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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

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the news. 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

Last in the series: Crime There are fewer pickings for criminals in John P
Harris's Languedoc than in neighbouring Provence - so is the local Mafia behind the Great Pumpkin Robbery?
Producer Merilyn Harris. Stereo


Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott 's classic American novel dramatised in six parts. 4: Secrets Meg gets to know John Brooke at a summer boating party, and Jo launches herself on the literary world. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Musical director Stuart Hutchinson Producer Marilyn Imhe. Stereo


Unknown: Louisa May Alcott
Unknown: John Brooke
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Stuart Hutchinson
Producer: Marilyn Imhe.
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
John Brook: Adam Henderson
Ned Moffatt: Julian Rhind-Tutf
Fred Vaughn: Andrew Wincott
Frank Vaughn: Nicholas Murchie
Kate Vaughn: Melinda Walker

: An Act of Worship

led by Clairjaquiss.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 32.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray , including Libby Spurrier on the sexual identity of angels.
Serial: Proto Zoe
6: Ferdinand and Isabella


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Boogie up the River: 1: I'll See You on Tower Pier at Eleven

A six part series by Mark Wallington.
Starring Timothy Spall.
Mark Wallington and his Mongrel from Hell, Boogie, set off in an antique camping skiff on their quest to find the true source of the Thames.


Writer: Mark Wallington.
Producer: Caroline Leddy.
Narrator/Mark Wallington: Timothy Spall
Jennifer Conway: Carla Mendonca
Michael: Gary Parker
PA: Ainslie Foster
Fiddy: Jon Glover
Dario/Boat Guide: Mark Straker
Pensioner: John Church
Douglas: David Holt
Marsha: Melanie Hudson
Mrs Matheson: Ann Windsor
Boogie: Ronald Herdman

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Closed to Visitors

by Dawn Lowe-Watson
Reedbeck Hall was once an artists' colony, now it is run as a museum. One afternoon, when the Hall is closed, a young man turns up asking to be shown around. The curator, Sally, is apprehensive but he is very persuasive. Sally lives to regret her decision...


Writer: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sally: Deborah Findlay
Frank: John Duttine
Crispin: Jill Lidstone
Pat: Ann Windsor
Policemen: Steve Hodson
Policemen: John Webb

: Bus Stop

with Jenni Mills and Nick Baker in the last in the series. Editor Ian Bell


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

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Hull Paul Allen at the Hull
Truck Theatre Company, who are celebrating their 21st anniversary with a new play by artistic director John Godber. Producer Belinda Sample
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Hull Paul Allen
Director: John Godber.
Producer: Belinda Sample

: Short Story

Childybawn by Sean O'Faolain.
A mother's emotions are provoked beyond endurance when her son starts seeing another woman.
Read by Kevin Flood.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sean O'Faolain.
Read By: Kevin Flood.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Young Postmen

by Ben Miller.
5: The Elfin Bangle
Swansden sorting office is as quiet as ever, when Derek discovers a plastic bangle in the post. On it in strange mystic runes is a mysterious inscription... Follow the Posties as they journey through the Tangley Wood to fling Derek and the bangle into the Crack of Doom. Who knows what strange creatures they may encounter on their quest?
With Ben Miller, John Thomson, Alistair McGowan, Jim Barclay and Felicity Montagu.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Tangley Wood
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: News

: The Archers

An appointment with the doctor for Elizabeth. Stereo

: Revenge is Sweet

"Revenge is a dish discerning people prefer to eat cold", according to the Italians. But is revenge a cathartic release or just a primitive lashing out?
Eleanor Bron discovers the aftertaste of revenge. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Analysis

The last programme in the series which examines issues of public policy. Producer Simon Coates


Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Sam Jaffa. Stereo


Unknown: Sam Jaffa.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Bottom Line and the Sharp End by Fay Weldon.
Read by Julie Christie.
Avril is a nightclub singer, former actress and model.
She has returned to the salon to have her hair bleached by hairdresser
Helen, who agrees to work after hours. Avril arrives late, as usual.


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Read By: Julie Christie.

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

The last of an eight-part serial by Francis Durbridge. A Party of Four
Paul is able to reveal the identity of the murderer
"Spencer", but not without risking his own life.
With John Graham , Malcolm Hayes. Haydn Jones.
Trevor Martin , Frank Partington , David Spenser and Frank Windsor Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1958)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.
Unknown: Haydn Jones.
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: David Spenser
Director: Martyn C Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Sleve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detlnsp Vosper: Hugh Manning
Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher
RitcMe: Hamilton Dyce
Clmrlie: James Beattie
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

: 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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