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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Alan Reid


Unknown: Alan Reid

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Jim Thompson
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

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Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts Producer Dee Palmer


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Dee Palmer

: Morning Story

Winning Double by Peter Probert.
Read by Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Peter Probert.
Read By: Sion Probert.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: Daily Service

Fight the Good Fight
(Duke St, BBC HB 302); Psalm 42; I Corinthians 9, vv 19-27; Rejoice! (G Kendrick).
Director of Music
Noel Tredinnick. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Tredinnick.

: Citizens

Written by Christopher Reason Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Written By: Christopher Reason
Director: Adrian Bean.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchene
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Hollis
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Rose: Carmen Munroe
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox
Fr Brabourne: Philip Sully
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Tales of Earth and Water

Five programmes in which Nigel Barley takes an anthropological ramble through Indonesia.
2: On the island of Flores he looks for traditional cloths but finds out about mammoths. Producer Mick Webb Stereo


Producer: Mick Webb

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees with another round of things quotable and people quoted. This week's guests: Glenda Jackson Alan Plater and Peter Jones.
Reader Ronald Fletcher. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Alan Plater
Reader: Peter Jones.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Mary Reilly (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Reilly

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Gold nor Silver nor Precious Stone
In 1536, Henry VIII dissolved the religious houses. Four nuns await eviction, not knowing what the future holds. Written by Margaret Gillard.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Henry Viii
Written By: Margaret Gillard.
Director: Alison Hindell
Cecily: Menna Trussler
Margery: Marilyn Leconte
Eleanor: Ella Hood
Joan: Sian Merrick
Commissioner: Terry Dauncey
Sir Hugh: Bill Bellamy

: pmFMo n/y Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with members of the versatile Fine Arts
Brass Ensemble.
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: News

: Age to Age

Barry Cunliffe investigates personal and national identity with a look at the history of the passport, and a museum that displays the artefacts of 'other' cultures in a new way.
Producers Kate Whitehead and Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: Felicity Goodall

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits
Huddersfield where the leading composers of the day are assembled for the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music Festival. Including a major contingent of musicians from the USSR, ranging from the vocal acrobatics of the gypsy
Valentina Ponomareva to the spiritual sounds of Sofia Gubaidulina. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Valentina Ponomareva
Unknown: Sofia Gubaidulina.
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Flying the Flag

A wry observation of East-West diplomacy written in six parts by Alex Shearer. 2: Our Own
Press freedom reaches the People's Republic, closely followed by Henry Treebling , investigative reporter.
'Surely diplomatic moves are under foot to slow the pace of reform, Mr MacKenzie ?'
'Of course not. But how did Treebling find out about them?'
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer.
Unknown: Henry Treebling
Unknown: Mr MacKenzie
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Henry Treebling: John Grieve

: News

: The Archers

: Winnie Mandela and the Football Club

Next February,
Winnie Mandela and some of her bodyguards - alleged members of her so-called football club - are to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and beating four young people, including 14-year-old
Stompie Moeketsi , who was later found murdered.
For the first time, young men from the club speak out about the kangaroo courts and hit squads which have left 16 people dead. New evidence has been uncovered, linking Mrs Mandela and her bodyguards to other cases of assault, kidnapping and conspiracy to murder. A File on 4 special documentary, with reporter John Carlin.


Unknown: Winnie Mandela
Unknown: Stompie Moeketsi
Unknown: Mrs Mandela
Reporter: John Carlin.

: Science Now

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World.
2: Eduardo Crawley describes how Latin
Americans neglected by the state are finding solutions of their own.


Unknown: Eduardo Crawley

: In Touch

Teaching the Blind to Read
Tony Barringer reports on a low-vision clinic in Cardiff that trains people to make the most of limited vision. Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Tony Barringer
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Vedi by Ved Mehta.
7: Hindus and Christians

: The Radio Programme

Stereo (BroadcastSunday 3.30pm)

: 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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