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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Julie McGuinness , from Chilwell, Nottingham.


Unknown: Julie McGuinness

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Call Robin Lustig:

[number removed]
Talk to Robin Lustig and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer Nick Utechin
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Bill on the Bann

In the second of two programmes, cartoonist Bill Tidy follows the sound of laughter along the River Bann. 2: Hiitoum Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: River Bann.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Daily Service

Only by Grace (Gustafson); Messiah (Andy Park); Daniel 3, w 19-20 and 26-28; Great and Wonderful (Dauermann); The Lord's my shepherd (Merla Watson). Wellspring, directed by Richard Williamson.


Directed By: Richard Williamson.

: The Bible

The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. The sixth selection.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byjenni Murray.
Learn to love liver, discover the taste of testicles. Corinne Julius discovers that innards can be offally good for you.
Serial: Like Water for Hot Chocolate (8)


Unknown: Corinne Julius

: Medicine Now

Charities now spend as much money on medical research in Britain as do governments. Is this how it should be? Geoff Watts reports. Producer Myfanwy Vickers


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney introduces the last in the present series.
Magic Spells. It's the final round in the search for the country's champion speller. And there's a look at the surprising sounds of onomatopoeia as the show goes out with a bang - and a pow! and a splat!-Producer Simon Elmes


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Pankhiraj

Dida is a storyteller with an unpredictable brand of magic. In Tanika Gupta 's comedy, three generations collide at a family wedding.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Tanika Gupta
Director: Claire Grove
Dida: Charubala Chokshi
Malati: Meera Syal
Sripuma: Souad Faress
Geoffrey: Geoffrey Beevers
Rehana: Vinny Dhillon
Fishseller: Shiv Grewal
Motorist: Dominic Letts

: Singing for a Living

The Wagnerian baritone Norman Bailey talks to Nigel Douglas about the perils, pains and pleasures of life on the opera circuit and about some of the special problems facing a singer who tackles Wagnerian roles. Producer Gillian Hush


Baritone: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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 mix of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope in Glasgow

Robert Dawson Scott reads James Kelman 's new novel and a biography of Roald Dahl , and looks at contemporary dance in Glasgow's New Moves festival and London's Spring Loaded season. Producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: James Kelman
Unknown: Roald Dahl

: Short Story: The Business

2: Eugene. What not to do with an Oscar....

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.
Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Board Game

Corporate capers, conundrums and confessions. On this week's panel are Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey , Janette Rutterford and Nigel Whittaker. The chairman is Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Sheep 1, Antiques 0.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Producer Liz Carney


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: Liz Carney

: Science Now

In today's programme from Manchester, where the Sound of Science roadshow has been providing off-air entertainment, Peter Evans reports on Science Week events, up and down the country.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Contemporaries of Christ

Five prominent people in their early 30s, Jesus's age when he died, reflect on his passion.
4: Paul Twivy was the managing director of ad agency J Walter Thompson before he underwent a conversion to Judaism while visiting Jerusalem. He is fascinated by the Jewishness of Jesus and is planning to set up a new advertising agency operating according to Judaeo-Christian ethics. Producer Roger Childs


Unknown: Paul Twivy
Unknown: Walter Thompson
Producer: Roger Childs

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual disability. With Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.15pm and 10.15pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: f 16.50, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Presenter: Roger White

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Book at Bedtime: Jogging round Majorca

7: Explorations

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles explores the week's events in the media.


Unknown: Joanna Coles

: 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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