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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

with Mary McAleese.


Unknown: Mary McAleese.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Professor Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Tom Phillips , artist.
Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Artist: Tom Phillips
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: The Joy of Smelling

Michael Collie continues his journey with Dr George Dodd to discover the delights of the olfactory system - and learns that a well-developed sense of smell can mean a stress-free, flavourful life. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Michael Collie
Unknown: Dr George Dodd

: Daily Service

The Church of God the Kingdom Is (Cornwall, BBC HB 183); Matthew 5, w 17-20; If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments (Thomas Tallis ); Teach Me, 0 Lord, the Perfect Way (York, BBC HB473).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Numbers. Part five.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Exotic, sensual and wickedly extravagant - Corinne Julius extols the orchid.
Serial: All Fall Down (10)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Corinne Julius

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Perfect Spy

John Le Carre 's story adapted in eight parts. Starring James Fox as Magnus Pym.
2: A distraught Mary Pym is under pressure to provide some clue as to the whereabouts of her missing husband.
Music: Max Harris
Adapted by René Sasilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Magnus Pym.
Unknown: Mary Pym
Music: Max Harris
Adapted By: René Sasilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Jack Brotherhood: James Grout
Mary Pym: Harriet Walter
Miss Dubber: Brenda Bruce
Axel: Jack Klaf
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Fergus: James Telfer
Georgie: Shelley Thompson
A Lovely: Teresa Gallagher
Felicity: Teresa Gallagher
Herr Olligner: Paul Humpoletz
Sandy: Paul Humpoletz
Nigel: Royce Mills

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Safe in Our Hands

Colin Douglas 's four-part drama serial on the history of the National Health Service as seen through the lives of two generations of Edinburgh doctors. 3: 1969-1979: The Long Surprise
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Director: Patrick Rayner
Lennie: Paul Young
Sandy: Wendy Seager
Scott: Stuart McQuarrie
Robbie: Steven McNicoll
Max: Finlay Welsh
Gus: Andrew Wardlaw
Jimmy Jameson: Michael Elder
Mrs Jameson: Muriel Romanes
Marks: John Bett
Toby Russell: Crawford Logan
Miss Clapton: Carol Ann Crawford
Lorna: Sybil Wintrope

: Smashing Pots

Nigel Barley shares his passion for African pots and the wealth of meanings they contain.
3: A Potter's Life.

: File on 4


Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
2: A letter from Friedrich Nietzsche to his sister Elisabeth berates her for portraying him to be anti-semitic. However, he wasn't absolved of this imputation until decades after his death. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Friedrich Nietzsche
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley with reviews of the week s new film releases, including Matthew Modine in Equinox, and an assessment of the career of the Italian director Roberto Rossellini. In the studio live music from Ethiopia. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Matthew Modine
Director: Roberto Rossellini.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: Tam O'Shanter

by Donna Tartt.
"He wanted to turn around and go back home. But how could you refuse a request like this? His doctor had told him about the little girl." Read by Harry Towb. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Donna Tartt.
Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

Is this a new Clarrie?

: Costing the Earth

First in a new series of the environmental magazine.

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Age to Age

As British miners struggle to preserve their industry in the face of the government's determination to close pits, Christopher Cook visits the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish in County Durham. Beamish vividly displays every aspect of a mining community in the North East in the years immediately before the First World War. Here, he explores what Peter Lewis , Beamish's Director, describes as "the pitmatic society" of 80 years ago.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Peter Lewis

: The Reith Lectures: Representations of the Intellectual

3: Intellectual Exiles.
Professor Edward Said looks at intellectuals both as expatriates and as people on the margin of their own society and considers how exile inspires their thinking. Producer Anne Winder


Unknown: Professor Edward Said
Producer: Anne Winder

: 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 10.

: Adventures at the Edge of the World

Last year Christina Dodwell spent three months travelling through Russia's remote Kamchatka Peninsula, recording her adventures and the stories and songs of the people she met.
2: From the Lower to the Upper World


Unknown: Christina Dodwell

: 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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