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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 Paul Johns. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Paul Johns.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Off the Rails

2: The Cold War: From London to Leningrad

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Vivienne Westwood chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Janet Lee


Producer: Janet Lee

: Letter from Los AlamosCounty

Jeremy Harris travels to Los Alamos County in New Mexico - a place haunted by death. It was where the USA developed its first nuclear device, and was the scene of a massacre of American Indians. It is also one of the few places in the world where bubonic plague still occurs.
Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Daily Service

Help Us to Help Each Other (Dunfermline); When I Needed a Neighbour (arr Whitbourn); Colours of Day. Director of Music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: End of a Line

Last in the series: Stopping and Laving. At one time the river Severn teemed with salmon and fishermen risked the dangerous tides for rich rewards. Now Paul Heiney finds that a unique variety of fishing traditions is fast dying out. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: The Bible

Harriet Walter reads extracts from Ruth. Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer David Bendictus


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Bendictus

: Woman's Hour

Last year St Andrews University awarded honorary degrees to a list of women, including the novelist Fay Weldon , philosopher Mary Warnock and painter Wilhelmina Barnes Grahame.
Jenni Murray invites them all for breakfast. Serial:Jasmine (7)


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Wilhelmina Barnes Grahame.
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

George Macpherson goesto Lindisfame nature reserve to pour herbicide on the plants.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: George MacPherson
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: Send a large s a e to: [address removed]

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Stefan Buczacki. Two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting , with guests Pam Ferris , Bill Tidy , Lady Barbirolli and Harry Chapman Pincher.
Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Stefan Buczacki.
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Norman Painting
Unknown: Pam Ferris
Unknown: Bill Tidy
Unknown: Harry Chapman
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Alexander

3: Preparation of the Sacrifice

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Julia Neuberger and Beverly Anderson recommend three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits an exhibition from the Royal collection of Holbeins in Edinburgh, and reviews David Thacker 's production of Julius Caesar.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: David Thacker
Unknown: Julius Caesar.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Short Story: Now You Know

by Michael Carson.
So spoke a divine power as the Reverend Grout struggled face-down in a puddle. He had just left the Live and Let Live public house.
Read by Trevor Nichols. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Trevor Nichols.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE to: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA PHONE: [number removed]0312


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Great River

Philip Short follows in the footsteps of the Scots merchant who journeyed up the Yangtze river 100 years ago.
5: Uncharted Territory. With David Bannerman as Archibald Little. Producer Mary Price


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

: News

: The Archers

What's Kenton up to?
Written by Graham Harvey Director Vanessa Whitburn


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
KentonArcherZZ: Graeme Kirk
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
StdPerks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedu Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
RobinStokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Oliver Stokes: James Naylor
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley, MP, Health Secretary; Steve Platt , Editor, New Statesman and Society, John Prescott , MP, Labour Transport Spokesman; and Paul Tyler , MP, Liberal Democrat Agriculture Spokesman tackle the issues raised in Newport, Isle of Wight. Chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Steve Platt
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Paul Tyler
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Stop Press

with John Diamond. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Editor Anne Koch


Editor: Anne Koch

: A Look Back at the Nineties

The satirical look back at the decade ends this week with ... 1999! Starring Kate Robbins , Rory Bremner and Brian Perkins. With writers Mark Burton , John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair. Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Rory Bremner
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.

: Rushes

A series to lend your ears to. 1: Splashpast. A journey down the river Trent. Composed by Ron Geesin. Producer Piers Plowright


Composed By: Ron Geesin.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: 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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