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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

An all-star cast read T S Eliot's 15 poems about an assortment of lovable and not so lovable cats over the next four days. 1: The Naming of Cats, The Old Gumbie Cat, Growltiger's Last Stand and The Rum Turn Tugger.
Today's readers are Alec McCowen , Anna Massey , Roger Daltrey and Richard Briers. Producer Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Richard Briers.
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: News

: Call James Cox: [number removed]

Talk to James Cox and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer James Herbert. LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: James Cox
Producer: James Herbert.

: Daily Service

A glorious company we sing (Gordon); Luke 24, w 15-24. An upper room (0 Waly, Waly); Go forth and tell (Yanworth). Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Born to Be Mild

The end of the A34 is in sight for Martin Wainwright as he chugs through Berkshire and Hampshire in his Reliant Kitten. This week, he explores this land of old money and equally old retainers and claims his Wayfarers' Dole in the promised land of Winchester. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Talking Poetry

with Brian Patten. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Brian Patten.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenny Murray.
Serial: G Isfor Gumshoe by Sue Grafton. Buffy Davis reads the first of 12 episodes. "My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California." Abridged by Meg Clarke


Introduced By: Jenny Murray.
Unknown: Sue Grafton.
Unknown: Buffy Davis
Unknown: Kinsey Millhone.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke

: All in the Mind

In the last of the series, Professor Anthony Clare takes a look at psychological exhibitionism: why are so many people prepared to reveal all on chat shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Kilroy and In the Psychiatrist's Chair?
Producer Lisa Shaw


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Lisa Shaw

: You and Yours


: Quote.... Unquote

In the last of the series, Nigel Rees discusses quotations and anecdotes with Paula Gosling , Prof Richard L Gregory , Bryan Magee and Ludovic Kennedy. Quotations are read by Patricia Hughes. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Paula Gosling
Unknown: Prof Richard L Gregory
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.
Read By: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Stealing the Scene

by Phil Willmott.
What do you do if you're a 17-year-old boy growing up in south London and the best thing in your life is the love you have for another man? This love story follows Joe through the months leading up to the protest by the gay action group OutRage on 7 May this year.
Director Lucy Hackney


Unknown: Phil Willmott.
Joe: David Curtiz
Sam: Lee Ross
Ted: Robert Patterson
Alan: Stevan Rimkus

: The Tingle Factor

In the first in a new series, Tim Rice reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah reads the Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes and tackles this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised rpt at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Carlos Fuentes
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Christening

by D H Lawrence.
A grown-up family in a small mining town have never been able to escape the brutal influence of their father. Will the birth of a child bring a ray of light into their world? Read by Peter Meakin. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: H Lawrence.
Read By: Peter Meakin.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

: The False Inspector Dew

Another chance to hear the five-part dramatisation of Peter Lovesey 's Golden Dagger Award-winning comedy-thriller set in 1920. With Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia, and Oona Beeson as Alma.
Dentist Walter Baranov is reluctant to accompany Lydia, his wealthy actress wife, to Hollywood, especially now that Alma has come into his life.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Capt Turner: Barry J Gordon
Jack: Steve Hooson
Kathy: Sandra James-Young
Baranov/George: John Baddeley
Vanderbilt/Jasper: John Fleming

: News

: The Archers

TB and sympathy.

: File on 4

The programme which investigates major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Mark Halliley. Producer David Ross


Reporter: Mark Halliley.
Producer: David Ross

: Science Now

Genetics or the Cosmos? Neandertals or dinosaurs? Peter Evans looks at the winners of this year's Rhone-Poulenc prizes for science books.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: In Living Colour

Juliet Alexander focuses on issues which relate to the lives of black and Asian people in Britain and connects with the diaspora in other countries. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Juliet Alexander

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Tony Barringer. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: f 16.50, from [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

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

Second part of Sebastian Faulks 's novel.


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles explores the week's events in the media.


Unknown: Joanna Coles

: Itchy Feet

Rory Maclean explores the journey behind the travel. One eighth of the world's population is on the move every day, and each traveller has a story to tell. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: 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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