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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Joanna Moorhead.


Unknown: Joanna Moorhead.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys .
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Elizabeth Esteve-Coll , Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work.


Unknown: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll
Talks: Albert Museum

: The Village

The day-to-day dramas of a small Hampshire community, presented in eight programmes by Nigel Farrell.
7: Hilda pumps up her tyres and oils her chain - it's the day of the sponsored cycle ride in aid of the village church. Will she beat last year's target? Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.

: Dear Diary

The second of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 25 October. Malcolm Muggeridge visits George Orwell on his sickbed; Christopher Isherwood takes a dim view of beards, and the Pepyses' marriage suffers another body blow.... Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Matthew 7, vv 7-11 and 18, vv 1-6; Mark 10, vv 13-16;The King of Love (Dominus regit me, BBC HB 475); Here, Lord, We Come to You (Wings of Joy); Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of Music

: The Bible

Numbers. Part 2.

: Woman's Hour

From Bristol with Jenni Mills.
Serial: Saint Maybe (10)


Unknown: Jenni Mills.

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm hails a London taxi to discover on her journey how many species ofbirdscanbe seen in the metropolis. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Ruthven

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Roger Hearing.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

The Personal History of David Copperfield Charles Dickens 's novel dramatised in ten parts. 6: The Beginning of a Longjourney


Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde turns back the pages 300 years in a 17th-century Bookshelf special, including the poetry and prose of women writers, the best-sellers of the 1670s and the Brief Lives of John Aubrey. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: John Aubrey.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow finds a mix of poetry and painting at
Dublin's National Gallery; discusses an ambitious new exhibition of prints; and hears the story of Pico Tyer , a reporter for Time magazine who spent a year in Kyoto, Japan.
ProducerNickiPaxman. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Pico Tyer

: Short Story

As part of the Young
Playwrights' Festival 1991, the last of five short stories by young writers. Mrs Mason by Sheila Auguste.
She loved Mason, bore his children and forgave his infidelities, but today this strong black woman is leaving....
Read by Cassie McFarlane. Producer Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Mason
Unknown: Sheila Auguste.
Read By: Cassie McFarlane.
Producer: Claire Grove.

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin.
This week: the "floating" of a new super ferry and the latest in in-flight entertainment.
Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Phil is shocked by goings-on in the kitchen.
Wntten by Sally Wainwright
0 WRITE to: Archers Addicts Fan Club, [address removed] enclosing an sae 0 DRAMA: page 8


Unknown: Sally Wainwright
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Tom: Bob Arnold
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Jean Paul: Yves Aubert
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha Gupta: Sudha Bhuchar

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Chris Serle.
Producer Matt Thompson Stereo


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Jocelyn Barrow , Deputy Chairman, the Broadcasting
Standards Council;
RtHon John Patten , MP, Minister of State at the Home Office; Tony Banks, MP; and Alison Norman , Chair of the Health
Visitors Association.
From Swindon, Wiltshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Jocelyn Barrow
Unknown: John Patten
Unknown: Alison Norman
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Law In Action

Marcel Berlins 's weekly look at developments in the law and how they affec people's lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Drama in Budapest Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

As part of the Young Playwrights' Festival 1991.
Yoruba Girl Dancing Part 3.

: Week Ending

A look back at the week's news with David Tate and Sally Grace.
Producer Jon Magnusson. StereoI (Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: The Professionals

A view of different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
Derek Lomas , self-styled 'Lancashire peasant', digs through the archives in search of a happy farmer. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Derek Lomas
Producer: Tessa Watt

: 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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