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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Gerry Patton.


Unknown: Fr Gerry Patton.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Ven George Austin.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Growing Up with Grandma

3: The Good Boy.

: News

: Midweek

: Keep It Clean

3: No Sweat Britain is one of the biggest spenders on deodorants and anti-perspirants, but is it all strictly necessary? Laurence Alster on the quest for personal freshness. Readers June Barrie, David Goodland, Shireen Shah and Kerry Shale. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Laurence Alster
Unknown: Shireen Shah
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Daily Service

Let All the World
(Luckington); Jesus Shall Reign (Truno, BBC HB
460): Matthew 11, vv 1-11; How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel); Ye Servants of God (Paderbom, BBC
HB 287). The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 8.

: Woman's Hour

Corinne Julius examines the problems girls experience having periods at school.
Serial: Fraud (7)


Unknown: Corinne Julius

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: In Search of Mihailo

by Dolores Pala dramatised in four parts.
4: Carola's search comes to its end.
Dramatised by Elizabeth Troop Director Sally Avens. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Dolores Pala
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Director: Sally Avens.
Carola: Jenifer Landor
Mihailo: Frank Kovacs
Claude: Philip Franks
Monique: Gill Bevan
Jean: David King
Alexis: Joshua Le Touzel
Brunet: Ronnie Herdman
Serge: Robert Portal
Teddy: Sean Arnold

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Who Sings the Hero?

Six stories of individual or group heroism.
4: A Misfortune at Seaham Mining disasters produce many heroes. Graeme Fife recounts the story of the Seaham Colliery explosion in Seaham, Durham, in 1880. Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Director: Martin Jenkins.
Burt: Nigel Anthony
Cummings: Tim Stone
Drainer: Tim Stone
Fifel Wright: Geoffrey Andrews
Fletcher: Paul Copley
Hindson: Peter Gunn
Mrs Hindson: Siriol Jenkins
Marley: Geoff Lawson
Hutchinson: Geoff Lawson
Riley: Michael Cuckson
Robson: David Learner
Jones: David Learner
Stratton: John Fleming
Dixon: John Hollis
Harrison: John Hollis
Mrs Dixon: Margaret Heery
Mrs Lawson: Margaret Heery
Mrs Stokoe: Sheila Tait
Young boy: Christopher Whittaker

: Missions Improbable

Martin Wainwright reflects on a group of historical characters united by enthusiasm verging on obsession.
In the last programme of the series: Captain
Matthew Webb , best known for being the first cross-Channel swimmer, but who also pursued such bizarre "firsts" as floating in the London Aquarium for 60 hours while paying visitors queued to watch. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Matthew Webb
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Four Seasons

In the last programme of this series which has spanned the year,
Phil Smith gets out and about to record the impact of winter on everyday life. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Profile

3: John Hegley is a strange man in glasses who makes a spectacle of himself. John Walters tracks one man and his dog in search of the bark behind the bite of this savage satirist.
Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reports on a rich week of film releases including Hollywood's version of the Christopher Columbus story and Tim Robbins ' film Bob Roberts.
Also, reports from the Venice Film Festival and a profile of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Tim Robbins
Unknown: Bob Roberts.
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Short Story

Tommy's Day by Peter Regent.
He could see the sea; he could see Uncle Billy unscrew his wooden leg; he could see the girl in the strange bikini. It was that sort of holiday ...
Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Peter Regent.
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers


: Frenchmen Desire Good Children

A buggy ride round New Orleans' French Quarter with pauses for food, drink. wrestling, jazz and ghosts. Recorded on location by Roger Dowling.
Producers Ronald Hayman and Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Dowling.
Producers: Ronald Hayman
Producers: Piers Plowright.

: Medicine Now

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins returns with the series that explores a different musical work or topic each week, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Tonight: Debussy's Nocturnes.
Producer Patrick Lambert. Stereo


Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: In Business

California - Running on Empty
For generations, it's been a place of dreams: a place where the 21st century arrived early. But now the Golden State is tarnished.
Its economy is in trouble, its government hugely overspent. Even the lowest American interest rates for
40 years are failing to get business going again in time for the presidential election. Californians have seen the future - and it's faltering.
Peter Day reports on the lessons the rest of the world can learn from
Producer Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Human Voices
Part 3.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth dips into the past for a none-too-serious historical chat with Jimmy Mulville , Eleanor Bron ,
John Barton and Graham Watson.
Producer Liz Anstee. Stereo


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Graham Watson.
Producer: Liz Anstee.

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that brings you magic movie moments.
This week's panel is:
Dick Vosburgh , William Franklyn , Burt Kwouk and Robin Ray.
Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: 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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