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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Tim Pemberton.


Unknown: Tim Pemberton.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Sam Fox. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Sam Fox.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Discursive Excursions

Last of three programmes in which travellers recall their reactions to extreme conditions. "Great God, this is an awful place," wrote Captain Scott about the Antarctic. What are the difficulties - both mental and physical - which travellers face at the limits of the Earth? With Sir Vivian Fuchs , Sir Alexander Glen , Chris Furse , Robert Swan and Charles Burton. Producers Miranda Mclntyre and Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Vivian Fuchs
Unknown: Alexander Glen
Unknown: Chris Furse
Unknown: Robert Swan
Unknown: Charles Burton.
Producers: Miranda McLntyre
Producers: Alastair Wilson

: Daily Service

In Christ There Is No East orWest(Kilmarnock); James 2, vv 1-5; When I Needed a Neighbour (arr Rose); God Is Love and Where True Love Is (Ubi Caritas). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
Poetry on the theme of Nature.
Readers Paul Scofield ,
Brid Brennan , David Holt and Alison Reid.


Readers: Paul Scofield
Readers: Brid Brennan
Readers: David Holt
Readers: Alison Reid.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton. Second of six parts. With , and Ellen continues to challenge the strict conventions of New York society. Newland is entranced.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason Director David Hunter


Unknown: Edith Wharton.
Dramatised By: Christopher Reason
Director: David Hunter
Newland Archer: Andrew Wincott
Ellen Olenska: Suzanne Bertish
May Welland: Cathryn Harrison
Mrs Archer: Liza Ross
Henry Van de Luyden: Don Fellows
Mr Letterblair: Brian Greene
Beaufort: Philip Bond
Dallas Arctier: William Marsh
Janey: Siriol Jenkins
Mrs Struthers: Peggy Mason
Nastasia: Firenza Guidi
florist: Jill Graham
Butler: Ray Jewers

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Per Ardua Ad Terrain

by Peter Reynolds.
Since Adrian left, Sophie's favourite place is at the bottom of the pool. The last thing she wants to do is interview Vincent, the local eccentric and man-powered aeronaut....
Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Peter Reynolds.
Director: Andy Jordan
Vincent: Bill Wallis
Sophie: Janet Maw
Dominic: Cornellus Garrett
Sidney: Laurence Allan
Harry: David Lloyd
Vicar: Rex Holdsworth
Auctioneer: Rex Holdsworth
Boy 1: Tom Coveney
Boy 2: Nick Yeoman
Girl: Angela Shaftoe

: Treasure Islands

Books for Babies

: The Reckoning

2: Back to the Lubwa

: The World of Anthony Trollope

Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life seen through the eyes of this far-seeing author. 5: "I do not much mind what a man's politics are, as long as he has got politics."
With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. Producer John Knight


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

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews on the film release of the week -
Sommersby, a Civil War story starring Jodie Foster and Richard Gere - and the life of Rebel Without a Cause director
Nicholas Ray.
Producer Belinda Sample
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Nicholas Ray.
Producer: Belinda Sample

: Short Story

Vandals by Peter Lovesey.
Miss Parmenter disliked the young man on sight.
He looked no better than a vandal. What was he doing on her doorstep? Read by Auriol Smith. producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey.
Read By: Auriol Smith.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

There's a surprise in store.

: Tales from Oz

Profiles of three
1: Greg lvone hunts the dingo on the frontier between the wild highlands of Victoria and the farms in the valleys. Reporter David Wright. Presenter Neil Walker.
Produced by Revolution Recordings


Reporter: David Wright.
Presenter: Neil Walker.

: All in the Mind

: Greek as a Treat

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling wombs and wandering stars
Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science?
Producer Kate McAll


Presented By: Peter France.
Producer: Kate McAll

: In Business

Turning Up the Heat The last ten years have seen the creation of a new breed of people: the regulators who intervene to control the activities of the privatised monopolies. They have got power without precedent, and they have provoked sharp reactions from the industries they preside over. Peter Day asks how the regulators are measuring up.
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

A Straightforward Tale Episode 3.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy is alarmed to find herself incapable of coherent conversation after one glass of the local hooch on a trip to
Afghanistan in 1963; artist Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon can barely contain his excitement when describing a "first kiss"; and in 1867 the complications of a ménagea-trois mean misery for Richard Wagner.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Artist: Paul Klee
Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Unknown: Richard Wagner.

: 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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