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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Elizabeth Templeton Stereo

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Richard Harries
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Let it Be Sardinia!

Four talks in which
David Bean traverses the island, following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D H Lawrence and recorded in his book
Sea and Sardinia. 1: Two Little Pigs


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: H Lawrence

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Morning Story

The Least of These by lain MacDonald. Three students put their professed charity to the test - and take home a tramp.
Read by Forbes Masson. Producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Forbes Masson.
Producer: David Jackson

: Daily Service

The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow
(St Stephen, BBC
HB479); Matthew 25, vv 31-45; When I Needed a Neighbour; In the Bleak Midwinter (Darke). Director of Music
James Whitbourn. Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Friday Lives

Joanna Buchan presents some more compelling stories of the lives people lead.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Food Programme

The food of Wales - organics, radioactivity and the influence of Africa.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham. Presented by Anne Brown.
Breast or bottle?
Terries or disposables?
Christina Hardyment and Helen Lederer navigate their way through the latest babycare manuals. Short story:
Pictures on the Ice
Read by Margaret Robertson.


Presented By: Anne Brown.
Unknown: Christina Hardyment
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Read By: Margaret Robertson.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

by John Galsworthy. 10: Passions run high when Fleur, now married to Michael, ensnares the poet Wilfred Desert. Soames smells a rat.... Stereo


Author: John Galsworthy.

: News

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests reflect on the week's events. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow discusses a new book that embraces all the classical forms of architecture from columns to caryatids, domes to decoration.
Composer and performer Brian Eno talks about his latest musical collaboration; and Handel's hardworking lyricist, Charles Jennens , who chose the words for
Messiah, is given his due. Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Talks: Brian Eno
Unknown: Charles Jennens
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

Jonathan Marcus presents the transport magazine programme. This week: a look at
Manchester, a growing regional airport, and how they are keeping it quiet. Producer Jill Thomas
(Postponed from 23 November)


Unknown: Jonathan Marcus
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Written by Graham Harvey


Written By: Graham Harvey
Unknown: Patricia Greene
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Martha: Mollie Harris
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Caroline: Sara Coward
Cameron: Delaval Astley
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Roger Hume
Jerry: Michael Deacon
Kate: Susie Ridell

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Noah Richler.

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Dr Marjorie Mowlam ,
MP, Labour Spokeswoman on Trade and Industry; A N Wilson, novelist; Sir Brian Wolfson ,
Chairman of Wembley PLC and Chairman of the Training Agency. From Norwich.
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Sir Brian Wolfson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the last programme of the present series. Producer Gareth Butler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Gareth Butler

: Kaleidoscope

Architect Cesar Pelli has created ten skyscrapers in the USA, including a 125-storey building in Chicago. But he's also the architect of the tallest building in Europe, the Canary Wharf Tower in London's Docklands.
Paul Vaughan talks to Cesar Pelli in America and considers what effect the tower will have on London's skyline.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Cesar Pelli
Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Cesar Pelli
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

by H E Bates.
My Uncle Silas
7: TheShootingParty

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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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