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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Harvey Goldsmith , music impresario.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Harvey Goldsmith
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Take Up Thy Cross, the Saviour Said (Breslau,
BBC HB 369); Mark 10, vv
17.22; Day by Day (Martin How); Take My Life and Let It Be (Nottingham). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Greek as a Treat

The fifth of six programmes presented by Peter France. "Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen": Democracy Celebrated
2.500 years ago, the small Greek city-state of Athens invented a new form of political regime, whose name stands virtually unchallenged today as the system under which all free-thinking peoples should live - but what did the Ancient Greeks mean by democracy? Producer Kate McAII


Presented By: Peter France.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Revelations of Divine Love

Episode 10.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Women in Black (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners'

Question Time

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Whole New Ball Game

by Martin Davies. 5: Found Wanting
To Robert's dismay, his sister Barbara is about to succumb to temptation in the shape of biker
Andy Hunt. His mother can't help to save her, so he enlists the help of Fr Benedict , and a knee to the groin.
Producer Richard Wilson


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

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 2: The Norwood Builder

Seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.

Why does a highly respected builder ask a junior legal clerk to draw up his will and then make him the sole beneficiary?
BBC Radio Collection Cassettes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (three volumes) available from retailers.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Jonas Oldacre: Peter Sallis
Inspector Lestrade: Donald Gee
John McFarlane: David Holt
Elaine McFarlane: Melinda Walker
Mr McFarlane: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Lexington: Carole Walker
Mr Graham: Lewis Jones
Vicky: Melanie Hudson
Constable Davies: Matthew Morgan
First Fireman: Keith Drinkel
Second Fireman: David Thorpe

: The Wedge Between Us

In the first of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum deciphers the secrets of wedge writing and bridges the gulf of millennia between us and the world of ancient Iraq.


Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel

: File on 4

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


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Encounters

The fourth of six programmes in which
Christopher Cook delves into the BBC Sound
Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past through the memoirs of those who were fortunate enough to meet them.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As Malcolm X opens in this country,
Nigel Andrews reviews this week's releases and considers the atmosphere in which we see the final product - from popcorn to pop advert. Plus a review of Julia Bardsley 's production of Macbeth at the Leicester Haymarket. Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Julia Bardsley
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story

The Radio Astronomer by Joyce Carol Oates. A hired nurse tends a retired professor of astronomy who still searches for hope in the stars.
Read by Liza Ross. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates.
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Counterpoint

The fifth heat in the wide-ranging musical quiz with Ned Sherrin posing questions on anything from Aaran Copland to ZZ Top.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Aaran Copland

: News

: The Archers

Where can Tom go?

: Costing the Earth

Radio 4's environmental programme reports from California.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Age to Age

The Queen called her "annus horribilis". Christopher Cook looks back to the Coronation which, 40 years ago, seemed to herald a new dawn; considers how its subjects have perceived the monarchy down the ages; and discusses the relationship between church and state.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: The Hospital

Concluding the eight-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital,
Coventry, one of Britain's largest hospitals.
The hospital anxiously awaits a government announcement on its application to become a self-governing trust.
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.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Queen of the Tambourine
Episode 8.

: Hindsight

In the last in the present series of light-hearted stories from the past,
Dr Christopher Andrew looks at television adverts - disposable trash or important research material? Also, a man who literally keeps a tradition alive - the Ravenmaster of the Tower of London - and: why do we still love to invent our past?


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.

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