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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Vivienne Faull.

: Today

with John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.


Unknown: John Waite

: Opinion

The Endless Cycle
Glenys Kinnock reveals the multi-layered poverty in the lives of women in forgotten urban communities.
Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: The Virgin in the Ice

by Ellis Peters. The second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, narrated by Sir Michael Hordem and starring Philip Madoc as the medieval sleuth. 2: Danger from All SidesBrother Cadfael has found Ives Hugonin alive and well. He has also, to his grief, found the boy's sister.... With John Fleming , Kate Binchey and Jonathan Tafler Dramatised by Bert Coules Music by Peter Salem Producer Phil Clarke. Stereo


Unknown: Ellis Peters.
Unknown: Michael Hordem
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Ives Hugonin
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Music By: Peter Salem
Producer: Phil Clarke.
Hugh: Douglas Hodge
lves: Dean Magri
Ermina: Moira Buffini
Elyas: Crispin Letts
Olivier: Raad Rawi
Boterel: Andrew Wincott
Leonard: Leonard Fenton

: The Hindu Scriptures

19: The Dwarf Who
Stepped over the Universe.

: Woman's Hour

The garden designer
Penelope Hobhouse takes Jenni Murray on a tour of gardens across the ages. Serial: A Lesson in Dying


Unknown: Penelope Hobhouse
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: Trivia Test Match

Hear the stumps fly and the wickets fall for the final time as Brian Johnston umpires the last test of wit and general knowledge in this series. Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.
From Shamley Green Cricket Club, Surrey. Producer Jon Magnusson Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Creative Writing

In Martyn Wade 's black comedy, Leonard's redundancy at work and at home (his family are only interested in God) force him to enrol in a creative writing course....
Director Cherry Cookson Stereo


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Leonard: Peter Jeffrey
Phyllis: Eva Stuart
Dean: David Timson
Verity: Vicky Ireland
Frank: Alan Dudley
Ms Sacofsky: Wendy Murray
Timothy: David Gooderson
Jane: Jilll Idstone

: Bus Stop

Jenni Mills and Nick Baker take the pulse of the country - lift the lid off local issues, measure the real impact of national affairs, and meet the people who make a place special. Producer Chris Wines Series editor Ian Bell


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Nick Baker
Editor: Ian Bell

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from
Parliament, brought to you by the BBC's team of Westminster correspondents.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reports on the London Contemporary Dance season in Leeds, including three premieres; and at the Tramway in Glasgow the American Wooster Group perform their version of Chekhov.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Five Strange Stories

4: The Paradise Garden
A strange voice warns about meddling with plants, but still the lady persists.
Read by Jill Graham.


Read By: Jill Graham.

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

In the last in the series, the little matter of the true nature of good and evil - and which is best.
Thora Hird and Ian Beale battle it out, along with St Simon Stylites, Virgil, King Arthur and a She-Demon.
Starring Richard Herring , Stewart Lee , Rebecca Front, Armando lannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Ian Beale
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: The Archers

Kate keeps her counsel. Stereo

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell explores the extraordinary within ordinary family life. 4: The Roys.
Duncan Roy grew up knowing he was different from his brothers without knowing why - they had red hair, his was black and, unlike them, his skin was olive. To convince himself, if not others, of the reason for this difference he took refuge in lies. Today the lies go on, but Duncan has stopped running from the past and the truth that lies at the heart of his "family". Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Duncan Roy
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Analysis

Brittle Bonds of Friendship
Britain's economic, military and political future in Europe hinges on the German connection.
David Walker asks how the British people are to relate to a country about which many of them continue to have mixed feelings.
Producer David Hendy


Unknown: Brittle Bonds
Unknown: David Walker
Producer: David Hendy

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Vivian Stuart. Stereo


Unknown: Vivian Stuart.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

4: Cold Heart.

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

A serial in eight parts from 1957, broadcast to coincide with the 80th birthday of Francis Durbridge , creator of radio's most famous detective.
1: My Heart and Harry. with Hamilton Dyce, Trevor Martin , John Graham , Frank
Windsor, Will Leighton and Beryl Calder
Director Martyn C Webster 0 CULT: page 4


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Will Leighton
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Director: Martyn C Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Det Insp Vosper: Hugh Manning
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Charlie: James Beattie
Peter Wallace: Frank Partington
Clutch Brompton: Lockwood West

: 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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