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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into questions of morality raised by one of the week's news stories. Witnesses face cross-examination from Ruth Deech , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Surviving in Stroke City

Gerry Anderson pauses to reflect on the ironies of living in Northern Ireland. 2: Business as Usual
"Not so long ago a certain Lord Mayor of a certain city here suggested - in a debate on a novel proposal to equip a certain inland waterway with eight gondolas - that to minimise cost, two gondolas be purchased and that they would breed." Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Crampton Hodnet

A six-part adaptation of Barbara Pym 's novel.
5: The Beginning of the End Miss Doggett decides to bring matters to a head in the Clevelands' kitchen, while Miss Morrow hides behind the gooseberries. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Francis Cleveland: Stephen Moore
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Margaret: Rowena Cooper
Latimer: Crawford Logan
Barbara: Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wardell: Elizabeth Proud
Anthea: Deborah Rowbottom
Killigrew: John Webb
Dr Freemantle: Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Freemantle: Amanda Walker
Mrs Killigrew: Pauline Letts
Ellen: Linda Polan

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the" nature of God.
Readers Freddie Jones ,
Amanda Waring , Jennifer Ehle and Nonie Kent.


Readers: Freddie Jones
Readers: Amanda Waring
Readers: Jennifer Ehle
Readers: Nonie Kent.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Litmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the off-beat panel game where science is seriously entertaining.
Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Jacobean Box

In Don Taylor 's play, Shakespeare academic Brian Blake receives a message to say there is a large item waiting for him at a remote northern station. He little suspects that it could lead to his own literary immortality.
Director Sue Wilson


Writer: Don Taylor
Director: Sue Wilson
Brian Blake: Stephen Moore
Station Master: Peter Vaughan
Penelope: Michelle Newell
Arkroyd: Steve Hodson
Mary: Teresa Gallagher

: Iconoclasts

Farid Kassim of Hizbut Then Rir, the Islamic Liberation Party, challenges the West's idea of freedom and democracy. His views will be discussed live in a debate chaired by Trevor Barnes. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Farid Kassim
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen on new plays at the Newcastle Playhouse and the Tricycle Theatre in London. Also, the paintings of Ivon Hitchens celebrated in London and Chichester, and a live performance from bassoonist Laurence Perkins.
Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ivon Hitchens
Bassoonist: Laurence Perkins.

: Short Story

The Headmistress Written and read by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Tyrant or tragedienne? A young boy realises that his feelings towards Miss Logan are strangely ambivalent.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Read By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Democrats

: The Masterson Inheritance

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.
Starring Josie Lawrence and Paul Merton , with Phelim McDermott ,
Caroline Quentin ,
Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. 1: The Curse of the Mastersons
Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke
Unknown: Seejosie Lawrence

: News

: The Archers

Peggy feels guilty.

: One Step Beyond

Globally linked computer networks have developed a life and society of their own. Whether you want to phreak, crack, hack or hobknob, it's all at your keyboard.
In the last of the series, Jez Nelson logs on and enters the digital world of crime, academia, coffee shops, clubs and pornography. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: The Thin Blue Line

James Naughtie goes inside the United Nations to tell the story of the biggest revolution in its history. He travels with the soldiers and peacekeepers to the front line in Cambodia, former Yugoslavia and Cyprus and talks to the diplomats at the heart of the decision-making process in its headquarters in New York. 2: Revolution on the 37th
Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

A Straightforward Tale Episode 4.

: Three for the Road

A trio of plays based on American short stories.
2: A New- Wave Format by Bobbie Ann Mason. Edwin drives mentally-impaired adults to their day centre and likes to play the in-bus DJ role. But when his younger girlfriend persuades him to sharpen up the music, a crisis is provoked.
Dramatised by John Harvey Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Bobbie Ann Mason.
Dramatised By: John Harvey
Director: Dave Sheasby
Edwin Creech: Peter Marinker
Sabrina Jones: Risa Hall
Lou Murphy: Risa Hall
Ray Watson: Paterson Joseph
Laura Combs: Barbara Barnes
Freddie Johnson: Lorelei King

: 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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