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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Dick Hamilton.

: Today

with James Naughtie. John Humphrys presents full coverage of the local election results, and Sue McGregor reports on the official opening of the Channel Tunnel. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue McGregor
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with storyteller Garrison Keillor.


Unknown: Garrison Keillor.

: Whackademics

In the last of the series, author David Stafford discovers that Britain's ivory towers have been invaded by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Madonna.
A Mandy Wheeler Sound production


Unknown: David Stafford

: Murder Most Foul: 4: Of Bullets and Life Preservers

Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross.
Manslaughter or murder? The difference to the man in the dock is prison or the gallows. For a certain Mr Chaplin, the lover of a dead man's widow, the pathologist's evidence is crucial. With Elaine Claxton, Tina Gray, Paul Panting, James Taylor, Stephen Thorne and Peter Whitman
Written by Rib Davis Producer Matt Thompson


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Mr Chaplin
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Thome
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Written By: Rib Davis
Producer: Matt Thompson
Bernard Spilsbury: Brett Usher
Edward Chaplin: Michael Onslow
Superintendent Sands: Gareth Armstrong
Norman Birkett: Colin Pinney

: The Bible

The Pastoral Epistles continue as Denis Quilley reads the first part of The First Letter of Peter.
Abridged by Hugo de Klee.


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Abridged By: Hugo de Klee.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Polly Toynbee.
Serial: Hannah Gordon reads Part 1 of Cassandra, Princess of Troy by Hilary Bailey , "I am King Priam's daughter, Cassandra. I am supposed to be dead. But I will be heard. Poor Troy. Poor city. It was my home before they burned it." Abridged by Ann Rees Jones


Introduced By: Polly Toynbee.
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Hilary Bailey
Abridged By: Ann Rees Jones

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
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Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

The show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge

The final episode of Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story.
The Shmmity-Ride. "Don't let my sins, when you know them all, cause thee to forget that, though I loved thee late, I loved thee well...."


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The group the Dear James perform in the studio, Siobhan Davies talks about her new dance, and there's a review of an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. Presented by Tim Marlow. Producer Lore Windemuth


Talks: Siobhan Davies
Presented By: Tim Marlow.

: Short Story: Blackberries

by Leslie Norris.
A young boy and his father go blackberry picking. "We'll be men together," said his father. But the day ends in sadness.... Read by Andy Rivers. Producer Caroline Sam


Unknown: Leslie Norris.
Read By: Andy Rivers.
Producer: Caroline Sam

: PM

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


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

Janet Trewin and Peter Macann explore the world of transport. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Joe's got a date.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Directed by Keri Davies. Producer Vanessa Whitboum


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Directed By: Keri Davies.
Producer: Vanessa Whitboum
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack WooUey: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Car/er: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Ann-Marie Evans


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Ann-Marie Evans

: Any Questions?

This week, guests including Paul Boateng , MP, shadow spokesperson for legal affairs, and Edwina Currie , MP, tackle the issues raised in Newry, Northern Ireland. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins looks at developments in the law and how they affect our lives. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Rhythm of the Sea
From Debussy to Paul Patterson whose new piece celebrates the opening of the Channel Tunnel, the sea has bewitched many composers. Dick Witts talks to those whose music is inspired by the sea.


Unknown: Paul Patterson
Talks: Dick Witts

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov. Part 5.


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news with the Week Endingteam.
Producer Diane Messias


Producer: Diane Messias

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: 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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