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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Ruth Etchells. Stereo


Unknown: Ruth Etchells.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

The Singing Toads of St Pantaleon by Peter Mayle.
'My brother-in-law told me there is a man in St
Pantaleon with many toads. He is training them for the Bicentenaire.' The author scours Provence for the toads that sing ... Read by Trevor Nichols. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Peter Mayle.
Read By: Trevor Nichols.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Harewood, BBC HB 258); Reading: I Peter 2: w4-10; Lord of Lords and King Eternal (Rhuddlan). With the BBC Singers. Stereo

: On the Bedpost Overnight

The Story of Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum
Nick Baker presents a musical history of mass production and mastication. Sophocles did it to calm his nerves, so did Tom Sawyer. But were it not for the Battle of the Alamo, Lonnie Donegan would be a poorer man today. Producer Fiona Couper Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Tom Sawyer.
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan
Producer: Fiona Couper

: The Parts

The accuracy of the mayday signal, the cleverness of smart credit cards and 100 years of British invention. The first of a new series in which
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: The Confidential Agent

The last of a three-part adaptation of Graham Greene 's thriller set in 1938. Discredited, his mission in ruins, Droeschke has taken refuge in an empty house where he confronts the double agent Korpe.
Other parts played by Kim Wall , Victoria Carling , Stephen Tompkinson , Stephen Rashbrook , John Samson and Michael Deacon.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene
Played By: Kim Wall
Played By: Victoria Carling
Played By: Stephen Tompkinson
Played By: Stephen Rashbrook
Played By: John Samson
Played By: Michael Deacon.
Director: Matthew Walters
Droeschke: Charles Kay
Rose: Kim Thomson
Lindz: Anthony Jackson
Currie: Steve Hodson
Korpe: Brian Hewlett
Bates: Michael Tudor Barnes

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to
Sir Norman Fowler , MP, about the conflict between high office and family life. Stories: Out of India 2: Rose Petals
Read by Souad Faress .


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Read By: Souad Faress

: The Devil and the Situation Comedy Writer

In Clive Benson 's furious comedy, the Devil offers a hack writer the chance to become as great as Chekhov and brings chaos to his household.
Jehovah's Witness ALAN BARKER Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Clive Benson
Unknown: Alan Barker
Director: Ned Chaillet.
The Writer: Brian Bovell
The Devil: Peter Kelly
Mrs Franklin: Elizabeth Kelly
Mr Franklin: James Greene
Steven: David Bannerman
Suzanne: Petra Markham
Derek: Norman Jones
Postman: Mark Straker
Milkman: Fraser Kerr

: Treasure Islands

From primary school angst to teenage traumas, Anne Fine is now a leading writer for children of all ages. She talks to Michael Rosen.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Grand Tour

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people.
Christopher Hogwood , conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music, went to Prague in 1964 and spent what he calls 'the most musical year of my life'. In the fifth programme of the series, he reflects on life, culture and politics in Prague at a time when the Iron Curtain was firmly in place.
Producer Martin Buckley Stereo


Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews discusses the new film Everybody Wins, directed by Karel Reisz and scripted by Arthur Miller ; and actor
Simon Callow 's directorial film debut The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, starring Vanessa Redgrave. Producer Kate Wilkinson


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Directed By: Karel Reisz
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.
Producer: Kate Wilkinson

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1991


: News

: The Archers

Clive Horrobin is up to no good.


Unknown: Clive Horrobin

: Age to Age

: All in the Mind

: Literature is My Mistress, Medicine My Wife

Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays, in seven programmes. 5: The Temptation of St Antony
'Silk nightgowns only spell pleasure to me in that they are soft to the touch.
Comfort has its appeal for me, but debauchery no allure.' With John Baddeley, David King, Marcia King, John
Moffatt and Simon Treves.
Director Rosemary Hart Stereo


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Simon Treves.
Director: Rosemary Hart
Chekhov: David Suchet
Maria Chekhov: Anna Massey
Arkadina: Janet Suzman
Trigorin/: Reader Johnrowe
Mikhail Chekhov: Nicholas Farrell
Alexander Chekhov: David Goudge
Lydia Avilova: Polly James
Lika Mizinova: Victoria Carling
Tatyana Kupernik: Allce Arnold
Danchenko: Geoffrey Whitehead
Tolstoy: Michael Kilgarriff

: In Business

A Seat on the Board
It sounds like the ultimate career step - but what exactly is the role of a company director? Is it a privileged and easy ride - or have the responsibilities begun to weigh heavily around the necks of the fat cats?
Presented by Peter Day. Producer Ann Gilmartin. Stereo


Presented By: Peter Day.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin.

: 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 8.

: The Deserted Child


: 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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