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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with David Melling.


Unknown: David Melling.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: The Benn Tapes

Former Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn draws on his private diary tapes to recall how in 1977 the Windscale nuclear complex came to the edge of catastrophe. Producer Keith Jones


Producer: Keith Jones

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of the Dominican Convent, Falls Road, Belfast. Led by Rev Dr Robert Tosh , with the choir of St Dominic's High School, directed by Robert Morrison. 1 Corinthians 12, w 12-26.


Unknown: Rev Dr Robert Tosh
Directed By: Robert Morrison.

: With Great Pleasure

Barbara Castle kicks off the new series with a spirited selection of writing from the books she loves. Sylvia Pankhurst , Aneurin Bevan and her own mother-in-law are among the writers, with readers Glenda Jackson and Michael Foot. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Readers: Glenda Jackson
Readers: Michael Foot.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Talking Poetry

Michael Rosen with the first in a series of sparkling performances featuring the pick of the country's children's Poets - who appeared earlier this month at the BBC Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray celebrates post-war British cookery, with Jocelyn Dimbleby , Sophie Grigson , Prue Leith, Marguerite Patten and Claudia Roden. And Stephanie Cole reads Para Navidad from Elizabeth David 's
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine . Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jocelyn Dimbleby
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Claudia Roden.
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Elizabeth David
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Education Matters

with Libby Purves. What should pre-school education consist of and who should pay? Penelope Leach and Sir Christopher Ball discuss their vision of the future.


Presenter: Libby Purves.
Guest: Penelope Leach
Guest: Sir Christopher Ball
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: That's the Way to Do It!

Nick Yapp joins the Punch and Judy Professors from all over the country as they gather in Covent Garden to celebrate the 332nd birthday of Mr Punch. He also traces his history and looks at some of the music and literature he has inspired Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Nick Yapp
Unknown: Judy Professors
Unknown: Mr Punch.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest.
First Round - Midlands and East Anglia. Bob Thompson (printer); Bill Stratton (project manager); Steve Evans (company director); and Steven Havercroft (systems consultant).
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Bob Thompson
Unknown: Bill Stratton
Unknown: Steve Evans
Unknown: Steven Havercroft
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: Coleman and Astor

A detective series by Michael McStay , with Stephen Thorne as Inspector Coleman and Joe Dunlop as Sergeant Astor.
3: No Harm Done. No one in Southampton has any reason to be proud of the Gantry Estate, least of all the people who live there.
Music by Stephen Wartieck. Series producer Jane Morgan


Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Inspector Coleman
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Music By: Stephen Wartieck.
Producer: Jane Morgan
Field: Dexter Fletcher
Girl: Deborah Berlin
Welch: Simon Schatzberger
Ma Baker: Pauline Letts
Blackman: Sidney Cole
Boy: Toby Jones
Tommo: Tony Osoba
Matje: Elaine Claxton
PC Henning: Peter Acre
PC Cork: Matthew Morgan
PC Trench: Nicholas Boulton
Superintendent Beauchamp: Frances Jeater
Barman: David Jarvis
Margaret Coleman: Diana Bishop
Station PC: Gavin Muir
Ms Hilary-Smith: Susannah Corbett
Salmonella Sam: Danny Schiller

: Anderson Country

Call Gerry Anderson on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan visits an important exhibition of Henry Moore sculptures in Yorkshire and talks to the clarinettist Nicholas Cox. Producer John Boundy (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Henry Moore
Clarinettist: Nicholas Cox.
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: The Champ

by T Coraghessan Boyle, read by William Hootkins.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The return of the undisputed antidote to panel games, with Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: News

: The Archers

Eddie's caught out.

: The Monday Play: The Triumph of the Cunning Man

J R Jones's play is set in 1945 in a place where, people say, there is no boundary between magic and reality - the wild coast of Pembrokeshire.
Pan pipes by Brendan O'Malley. Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Brendan O'Malley.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Gwyn: Philip Madoc
Young Gwyn: Alun Horan
The Cunning Man: Albie Woodington
Dog-Priest: Chris Griffiths
Sin-Eater: Phillp Rowlands
Mother: Rhian Morgan
Aunt Ivy: Vivienne Moore
Annes/Battle Hag: Manon Edwards
Dafydd: Winston Evans

: Risking Your Neck

You're more likely to die of an accident at home than at work; be killed on the roads than in the air; and get cancer from x-rays not nuclear power. But most of us go on behaving according to our feelings about risk, rather than to the reality of risk itself. Geoff Watts investigates. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4. 05pm)

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl at the Lyon d'Or

by Sebastian Faulks.
On a rainy night in the 1930s, Ann Louvet arrives at the Gare de Janvilliersto take up her job as waitress at the Hotel Lyon d'Or. Read in six episodes by Michelle Newell. Abridged by Catherine Czerkawska. Producer Sue Wilson


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks.
Unknown: Ann Louvet
Unknown: Michelle Newell.
Abridged By: Catherine Czerkawska.
Producer: Sue Wilson

: Devout Sceptics

In the last of the series, Bel Mooney talks to John Cleese about the grey area between belief and unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: John Cleese
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Harry Hill's Fruit Comer

In the last of the series, Harry Hill and family introduce guests from the world of doctors and nurses, Nana Hill (82) in a C5, and a "blockbusting" guest! Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Nana Hill
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: 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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