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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father John McDade
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Father John McDade

: News

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson goes behind the walls of a Carmelite monastery in North Wales and hears why the nuns are devoted to their life of poverty and prayer. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: The House

The third of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama. Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Neil Cargill
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary: Isla Blair
Kay: Jane Booker
Rose: Sheila Reid
Alex: Caroline Bliss
Polly: Ruth Gemmell
Nick: Julian Dutton
Wigton: Trevor Peacock
Sharp: Norman Bird
Eamon: Shaun Prendergast

: The Bible

The Fourth Book of Moses: Numbers.
Read in nine parts by Michael Hordern. Abridged by Neville Teller Director Alison Bogle


Unknown: Michael Hordern.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Saunders and Daughters - Marya Burgess talks to women who have inherited the family business. Serial: ASFaUDown (6)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Talks: Marya Burgess

: You and Yours


: Out of Order

The last programme of the series in which two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell MP and Michael White , compete in a test of political knowledge. Chairman Patrick Hannan.
Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: This Should Be My Wedding Day

by Elizabeth Ryan.
Oxford undergraduate and gardening enthusiast Megan falls in love with the unsuitable Johnny. She is delighted to discover Johnny's father is a TV gardening show personality, but Johnny grows jealous.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Elizabeth Ryan.
Director: Michael Fox
Megan: Kate Paul
Johnny: Jonathan Rrth
Father: Malcolm Hebden
Dorothy: Jane Cox
Ella: Jane Hazlegrove
TV Host: Robert Whelan
Julia: Rachel Bull
Mrs Poole: Clare Beck

: Bus Stop

The last of the current series, with Jenni Mills and Andrew Jennings. Editor Ian Bell


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Andrew Jennings.
Editor: Ian Bell

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews a new play from Brian Friel , Wonderful Tennessee, directed by Patrick Mason at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Also Oleanna by David Mamet at The Royal Court.
Producer Myfanwy Vickers (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Brian Friel
Directed By: Patrick Mason
Unknown: David Mamet
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: Short Story: The Enlargement of Bethany

by Carmel Bird.
Eyes are Harry Stone 's profession, the camera is his hobby, and Bethany is his heart's desire. But when the three are mixed, the result is alarming. Read by Christian Rodska. Producer Pat Pryor


Unknown: Harry Stone
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Nick Revell Show

Sitcom for the 90s starring Nick Revell , Alistair McGowan and Doon Mackichan. 5: The Promised Land. Nick is flown out to Hollywood to discuss a script, first class and all expenses paid. Surely there must be a catch.
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

There's a Call to Colours.

: Radio Lives

The last of six portraits of the radio famous.
Louis MacNeice : A Poet at the BBC. The poet Louis MacNeice was also a producer in the legenday BBC Features Department for more than 20 years. Humphrey Carpenter investigates the life of the author of The Dark Tower and Christopher Columbus. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Analysis

Now What, Chancellor?
The economy hovers between recession and recovery, there are issues of budgetary balance to be settled, and the questions of E R M membership and a European single currency are waiting in the wings. Peter Jay chairs a discussion analysing the problems involved in steering the economy through the 90s. Producer David Levy


Unknown: Peter Jay
Producer: David Levy

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) WRITE TO: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime: Jericho

Episode 6.

: Two Way Cut

Last of a four-part dramatisation of Peter Turnbull 's novel.
Donoghue has enough evidence to arrest Stein - but he doesn't appearto be in the city. Louise wants to make a statement.
Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Peter Turnbull
Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine
Director: Hamish Wilson
DS Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
WPC Elka Willems: Eliza Langland
DC Montgomery: Frank Gallagher
DI Donoghue: Crawford Logan
Mrs Salisbury: Ginni Barlow
DC King: Robert Carlyle
Chi Chu: Sedhar Chozam
PC Hamilton: Martin McCardie
Barman: Alec Monteath
PC Wanless: Paul Morrow
Michelle: Daniela Nardini
Spike: Cathal Quinn
Mrs Stein: Mary Ann Reid
Mrs McIntyre: Edith Ruddick
Louise: Anne Marie Timoney

: 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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