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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Umar Hegedus
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Umar Hegedus

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
0 Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Daily Service

Glorious Things of Thee
Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh , BBC HB 176); Psalm 122; Kyrie (Jubilee Service/
Tamblyn): Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata, BBC HB 124). Director of Music Timothy Dean.


Unknown: Abbots Leigh
Music: Timothy Dean.

: Down Your Drain

Dr Neil Cossons , Director of the Science Museum, lifts a manhole and looks into Sir Joseph Bazalgette 's answer to "The Great Stink" which engulfed the city in 1858 London's sewers. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Dr Neil Cossons
Unknown: Sir Joseph Bazalgette
Producer: Jill Marshall

: The Bible

5: Christ the Teacher

: Woman's Hour

with Alison Hilliard. Leaders, mentors, counsellors, champions Jean Snedegar asks how being a head girl prepares You for later life.
Serial: Rebecca (12)


Leaders: Alison Hilliard.
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Including a report on a new approach to solving the speech and cosmetic problems of the 1,000 or more children born each year with a cleft palate or harelip.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Best of My Word!

Michael O'Donnell presents the most memorable My Word' tussles between
Frank Muir , Denis Norden and their guests Dilys Powell and Antonia Fraser. Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Antonia Fraser.
Producer: Neil Cargill

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Stranger in the Home by Alan Dapre.
In a touching monologue of gentle irony, an old man ponders on the recent death of his wife, his family who have gone to New Zealand, and the quirky inmates of his present "home".
With Bernard Hepton as Albert.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Alan Dapre.
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Director: Richard Wortley

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with James O'Donnell , Organist and Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, and Thomas Trotter , City Organist in Birmingham.
Producer Ray Abbot


Organist: James O'Donnell
Organist: Thomas Trotter
Producer: Ray Abbot

: Your Place or Mine?

A collaboration between UK and US radio documentary makers, juxtaposing stories from Middle America and provincial Britain. Following David Duke In Louisiana, they sing his name and rush to shake his hand. He is David Duke , ex-Ku Klux Klansman , who lost his bid to be Governor, but remains a favoured son. How does this man, with remodelled face and views affect the nature of Southern racism? Producer Gary Covino for Soundprint and American Public Radio


Unknown: David Duke
Unknown: David Duke
Unknown: Klux Klansman
Producer: Gary Covino

: Punters

with Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley • WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah talks to
American author
Pam Houston about her book Cowboys Are My
Weakness, and discusses the late Angela Carter 's last collection of stories
American Ghosts and Old World Wonders. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Pam Houston
Unknown: Angela Carter
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story

Security Measures Written and read by Henry Livings .
"Most conversation with Bulk is one-sided, because he doesn't listen to you, but also because he releases bulletins from his stream of consciousness and doesn't notice that he's missing out essential links." Producer Gillian Hush


Read By: Henry Livings
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Board Game

On the panel: Peter Day , Richard Jeffrey , Janette Rutterford and Nigel Whittaker.
Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Richard Jeffrey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Will Lynda crack up?

: The Whole Truth

A File on 4 special documentary.
Four men accused of attempted murder in a machete attack were found not guilty last year, after their alleged victim told the court that his horrific injuries might have happened in a car crash. Two men accused of murder were acquitted when a teenage girl who was the main witness to the shooting went into hiding and took an overdose, rather than be identified in court. Gerry Northam examines a number of recent trials where vital witnesses complained of intimidation and were frightened to give evidence openly. Producer Ingrid Kelly


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ingrid Kelly

: Science Now

: Contemporaries of Christ

Six prominent people in their early thirties, Jesus's age when he died, reflect on His Passion.
4: Deborah Warner
Producer Michael Roberts


Producer: Michael Roberts

: In Touch

Presented by Tony Barringer.
Producer Thena Heshel
0 QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
• FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
0 HANDBOOK: £15.00. from [address removed]


Presented By: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: The Radio Programme

Was Dick Barton really all that exciting? And was Rollercoaster such a terrible idea?
Laurie Taylor investigates some of radio's myths.


Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: 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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