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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

for the Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity, with THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON , Free Church Moderator for Merseyside. BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
(Broadcaston Sunday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

September in Alsace by ELIZABETH MCGREGOR
Read by Irene Sutcliffe Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Elizabeth McGregor
Read By: Irene Sutcliffe
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 46; Praise to the Lord, the almighty (BBC HB 17); Psalm
Mark 1; vv 14-28; King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325) Stereo

: For Schools

11 00 Singing Together (12) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R)(e)
1120 Junior Drama Workshop 2: The Plague Village Stone Circles by ALAN LAMBERT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
2: Why, What, Where, Who? The Doofemow Goes to School by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Upside-Down and Instde-Out by MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Alan Lambert.
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Unknown: Mary Haydon.

: The Wednesday Feature

Deep Heat
Imagine sitting on top of a volcano at night. Next to a spring hotter than boiling water, as corrosive as battery acid, and as poisonous as cyanide. And all this with millions of tons of ocean above you and giant worms under your feet. If you think that's taxing, try and imagine why scientists have been falling over themselves to visit such an inhospitable place. Geoff Watts decided it was time to find out. Producer PETER CROASDALE


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: School Reports

A series of six programmes.
A 'stalkory' (intertwining fact and fiction) written and read by Alex Ferguson. 3: Brought to Book
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Alex Ferguson.

: You and Yours

Moneyfax on 4 - Credit Seventy per cent of the population now use credit regularly to buy goods or services, but few people fully understand how credit interest rates work.
John Howard surveys the kinds of credit on offer and guides you through the minefields to help you use credit wisely.
Free helpline available on [number removed] between 8.00am and 10.00pm


Unknown: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz
Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp, compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Harry Thompson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Captain Betty and the Pirates (3) Stereo
2.05 WPFM Presented by jo whiley . Stereo (e) Phone [number removed] (free), lines opentrom 2.11-3.15pm


Presented By: Jo Whiley

: Woman's Hour

If you' ve always left the cooking to your wife, fending for yourself can be a daunting prospect. Widowers describe how they are coping in the kitchen, from the can-of-beans man to the born-again gourmet. Serial: Breathing Lessons (3) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: A Passing Whale

With Steve Hodson as Frank Carolyn Pickles as Millie and Mary Wimbush as Aunt Ida.
Aunt Ida has died. What can her will reveal and what is her interest in whales?
Special music composed by ELIZABETH PARKER of the Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dorothy Osborne.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Frank Carolyn Pickles
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Aunt Ida.
Composed By: Elizabeth Parker
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Librarian: Zelah Clarke
Local government official: David Goodland

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with Carol Ann Duffy. Reader UN SAGOVSKY. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

Helen Boaden reports on the political costs of cutting
America's military budget. Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Unknown: Helen Boaden
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Art of Healing
Prabhu Guptara reports on the way the arts and medical science come together in a range of projects, including an NHS-sponsored writer-in-residence, who uses poetry and prose as a direct aid to recovery. Producer CAROLINE YOUNG . Stereo


Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Producer: Caroline Young

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Fear on 4: 1: Snipe 3909

by Graeme Fife
The Man in Black, Edward de Souza introduces 13 plays of horror and suspense.
With Hannah Gordon as Mary.

The telephone can be a vital lifeline in our lives. A lifeline, however, that can become horribly tangled.


Writer: Graeme Fife
Director: Gerry Jones
Introduction: Edward de Souza
Mary: Hannah Gordon
Hampton: Peter Tuddenham
Rachel: Caroline John
Craig: Gregory De Polnay
Simon: Michael Deacon
James Elwin: Peter Sowerbutts
PC Martin: Peter Craze
Police Sgt: Joe Dunlop
Bloggs: Dominic Rickhards
PC: Christopher Scott

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am LW)

: A Green and Pleasant Land

A four-part exploration of the relationship between English landscape and literature, with Christopher Nicholson. 2: The Landscape of the Imagination
For Wordsworth and other romantic poets of the early
19th century, the landscape was not merely to be looked at and admired; rather, it was part of a psychological process. Producer MCOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Christopher Nicholson.
Producer: McOla Barranger

: Medicine Now

: A Taste of....

In the first of four programmes Ray Gosling meets
Hiromi Matsumura , a woman and a boss in the City, from Kyoto; Mitsuya Fujimoto , film producer and modern super-cool hip tri-continental commuter; and Yoko Okuma from Yokohama.
With guidance from
Professor Richard Bowring of Downing College, Cambridge. Producer JENNY LO
0 VOICE OVER: page 79


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Hiromi Matsumura
Unknown: Mitsuya Fujimoto
Unknown: Yoko Okuma
Unknown: Professor Richard Bowring

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

Rock star Sting is a night-club owner in the film Stormy
Monday, and the life of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats is examined in a new biography.
Presenter Natalie Wheen
Producer NOAH RICHLER. Stereo
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Noah Richler.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did
3: Jordans Bank, Farewell!

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level French: Voix de France 1: Deux cents ans après Compiled and presented by DANIEL PAGEON. Producer TONY STAPLES. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Daniel Pageon.
Producer: Tony Staples.

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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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