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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Andy Kay


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Andy Kay

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jon Rowlands


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: The Week in Westminster

Boris Johnson of the Daily Telegraph looks at the scenes in Westminster. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. A profile of Latvia's Joachim Siegerist , one of the strangest poiiticians to emerge from the Baltic states. And, as recent events in the Aegean Sea have proved, Greece and Turkey are still bitter adversaries. This programme goes to Cyprus and asks what the future holds there. Producer Lucy Ash


Presented By: David Walter.
Unknown: Joachim Siegerist
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

In the last of the series, chairman
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.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Bristol, with panellists Peter Hain MP, Labour whip; Patricia Hewitt , Deputy Chair, Commission on Social Justice; and Times columnist Simon Jenkins.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: The Sheffield Picasso

Dave Sheasby's play is based on a real event. On a dark, cold November day in 1950, Pablo Picasso came to Sheffield for a World Peace Conference. With James Tomlinson, George A Cooper, Natasha Pyne, Derek Waring, Ian Masters, Becky Hindley and Jonathan Keeble (Rpt)


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Director: Janet Whitaker
Picasso: Olivier Pierre
Tomas: Sandor Eles
Barbara: Kathryn Pogson
John: Paul Copley
Irene: Julia Ford
Mr Lockridge: Ronald Herdman
Jackie: Danny Cunningham
Ken: Steve Hodson
Arthur: James Tomlinson
Father: George A Cooper
Mrs Bruce: Natasha Pyne
Mr Bruce: Derek Waring
[Actor]: Ian Masters
[Actor]: Becky Hindley
[Actor]: Jonathan Keeble

: That's History

Topical history magazine. As the second Severn Crossing nears its opening, Roy Porter closes the series by telling the story of how the gap between England and Wales has been bridged in the past. Producer Malcolm Brammar. Editor Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Malcolm Brammar.
Editor: Ian Bell

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from oceanology conferences in London and Brighton on the latest findings from the deep. Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Jane Dodge. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jane Dodge.

: Letters from the Green Room

Four reminiscences of theatrical life, written and read by Sheila Steafel.
3: California Here I Come. Sheila tries her luck in LA.
Producer Matthew Walters Rpt


Read By: Sheila Steafel.
Producer: Matthew Walters Rpt

: Week Ending

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

: Postcard from Gotham

From New York, Joe Queenan discusses topics dominating the news in the USA. Producer Fiona Hill. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Paul Allen talks to Sebastian Barry who, with plays like Prayers of Sherkin and the award-festooned The Steward of Christendom, recounts the history of Ireland through the lives of members of his family, his agile language creating a new dramatic poetry.
Producer Julian May. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sebastian Barry

: Saturday Night Theatre: A Raging Fury

By Christopher Reason. As a boy,
Alex's fantasy was that his father was the real-life Captain Hurricane from the comic Valiant. with Kevin Arnold , Anthony Hart and Stewart Boden. Director Kate Rowland Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Reason.
Unknown: Kevin Arnold
Unknown: Anthony Hart
Unknown: Stewart Boden.
Director: Kate Rowland Rpt
Alex Webb: James Aubrey
Henry Webb: John Branwell
Young Alex: Stephen Hall
Hilary: Barbara Marten
Ingrid: Ann Rye
Clare: Tricia Wilcock
Nurse: Kathy Jamieson

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Stephen Platten.


Unknown: Stephen Platten.

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events: 3: Persil Power

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.
The multi-million pound launch of Unilever's new soap powder Persil Power was scuppered last year when rivals Proctor and Gamble revealed that in certain conditions it could rot your clothes. John Howard finds out why Unilever made such an expensive mistake in the first place. (Repeat)


Presenter: John Howard
Producer: Nick Ware

: Take the Night

A meditation on the life of Roy Orbison , by Neil McKay. With Kerry Shale as Roy Orbison ,
David Schofield as Joe Ray Hammer and Marcus D'Amico as Wesley Orbison. With his songs of loss, loneliness and rejection, Roy Orbison gave consolation to millions. But how did the singer himself survive the appalling luck and tragedy which marred his life? And at what cost? with Elaine Claxton , Sally George , Gavin Muir , Peter Whitman and Cathy Sara. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Neil McKay.
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: David Schofield
Unknown: Joe Ray Hammer
Unknown: Marcus D'Amico
Unknown: Wesley Orbison.
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Sally George
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Cathy Sara.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
Claudette Orbison: Barbara Barnes
Bobby Blackburn: David Jarvis
Sam Phillips: Stuart Milugan

: News

: The Late Story: Jasonland

By Dawn Lowe-Watson . Read by Robert Glenister. Three schoolfriends imagine their perfect fantasy worlds. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Read By: Robert Glenister.

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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.

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