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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr David Cook.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev David Cohen.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Cohen.

: Vintage Thurber

Final story:
The Dog That Bit People Stereo

: News

: FacetheFacts

: Opinion

Intelligent Education In the last of four personal documentaries, psychologist Hans Eysenck argues that education without intelligence testing is masking the true Potential of thousands of children in Britain. Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Hans Eysenck
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Sex, Lies and Audiotape

A series of six comedies by Simon Booker. 1: A Fresh Start After 20 years of marriage Polly and Freddie are having a trial separation; but it's going so well perhaps they should make it permanent? Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Booker.
Director: Matthew Walters.
Polly: Penelope Wilton
Freddie: Dinsdale Landen
Gary: Colin McFarlane
Chris: Theresa Streatfeild

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

Today: from Armagh with its Archbishops, His
Eminence Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Most Rev Dr Robin Eames.


Unknown: Cahal Daly
Unknown: Dr Robin Eames.

: The Bible

lumbers. Part 6.

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. From strident primary colours to tasteful navy and green, tartan is the season's hottest fashion statement - again. Check out the popularity of plaid. Serial: Saint Maybe (14)


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: The State Opening of Parliament

The new session of Parliament opens today, heralding what could be a turbulent year of politics culminating in a general election.
Jonathan Dimbleby is at the Palace of Westminster to describe the scene as HM the Queen announces her government's plans. He is joined by Peter Jenkins , political columnist of The Independent, for analysis of the Queen's Speech and its implications for the political parties. Producer David France


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Jenkins

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents from around the world take a look at their host countries. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower.


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Conflagration

Danny's favourite uncle has been demobbed, just in time for bonfire night. His experience with the Desert Rats should be useful in dealing with the Ramsey Street Gang as well. Written by Trevor Hoyle.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Written By: Trevor Hoyle.
Director: Tony Cliff.
Uncle Jack: Colin Meredith
Danny Webb: Robert Curley
Marion Webb: Lesley Nicol
Reg Webb: Keith Clifford
Spenner: Matthew Raybould
Alan/Mitch: Ian Taylor
Colin Purvis: Anthony Mudriczkj
Keith: David Cookson
Dougie: Spencer Ridgeway
Roy: Chris O'Brien
Mr Purvis: John Jardine
David Bowyer: Chris Green
Doreen: Julie Corrigan
Van driver: James Quinn

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Down Your Way

Anthony Smith travels the length of Stane Street, a Roman road, from Chichester to London.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests with readers Adjoa Andoh and Denys Hawthorne. Guest Anthony Thwaite talks about editing the letters of Philip Larkin. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo • REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!. BBC. Bristol BS8 2L


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Adjoa Andoh
Readers: Denys Hawthorne.
Talks: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen is at the first night of the Royal
Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar starring Robert Stephens ; and Helen Garrison looks at the pressures on the singing voice of the boy treble.
Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Helen Garrison
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story

The Shoe God
A story for Hallowe'en by Mary Flanagan.
The shoes were cerise coloured, comfortable but outrageous. And they became known as the "monsters"...
Read by Rosemary Martin. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Mary Flanagan.
Read By: Rosemary Martin.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: The Litmus Test


: News

: The Archers

Hallowe'en hunting.

: Coastline

The second of a three-part coastal journey in which Cliff Michelmore travels along the coast of North
Wales, from Conwy across the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey.
Producer Anthony Smith Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

Learning Curves
Britain has one of the most elitist systems of higher education in the world.
No society has made the transition to mass provision without strain.
Peter Hennessy asks what awaits the UK as it tries to double student numbers by the year 2000. Producer Frank Smith


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Frank Smith

: The Answer Lies in the Soil

Six programmes in which
Martin Wainwright digs into the northern soil and unearths some surprises.
1: The Pink and the Black
How rhubarb and liquorice took root in a triangle of Yorkshire earth.
Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: John Watkins

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison. ..
For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed]
(Mon-Fn 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. Part 2. Stereo


Unknown: Max Beerbohm.

: The Monkey's Paw

A classic horror story for
Hallowe'en by WW Jacobs. Sergeant Morris returns home from India with an unusual gift: the small mummified paw of a monkey, upon which an old holy man has cast a spell that will grant three men three wishes - at their peril.
Adapted by Patnck Galvin Director Jeremy Howe Stereo


Unknown: Ww Jacobs.
Adapted By: Patnck Galvin
Director: Jeremy Howe
Father: Oliver Maguire
Mother: Trudy Kelly
Richard, their son: Allan McKelvey
Sgt Tommy Morris: Mark Mulholland
O'Leary: Kevin Flood

: 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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