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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

General Norman Schwarzkopf chooses eight records.
Producer Janet Lee


Unknown: General Norman Schwarzkopf
Producer: Janet Lee

: Letter From the Creuse

The first in a series of talks by BBC correspondents who go to out of the way places to get a new perspective on current issues. Stephen Jessel visits a remote corner of the Massif Central which in the past years has lost more than half its population. The current difficulties experienced by farmers only make matters worse. Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Stephen Jessel
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Daily Service

Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand (BBC HB 253); Revelation 4, w 1-3,6-8; Bring Us 0 Lord (Harris); 0 Holy City of John. Director of Music James Whitboum


Music: James Whitboum

: End of a Line

Paul Heiney discovers traditional ways of life that may soon come to an end.
2: The Coppice Man. Bill Hogarth prepares wood trimmings from the Black Beck forest in Cumbria to sell to charcoal burners, chair bodgers and hurdle makers. At one time 30 men coppiced the woods, now Bill works alone. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Bill Hogarth
Unknown: Black Beck
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Bible

Joshua. 2:The Taking of Jericho.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Fatknds (10)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: Please send a large s a e to: [address removed]

: The Food Programme

In the last of the series, Derek Cooper follows up issues raised this year. Producers Sheila Dillon and Dylan Winter


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producers: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Alexander

A six-part serial on the I ife of Alexander the Great by David Wade.
1: The King's Son. The birth of Alexander.


Unknown: David Wade.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main news topics. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Michael Meyer and Timberlake Wertenbaker select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck considers the success of the Burrell Collection on its tenth anniversary, and reviews the largest exhibition of Aboriginal art ever assembled in Europe. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Brother

by Graham Greene . Paris1936. To the cafe owner communists were the enemy - and yet here they were drinking in his bar.... Read by John Rowe.
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A1AA
PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Great River

Philip Short follows in the footsteps of the Scots merchant Archibald Little , who journeyed up the Yangtze River 100 years ago.
3: The Gorges. "Such scenery is impossible to appreciate". With David Bannerman as Archibald Little. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Philip Short
Unknown: Archibald Little
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Archibald Little.
Producer: Mary Price

: News

: The Archers

Caroline has an unexpected visitor.
Written by Sam Jacobs Director Keri Davies


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Director: Keri Davies
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pal Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jack WooSey: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks -: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes -: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: Wllliam Gaminara
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serie. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Chris Serie.
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Any Questions?

Baroness Blatch, Education Minister; Paul Boateng MP who shadows the Lord Chancellor's Department; Germaine Greer, author and lecturer; and Lord Rees-Mogg, columnist and outgoing chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council, tackle the issues raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Panellist: Baroness Blatch
Panellist: Paul Boateng
Panellist: Germaine Greer
Panellist: Lord Rees-Mogg
Chairman: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

with Marcel Berlins. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Borough Art

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Book at Bedtime: The Three Strangers

2: One of the strangers admits that he is the hangman.

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A satirical look back at the decade. This week, 1997! Starring Kate Robbins , Steve Coogan and Brian Perkins. With writers Mark Burton , John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.
Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Unknown: Mark Burton
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Pete Sinclair.
Producer: Caroline Leddy

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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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