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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon
Barney Milligan.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: The Lost Continent

2: "I drove into a little town which I shall call Dullard, lest the people recognise themselves and take me to court..." Stereo

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare talks to the barrister John Taylor about life before and after his failure to become the first black Tory MP. (Tomorrow: Alice Thomas Ellis )


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis

: Tales from the Brigadier

2: Carry on Goering

: Coastline

The village of Clovelly with its traffic-free steep cobbled main street is Cliff Michelmore 's destination on his journey along the North Devon Coast. Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Daily Service

with Shirley Scott in Tewkesbury Abbey,
Gloucestershire. The Exon Singers directed by Christopher Tolley. Awake, Awake: Fling off the Night! (HHT 9); If Ye Love Me (Tallis); I John 2, vv 3-11; Thou, Whose Almighty Word (BBC HB 185);
Personent Hodie (Hoist).


Unknown: Shirley Scott
Directed By: Christopher Tolley.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 39.

: Silver Minutes

The first of two programmes recalling the many joys of Just A Minute over 25 years. Introduced by Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Introduced By: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: Gosling on the High Street

2: Walking the Aisles with Albert Gubay .
The man who invented
Kwiksave with the idea that shoppers should have cheap groceries.
(Third programme tomorrow)


Unknown: Albert Gubay

: Murder on the Orient Express

2: The Orient Express is trapped in a snowdrift and in a compartment a man lies murdered. Stereo

: The X-Factor

3: Julian Barnes and Liz Calder.
She published Metroland and Flaubert's Parrot, but when Liz moved to Bloomsbury Press, Julian decided not to go with her.


Unknown: Julian Bames
Unknown: Liz Calder.

: The Friend in the Corner

Six years in radio's history. 5: 1962

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Christmas Spirits: 5: Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward 's farce of the spirit world, set in the living-room of the Condomines' house in Kent.


Author: Noel Coward
Director: Glyn Dearman
Charles Condomine: Paul Eddington
Ruth Condomine: Julia McKenzie
Elvira: Anna Massey
Madame Arcati: Peggy Mount
Dr Bradman: Richard Pearson
Mrs Bradman: Jane Wenham
Edith: Jill Lidstone

: Carry On up the Zeitgeist

2: Enter Stage Right a Magician
Post-war Britain was in need of a tonic: it administered the 1945 general election and the Festival of Britain but was still peaky when laughter could suddenly be heard - the Goons had arrived. (Third programme tomorrow)

: News

: Relative Values

2: The Glaziers
With two sons, Mick and Val thought their family was complete. Then, one night, they discovered nine-year-old Fay in the back of their car. Fay, it seemed, wanted to join their family....
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Producer: Chris Paling.

: Short Story

The Pott Street Pig by Louise Lear.
When Jackie Slater found he'd won a pig in a raffle, naturally everybody thought it would be a dead one. But it wasn't.
Read by Rebecca Wright. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Louise Lear.
Unknown: Jackie Slater
Read By: Rebecca Wright.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

Classic bonhomie from On the Hour's chattering sports presenter
Alan Partridge and his guests. With thanks to his researchers Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan and David Schneider.
Producer Armando Iannucci. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Partridge
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: David Schneider.
Producer: Armando Iannucci.

: News

: The Archers

Will everything be ticketyboo? Stereo

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Sweet Adelaide

In the second of four programmes, singer
Adelaide Hall tells June
Knox-Mawer about when she was appearing at the Cotton Club in Harlem.

: Northern Lights

2: Boom and Bust on the Last Frontier
It has always been possible to "get rich quick" above the Arctic Circle. However, rapid economic exploitation has sometimes ruined the northern environment for those who live there. Presented by Daniel Snowman. (Final programme tomorrow)


Presented By: Daniel Snowman.

: Kaleidoscope

The Sound of Surprise A jazz quartet selects the sheet music of one of five well-known songs at random. Kaleidoscope eavesdrops as they arrange, rehearse and record a version of the song they've picked.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo


Producer: John Goudie.

: The Financial World Tonight

Economic Policy in Crisis (1)
In a matter of hours,
Britain's membership of the ERM moved from the cornerstone of economic policy to a piece of economic history. Martin Webber asks if Black
Wednesday could have been avoided. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Webber

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doctor's Family
2: An Unconcealable Secret Stereo

: Stanza

On Stage
This new series features poetry readings round the country. Today Andrew McAllister introduces the "Liverpool Poets" - Roger McGough , Adrian Henri and Brian Patten - with guitarist
Andy Roberts at the BBC Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Introduces: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Brian Patten
Guitarist: Andy Roberts
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Cleanness

Anthony Hyde retells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.


Unknown: Anthony Hyde

: Jarvis's Frayn Too

The second selection.

: 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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