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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Still Lives: 1: The Bodicea of Meadow Lane

A series of features in which Harry Thompson meets people still living in the house where they were born.
Eileen Halliday was born 75 years ago in a cottage called Riverside. She has fought developers, entrepreneurs and the council to stay in what she calls her "ultimate docking place".


Presenter: Harry Thompson
Subject: Eileen Halliday
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Daily Service

Jesus Lives! (St
Albinus, BBC HB 106); Colossians 1, vv 11-20; Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies
(Armstrong); Christ is the World's Light (Christie sanctorum).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse
A selection of poetry on the theme of love.
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

Jenni Murray talks to Diana Brooks , the new President of Sothebys.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (12)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Diana Brooks

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Age of Innocence

bv Edith Wharton. Third of six parts
With Andrew Wincott as Newland Archer ,
Suzanne Bertish as Ellen Olenska and Cathryn Harrison as May Welland.
Newland follows Ellen to the country where their rendezvous is disturbed.
Oramatised by Christopher Reason Director David Hunter


Unknown: Edith Wharton.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Newland Archer
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish
Unknown: Ellen Olenska
Unknown: Cathryn Harrison
Director: David Hunter
Mrs Mingott: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Welland: Margaret Robertson
Mrs Archer: Liza Ross
Beaufort: Philip Bond
Dallas Archer: William Marsh
Medora: Jill Graham
Ned: Matthew Morgan
Butter: Bill Bellamy

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Head Man

ionathan Smiths
four-part serial goes into the life of a successful headmaster of an independent school in London.
Dr Patrick Balfour is a popular media figure and a charismatic leader, but is under enormous pressure in both his public and private lives.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Dr Patrick Balfour
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Michael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
Daphne: June Barrie
Peter: Andrew Hilton
Timothy: Richard Pearce
Invigilator: Michael Drew
Mrs Hobbs: Kate Binchy
Sister: Carole Jahme

: Treasure Islands

Writer and illustrator
Judith Kerr celebrates her
70th birthday with Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Judith Kerr
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: The Reckoning

3: Back to Stone
The last of Colin Morris 's personal essays on the missionary in Africa.


Unknown: Colin Morris

: The World of Anthony Trollope

In the last of six programmes,
Richard Mullen considers aspects of 19th-century life viewed through the eyes of this far-seeing author.
"Among the innumerable enjoyments of life must surely be the act of travelling, with all the consequent results of new images, new ideas and new emotions."
With Paul Rogers as Anthony Trollope. Producer John Knight


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

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As this week's films include Charles Dickens 's unfinished story, Edwin Drood , Mark Steyn considers possible ends. He also explores the abiding fascination with nuns in popular culture - from The Sound of Music to Body and Soul. Producer Paul Quinn
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Edwin Drood
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story

An Adventure in Bed by Stacy Aumonier.
George's philosophy of life was simple: "People should stay in bed till they've found something worth doing." But then he meets Maisie.
Read by John Baddeley. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Stacy Aumonier.
Read By: John Baddeley.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Counterpoint

The Final

: News

: The Archers

Jack blames himself.

: Tales from Oz

Profiles of three unusual
2: Michael Long 's domineering father tried to prevent him learning to fly or becoming a doctor.
Today, Long shares his passion for both activities with students who regard him as a guru.
Reporter David Wright. A Revolution Recordings production


Unknown: Michael Long
Reporter: David Wright.

: All in the Mind

with Professor Anthony Clare. Will video-phones lead to greater telephone apprehension? And life in the psychiatric unit at Withington Hospital.


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare.

: Greek as a Treat

Presented by Peter France. Of all the ancient peoples the Greeks were the most sporting. They competed in the Olympics in the nude and seemed to value the male body - and mind - above the female.
3: Nakedness, nudity, games and sex
Producer Kate McAII
* BBC BOOK: 'Greek as a Treat' by Peter France. From bookshops, price £15.99


Presented By: Peter France.
Producer: Kate McAii
Unknown: Peter France.

: In Business

with Peter Day. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Peter Day.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Love on a Branch Line
Part 3.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes in to the first live broadcast from
Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924. Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy
Philip Larkin in 1977. And in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - from John Evelyn in prime position, and Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: John Evelyn
Unknown: Samuel Pepys

: 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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