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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Rev Enid Morgan.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


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

: Wilko in Canada

4: Nokomis, Saskatchewan. In this small prairie town that thinks big, most people have two or three jobs. This week, Lyle Emmons , wheat farmer, stationer and publisher of The Last Mountain Times, is printing money which can be spent only in his home town. A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Lyle Emmons
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: Daily Service

Luke 10: w 25-35.
BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

John. Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Bridges of Madison County (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Letters of Introduction

Concluding the serial by Peter Whalley. 6: Richard Gillian has found the man who has been mistakenly blackmailing him and has killed him in a fight.
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Peter Whalley.
Unknown: Richard Gillian
Director: Tony Cliff
Richard Gillian: Paul Shelley
Claire Gillian: Sandra Clark
Jane Gillian: Saskia Downes
David Gillian: John Lloyd Fillingham
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Det Insp Jacob: Michael Duggan
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Secretary: Melissa Jane Sinden

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow

Eight further exploits of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, starring
Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
6: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. Watson goes to Switzerland in search of a missing aristocrat. But the trail leads back to a funeral parlour in London.
Violinist Leonard Friedman Dramatised by Peter Ling Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Lady Frances Carfax.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Peter Ling
Director: Enyd Williams
Honourable Philip Green: Jack Klaff
Inspector Lestrade: Stephen Thorne
Holy Peters: Peter Wickham
Mrs Peters: Jillie Meers
Monsieur Moser: John Baddeley
Herr Brandt: Colin Pinney
Marie Devine: Rachel Atkins
Undertaker: William Maxwell

: Strange Tales from the Pantry

Sue Phillips takes a last look at the curious lives of everyday edibles.
Herbs. Not just for tossing into omelettes - herbs are also essential for banishing fleas, curing rabies, making armpits fragrant and enabling you to fly and see the fairies.
Producer Amanda Mares


Producer: Amanda Mares

: Letters from Margaret

Believing that her baby had been swapped at birth, Margaret Wheeler turned for advice to George Bernard Shaw. Their correspondence tells the stories of the mixed babies, the frustration of the parents, and provides a fascinating insight into the mind of a great social commentator. Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Margaret Wheeler
Unknown: George Bernard
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Dangerous to Know

Dramatisation of the life of Lord Byron. 6: Cane a New Path to Fame.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley views the controversial film In the Name of the Father, based on the Guildford Four and starring Daniel Day Lewis, and discusses the new breed of television cartoons.
Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9. 15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Daniel Day
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: At the Reef

by Rosalind Brackenbury.
The schooner was to go out on the morning tide. It would be a safe journey, a controlled encounter with the sea ...
Read by Gerda Stevenson. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Rosalind Brackenbury.
Read By: Gerda Stevenson.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

The stags hatch a plot.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Inner Journeys - Outward Shows

Jim Perrin presents portraits of some important inter-war explorers. 1: Anything I Want
After a gilded youth, Gino Watkins made exploration his profession. He was to die mysteriously at the age of 25 in the ice of a Greenland fjord, but even by then he had made a permanent name for himself in the annals of Arctic exploration. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Jim Perrin
Unknown: Gino Watkins
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythologyto present a critique of modern Britain.
3: Little Angels, Little Devils: Keeping Childhood Innocent
From Peter Panto Poltergeist, the burden of dreams that children bear.
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Martin Webber.


Presented By: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: Peerless Flats

Final episode.

: Dear Diary

In the last of his series, Simon Brett chooses diaries for 4 February, ranging from Joan Wyndham 's informal dancing lesson in 1940 to Kenneth Williams wanting be left alone on holiday in Las Palmas in 1969.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Joan Wyndham
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: 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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