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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Richard Sanders


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

Trevor Barnes talks to screenwriter
Carla Lane.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Carla Lane.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: 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

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

The second of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. North Korea is the world's most isolated
Communist state. So what happens if it collapses?
Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Young blooms Graham Norton and Greg Proops take their places beside hardy perennials Paul Merton and Derek Nimmo. With Nicholas Parsons. Producers Ann Jobson and Chris Neill Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producers: Ann Jobson
Producers: Chris Neill

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Bradford upon Avon, Wiltshire, by panellists including chief executive of the Industrial Society Tony Morgan and Conservative MP Teresa Gorman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Teresa Gorman.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone in with your views on issues raised in Any Questions? producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES: open from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Shades of Black

By Michael Maynard. Former prizefighter Ignatius Robinson risks everything to gain revenge on his arch rival Tom Sullivan , but remains blind to the problems facing his fellow black people. Then his eyes are opened.... with Allister Bain. Heather Amani , Neil Reidman. David Timson , Terry Molloy. Eric Allan and Sean Connolly. Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Michael Maynard.
Unknown: Ignatius Robinson
Unknown: Tom Sullivan
Unknown: Allister Bain.
Unknown: Heather Amani
Unknown: Neil Reidman.
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Terry Molloy.
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Sean Connolly.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Ignatius Robinson: Burt Caesar
Georgina Robinson: Frances Jeater
William Robinson: Joseph Jones

: Another String

Occasional programmes in which men famous in one field consider another of their talents. Dismal Trading. Thomas Lynch , poet and essayist, is also an undertaker in Milford, Michigan. Producer Julian May Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: That's History

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine. A look at the Vietnam War's most infamous battle. Producer John Byme Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byme

: Science Now

With Peter Evans. Producer Paul Arnold. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: File on 4

Major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday

: Anthem

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


Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
The First Test from Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , and experts
Vic Marks , Mike Selvey and Jeff Dujon. For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] "Approximate times


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Jeff Dujon.

: 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 fourth of six programmes, he meets members of a Welsh male voice choir. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Landscape of Fear Two programmes in which Robert McNab explores art born of survival. 1: 1939-42. Until the outbreak of the Second World War, Paris was the capital of world art. What choices were made by artists when the Germans arrived? With readers Nigel Carrington and Henry Ditson. Producers John Dryden and David Perry Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert McNab
Readers: Nigel Carrington
Readers: Henry Ditson.
Producers: John Dryden
Producers: David Perry

: On These Days

Laurie Taylor looks at the history of the Open University. Producer Paul Bajoria Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Paul Bajoria
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Who Sings the Hero?: Rosa Parks

by Bonnie Greer
On 1 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks boarded a bus and refused to give up her seat. Her arrest gave birth to the American Civil Rights Movement.
Repeat from 1997


Writer: Bonnie Greer
Director: Claire Grove
Rosa Parks: Alibe Parsons
Ed Nixon: Clarke Peters
[Actor]: Ray Shell
[Actor]: Mona Hammond
[Actor]: Anthony Ofoegbu
[Actor]: Amanda Gordon.
[Actor]: Alastair Danson
[Actor]: Iwan Thomas
[Actor]: Christina Chou
[Actor]: Matthew Givens

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay takes musical train journeys. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Quaker and writer Alec Davison presents the first of two programmes looking at young people and spirituality. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Alec Davison
Producer: Janet McLarty

: News

: Keyword

Four programmes in which Matt Frei highlights foreign words which capture the essence of their countries. 1: The Spaghetti Incident Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Matt Frei

: Late Night Theatre: Deceit

By Clare Francis , dramatised by Anne Downie. A former MP has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. His wife goes to America to avoid the publicity. Seven weeks later, she returns.... Ellen Richmond
Richard Moreland/Thai Waiter ........................
..................................JAMES MACPHERSON with Isabel Wright, Stuart Hood. Crawford Logan, Vari Sylvester, Martin Heller, Pene Herman-Smith, Peter D'Souza, Melanie Coyne and Michael Perceval-Maxwell Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Clare Francis
Dramatised By: Anne Downie.
Unknown: Joanna Tope

: News

: Late Story: Australia Day

By Peter Risden , read by Veronica Lang. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Risden
Read By: Veronica Lang.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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