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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Y Y

: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr David Stone.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


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

: Greek as a Treat

Peter France presents the last programme in the series. In Search of Greece The best of Greece is available from books, and it is far better to sit at home grappling with the grammar than to swan around the Aegean stomping over the sites - or so many teachers have taught. Millions disagree, and every year set out in search of the special thrill that comes from being where so many of the best things in life - from marble temples to flushing loos - began. What do they think when they get there? And what do the Greeks think of them? Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Kate McAll

: Daily Service

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus regit me, BBC HB 475); John 4, vv 7-15; 0 Come, Everyone that Thirsteth (Mendelssohn); As Pants the Hart (Martyrdom, BBC HB 451). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Prophet

Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
From Falstaff at four to Cymbeline in the sixth-form. Alison Hilliard reports on how the RSC is helping schools to bring Shakespeare alive. Serial: Rebecca (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alison Hilliard

: You and Yours

with Chris Mohr.


Unknown: Chris Mohr.

: A Whole New Ball Game

by Martin Davies.
Final part: The Final Supper It's Frewitt Cup Final day. A day of destiny for the Patterson family and Fr Benedict. Will there be tears of joy at the end of it? Or a weeping and a gnashing of teeth?
Producer Richard Wilson


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

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 3: The Dancing Men

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

A child's scribble brings tragedy to a Norfolk family.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Insp Martin: Peter Tuddenham
Hilton Cubitt: Christopher Good
Elsie Cubitt: Diana Hunter
Abe Sbney: John Guerrasio
Mrs King: Jill Graham
Sounders: Sue Broomfield

: The Wedge Between Us

In the second of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum deciphers the secrets of wedge writing from Mesopotamia, and digs deep into the history of Babylonian dentistry, revealing how toothache took root when the gods granted the lowly worm rights to suck on human gums.


Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Roisin McAuley.


Reporter: Roisin McAuley.

: Encounters

The fifth 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

Brian Sibley takes a look at Virginia Woolf's Orlando and Al Pacino on the big screen; Othello at the Birmingham Rep Theatre and the paintings of Dame Laura Knight.
Producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: Laura Knight.

: Short Story

Retired People by Frank Tuohy.
"She told him that it had all begun two months ago, with doors banging and distant voices.... No, she had no idea who was speaking - Blundell's End had its secrets."
Read by Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Frank Tuohy.
Read By: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts three more contestants through a difficult score of musical questions in the sixth heat of the wide-ranging quiz.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

More presents for Pip.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook examines the life and times of Georges Clemenceau , the French statesman who, to Churchill, "was France".


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Georges Clemenceau

: In Business

NEW Export or Die?
The Prime
Minister says it's time to start selling Britain abroad - but is British business up to the challenge?
Devaluation has given us a chance to steal a competitive advantage overseas, but are we sinking beneath the waves of imports rolling into the country? Peter Day asks if Britain PLC can export its way out of recession. Producer Robert McKenzie


Producer: Robert McKenzie

: 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

Different Voices
Same Tune
Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisnevo.
Read in three parts by Rita Moreno.


Unknown: Sandra Cisnevo.
Unknown: Rita Moreno.

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases featuring the celebrated pathologist Dr Keith Simpson.
1: The Fingerless Strangler In the Portsmouth blitz, a pub landlady is found strangled. Suspicion falls on a petty crook, Harold Loughans , but Loughans has lost the fingers of one hand in an accident....
Narrator Nick Ross.


Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson.
Unknown: Harold Loughans

: 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.

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