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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


Producer: Alasdair Cross
Producer: John Harvey
Producer: 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 Vicky Costick.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Vicky Costick.

: The Benn Tapes

Former Labour Cabinet Minister Tony Benn recalls life at the heart of government. Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Murray Gell-Mann. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

From St Catharine's Convent, Edinburgh, led by Rev Johnston McKay , with Schola Cantorum of Edinburgh. Hymns (CH3): 0 worshipthe King(35); Christ for the world we sing! (500) Anthem: Cantate Domino (Siogedal). Musical director Eric Ibler. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Director: Eric Ibler.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: With Great Pleasure

Christopher Haskins , the chairman of Northern Foods, reveals his favourite pieces of literature and attempts to play Poohsticks on the Humber Bridge. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Christopher Haskins
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Something Understood

An Anthobgy of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of doubt. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Marya Burgess joins the Society of Women Writers and Journalists for their centenary celebrations. Serial: The Diaries of Sylvia Toumsend Warner. The third of five readings by Irene Sutcliffe. In 1949, Sylvia Townsend Warner's lover, Valentine Ackland , resumed her affair with another woman. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin. Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Marya Burgess
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Sylvia Townsend
Unknown: Valentine Ackland
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Test Match Special

Commentary from Lord's on the final day's play in the Second Test between England and New Zealand. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Tim Bowler. LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Tim Bowler.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain

First Round- North West of England. Jim Banks (British Council officer); Phil Cocker (retired lecturer); Rob Hughes (surveyor for Valuation Office Agency, Inland Revenue); John Clarke (university lecturer). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Phil Cocker
Unknown: Rob Hughes
Unknown: John Clarke
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Unofficial Rosie

Paula Wilcox is private-eye Rosie Monaghan in Alan McDonald 's series. 2: Softies. It's not easy finding a missing wife when the husband is "one card short of a full deck". With Malcolm Ward , Deborah Berlin. Suzannah Corbett. Tom Bevan. Dominic Traynor , Tina Gray and Teresa Gallagher Music by Peter Howell. Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Rosie Monaghan
Unknown: Alan McDonald
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Deborah Berlin.
Unknown: Suzannah Corbett.
Unknown: Tom Bevan.
Unknown: Dominic Traynor
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Music By: Peter Howell.
Director: Tracey Neale
Bob: Dominic Grounsell
Carol: Helen Roberts
Jerry: Christopher Bramwell
Margie: Elizabeth Estensen
Graham: David Thorpe
Martin: Paul Barber
Debbie: Barbara Dryhurst
Del Sgt Murdoch: Gareth Armstrong

: Anderson Country

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff


: Kaleidoscope

As the Royal Opera House resounds to a new production of Verdi's Egyptian epic, Aida, Paul Vaughan finds out if it's a triumph with the critics; and one of the century's greatest musicians, violinist Jascha Heifetz , is remembered by his son. Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Violinist: Jascha Heifetz

: Short Story: Poor Old Man

by Clare Boylan. The park is a pleasant escape for her, in spite of the attentions of the old man. Read by Gillian Bevan. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Clare Boylan.
Read By: Gillian Bevan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

Can Debbie bank on a loan?

: The Food Programme

(Revised )

: The Monday Play: The Devil's Province

by Peter Roberts.
Provence, 1213: a crusade is descending with unbelievable ferocity to destroy the Cathar heresy. A troubadour finds himself embroiled in a battle which is not his.
Other parts played by Andy Hockley and Roger Hume.
Director: Nigel Bryant.


Written by: Peter Roberts
Director: Nigel Bryant
Joseph: Garard Green
Jerome: David Calder
Bernard de Nerac: Michael Lumsden
Richard: Richard Derrington
Michael: Stephen Tomlin
Roger de Mieux: Norman Rodway
Alix: Carolyn Backhouse
Raoul: Peter Meakin
Simon de Montfort: Peter Harding
Etienne: Dominic Rickhards
Unknown: Andy Hockley
Unknown: Roger Hume

: White Magic

Daphne Glazer remembers her mother, "a little firebrand", who opened her own chemist's shop in 1920s Sheffield. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lola Gregg

Howard Fast 's story about a modest American family who become victims of the nightmare tactics of McCarthy's FBI agents. 1: First Tiling
Abridged by Pete Morgan. Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Howard Fast
Abridged By: Pete Morgan.
Producer: David Benedictus


Matthew Parris talks to Matthew Norton , a reformed heroin addict who became a Hindu priest, about his passion for rescue. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Talks: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Matthew Norton
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Education Matters

with Libby Purves. Including a report on supplementary schools - why do so many children give up their Saturdays?


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: The Harpoon

The Empire's favourite magazine - with Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot -Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham. Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Baynham.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: 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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