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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Stewart Lamont


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: Today

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


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to novelist Mary Wesley about her rise to fame and fortune at an age when most people might be thinking about retirement.


Unknown: Mary Wesley

: Let It Be Sardinia!

Four programmes in which David Bean traverses the island following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D H Lawrence. 2: The Mad Caterpillar


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: H Lawrence.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main
British or foreign topics in this week's news. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Morning Story

This Guessing Game by Margaret Faherty. An abortion compels Claire to reassess her love affair.
Read by Aine McCartney.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Margaret Faherty.
Read By: Aine McCartney.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Daily Service

Come Thou Long-
Expected Jesus; I Peter 3, vv 8-15a; A Carol for Unity (A Wilson);
There's a Light upon the Mountains.
Director of Music
Alan Wilson Stereo

: Friday Lives

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


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

A special edition looking at the small-claims courts. Designed to be a quick, easy and cheap method of resolving disputes, in fact they often turn out to be anything but! Presented by John Howard.
Producer David Berry
0 MONEY: page 19


Presented By: John Howard.
Producer: David Berry

: The Food Programme

This week: a look at the drinking lobbies. How scientific is the advice about moderate drinking? Producers Marie Helly and Sheila Dillon


Producers: Marie Helly
Producers: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke and James Naughtie


Presented By: Nick Clarke
Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Glasgow. Introduced by Ruth Wishart. Serial:
Billy Bayswater (3)


Introduced By: Ruth Wishart.
Unknown: Billy Bayswater

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles: 11

by John Galsworthy.
What price happiness? Does love enable or destroy? Victorine, Tony, Michael and Wilfred count the cost - Fleur speculates and dreams. 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 reassesses the work of one of England's leading painters, Howard
Hodgkin; talks to the carver of birds, Guy Taplin ; and listens to Christmas musical celebrations of 200 years ago.
Producer Kate Wilkinson Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Guy Taplin
Producer: Kate Wilkinson

: PM

Presented by Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge


Presented By: Wendy Austin
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

Jonathan Marcus presents the transport magazine programme. This week: how will the ferry companies compete with the Channel Tunnel?
The main operators respond to the challenge. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Jonathan Marcus
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Written by Veronica Henry


Written By: Veronica Henry
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jack: Arnold Peters
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Jean-Paul: Yves Aubert
Caroline: Sara Coward
Camion: Delaval Astley

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Matt Thomson

: Any Questions?

The panel includes: The Rt Hon
Peter Lilley , MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; The Rt Hon
Baroness Seear, Deputy Leader of the Liberal
Democrats in the House of Lords; and The Rt Hon
John Smith , QC, MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. They tackle the issues raised in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

Robin Lustig presents a personal look at the week's press and the newspaper business. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

Lucy Duran attends a Greek Cypriot wedding and a Turkish folk dance class as she puts together a picture of the different traditions of Turkish and Greek
Cypriot communties in England. The up-and-coming generation is aware of the past culture and customs, but is gradually absorbing into poetry, music and dance such western influences as rap, jazz and cabaret.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Letter from America

with Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas. Part 2


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.

: Week Ending

A satirical swipe at the week's news.
With Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


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

: The Financial Week

Presented by Heather Payton Stereo


Presented By: 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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