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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Richard Horner. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Horner.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev James Jones


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones

: William

Only Just in Time by Richmal Crompton.
The second of two stories read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

Solo on the Drums by Ann Petry.
Read by Clarke Peters. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Ann Petry.
Read By: Clarke Peters.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Daily Service

Brightest and Best
(Epiphany); Matthew 4, w 12-17, 23-25;
Almighty and Everlasting God (Gibbons); Spread, 0 Spread, Thou Mighty Word (Melling, BBC HB 182) The BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Profile

A portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.
Editor Brian Walker


Editor: Brian Walker

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Families and How to Survive Them

Six programmes in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist
Dr Robin Skynner discuss how relationships are formed, and how to sustain and develop them. 5: Fathering - and Authority
Surprisingly, they enlist the help of The Cosby Show and Blackadder.
Producers Rachel Yorke and Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner
Producers: Rachel Yorke
Producers: Jonathan James-Moore

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: The Turn of the Screw (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

The eighth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In the echoing darkness of Stoke Moran Manor, ancestral seat of the Roylott family, Julia Stoner has died from pure fear. Now her twin sister feels the same approaching terror.


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Vincent McInerney
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Helen Stoner: Susan Wooldridge
Julia: Jane Whittenshaw
Dr Grimesby Roylott: Ian Lindsay

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions. Producer Viv Black
0 WRITE to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA
* QUESTION LINE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Viv Black

: News

: What If....?

A four-part series that rewrites history.
2: In the 1951 General
Election, Clement Attlee 's Labour party won more votes but fewer seats than the Conservatives. This week Christopher Andrew asks, 'What if Labour had won?' Lord Jay (in 1951 a junior minister called Douglas Jay ) and Peter Hennessey re-create the 50s, and describe a socialist decade that never was.
Producer tan Bell


Unknown: Clement Attlee
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Douglas Jay
Unknown: Peter Hennessey

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley with the new films this week, including the much-praised Cyrano de Bergerac starring French actor Gerard Depardieu ; the curtain rises on the new big-budget musical
Children of Eden, starring Adam and Eve and Noah; and an exhibition depicts the dog.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Parodies Lost

The comedy show in which guests are taken on a literary mystery tour. This week
Frances Edmonds, Jaci Stephen and Roy Ackerman go on an earth-saving mission in outer space. In the chair Jenni Murray. Also starring Spontaneous Combustion. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Jaci Stephen
Unknown: Roy Ackerman
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: The Powerof Patronage

Robin Oakley presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 1: The Honours System

: The English

Who are the English? In the first of eight programmes, Malcolm Billings and Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith begin their search for an answer in the fifth century. The Roman
Empire is breaking up and Britain is threatened by Anglo-Saxon invaders. But this is not the end, more a new beginning. Music by Steven Faux , performed by the Dufay Collective.
Producer Christopher Stone Stereo
FACTSHEET: for free guide and reading list, write to: [address removed]. enclosing sae


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Music By: Steven Faux
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope


: FinancialWorld Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Bookat BedtimeThe Warden

by Anthony Trollope. 8: Mount Olympus


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett compares his diary entries for various January 9ths with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.
Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producers: Kate McAii
Producers: Kate Whitehead.

: Sweetas the Spring,as Ocean Deep

The story of Felicia Hemans , the popular poet of the early 19th century, remembered now for
'The boy stood on the burning deck ..."
Written and presented by Malcolm Jones. With Jenny Howe as Mrs Hemans.
Readers: Geoffrey Banks, Victoria Finney and Barbara Marten.
Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Felicia Hemans
Presented By: Malcolm Jones.
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Readers: Mrs Hemans.
Unknown: Victoria Finney
Unknown: Barbara Marten.

: 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.

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