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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Presenters: John Humphrys
Presenters: Brian Redhead

: Zuleika Dobson

Episode 3

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: Scenes from an Armenian Childhood

by VAHAN TOTOVENTS translated by MISCHA KUDIAN abridged in six episodes by BRIAN MILLER
Read by David Burke
4: The Old Roman RoadProducer ALISON HINDELL


Unknown: Vahan Totovents
Translated By: Mischa Kudian
Unknown: Brian Miller
Read By: David Burke
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2. 00pm)

: Morning Story

The Last Monkey by MOY MCCRORY
Read by Polly James Producer TRACEY NEALE


Read By: Polly James
Producer: Tracey Neale

: Daily Service

0 love, how deep
(Eisenach) (AMNS 119);
Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, my soul (Taize vol 11, p9); 1 Corinthians 9, vv 19-27; Fight the good fight
(Duke Street) (AMNS 220) Director of Music


Unknown: Leslie Olive.

: The Wednesday Feature

A Queer Kind of War
Michael Barber looks at the 'Phoney War' - the months that followed the declaration of 3 September 1939, when the British suffered more from the zeal, and often the obtuseness, of their own authorities than from the enemy.


Unknown: Michael Barber
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Yorkshire Tales

The last of six programmes with Martin Wainwright. The Canny Monks ofKirkstall


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: John Watkins

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: An Actor's Life for Me

The final part of the comedy series by PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER . Starring and Pantomime Cows


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Producer: Paul Spencer
Robert Wilson: John Gordon-Sinclair
Desmond: Gary Waldhorn
Sue: Caroline Quentin

: The World at One

Presenter Nick Worrall


Presenter: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

FM only The Trimble Town Band's Surprise. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to wine writer Oz Clark.


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Oz Clark.

: The Baby Buggy

by ELIZABETH BAINES. Di's battered old baby buggy becomes a symbol of her hopes and fears as she faces the challenge of having her first baby at the age of 40. Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines.
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Di: Linda Bassett
Sandy: Barbara Marten

: Time for Verse

The third of five conversations in which
George MacBeth talks to the poet Edwin Morgan. Reader TOM WATSON Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Edwin Morgan.
Reader: Tom Watson
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Relative Values

A series offourfamily portraits with Michael O'Donnell. 3: The Hamiltons
They have two businesses, two kitchens - and a daughter in each.
Researcher RUTH ADAM
Producer SHARON BANOFF Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Ruth Adam
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Paul Allen is at the Edinburgh Festival where he gauges the shock value of two Salomes,
Oscar Wilde 's play and Richard Strauss 's opera, and then moves on to the surprises on this year's Fringe. Producer JOHN GOUDLE Stereo
0 See Feature page 10


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Peter Ruff


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Peter Ruff

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Brains 1989

Stereo (Details Mon at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details Tuesday 4.05pm)

: On the Ropes

In this five-part series,
John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers. 1: The Rt Hon David Steel, MP
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Interviewer: John Humphrys
Interviewee: Rt Hon David Steel
Producer: Brian King

: Medicine Now

: Punters

with reporters
Susan Marling and Max Pearson. Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM. BBC Bristol
0 WRITE: to Punters. BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR or phone [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Profile

Miles Copeland , in conversation with Michael Woodhead , talks about his life as a CIA agent in the Middle East and explains his personal philosophy as one of the great game players in the secret world of intelligence.


Unknown: Miles Copeland
Talks: Michael Woodhead
Producer: Frank Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen listens to the jazz piano of Abdullah Ibrahim , discovers the characters of Marge Piercy 's latest novel, and meets the stars actors won't work with - animals!
Producer NICKI PAXMAN Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Abdullah Ibrahim
Unknown: Marge Piercy
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Book at Bedtime

Huckleberry Finn by MARK TWAIN abridged and read in 15 episodes by Beth Porter. 1: 'You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer but that ain't no matter.'


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Beth Porter.
Unknown: Tom Sawyer
Producer: Matthew Walters

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Four Seasons

3: Autumn

: Open University

FM only
11.30 Artists' International Association
11.50 The Rational Amusement

: News


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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.

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