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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon George Austin
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves Producer Julia Eisner Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Julia Eisner

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Good Advice Is Rarer
Than Rubies by Salman Rushdie.
Reader Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Anne-Marie Cole BBC Pebble Mill


Reader: Salman Rushdie.
Reader: Zia Mohyeddin.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Daily Service

Lord Christ , who on thy heart did'st bear
(Kent, BBC HB 380)
Anthem: Praise to thee, Lord Jesus (H Schutz) Morning glory, starlit sky (B Rose) Reading:
Luke 18, w 31-43 BBC Singers director Barry Rose Stereo


Unknown: Lord Christ
Director: Barry Rose

: The Churchill Years

by David Wheeler. Six turning-points in the career of Winston Churchill.
With Daniel Massey Michael Mellinger.
5: The Aristocrat and the Guttersnipe Winston goes to Munich and he and Hitler almost meet....
Director Louise Purslow Stereo


Unknown: David Wheeler.
Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Michael Mellinger.
Unknown: Guttersnipe Winston
Director: Louise Purslow
Churchill: Daniel Massey
Hitler: Michael Mellinger
Clementine Churchill: Fiona Walker
Cab driver: Alan Polonsky
Sefton Delmer: John Rowe
Stanley Baldwin: Nigel Davenport
Putzi Hanfstaengel: Wolf Kahler
Desmond Morton: Benjamin Whitrow
Josef Goebbels: Michael Wolf
German reporter: Andreas Klatt
Churchill's secretary: Hugh Dickson

: The Great Bug Hunt

Four programmes.
Martin Wainwright joins a party of entomologists on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi - and, in the process, realises a childhood dream.
2: Martin Learns Not to Go Abroad without a Travel Card
Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: John Watkins

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: The Year in Question

Simon Bates quizzes The Green Magazine and The Economist as they fight for a place in the semi-finals.
Written and researched by Viv Black
Producer Andrew Parfitt Stereo


Unknown: Simon Bates
Unknown: Viv Black
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mr Buzz the Beeman Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Pure, clean, blank, frozen, angry - and very fashionable: Kathleen Griffin explores the meaning of white.
Serial: Coming First (5)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: My Uncle Freddie

A trilogy of plays by Alex Ferguson. With Art
Davies Karl Boyd.
1: The Pineapple King of J arrow
This is the Jarrow of the hungry 30s, where young Lecky learns the lessons of life from his adored Uncle Freddie. Narrator Alex Ferguson
Director Dave Sheasby BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Unknown: Davies Karl Boyd.
Director: Dave Sheasby
Uncle Freddie: Art Davies
Lecky: Karl Boyd
Mam: Val McLane
Dad: Mike Wardle
Auntie Bella: Barbara Marten
Gran: Elizabeth Kelly
Kate Goulding: Elizabeth Kelly
Shirley Temple: Belinda Chapman
Betty Robson: Belinda Chapman
Cyril Liddell: Rod Arthur

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five programmes in which the poet Roy Fisher talks to Alexis Lykiard about his life and poetry. Reader Paul Webster. Producer Alec Reid BBC Bristol


Talks: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Alexis Lykiard
Reader: Paul Webster.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as yesterday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope

(Details as yesterday 9.15pm)

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes. Valerie Singleton talks to the third of the five shortlisted entries for The Times/PM
Environment Award.


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Talks: Valerie Singleton

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Round Britain Quiz

(Details as Monday 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details as yesterday 4.05pm)

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Against the State

Eight studies in sedition and rebellion presented by Brian Redhead.
4: Of Crowned Heads and Tyrants
Branded a 'tyrant, traitor, murderer', King Charles I was beheaded on 30 January 1649. But was his killing justified? Was it more than a rash act of turbulent times?
An exploration of the history of tyrannicide across the centuries.
Consultant Dr Janet Coleman Producer Christopher Stone


Presented By: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Dr Janet Coleman
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope

The conman is always with us, as 17th-century playwright Ben Jonson revealed in Volpone; the murderer is too, as depicted in Paul Theroux 's latest novel; and so is the poet - today, Gillian Clarke.
With Michael Berkeley. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Gillian Clarke.
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Something to Hold Onto by Richard Cobb 2: Uncle
Vernon Swindale


Unknown: Vernon Swindale

: A Good Day Out

Four programmes. 1: All the Fun of the Fair
A montage of memories evoking fairgrounds between the wars.
The excitement of the rides, the blood and sweat of the boxing booth, mysterious predictions from the clairvoyants, the dwarfs, bearded ladies, the peepshow and, hopefully, a prize to take home. Producer Peter Hoare
BBC South and East. Stereo


Producer: Peter Hoare

: Open University

11.30 The New Curiosity Shop Of Maggots and Men
11.50 Musical Style

: 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.

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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