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: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS 7 25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and good company. Fifty-five minutes of conversation with people from all walks of life.
Tim Brooke-Taylor says 'Happy Birthday' to this week's special guest.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Morning Story

The Olive Grove by JOHN OMILLER ,
Read by Elizabeth Proud


Unknown: John Omiller
Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Crown him with many crowns (BBC HB
124); Psalm 119, vv 57-64; II Corinthians 3, vv 1-11; Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186) long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

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: Near Myths

In the last of four programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek islands. long wave only


Unknown: John Ebdon

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: The Killing Season



Unknown: Arthur Jefferson

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
The Queen's Gardener,
Jennifer Adams - the first woman to be appointed
Superintendent of London's Central Royal Parks.
The Captains and the Kings (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jennifer Adams

: Afternoon Theatre

Love Me Tender by SIMON MOSS
Godfrey has a model railway in his garden.
Terry would also like one but his wife says no, so Godfrey and Terry have to build one secretly. But then the Brigadier joins in and by the time the mole-catcher from the council arrives things are beginning to get out of hand.


Unknown: Simon Moss
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
Godfrey: Dinsdale Landen
Annie: Anna Cropper
Terry: Simon Hewitt
Marge: Wendy Murray
Brigadier: Anthony Newlands
Reid: Hugh Dickson
Jock: Henry Stamper

: Time for Verse

Travellers and Settlers Seven programmes presented by Fleur Adcock 5: On the Road
Producer ALEC REID


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Readers: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: Just After Four

Peter Bull's theatrical memories including the opening night of Waiting for Godot.

: Violet Carson

A tribute to the musician and actress who died on Boxing Day and whose career spanned 60 years of radio and television. Presenter
Geoffrey Wheeler
Written and produced by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: Story Time

The Leopard by GIUSEPPE DI LAMPEDUSA translated by ARCHIBALD COLQUHOUN abridged and read in 13 parts by GABRIEL WOOLF (13) Producer DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Translated By: Archibald Colquhoun
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: David Spenser

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including
Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Funny Peculiar

Did you know that
John Arlott was a detective in the Hampshire Constabulary? More stars' secrets revealed with Chairman Gyles Brandreth On the panel June Whitfield,
Brian Johnston and Martin Jarvis with guest celebrities Jack de Manio Irene Thomas and Miss World 83
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: My Beloved Birds of America

Earlier today at Sotheby's, London, a rare set of Audubon's hand-coloured prints 'The Birds of America' was expected to sell for around £lm. This programme tells the story of John James Audubon and his astonishing masterpiece, which was engraved and printed in Edinburgh between 1827 and 1838. Each set originally consisted of 435 prints the size of a double page spread of The Times, and the total cost to the subscribers was a mere 174 guineas. with Peter Marinker as John James Audubon and AUSON COLERIDGE. MICHEAL DEACON and GODFREY KENTON
Narrator NOEL JOHNSON Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Peggy Branford
Unknown: John James Audubon
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: John James Audubon
Unknown: Auson Coleridge.
Unknown: Micheal Deacon
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Certain Vicissitudes

A quite probable story written and read by Leonard Barras
BBC Manchester


Read By: Leonard Barras
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Analysis

The first of nine programmes
Argentina After the Generals
What will President
Alfonsin's new government do about the Falkland
Islands, foreign debt, 433 per cent inflation and the other problems inherited from the military regime? As members of that regime go on trial and the appalling discoveries of mass graves continue,
David Wheeler reports from Argentina on human rights, the economy, territorial disputes and the hopes for this latest attempt at democracy. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: David Wheeler
Producer: Anne Winder

: High Street Africa Revisited

Anthony Smith continues the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to Cape Town last year.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Fire Falcon (3)

: The World Tonight

Headlines, analysis, comment
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight long wave only from 11.0

: News

12.23-12.28* am The Chip Shop Takeaway Service

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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.

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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