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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Jackson.


Unknown: Peter Jackson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Phillip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday In Padiament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Phillip Crowe.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

0 God Be Gracious to Me in Thy Love (Psalm 51); Psalm 15; Blessed, Blessed Are You Poor (Iona Community); Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching, BBC HB 186).
Director of Music Leslie Olive.


Music: Leslie Olive.

: Walking through Ireland

A walk with travel writer Robin Neillands along the west coast of Ireland from Knocknarea, near Sligo, through Ballina, Castlebar, Westport and beyond. Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Robin Neillands
Producer: Anthony Smith

: The Bible

Deuteronomy. Fifth of six parts read by Martin Jarvis.
Director Alison Bogle


Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Every summer otherwise blissfully happy relationships disintegrate into bitter acrimony. The occasion? The family holiday. The cause? Navigation. Sue Margolis investigates the science, the art and the perils of map-reading. Serial: Fatknds (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

This week Geoff Watts visits a special clinic for people who find things hard to swallow.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney with the programme about language that is what it says.
6: Play it again and again, Sam. Must familiarity breed contempt? A celebration of the tired old cliche and its offspring. Producer Liz Jensen


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: When I Was Nine....

From the unreliable memoirs of Albert Butter , as recalled by Peter Sallis with promptings by Sam Crane. Written by Max Hillman.
Director John Tydeman


Unknown: Albert Butter
Recalled By: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Sam Crane.
Written By: Max Hillman.
Director: John Tydeman

: The Tingle Factor

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: What If...?

What if life was discovered on another planet? What if the inhabitants contacted us? What if they actually arrived? Would it lead to a period of human progress, or to the end of civilisation as we know it? Astronomers Heather Couper and Archie Roy join Christopher Andrew for this week's programme of lively speculation. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Archie Roy
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament, brought to you by the BBC's team of Westminster correspondents.

: Punters

This week: The Punters Challenge, a quiz specially devised for the BBC Radio On Show festival. Susan Marling is the referee as contestants battle it out at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol. Producer John Holmes
WRITE TO: Punters. BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: John Holmes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A review of Fred D'Aguiar 's collection of poetry, and Quentin Cooper meets the controversial American radio star
Eric Bogosian.
Producer John Goudie
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Eric Bogosian.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Moth

by Robert Dodds.
"He poisoned them, in his little room, popping them into a jar with some crushed laurel leaves. Afterwards he'd lay the brightly-coloured little corpse among crumbs in his Tupperware sandwich box, gently wrapped in a tissue shroud."
Read by Stuart McQuarrie. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Robert Dodds.
Read By: Stuart McQuarrie.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Galahad at Blandings: 3: Yoo Hoo, I'm Whipple

A four-part adaptation of P G Wodehouse's comic novel.
Sam wins his way into Lord Emsworth's heart, and Galahad gives him a new identity. But the local police, Beach the butler and Lady Hermione are still on his trail. And the Empress has found something intoxicating in her trough.


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted By: Richard Usbome
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Narrator: Moray Watson
Galahad: Ian Carmichael
Lord Emsworth: Richard Vernon
Lady Hermione: Elizabeth Spriggs
Beach: Harold Innocent
Wilfred: Jonathan Cecil
Monica: Moir Leslie
Sam: Simon Treves
Sandy: Susannah Fellowes
Huxley: Richard Pearce
Constable Evans: Chris Emmett

: News

: The Archers

Unwelcome visitors at the farm shop.

: File on 4

Reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Producer Liz Camey


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: Liz Camey

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.


Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Truth to Tell

The last in the series of little-known true stories from Anthony Smith. 6: The Bulging PlanetProducer David Perry


Unknown: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: In Touch

with Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel[number removed] between 9.15pm and 10.15pm
FACTSHEET/QUARTERLY BULLETIN: send large s a e to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Caroline Bayley.


Unknown: Caroline Bayley.

: Book at Bedtime: The Queen and I

Episode 7: A Flowers Estate Funeral

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor 's A to Z of radio awards.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: 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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