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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Presented by Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 17, enclosing sae


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

One of Francois Mitterrand 's main achievements as President of France is the devolution of power from Paris to the regions. On this election weekend, French journalist
Philippe Chatenay goes to Nîmes, transformed from a provincial backwater to a glamorous high-tech city - but at what cost? Plus Berlin, once the inspiration and favourite location for so many
British writers, now finds that its spies have been ousted by drugs and mafia, and Berliners from east and west are writing their own home-grown thrillers. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Francois Mitterrand
Unknown: Philippe Chatenay
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren ,
Andy Hamilton and guests for another look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm ♦ See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Sheffield with Jan Clark , spokesperson for the Green Party;
Roy Hattersley MP; journalist Andrew Marr ; and Sir Rhodes Boyson MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jan Clark
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Sir Rhodes Boyson

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Then You'll Be Sorry

In Alan England's play, 15-year-old Rowena's teenage rebellion is par for the course until events take a more tragic turn.


Writer: Alan England
Director: Matthew Walters
Rowena: Deborah Berlin
Denis: Derek Waring
Angela: Eva Stuart
Larry: Paul Panting
Elaine: Becky Hindley
Simon: David Antrobus
Mr Duncan: Oliver Senton
Headmaster/Halliwell: David Collings
Alphonso/Rev Berry: Don McOrkindale

: The Jaipur Foot

Leslie Forbes travels to India to unravel the mystery of an artificial foot. Invented by a poor man for amputees, it enabled a beautiful dancer to dance again, but it was a rich man who took all the glory. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: The Canteen Ladies

Babs, Jane, Margaret, Mary, Rita,
Sharron and Trish feed the staff of a big Sheffield supermarket. They have worked together for six years now.
Sarah Taylor joins them for a morning in the heat of the kitchen and an evening of letting off steam on the tiles. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Sarah Taylor

: In Celebration

Six programmes celebrating the mundane and the ordinary.
3: The Photo Me Photo Booth. The humble photo booth arrived in the UK in 1952. Avant-garde artist Liz Rideal uses the photo booth image in her new work.
Producer David Prest


Artist: Liz Rideal
Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace. Toby Longworth and special guests.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Toby Longworth

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson returns with the series about men and masculinity.
Producer Nick Ware. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm ANSWERPHONE LINE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Twenty years after the liberation of Vietnam, photographer Tim Page returned to the land that made his career in the 60s as he photographed and reported on the civil war in South East Asia.
Producer Rami Tzabar. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Tim Page
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs

by Agatha Christie. Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. She believes that her mother was innocent but is prepared for whatever discovery Poirot might make.
With John Hartley , John Woodnutt and David Kossoff. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie.
Unknown: Carla Lemarchant
Unknown: Hercule Poirot.
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: John Woodnutt
Unknown: David Kossoff.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden
Philip Blake: Derek Waring
Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry
Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison
Angela CHARLOTTE: Atten Borough
Caroline Crale: Jemma Churchill
Carla Lemarchant: Clare Heyhoe

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Stanza on Stage

After Ovid. New poetic versions of the Metamorphoses with Ted Hughes , Michael Longley , Eavan Boland and others recorded at Poetry International 1994. Introduced by Simon Armitage. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Eavan Boland
Introduced By: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Egyptian Lives

People who have made Egypt their home talk about their lives. 3: Jane, a pianist, was in her late 30s when she met Tarek, a young Egyptian doctor and musician. She fell instantly in love, and the following year, 1968, they married and moved back to Cairo. Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker talks to composers Richard Rodney Bennett and Geoffrey Burgon.
(Repeated from Tuesday)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Guest: Richard Rodney Bennett
Guest: Geoffrey Burgon

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Traditional stories of love and magic told in seven parts. With Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 3: The Three Suitors
With Michael Mears , Philip Anthony ,
John Baddeley and Simon Carter. Music Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan. Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans. Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Simon Carter.
Unknown: Steafan Hannigan.
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Nigel Bryant Rpt
Jamilla: Rachel Atkins
Hassan: William Chubb
Faris: Geoffrey Banks

: 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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