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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Cohen

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Simon Vance

: Nicely Nurdled, Sir!

3: The Old Man... and His Brother

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Continuing his current series of interviews, Dr Anthony Clare invites one of Britain's top industrialists,
Sir John Harvey-Jones , to reflect on the major influences which have shaped his
Private and professional life. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: More Penge Papers

Written and read in five parts by Brian Wright
2: Seedcorn and Chips
Number two daughter has changed schools. A mixed infant she was metamorphosed to a mixed junior. Mixed sexes we're talking about. Victorian morality lingers.


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Matthew Walters

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen with a programme full of the surprises to be found in the countryside.
There's up-to-date news on laws fashions and information affecting those who live in rural Britain, and What's On offers a guide to this week's shows and demonstrations. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

An Audience of One by PATRICK NICHOLSON Read by Carl Chase Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Patrick Nicholson
Read By: Carl Chase
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p50; O worship the King (BBC HB 471); Psalm 24;
Luke 8 vv 22-25; Lord, thy word abideth(BBCHBl90) Stereo

: From Raj to Rajiv

Forty Years of Indian Independence
A five-part series in which the BBC's Delhi correspondent, MarkTully, charts India s progress in the four decades since the British left. Ranging from the stately corridors of power to the teeming pavements and villages outside, his view of the sub-continent combines archive material and personal reminiscence with the sounds and voices of contemporary India.
1:Revolution by ConsentHow India's first Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru , tried to lay the foundations of a secular, democratic and industrialised nation-state amid the shambles of partition and the rapid British withdrawal. Series producer ZAREER MASANI
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.40pm) 0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Jawaharlal Nehru
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Taking Stock

Five forays beyond the farm gate in which Phil Smith catches a whiff of the everyday dramas of agricultural life - at livestock level.
2: A Chicken and Egg Situation Compiled by PHIL SMITH producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Liz Jensen

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. 5: Spencer Tracy
'The finest screen actor of his generation' one critic called him, but all he claimed for himself as an actor was: 'Nobody else can bring Spencer Tracy to a role because they're not me. I'm the best Spencer Tracy in the world. If they want to give me an award for that, I've truly earned it.' Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Spencer Tracy

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

MICHAEL ROSEN reads Brothers and Sisters Stereo


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'Lobola' - Sale or Symbol? Anne Catchpole gathers opinions in Zimbabwe about the 'bride price' - and discovers how modem life and legislation have affected this African tradition.
Serial: Travels with Charley (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

The Unquiet Heart
The last of three very private stories....
Rhyme or Reason by ELIZABETH BAINES with In her search for a mutually-enriching, non-sexist, communal relationship with two boys and their 'biological' mother, Rebecca shows a rare talent for self-deception. It is a trait that is both comic and destructive.
Musical director CHRIS REASON Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines
Director: Chris Reason
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Rebecca: Harriet Walter
Woman: Sally Eldridge
Children: Steven Rendall
Children: Lee Quarmby

: Time for Verse

Poets Laureate
The last programme in the series about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office, compiled and presented by Sean Street
10:Alfred Austin (1835-1913)Readers MARTIN JARVIS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Readers: Martin Jarvis
Readers: Adrian Cairns
Readers: David Goodland
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: Centenary, My Dear Watson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote: 'I have wrought my simple plan if I give one hour of joy to the boy who's half a man and the man who's half a boy.'
The men and women of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London are still having their fair share of joy, 100 years on from 1887, when the first
Sherlock Holmes story was published. They celebrated the centenary in fine Victorian style, with a pilgrimage through Switzerland to the scene of Holmes's greatest triumph, at the Reichenbach Falls, where he vanquished Professor Moriarty. Susan Marling was there. Producer HELEN ROBSON
* HEAR THIS! page 13 and INFO: page 77


Producer: Helen Robson

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Cooking the Books
Can cuisine be cultural?
Paul Vaughan digests some mouthwatering manuscripts to examine the art of writing about food. With bookshelves groaning under the weight of new cookery books, what's the recipe for the blend of information, anecdote and literary style that continues to make the art of food a bestseller? Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Unnatural Acts

A sitcom about four friends and their zany adventures!
Starring Kit Hollerbach and and 6: III Met by Moonlight....
'The National Health Service is safe with us.' But just who exactly are 'us'? When Kit has a little accident and Caroline gets fit for nothing, the friends uncover an unhealthy conspiracy.... Written by JEREMY HARDY


Written By: Jeremy Hardy
Written By: Kit Hollerbach
Written By: Paul B. Navies
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Kit: Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy: Jeremy Hardy
Paul: Paul B Davies
Caroline: And Caroline Leddy

: News

: The Archers

: Curtain Call

Shakespearean actor
Emrys James talks about the art of cracking centuries-old gags - and the time he was known as 'Emrys Daily Herald'! Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS


Talks: Emrys James
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Music by the Sea

In the second of eight programmes, Fritz Spiegl traces the history of seaside music and its effect on British concert life. Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Healing Brains

0 INFO: page 77

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Johnny Mangano and His Astonishing Dogs by MICHEL TREMBLAY


Unknown: Michel Tremblay

: Alas! The Love of Women

The last in the ton-part story of Lord Byron's tempestuous romances in the years 1812-16, as told in the poet's own letters of the time.
With Robert Powell as Lord Byron Into Exile
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear


Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

A Classical Education 8: Footnotes

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Artists' International Association
11.50 Value for Money

: Literary Walks

Jane Gardam takes
Christopher Somerville on a walk around Coatham Marshes, near Redcar, and to
Saltburn-on-Sea: areas which form the background to her novels Crusoe Daughter ,
A Long Way from Verona and God on the Rocks.


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Crusoe Daughter
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley

: News

followed by an interlude

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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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