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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Bishop Joe Devine.


Unknown: Joe Devine.

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to people who were famous for a short period of time and finds out what became of them.
2: Keith Best, MP. hit the headlines in 1987 for pleading guilty to making multiple BT share applications. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Oliver Twist

Concluding this adaptation of Charles Dickens 's great novel. HueandCry. A huge reward is on Sikes's head - but he hides where he is least expected. Other parts played by Jonathan Wyatt. Terry Pearson and David Holt. Music by John Kirkpatnck and Kathryn Locke Dramatised and directed by Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Played By: Jonathan Wyatt.
Played By: Terry Pearson
Played By: David Holt.
Music By: John Kirkpatnck
Music By: Kathryn Locke
Directed By: Nigel Bryant
Site :: Tim McInnerny
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Monks: Kim Wall
Artful Dodger: Richard Pearce
Charley: Paul Ryan
Fagin: John Grillo
Oliver: Edward Long
Grimwig: Brett Usher

: Daily Service

Love divine (Blaenwern); 1 Corinthians 13, w 1-13: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Charity). Director of Music Timothy Dean.


Music: Timothy Dean.

: The Bible

Romans. Part 4.

: Woman's Hour

In a special edition from Rome on the eve of the Italian elections, Jenni Murray meets the women at the hustings, on the catwalk, in the courts, and in the kitchen.


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents from around the wortd take a sideways look at their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours


: Looking Forward to the Past

Joining Paul Boateng to take a none-too-serious look at history are guests Patrick Moore , Andrew Neil , John Pearson and Jan Ravens.
Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: John Pearson
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

: Spoil Heap

An optimistic drama by Frank White.
It's a black night for landlord Sam Fulton. His wife's done a bunk, the bank and brewery are after him, his customers face ruin and it's been snowing or raining for days. Can anything else go wrong?
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Frank White.
Unknown: Sam Fulton.
Director: Tony Cliff
Sam: David Fleeshman
Sharon: Sue Jenkins
Walter: Keith Clifford
May: Rosalie Williams
Jean: Kathryn Hunt
Craig: John Griffin
Tom: Paul Webster
Terry: Glyn Morrow
Edna: Maggie Fox
David: Malcolm Raeburn
Jim: Charles Foster
Betty: Ann Rye
Joe: Harry Kirkham
Man: Peter Rylands

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. Add your views to the mixture of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees Tim Supple 's production of Omma -Oedipus and the Luck of Thebes at the Young Vic , and visits Moving Theatre at Bridge Lane, set up by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave. Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Tim Supple
Unknown: Young Vic
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: The Love-Gift

by Lilian Roberts Finlay.
The Love-Gift cost Ned L6.50, but it cost his wife 40 years of marriage. Read by Mark Mulholland . Producer Michael Quinn


Unknown: Lilian Roberts Finlay.
Read By: Mark Mulholland
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

: The Harpoon

Howdee y'all! This week there's a special American edition of your favourite magazine and a free apple pie with every issue. With Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson , Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham. Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot-Nelson
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Baynham.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Archers

Scandal at the dress rehearsal.

: Soundtrack

Yesterday's Hero. Paul Petersen , an ex-child star, found himself a has-been at 25. He now runs the Minor Consideration, a support group for young actors having problems adjusting to life after teen stardom. Reporter Veronica Reinhardt. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Paul Petersen
Reporter: Veronica Reinhardt.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Analysis Battle of the Giants

"National competitiveness" is suddenly all the rage among politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. In the last of the series, Stuart Simon asks what this new preoccupation will mean for jobs, wages and industrial performance.
Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed] (Mon-Fri 10.00 am 5.00pm) FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

9: Obo and tlie Snake

: Stanza

Robert Frost said, "Poetry is what gets lost in translation," but translation has made a wealth of poetry from many languages and cultures available to the modern reader. Elaine Feinstein and Michael Hamburger , who have translated the work of Russian and German poets, discuss their art with Andrew McAllister.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Robert Frost
Reader: Elaine Feinstein
Reader: Michael Hamburger
Unknown: Andrew McAllister.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

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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