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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 Mac Gregorand John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox .


Unknown: Mac Gregorand John Humphrys.
Unknown: Gabrielle Cox

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan.
Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey
For information sheets send a sae to
Breakaway. [address removed] Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jon Rowlands


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Week in Westminster

Anne Applebaum of the Evening
Standard looks behind the scenes at
Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Editor: Jane Robins

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a look at their host countries. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box With Alison Mitchell.

Producer Tim Bowler


Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart lets Alan Coren of the Times, Francis Wheen of the Guardian and comedian Mark Steel loose on the week's strangest stories.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby presents a topical discussion from Littleover in Derbyshire with panellists Ann Leslie , special correspondent for the Daily Mail; Dr Gerald Malone MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health; Professor David Marquand , Principal-Elect of Mansfield College, Oxford: and Dawn Primarolo MP, Shadow
Treasury spokesperson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Dr Gerald Malone
Unknown: Professor David Marquand

: Any Answers?

([number removed]
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: I Capture the Castle

By Dodie Smith. This new dramatisation of her famous novel is broadcast to commemorate the centenary of Dodie Smith 's birth. Amanda Root and Helena Bonham Carter play sisters Cassandra and Rose Mortmain, living in complete poverty in a ruined castle in Suffolk. with Ann Beach. Robert Harper. Patience Tomlinson, Jonathan Adams and David Timson. Dramatised by Dawn Lowe-Watson . Director Cherry Cookson
# See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Dodie Smith.
Unknown: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: David Timson.
Dramatised By: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Topaz: Haydn Gwynne
Simon: William Dufris
Neil: Stuart Milligan
Stephen: Jamie Glover
Father: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Leviathan

The topical series which explains the history behind the headlines. Mark Urban explores events of the past which put the present into perspective. Editors Archie Baron and Neil Cameron Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Neil Cameron

: Science Now

Professor Lewis Wolpert , a developmental biologist from
University College, London, reviews the week's scientific discoveries.
Producer Paula McGrath. Repeated Tuesday at 8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: America Dreaming

Simon Dring rides into Sweetwater, Texas, for a taste of life in the snake pit of American politics. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Dring

: A Further View from the Fish Queue

Last of the series in which Phil Smith tests the views of the man in the street.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Circus Folk. In the last decade, Britain's big tops have had to win over animal rights activists and have faced stiff competition from foreign circuses.
Robert Robinson finds out if that old circus magic is still there.
ProducerBruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Circus Folk.
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Speaking of Rivers
The father of the Harlem Renaissance,
Langston Hughes was the greatest black writer of his generation.
Saxophonist Courtney Pine , poet Fred D'Aguiar and composer Mark Anthony -Turnage tell Brian Morton of how they continue to be inspired by this man.
Producer Erika Wright. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Langston Hughes
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Unknown: Mark Anthony
Unknown: Brian Morton
Producer: Erika Wright.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Peter Grimes

Martyn Wade 's play presents Grimes as a much darker and more sinister figure than the hero of Benjamin Britten 's opera set in a 19th-century Suffolk fishing village. The death of young boys in Grimes' care is investigated by the poet
George Crabbe , whose poem The Borough was the inspiration for the opera. with Richard Pearce , Gavin Muir , David Jarvis , Elaine Claxton , Tina Gray ,Deborah Berlin and Neville Jason. Director Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Neville Jason.
Director: Cherry Cookson Rpt
Peter Grimes: Roger Allan
George Crabbe: Ronald Pickup
Young George Crabbe: Sean Pertwee
Ellen Orford: Gillian Barge
Cheeseworth: Robert Lange
: Sam Tombevan

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Alison Leonard.


Presented By: Alison Leonard.

: News

: The Travellers' Souk

A new continent has been discovered-by all accounts a traveller's paradise, but a fragile one. So who should be responsible for it? In the last of the series, Robert Elms chairs the debate on what to do with this mythical land. Producers John Dryden and Rebecca Nicholson PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Producers: John Dryden
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Champions

Hadyn Price continues his quest to find the ultimate champions.
The School. In the last programme, he visits women who saved their school, by getting pregnant. Producer Haydn Price

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay looks at Tchaikovsky's life. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Ballylenon

First of a four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal. with John Hewitt , Gerard McSorley ,
Charlie Bonnar and Ciara McKeown. Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Co Donegal.
Unknown: John Hewitt
Unknown: Gerard McSorley
Unknown: Charlie Bonnar
Unknown: Ciara McKeown.
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney

: News

: The Late Story: The Quest for Lavishes Ghast

By Muriel Spark.
Read by Jane Wittenshaw. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.
Read By: Jane Wittenshaw.

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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