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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Elizabeth Templeton


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr David Stone

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Derbyshire

: Morning Story

The Unfaithful by Steve Dixon. A busy MP on a train writes a letter to his lover.
Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Richard Wortley


Unknown: Steve Dixon.
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Richard Wortley

: Daily Service

The Advent of Our King (Franconia, BBC HB 39); Matthew 24, vv 36-46; Anthem: Behold, the Hour Cometh (Tomkins); Of the Father's Heart
Begotten (Divinum
Mysterium, BBCHB57). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose

: File on 4

: For All the Saints

Five programmes in which Roger Worsley accompanies the Rev
Brendan O'Malley as he continues a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's.
4: Travellers' Tales Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Unknown: Brendan O'Malley
Unknown: St David
Producer: Kate Fenton

: You and Yours

In the run-up to
Christmas, are you tempted by the 'buy now - pay later' offers advertised everywhere? Although it does make sense in some cases to spread the cost of purchases over a longer period, it can be an expensive business.
Today the team looks at the different types of credit available - and how much it really costs. Producer Ian Gilvear


Producer: Ian Gilvear

: Magic Moments

The final programme of the series marking the birth of key cultural phenomena.
Off to Sunny Spain!
Nigel Fountain explores the history of the mass-market air-package holiday.
Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Short story:
Hold Me Fast,
Don't Let Me Pass Read in two parts by Margaret Robertson.
The first of three stories from Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro.
Abridged by Meg Clarke
(Music: Gershwin's Violin Piece)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Robertson.
Unknown: Alice Munro.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Five Orange Pips

The fifth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
At breakfast one morning Colonel Elias Openshaw receives a letter whose singular contents spell violent death.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Vincent McInerney
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Elias Openshaw: Brian Greene
John Openshaw: Angus Wright
Mary: Danielle Allan
Joseph Openshaw: Michael Turner
Fordham: Brett Usher

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Should fairy-tale illustrations be frightening or frilly?
Do children prefer old favourites or newly discovered stories?
Angela Carter reviews some recent retellings and anthologies. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Angela Carter
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Something to Celebrate

Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives. 4: A Reunion for the Soldiers
Every year the Air
Despatch Squadron holds its reunion.
Those who have exchanged their uniform for civvies compare experiences with their former friends and colleagues. How do they cope with life outside and do they regret their decision to leave?
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo (R)

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reviews the new films, including Dennis Hopper 's Hot
Spot and Alan Bates in Mister Frost ; meets the people behind the screen adaptation of Henry Mayhew 's The Fool, including Derek Jacobi ; and discusses the life and music of Gustav Hoist.
Producer Richard Bannerman Stereo


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Dennis Hopper
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Mister Frost
Unknown: Henry Mayhew
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: Going South

Three programmes.
When students
Robert Weddle and Anthony Halford decided to spend a summer away from it all - walking 1,000 miles from Chartres to Assisi - they little suspected how the experience would change their lives. Thirty years on, the landscape, the people and legendary shrines yield up their simple secret to Robert Weddle.
1: Two Pilgrims and a Cart Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Weddle
Unknown: Anthony Halford
Unknown: Robert Weddle.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The 1990 Reith Lectures

The Persistence of Faith
Six talks on religion and ethics in a secular society by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi-elect of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
4: Paradoxes of Pluralism During the 19th century, religious confession became a matter of conscience; access to the universities, professions and public office was open to all. But there remained a distinctive language of society, and whoever wished to enter had to learn it. Then the 60s shattered the idea of a single public culture.


Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: 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

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.
5: Silas the Good

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth takes a light-hearted view of history. With Auberon Waugh , Lord Onslow, John Prebble and Sir Roy Strong.
Producer Harry Thompson Stereo (R)


Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: John Prebble
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: 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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