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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Broadcast Sunday at 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Reader Shelley Thompson. Written by Heidi Jon Schmidt.
Producer Matthew Walters


Reader: Shelley Thompson.
Written By: Heidi Jon Schmidt.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive (St Etheldreda, BP 20); Luke 7, vv 37-50; Anthem: Drop, Drop, Slow Tears (W Walton); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton, BBC HB 351). With the BBC Singers

: With Great Pleasure

In 1988 Jeremy Isaacs took on the job of running the Royal Opera House, a position of international prestige and influence. However, his selection of poetry and prose reveals his deep love for his native
Scotland, in particular the works of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Readers John Betts and Geraldine McEwan. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Readers: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Readers: John Betts
Readers: Geraldine McEwan.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Going Underground

Four programmes focusing on people who thrive on the subterranean lifestyle. 3: Andre and Eileen Heigel are the proud owners of a unique temple of pagan worship. Mark Burman goes underground to visit the Shell Grotto of Margate. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Eileen Heigel
Unknown: Mark Burman
Producer: Mohini Patel

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Winston Comes to Town

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part series.
4: Repeat After Me
In which William makes a fortune writing mucky books under the nom de plume 'Gerda Fortnoy ', and decides to bung Father into an old folks' home.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Gerda Fortnoy
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Father: Maurice Denham
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Gregory Googly Has an Adventure. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

'There's hell, there's darkness, there's the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, stench, consumption.' King Lear rages while his wicked daughters are reviled as lecherous hags. With three major productions running this summer,
Margaret Horsfield looks at the links between sexual revulsion, madness and tragedy in King Lear. Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Among the Single Classes (the final part)


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: Tomorrow's Gain

Frank desperately wants his son to be a tennis champion, but to the boy it's just a game. Written by Chris Whitehorn.
Director Alfred Bradley. Stereo


Written By: Chris Whitehorn.
Director: Alfred Bradley.
Frank: Derrick Gilbert
Charlotte: Stephanie Turner
Daniel: Corrin Helliwell
Andrea: Annabelle Lanyon
Jason: Nicholas Pickard
Jan: Sue Jenkins

: Time for Verse

The second of five conversations in which the poet Adrian Henri is interviewed about his life and work by Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader Neville Smith. Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: Adrian Henri
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader: Neville Smith.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Home Boys and Fly Girls Yo, this programme is really chillin'
Rap music's on Kaleidoscope's billin'
So if you're confused
'bout words that fuse
Tune your box
To the programme that rocks
You bet we know what time it is.
Presenter Charlotte Greig. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Presenter: Charlotte Greig.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1990


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: The Radio 4 Debate

In the second of three programmes,
Brian Redhead chairs a debate from Leyhill Open Prison in Gloucestershire where prisoners, staff, prison reformers and the minister responsible for prisons consider the proposition that:
'Our present prison system cannot rehabilitate offenders.' Proposing: Vivien Stern (Director of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) and Professor Rod Morgan (Professor of Criminal
Justice, Bristol University).
Opposing: David Mellor , QC, MP (Minister of State at the Home Office) and Ian Dunbar
(Director of HM Prisons, South West Region). Producer Margaret Hill (R)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Vivien Stern
Unknown: Professor Rod Morgan
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Ian Dunbar
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Kaleidoscope

Actor Simon Russell-Beale is Edward II at Stratford; American Ballet Theatre hoe-downs at the Coliseum; and dramatist Don Taylor considers the television play.
Presenter Nigel Andrews. Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Russell-Beale
Dramatist: Don Taylor
Presenter: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The View from the Ground
Martha Gellhorn 's account of her six decades as a foreign correspondent.
Read in eight parts by Liza Ross.
1: Justice at Night Mississippi, 1936.
A white woman raped and a negro lynched ... Abridged by Brian Miller
Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Unknown: Liza Ross.
Abridged By: Brian Miller
Producer: Sue Wilson.

: Magic Moments

The first of five ! programmes in which
Nigel Fountain marks the moments when aspects of life today first came into being.
Such a Jolly Lot!
British TV soap opera began with the Grove Family in 1954. They were a far cry from the Ewings of today - plots involved them fitting security locks to windows and buying Grandma a new wheelchair.
The programme charts the progress of TV's ratings-grabbers through its actors, archives, producers and critics. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Open University

11.30 Living with Technology
11.50 Arts: Culture and Belief in Europe

: 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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