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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies. Stereo


Unknown: Fiona Bowie
Unknown: Oliver Davies.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: An Indian Summer

James Cameron 's account of his return to India - where he'd worked many times as a journalist - on honeymoon with his Indian bride. The first of eight parts read by Paul Shelley. Abridged by Christopher Venning Producer Tony Cliff


Unknown: James Cameron
Read By: Paul Shelley.
Abridged By: Christopher Venning
Producer: Tony Cliff

: News

: The Spy I Loved

Moscow 1940: the KGB forces a girl to spy on a British diplomat. Instead, with Stalin's help, they marry, then fall out and, on her deathbed, fall in love again. John Murray tells his amazing story to John Wilson.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Julian Hale

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm visit Ireland, home of Europe's largest clear freshwater lake, and where South American conifers grow in profusion. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Ruthven

: An Act of Worship


: J Kingston Platt

The last of seven showbiz memoirs, written and read by Peter Jones.
An Ep. in the Country Producer Pete Atkin


Read By: Peter Jones.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Singular Scots

The last of five programmes in which Joanna Buchan visits
Scots acknowledged as remarkable achievers in their chosen professions. Today: Hamish Maclnnes , mountaineer.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Unknown: Hamish MacLnnes
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: First Person

Last in the current series.
The Cleaner
Mary Wilmott with another light-hearted memory of life at the Bar in the 50s.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Mary Wilmott
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: The Shrimp and the Anemone (11)


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: The Shape of Things to Come

A season of plays looking into a future.
Who Goes Here?
Bob Shaw 's humorous story, set in AD 2386. Warren Peace joins the Space Legion to forget.... but to forget what? He can't remember.
Dramatised by Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Unknown: Bob Shaw
Dramatised By: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Warren: Douglas Hodge
Professor Legge: David March
Capt Widget: Timothy Carlton
Oscar 1: Terence Edmond
Oscar 2: Charles Millham
Doctor: Adjoa Andoh
Boy: Paul Russell
Ryan: Andrew Wincott
Merriman: David Bannerman
Pennycook: Peter Penry-Jones
Miz Harley: Ann Windsor
Georges: Mark Straker
Simpkins: Eric Allan
Fiuffo: Jane Whittenshaw

: News

: A Good Read

In the last of the current series, Edward Blishen invites Christina Dodwell and Michael Hartland to talk about four favourite paperbacks.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Michael Hartland
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott 's guests include playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker , whose new play has just opened at the Royal Court Theatre, and the South African writer
Andre Brink , whose latest novel is called An Act of Terror. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Unknown: Andre Brink
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: All the World's a Globe

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War.
The fourth of eight programmes presented by the National Theatre of Brent. With guest star Juliet Stevenson.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The Adventures of Superman

Ten epic stories.
4: Lex Luthor - Meet Clark Kent !
Based on stories by John Byrne and Jerry Ordway , published by and used under licence from DC Comics Inc. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Adapted, written and produced by Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Clark Kent
Stories By: John Byrne
Stories By: Jerry Ordway
Unknown: Jerry Siegel
Unknown: Joe Shuster.
Produced By: Dirk Maggs.
Lex Luthor: William Hootkins
Lois Lane: Lorelei King
Amanda McCoy: Elizabeth Mansfield
Superman: Stuart Milligan

: News

: The Archers

Is there no end to
Caroline's job?

: First Term

Three years ago,
Polly Worsley and Tariq Sadiq began their university careers in Durham. Polly was nervous about her academic capabilities, Tariq agonised about making friends. Today's programme tells the tale of their eventful first term. Next week's programme takes up the story during their final weeks at Durham.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Polly Worsley
Unknown: Tariq Sadiq
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: A Sprinkle of Nutmeg

'All the love that has gone into these letters should keep us warm and strong all the rest of our lives.'
Patricia Routledge reads a collection of letters from Phyl Fry to her husband Christopher, written during the war when Phyl was working in a school in the Cotswolds.
Producer Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Phyl Fry
Producer: Jane Morgan.

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?. BBC, London WI 1AA


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Story Poems (4). Stereo

: Rat Race

Dick Francis 's novel adapted in four parts. 3: Rescue in the Sky A plane blown up, a horse-race fixed - and now an aerial dice.
Dramatised by Martyn Read Director David Hitchinson


Unknown: Dick Francis
Dramatised By: Martyn Read
Director: David Hitchinson
Matt Shore: Hywell Bennett
Nancy: Helena Breck
Colin: Eric Deacon
Tyderman: Ian Lindsay
Annie Villars: Richenda Carey
Kenny Bayst: Richard Derrington
Acey Jones: Terence Edmond
Harley: Norman Jones
Honey: Jill Shilling
Chanter: Mark Straker

: The World on a String

Geoffrey Smith presents five programmes on the French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.
3: In 1954, Grappelli left Britain to live in Paris again where he began to work with the younger generation of jazz musicians, including
Jean-Luc Ponty. He also recorded with Joe Venuti , Stuff Smith , Gary Burton and Duke Ellington.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Violinist: Stephane Grappelli.
Unknown: Jean-Luc Ponty.
Unknown: Joe Venuti
Unknown: Stuff Smith
Unknown: Gary Burton
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: 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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