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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Mary Murphy.


Unknown: Mary Murphy.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes. Producer Bridget Osbome


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osbome

: Wonderlandscapes

Six programmes exploring the world of Lewis Carroll and Rev Charles Dodgson : one and the same man - portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings.
4: And the Picture Failed Completely! Read by Anna Massey. Music Steven Faux. Compiled by Michael Bakewell Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Dodgson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Music: Steven Faux.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Alice: Charlotte Coleman
Queen of Hearts: Margaret Courtenay
King of Hearts: David King
Mad Hatter: John Baddeley
Playing card: Ronald Herdman
Tubbs: Nigel Carrington
Amelia: Petra Markham
Glover: Charles Millham
Ethel A mold: Susan Sheridan
Gertrude Thomson: Elizabeth Kelly

: Daily Service

Introit: Let All the World in Concert Sing (Malawi); Tell All the World of Jesus (Thornbury); Acts 2, w 22-39; Forth in the Peace of Christ (Duke St). With the BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Judges. Read in seven parts from the Authorised Version by Ian Hogg. 1: The
Coming of the Judges
Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Ian Hogg.
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. "She afflicts me! She comes to me at night! She's a witch!" - accusations heard in the Salem witch trials. Three hundred years later, Suzanne Levy revisits the town and its history. Story: The Last Sara by Susan Kelly, winner of the third prize in the Woman's Hour Mystery Story Competition.
"I'm Stephanie Lawless - boss and sole employee of the Lawless Detective Agency."
Read by Celia Imrie.


Unknown: Suzanne Levy
Unknown: Susan Kelly
Unknown: Stephanie Lawless
Read By: Celia Imrie.

: Mrs Donaldson at 60

A play in four parts by Constance Cox.
3: Drama follows hard on the heels of Alice Donaldson when she travels to London to assist at a society wedding.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Alice Donaldson
Director: Tracey Neale.
Mrs Donaldson: Dulcie Gray
Eileen: Natasha Pyne
Malcolm: Martyn Read
Rory: Ben0n Wukwe
MrsMcNeill: Mona Hammond
MrsAshworth: Auriol Smith
Cynthia: Tara Dominick
Stella: Sue Broomfield
MrsCurrows: Elizabeth Kelly
Jane: Jane Whittenshaw

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

CBroadcastyesterday 7.05pm)

: Mathematical Triangle: Anaxagoras

The first of three plays by John Wain and Laszlo Solymar about mathematicians and philosophers whose ideas brought about their own downfall.

Anaxagoras thought he could just get on with the business of calculating the nature of the sun, but his friendship with Pericles has put him in danger.


Writer: John Wain
Writer: Laszlo Solymar
Director: Jane Morgan
Anaxagoras: Eric Allan
Aspasia: Mia Soteriou
Pericles: Colin McFarlane
Barsyas: Sean Arnold
Dion: Ronald Herdman
Enechos: Alan Barker
Metagenes: Terence Edmond
Pyrrhon: Norman Jones
Jailer: Andrew Wincott

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh talks about her books for children, from Gaffer Samson 's Luck to her latest novel, Grace. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Jill Paton Walsh
Unknown: Gaffer Samson
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

(Broadcastyesterday 7.20pm)

: And So to Wed

"I proposed 400 times - she finally gave in and said yes." "My best friend picked up the phone and my boyfriend asked her to marry him."
That momentous occasion when the love of your life proposes marriage - but is it always so magical? Producer Gill Powell


Producer: Gill Powell

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn discusses the week's new films, including director Milos Forman 's
Valmont; and the Chieftains play The Bells of Dublin.
ProducerMike Greenwood. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Director: Milos Forman
Unknown: Producermike Greenwood.

: Short Story

A Covering of Snow by Richard Madelin.
A silver-tongued salesman cracks under the pressure of his double life.
Read by Stephen Tompkinson. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Richard Madelin.
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer: Claire Grove

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Phil has to decide about his hip.

: Medicine Now

: A Marx Man

Martin Jacques has been a member of the Communist Party since he was a boy. A radical student leader in the 60s, a historian and academic, for the past 14 years he has edited Marxism Today. David Walker has drawn on Jacques's personal archive to conduct an interview with this Marx man.
Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Martin Jacques
Unknown: David Walker

: The 1991 Reith Lectures

The Language of the Genes
Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at
University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity. 2: Change or Decay
As individuals people grow old, become ill and die, yet as a species they thrive. The explanation lies with sex and genetics.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Reader: Dr Steve Jones
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Art of Insult

A six-part series in which Attila the Stockbroker explores the tradition of verbal abuse in cultures past and present. 4: Ritual Insults
Verbal duelling in Brixton and the Bahamas, and how to insult the in-laws at an Indian wedding.
Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo


Producer: Tessa Watt.

: 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

What Hetty Did byJLCarr.
1: A Passage of A rms "Of course, although I didn't know that it was the beginning of the end, I recall the circumstances exactly. It was Saturday and the four of us were sitting at our table pushed beneath the front-room window and making do with minced scrag-end." Read in ten episodes by Hetty Baynes.
Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Manlyn Imrie


Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Manlyn Imrie

: Indian Tales of the Raj

Five programmes, narrated by Roshan Seth , telling the other side of the Raj story - the experiences and memories of Indians who worked for the British and made friends with them, fought to throw them out but kept their institutions and language. 2: Joining the Club Written and produced byZareerMasani


Unknown: Roshan Seth

: 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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