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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25am Prayer for the Day with The Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment.
Lines open from 8.00am


Presenter: Nick Ross

: Daily Service

My God How Wonderful Thou Art (Westminster, BBC HB 12); Proverbs 1, w 2-7; Psalm 119, w 33-40; Speak Forth Thy Word, 0 Father (1st Gott fur mich).
Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Music: Stephen Layton.

: From the 'Pool to 100 plus a Fish

3: The 100 Club. George Melly revisits the basement rooms in Oxford Street where he began his singing career. Producer Kerry McGeever


Unknown: George Melly
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Revelations of Divine Love

Episode 9.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray invites you to contribute to the Woman's Hour Quilt - made by listeners in honour of the 75th anniversary of votes for women. Quilters
Dinah Prentice and Pam Lyntott offer advice for new recruits. Serial: The Women in Black (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dinah Prentice
Unknown: Pam Lyntott

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Jim Clarke

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Best of My Word!

Michael O'Donnell chairs the most memorable My Word! tussles between
Frank Muir , Denis Norden and their guests, Dilys Powell and Victoria Glendinning.
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A comedy by Sarah Maxwell.
A T "Atty" Attwater writes thrillers. Basil Chambers - as Phyllis Fane - writes romantic novels. They are poor, but happy - until their snobbish daughter insists they change their marital status.
Director Glyn Dearman


Comedy By: Sarah Maxwell.
Unknown: Phyllis Fane
Director: Glyn Dearman
Atty: Pat Heywood
Basil: John Chambers
Josephine: Patti Holloway
Charles: Timothy Carlton
J J Jackson: Jill Graham

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with pianist Brenda Lucas , perhaps best-known through her duet partnership with her husband, the late John Ogdon. She has again turned to her solo career and includes John's own music in her repertoire. Producer Ray Abbot


Pianist: Brenda Lucas
Unknown: John Ogdon.
Producer: Ray Abbot

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Your Place or Mine?

Another chance to hear the first collaboration between UK and US radio documentary makers, juxtaposing stories from Middle America and provincial Britain. They Shall Take Up Serpents In the Appalachian mountains, some fundamentalist Christians have interpreted a passage of the Bible literally. Church services include the handling of poisonous snakes and the drinking of strychnine. Many have been bitten and some have died. But not everyone in this community shares the faith and fervour of the serpent-handlers. Producer David Isay for Soundprint and American Public Radio Editor Sharon Banoff


Producer: David Isay
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Punters

"Punters? They're people like you." Susan Marling hosts the programme which gives listeners the chance to investigate issues which have affected their lives and could affect yours. Editor Jenny Walmsley * WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, [address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reads Jay Parini 's novel about the last year of Tolstoy's life and a biography of country and western star Patsy Cline , and reviews the new play at London's Stratford East Theatre.
Producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Jay Parini
Unknown: Patsy Cline
Unknown: Stratford East

: Short Story: A Meat Pie from McManus

by Helen Slavin.
"McManus was a butcher. Aunt Madge had always gone to his shop because she said he was never skinny with you. Meaty, beefy, he was bom to be in the meat trade. He made butchery an art form." Read by Lesley Nicol.


Author: Helen Slavin
Reader: Lesley Nicol
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Board Game

The quick-thinking show that gives you an exclusive insight into the intimate workings of the free market. On the panel: Peter Day , Alastair Ross
Goobey, Janette Rutterford and Nigel Whittaker.
Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Janette Rutterford
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

A setback for Robin.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Producer David Ross


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: David Ross

: Science Now

: Contemporaries of Christ

Six prominent people in their early thirties, Jesus's age when he died, reflect on His Passion.
1: Charles Kennedy MP Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Producer: Noel Vincent

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
0 QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Lesley Curwen.


Unknown: Lesley Curwen.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Queen of the Tambourine
Episode 7.

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor tries his hand at being a Today reporter.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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