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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Julie McGuinness.


Unknown: Julie McGuinness.

: Today

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


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
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to six people who were famous for a short period of time.
4: From Dr No to Octopussy, Lois Maxwell flirted with danger and 007 as Miss Moneypenny.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Lois Maxwell
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Daily Service

Come and see (Kendrick); Isaiah 53, w 1-6; Surely he hath borne our griefs (Handel's Messiah); Such love (Kendrick); My song is love unknown.
Director of Music Noel Tredinnick.


Music: Noel Tredinnick.

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew: 2

A six-part dramatisation of Mary Wesley's novel with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew. Furnival's Fun Funerals offer Poppy more than the usual amount of comfort.


Author: Mary Wesley
Director: Jane Morgan
Poppy Carew: Beatie Edney
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Vicar: Peter Whitman
Venetia: Elaine Claxton
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Mary: Kate Maravan
Fergus Furnival: Andrew Wincott
Julia: Vivienne Rochester
Victor: James Fleet
Sean Connor: Gareth Armstrong
Anthony Green: Neville Jason

: The Bible

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. The eighth selection.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Dame Thora Hird who shares the "home truths" she has collected and learnt over the past 80 years. Serial: Like Water for Chocolate. Final part.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dame Thora Hird

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours


: Looking Forward to the Past

Joining Paul Boateng in the last of the series are Michael Foot , Professor Bill Fishman , John Peel and Lynne Truss. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Professor Bill Fishman
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Tipperary Smith

by Paul Copley.
When Tipperary Smith went to Australia with her Bradford boyfriend, she dreamt of adventure. After three years of barbecues, she takes off alone on a flight which could lead to the End of the World.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Paul Copley.
Unknown: Tipperary Smith
Director: Ned Chaillet
Tipperary: Barbara Durkin
Georgina: Natasha Pyne
Brian: Ashley Barker
Arthur: Paul Copley
Mother: Sandra Voe
Great Uncle Wilfred: Ronald Herdman
Airline steward: David Jarvis
Chinese woman: Lala Lloyd
Hotel receptionist: Oona Beeson
Driver: Lyndam Gregory

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: News

: Kaleidoscope in Lisbon

Paul Allen takes to the streets of Lisbon to explore the art and architecture of this year's European City of Culture: from the local music of underground bars to major theatrical openings.
Producer Abigail Appleton (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: The Business

4: Melanie. Successful producer meets young actress. End of story?

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Skivers

A chance to feast your ears on a sumptuous half-hour of highly smoked comedy, written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw , Melanie Giedroyc and this week's special guest, Ken Campell. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Melanie Giedroyc
Unknown: Ken Campell.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Who shot JR?

: Soundtrack

Life on a Knife Edge. The last of the series meets the Bennett family. For four years, since breadwinner Danny's serious accident, the family has lived under the threat of repossession. But it's not simply the loss of the house they've lived in for over 20 years that worries them -three very close generations will probably be split up. Reporter Sara Parker. Producer Fiona Couper


Reporter: Sara Parker.
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Russia

The Bear Contained?
As economic hardship and turmoil deepen in Russia, the country looks to restore some of its former greatness by drawing back to it parts of the old Soviet empire. Its new assertiveness presents the West with the huge problem of how to respond. Concluding his two-part investigation, John Lloyd says that the options are narrow and hard and, in the end, the process may not be controllable. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Sue Davies

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker. For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed] (Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
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: Lipstick on the Host

First of seven episodes abridged by Aidan Mathews from his novel.
1: Meggie is a single, middle-aged Dublin teacher, trying to remain buoyant and humorous in the face of hopeless educational policies at work, and a social desert at home.
Read by Pauline McLynn. Producer Pam Brighton


Abridged By: Aidan Mathews
Read By: Pauline McLynn.

: Stanza

In the last of the series Andrew McAllister investigates the wealth of poetry written in prisons both here and abroad, with contributions from a leading judge, a writer-in-residence, and a serving prisoner-poet.
Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Andrew McAllister
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: 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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