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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Professor David Weitzman.


Unknown: Professor David Weitzman.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The Marchioness of Tavistock chooses eight records.
Producer Janet Lee


Producer: Janet Lee

: Letter From Turkmenistan

In the second of a series oftalks by BBC foreign correspondents, Kevin Connolly visits Turkmenistan, a rare economic success story among the republics of the former Soviet Union. It is mostly desert, but blessed with so much oil and gas that its fortunate citizens are given free petrol and heating fuel. Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Geoff Spink

: End of a Line

with Paul Heiney.
3: Lancashire Cotton Looms. Once teams of women operated the workhorses of the cotton mills - the Lancashire looms. Now automation has made most of the skilled weavers redundant. Paul Heiney joins the millworkers of E Hartley and Sons to dicover a way of life all but lost. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney.
Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Daily Service

0 Praise Ye the Lord! Praise Him in the Height (Laudate Dominum, BBC HB 279); Luke 10, w 1-6 and 16; Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace (S S Wesley); We have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda, BP 94). Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Unknown: Thou Wilt
Unknown: Keep Him
Music: Stephen Layton.

: The Bible

Judges. 3: The Triumph of Gideon.

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin introduces a special edition from Londonderry. Serial: jasmine (2)

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by George Macpherson. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: George MacPherson.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

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

: The Gardening Quiz

with questionmaster Dr Stefan Buczacki and two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting. Guests in the first programme of this latest series are Angela Rippon , Julian Pettifer , Thomas Allen and Katie Boyle. Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting.
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Katie Boyle.
Producer: Diana Stenson
Unknown: Katie Boyle

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Alexander

by David Wade.
2: "I Am Also Alexander"


Unknown: David Wade.

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Sue Townsend and John Hegley select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits an exhibition of dance photographs by Chris Nash and goes to Ruskin's house in the Lake District. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Chris Nash
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: A Letter to Andrei

by Benjamin Dean.
Andrei wonders when exactly he should open a letter from his ex-wife. Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Benjamin Dean.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Chris Lowe.
Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE to: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Great River

Philip Short travels up the Yangtze river. 4: Chungching: "A Most Chinese City." With David Bannerman as Archibald Little.
Producer Mary Price


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

: News

: The Archers

A fete worse than death!
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Joanna Toye


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Joanna Toye
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
JillArckr: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Shula Hebdon: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timoth Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Any Questions?

Roger Evans , Conservative MP for Monmouth; Simon Hughes , Liberal Democrat MP for Southwark and Bermondsey; Clare Short , MP, Shadow Environment Spokesperson; and Dafydd Wigley , MP, President of Plaid Cymru, tackle the issues raised in Barmouth, Gwynedd. Chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Roger Evans
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Dafydd Wigley
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the last in the present series.
Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Kaleidoscope

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: A Look Back at the Nineties

This week, 1998! Starring Kate Robbins , Jack Dee and Brian Perkins. With writers
Mark Burton , John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.
Producer Caroline Leddy


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

: The Financial Week

Presented by Heather Payton


Presented By: Heather Payton

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robin Lustig


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: 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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