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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Rev Keith Clements.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: News

: Midweek

Libby Purves with birthday guest Auberon Waugh.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Auberon Waugh.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Daily Service

Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth,BBCHB
145); II Corinthians 11, w 21b-30andl2,w9b-10;
Father Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex, BBC HB 352). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Wilko's Spain

Tony Wilkinson 's second port of call in hometown Spain takes him to the north-west - Lugo in Galicia. The local paper, EProgreso, reports on a family still living in an Iron Age hut. Poverty is forcing many farmers to grow Australian eucalyptus trees for the paper industry, but there could be ecological disaster. An independent production by Tony Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Production By: Tony Wilkinson.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 16.

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
Serial: The Vampire
Tapestry Book One: The Ancient Mind at Work (3)

: You and Yours

Sally Hawkins presents the second in the series
Hard Times looking at poverty in Britain in the 90s. Today - who are the poor and how did they come to be so? Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: The House

Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.
5: "They won't like it in Brussels, Dougal."
"That's why the idea's good. It'll get right up their noses. And we all know that when Number Ten takes on the Commission, up go the ratings....
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Kay: Jane Booker
Tom: Bill Wallis
Rose: Sheila Reid
Nick: Julian Dutton

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The Psychedelic Spy

A thriller in five parts by Andrew Rissik. With James Aubrey as Billy Hindle, Joanna Lumley as Tara Lightbom, Gerald Harper as Sir Richard Snark, and Lisa Rowe-Beddoe as Marianne.
2: Mondays Are Hell
Hindle has not only given up killing, he has also had to give up Marianne.
Director Glyn Dearman


Written By: Andrew Rissik
Director: Glyn Dearman
Billy Hindle: James Aubrey
Tara: Joanna Lumley
Jack Lightborn: Charles Gray
Sir Richard: Gerald Harper
Maurice Browning: Robert Eddison
Marianne: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe
Stella Golding: Tara Dominick
Hugo Bailey: Nigel Carrington
Duncan Taylor: Fraser Kerr

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Bel Mooney and Danny Baker pick the best books for Christmas presents.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Danny Baker

: File on 4

: Devil's Advocate

with Clive Anderson.
In the last in the series, author Kathy Lette puts up a defence for the flirtatious
Becky Sharp from
Thackeray's Vanity Fair. Producer Kate Boston


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: Becky Sharp

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reports on the week's film releases, including a version of John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men; and, in a week when Bladerunner is released in a special "director's cut", he investigates this new trend. Producer Julian May. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: John Steinbeck

: Short Story

Seriously Seeking J K Galbraith by Catherine Merriman. "My neighbour Babs had had them all:
Clint Eastwood , David Essex , Richard Gere ,
Burt Reynolds. ... Not really, you understand. In her dreams."
Read by Marie Phillips. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Catherine Merriman.
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Burt Reynolds.
Read By: Marie Phillips.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Hying the Flag

Alex Shearer 's comedy drama, in eight parts. As Unequal as Others
The Ambassador and his staff battle on bravely, coming to terms with the changing order in Colonel Surikov's fledgling
Eastern Bloc democracy. But when equal rights for women appears on the agenda, closely followed by emerging militant feminists, the embassies echo to the sound of men closing ranks.
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Neil Cargill.
MacKenzie: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

Ring-a-ring-a-Nelson. Stereo

: Medfcine Now

: Age to Age

: Toistoy - At War and Peace

On the morning of 7 November
1910, the acclaimed writer of the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina died at a little railway station in the middle of Russia. In this seven-part series compiled by Michael Bakewell ,
Norman Rodway as Count Leo Tolstoy traces his long and varied career, reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends, and the characters from his books.
1: When Did I Begin to Be?
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Anna Karenina
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Count Leo Tolstoy
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Young Tolstoy: Nicholas Farrell
Sasha Tolstoy: Alice Arnold
Sergei Tolstoy: Alan Barker
Hya Tolstoy: David Collings
Tatyana Tolstoy: Victoria Carling
Aunt Toinette: Elizabeth Kelly
Natasha Rostov: Petra Markham
Nicholas Rostov: David Goudge
Prince Andrei: Nigel Carrington
Prince Bolkonsky: Peter Penry Jones
Blind Storyteller: John Baddeley
Reader: John Rowe

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country Part 8.

: The Friend in the Corner: 1: 1936

Six years in radio's history.
The listener to the BBC's National and Regional wireless programmes in the 1930s was fed an incessant diet of dance bands and establishment voices - until 1936 when it was discovered that microphones could operate outside the confines of the studio. Sir John Reith 's bright young men rushed headlong into the world.
Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Sir John Reith
Reader: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: 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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