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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 Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Dick Hamilton.

: Today

with Anna Ford and James Naughtie. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Grace Arrowhead

Ludovic Kennedy tells the story of the family retainer who brought his mother into the world and 50 years later attended his father on his way out of it. Between these two events, he discovered there was far more to Grace Arrowhead than met the eye. Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: David Benedictus

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer Denis Nightingale. LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Denis Nightingale.

: Daily Service

If ye then be risen with Christ (Wadely); Luke 12, w 13-21; For men walketh in a vain shadow (Greene); God with humanity made one (Gonfalon Royal).
Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Walston Goes Walkabout

Oliver Walston visits the Siberian city of Magadan - once the centre for the notorious Kolyma prison camps. He discovers a town still suffering from a historical hangover. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: The Bible

Denis Quilley reads The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy.


Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Could some babies have been saved?
Cheryl Armitage asks why it took so long for British parents to be told the crucial facts about cot death.
Serial: And When Did You Last See Your


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: All in the Mind

Anthony Clare presents an international edition of the programme that reaches parts of the brain that others do not reach. It includes a report from the isolated island of St Helena and further news of the stresses faced by the crews sailing in the round-the-world yacht race. Producer Usa Shaw


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Usa Shaw

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees presents the 200th edition with panellists Patrick Barlow , Celia Haddon , Sir Antony Jay and Lord Oaksey. The quotations are read by Ronald Fletcher. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Sir Antony Jay
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Six Feet Under

A comedy by Stuart Kerr.
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman are on the run from their NHS hospital, heading for Harrogate where rumour has it there's proper treatment available.
Pianist Colin Guthrie
Director Jane Morgan


Comedy By: Stuart Kerr.
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: Jane Morgan
Smythe: Robert Lang
Paddy: John Rogan
Jock: Tom Watson
Newscaster: Elaine Claxton

: Comparing Notes

Pianists Penelope Thwaites and John Lavender talk to Richard Baker about the music of Percy Grainger. Producer Ray Abbott


Pianists: Penelope Thwaites
Pianists: John Lavender
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Percy Grainger.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott 's studio guest is the conductor and oboist Paul Goodwin , and there's a roundup of this month's new paperback books. Producer Adrian Washboume
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Short Story: Home Maintenance

by James Robertson.
A black comedy about marital tension and recalcitrant plumbing. Read by Kenny Ireland. Producer David Jackson Young
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: James Robertson.
Read By: Kenny Ireland.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: No Commitments

Comedy-drama series by Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Josie Lawrence as Charlotte.
3: The Big Break. Charlotte's big acting break looks imminent when she's offered a supporting role in a television sitcom.
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Roger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Dan: Andrew Wincott
Terri: Theresa Gallagher

: News

: The Archers

Au revoir not adieu?

: Crimes of Our Times

In the last of the series exploring the world of deception and detection, Margaret Percy looks at white-collar fraud. It's easy to execute, difficult to detect and even more difficult to prosecute, but this "victimless" crime can wreck businesses and destroy lives. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Producer: Brian King

: Science Now

: In Living Colour

Juliet Alexander presents the first of a new magazine series highlighting issues raised in the lives of black and Asian people living in Britain, and making connections with the diaspora in other countries. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Juliet Alexander

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual disability. With Tony Barringer.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov. Part 2.


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.

: Mediumwave

with Joanna Coles.


Unknown: Joanna Coles.

: Four Corners

6: Do tlwKankan. Andy Kershaw presents a special edition about his trip to Kankan, Guinea, one of the great sources of music in West Africa. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Noah Richler

: 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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