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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Colin Blakemore , the eminent brain researcher, talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the way in which his scientific knowledge has shaped his view of himself and his fellow humans.


Unknown: Professor Colin Blakemore
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare

: The Benn Tapes

In the second of eight programmes former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn recalls life in government. Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: Daily Service

Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (Was lebet, was schwebet, BBC HB 267); Luke 7, w 18-23; How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn); Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Luckington, BBC HB 275). Director of Music Paul Joslin.


Music: Paul Joslin.

: Pack the Book

2: Guidebooks Galore. Today bookshops bulge with a bewildering mass of guidebooks. Experienced travellers and book-sellers advise on which book to pack. Producer Hilary McLennan


Producer: Hilary McLennan

: The Bible

Ian Hogg reads the first of seven extracts fromjudges.
The Coming of the Judges. Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Ian Hogg
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

Geographer Gillian Rose tells Jenni Murray why women look at the world differently.
Serial: Fatlands (13)


Unknown: Gillian Rose
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.
5: A surprise revelation has Jack Brotherhood backtracking to
Magnus Pym 's National Service days. And "Mr Canterbury" recalls an unexpected reunion with an old friend....
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
Music: Max Harris
Adapted By: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Axel: Jack Klaf
Major Membury: Frederick Jaeger
Sabina: Edita Brychta
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mrs Membury: Patricia Garwood
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Nicholson :: Steve Hodson
Kaufmann: Christopher Rowe
Czech refugee: Peter Majer

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Prisoners and Captives: The Garden Girts

by Jacqueline Holborough. The second of three plays on freedom and captivity.
An open prison in high summer -where fresh air and gardening are a poor substitute for real freedom.
Director Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Jacqueline Holborough.
Director: Marilyn Imne
Bins: Beverley Hills
Aggie: Pauline Letts
Jock: Maggie McCarthy
Mary: Maureen O'Brien
Dog: Sophie Thompson

: View from the Fish Queue

Six talks in which Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue in the open-air market. 1: Flying the Flag Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: File on 4

Reporter Tim Llewellyn.


Reporter: Tim Llewellyn.


Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
5: In 1912, D H Lawrence fell in love with a married lady. A letter he wrote to her husband confessing all was cited in the ensuing divorce case. Producer Juiia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Juiia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Arnold Schwarzenegger as a PG-rated action hero, and a new family film based on Dennis the Menace, both reviewed by Mark Steyn. Also the first pop star from Iceland - Bjork. producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat 9.15pm)


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Reviewed By: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Ghost's Bedroom

by Antonio Munoz Molina.
A spooky story is about to be told. It has a beginning and a middle. But an end? Well, sort of.... Read by Trevor Nichols. Translated by Anthony Edkins Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Antonio Munoz Molina.
Read By: Trevor Nichols.
Translated By: Anthony Edkins
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

A course in motherhood for Caroline.

: Costing the Earth

John Gummer and Chris Smith hammer out Britain's environmental future.
Presented by Roger Harrabin.


Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Chris Smith
Presented By: Roger Harrabin.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on oral cancer.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook examines Irish politics of 70 years ago.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: The Reith Lectures: Representations of the Intellectual

6: Gods thai Always Fail. In this last lecture Edward Said , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, examines the nature of belief and the problems of those who recant, and portrays the secular intellectual. Producer Anne Winder


Unknown: Edward Said
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander McLeod


Presenter: Alexander McLeod

: End of a Line

Presented by Paul Heiney.
2: The Coppice Man. Bill Hogarth prepares wood trimmings from the Black Beck forest to sell to charcoal burners, chair bodgers and hurdle makers. At one time 30 men coppiced the woods, now he works alone.


Presented By: Paul Heiney.
Unknown: Bill Hogarth
Unknown: Black Beck

: 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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