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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev
Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Philip Crowe.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas Stereo


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

: Greek as a Treat

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling Wombs and Wandering Stars Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science? Producer Kate McAII


Presented By: Peter France.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Daniel 3, vv 8-14 and 16-18. BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: A Confession

Episode 5.

: Woman's Hour

Why is food a four-letter word? Jenni Murray invites you to take part in a special debate with therapist Susie Orbach about our relationship with food, fat and dieting. Why are eating disorders still on the increase? Do men suffer from them too? What are the symptoms, treatments and cures? Put your questions on [number removed](lines open from 9.00am).
Serial: Tommy Was Here (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Susie Orbach

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Whole New Ball Game

by Martin Davies.
2: The Mould in the Gold
Father Benedict is holding a golden-oldie night in honour of the late Gregory Patterson. But is it the right occasion for a eulogy from his only son, Robert?
Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Davies.
Unknown: Gregory Patterson.
Producer: Richard Wilson.
Robert Patterson: Paul Parris
Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt
Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri
Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Leisure Manageress: Jill Meers

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Miser

by Carlo Goldoni.
An English version by Carlo Ardito , to commemorate the bi-centenary of the great Venetian writer's death. Venice: 1756. Don
Ambrogio wants to be rid of his recently widowed daughter-in-law. But if she marries again she may take her dowry with her. Never!
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Carlo Goldoni.
Unknown: Carlo Ardito
Director: Glyn Dearman
Don Ambrogio: Bernard Hepton
Eugenia: Amanda Root
Count: Daniel Massey
Knight: Nickolas Grace
Fernando: Alex Jennings
Cecchino: James Telfer

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

2: The Discreet Charm of the French

: File on 4

: Encounters

In a series of six programmes,
Christopher Cook delves into the BBC Sound Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past through the memoirs of those who met them.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The biographer of David 0 Selznik, David Thompson , talks to Nigel Andrews about the great Hollywood producer; also a review of Woody Allen 's latest film Shadoivs and Fog.
Producer Sarah Johnson
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: David Thompson
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Short Story

Meteor by Stephen Amidon.
It's black and shiny and steaming and it has landed in Phil's back garden. He was in the bath at the time.
Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Stephen Amidon.
Read By: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin poses questions on anything from Aaron Copland to Z Z Top in this wide-ranging musical quiz. Today's second heat comes from the Altrincham Club Theatre.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Aaron Copland

: News

: The Archers

Pat has some explaining to do.

: 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

How people with serious diseases of the gut, who get no nutrition from food, can live healthily outside hospital.

: Counting the Cost

The recession still bites hard, producing a continuing rash of business failures. But pockets of prosperity are also emerging from the gloom. Brian Widlake presents the final profile of winners and losers, and assesses what they tell us about how Britain will shape up when the recession eventually ends. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The Hospital

An eight-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, one of Britain's largest hospitals.
5: A threat to the future of the hospital's infertility unit, and Sister Maggie Kitchen struggles with violent patients in Admissions.
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 Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Evil Cradling 3: Into the Dark

: Hindsight

On the trail of the world's oldest joke - and it's so old even Des O'Connor 's forgotten it! Along the way, Dr Christopher Andrew and two schoolboy companions discover battlefield puns of a thousand years ago,
"nudge nudge, wink wink" gags from medieval monks, and the funny sides of the Bible, to the Romans and the ancient
Egyptians. In a Paleolithic cave they find a 15,000-year-old joke.... which would still raise a laugh in any playground.


Unknown: Des O'Connor
Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

: 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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