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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Alun Evans.


Unknown: Alun Evans.

: Today

Presented by 'Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Professor
Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Charles Handy.

: News

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Bridget Osborne


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

from North Yorkshire, with members of the Bedale and District Gardening Society.

: Morning Story

Gravity by David Leavitt.
Shopping in New York City. Theo is ailing. But mother is on hand - especially so in the strange gift shop. Thanks be for mothers....
Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Leavitt.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Let All On Earth Their Voices Raise (Rex
Gloriose Martyrum, BP 46); Acts 3, w 1-10;
Praise (G Dyson); How
Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter , BBC HB 142). With the BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose. Stereo


Unknown: St Peter
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon.


Reporter: Stuart Simon.

: The Parts

'Neighbourhood' engineers go back to school; and competition in the market place for the CDs that give you more than sound. Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Dee Palmer


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Dee Palmer

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Back to Square One

The last in the present series of the quiz game that explores the origins of well-known phrases. With team captains Leslie Thomas and Pam Ayres , partnered by Frances Edmonds and Peter Tinniswood.
Chris Serle is in the chair. Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

A diabetic dinner date with Alice Furlaud ; and the final part of Learning to read in Europe. Today: France.
Serial: The Stand-in (5)


Unknown: Alice Furlaud

: Strangers in Paradise

The final episode of Mike Harris 's four-part drama of race and power, set in the sweatshops, factories and immigration offices of Manchester and Dacca between 1917 and 1981. Paperchase
Somewhere in Bangladesh a British outpost sifts and rejects applications to come to England. One family waits anxiously for the final decision on the fate of their children ...
Director Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Harris
Director: Clive Brill.
Piers: Christopher Godwin
SueDavies: Joan Walker
Godavari/Asad Ali: Nizwar Karanj
Abdul All: Rashid Karapiet
Ralph: David Hill
James: Nigel Carrington
Nurful Bibi: Lolita Chakrabati

: Treasure Islands

Introduced by Michael Rosen.
Wendy Cooling , head of the Children's
Book Foundation, recommends new novels for older readers.
Producer Jill Burridge


Introduced By: Michael Rosen.
Introduced By: Wendy Cooling
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: What If ...?

Dr Christopher NEW Andrew returns with a new four-part series of informed historical speculation. British victory in the Falklands was far from inevitable. Task Force
Commander Admiral Sir
John 'Sandy' Woodward now admits that he feared heavy losses - perhaps even the sinking of an aircraft carrier.
Meanwhile Simon
Jenkins, Editor of The Times, calculates the domestic impact of a task force in trouble.
Could Mrs Thatcher have survived defeat?
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher New Andrew

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reviews the new films, including
British actor Gary Oldman in State of Grace; British jazz musicians meet their Georgian counterparts; and Judy Meewezen reports on strange happenings at the Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Gary Oldman
Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes. e WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1991


: News

: The Archers

Lizzie bemoans the lack of visitors to her sick bed.

: Face the Facts

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


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Concerto

Six concert performers talk to June Knox Mawer. 4: Yehudi Menuhin , who recently celebrated his 75th birthday, made his debut with the San
Francisco Symphony
Orchestra at the age of seven. He talks about his long career, from the early days in America to his partnership with jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli , and he introduces his recording of Bruch's Violin Concerto
No 1 in G Minor.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo


Unknown: Knox Mawer.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist: Stephane Grappelli
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Fludd by Hilary Mantel. Part 8.


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.

: Teeth Like Stars

Dentures Down the Ages
When to use a masticator; how to get rid of toothworms; why
Waterloo teeth are a bad deal; and what to expect on Denture Day....
Phil Rickman finds the answers to some of life's more vexing problems. Producer Tabitha Morgan


Unknown: Phil Rickman
Producer: Tabitha Morgan

: 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.

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