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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Jim Monroe.


Unknown: Canon Jim Monroe.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: News

: Punters

Members of the public do the reporting with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team.
● WRITE to: Punters, BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR
● PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling

: As Others See Us

The fourth of seven programmes giving foreigners a chance to express their views about Britain. Jane Walmsley, the American broadcaster and author of Brit-
Think/Ameri-Think, tries to explain British and American differences over attitudes to health and diet; something which, in her words, can only be understood when you realise that "Americans think that death is optional". Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Sex, Lies and Audiotape

A series of sixcomedies by Simon Booker. 5: Bedtime StoryA doting older husband and a pretty young wife means only one thing. Or does it? With Siriol Jenkins. Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Booker.
Director: Matthew Walters.
Hugh: Edward de Souza
Cindy: Linda Regan
Jeremy: Alan Barker
Lynne: Oona Beeson

: The Bible

Final part: The Outlawing of Benjamin

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: The Sixth Heaven


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Hoax!

Derek Nimmo ,
Irene Thomas and Ian Wallace tell the stories. The listener and chairman
Tim Brooke-Taylor have to guess who is hoaxing. Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Almost Always African

"Music may go or come but almost always it is
African." Lenny Henry stars in this comedy about cultural cross-purposes and the music industry. When Moses Biama , a Gambian musician, is invited to London to record an album with Frank, a fading English rock star, things don't develop in the way Frank had planned.
Written by Anne Caulfield.
Music Dominique Le Gendre. Hit single by Neil Arthur and Joe Hagan.
Director Paul Schlesinger. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Moses Biama
Written By: Anne Caulfield.
Music: Dominique Le Gendre.
Unknown: Neil Arthur
Unknown: Joe Hagan.
Director: Paul Schlesinger.
Moses: Lenny Henry
Frank: Bill Nighy
Moses's brother: Curtis Walker
Binta: Joy Elias-Rilwan
Fatima: Donna Croll
Tara: Joanna Myers
Jack: James Greene
Journalist: Mark Straker

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces more poetry requests with readers June Barrie and Michael Tudor Bames , and guest Michael Longley. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Unknown: Michael Tudor Bames
Unknown: Michael Longley.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews The
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and MrHydeby the Royal Shakespeare Company; and talks to the prize-winning
Australian novelist Thomas Keneally about his new book on Ireland and the Irish.
Producer Mike Greenwood
Stereo (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Short Story

Blame It on the Pilgrims "Every cell in Margery's body is attuned to the event. She disappears into shopping malls like some comestible down the long dark throat of a crocodile." Anne Leaton 's tale describes the build-up to American Thanksgiving, which is celebrated today. Read by Liza Ross.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Anne Leaton
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Litmus Test

Stereo (Broadcaston Monday at 10.00am)

: News

: The Archers

There's a new arrival atBrookfield.

: One Step Beyond

The second of three programmes.
Designer Genes
"Test tube" calves, sheep carrying human genes, and immortal mice -
Chris Serle encounters them all on his trek through the new biotechnologies creeping into the livestock industry. Unacceptable tampering with nature or the key to a disease- and chemical-free future?
ProducerSue Broom


Unknown: Chris Serle

: Analysis

A Pleasing Prospect?
Together with his political opponents, John Major advocates creating a single environmental protection agency for Britain. But Dieter Helm asks: is a national, bureaucratic approach the best option for tackling the problems of - and the opportunities for - pollution control? Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Dieter Helm
Producer: Simon Coates

: The Answer Lies in the Soil

Six programmes in which Martin Wainwright digs into the northern soil and unearths some surprises. 5: The Crack Man
How mining subsidence brought more than a touch of Venice to one small village. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: John Watkins

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: 07 1-[number removed]
(Mon-Fri 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 Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did byJLCarr.
7: Lookingfor Mother

: Killing Orders: 4: The Fire Next Time

Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in a six-part dramatisation of Sara Paretsky's novel.
V.I. is convinced that Agnes's murder is linked to a covert takeover bid for Ajax insurance, but can she prove it?


Author: Sara Paretsky
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
V.I. Warshawski: Kathleen Turner
Roger Ferrant: Martin Shaw
Rosa: Eileen Way
Gabriella: Avril Clark
MrsPaciorek: Helen Horton
Barbara Paciorek: Lorelei King
Bobby Maliory: Willam Hootkins
Murray Ryerson: Kerry Shale
Voice: John Bennett
FrCarroU: Don Fellows
Fr Pelly: Colin Stinton
Fr Jablonski: Peter Penry-Jones

: 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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