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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Gethin


Unknown: Rev Gethin

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Daily Service

Galatians 3, vv 21-28. Director of Music
Barry Rose.


Unknown: Barry Rose.

: The Wonderful World of Wanda

Wanda Sanchez , who runs two of the public access channels in New York, has trouble when she has to axe TV shows. Some producers try to bribe her, one even threatened suicide. But Wanda has had enough.... Reporter John Dryden. Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: Wanda Sanchez
Reporter: John Dryden.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 5.

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray
. Karen Deco traces the history of the WRNS in this their final year.
Serial: The Wedding Group (2)


Unknown: . Karen Deco

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Tealby and District Garden
Society in Lincolnshire put their questions to Dr Stefan Baczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Stefan Baczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Comedians

Graham Greene 's novel dramatised in eight parts. Starring with 7: Jones is "on the run" from the Haitian authorities. Brown agrees to help and finds himself at the mercy of events ...
Dramatised by René Basilico Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Jones: Michael Feast
Martha Pineda: Tessa Wojtczak
Luis Hitteda: Michael Mellinger
Dr Magiot: Rudolph Walker
Captain Dekker: Hans Meyer
Purser: Peter van Dissel
Georges/Gendarme: Louis St Juste

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Child's Play

A series of five plays.
"Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matters, that is."
(Edna St Vincent Millay)
3: Hanuman Childby Nandita Ghose.
Sunetra's father is Indian and her mother English, but where does she belong? She loved her father's stories of Hanuman the Monkey
King when she was little, but can they help her in real life?
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Unknown: Nandita Ghose.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Sunetra: Anna Abrahams
Sanjay/Hanuman: Madhav Sharma
Ruth: Melinda Walker
Granny: Jill Graham
Stewardess: Sandra James-Young
Indian guest: Rashid Karapiet
Lucy: Charlotte Tomkys
Shorojini: Preeya Kaudas
Natalie: Sarah Harvey Smart
Jane: Adele Sanders
Boy: Anthony Hamblin
Girl 1: Kristy Bruce
Girl 2: Laura Tomkys

: Welcome to My Wireless

A series of four programmes in which
Wallace Arnold looks back with warmhearted admiration on his four decades as the best-loved voice in British broadcasting.
3: The Seventies
Wallace remembers the decade with archive recordings of his vintage appearances on shows he made his own.
Performed by Harry Enfield


Unknown: Wallace Arnold

: The Brothers

: The Parts

Are power tools all muscle, or are there brains behind the brawn? Alun Lewis finds out.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The film Deep Cover, starring Jeff Goldblum , a remake of Night and the City, and a television series on dance which was six years in the making, are reviewed by Nigel Andrews.
Producer Robyn Read.


Unknown: Jeff Goldblum
Reviewed By: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story

Perfect Strangers by Richard Burns.
"While you levelled the caravan I explored the site. 'Don't be long,' you called." But the boy has reason to stay out after meeting the others....
Read by Michael Maloney. Producer Duncan Minshull Stereo


Unknown: Richard Burns.
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Frank Muir Presents ... 500 Years of Humorous Prose

3: The Nature of Things Including Kingsley Amis, Paul Jennings and James Thurber and their battles against inanimate objects. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash.


Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: James Thurber
Read By: Prunella Scales
Read By: Richard Briers
Read By: Timothy West.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Frank Muir
Producer: Colin Swash.

: News

: The Archers

Betty clears up after Mike.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
● Write to: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Counting the Cost

The recession still bites hard, but pockets of prosperity are emerging from the gloom.
Brian Widlake presents the third of six profiles of winners and losers.
Producers Amanda Ashton and Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Producers: Amanda Ashton
Producers: Vanessa Harrison

: The Hospital

An eight-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, one of Britain's largest hospitals.
2: A missing testicle, rats by the flower stall, and the chaplain supporting the family of a dying II-year. old boy.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig in Washington for President Clinton's Inauguration, and Tim Sebastian in London.


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Olim by Ernest Raymond. Part 8.


Unknown: Mr Olim
Unknown: Ernest Raymond.

: From Loon Pants to Safety Pins

The last programme of the series celebrating the way things were in the 1970s. 3: Up Yours Britain
Disco, punk and economic decline at the end of the decade that taste forgot. With memories of the period from
Hanif Kureishi , Rosie Boycott , John Peel and others.


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: John Peel

: 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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