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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Alan Reid


Unknown: Alan Reid

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Jim Thompson
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling.
0 WRITE to:
'Punters', BBC Radio 4 Bristol BS8 2LR
* PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World. 3: Whatever Happened to El Dorado?
Pauline Melville laments the flight of people and capital from her native Guyana, once the site of Sir Walter Raleigh 's vision of a city of gold. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Natural History Programme

Small mammals can use hedgerows as roads, connecting many lanes of bramble together into one large habitat.
Fergus Keeling investigates.
Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Ruthven

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day.

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

Six programmes with Sue MacGregor. Today she visits
Oxford to meet the first American and the first scientist to be Master of Balliol, Professor Baruch Blumberg. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Baruch Blumberg.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Is there life after therapy? George Hyde describes his brush with madness. Stereo


Unknown: George Hyde

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Flying the Flag

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
What happens when Hamlet hesitates? Or
Miss Saigon goes blank? Actor Paul Eddington and director Peter Gill are among those celebrating the art of the prompter.
Serial: Mary Reilly (9)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Director: Peter Gill
Unknown: Mary Reilly

: Remember Happiness

'There is no greater sorrow than to remember happiness in a time of suffering.'
Elena and Gordon struggle to come to terms with the death of their 16-year-old son.
Written by Tony Butler.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Written By: Tony Butler.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Elena: Jenny Howe
Gordon: Ken Bones
Tessa: Elizabeth Kelly
Ben: Richard Pearce
Roger: David Bannerman
Alistair: Vincent Brimble
Adele: Tara Dominick
Policeman: Danny Schiller
Woman on the common: Auriol Smith

: News

: Bookshelf

Traduttori, traditori - Translators, traitors
(Italian proverb)
Is it possible to translate true meaning and expression from one language to another? The programme examines this exacting art; plus an anthology of poetry in regional dialect, and a discussion on psychological thrillers. Presented by Nigel Forde.
Producer Vivien Devlin


Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits
Glasgow's Tramway to meet leading Canadian director Robert le Page who has brought his new theatre piece Tectonic Plates to Britain; and a new book sheds light on the music and personality of Edward Elgar. Producer Julian May Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Director: Robert Le Page
Unknown: Edward Elgar.

: PM

Presented by Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Wendy Austin
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that features magic movie moments.
This week's panel: Dick Vosburgh
Barbara Windsor
John Junkin and Robin Ray. Producer Andy Aliffe Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: News

: The Archers

: Down the River

In the last of four programmes,
Cliff Morgan is on the River Axe, which rises deep inside the Mendips and first sees daylight as it emerges from the caves at Wookey Hole.
Producer Anthony Smith Stereo (R)


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

The series that takes an in-depth look at current affairs.
Producer Caroline Anstey


Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

The magazine programme for disabled listeners presented by Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease
0PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to: 'Does He Take Sugar?', Broadcasting House, BBC, London WIA IAA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates. The Revelation
The first of nine short stories featuring one of Bates's best-loved characters, his eccentric Great Uncle Silas, whose days were filled with wine, women and sunshine ...
Abridged and read by David Neal.
Producer Cherry Cookson (R)


Read By: David Neal.
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: Burnt

with Dennis Waterman.
The third of a six-part political thriller written by Nigel Baldwin.
Londoner Milkie is well out of his depth in the harsh landscape of north Wales. And it's not just terrorism, arson and violence he's dealing with now, but corruption reaching right to the top.
Music Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey Stereo


Written By: Nigel Baldwin
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Angela: Tara Dominick
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Sharon: Emma Gregory
Phone man: Terry Dauncey
Rushton: Timothy Bateson
Rhys: Terry Victor

: 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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