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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Terence Phipps.


Unknown: Fr Terence Phipps.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Susan George , actress. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Susan George
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Just as I Am (Saffron Walden); Romans 7, W 19-25a: Jesu, Grant Me This, I Pray (Bairstow/Gibbons): Give to Me Lord a Thankful Heart (BP 21). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Joy of Smelling

Michael Collie concludes his journey with Dr George Dodd to discover the delights of the olfactory system. They brave a Birmingham nightclub to observe the effect of scent on the opposite sex. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Michael Collie
Unknown: Dr George Dodd

: The Bible

The Fifth Book of Moses: Deutoronomy. Read in six parts by Martin Jarvis. Abridged by Neville Teller Director Alison Bogle


Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Live from Pimlico School in London, Jenni Murray invites listeners to exercise parent power. The studio audience will be putting their questions to a panel of educationalists and decision-makers including Minister for Education, Baroness Blatch.
Serial: Fatlands (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: 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 , James Grout as Jack Brotherhood and Brenda Bruce as Miss Dubber.
3: Magnus Pym was very much Jack Brotherhood 's man. Like a son to him, according to Bo Brammel. So who better to search for the missing spy than the man who recruited him into the service?
Music: Max Harris
Adapted by Rene Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Jack Brotherhood
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: Jack Brotherhood
Unknown: Bo Brammel.
Music: Max Harris
Adapted By: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Tom: Robbie Gill
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Nigel: Royce Mills
Hick: Malcolm Tierney
Sir Kenneth Sefton Boyd: Michael Cochrane
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Professor: Paul Humpoletz
Bodkins: Paul Humpoletz
ALovely: Teresa Gallagher
Sarak: Teresa Gallagher
Michael: David Thorpe
Inspector Bellows: John Evitts
Stegwold: Richard Pearce

: 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.
4: 1982-1989: TheHealth You Can Afford
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sandy: Wendy Seager
Scott: Stuart McQuarrie
Gus: Andrew Wardlaw
Max: Finlay Welsh
Toby Russell: Crawford Logan
David Pitsligo: Allan Sharpe
Jimmy Jameson: Michael Elder
Mrs Jameson: Muriel Romanes
Walster: Alasdair McCrone
Theresa: Sheilagh Hynd
Rachel: Sybil Wintrope
Laurence: Gerard Gray-O'Brien
Hunter: Hilary Neville

: Smashing Pots

4: Accident or Design

: File on 4


A six-part series in which Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters which have no known reply.
3:"Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done", wrote Sydney Smith to a friend, yet today he is remembered as a bon viveur and wit. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper braves Steven Spielberg 's much-hyped new film Jurassic Park, and visits Marvin's 's Room, the latest stage vehicle for actress
Alison Steadman.
Producer Beaty Rubens
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story: Lola

by Javier Cercas.
Morales wants Pablo Sardano to do a 'job" for him. We all know what that means. But the outcome? Read by David Horovitch. Translated by Ed Emery
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Javier Cercas.
Unknown: Pablo Sardano
Read By: David Horovitch.
Translated By: Ed Emery
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Eddie's diet takes a turn for the worse.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

As Boris Yeltsin struggles for political survival, Christopher Cook recalls the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky in 1917 and compares the two men.


Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Alexander Kerensky

: The Reith Lectures: Representations of the Intellectual

4: Professionals and Amateurs. The possibility of amateur intellectuals - thinking and concerned individuals - still being able to influence society in the age of professionals backed by institutions is examined by Edward Said , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Producer Anne Winder


Unknown: Edward Said
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: Book at Bedtime: The Queen and I

Episode3: Affray

: Adventures at the Edge of the World

Last year Christina Dodwell spent three months travelling through Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, recording her adventures and the stories of the people she met.
3: Geysers, Volcanoes and Woolly Mammoths


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.

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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