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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan. Producer Victoria Pennock


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Victoria Pennock

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed], for factsheet No 36, enclosing sae


Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Cricket

Northamptonshire v Warwickshire Live commentary from Lord's on the final of the NatWest trophy by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Agenda

Reports on politics around Britain. Breaking the Logjam. Sheena McDonald examines how a new alliance between environmentalists and businesses affects the world's forests. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell returns with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took , Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Nick Clarke and Jane Thynne delve into the stories of the week. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Producer: Aled Evans.


: Have Your Say

A debate on Britain's judicial system. Repeated from yesterday

: Divided by a Common Language

Last of the series in which Bill Bryson finds out why Americans talk and behave differently from us. Don't Give a Damn Producer Brian King


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Saturday Playhouse: Road to Lisdoonvama

By Douglas Livingstone. With Frances Barber as Maggie and James Fleet as Derek. The match-making fair at the County Clare town provided the inspiration for this story of comedy and romance. with John Rogan , Stephen Tompkinson , James Hayes , Sam Dale , Shay Gorman , James Greene , Deborah Berlin and Marcella Riordan Director Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Douglas Livingstone.
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: John Rogan
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: James Hayes
Unknown: Sam Dale
Unknown: Shay Gorman
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Director: Jane Morgan
Danny: Conleth Hill
Dad: John Hollis
O'Brien: Mark Lambert
Fergus: Dominic Letts

: The State We're In

The final part of a portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. Under Control. The political role played by the police and army, the legal system, paramilitaries and local and regional government. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Producer: Louis Edmondson

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis. Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: Relative Values

Dr Michael O'Donnell presents four portraits of contemporary family life. 2: The Harveys Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell

: Letters from Prison

Last in the series which looks at the work of writers imprisoned or on trial. The Burmese doctor and writer Ma Thida was arrested in August 1993 and sentenced to 20 years in jail. Her banned short story A Novel Response is introduced by Irina Ratushinskaya. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Ma Thida
Introduced By: Irina Ratushinskaya.
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: The Trial of Aaron Sherwood

Gary Waidhorn plays Aaron Sherwood and Robert Harley plays Sam Driscoll in a three-part comedy by Will Buckley. The Kick-Off Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Gary Waidhorn
Unknown: Aaron Sherwood
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Sam Driscoll
Comedy By: Will Buckley.
Marilyn Sherwood: Marsha Fitzalan
Mal Silver: Toby Longworth
Jack: Wayne Forester
Sam's Mother: Eva Stuart

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan and his three boisterous guests with more stateside chat. Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Hermione Lee Talks with Salman Rushdie
The Moor's Last Sigh, published this week, is Salman Rushdie 's first novel since The Satanic Verses, and sweeps from 15th-century Spain to contemporary India in a story of comedy and violence. Salman Rushdie discusses the novel, love, India and his determination to keep writing. Producer Abigail Appleton AFRICA 95


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Saturday Night Theatre: Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe's story of the betrayals, tensions and passions that emerge when a military dictatorship takes power in the West African state of Kangan. with Maynard Eziashi , Pamela Jikiemi , Amma Asante, Louis Mahoney , Cyril Ni ,
Jeillo Edwards , Wale Ojo , Garard Green ,
Michael Kilgarriff and Jane Whittenshaw. Dramatised by William Ash. Director Kay Patrick Rpt


Unknown: Maynard Eziashi
Unknown: Pamela Jikiemi
Unknown: Louis Mahoney
Unknown: Cyril Ni
Unknown: Jeillo Edwards
Unknown: Wale Ojo
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Dramatised By: William Ash.
Director: Kay Patrick Rpt
His Excellency: Jude Akuwudike
Chds Onko: Ben Onwukwe
Ikem Osodi: Joseph Marcell
Prof Okong: Okon Jones

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Father Stephen Oliver.

: News

: Stanza

Simon Armitage meets
Sorley Maclean , the greatest Scots-Gaelic poet of the century. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Sorley MacLean
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: A Word in Your Ear

A series mixing many voices to unlock the attitudes and ambiguities to be found in five simple words.
4: Freedom. Reverence of Mandela and fantasies of lottery wins. Producer Martin Buckley


Producer: Martin Buckley

: The Tingle Factor

Jeremy Nicholas asks conductor
Leonard Slatkin about the music that sends a shiver down his spine. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Stephen King's Salem's Lot

Episode four of the classic vampire story, dramatised in seven parts. with Doug Bradley , Kerry Shale , Gavin Muir , Matt Zimmerman , Don Fellows , Natasha Pyne , Raymond Sawyer , George Parsons. Frances Jeater and David Fried
Music by Elizabeth Parker. Dramatised by Gregory Evans. Director Adrian Bean Rpt


Unknown: Doug Bradley
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Matt Zimmerman
Unknown: Don Fellows
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Raymond Sawyer
Unknown: George Parsons.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans.
Director: Adrian Bean Rpt
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Susan Norton: Teresa Gallagher

: 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.

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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