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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dame Christian Howard.


Unknown: Dame Christian Howard.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with The Venerable George Austin.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: George Austin.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Dr Mary Archer.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dr Mary Archer.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: This Happy Breed

The first in a new four-part series in which Jennifer Holden meets men who live or work together. 1: Men at WarThe men serving aboard HMS York often spend months together at sea. Many have been involved in war. They are united by the cramped conditions in which they live and by waiting for the mail from their families and friends. But the community also has a strong hierarchy - the Captain dines in solitary state, while the junior seamen queue at the galley. Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo


Unknown: Jennifer Holden
Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Daily Service

Hark, the Glad Sound (Bristol, BBC HB 490);
Luke 8, vv 42-48; Go Ye
Now in Peace (Ellers); The Love of God Comes Close (Melanie). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 31.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Proto Zoe
5: Peachy


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: You and Yours

Sally Hawkins concludes Hard Times - a special series on poverty in the UK. The debate is extended beyond poverty to the sense of powerlessness and social exclusion felt by the poor. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: The Comedians

by Graham Greene.
Dramatised in eight parts. Starring With and 2: Brown comes home to an unexpected reunion ... and to the realities of life, and death, in Haiti.
Dramatised by Rene Basilico. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Dramatised By: Rene Basilico.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Smith: James Maxwell
Helen Horton: Mrs Smith
Martha Pineda: Tessa Wojtczak
DrMagiot: Rudolph Walker
Josephe: Kenneth Gardnier
Petit Pierre: Joseph Charles
British Charge d'Affaires: Terrence Hardiman

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The Psychedelic Spy

Concluding the thriller by Andrew Rissik.
5: Everyone's Been Burned
Marianne has been shot. Hindle is going to put Jack down forever - but nothing is as it seems.
Director Glyn Dearman.


Written By: Andrew Rissik
Director: Glyn Dearman
Billy Hindle: James Aubrey
Tara Lightborn: Joanna Lumley
Jack Lightborn: Charles Gray
Sir Richard Snark: Gerald Harper
Maurice Browning: Robert Eddison
Marianne: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe
Jill Vardy: Jane Whittenshaw
Interrogator: Brian Miller
Czech Defector: David Bannerman
Code Room Girl: Elizabeth Mansfield

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Robert Westall talks about some of his award-winning books including The Machine-Gunners,
Blitzcat and Stormsearch.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Robert Westall

: File on 4

: The Parts

How make-up is made up. Alun Lewis looks at the technology behind the things people slap on, rub in and paint out. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As Richard Attenborough 's film about Charlie Chaplin opens, Brian Sibley talks to the director. He also reviews other screen openings this week, and shines a light into the rafters of Norwich cathedral.
Producer Neil Trevithick. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Talks: Brian Sibley
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: Short Story

Sisters by Elizabeth Taylor.
On a Thursday morning, soon after Mrs Mason returned from shopping, a neat young man wearing a dark suit and spectacles and carrying a rolled umbrella called at the house and brought her to the edge of ruin.
Read by Sheila Mitchell. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Unknown: Mrs Mason
Read By: Sheila Mitchell.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Flying the Flag

by Alex Shearer.
6: No Special Treatment Official condemnation of the privatisation of the People's Health Service is tempered slightly when the diplomats study the proposals more closely. Cheap facelifts and hair transplants for embassy staff ... isn't there something to be said for the concept after all?
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

Eddie's a true Brit. Stereo

: Costing the Earth


: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

: Tolstoy - At War and Peace

The life story of the author acclaimed as "the greatest man in Russia", compiled by Michael Bakewell from his letters and diaries, and the words of his family and friends.
With Norman Rodway as Count Leo Tolstoy and Anna Massey as Sofya. Reader John Rowe.
4: In Love ...As Never
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Count Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Anna Massey
Reader: John Rowe.
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Tanya Behrs: Emma Fielding
Sergei Tolstoy: Alan Barker
Lyubov Behrs: Elizabeth Kelly
Levin: David Collings
Kitty: Melinda Walker
Natasha Rostov: Petra Markham
Daragon: Peter Penry Jones

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Man with No Eyes
3: The next morning the weather has improved, the man with no eyes has gone, and Edgar decides to take the family for a walk up a hill. Minette puts on a cheerful face for the sake of the children, who do not enjoy the prospect of a long walk.

: The Friend in the Corner

Six years in radio's history.
While Britain jived, the BBC heaved itself into the rock 'n' roll era by changing the shipping forecast. It also embarked on a Journey Into Space, and went Motoring with the Motorist.
Tony Hancock read his diary, the Goons were broadcasting, and Oxford and Cambridge Union Societies debated whether the Third
Programme should be abolished.
Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Reader: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: News

About this project

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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