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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Prayer for the Day

With Trevor Barnes and his guest.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Today

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Roy Calley


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy presents the insider's travel guide.
Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New
Statesman takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Asiafile

The first of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. As the currencies crash throughout Asia, can Dr Mahathir of Malaysia save the Tigers from dying? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Josh Delamare
For information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Josh Delamare

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons invites four more guests to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producers Ann Jobson and Chris Neill Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producers: Ann Jobson
Producers: Chris Neill

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Shaftesbury, Dorset, by panellists including Ursula Owen , editor and chief executive, Index on Censorship; and AN Wilson , writer and journalist. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ursula Owen
Unknown: An Wilson

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your Views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: The Ghost Train

Arnold Ridley's 1920s thriller, adapted by Shaun McKenna.
The last steam train from London to Cornwall carries a disparate group of travellers. The last thing any of them needs is to be stranded on a deserted railway station which is the object of a terrible local superstition.


Author: Arnold Ridley
Adapted by: Shaun McKenna
Music composed by: Andy Price
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Richard Winthrop: Christopher Wright
Elsie Winthrop: Tracy Ann Oberman
Teddie Deakin: Adam Godley
Charles Murdock: David Brooks
Peggy Murdock: Alison Pettitt
[Actor]: Emily Joyce
[Actor]: Ann Beach
[Actor]: John Turner
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actor]: Gerard McDermott
[Actor]: Brian Parr

: That's History

Gerry Northam returns with the topical history magazine. In this edition, an exploration of the British preoccupation with secrecy, and the unveiling of government documents covered by the 30-year rule. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of developments in science.
Producer Paul Arnold. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: File on 4

The Lord Chancellor plans to increase access to civil justice by expanding the role of "no win, no fee" deals to pay solicitors' costs. Mark Whitaker asks whether these deals are an adequate replacement for legal aid. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Anthem

The third of six "exiled" writers offers their thoughts on the country of their birth, framed by its national anthem. Producer Pat McLoughlin


Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Week Ending

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

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life. In the third of six programmes, he meets debutantes' mothers.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

In God's Hands
In September of last year, earthquakes in the centre of Italy shattered priceless monuments and art works - the collapse of the frescoed ceiling of the Basilica of St Francis destroyed works by Cimabue and Giotto. Louise Fryer sees how the restoration process is being planned. Producer Julia Arrowsmith. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Producer: Julia Arrowsmith.

: On These Days

Jarrow to Giro. Ray Gosling considers unemployment in the 20 century. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Who Sings the Hero?

Under Siege by Melissa Murray. The second of three stories of real-life heroism. Dr Pauline Cutting, a volunteer English surgeon, worked day and night operating on those caught in the crossfire of the wars in the Lebanon of the eighties. with John Rowe. David Bannerman. Jonathan Keeble , Alison Pettitt and Rachel Atkins Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Director: Cherry Cookson
Pauline Cutting: Tracy Ann OBErman
Nooha: Valerie Sarruf

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay is the guide on a musical visit to Spain.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Sister Lavinia Byrne IBVM presents the last of four programmes looking at the lives of the saints. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne
Producer: Janet McLarty

: News

: Another String

Occasional programmes in which men famous in one field consider another of their talents.
Of Burning Gold. Actor Robert Hardy is also a leading authority on the English longbow, and finds many parallels between shooting arrows and delivering lines.
Producer Julian May Repeat


Unknown: Robert Hardy

: Late Night Theatre: Night Must Fall

Emlyn Williams 's chilling study of a household under a psychopath's spell. Olivia is convinced that the oddjob man is responsible for a recent murder.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Director: Alison Hindell
Dan: Richard Harrington
Mrs Bramson: Anne Jameson
Olivia: Melanie Walters
Inspector Belsize: Terry Dauncey
Mrs Terence: Lawmary Champion
Dora: Ruth Lloyd
Hubert: Wayne Forester

: News

: Late Story: Meltdown at Central Storage

By David Kirkup , read by David Horovitch. A glacier has been used by a mysterious company to store all kinds of items - but when the thaw begins, Central Storage begins to disgorge its secrets. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Kirkup
Read By: David Horovitch.

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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