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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Janet Morley.

: News

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Letter from ... the Black Country

John Sparry presents the first in a short series of talks from locations which are demonstrably more than a commuter's dash from London and the south-east.
A Perryscope production


Unknown: John Sparry

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

A six-part dramatisation of MaryWesley's novel, with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew. 5: Cockroaches, a public hanging and Edmund's being seduced by Arab boys - no wonder Poppy flees. Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Beatie Edney
Unknown: Poppy Carew.
Director: Jane Morgan
Willie Guthrie: Kim Wall
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Victor Lucas: James Fleet
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Venetia Collyer: Elaine Claxton
Ros Lawrence: Virginia McKenna
Mary: Kate Maravan
Fergus Furnival: Andrew Wincott
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush

: Daily Service

Sing of the Lord's goodness; Romans 12, vv 9-21; Open thou mine eyes (Rutter); Make me a channel of your peace (arr Wilson). Director of Music Shaun Islip.

: The Bible

The Letters of Paul: Galatians to Thessalonians

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Human Voices (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Litmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the light-hearted quiz. Producer Alyson Mitchell


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Alyson Mitchell

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Women of the Dust

by Ruth Carter.
Based on true-life testimonies, this is the story of a group of migrant women workers from Rajasthan who lift stone, break cement and dream of rain on a dusty Delhi building site.
Song composed by John O'Hara Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Ruth Carter.
Composed By: John O'Hara
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Asha: Nina Wadia
Parvati: Sudha Bhuchar
Kamla: Shobu Kapoor
Lali: Nikki Jhutti
Dadi: Jamila Massey
Mohan: Dinesh Shukla
Jamadar: Shiv Grewal
Contractor: Rehan Sheikh
Charu: Charubala Chokshi
Mohini: Shaheen Khan
Neesha: Nisha K Nayar

: Anderson Country

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah has the verdict on a new play by prize-winning writer Philip Ridley , starring John Wood. And Jimi Hendrix as never heard before.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Philip Ridley
Unknown: John Wood.
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Takeover Bid

by Marilyn Duckworth.
"They had grown up close, too close. To natural sibling rivalry was added a burning necessity to ape each other's behaviour and achievements. The only solution seemed to be to fall in love." Read by Sharon Baylis. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Marilyn Duckworth.
Read By: Sharon Baylis.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: PM

with Jon Sopel and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The Skivers

Final instalment of the sketch series written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw , Melanie Giedroyc and a special guest. Producer Jon Naismith


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

: News

: The Archers

Joe's nest egg hatches.

: Unwritten Rules

Dr David Cook investigates the gap between the theory and the practice in professional codes of conduct.
2:Journalists. Reporters, presenters and editors discuss how they interpret the unwritten rules.
Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Mendip Ways

The Mendip Hills have a distinctive character and a history going back to pre-Roman days. Before the motor car, this northern edge of Somerset was a wild, uncivilised place. Today Mendip still shapes the lives of those who inhabit it and their stories make up this anthology of Mendip lives and ways. A Tony Staveacre production

: silver threads

John Williams reads the second extract from his autobiography. "1966, I'd left the care of Dr Barnardo's three years before, but I hadn't left behind me the compulsion to steal." Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: John Williams

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: 071.[number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC, 6112 Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Max Pearson.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Winston Back Home

by Peter Tinniswood.
3: "Don't Call Me Soames". Rosie'syoung man has been killed in a car crash, and William has been booted into touch by his Swedish lady friend. Back home they are so bossy that Winston leaves a note.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Winston: Bill Wallis
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
William: Christian Rodska
Rosie: Liz Goulding

: Gosling on the High Street

Ray Gosling looks at men of commerce who combined profits with principles.
3: Joseph Rownlree. He made millions from his secret recipe for pure cocoa but didn't want his wealth passed on to his children. It was for investigating the root causes of poverty. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Joseph Rownlree.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: 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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