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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Elizabeth Templeton.


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton.

: Today

With Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Creator of the stars of night (Conditor alme) Reading: Jeremiah 33, w 10-11, 14-16; E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Paul Manz ); The Lord will come (BBC H B 479). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Paul Manz
Music: Barry Rose.

: Gosling on the High Street

Ray Gosling looks at men of commerce who combined profits with principles.
2: Frank Hornby and the “Half-Inch-Hole”. Frank Homby was to educating engineers what Nintendo is to computing children. Hornby's genius lay in Meccano, Dinky toys and clockwork trains. But his heirs didn't make it into the electronic age. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Frank Hornby
Unknown: Frank Homby
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The Bible

Hosea. Patrick Malahide reads the first of two selections from the Authorised Version. Introduced by Dr Kathryn Dell. Abridged by Sandra Willingham Producer Elizabeth Taylor


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Introduced By: Dr Kathryn Dell.
Abridged By: Sandra Willingham
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The Archers has come a long way from its original purpose of conveying farming information. Sheila McClennon reports on soap operas and public education. Serial: The Very Dead of Winter (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team are at the Crarae Glen Gardens Charitable Trust in Inverary.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Up the Garden Path

Comedy by Sue Limb , starring .
4: Taking It on the Chin
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Comedy By: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Izzy: Imelda Staunton
Dick: Mike Grady
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael: Nicholas Le Prevost
Razors: Rene Zagger
Bill: Neil McCaul
Louise: Phyllida Nash

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Wednesday Afternoon Serial: The Crack

Saturday by Pat Anderson is the second play in a four-part series of linked dramas by four Liverpool writers. It stars Cathy Tyson as Carol, a hairdresser.
Working at the barber's, Carol's body clock is ticking, like a time bomb waiting to go off. Her boyfriend's answering machine mocks her, and God deserts her. Carol's life is about to change.
Musicby Sense of Sound Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Pat Anderson
Unknown: Cathy Tyson
Director: Kate Rowland
Carol: Cathy Tyson
Graham: Phil Hearne
Alan: Michael Christopher
Dawn: Sunetra Sarker
Eddie: Alan Igbon
Good Good: Tom Williamson
Tony: Jacob Abraham
Angela: Paula Sims

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen and Ruth McCarthy pick paperbacks for Christmas. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ruth McCarthy
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad.

: It's a Funny Old World

5: Miles Kington discovers what makes the Russians laugh. "Political humour was our only taste of freedom but now conditions are changing these jokes are disappearing."
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Is John Buchan more than a dated adventure story author? Mark Steyn investigates. And there's an assessment of Fats Waller on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Fats Waller

: Short Story: John-Jin

"It was the year 1971. It was the year I got my Flamenco shoes and began my Spanish dancing lessons. It was the year that John-Jin arrived."
Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the programme about words that is what it says.
5: Truly Economical. A look at the language of lying.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: The Archers

Is it pork for the Perks?

: Costing the Earth

Information and entertainment from the programme which investigates all things green. Presented by Roger Harrabin.


Presented By: Roger Harrabin.

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Age to Age

Following the recent Papal Encyclical, Christopher Cook recalls long-forgotten directives from the Holy Father to his bishops, conjures up the memory of the only English Pope and remembers Julius II.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Julius Ii.

: Groucho Was My Father

Another chance to hear the three programmes in which Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father, Groucho, and introduces some letters from the correspondence that kept them together. Their relationship had to weather the ups and downs of Groucho's film, radio and television careers, two divorces, two remarriages - and Miriam's often tumultuous young adulthood. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Miriam Marx Allen
Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Tim Bowler.


Presented By: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pearl

Part 5.

: Pedalling Backwards

In August 1947, two teenage boys wobbled their way north on a pair of battered bicycles to explore Yorkshire and Lancashire. Now, 46 years later, in the first of four programmes, David Bean and Laurence Cantwell are reunited to retrace their boyhood travels. 1: Into the Unknown


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Laurence Cantwell

: 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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