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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Steve Peacock and Hugh O'Donnell


Producers: Steve Peacock
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest.


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

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


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

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

Holiday magazine.
Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the free helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

With Donald Macintyre of The Independent.
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Donald MacIntyre
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

In the first of eight programmes, Julian Pettifer visits India and Pakistan, which this year remember 50 years since independence. What unites and what divides the subcontinent? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Josh de la Mare


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: Just a Minute

At the Jersey Arts Centre Nicholas Parsons challenges Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo and Julian Clary to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined by Bob Worcester , Gerry Malone MP, Baroness Hollis of Heigham and Andrew Wilson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bob Worcester
Unknown: Gerry Malone
Unknown: Andrew Wilson.

: Any Answers?

(0171)[number removed]
With Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Playhouse: The Single Heart

By Storm Jameson. In this evocative love story, a ship-owner's daughter falls in love with a socialist clerk - but marriage to another looms.
Dramatised by Janys Chambers Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Storm Jameson.
Dramatised By: Janys Chambers
Director: Nandita Ghose
Emily: Amanda Root
Evan: Derek Walmsley
William: John Griffin
Sir John Laughton: Randel Herley
Agnes Dempsey: Deborah McAndrew
Lady Laughton: Ann Rye
Eliot Laughton: Michael Begley
Captain Smith: Russell Dixon
Diana West: Christine MacKie
Hedges: Vanessa Rosenthal
Margaret Gill: Jane Lowe

: That's History

Gerry Northam unearths the sex life of prehistoric man, and a planned breakout by German prisoners of war. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of discoveries and developments. Producer Rami Tzabar
Repeated Tuesday 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Consequences

Bloody Sunday
In the last of the series,
Denys Blakeway explores the consequences of the Sunday in January 1972 when the British Army killed 13 civilians. Repeated Thursday 7.20pm


Unknown: Denys Blakeway

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright reviews the achievements of Elizabeth Scott , architect of the Royal Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
Producer Alison Perks Revised repeat


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Elizabeth Scott
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

Sally Grace and the team digest the news from another week. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace

: Those Cafe Days

In the last of his series on European cafe culture, Simon Parkes tries to define the British cafe.
Producers Sara Jane Hall and Vibeke Venema Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Songs of Ness
The parish of Ness at the northern tip of the Hebrides remains a stronghold of Gaelic culture, with new songs, poems and stories adding to an ancient oral tradition. Mary Smith , a schoolteacher and traditional singer from Ness, explains how the culture is maintained and describes life on the peninsula through song. Producer Anthony Denselow Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mary Smith
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: On These Days

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


Producer: Lindsay Leonard
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Wild Hops

The final episode of a four-part series by Sally Worboyes. As the hop-picking season of 1959 nears its close,
Laura faces the repercussions of her affair with farm-owner Robert Wright. with Patricia Gallimore , Richard Pearce. Joyce Gibbs , Ralph Lawton and David Vann Director Philip Martin Repeat


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.
Unknown: Robert Wright.
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Joyce Gibbs
Unknown: Ralph Lawton
Unknown: David Vann
Director: Philip Martin
Jack: George Innes
Laura: Ellie Haddington
Liz: Liz Smith
Bert: Gerry Hinks
Kay: Melanie Revill
Zacchi: Sam Barriscale
Robert: Alan Devereux

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the third day of the First Test from Eden Park, Auckland. * Approximate times
Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces a mixed programme of classical music. Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Composer John Tavener talks to Richard Coles. Series producer Kathryn Pritchard


Talks: John Tavener
Unknown: Richard Coles.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The Darkest Eye

By Patricia Cumper. Henry, a retired Englishman who lives as a recluse in Jamaica, is forced to confront his past after a meeting with a young local girl. Music by Dominique Legendre Director Michelle Matherson Frederick Repeat


Unknown: Patricia Cumper.
Music By: Dominique Legendre
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Henry Jobson: Jack Klaff
Hezekiah: Victor Romero Evans
Princess: Josephine Melville
Henry's wife: Vivienne Rochester
Henry's daughter: Sandra James Young

: The Blue Room

Six programmes in which
John Fordham explores writing inspired by popular music.
4: Many Rivers to Cross. Tales of how music born in America has travelled.
Producer John Goudie Repeat


Unknown: John Fordham
Producer: John Goudie

: Aesthete's Foot

Six recollections of boyhood by young Scottish humourist John McKay. 3: The Rag
Producer Noah Richler Repeat


Unknown: John McKay.

: News

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the third day of the First Test from Eden Park, Auckland. * Approximate times
Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Late Story: The Station Road

By Ann Bridge. Reader John Woodvine. Repeated from Thursday


Reader: Ann Bridge.
Reader: John Woodvine.

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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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