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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 John Humphrys and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Anne Gregg presents holiday news. Producer Dave Harvey
Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin kicks off the new series live from the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Eurocrats

3: Erkki's Slimming Cure
This week Vivian White meets the men in charge of rooting out Euro waste and Euro fraud.
Producers Sheila Cook and Jim Frank


Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Sheila Cook
Producers: Jim Frank

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Life under Labour. Roger White meets politicians and financial advisers to find out what life would be like for small investors if Labour won the next election. Last of the series.
Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Roger White
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: On Baby Street

Final episode of the comedy-drama by Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo.
With Keith Allen , Frances Barber ,
Kathy Burke and Jenny Eclair as Mother Nature.
Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julie Balloo.
Unknown: Keith Allen
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: News

: In the Dock

Sue Cameron cross-examines the press.
Repeated from yesterday

: Cargoes

Technology. Campbell McMurray looks at how modern ships stay upright and in profit. Producer Neil Trevithick


Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Saturday Playhouse: Hindle Wakes

Stanley Houghton's classic Lancashire comedy, written in 1911. It is Wakes Week in Hindle and Fanny Hawthorn has gone to Blackpool with her friend
Mary. At least, that's what she tells her parents.
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Fanny Hawthorn
Director: Kate Rowland
Mr Jeffcote: Ewan Hooper
Mrs Jeffcote: Sue Johnston
Chris Hawthorn: Colin Prockter
Fanny Hawthorn: Sophie Stanton
AlanJeffcote: Nicholas Gleaves
Mrs Hawthorn: Bridget Turner
Sir Timothy Farrar: Brian Rawlinson
Beatrice Farrar: Trilby James
Ada: Sarah Kirkman

: The Politburo's Last Stand

Five years ago, Muscovites threw up barricades against the hardline
Communists who tried to overthrow
President Gorbachev. Former Moscow correspondent Tim Whewell returns to meet the defenders of democracy. Producer Tim Whewell
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Tim Whewell

: Science Now

Alun Lewis presents a weekly review. Producer Anne McNaught Rptd Tues 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Anne McNaught Rptd

: File on 4

Last of the series with Julian O'Halloran.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: Tidal Talk from the Rock Pool

Six residents of the rocky shore reveal the truth about life between the tides.
4: Judi Dench plays the limpet. Written by Lynne Truss Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Judi Dench
Written By: Lynne Truss
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Mark Steel Solution

A four-part series in which comic Mark Steel makes radical proposals to change all our lives. Written and performed by Mark Steel and Pete Sinclair with Kim Wall and Maria McErlane.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Maria McErlane.

: Offspring

John Peel presents the guide to family life, described as a "long advertisement for birth control".
Producer Fiona Couper. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Room with a View
From the Parisian atelier of bohemian folklore to a contemporary casting foundry in East London, the studio remains at the heart of the artistic process. For artists such as Alberto Giacommetti , who never left his
Montparnasse atelier, the studio is a private universe.
Producer Matthew Dodd. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Alberto Giacommetti
Producer: Matthew Dodd.

: On These Days

A look back at some of the events that took place 50 years ago this week. Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: His Last Bow: 3: The Red Circle

Eight mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Wiliams as Dr Watson.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by Peter Ling
Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Dramatist: Peter Ling
Director: Enyd Williams
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mrs Warren: Joan Sims
Inspector Gregson: Ronald Herdman
Mr Warren: James Taylor
Emilia Lucca: Oona Beeson
Gennaro Lucca: Lyndam Gregory
James Leverton: Dominic Letts
Cyrus Castle: Phillp Anthony

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay goes down to the river in the company of Delius, Grainger and John Rutter.
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: John Rutter.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Alison Leonard.


Presented By: Alison Leonard.

: News

: Saturday Night Theatre: Pen Pals

By Peter Tinniswood. With
Jane Lapotaire as Fay Fuller and Lorelei King as Beth Camacho. Fay and Beth have been pen pals since they were 11, but have never met. Then Beth announces she is arriving at Gatwick, and this time she won't be put off. Fay is terrified.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Fay Fuller
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Beth CamacHo.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

: The British Film Studios

Film historian John Huntley visits six sites that were once home to
Britain's film studios.
1: Elstree
Producer Barry Littlechild Repeat


Unknown: John Huntley
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Who Goes Home

Roy Hattersley looks back at a lifetime in the Labour Party. 1: On the Threshold
1945 sees Roy Hattersley 's political baptism on a doorstep in Shalesmoor.
Producer Jane Ray Repeat


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Producer: Jane Ray Repeat

: News

: The Late Story: Malvolio's Revenge

By John Mortimer , read by Russell Hunter.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Mortimer
Read By: Russell Hunter.

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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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