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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

From the Oxford Union. Highlights of this week's debate on the subject of subsidies to farmers. Ivan Yates , the Irish Farm Minister, states the case for and Britain's Environment Minister
John Gummer puts the case against. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Ivan Yates
Unknown: John Gummer
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Alex Brodie.


: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the final day's play in the Fifth Test at Newlands, Cape Town. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Gerald de Kock and Neil Manthorp. Including at 10.35* The Victory Tests. With Peter Baxter. * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp.
Unknown: Peter Baxter.

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

With new presenter Anne Gregg. Producer Kevin Dawson WRITE TO: [address removed], for factsheet No 2. enclosing sae


Presenter: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jon Rowlands


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Agenda

Politics around Britain. Simon Heffer asks whether government has really been reinvented in the provinces. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

With Sarah Pennells. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Sarah Pennells.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons challenges Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and Derek Nimmo at the Edinburgh Festival to talk for a minute without hesitation repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Producer: Ann Jobson.


: Any Questions?

From Bracknell, Berkshire. With Robin Cook MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary; Lady Howe, Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council; Sir Charles Powell , former adviser to Margaret Thatcher ; and Judge Stephen Tumim , lately Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Judge Stephen Tumim

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Kind Hearts and Coronets

Adapted for radio by Gilbert Travers Thomas from the Eating Comedy screenplay by Robert Hamer and John Dighton.

With Michael Kitchen as Louis Mazzini and Harry Enfield as the D'Ascoyne family with Zulema Dene, Geoffrey Whitehead, David Timson, Jonathan Keeble, Ross Livingstone, John Hartley, Tracy Wiles, Jane Whittenshaw, Roger May, David Collings and Stephen Critchlow.

See This Week: page 7


Adaptor: Gilbert Travers Thomas
Music: Barrington Pheloung
Director: Andy Jordan
Louis Mazzini: Michael Kitchen
Colonel Henry D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Mr Ascoigne D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Lord Ascoigne D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Henry D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Duke Ethelred D'Ascoyne: Harry Enfield
Edith D'Ascoyne: Haydn Gwynne
Sibella: Lynsey Baxter
Elliot: Timothy Bateson
Crown Counsel: Michael Denison
Inspector Burgoyne: David Lodge
Prison Governer: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Mazzini: Zulema Dene
Lionel: David Timson
[Actor]: John Hartley
[Actor]: Ross Livingstone
[Actor]: David Collings
[Actor]: Tracy Wiles
[Actor]: Jane Whittenshaw
[Actor]: Jonathan Keeble
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow

: Strong Impressions

Sir Roy Strong concludes his journey through Britain's historic towns.
Derry. An ancient maritime city clinging to the Atlantic edge of Europe.
Producer Martin Buckley. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Martin Buckley.

: Science Now

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


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: Consequences

A four-part series on the origins and the results of recent public policies. 2: The Channel Tunnel Repeated from Tuesday

: Queenan Country

In the last of his series, Joe Queenan tests the enduring American Dream fantasy that anybody can make a movie. Producer Fiona Hill


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

From TV to West End musicals, a group of chorus girls make their confessions to Robert Robinson.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Le Weekend
What is the meaning of the weekday-weekend cycle? Why did we adopt a division of our lives into five days of work and two of holiday? Brian Sibley looks at the way this structure has affected the nature of leisure over the centuries. Producer Rosalind English. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Rosalind English.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Conan Doyle's Strangest Case

Tony Mulholland's play tells the true story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's obsession with a miscarriage of justice. Doyle assumes the mantle of his famous creation Sherlock Holmes and sets out to solve the case.


Writer: Tony Mulholland
Director: Rosemary Watts
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Peter Jeffrey
Kathleen Moriarty: Frances Jeater
George Edalji: Kim Wall
Shapurji: Kaleem Janjua
Anson: Richard Avery
[Actor] (Campbell): Terry Pearson
[Actor] (Distumal): Terry Molloy
[Actor] (Vachell): Gerry Hinks
[Actor]: Roger Hume
[Actor]: Tina Gray
[Actor]: Simon Carter
[Actor]: Daphne Neville
[Actor]: Alex Jones
[Actor]: Pat Quayle
[Actor]: Sheila Kelley

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Simon Armitage introduces Rita Dove , American Poet Laureate from 1993 to
1995, reading from her rich and varied output. Recorded at the Swansea Year of Literature. Producer Sally Marmion


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Rita Dove
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Philosophy Figures

Dominik Diamond presents a four-part beginners'guide to philosophy. 2: Descartes. With academics
Professor John Cottingham , Dr Sarah Patterson and Professor Jonathan Ree and actor Nabil Shaban. Producer Eleanor Garland Rpt


Unknown: Dominik Diamond
Unknown: Professor John Cottingham
Unknown: Dr Sarah Patterson
Unknown: Professor Jonathan Ree
Unknown: Nabil Shaban.
Producer: Eleanor Garland Rpt

: Personal Records

In the last of the series, Robert Hardy talks to Jeremy Nicholas. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: A Journey

By Edith Wharton , dramatised by Stanley Richardson. The last in a series of American plays. A woman's husband dies during a train journey. with Ed Peed. Margaret Anne Brady , Natalie Brown , Roberta Willison , Chris Von Bayer ,
Paula Langton , Richard McElvain and Michael Poisson. Director Eoin O'Callaghan. A
BBC/Public Media Foundation coproduction


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Dramatised By: Stanley Richardson.
Unknown: Margaret Anne Brady
Unknown: Natalie Brown
Unknown: Roberta Willison
Unknown: Chris von Bayer
Unknown: Paula Langton
Unknown: Richard McElvain
Unknown: Michael Poisson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Hannela: Karen White
Tom: Jim Nutter
Dr Walker/Caleb: Tim Sawyer
Fern: Bobbi Steinbach

: News

: The Late Story: It Could Be You

By J X Brennan. "Eight hundred thousand pounds," Jim intoned. "Would have took me years to earn that!" he laughed. Read by Jonathan Keeble. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Rpt


Read By: Jonathan Keeble.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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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