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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Robert Paterson.


Unknown: Rev Robert Paterson.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Fashion designer
Vivienne Westwood is
Sue Lawley's castaway. Stereo

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Nadine Grieve
9 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA
● Chris Dunkley writes on The Future of Radio: page 34


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nadine Grieve
Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Hullo Motor Folk!

The last in a series in which Harry Thompson climbs into his Bullnosed Morris and recalls motoring between the wars. 4: The Road to Spaghetti Junction. As Singer Sixes and Austin Sevens nosed their way along the tracks of Britain, a new map of the nation was being forged. Secret places and absolute quiet were found and lost as motoring grew. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Daily Service

We Were Not There To
See You Come (Veni
Emmanuel); He is Lord; John 20, vv 19-31; And I Praise Your Name
(Espinosa): Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of Music
Merion Powell.

: The Bible

Part 4.

: Woman's Hour

From the North.
With Christa Ackroyd.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fire
Final part.


Unknown: Christa Ackroyd.

: Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Susannah Simons.


Unknown: Susannah Simons.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial: Still Life: 3: A Simple Ritual

A four-part serialisation of A S Byatt's novels The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life, dramatised by John Harvey.
Stephanie gives up teaching in anticipation of the birth of her first child. Her sister Frederica's horizons, however, are expanding as she finally realises one of her long-cherished ambitions.


Dramatised By: John Harvey.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

When author Muriel Spark 's first novel appeared, following her conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1954, she had already established a reputation as a poet and biographer. The Comforters was warmly received and was followed by many novels, including her best known, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She is about to publish a volume of autobiography. Nigel Forde examines her particular talent for elegant, comic and eccentric stories.
Nigel Williams talks about his new comic novel, They Came from SW19, and Kate Figes selects the pick of the summer's paperback reading.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Talks: Nigel Williams
Talks: Kate Figes
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A major retrospective of the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley ; and Pete Davies , author of Storm Country, ventures into small-town America.
Natalie Wheen's guest is the conductor
Richard Hickox.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo


Unknown: Alfred Sisley
Unknown: Pete Davies
Conductor: Richard Hickox.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

The Passport Officer by James Thurlby.
Harding's pressurised business life is having a strange effect on him.
Read by Paul Daneman.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: James Thurlby.
Read By: Paul Daneman.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Eddie Meir and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Eddie Meir
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Nigel's childhood comes up trumps at Lower Loxley.
Written by Graham Harvey Director Vanessa Whitburn


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tom: Bob Arnold
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Brenda: Helen Cutler
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Roger Hume
Robin: Tim Meats
Usha: Sudha Bhuchar
Nigel: Graham Seed

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Pick of the Week

with Dilly Barlow. Producer Fran Acheson


Unknown: Dilly Barlow.
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Any Questions?

From South Ascot, Berkshire.
Panel: Bryan Gould , MP, Shadow Environment
Secretary; Sir Simon Hornby , Chairman of W H Smith ; Peter Lilley , MP; Judy Weleminsky , Director, National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Sir Simon Hornby
Unknown: H Smith
Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: Judy Weleminsky
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins ' weekly look at the law.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Way of All Flesh Part 5.

: Week Ending

Producer Louise Coats. Stereo


Producer: Louise Coats.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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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