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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Sills.


Unknown: Peter Sills.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Graham Leach.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Donald English
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Graham Leach.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Oaksey talks to
Sue Lawley.

: The Village

Nigel Farrell presents six more visits to Bentley, Hampshire. 1: As the guns gather for the last shoot of the season, Tony's thoughts are with daughter Pom, preparing for her trip to Africa.
Meanwhile, all is not well with the village shop.... Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Daily Service

At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell, BBC HB
120); Philippians 2, vv 5-
11; He Became Like a Man; Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
(Lyngham, BBC HB 278). Director of Music Shaun Islip.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy finds herself incapable of coherent speech after one glass of the local hooch in Afghanistan in 1963; Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon excitedly describes a "first kiss"; and in 1867 a ménage-àtrois means misery for Richard Wagner. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Unknown: Paul Klee
Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
A selection of poetry on the theme of Prayer.
Readers Paul Scofield ,
Brid Brennan , David Holt , Alison Reid and James Telfer.
Producer Katriona Wade


Readers: Paul Scofield
Readers: Brid Brennan
Readers: David Holt
Readers: Alison Reid
Readers: James Telfer.
Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from
Edinburgh by Ruth Wishart.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (4)


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.

: The Natural History Programme

with George Macpherson. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.
For weekly free factsheet please send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

La Bete Humaine
Emile Zola 's classic thriller dramatised in three parts. 2: The Murder


Unknown: Emile Zola

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to thriller writer Robert Ludlum about his life, work and latest novel, The Scorpio Illusion. Plus the latest paperback round-up. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Robert Ludlum
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees 20th-century images of Christ in Northampton. And there's new work from the Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Artist: Anish Kapoor.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story

Mr Lustgarten Falls in Love by Irene Dische.
He's an old Prussian living in a Brooklyn apartment. She, Mrs Kaminska , arrives to look after him. Is it love at first sight? Read by Liza Ross.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Mr Lustgarten
Unknown: Irene Dische.
Unknown: Mrs Kaminska
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Going Places

Reports from the world of transport with traffic news. Presented by Janet Trewin.
Producer David France


Presented By: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

The great christening debate.
Written by Sally Wainwright Director Keri Davies


Written By: Sally Wainwright
Director: Keri Davies
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
MarkHebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Fellcity Finch
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pal Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Susan Corter: Charlotte Martin
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Richardlocke: William Gaminara
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner
Guv Pemberton: Hugh Dickson

: Pick of the Week

with Jeremy Nicholas. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire are Ian Hay Davison , Chairman of Storehouse pic; Alistair Graham ,
Chairman of the Training and Development Lead
Body; Dawn Primarolo, MP, Opposition Health Spokesperson; and Ann Widdecombe , MP, Social Security Minister. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ian Hay Davison
Unknown: Alistair Graham
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Stop Press

with John Diamond.
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

House of Straw

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day Final episode.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team. Producer Phil Clarke


Producer: Phil Clarke

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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