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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Mashuq Ally.


Unknown: Mashuq Ally.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Janet Morley.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Janet Morley.

: Waugh on Five Fronts

5: Letters to the Betjemans Evelyn Waugh tried very hard to woo John Betjeman away from Anglo-
Catholicism to the Roman
Church, and the correspondence often became extremely heated.


Unknown: Betjemans Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: John Betjeman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Salisbury talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo

: The Village

Life goes on apace in the Hampshire village of Bentley.
Presenter Nigel Farrell. Producer Ronni Davis


Presenter: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse); II
Corinthians 1, vv 8-14; I Want Jesus to Walk
With Me (Trad); Fear Not, For I Have Redeemed You 0 Page Clark). Director of Music Timothy Dean.


Music: Timothy Dean.

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture.
1: The March of the 45 The 45rpm record arrived with rock 'n' roll, teenagers, Dansettes and autochangers, in the golden age of the singles chart. Today, when record companies make more money from sales of T-shirts than singles, the 7-inch piece of plastic is being replaced by cassingles, CDs, 12-inch records, DCCDs, DATs and mini-CDs.... should we shed a tear for the 45 - and for the teenager? Producer Wendy Pilmer Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The Hindu Scriptures

10: The
Mountain Umbrella


Unknown: Mountain Umbrella

: Woman's Hour

Jessica Mitford talks to
Anna Ford about family, friendships, and the American way of birth.
Serial: A Woman of the Pharisees


Talks: Jessica Mitford
Unknown: Anna Ford

: The Natural History Programme

As concern over the depletion of the ozone layer continues, Michael Scott investigates the implications for Britain's native wild plants and crop species.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry. fast-food and foie gras ... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The Scarlet Letter Stereo

: 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

In the centenary year of the death of Alfred Lord
Tennyson, Nigel Forde reads a new biography of the poet by Michael Thorn and discusses his importance and influence on writers today. He also investigates a new literary phenomenon the auction of books, not to the public but the publisher.
Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Alfred Lord
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Michael Thorn

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reports on the opening of a portrait exhibition at the Tate, and a new musical starring Tony Slattery , Radio
Times. Also reviews of the Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story

The Laundry by Emily Prager.
Staying with her future mother-in-law in Johannesburg, Eve is
12,000 miles from home and just a little nervous. A familiar chore seems the very thing to calm her down. Read by Shelley Thompson.
Producer Sarah Kilgarnff


Unknown: Emily Prager.
Read By: Shelley Thompson.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer Jilt Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

Has Peggy fallen tor Conn?
Director Vanessa Whitburn. Stereo


Director: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Susie Riddell
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Hetty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Bert: Roger Hume
Robin: Tim Meats
Nigel: Graham Seed
Conn: Don Fellows

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Noah Richler.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests
David Bryer , Director of Oxfam; Jenny Kirkpatrick , businesswoman; Austin Mitchell, MP; and Peter Temple-Morris , MP tackle the issues raised in Spalding, Lines.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Bryer
Unknown: Jenny Kirkpatrick
Unknown: Peter Temple-Morris
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins 's
I weekly look at the developments in the law. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

No Master's Voice

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

0 Caledonia!
Part 3.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Squawkers, Spotties and Wrinklies

In the last of three programmes, Phil Smith presents some well-preserved inhabitants of the BBC Sound Archives. Producer Penny Lawrence Rpt )


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Lawrence Rpt

: 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.

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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