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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr David Cook.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Guest Alan Alda. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Alda.

: The Village

The last in the series of the real-life stories of the folk of Bentley in Hampshire, presented by Nigel Farrell. For Liz and Peter the big day has finally arrived: Bentley celebrates a village wedding. Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Dear Diary

The third of eight Programmes in which Simon Brett trawls the diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 1 November. Parson Woodforde buys a new wig; Salvador Dali celebrates his "ultra-rhinocerontic moustache"; and a Mass Observation diarist complains about the BBC. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Parson Woodforde
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Producer: Kate McAll.

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

Today: Bangor Abbey. Led by Denis Nowlan. There Is a Land of Pure Delight;
Revelation 7, w 2-4, 9-14; Draw Nigh and Take; 0 Fair Is Our Lord's Own City.


Unknown: Bangor Abbey.
Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: The Bible

Numbers. Part 7.

: Woman's Hour

from Belfast.
Introduced by Wendy Austin.
From temper tantrums to toilet training, nursery education to nightmares, today's programme answers your questions about caring for the under-5s. Phone-in on [number removed]57. Serial: Saint Maybe (15) 0 LINES open from 9.30am


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.

: The Natural History Programme

withjessica Holm. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
This week: is it possible to slaughter animals humanely?
Producers Sheila Dillon and Mane Helly


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

: The World at One

with Roger Hearing. Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

The Personal History of David Copperfield Charles Dickens 's novel dramatised in ten parts. 7: WickfieldandHeep Stereo


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

"I read on and on, unable to put the book down," wrote Vanessa Redgrave in her recent autobiography. She tells Nigel Forde about the books that have influenced her.
Would-be writers talk about struggling to get published, and the pains of rejection. And Tchaikovsky's Final Years - the period of some of his greatest works-are captured in the final volume of David Brown 's biography.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: David Brown
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck talks to the artist Sonia Boyce ; and visits Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre for the new production of Medea. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Louisa Buck
Artist: Sonia Boyce
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

Orchards by William Bedford. Lowther's father had planted the apple trees in soil too heavy for them and in a position that exposed them to the east wind.
Now the fruit is rotten and, like his son who now tends them, bruised and yellowed.
Read by Joss Ackland. Producer Peter Kavanagh Stereo


Unknown: William Bedford.
Read By: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes. Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC, London W 1 A 1 AA


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

The transport programme withjanet Trewin. This week: should restoring Britain's canals be for profit or pleasure? Producer Jill Thomas


Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Betty makes an uncomfortable discovery.
Wntten by Sally Wainwright
• WRITE to: Archers Addicts Fan Club, [address removed] enclosing sae


Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Cameron: Delaval Astley
Lynda: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from
BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Liz Jenson Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Liz Jenson

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
David Blunkett , MP, Shadow Environment
Rt Hon
Kenneth Clarke , QC, MP,
Secretary of State for
Education and Science; Lady Howe,
Chair of the Women's
Economic Development Programme for Business in the Community; and William Wallace ,
Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.
From Wolverhampton. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: William Wallace
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Law in Action

The cases, the courts and the lawyers -
Marcel Berlins 's weekly look at the developments in the law and how they affect people's lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

The Beat Goes On
Ian McMillan meets survivors of the "Beat" years.


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. Part 3.


Unknown: Max Beerbohm.

: Week Ending

A look back at the week's news.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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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