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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Hutt.


Unknown: David Hutt.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Vicky Cosstick.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Vicky Cosstick.

: Richard Matthewman

3: A Long Day's Leaving

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest, columnist Lynda Lee-Potter . Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lynda Lee-Potter
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

My Song is Love Unknown (Love Unknown); Luke 22, w 39-42, 47, 48, and 52-54; God So Loved the World (Stainer); My God I Love Thee (St Francis Xavier , BBC HB 276). Director of Music Simon Joly.


Unknown: Francis Xavier
Music: Simon Joly.

: Discursive Excursions

Three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and their reactions to extreme conditions. "Ten thousand miles from home, in 60-foot seas, no sleep for three days, all you've got to look forward to is the next tin of ravioli - then you're capsized by a freak wave which does £5,000- worth of damage to the boat." Bill Howell , Josh Hall and Robin Knox-Johnston relive these and other delights of single-handed ocean voyages. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Bill Howell
Unknown: Josh Hall
Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Letters to a Friend I

Never Knew
3: Rejection, Trial and Error

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
How is the rise of Hindu fundamentalism affecting the women of India?
Sunita Thakur reports. Serial: The Cry from Street to Street (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sunita Thakur

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Cover Her Face

Final part of this dramatisation of PD James's first novel.
Dalgliesh has summoned the entire household to hear his conclusions about Sally Jupp 's killer.
With Sian Phillips as Mrs Maxie , Hugh Grant as Felix, Beatie Edney as Deborah, and Robin Ellis as Inspector Dalgliesh. with Melanie Hudson. Susan Sheridan and Jill Graham
Dramatised by Neville Teller; Director: Matthew Walters
BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: Cover Her face, available from retailers.


Mrs Maxie: Sian Phillips
Felix: Hugh Grant
Deborah: Beatie Edney
Inspector Adam Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Unknown: Melanie Hudson.
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Jill Graham
Director: Matthew Walters
Catherine: Oona Beeson
Stephen: David Thorpe
Ritchie: James Telfer
Mrs Proctor: Jillie Meers
Vic Proctor: John Baddeley
Sgt Martin: Steve Hodson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 7: Charles Augustus Milverton

The last of seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.

Holmes dons one of his famous disguises and even gets engaged.
Dramatised by Bert Coules

A new set of 13 Sherlock Holmes postcards, featuring the original Strand Magazine illustrations: send cheque for £3.50 payable to 'British Broadcasting Corporation' to [address removed]. Enclose A5 sae with 36p stamp.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Pianist: Michael Haslam
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Charles Augustus Milverton: Peter Vaughan
The Duchess: Pauline Jameson
Aggie: Alice Arnold
Harry Logan: David Thorpe
Lady Eva: Danielle Allan
The Doctor: Peter Penry Jones

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen meets Betsy Byars , one of America's most popular writers for children.


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Betsy Byars

: File on 4

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


Reporter: Roisin McAuley.

: The World of Anthony Trollope

In the third of six programmes,
Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this fascinating, funny, opinionated and frequently far-seeing author.
"To me Barset has been a real county, and its city a real city and the spires and towers have been before my eyes and the voices of the people are known to my ears and the pavement of the city is familiar to my footsteps."
With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper gets the verdict on the latest film releases, and reports on the history of the label which brought us
Ray Charles , Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton : Atlantic Records.
Producer Jerome Weatherald
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

Lucy Grange by Doris Lessing. Exiled from the sophistication of her homeland, stylish Lucy Grange seeks solace and comfort. "In a country like this we all learn to accept the second-rate."
Read by Estelle Kohler. Producer Pat Pryor


Unknown: Lucy Grange
Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Unknown: Lucy Grange
Read By: Estelle Kohler.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

An awkward moment for Robin.

: Costing the Earth

With a report from Leicester on the "Environment City" initiative and a city -wide energy-saving scheme.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

: In Business

Bad Company
Commercial skulduggery has focused attention on ethics in business. Peter
Day examines the gap between the promises companies make and what they do in practice. Editor Neil Koenig


Editor: Neil Koenig

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Tim Sebastian.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day Episode 3.

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases featuring the celebrated pathologist Dr Keith Simpson.
5: Death of the Lord of Life In 1946, the 20-year-old King of Siam is found dead in his bedchamber and Dr Keith Simpson 's expertise is called upon. Narrator Nick Ross.


Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson.
Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson
Narrator: Nick Ross.

: The London Smog of

Forty years ago, a yellow, clammy smog clamped down on London for four days and nights. Buses needed lighted flares to see their way, cinemas closed because screens were obscured by smog inside the building.
Fred Pearce talks to
Londoners about the experience which prompted the introduction of the Clean Air Bill. Producer David Perry


Talks: Fred Pearce
Producer: David Perry

: 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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