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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Shoesmith.


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.

: Work Talk

The Guyana-born British actor Norman Beaton talks to Ferdinand Dennis.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Talks: Norman Beaton
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr David Stone.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr David Stone.

: News

: Midweek

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


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

: Daily Service

Introit: What cheer!; Now Thank We All Our God;
John 3, w 1-8; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; Be Thou My Vision. Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett with New Year's Day entries from Katherine Mansfield (1915), Sydney Moseley (1905) and James Boswell (1763). Read by Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: James Boswell
Read By: Timothy West
Read By: Prunella Scales.
Producer: Kate McAll.

: am The Bible

Chronicles. Part 5.

: Woman's Hour

Read My Lips: Who really tells the truth - journalists who report it, or actors who recreate it?
Jenni Murray presides at Ronnie Scott's, with guests Sheila Hancock , Anna Massey , Lynn Barber , Kate Adie. Story: One More
Interview by John Updike. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Lynn Barber
Unknown: Kate Adie.
Unknown: John Updike.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Namesakes

Last of six programmes. Is Penelope Keith cut out to be a Baptist minister's wife? Stereo
(Fordetails see Christmas Day) 0 DOCUMENTARY: page 28


Unknown: Penelope Keith

: Masterbrain

Stereo (Broadcast Sat 8.50pm;

: The World at One

The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Major , MP, gives a wide-ranging New Year's Day interview to James Naughtie.


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Marching

How does a man manage when he has to bring up his young daughter alone?
Written by Don Haworth.
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Written By: Don Haworth.
Director: Kay Patrick.
Jenny: Susan Sheridan
Arthur: Cliff Howells
Sam Crabbe: Geoffrey Banks

: A Short History of the Cold Shower

Dr John Post presents a sample from more than 100 years of delicate, improving and uplifting advice about sex, in four programmes.
1: What Every Young Person Should Know
Producer Malcolm Love. Stereo


Producer: Malcolm Love.

: A Feather on the Breath of God

Rosemary Hartill presents a portrait of a remarkable woman, the 12th-century Abbess Hildegard of Bingen. Reader Geraldine McEwan.
Producer Amanda Hancox. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Reader: Geraldine McEwan.
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: The Parts

Carol Vorderman plugs into European communication. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews , who has sat through more than 300 hours of feature films this year, reflects with the help of studio guests on the trends of 1991, from
Terminator to Thelma and Louise.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Thelma And Louise.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

The New Year Boy by Shena Mackay.
Reader Maggie Steed. Producer Duncan Minshull


Reader: Shena MacKay.
Reader: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Literary Consequences

Introducing Mr Dollfuss Jill Tweedie seals the fate of Edwin Dollfuss in the final part of the story. Dollfuss is being reprogrammed for the 90s. Will he succumb?


Unknown: Mr Dollfuss
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Edwin Dollfuss

: The House

Fifth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "Mr Speaker , will the Home Secretary explain why he is supporting the nomination of the twin brother of his closest friend. Has the Government rigged the election process?"
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Mr Speaker
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary: Isla Blair
Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Rose: Sheila Reid
Kay Bennett: Jane Booker
Gerald Mossman: David Neville
The Speaker: Terence Edmond

: News

: The Archers

Not the anniversary present Peggy was expecting!

: Face the Facts

To begin the new series, John Waite looks back over the stories he has covered in the past year and what has happened since. Editor Graham Ellis
● WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Speaking Volumes

In a dingy basement in Nice, the faithful of the English-American Library of the Cote d'Azur gather to renew their books, their friendships and their memories.
Producer Simon Elmes


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Batman: the Lazarus Syndrome

Batman is dead. Police Commissioner Gordon makes a desperate journey through the background of Gotham City's famous vigilante, to unmask his killer and to solve the mystery of the occupant of Wayne Manor.

Batman created by Bob Kane. Based on characters and situations published by DC Comics Inc. Written by the producer Dirk Maggs and Simon Bullivant.


Batman created by: Bob Kane
Writer/Producer: Dirk Maggs
Writer: Simon Bullivant
Batman: Bob Sessions
Alfred Pennyworth: Michael Gough
Commissioner Gordon: Paul Maxwell
Bruce Wayne: Garrick Hagon
Barbara Gordon: Shelley Thompson
Dick Grayson: Kerry Shale
Selina Kyle: Lorelei King
Jason Todd: Alan Marriott

: Protesters for Paradise

A ten-part series in which
Brian Redhead traces the history of the Christian church from the end of the Middle
Ages to the present day. 1: Ranters and Razors
A search for the roots of reform finds them deeper than Luther's Germany or Henry VIII 's England.
Producer Malcolm Love. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Henry Viii
Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Rich Pickings

2: The Sun.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. 4: The Blizzard. Stereo


Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov.

: SirGawainandthe Green Knight

Part 3. Stereo

: From Dzikow to Willesden Green

2: Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

: 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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