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: New* Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein.

: Today

with Chris Lowe.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev
Richard Harries.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: A Manchester Guardian Man

5: A Dear Tyrant
Sir Hamilton Harty versus Hans Richter , in the contest for the slowest-ever conducting of the Adagio from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.


Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Hans Richter

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Veteran film critic
Dilys Powell talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo


Talks: Dilys Powell

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Daily Service

: Dear Diary

The holiday season is in full swing when Simon Brett picks diary extracts for August 28: Benjamin Robert Haydon enjoys the sea air at Ramsgate and Margate in 1831; it's a day on the beach at Berwick in 1894 for Beatrix Potter ; and over 50 years later James Lees-Milne visits Hill Top , a National Trust property and formerly the home of the creator of Mrs Tiggywinkle. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: James Lees-Milne
Unknown: Hill Top
Readers: Mrs Tiggywinkle.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: The Bible

The final part read by John Gielgud.


Read By: John Gielgud.

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester with Cathy Smith.
Story: Blueprints (2)


Unknown: Cathy Smith.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Dr Stefan Buczacki with team leaders Irene Thomas and Norman Painting and their guests
Lady Antonia Fraser , Brian Blessed , Rod Hull and Lady Barbirolli. Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Leaders: Irene Thomas
Leaders: Norman Painting
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Rod Hull
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial Miss Marjoribanks

2: Skirmishes Stereo

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents report on a topic in the news. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Griff Rhys Jones and Paul Merton.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

From the Edinburgh Festival
Paul Allen seeks out the successes of this year's
Fringe, and sees the plays of C P Taylor and an exhibition of the sculptures of Joan Miro.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Joan Miro.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

Cometh Comet by Herman Charles Bosman.
"We could see, of course, that the star was an omen."
Read by Jack Klaff.
Producer Adrian Bean


Unknown: Herman Charles
Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Adrian Bean

: PM

with Wendy Austin.


Unknown: Wendy Austin.

: A Hack Goes West

Dylan Winter continues his American adventure -
2,000 miles along the Oregon Trail.
8: Cooking over buffalo dung, the singing waitress and the short-order cook - and tragedy at the roadside.
Producer Brian King Stereo


Producer: Brian King

: News

: The Archers

Relief for the Grundys.
Written by Graham Harvey. Stereo


Written By: Graham Harvey.
JiB: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth A: Lison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Kate: Susie Riddell
John: Sam Barriscale
Helm: Frances Graham
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Brenda: Helen Cutler
Bert: Roger Hume
Nigel: Graham Seed
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Conn: Don Fellows
Warren: Philip Weaver
Nurse: Marian Kemmer

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Chantal Cuer .
Producer Penny Lawrence


Presented By: Chantal Cuer

: Call to Account

The Water Companies
Live from the New Leisure
Centre, Maidstone. Michael Carney ,
Secretary of the Water
Services Association; Dr Jan Pentreath , Chief Scientist at the National Rivers Authority; Ian Byatt , Director
General of OFWAT; and David Puttnam , former president of the Council for the Protection of Rural
England, face questions and complaints from the audience.
Donald MacCormick. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Michael Carney
Unknown: Dr Jan Pentreath
Unknown: Ian Byatt
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Donald MacCormick.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Science Now

Alun Lewis with highlights from this year's meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Southampton.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Kaleidoscope

Los Lobos in Performance

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Max Easterman.


Presented By: Max Easterman.

: A Book at Bedtime

Seventy Years a Showman
8: The Wild Wolves of London.
How Sanger fooled the whole of Europe.... and why he was called "Lord" George. Stereo

: When Harry Met Ally

Laugh till your sides ache or your money back!
With Harry Hill,
Alistair McGowan and Noel James. Music by the Jonathan Gee Trio Producer Jon Magnusson Stereo


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Noel James.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The Financial Week

Presented by Heather Payton.


Presented By: Heather Payton.

: Great Political Speeches

1: The Wind of Change Anthony Howard looks back at former prime minister Harold
MacMillan's famous speech in 1960. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Mark Savage

: 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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