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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 John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk. Witnesses face cross-examination from a panel including Edward Pearce , Janet Daley and Rabbi Hugo Gryn.
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn.
Producer: David Coomes.

: An Englishman in the Midi

3: Down the High Street Bank managers, accountants and the idiosyncrasies of French newspapers feature in John P Harris 's talk about life in Languedoc.
Producer Merilyn Harris. Stereo 0 BBC book and Radio
Collection cassette, available from retailers


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's classic story about four sisters growing up in New England during the American Civil War, dramatised in six parts. 1: Good Neighbours The March family anticipate a bleak winter but Jo has plans for Christmas cheer. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Musical Director Stuart Hutchinson Producer Marilyn Imrie. Stereo * FEATURE: page 28


Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Stuart Hutchinson
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
Aunt March: Margaret Robertson
Hannah: Alibe Parsons
Sally Gardiner: Tamsin Hollo
Mrs Hummell: Kate Binchy
Jenny Snow: Federay Holmes

: Paradise Lost

Episode 17.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the celebrated Swedish soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom.
Serial: The Vampire Tapestry
Book Two: The Land of Lost Content (1)
Read by Garrick Hagon.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Out of Order

The light-hearted political quiz. Team captains,
Austin Mitchell MP and Michael White are joined this week by MPs Edwina Currie and Jerry Hayes. The chairman is Patrick Hannan.
Producer Louise Coats. Stereo


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Jerry Hayes.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Louise Coats.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Fragments in a Vulgar Tongue

by David Zane Mairowitz. Recorded on location in Avignon, Provence and Islington, London, this is the story of an obsessive man. His marriage is on the rocks, his obsession is for Petrarch, the medieval scholar and poet who fantasised about a girl called Laura.
Petrarch sonnet read in Italian by Luciana Castellucci
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz.
Unknown: Luciana Castellucci
Director: Richard Wortley.
D: Struan Rodger
dotllde: Carolle Rousseau
Annie: Annie Legault
Tutor: Geoffrey Matthews
Cardinal: Geoffrey Matthews
Judge: Geoffrey Matthews
Tour Guide: Geoffrey Matthews
Shrink: Geoffrey Matthews

: Prime Minister's Questions

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

: Bus Stop

with Jenni Mills and Nick Baker. Editor Ian Bell


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

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen goes to
Norwich as the Theatre
Royal reopens, reviews a new production of The Tempest by the English Shakespeare Company, and visits a silversmith in Hereford.
Producer Sarah Johnson. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9. 15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Short Story

Blame it on the Pilgrims
Anne Leaton 's tale describes the build-up to
American Thanksgiving - which is celebrated today. "Every cell in Margery's body is attuned to the event. She disappears into shopping malls like some comestible down the long dark throat of a crocodile."
Read by Liza Ross.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Anne Leaton
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Young Postmen: 2: C'est la Légion

by Ben Miller.
It's very important to remember that the French Foreign Legion is a ruthless and violent fighting unit, so if Brian, Derek and Sue find themselves fighting the Tuareg in a fort in Africa then they deserve our admiration. And anyway, they only joined by mistake.
With Ben Miller, John Thomson, Alistair McGowan, Jim Barclay.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: News

: The Archers

When the Tuckers are up, the Carters are down.

: The Queen, the Bishop and the Barbie Doll

They say chess is just a game. But it isn't. It is power, humiliation, war and the Oedipal urge.
The battlefield is a public library in Surrey on a Bank Holiday weekend. All human life is there, and so is a computer. Producer Liz Jensen. Stereo


Producer: Liz Jensen.

: Analysis

A Place Apart
Northern Ireland remains one of the most violently divided parts of Europe, despite the politicians' efforts. So can there ever be a constitutional settlement in which both communities have their aspirations satisfied?
Brendan O'Leary assesses the options for progress in Britain's own ethnic conflict.
Producer David Hendy


Unknown: Brendan O'Leary
Producer: David Hendy

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country Part 9.

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.
5: A Surprise for Pete Roberts
Paul and Steve take a trip to a seemingly deserted island in a lonely stretch of the Thames....
Director Martyn C Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Director: Martyn C Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Det Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Clmrlie: James Beattie
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Warren: James Thomason
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

: 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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