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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father
Oliver McTernan.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest, actor Paul Nicholas.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Paul Nicholas.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Wilko's Spain

4: Tarragona Tony Wilkinson portrays the Catalan port of Tarragona through its local paper, the Diari. Few tourists notice the area's petro-chemical or nuclear plants. A terrorist bomb in a pipeline prompts the local hospital to spell out its emergency plans. But the town reaps the tax benefit of local heavy industry - the ancient cathedral is getting a facelift. An independent production by Tony Wilkinson. Stereo


Production By: Tony Wilkinson.

: Daily Service

0 Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (Was Lebet, BBC HB 267); Luke 11, vv 1-13; Our Father
(Sheppard); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Septon,BBCHB35). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 26.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Libby Spurrier on the meaning of the colour red. Serial: The Vampire Tapestry. Final part.
Book Four: The Last of Dr Weyland(3).


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Libby Spurrier

: You and Yours

Sally Hawkins continues a special series, Hard Times, looking at poverty in Britain. The number of people living in poverty has doubled over the last decade to 12 million. The government insists it must continue to cut public spending. What policies are now needed to help the poorest in society? Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: The Comedians

by Graham Greene.
Dramatised in eight parts. Starring
Michael Kitchen as Brown. With Michael Feast as Jones, James Maxwell as Smith and Helen Horton as Mrs Smith.
1: An August morning in the early 1960s ... and a Dutch cargo ship, carrying a strangely ill-assorted group of passengers, is bound for the troubled island of Haiti.
Dramatised by Rene Basilico. Producer John Fawcett Wilson.


Dramatised By: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Jones: Michael Feast
Smith: James Maxwell
Mrs Smith: Helen Horton
Captain Dekker: Hans Meyer
Purser: Peter van Dissel
Baxter: John Cater
Mr Fernandez: John Webb
Steward: David Carr

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The Psychedelic Spy

A thriller in five parts by Andrew Rissik.
4: Orange Juice and Sugar
Instead of murdering Tara, Hindle has made love to her. Jack is dying of cancer and Hindle has no taste for more killing.
Director Glyn Dearman.


Written By: Andrew Rissik
Director: Glyn Dearman
Billy Hindle: James Aubrey
Tara Lightbom: Joanna Lumley
Jack Lightborn: Charles Gray
Marianne: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe
Alex Lindstrom: Ed Bishop
Duncan Taylor: Fraser Kerr

: Treasure Islands

With Michael Rosen and Wendy Cooling.


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Partners in Crime

A File on 4 special.

: The Parts

Alun Lewis pedals the latest in pushbike technology.
Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: James Clarke

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Judy Meewezen reports on two of the many productions of Aladdin.
Brian Sibley reviews this week's film releases and the Nederland Dance
Theatre's visit to Bradford. Producer Neil Trevithick. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: Short Story

Sydney Came to Egypt by Gillian Tindall.
A tale of fate and the rediscovery of mystery and meaning in the land of the Pharaohs.
Read by Jonathan Tafler. Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Gillian Tindall.
Read By: Jonathan Tafler.
Producer: Tracey Neale

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Democrats.

: Hying the Flag by Alex Shearer.

5: Endangered Species
Desperate to be seen to be green, the Ambassadors from both East and West try to reconcile materialism with ecological common sense. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Producer: Neil Cargill.
MacKenne: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Sutikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

There's a charmer at the auditions. Stereo

: Costing the Earth


: Medkane Now

: Age to Age

: Toistoy - At War and Peace

The life story of the author acclaimed by his contemporaries as "the greatest man in Russia", compiled from his letters and diaries, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his books.
With Norman Rodway as Count Leo Tolstoy. Reader John Rowe.
3: Artificial Nightingales
Compiled by Michael Bakewell Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Reader: Count Leo Tolstoy.
Reader: John Rowe.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Young Tolstoy: Nicholas Farrell
Sasha Tolstoy: Allce Arnold
Sergei Tolstoy: Alan Barker
Marya Tolstoy: Melinda Walker
Turgenev: Geoffrey Whitehead
Alexandrine: Rosalie Crutchley
Fet: David King
Masha: Victoria Carling
Nekrasov: Peter Penry Jones
The Countess: Elizabeth Kelly
Prime Andrei: Nigel Carrington

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

McSorley's Wonderful Saloon
Final story: AU You Can Holdfor Five Bucks.

: The Friend in the Corner

Six years in radio's history. 3: 1947
The BBC celebrates its
Silver Jubilee by merging the Home Service with the Light Programme for a few weeks in an effort to save fuel. But as Britain continued to shiver under a blanket of snow, the wireless provided a little warmth in the chill.
Dick Barton stormed onto the airwaves, Children's Hour celebrated its 25th anniversary and the BBC mounted its largest-ever operation to cover the wedding of the Princess Elizabeth. And scientists and philosophers debated the major question of the year - atomic power.
Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Dick Barton
Reader: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: 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.

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