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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
James McAllister.


Unknown: James McAllister.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable George Austin.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Austin.

: Down with Skool!

and How to Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle. Part 6.


Unknown: Geoffrey Willans
Unknown: Ronald Searle.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: 071.[number removed]

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Morning Story

Not During the Sabbath by Adele Geras.
'Now that I've done it, now that I've made the telephone call, I feel better. I'm trembling, it's true, but that's natural. How many times in my life have I had to speak to the police?'
Read by Sara Kestelman. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Adele Geras.
Read By: Sara Kestelman.

: Daily Service

O Lord, Hear My Prayer (Taize); O for a Closer Walk with God (Belmont, BBC HB 333); Matthew 6, vv 5-15; Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant/Hilton); Take My Life (A Wilson). Director of Music Alan Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Wilson.

: A Secular Ceremony

The last of the series.
Chris Dunkley examines the secular alternative to divine rites, as society becomes progressively non-religious.
New Traditions?
Leading church and humanist thinkers discuss the need in society for new, recognised ceremonies.
Producer Fiona Couper Stereo


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Fiona Couper

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Cherry Blossom Blues

Five talks by Swansea writer Alun Richards.
2: Riding the Wild Turkey Snowed up in Japan, Alan has some strange company. Producer Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Alun Richards.
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Looking Forward to the Past

The fourth of eight programmes in which Robert Booth dips into the past for a none-too-historical chat with Jennifer Paterson , Robert Rhodes James , John Barton and Michael Onslow.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Robert Rhodes James
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Michael Onslow.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Any woman who is beaten and abused by her husband will suffer fear and isolation as well as pain. But when she is Asian, is she likely to feel even more alone?
Jenni Murray discusses the treatment of Asian victims of domestic violence.
Serial: The Reluctant Samaritan (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Loss of the Albion One cold January in 1810, Captain Kirby set sail from Newfoundland,
Liverpool, overloaded with cargo and in the teeth of bad weather.
Before long the ship foundered and hopes of rescue faded rapidly as one by one the crew fell ill. The loss of the Albion provided a court of inquiry with a controversial verdict.
Carolyn James 's play is based on real events.
Director Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Carolyn James
Director: Alec Reid.
Kirby: Clive Arrindell
Mr Lyons: Fraser Kerr
Mr Anderson: Brett Usher
James Spears: Duncan Reid
Osterman: Timothy Carlton
Seaman: Timothy Carlton
Black ship's captain: Timothy Carlton
Captain Jackson: Danny Schiller
Judge: Danny Schiller
Mrs Jackson: Vanessa William Dodd

: The Tingle Factor

Terry Hands is
Robin Ray 's guest.
Producer Caroline Adams. Stereo


Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Caroline Adams.

: News

: Age to Age

with Barry Cunliffe. The Transport and General Workers' Union recently announced the appointment of the movement's first black leader. David Dabydean tells Robert Rowlands about some 18th-century slaves who arrived in Britain in chains but went on to become pillars of society, leading the fight for the abolition of slavery. And Schula
Marks recalls the history of the Zulus, whose Chief Buthelezi is at odds with the ANC.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe.
Leader: David Dabydean
Unknown: Robert Rowlands
Producer: John Knight

: Kaleidoscope

At the Edinburgh Festival
Robert Dawson-Scott picks his way through the streets of Edinburgh sampling the delights and disasters of the Fringe, while the main Festival concentrates on European theatre. Producer John Goudie


Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

Phil has had more than he can take ...

: Relative Values

Four family portraits in which Michael O'Donnell explores how shifting social and moral attitudes have affected family life. 1: The Casanovas
In Cardiff's Tiger Bay they're known as the 'Rainbow' family; they are black and white, and every colour in between. But they're Bay boys and girls, devoted to their dockland home - and each other.
Producer Sharon Banoff. Stereo


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Tiger Bay
Producer: Sharon Banoff.

: Science Now

: Eva and Adamson

Last of four stories from a fictional marriage, written and read by Leonard Barras. 'For most of his life he had worked hard at failing to move objects. Eva knew this. Quite early in their marriage, she had realised that if he had worked on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon they would have remained unhung.' Producer Gillian Hush


Read By: Leonard Barras.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Touch

with Peter White.
Young blind people from all over Europe have been meeting in Denmark to discuss employment, education and sex.
Producer Thena Heshel
• QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed]between 9. 15 and 10.15pm


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White , stereo


Unknown: Roger White

: A Book at Bedtime Berlin Days 1946-47

by George Clare.
2: Military Intelligence


Unknown: George Clare.

: Out of Order

The political quiz NEW in which
Patrick Hannan challenges MPs Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell and their guests. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Julian Critchley

: Ulysses

by James Joyce. Part 14. Read by Stephen Rea , Norman Rodway and James Greene.


Unknown: James Joyce.
Read By: Stephen Rea
Read By: Norman Rodway
Read By: James Greene.

: 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.

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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