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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev James Butterworth.


Unknown: James Butterworth.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Paul Johns.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Paul Johns.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Janet Daley ,
Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Table Talk

Leslie Forbes gathers seaweed with Ronnie Herbert-Smith
Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Ronnie Herbert-Smith
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Second Thoughts

by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Starringand
5: Faint Possibility Liza becomes a cult figure when she broadcasts details of her love life to the nation on Woman's Hour. Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Marjone: Jo Kendall

: The Bible

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians
Peter Jeffrey reads the first selecton from the Revised
English Version.


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey

: Woman's Hour

Born to an unwed teenager in a school for wayward girls, Frances Lear now symbolises the success story of the American career woman. She tells her story to Jenni Murray. Serial: Bucket Nut (9).


Unknown: Frances Lear
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spmk


Producer: Geoff Spmk

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Litmus Test

More scientific fact and fantasy with Howie Firth in the company of Aubrey Manning, Martyn Gorman , Heinz Wolff and Bob Ralph. This week: measuring up to lust, reductio ad absurdum for the male of the species.
Producer Christopher Lambton Stereo


Unknown: Howie Firth
Unknown: Martyn Gorman
Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Bob Ralph.
Producer: Christopher Lambton

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Case of the Vanishing Vamp

The further adventures of private eye Dick George. Written in the style of a Hollywood comedy/thriller of the 1930s by Sarah Maxwell.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Writer: Sarah Maxwell
Director: Glyn Dearman
Dick: Francis Matthews
Dora: Margaret Robertson
Blore, the butler: Edward de Souza
Pasta, the dog: Ronald Herdman
Mugsy Moran: Harry Towb
Loretta Raine: Liza Ross
Hurry Loomis: Ed Bishop
Jonathan Dane: Peter Whitman
Marie Celeste: Nicky Croydon
Central Casting: Bonnie Hurren

: Coastline


: Poetry Please!

from The Pump Room in Bath. Simon Rae introduces a selection of listeners' requests, read by Eleanor Bron and Tim Pigott Smith.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo •REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Read By: Eleanor Bron
Read By: Tim Pigott Smith.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen with reviews of the RSC production of The Ihbbuk and in Sheffield the Oxford Stage Co version of Much Ado
About Nothing. Plus a profile of rural poet James Crowden.
Producer Adrian Washboume. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: James Crowden.
Producer: Adrian Washboume.

: Short Story

The Catch by Peter Hollywood.
Kiernan had long believed himself out of reach of his religion, then suddenly this ridiculous urge to bless himself had taken hold of him.
Read by Lalor Roddy.
Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hollywood.
Read By: Lalor Roddy.
Producer: Pam Brighton.

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: King Street Junior

by Jim Eldridge. Starringand
With special guest
3: Is There a Father
Christmas is on the horizon and Mr Sims is elected to co-ordinate school festivities. Pity he doesn't spot the "banana skin" perhaps it's the stars in his eyes!
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mr Sims: Karl Howman
Mr Beeston, the headteacher: James Grout
herself: Michaela Strachan
Mr Holliday, the Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone, the School Secretary: Margaret John
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Andy: Kemal Ibrahim
Tanita: Sarah Harvey-Smart
Paula: Anna Williams
Martin: Ben Wint
Rajid: Adam Dean

: News

: The Archers

Ruth is keen on the co-op. Stereo

: White Swans and Mucky Ducks

Peter Tinniswood throws temperance to the wind as he journeys in search of the elixir of English pub life.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Chris Wines

: Analysis

The Municipal Consumer?
Local self government has traditionally been seen as one of the bulwarks of British democracy. In recent years however, local democracy has increasingly been replaced by consumer choice. So, asks Vernon Bogdanor , does this amount to the weakening of the vote and strengthening of the purse?
Producer Chris Westcott


Unknown: Vernon Bogdanor
Producer: Chris Westcott

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00arrv5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Way of All Flesh Part 14.

: The Gibson

Bruce Bedford's six-part time-hopping thriller. 3: A stranger probes Priscusand Selwyn 's slide-show sickens Saul.
Music by Thomas Johnson , realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects by Dick Mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Andy Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Priscusand Selwyn
Music By: Thomas Johnson
Unknown: Robin Lever.
Unknown: Dick Mills
Director: Andy Jordan.
Saul judd: Robert Glenister
Elise judd: Sharon Duce
Scribe: Freddie Jones
Scribe's Wife: Kate Binchy
Haensel Sethria: Constance Chapman
Selwyn Fist: Timothy West
Priscus: Gordon Reid
Stranger: Michael Stroud
Landlord: Eric Allen

: A Most Shameful Law

Malcolm Jones tells the story of Josephine Butler 's 20-year fight against the Contagious Diseases Acts. With Jill Balcon as Josephine Butler. Readers: Geoffrey Banks and Eileen 0' Brien.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Malcolm Jones
Unknown: Josephine Butler
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Readers: Josephine Butler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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.

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