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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
George Austin.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Austin.

: News

: Midweek

withLibbyPurves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes.
Producer Bridget Osbome


Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osbome

: Wonderlandscapes

The final programme exploring the world of Lewis Carroll and the Rev Charles Dodgson : one and the same man - portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings. Children Are Three-fourths of My Life! Reader Anna Massey. Music Steven Faux. Adapted by Michael Bakewell Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Dodgson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Reader: Anna Massey.
Music: Steven Faux.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Alice: Charlotte Coleman
Caterpillar: John Baddeley
White Knight: Norman Jones
Sylvie: Susan Sherioan
Lady Muriel: Elizabeth Kelly
Collingwood: David Goudge
IsaBowman: Victoria Carling
Ethel Rowell: Petra Markham
Girdlestone: Nigel Carrington
Tuckwell: Nigel Carrington
Furniss: David King

: Daily Service

Reading: Romans 15, w 5-9,12 and 13. Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

/Samuel Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray. Serial:
The Sixth Heaven (8)

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: London Transports

The first in a series of three plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Green Park
An invitation to the Ritz and a proposition puts a strain on old friendships.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo


Dramatised By: Kate Binchy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Jane Roebuck: Jane Gurnett
Margaret: Diana Hoddinott
Helen: Susan Brown
Charlie: Harry Towb
Jeff: Mark Drewry
Principal: Kate Binchy

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Mathematical Triangle

The last of three plays by John Wain and Laszlo Solymar about mathematicians and philosophers whose ideas brought about their downfall.
Hypatia's training as a mathematician led her to doubt and to question but, in an age of religious fervour, an inquiring mind can be dangerous.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Laszlo Solymar
Director: Jane Morgan.
Hypatia: Jane Whittenshaw
Coachman: Eric Allan
Philemon: Andrew Wincott
Peter: Colin McFarlane
Cyril: Norman Jones
Orestes: Brett Usher

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
How well do encyclopedias match the demands of the National Curriculum, GCSEs and children themselves? Libby Purves and Bernard Ashley sample four of the latest to be published.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Bernard Ashley
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

Ashes of Empire
A three-part series in which Gordon Clough reports from the Soviet Union.
1: Red Flag, Green Banners


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Parts I

The return of the series in which
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Julia Durbin

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn discusses the week's films, including the new release by cult Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar ; and there are reviews of new albums by the Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Short Story

The Long Crossing by Leonardo Sciascia.
A group of Sicilians bound for a new life in America find that their boat journey has an unexpected destination. Read by Sean Barrett. Translated by Avril Bardoni
Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo


Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Translated By: Avril Bardoni
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The House

The first of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "Charles, I don't believe you've grasped the seriousness of last night. They're calling for a conference debate. We could go down. And they want someone's head."
"And if there's a head to roll then it may as well be mine, and I take it you, Dougal, will be holding the basket?"
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Rose: Sheila Reid
Arthur: James Garbutt

: News

: The Archers

The Goddess of Love graces Jack and Peggy's garden ...

: Medicine Now

: Brief Lives

Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan presents compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives. 2: Lovingly Crafted
Producer Simon Etmes. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Simon Etmes.

: 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.
4: The Economics of Eden Modern genetics provides the key to the colonisation of the world from man's probable origins in Africa.


Lecturer: Dr Steve Jones
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Art of Insult

The last of a six-part series in which Attila the Stockbroker explores the tradition of verbal abuse in cultures past and present. Your Mother Was a Hamster
The professional insulters: comedians and politicians. Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo


Producer: Tessa Watt.

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod.


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Death on Long Island by Gilbert Adair.
A disappointment and a rainy day drive an esoteric author to see an unlikely film that alarmingly challenges all preconceptions.
The first of five episodes read by John Carlisle. Abndged by Polly Coles Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Gilbert Adair.
Read By: John Carlisle.
Unknown: Polly Coles
Producer: Clive Brill

: Indian Tales of the Raj: 4: Quit India

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.
Cassette: Plain Tales from the Raj, from retailers


Narrator: Roshan Seth
Producer: Zareer Masani

: 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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