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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judge Richard Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Richard

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with The Venerable
George Austin.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Austin.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chairman Michael Buerk.
Witnesses face cross-examination on the moral issues behind the news from Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Janet Daley , Edward Pearce and Professor
Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to people who were famous for a short period of time.
3: In the late 60s and early 70s, John Baker found fame as "Bernie the Bolt" on the TV game show The Golden Shot.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: John Baker
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Good Wives

The final part of Louisa May Alcott's novel. Under the Umbrella
Jo writes the story of her family's life, and finds true love at last.
Musical director Stuart Hutchinson Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Director Marilyn Imrie


Director: Stuart Hutchinson
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
Professor Bhaer: Martin Jarvis
Old Mr Laurence: Don Fellows
Father: John Guerrasio
Aunt March: -Margaret Robertson
Hannah: Alibe Parsons
John Brooke: Adam Henderson
The Oerk: Jonathan Tafler

: The Bible

2: Jesus Stills the Storm


Unknown: Jesus Stills

: Woman's Hour

From child pop star to jazz singer - Helen Shapiro talks to Jenni Murray. Serial: Rebecca (9)


Singer: Helen Shapiro
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: LookingForward to the Past

In the last programme of the series, Paul Boateng talks about 1066 and all that with his guests
Sarah Dunant , Trevor McDonald ,
Stephanie Caiman and Tony Slattery. Producer Liz Anstee


Talks: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Tony Slattery.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Birdwheel

Geoffrey Parkinson's play is set in the 1950s in a South London grammar school, where a boy's revenge on a cruel maths master leads him to learn about black magic.


Writer: Geoffrey Parkinson
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Giddings: Christian Rodska
Amberly: Simon Morgan
Upton: Tom Lawrence
Mrs Amberly: Bonnie Hurren
Mr Upton: Steve Hodson
Mrs Upton: Melinda Walker
Narrator: Geofrey Beevers
English master: Michael Drew
Simaetha: Paul Purgas

: Radio Lives: 3: Edgar Lustgarten: The Murder Man

Six portraits of radio greats. He fought to reintroduce flogging and hanging, yet he was a kind and considerate man. Jonathan Goodman untangles the complexities of the man of mystery.


Presenter: Jonathan Goodman
Producer: Matt Thompson


Matthew Parris investigates letters that have no known replies. 3: Van Gogh wrote his brother a poignant last letter, which was never sent. It was found on his body after his suicide. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Van Gogh
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen goes to the first night of a Russian romantic comedy, Chatsky; reports on a rare Monteverdi opera, and an exhibition of exhibitions - the history of the Ideal Home.
Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Telling Stories

Rabbits by Lawrence Scott.
Read by Deborah Findlay.


Unknown: Lawrence Scott.
Read By: Deborah Findlay.

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Burnt

A political thriller by Nigel Baldwin , in six parts. Starring
Dennis Waterman.
2: Did fanatical nationalists attack an old lady?
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
The Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Angela: Tara Dominick
Sharon: Emma Gregory
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Sioned: Sue Roderick
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Rhys: Terry Victor

: News

: The Archers

A testing time for Mark and Shula.

: Soundtrack

Tales from the Edge Lome House in Hackney provides sanctuary for young drug and alcohol abusers trying to kick their habits. For the users, the first struggle is to accept the support of their fellow residents. Sara Parker follows the fortunes of Sevvy, Neil, Claire and Roger as they fight for a future by coming to terms with their past.
Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Sara Parker

: Analysis

The Revisionist
Since its electoral defeat, Labour has gained a new leader and started reassessing policies. Hugo Young asks how far the revisionists should go, what their values are, and whether they can rescue Labour from permanent opposition. Producer David Levy


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: David Levy

: Does HeTake Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease
0 PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The FinancialWorld Tonight

with Lesley Curwen.


Unknown: Lesley Curwen.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: The Budget

A statement on behalf of the Liberal Democrats by Alan Beith , MP,
Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs.


Unknown: Alan Beith

: A Book at Bedtime

Different Voices
Same Tune
The Hammer Man by Toni Cade Bambara.
A young girl is repeatedly threatened by a boy at school. But when she sees him being confronted by the police, she suddenly realises who the enemy is. Read by Lisa Bonet.


Unknown: Toni Cade Bambara.
Read By: Lisa Bonet.

: The Blackburn Files

Stephen J Blackburn , ex-pitman turned investigator, is back in four more tales.
A Case of Winners and Losers Stephen is still trailing his assistant behind him, but she's rapidly catching up. At the allotments, the war of the flowers has broken out.
Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Stephen J Blackburn
Unknown: Losers Stephen
Director: Dave Sheasby
Stephen Blackburn: Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan: Judy Flynn
Ted Turner: Chris Brailsford
DrHatten: Christopher Wilkinson
Dad: John Branwell

: 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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