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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Ruth Etchells. Stereo


Unknown: Ruth Etchells.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Colin Morris chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce , Janet Daley and Professor Norman Stone. Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Morris
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Ottoman Adventure

Carpeted in Konya
Novelist Joseph Hone continues his Turkish journey as he travels up onto the great Anatolian plateau - looking for the whirling dervishes.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: All in the Mind

Presented by Professor Anthony Clare. Producer Tony Phillips


Presented By: Professor Anthony Clare.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Morning Story

The Will by Maggie Mountford. Read by Wendy Craig. Producer Elizabeth Taylor


Unknown: Maggie Mountford.
Read By: Wendy Craig.
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

: Daily Service

Jesus Is Lord! Creation's Voice Proclaims It;
Philippians 2, w 1-11; The Servant Song (R Gillard); Jesus,
Lord, We Look to Thee (Vienna, BBC HB 374). Director of Music
Timothy Dean. Stereo


Unknown: Timothy Dean.

: Citizens

Written by Mark Power
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Mark Power
Director: Tracey Neale.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Mary: Alice Arnold
Policeman: Alan Barker
Mike: Scott Farrell
Steve: Mark Fletcher
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Holus
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Vio/et: Paullne Letts
Hugh: James MacPherson
June: Maggie McCarthy
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Ambulancewoman: Caroline Strong
Fr Brabourne: Philip Sully
Tony: Richard Tate
Kelly: Kerryann White

: Dragons of a Feather

Roger Worsley unravels legends surrounding our commonplace birds. This week: a bird which was thought to be silent throughout its life until with its dying breath it whispered a wonderful melody - the swan. Producer Pam Redman


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Producer: Pam Redman

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 2: Bill Bryson and the USA Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Bill Bryson
Producer: Kate McAii

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: A Local Government Election Broadcast

by the Conservative Party.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
How safe is the snip? Jenni Mills finds that men who have had vasectomies are learning to take control of their own health.
Stories: Out of India 1: Myself in India
In the first of four short stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the author describes her own mixed feelings, as a European married to an Indian, towards India and its problems. Read by Rosalie Crutchley.
Music: Shankar's Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra. Abridged by Delia Paton


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Stories By: Ruth Prawer
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley.
Abridged By: Delia Paton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Reasons for Dancing
Grace, known as 'Disgrace' to most people, is an outrageous 74-year-old.
She decides to take young Colin under her wing, with hilarious consequences. Written by Neil McKay.
Producer Susan Hogg


Written By: Neil McKay.
Producer: Susan Hogg
Grace: Brenda Bruce
Colin: Wayne Foskett

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Ray Goodman and Peter Holman of the Parley of Instruments - and talks to them about the world of early music. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Ray Goodman
Unknown: Peter Holman
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: Age to Age

with Barry Cunliffe.
For 300 years the sailors of Dorset battled their way across the Atlantic to fish on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. And when times were hard, agricultural labourers from the county emigrated taking their music and culture with them. Before an invited audience in the historic
Guildhall Museum in Poole, the Yetties, along with Sean Street , tell of the town's long association with Newfoundland.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe.
Unknown: Sean Street
Producer: John Knight

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah meets author and playwright
Mario Vargas Llosa ; discusses the work of Egyptian Nobel prize-winning writer Naquib Mafouz ; and is at the first night of the Royal Opera House's Carmen.
Producer Jerome Weatherald Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Naquib Mafouz
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Second Thoughts

An eight-part comedy series by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
4: Laugh and Marriage
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Hilary: Celia Imrie
Liza: Belinda Lang
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Marjorie: Jo Kendall
A/ex: Mark Straker

: News

: The Archers

Peggy is unhappy about recent appointments at Grey Gables.

: Diary of a Madman

In 1963 Kenneth Williams recorded Nikolai Gogol 's story for an animated film by Richard Williams which was never completed. Music: Peter Shade
Dramatised by James Burke
Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nikolai Gogol
Unknown: Richard Williams
Dramatised By: James Burke
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Science Now

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to six people who enjoyed a moment of fame.
5: Forty years ago, 29-year-old Gerald Campion shot to fame as Billy Bunter. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Gerald Campion
Unknown: Billy Bunter.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Touch

with Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Autumn Sowing by E F Benson. Part 7. Stereo

: The Trade Rag

The last in the series with Nick Baker.
Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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