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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Another Day by DAN JACOBSON.
Read by Jack Klaff. Producer ADRIAN BEAN Stereo


Unknown: Dan Jacobson.
Read By: Jack Klaff.

: Daily Service

Through the night of doubt and sorrow
(Marching) (BBC HB 186) Reading: Romans 13, vv 8-14; Canticle: Now is the time to wake out of sleep (A. Luff)
Carol: Syon, at thy shining gates (arr G. Guest).
Director of Music

: The Wednesday Feature

The Zero Option
The world's biggest environmental group, Greenpeace, is pressuring industry to block off all disposal routes for toxic waste. Stockpiles of poisons will grow while companies search for clean technologies.
Greenpeace has public concern on its side and the support of a growing number of politicians. But in the rush to be green, are the dangers of the 'zero option' being ignored? Richard North , Environment
Correspondent of The
Independent, reports on the evidence in Canada, Germany and Britain. Researcher ALISON COOK Producer LIZ MCCALLUM Editor JOHN DRURY (A 'File on 4' Special Documentary)
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard North
Unknown: Alison Cook
Producer: Liz McCallum
Editor: John Drury

: For Schools

11.00am Advanced English Hamlet Clowns and villains
11.40am-12 noon A-Level Geography Innovation and Change Industrial Location (1) Written and narrated by Dr Graham Humphrys Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Mono (R)


Unknown: Dr Graham Humphrys
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock

: Fragile Paradise

Andrew Mitchell arrives in the Pacific's island of love to find that Noah's Ark has got there before him. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott takes a quizzical look at the elements of science in The Litmus Test panel game.
Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the SDP

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Jane Asher reads Emily and Mr Prendergast. Stereo


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Mr Prendergast.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
British Rail's Director of Architecture and Design, Jane Priestman. Serial:
Pride and Prejudice (11)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Design: Jane Priestman.

: For Schools

2.00pm Our Changing World: USSR Written and narrated by Geoffrey Sherlock Population and at 2.20 Farming Slide resource pack
2.40-3.00pm A-Level Geography Innovation and Change Industrial Location (2) Mono (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock

: Bon Voyage

by NOEL COWARD. The first of three
Coward short stories adapted by JOHN GRAHAM.
A bitter-sweet look at the passengers aboard the cruise ship Mara.
Directed by KAY PATRICK (R)


Unknown: Noel Coward.
Adapted By: John Graham.
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Capt Berringer: Trader Faulkner
Hansen: Paul Gaymon
Irma Z Kaplan: Libby Morris
Lola Widemeyer: Honor Blackman
Mrs Teitelbaum: Hazel Coppen
Mr Teitelbaum: Malcolm Hayes
Lisa Wendle: Madeleine Cemm
Orford Wendle/Steward: Peter Whitman
Eldrich Trumbull III: John Rowe
Sir Roderick Bland: William Fox
Lady Bland: Joan Sanderson

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five conversations in which
Fleur Adcock interviews the poet Carol Rumens. Reader


Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Reader: Carol Rumens.
Reader: Deborah Makepeace.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Prince of the Pagodas
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan has long wanted to stage
Benjamin Britten 's only full-length ballet score The Prince of the Pagodas. Natalie Wheen goes backstage at the Royal Ballet to talk to dancers, designers and musicians preparing for this major production.


Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

Host lain Johnstone, with Dick Vosburgh ,
Verity Lambert , Graham Stark and Robin Ray.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Verity Lambert
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall

: News

: The Archers

: Visiting Lives

Stereo (Details Tues 4.05pm)

: Age to Age

(Details as Sat 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: The 1989 Reith Lectures

Beyond the Tunnel of History by Jacques Darras.
3: Highways of Freedom 'Freedom is never genuine without the liberty to move freely.' In medieval times European students would travel from
Oxford to Paris to
Heidelberg or Padua. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was the wealthy and literary who undertook the 'grand tour'. Today a new mobility is within everyone's grasp - and will be further eased by the opening of the Channel Tunnel.


Unknown: Jacques Darras.
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reports on actor Charles Dance playing one of Shakespeare's bloodiest heroes, Coriolanus; goes on the 'grand tour' with the young bloods of 18th-century Britain; and on Schubert's winter journey with German baritone Olaf Bar.
Producer TIM DEE. Stereo
(Revised repeat Thurs 4.35pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Charles Dance
Baritone: Olaf Bar.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Initials in the Heart (3) Stereo

: Carry On up the 50s

Aspects of a decade recalled in nine parts by Harry Thompson. 7: Happy Wanderers The days of the charabanc, works outing and wakes week as suffered in boarding house, youth hostel and holiday camp.
Researcher LUCY BARTLEY Producer AMANDA MARES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: News

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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