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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie who joins the programme this morning.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: It's So Unspoilt

Whatever happens to Britishness, there will always be an England. Mark Steyn joins John Major and the old maids bicycling to communion to try to find it. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: . Mark Steyn
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests get the week off to a good start, with lively and stimulating conversation.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday wields the dictionary at guests Greg Proops , Liz Lochhead , Michael Fenton-Stevens and Lorelei King in another edition of the expressive panel game. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Lorelei King
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Daily Service

from Trinity College, Carmarthen, led by Rev Roy Jenkins with the College Choir. Psalm 95; Worshipthe Lord (Was Lebet); Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (Hereford); Let all the world (Luckington).


Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles. Michael Williams reads from the Revised English Bible. 6: Paul's second missionary journey. Abridged in ten parts by Sue Reid
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Michael Williams
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin meets the controversial poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley .
Serial: The Matisse Stories by AS Byatt . Medusa's Ankles. A voluptuous picture of The Rosy Nude attracts a middle-aged woman into a hairdressing salon. Read by Annette Crosbie. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Stories By: As Byatt
Read By: Annette Crosbie.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on topical issues that affect your finances. Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts three more contestants in heat five of the wide-ranging music quiz, this week from Huddersfield.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Song of My Father

Another chance to hear Paul Herzberg's play, set in 1971. A conscript soldier Ray Kemp betrays a friend. Twenty years later, in London, fate offers the chance of redemption.
Director Andy Jordan


Writer: Paul Herzberg
Director: Andy Jordan
Ray Kemp: Michael Maloney
Clive Mendelowitz: Allan Corduner
Johnny Kruger: Paul Hertzberg
Colin Kemp: Don McCorkindale
Shorty Josana: Vincent Ebrahim
Jurgen Brandt: Christopher Wells
Dave Skinner: David Learner
Rita Mendelowitz: Naomi Buch
Kommandant Net: Henry Goodman

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him each weekday afternoon for an hour of daily live conversation. Add your views to the mix of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. Call him with your comments on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott talks to the composer Berthold Goldschmidt as a record of his banned music is released, and considers why so many soloists and conductors perform from memory. Producer Erika Wright
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Berthold Goldschmidt
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Lucinda Says

by Derek Gregory.
Edith is encouraged by her editor to write plenty of "steam" into her books. Judging by her fan mail, this has unexpected effects.
Read by Auriol Smith. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Derek Gregory.
Read By: Auriol Smith.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and Greg Proops try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Greg Proops

: News

: The Archers

Mixed feelings for Jill and Phil.

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast foods and foie gras ... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Presented by Derek Cooper. (Revised


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Telephone in the Deep Freeze

Janet Plater 's first play is a raw and moving account of living with an alcoholic. "Only people like us, who have lived with an alcoholic, can understand the mental agony that goes with we're co-alcoholics," say the members of the support group whose fortunes the play follows.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Janet Plater
Director: Ned Chaillet
Von: Barbara Durkin
Debbie: Polly James
Ken: Oliver Cotton
Graham: Eric Allan
Nance: Sandra Voe
Chloe: Hazel Holder
Frank: Colin Pinney
Mike: Donald Sumpter
Johnny: George Parsons
dive: Lyndam Gregory
Tony: Gary Lawrence

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

Brian Keenan reads the first part of his own extraordinary account of his four-and-a-half years as a hostage in the Lebanon. 1: Kidnapped.
Abridged in ten parts by the author Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Brian Keenan
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Thy Good and Faithful Servant

One misty day in Manhattan. Mr Iqbal Singh arrived at the door of showbiz lawyer Richard Golub. who hired the mystical-looking Sikh on the spot, dubbed him "Mr K" and made him his butler. Their turbulent relationship is explored in the last of the series. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Richard Golub.
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: 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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