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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev Tom Wright.


Unknown: Tom Wright.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest Bernie Grant , Labour MP. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Bernie Grant
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

0 thou who dost to men accord; Jonah 3, w 1-10; Wash me throughly (S S Wesley) Hear my Prayer (Purcell). BBC Singers, directed by James Whitbourn.


Directed By: James Whitbourn.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Four programmes tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of expeditions to far-flung places.
1: Juliet Vickery crosses thousands of miles of ocean to study bird life on the tiny, remote and uninhabited Pacific island of Henderson. A Revolution Recordings production


Unknown: Juliet Vickery

: The Bible

John. Part 8.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Umestone and Clay (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Death Comes Staccato

London's Soho is the setting for Gillian Slovo 's acclaimed detective mystery, dramatised in five episodes.
1: Private eye Kate Baeir is hired to protect Alicia, a gifted young violinist. Who is the man haunting her concerts? Why is Alicia so frightened?
Music by Anthea Gomez ; played by Anthea Gomez and Tim New
Dramatised by Jill Brooke. Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Kate Baeir
Music By: Anthea Gomez
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Dramatised By: Jill Brooke.
Director: Sue Wilson
Kate Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Alicia Wealherby: Teresa Gallagher
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Toby: Mark Straker
Pete: James Duke
Shirley -: Sunny Ormonde
Gordon Jarvis: Ric Morgan
Arnold Samson: John Webb

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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, and featuring Patrick Allen as Dr Leon Sterndale.
7: The Devil's Foot. After pushing his health to the limit, Holmes is resting in Cornwall, where Watson insists on total rest. But then death strikes a local family.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Bert Coules Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Dr Leon Sterndale.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Rev Roundhay: Geoffrey Beevers
Mortimer Tregennis: Sean Arnold
Brenda: Diana Payan
Owen: David Thorpe
George: Colin Pinney
Doctor: Barry J Gordon

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates
NEW achievements of those who have been overlooked by history but who deserve to be more than just a footnote. 1: Harry Beck. This modest draughtsman designed the London Underground map and dedicated his life to perfecting his one great idea. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Harry Beck.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Ml Should Die

A middle-aged Birmingham widow began a transatlantic correspondence with a young convict living on death row, and became involved in the fight for his life.The story of their friendship is told through her recollections and his letters. Producer Morag Massey


Producer: Morag Massey

: Cleaning Up

There used to be just skivvies and dailies, but now there's a new class of cleaners who work for young professionals. Christine Gregory investigates. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Christine Gregory
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper takes a look at Steven Spielberg 's film, Schindler's List, which charts the history of Auschwitz, and Robert De Niro 's directorial debut, A
Bronx Tale.
Producer Trevor Showier (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Producer: Trevor Showier

: Short Story: Bertram's Funeral

by Allan Massie.
Feed the cat, have a quick gin. Then it's off to pay some last respects. And there's also a surprise in store.... Read by David Burke. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Allan Massie.
Read By: David Burke.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

Pip's big day.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Inner Journeys - Outward Shows

Presented by Jim Perrin.
2: The Bag of Rice Man. After a career in exploration and mountaineering in the wildest places on earth, Eric Shipton was the obvious choice to lead the 1953 Everest expedition. But he wasn't there when the flag was raised on the summit. Producer Dave Sheasby


Presented By: Jim Perrin.
Unknown: Eric Shipton
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters Six Myths of Our Time

Marina Warner gives the fourth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain. Beautiful Beasts: The Call of the Wild.
From King Kong to the teddy bear: the changing value of the animal.
Readers: Robert Stephens. Nigel Carrington and Rachel Atkins
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Readers: Robert Stephens.
Readers: Nigel Carrington
Readers: Rachel Atkins
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Paul Charles.


Unknown: Paul Charles.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Hindsight

Chris Andrew returns with more entertaining stories from the past, including what happened when a mule owned by a nunnery was tried for bestiality.


Unknown: Chris Andrew

: 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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