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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: the Rev Philip Crowe
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Philip Crowe

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Don't Miss....
9.10 Together - An Assembly for Schools The House on the Rock. Stereo
9.30 Living Language Mysterious Beasts
2: Hearing Things. Stereo
9.50 First Steps in Drama Mary Rose (2) Stereo (R)
10.10 Something to Think About The Wall (R)
10.20 Operation Maths Calculated Tales (2) Stereo (R)
10.30 Let's Make a Story!
2: Along the Winding Towpath Stereo
10.40 Word Box Measurements

: How Far Can You Go?

Four programmes.
Is art sacred, or should artists be curbed from going too far on sacred issues? Barry Norman looks at values, beliefs and religious sensibilities. With John Cleese, Martin Scorsese, Arnold Wesker, Fay Weldon and Mary Whitehouse.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: John Cleese
Interviewee: Martin Scorsese
Interviewee: Arnold Wesker
Interviewee: Fay Weldon
Interviewee: Mary Whitehouse
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: David Coomes

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm preview a new soap opera for radio, The Crab-Eating Macaques of Florida. Producer John Holmes BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

: For Schools

11.00 Teacher's Talk. School Radio's On the Move. Stereo
11.05 In the News Presenter Sybil Ruscoe
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind 2: Matilda and Other Poems Stereo
11.40 Recorder Club Stage II (3) Stereo (R)


Presenter: Sybil Ruscoe

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Sir Roger Bannister , Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Producer Gillian Hush BBC North


Unknown: Sir Roger Bannister

: First Person

David Morrish recalls his career switch - from lawyer to shepherd.


Unknown: David Morrish

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: King Street Junior

StereofBroadcast Tues 6.30pm)

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

No Roses for Mary by Gene Zion. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , MP.
Serial: The Other Occupant (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: For Schools

2.05 Science Naturally What Is Sound? with Timmy Mallett and Robin Robbins
2.20 Recorder Club Stage II (4) Stereo (R)
2.40 Listen! The Decide-It-Yourself Cliffhanger (2) Stereo


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins

: A Room Full of Mirrors

by Patricia Finney. Winner of the 1988 Radio Times Drama
In 1597 Queen Elizabeth I was the most powerful ruler in Europe - except for Philip of Spain ...
Sound effects by BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Richard Imison. Stereo


Unknown: Patricia Finney.
Director: Richard Imison.
Queen Elizabeth: Sian Phillips
Voice/Dudley: William Simons
Chamberlain: Michael Graham Cox
Robert Cecil: Simon Treves
Ankaret: Dilys Laye
Lady Mary: Elizabeth Mansfield
Tom Seymour: Michael Kilgarriff
Young Elizabeth: Tara Dominick
Boatman: Michael Graham Cox
Potboy: Stephen Garlick
Witch: Elizabeth Proud

: News

: Bookshelf

Carl Djerassi talks about his book set in the world of the top scientists; astronomer
Patrick Moore gives you a tour of his bookshelves; and Richard Gregory looks at recent science books for the layman.
Producer Julian Coleman


Talks: Carl Djerassi
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Producer: Julian Coleman

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Public Affairs: The Oz Trial: Innocents Defiled?

The last of six scandals.
The 1971 trial of the editors of the magazine Oz, accused of corrupting the young by publishing an obscene article, became a colourful debate about the definition of obscenity and the right to freedom of speech. Written and presented by David Wheeler.


Writer/Presenter: David Wheeler
Producer: Mark Savage

: Analysis

The label says 'Made in the UK', but should add 'thanks to foreign ownership'. David Walker asks who benefits when the investment balance sheet has been turned inside-out.
Producer Julian Brown Editor Caroline Anstey


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Julian Brown
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer Marlene Pease


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Harold Pinter directs the new play, Vanilla; Nigel Andrews gets the flavour of the Cannes Film Festival; and Christopher Cook tastes the delights of opera on the move.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Cook

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Catch 22 (part 8) by Joseph Heller


Unknown: Joseph Heller

: Lonelyheart 4122

by Colin Watson dramatised in six parts by Chris Denys.
1: Flaxborough is a sleepy market town, but beneath the surface something's happening.
Director Tony Cliff BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Watson
Unknown: Chris Denys.
Director: Tony Cliff
Insp Purbright: John Rowe
Miss Teatime: Linda Gardner
Det Sgt Love: Paul Downing
Mortimer Hive: Simon Carter
Chief Constable: Geoffrey Banks
Spain: Peter Wheeler
Receptionist: Victoria Finney

: Open University

11.30 Maths: Differentiating xn
11.50 Democracy in Theory and Practice

: Night School

12.30 Working in German CommercialTransactions
12.45 The Practical Traveller
1.00 Talking of Work: German

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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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