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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

from St Hilda's Priory in Whitby. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable George Austin
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: George Austin

: News

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Presented By: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

answers queries from members of the Ingatestone and Fryeming Horticultural Society, Essex.

: Morning Story

The Way We Surfed Bill Franzen 's tale pays homage to the great surfer Floyd 'B-Positive' Miller. Read by Garrick Hagon.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Bill Franzen
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Jesus, Whose All-Redeeming Love
(Stracathro); Luke 19, w 1-10; I Heard the Voice of Jesus
(Kingsfold, BBC HB 143); I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus (Bullinger). Director of Music
Leslie Olive. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Olive.

: Profile

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


Editor: Brian Walker

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Families and How to Survive Them

The final programme in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist,
Dr Robin Skynner , discuss how relationships are formed and how to sustain and develop them. Why Good Sex Is Important
Surprisingly, they enlist the help of Bread and Butterflies.
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

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: A Country of Strangers (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Engineer's Thumb

The ninth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A young man arrives at Watson's surgery, with a terrible injury and a chilling story.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Peter Mackie
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Victor Hatherley: Stephen Tompkinson
Col Stark: John Moffatt
Elise: Sybil Wintrope
Insp Bradstreet: David Goudge
Ferguson/Constable: Vincent Brimble
Guard/Fireman: Paul Downing

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions, with the help of experts.
Producer Viv Black
* QUESTIONS: write to Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA, or tel: [number removed]


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Viv Black

: News

: What If ...?

The third of a four-part series that rewrites history. Is the reputation of John F Kennedy undeserved, founded on a myth created by his assassination, or could he have been America's greatest president?
Former diplomat
Robert Cecil and historian
Donald Cameron Watt join
Christopher Andrew to ask, 'What if JFK had survived the shooting in Dallas?'
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: Robert Cecil
Unknown: Donald Cameron Watt
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews talks to Frank Marshall , the producer of many of Hollywood's biggest hits - E T, Indiana Jones, Roger Rabbit and now, as director, Arachnophobia; the prize-winning film about the 14-year-old
Mozart, The Three of Us, opens; and the novelist
Danilos Kis 's view of the holocaust is published. Producer Mike Greenwood


Talks: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Frank Marshall
Unknown: Roger Rabbit
Unknown: Danilos Kis
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Parodies Lost

The comedy show in which guests are taken on a literary mystery tour.
In this week's programme Monica Dickens , Julia Hills and Chris Baines become Knights of the Round Table.
In the chair Jenni Murray. Also starring
Spontaneous Combustion. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: The Power of Patronage

Robin Oakley presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 2: Honours and Politics

: The English

In the second of eight programmes, Malcolm Billings and Jonathan Riley-Smith step into the ninth century in their search for the English. A new terror - the Vikings - have arrived. But kings such as Alfred defend the people against the pagan onslaught and traditions emerge which remain today. There are almost three centuries between the Viking and Norman invasions of England, but they witnessed the making of a nation.
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
BOOK: The English'. by Malcolm Billings , available from bookshops, £9.95


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

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron byJMCoetzee. Part 3.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 16ths and compares them 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

: News

About this project

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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