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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 Canon Barney Milligan.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr John Newton.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: Tightening the Noose

Cubans are rarely permitted to travel, and it is exceptional for them to wish to return. Herbert Perez is a Santiago academic whose wage is a laughable pittance, but who remains a committed Fidelista. With the help of the BBC Sound Archive, he discusses Fidel Castro and the Revolution with Simon Calder. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Herbert Perez
Unknown: Fidel Castro
Unknown: Simon Calder.
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Families and How to Survive Them

Another chance to hear the six-part series in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist Dr Robin Skynner discuss problems families may face and illustrate them with clips from comedy shows. 1: WhyDo We Fall in Love? Today they call on Basil Fawlty and Alf Garnett. Producers Jonathan James Moore and Rachel Yoite BBC RADIO COLLECTION: cassette of the series available


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner
Unknown: Alf Garnett.
Producers: Jonathan James Moore
Producers: Rachel Yoite

: Daily Service

from All Saints Church, Lanchester.
God is working his purpose out (Benson); Exodus 15. vv 1-2, 7-10, 13. 17-18; Laudamus Te (Vivaldi); The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (McNeil). Durham Youth Choir with BBC Radio 2 Choir Girl of the Year, Emma Trow. Director of Music Alan Woods.


Unknown: Emma Trow.
Music: Alan Woods.

: The Bible

The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.
Peter Jeffrey reads the fifth selection from the Revised English Version. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Elizabeth Taylor


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Yvonne Brewster , artistic director of Talawa Theatre Company, about her new, all-black production of King Lear.
Part seven of Like Water for Hot Chocolate by Laura Esquival. Read by Mia Soteriou. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman


Talks: Jenni Murray
Artistic: Yvonne Brewster
Unknown: Laura Esquival.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]
Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts heat eight of the wide-ranging musical quiz.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Governor's Consort

Another chance to hear Peter Tinniswood 's play written especially for Mary Wimbush. Lady Edith is sailing with her husband to a South Atlantic island of which he is about to become Governor. Her fellow passengers, the crew and the exuberant band on board produce an invigorating and far-reaching effect on Her Ladyship. and Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Mary Wimbush.
Director: Enyd Williams
Lady Edith: Mary Wimbush
Sir Wilfred: John Moffatt
Dr Spofforth: Bernard Hepton
Captain MacWhirter: Stephen Thorne
Delgado: Keith Drinkel
Chief Engineer: Matthew Morgan
First Officer: James Telfer
Tarleton: Jonathan Adams
Band: Michael Haslam,
Band: Judith Herbert
Band: Kevin Street

: Anderson Country

Join Gerry Anderson and add your views to the mix of opinions and stories from around the country. Phone [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews the Peter Brook production of The Man Who in Manchester, and looks at the political photographs of Nick Sinclair.
Producer John Goudie (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Nick Sinclair.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: The Business

To mark "Oscar" week, author and past-winner Frederic Raphael recalls five adventures in the film trade.
1: Jimmy. From rags to riches to swimming pools....
Series producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Mo has a proposition for Neil.

: The Food Programme

Where should cooking skills be acquired?

: The Monday Play: Pad mates

Recorded on location in HM Prison
Strangeways, this play is the result of months of writers' workshops and was written by John Stevens , Les May and Alan Midwood. Back in the studio immediately after recording, actors and writers discuss the making of the play.
Officer Porter, "the prisonerwith the keys", can be seen, but not always heard, as he wanders the wings and landings of the prison. Behind every locked door, in every cell, there is a Sammy, a West and a David with a different story to tell.
Music by James Mackie Director Kate Rowland


Written By: John Stevens
Written By: Alan Midwood.
Music By: James MacKie
Director: Kate Rowland
Porter: Nick Stringer
Women: Sue Johnston
Sammy: John McCardle
Benny: Rod Arthur
West: Pi Pdonaghy
Paterson: Vincent Davies
David: Jason Done
My: Ian Mercer

: Previous Convictions

Peter Harrison reflects on some of the things he once believed in. 3: Nature
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Peter Harrison
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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: Jogging round Majorca

by Gordon West , abridged and read in eight episodes by Leonard Pearcey. 6: The Song of the Train Producer Tony Cliff


Unknown: Gordon West
Unknown: Leonard Pearcey.
Producer: Tony Cliff

: Going Down Under

The final chapter in the confessions of a reluctant emigrant. It's their first Christmas in Perth and the rain buckets down. But Rosemary Greenham is beginning to find a sunnier side to life. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Rosemary Greenham
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.

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