Joe Dunlop
Tom: Peter Whitman
[Actor]: Isobil Nisbet
[Actor]: David Jarvis
[Actor]: Oona Beeson

: Invisible Histories

Domestic Girls and Black Boys. Black Britons have lived and worked here for over two centuries. In the last of the series, Jackie Kay tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle , born both slave and great-niece of the Lord Chief
Justice of England, and uncovers the history of two Black Boy pubs. With Adjoa Andoh and William James.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Dido Elizabeth Belle
Unknown: William James.
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Science Now

Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Producer: Paula McGrath.

: File on 4

Last in the series.
Repeated from Tuesday

: In Celebration

Six programmes celebrating mundane and ordinary objects. 1: Uncle Joe's Mint Balls. At the William Santus
Company factory in Wigan, ingredients are still boiled on open gas fires to produce this classic mint ball. Producer David Prest
* See This Week: page 9


Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Carolyn Bonnyman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Carolyn Bonnyman.

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan takes a look at the stories in the news in America with the help of three hyperactive guests.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Dying for a Living
Andy Turvey spends much of his professional life carrying dead bodies around ... and then joking with them afterwards. As a stretcher-bearing paramedic in BBCtv's Casualty, he observes firsthand how actors kick the bucket so convincingly. Producer Chris Eldon Lee
Repeated Good Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andy Turvey
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre: Bird with One Wing

by Tina Pepler. After the funeral of Sir Richard Burton in 1891, his widow Lady Isabel Burton - devastated by his death and dismayed by his work - shut herself up alone for 16 days and burned all of his papers.
With Richard Mitchley , Graham Colclough ,
Anna Keene , Lorna Laidlaw , Jonathan Wyatt and Avi Nassa. Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Lady Isabel Burton
Unknown: Richard Mitchley
Unknown: Graham Colclough
Unknown: Anna Keene
Unknown: Lorna Laidlaw
Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt
Unknown: Avi Nassa.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Lady Isabel Burton: Sandra Berkin
Sir Richard Burton: Jack Klaff
Nefzawi: Alix Refaie
John Hanning Speke: Kim Wall
Sir Charles Napier: Roger Hume
Blanche: Kathryn Hunt
Gelele: Okon Jones

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rev Stephen Oliver. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Stanza

In the first of seven poetry recordings, Simon Armitage introduces a reading by poet laureate Ted Hughes recorded at the Lyttelton Theatre in London. Producer Susan Roberts


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Egyptian Lives

Six programmes in which people who have made Egypt their home talk about their lives. 1: Rimah left Switzerland in 1978 to escape "civilisation". She found herself in Sinai, where she met her husband Anis.
Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker assesses the career of the soprano Dame Isobel Baillie. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Baker
Soprano: Dame Isobel Baillie.

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Stories of love and magic, told in seven parts. With Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 1: Ghanim, the Thrall of Love
With Richard O'Ryan and Geoffrey Banks. Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hanningan. Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans. Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Richard O'Ryan
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks.
Music By: Sue Harris
Music By: Steafan Hanningan.
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Wazir: Simon Carter
Ghanim: Michael Lumsden
Leila: Moir Leslie
Caliph: Duncan Law
Rahil: Mary Wimbush

: 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.

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