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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Jane Grayshon. Stereo


Unknown: Jane Grayshon.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

withLibbyPurves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes.
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Wonderlandscapes

Six programmes exploring the world of Lewis Carroll and Rev Charles Dodgson : one the whimsical creator of Alice, the other a shy, retiring Oxford don, who stammered in the presence of grown-ups but never before children. One and the same man - portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings.
2: The Rectory Umbrella With Ronald Herdman , Elizabeth Kelly , Petra Markham , Charles Millham and Susan Sheridan. Music Steven Faux. Adapted by Michael Bakewell Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Dodgson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Unknown: Petra Markham
Unknown: Charles Millham
Unknown: Susan Sheridan.
Music: Steven Faux.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Alice: Charlotte Coleman
MadMalhesis: Margaret Courtenay
Clara: Susan Sheridan
Gnat: Petra Markham
Mock Turtle: John Baddeley
Gryphon: Norman Jones
White Rabbit: Ronald Herdman
Tweedledee: David King
Mrs Dodgson: Elizabeth Kelly
YoungCharles: Henry Power
Collingwood: David Goudge

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

3: Hildesheim - Repentance Led by Canon Colin Semper from St Andreas's Church, Hildesheim.
0 Worship the Lord (Was lebet); King of Glory (Gwalchmai); Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st to Men (Es ist gewisslich); Luke 7, w 37-50.
With Lois Carter and the St Andreas Choir, directed by Bernhard Romer , and the Band of the First Royal Tank Regiment, directed by Vincent Eckerman.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper
Unknown: Lois Carter
Directed By: Bernhard Romer
Directed By: Vincent Eckerman.

: The Bible

The fifth book of Moses read in six parts from the Authorised Version by Martin Jarvis. Parti. Abridged by Neville Teller Director Alison Bogle


Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Celia Johnson(3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Mrs Donaldson at 60

A play in four parts by Constance Cox.
1: If you woke up and found yourself a poverty-stricken widow at 60, no one would blame you for giving in - but that's just when Mrs Donaldson decides to put up a fight.
Director David Johnston Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Donaldson
Director: David Johnston
Mrs Donaldson: Dulcie Gray
RoryMcNeill: Okon Jones
Malcolm Booth: Martyn Read
Eileen Booth: Natasha Pyne
Mr Ransom: Brian Smith
Woman in a shelter: Pauline Letts

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Shantl and the Dead Poet

Shanti, the 16-year-old daughter of a Hindu priest living in London, is a film fanatic. She is influenced by Dead Poets' Society into questioning the marriage her parents plan for her. The second of three plays by Judy Leather.
Director Shaun MacLoughlm Stereo


Unknown: Judy Leather.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlm
Shanti: Mamta Kaash
Brahmin: Zia Mohyeddin
Meena: Shireen Shah
Chandra: Dhiren Dra
Chandra'sfather: Renu Setna
Hermia: Melanie Hudson

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen invites
Ruth McCarthy to select the best Christmas reading for all ages. Producerjill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ruth McCarthy
Unknown: Producerjill Burridge

: File on 4

: Masterspy

The second of three programmes in which KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky talks to Michael Hartland.
Producer Alec Reid


Talks: Oleg Gordievsky
Unknown: Michael Hartland.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews discusses the week's new films, including The Fisher King directed by Terry Gilliam ; studio guests are the American a cappella singing group Take Six; and film star
Kathleen Turner stars in the new
Radio 4 thriller series
Killing Orders, broadcast tomorrow evening.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Directed By: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Short Story

Scream, Scream byGlendaBeagan. All is quiet on the psychiatric ward, until Mrs Jenkins arrives.
Read by Helen Griffin. Producer Caroline Sartl


Unknown: Mrs Jenkins
Read By: Helen Griffin.
Producer: Caroline Sartl

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Ambridge life is taking it out of Robin.

: All in the Mind

: Opinion

Intelligent Education In the last of this series of personal documentaries, psychologist Hans Eysenck argues that education without intelligence testing is masking the true potential of thousands of children in Britain.


Unknown: Hans Eysenck

: The Reith Lecture Interview

To introduce his lectures examining what modern genetics tells us about humanity, Dr Steve Jones, Reader in Genetics at University College, London, discusses his background and his views on science with Peter Evans.
Producer Deborah Cohen
("A Message from Our Ancestors" is at 8.45 pm next Wednesday)


Reader: Dr Steve Jones
Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Art of Insult: 2: Blasphemy and Obscenity

A six-part series in which Attila the Stockbroker explores the tradition of verbal abuse in cultures past and present.
Insults in Catholic and Protestant countries: Attila learns how not to survive an audience with the Pope.
Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo.


Presenter: Attila the Stockbroker
Producer: Tessa Watt.

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. Part 6. Stereo


Unknown: Max Beerbohm.

: The Forks of War

Aided by diaries of the period, his wineskin and a metal detector, Stephen Drake-Jones delves into the history of the Peninsular War. His weekend
"campaigns" take him across Spain and Portugal in the footsteps of the Duke of Wellington's army.
Narrated by Dilly Barlow. Producer Mick Webb. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Drake-Jones
Unknown: Dilly Barlow.
Producer: Mick Webb.

: 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.

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