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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Prayer for the Day

Trevor Barnes talks to astronomer
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Roy Calley


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy with the 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

Simon Heffer of the Daily Mai/takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Asiafile

The third of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. As the Philippines celebrates 100 years of independence, a look at this fiesta capital of Asia. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Personal finance, with Alison Mitchell. Producer Frances Macdonald
TELEPHONE: for information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

In Belfast Nicholas Parsons invites
Tim Rice , Gerry Kelly , Paul Merton and Clement Freud to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Monday6.30pm


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Gerry Kelly
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Chris Neill.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Leeds by panellists including deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Alan Beith and vice chairman of the Conservative
Party Alan Duncan.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Alan Duncan.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES: open from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Our Betters

W Somerset Maugham's satire on American heiresses who marry into
European aristocracy. This production stars Kathleen Turner as Pearl, Lady Grayston; Rula Lenska as the Duchesse de Surennes;
Barbara Jefford as the Principessa; and Nigel Davenport as Arthur Fenwick. with William Hootkins , Stephen Billington , Nicholas Caunter , Stanley Page and Paul Stewart. Director Janet Whitaker
+ See This Week: p 7;
Kathleen Turner 's Kind of Day: p 138


Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Arthur Fenwick.
Unknown: William Hootkins
Unknown: Stephen Billington
Unknown: Nicholas Caunter
Unknown: Paul Stewart.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Bessie: Sheri Graubert
Fleming Harvey: Charles Edwards

: That's History

Topical history magazine. This edition marks the 80th anniversary of votes for women. Gerry Northam discovers that, while high-profile suffragettes may have grabbed the headlines, the real force for change lay elsewhere.
Producer John Byme. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byme.

: Science Now

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


Unknown: Peter Evans
Editor: Deborah Cohen.

: File on 4

Liz Carney reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Anthem

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


Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Coverage of the third day's play in the rescheduled Test match from
Port of Spain, Trinidad. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] 'Approximate times.


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins

: 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 fifth of six programmes, he asks parapsychologists whether supernatural forces really do exist. 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. With readers Nigel Carrington and Henry Ditson. 2: 1942-5.
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

It is 50 years since the publication of the Kinsey Report. Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Thackeray

Olwen Wymark and Barbara Clegg 's three-part drama.
1: Battle Cry. When someone is
"accidentally" killed while re-enacting a medieval battle, Thackeray is called in to investigate. with Doreen Mantle , Melanie Walters , James Greene. Richard Lomas , Charlotte Bird, Howell Evans , Terry Dauncey and Gwyn Vaughan Jones. Director Alison Hindell Repeat


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Barbara Clegg
Unknown: Doreen Mantle
Unknown: Melanie Walters
Unknown: James Greene.
Unknown: Richard Lomas
Unknown: Howell Evans
Unknown: Terry Dauncey
Unknown: Gwyn Vaughan Jones.
Director: Alison Hindell
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George: John Hartley
Miss Birch: Margaret John

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents music inspired by the love of money. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Quaker and writer Alec Davison presents the second 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.
Mr Kim 's Tantrum. In the South
Korean capital, Seoul, Frei examines the word han, meaning a mixture of sorrow, anger and resentment. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Matt Frei
Unknown: Mr Kim
Producer: Tony Grant

: Late Night Theatre: A Clockwork Orange

The radio premiere of Anthony Burgess 's cult classic.
Teenage thug Alex is brainwashed out of his sadistic pursuits, but the cure has unfortunate side-effects. with Dorien Thomas , Clare Isaac , Rhodri Hugh , Robert Harper , Wayne Forester , Jennifer Hill and Aimee Thomas. With original music composed by John Hardy. Director Alison Hindell READER OFFER: A Clockwork Orange is available on BBC audio cassette for £8.99 plus El p and p. Send a cheque, payable to RT Offers, to [address removed] or telephone (01483)[number removed].
+ See This Week: p 7; John Peel : p 9


Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Dorien Thomas
Unknown: Clare Isaac
Unknown: Rhodri Hugh
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Wayne Forester
Unknown: Jennifer Hill
Unknown: Aimee Thomas.
Composed By: John Hardy.
Reader: Alison Hindell
Unknown: Little Mead
Unknown: John Peel
Alex: Jason Hughes
Dr Brodsky: Struan Rodger
Chaplain: John McArdle
Minister: Jack Davenport
Alexander: Bill Stewart

: News

: The Late Story: Border Cattle

By John Tunney , read by Ian McElhinney. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Tunney
Read By: Ian McElhinney.

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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