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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Robin Maynard


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Robin Maynard

: Prayer for the Day

with Andrew Barr.


Unknown: Andrew Barr.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Graham Leach.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Graham Leach.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Passport to Hell

Pete McCarthy travels through the BBC Sound Archives in search of holidays Past. This week, staying at home, and an answer to the eternal question: saucy Postcards - how saucy can they be? Producer David Prest


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: David Prest

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Inspiration

From the National Railway Museum, York, chairman Chris Stuart stokes up the boiler for another journey into the land of inventions and discoveries. Joining him, and hoping not to run out of steam, are a panel of celebrity guests. Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Crispin Belcher.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Daily Service

from St Martin 's Church, Belfast,
Presented by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh with the Priory Singers. Luke 5, w 17-26.


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh

: The Bible

Job. Joss Ackland reads the fifth of seven selections from the authorised version. Abndged by Doreen Mahon Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Producer: Michael Fox

: Woman's Hour

How does Britain's first woman prime minister wish to be remembered? And what remaining ambitions does she cherish? Baroness Thatcher talks to Jenni Murray.
Serial: Mrs De Winter (11)


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Sally Feldman
Editor: Clare Selene

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

With John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The London team of Irene Thomas and Eric Korn take on the Scottish team of Joyce McMillan and Colin Bell. Questionmasters are Gordon Clough and TonyQuinton.
Producer Julia Shaw (Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pml


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Unknown: Colin Bell.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: A Season of Clear Shining

Nan Woodhouse 's moving story of a Quaker and a Catholic trying to reconcile their love and different beliefs in the intolerant world of 17th-century England.
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Nan Woodhouse
Director: Tony Cliff
Peg: Kathryn Hunt
Nathaniel: Neil Roberts
Margaret: Ann Rye
George: Russell Dixon
Priests: David Frederickson
Priests: Neville Barber
Justices: Gordon Rowe/
Justices: Christopher Wilkinson

: Whackademics

Author David Stafford investigates the sex lives and drug habits of spiders, meets some detective maggots and discovers that you can outrun a wasp but not a bee.
Producer Ian Peacock
Mandy Wheeler Sound productions


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Ian Peacock
Unknown: Mandy Wheeler

: Eureka

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Kay Davies , director of the new MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, about her life and her work on genetic diseases. Producer Deborah Cohen


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Kay Davies
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen 's studio guest is the singer Thomas Allen. Also reviews of Sophie Treadwell 's Machinal at the National Theatre and an appreciation of Bruce Chatwin 's photography. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Singer: Thomas Allen.
Unknown: Sophie Treadwell
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: Load Shedding

by Satyajit Ray.
He's walking home and the lights go off. Everywhere. And that's when things start to get rather strange. Read by Sam Dastor. Translated by Gopa Majumdar Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Satyajit Ray.
Read By: Sam Dastor.
Translated By: Gopa Majumdar
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Sid is bullish about the future.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper investigates how sickness is related to what Glaswegians eat, and talks to people trying to change the deadly culinary heritage of poverty. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The Monday Play: The Lake

by Ellen Dryden.
Childhood memories and perhaps something a little more sinister continue to draw Ben Wheeler back to a lake. When a child disappears his obsession provokes suspicion.
Music: Stephen Warbeck Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Unknown: Ben Wheeler
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ben Wheeler: James Aubrey
Isobel: Karen Archer
Vol: Pauline Yates
Ruth: Frances Jeater
Moonstone: Teresa Gallagher
Chris: Berry Woolgar
Jamie: Nicholas Boulton
Kick: David Thorpe
Rosie: Isabelle Huet
Tom: John Prendergast
Child's voice: Hayley Thomas
Detective Sergeant: Steve Hodson
Constable: Angus Wright
Reporter: Michael Onslow
Mother: Rachel Atkins
WomanatLake: Lala Lloyd
ManatLake: James Taylor
Newsreader: Lynda Gregory

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Booker at Bedtime

This year's 25th-anniversary £ 20,000 Booker Prize for Fiction will be awarded on Tuesday 26 October. On each of the next six weekday nights an extract from one of the shortlisted novels is being broadcast.
Tonight Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle is read by Dermot Crowley. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Paddy Clarke
Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: David Hunter

: You Heard It Here First

Another chance to hear some of the radio comedies that television couldn't resist.
An Actor's Life for Me by Paul Mayhew-Archer . Starring John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.
2: / Can Do That. Young actor Robert Wilson gets a film role as a chauffeur. What a pity he can't drive. Producer Paul Spencer


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Producer: Paul Spencer

: 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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