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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


Producer: Richard Sanders
Producer: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Read.


Unknown: Rev Peter Read.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb

: The Week on 4

: Echoes in the Chamber

Peter Hill remembers 15 years of broadcasting from Westminster.
2: Rows, Resignations and Surprises
Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Peter Hill

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: The Year in Question

Teams from Radio l's Newsbeat and IRN... Chairman Brian Hayes. A Testbed Production


Unknown: Brian Hayes.

: Daily Service

From Old St Paul 's
Church, Edinburgh. Mark 6, w 7-13; Lord of Light
(Rustington); For My Sake and the Gospel's, Go
(Bishopgarth); Give Laud unto the Lord (Bullock).


Unknown: St Paul

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
A selection of poetry on the theme of death.
Readers Barbara Leigh -Hunt, Michael Onslow , Angela Pleasence and Paul Shelley.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Readers: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Paul Shelley.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anna Ford. Thora Hird , Lord Soper and Adelaide Hall advise Sue Margolis on how to grow old - with attitude!
Serial: Leaving the Light On by Catherine Merriman. Tenth of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selene


Introduced By: Anna Ford.
Introduced By: Thora Hird
Unknown: Sue Margolis
Unknown: Catherine Merriman.
Read By: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selene

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby once again takes your calls.
Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint: The Final

Ned Sherrin conducts contestants through a symphony of musical questions for the title of "Counterpoint Champion 1993"


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Eagle Has Landed

by Jack Higgins .
Winston Churchill plans a weekend's relaxation in the village of Studley
Constable. Waiting for him are a disguised group of German paratroopers whose orders are to kidnap and deliver him to their Fuhrer in Berlin.
Dramatised by Peter Mackie Director Philip Martin
Flown, The Eagle Has Landed. Available from retailers.


Unknown: Jack Higgins
Dramatised By: Peter MacKie
Director: Philip Martin
Jack Higgins: Harry Patterson
Steiner: Michael Fitzgerald
Col Radl: Ian Hogg
Joanna: Rosemary Martin
Liam Devlin: Frank Grimes
Molly: Holly Aird
Pameh: Kimberly Hope
Father Vereker: Simon Carter
Churchill: Roger Hume
Himmler: Graham Padden
Canaris: Terry Molloy
Hitler: David Halliwell
Sturm: David Vann
Meuhoff: Neil Coker
Neuman: John Dixon
Lemke: Stephen Garlick
Betty Wilde: Heather Barrett
Graham: Philip Molloy
Arthur: Christopher Good
George: Vincent Brimble
Sgt Hofer: Geoffrey Whitehead
Organist: Harold Rich

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the singer Jill Gomez about her recording of Britten songs. Also, a review of Isabel Allende 's play House of Spirits, and the results of the Sony Radio Awards. producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Singer: Jill Gomez
Unknown: Isabel Allende

: Short Story

The Long Donut Hole by Bill Franzen.
Claude Geterson had retired from the carwashcum-donut emporium. But, one fateful day, he came back to work.
Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Bill Franzen.
Unknown: Claude Geterson
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe .


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: The Archers

Can Susan face the world?

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Floating

by Stephen Greenhorn.
A play about a middle-aged Edinburgh schoolteacher who plans to escape to France, where she wants to paint; her husband's incredulous reaction; and the extreme step he takes.
Director Stewart Conn


Writer: Stephen Greenhorn
Director: Stewart Conn
Margaret: Edith MacArthur
Lorna: Lucinda Baillie
Assistant /Nurse: Monica Gibb
Jenny: Pauline Knowles
Ian: David McKail
Paul/Murray: Tom Smith
Charles/Patrick: Ian Briggs
Carol: Wendy Seager
Vale: Robert Trotter

: Lives in Sepia

Bill Williamson explores the meaning and importance of family photographs.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Bill Williamson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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

Love on a Branch Line by John Hadfield.
A young, disillusioned civil servant is sent to investigate a Whitehall embarrassment - an office set up 17 years earlier in East Anglia which has been forgotten. It leads to the most pleasurable time of his life at Arcady Hall, home of the eccentric Lord
Flamborough and his nubile daughters. Read in ten parts by Michael Cochrane.
Abridged by Jamie Anstruther Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Michael Cochrane.
Abridged By: Jamie Anstruther
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: You Heard It Here First

Another chance to hear the radio comedy shows that television couldn't resist.
After Henry by Simon Brett. Starring , with , , and Gossip
"I mean, when you hear things like what that girl
Tania Williams was doing behind the science block at the comprehensive, well ..."
Producer Pete Atkin
(First broadcast in 1985)


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Tania Williams
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
the Vicar: John Nettleton

: 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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