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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Professor David Weitzman.


Unknown: Professor David Weitzman.

: Today

with Anna Ford 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: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the founder of the hospice movement, Dame Cicely Saunders.


Unknown: Dame Cicely Saunders.

: This Land Was Made for You and Me

In the fifth of six talks about America, and the image Americans have of themselves, D David Dreis , a New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s, explains how the west coast has generated a literary tradition that is far more "meat and potatoes" than New York's.
Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: David Dreis
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Dear Diary

In the last of the series, Simon Brett chooses diaries for 4 February. In 1940 Joan Wyndham has an informal dancing lesson and is pleasantly surprised by her first smooch; Elizabeth Smart suffers from claustrophobia inside the Great Pyramid in 1937; and all Kenneth Williams wants from his holiday in Las Palmas in 1969 is to be left alone. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes. Producer Anna Keir


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Joan Wyndham
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Anna Keir

: The Bible

Luke. Part 12.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Edinburgh by Ruth Wishart.
Story: Madam Doubtfire. First in a five-part adaptation of Anne Fine 's novel by Meg Clarke.


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.
Unknown: Madam Doubtfire.
Unknown: Anne Fine
Novel By: Meg Clarke.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Caroline Aistrop


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Caroline Aistrop

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World

First in a four-part dramatisation of the masterpiece by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa that explores two opposing fanaticisms.


Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa

: The Odd Couple

First of two programmes featuring people who work in close partnerships.
1: No Ordinary Angels. Deborah Pope and Rodrigo Matheus are the trapeze act "No Ordinary Angels". Their work together requires great physical stamina, complete dedication and total trust in each other.
A Track Record production


Unknown: Deborah Pope
Unknown: Rodrigo Matheus

: Faith, Fact and Fiction

George Eliot is often seen as the fount of Victorian moral wisdom, yet for years she was shunned by society for casting off conventional religious belief. Rosemary Hartill looks at how Eliot's agnostic beliefs shaped her life and novels. Reader Jane Lapotaire. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Reader: Jane Lapotaire.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck visits Paris for the Art and the City exhibition at the Pompidou Centre. And a new record celebrates the life of composer John Cage. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: John Cage.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Brits Abroad!

Concluding the week's stories looking at Brits overseas.
Abroadby Peter Regent.
Armchair travel at its most perilous ... Read by Nigel Anthony.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Abroadby Peter Regent.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

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


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.

: News

: The Archers

The prince and the panto cow.
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Keri Davies
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Peggy Woo/ley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush

: Pick of the Week

with Michael Rosen.
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Any Questions?

Gwynneth Flower , Chief Executive, Central London Training and Enterprise Council; Ken Livingstone , MP; Lord Parkinson; and Anthony Smith , President, Magdalen College, Oxford, tackle the issues raised in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Chairman Nick Clarke.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Gwynneth Flower
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins 's weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Twenty-five Years on the Road
Singer-songwriter Harvey Andrews , whose first record was banned by the BBC, piays the political and social songs that have struck a chord with his audiences.


Singer-Songwriter: Harvey Andrews

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Peerless Flats

Episode 5.

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Rob Brydon with a satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Producer: Liz Anstee

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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