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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

Stereo '

: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
Details as Monday plus:
Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Don't Miss....
9.10 Together - An Assembly for Schools Sian Phillips in Where the Sun Goes Down (3) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo
9.30 Living Language African Elephant - Smooth Criminals by MIKE WALKER
2: Tracks with Louis Mahoney and Pamela Jikiemi. Stereo
9.50 First Steps in Drama Computer Whizz! 3: What a Laugh by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN with Tony Aitken. Stereo (R)
10.10 Something to Think About: David and the Giant by GEOFFREY CURTIS (R)
10.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
3: Nellie and the Ice-Cream with Nicola Kathrens and Bernadette Windsor Stereo (R)
10.30 Let's Make a Story! 3: Adventure on the Beach by RON JAMES. Storyteller Patrick Troughton. Stereo (R)
10.40-10.45 Word Box Food: Written and presented by Robin Robbins


Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Louis Mahoney
Unknown: Pamela Jikiemi.
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Unknown: Tony Aitken.
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Unknown: Nicola Kathrens
Unknown: Ron James.
Unknown: Patrick Troughton.
Presented By: Robin Robbins

: All in the Mind

with Professor Anthony Clare


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Researcher Clare Denning
Producer: Matt Thompson
Editor: Michael Ember

: The Natural History Programme

How to make an exhibition of yourself: be a giant earthworm, meet an English elephant and paint the forest green. Presented by Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling , with Michael Scott in California. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Jessica Holm
Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Michael Scott

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk RE and Collective Worship (3)
11.05 In the News Presenter Sybil Ruscoe
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics) 3: Land of Dreams from the book by MICHAEL FOREMAN. Stereo
11.40-12.00 Music Makers Pedro Revenge (3) with Ian Humphris and Jill Shilling. Stereo (R)


Presenter: Sybil Ruscoe
Book By: Michael Foreman.
Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Jill Shilling.

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)

: My Heroes

Cliff Morgan talks with Robert Hardy , actor, writer and bowyer, about those who have influenced him.


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: First Person

Veronica Cecil returns to Kashmir where she was at school: there are still lessons to be learnt.


Unknown: Veronica Cecil

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: The Senses

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Tim's Granny. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Screaming in the supermarket, head-banging, breath-holding and kicking.... Karen Deco finds out how to deal with toddlers' temper tantrums. Serial: The Sleeping Beauty (2). Presenter Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Karen Deco
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.05 Science Naturally (Looking at Nature): Pull Timmy Mallett and Robin Robbins explore the force of pull at Stonehenge.
2.20 Quest: Judaism. Sabbath and the family. Stereo
2.40-3.00 Listen! Not That Brevil Hockley! (3) by KEN JONES. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Ken Jones.

: Ways and Means

by John Kirkmorris.
With Chris Emmett as Victor Wicks and Bill Wallis as Densby Gurd

Victor, a successful estate agent, is on the make. With all that money about shouldn't he help himself to a little of it? Then someone shops him to the DTI ...


Writer: John Kirkmorris
Director: Andy Jordan
Victor Wicks: Chris Emmett
Densby Gurd: Bill Wallis
Alison Wicks: Caroline Gruber
Stebbins: Donald Gee
Stone: Anna Cropper
Neville Jolly: Ian Targett
Reba Knutt: Hetty Baynes
Bella Crockmore: Denise Briars

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with Dr Roger Virgoe about his new selection of the Paston Letters revealing Private Life in the 15th Century. Plus a look at the name of the novel - how important is an aptly chosen title?


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Dr Roger Virgoe
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Peter Jones ,
Derek Nimmo , Paul Merton and Richard Murdoch join Nicholas Parsons. Devised by IAN messiter Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

Ten programmes.
5: Whispers on the Wing Her Majesty's maximum security prison in Lewes, East Sussex, is the home of 500 inmates, 50 of them lifers.
Stephen Plaice spends much of his life inside by choice: since 1987 he has been the prison's writer-in-residence.
Soundtrack eavesdrops on his work in the cells and on the landings of the long-termers' wing, with those men who find writing a new means of expression.
Producer CHRIS PALING. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Plaice
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Analysis

Long, Blond and Dangerous to Know? The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp, talks with Peter Hennessy. Producer SIMON COATES Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Peter Hennessy.
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Artists respond to the plight of the rain forests; and David Grossman 's powerful account of the Jewish holocaust is published. Presented by Christopher Cook.


Unknown: David Grossman
Presented By: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

The Remains of the Day 9: Little Compton, Cornwall

: The Sittaford Mystery

by Agatha Christie dramatised and directed in five parts by Michael Bakewell
5: The Second Seance
Mr Rycroft decides that only by re-enacting the seance which announced the murder of Captain Trevelyan will the identity of his killer be revealed.


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatist/director: Michael Bakewell
Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker
Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson
Inspector Narracott: Geoffrey Whitehead
Major Burnaby: Norman Bird
Ronnie Garfield: Nigel Greaves
Ellwood: Jack May
Mr Rycroft: John Moffatt
Mrs Belling: Jo Kendall
Mrs Willett: Susan Westerby
Violet Willett: Victoria Carling
Brian Pearson: Charles Simpson
Miss Percehouse: Margaret Courtenay
Mrs Curtis: Barbara Atkinson
Policeman: Vincent Brimble

: News

: Night School

Our Changing World: USSR: Urban Change
12.50-1.10 Transport Written and narrated by Geoffrey Sherlock (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock

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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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