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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Ruth Scott from Richmond Team


Unknown: Rev Ruth Scott

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tony Burnham.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


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

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Producer Denis Nightingale. LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Denis Nightingale.

: Daily Service

0 come, let us worship (Rachmaninov); Take my life (Nottingham); Mark 14, w 3-9; 0 praise the name of the Lord (Rachmaninov); King of glory, King of peace (Gwalchmai). Director of Music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Margaret Jay's Paddington

I To most people, Paddington I means either a station or a bear. But when TV journalist Margaret Jay became Labour frontbench peer Baroness Jay of Paddington, friends' children dubbed her "the Bearess", and the nickname stuck.
1: Paddington Bearess. In the first of three programmes, "the Bearess" explores her urban lair and traces the area's history. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Margaret Jay
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Something Understood

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


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Rosalind Miles tells Jenni Murray why we get the children we deserve.
Serial: The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (4)


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Deborah Cohen (Repeated tomorrow 7.45pm;


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Board Game

More corporate capers and off-balance sheet fun with the business panel game. The chairman is Nigel Cassidy , with guests Alastair Ross Goobey , Nigel Whittaker , Sir John Harvey-Jones and Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker
Unknown: John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Peter Day.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Declaring Martian Law

in poet John Hegley 's first play, we join him in his local London caff. Then he whisks us away ... by train to Manchester and Wales ... by dreams, songs and poems to Mars, ancient Rome, Jerusalem and the tortures of the end of a love affair.
Music by Nigel Piper . Director Anne Edyvean


Unknown: John Hegley
Music By: Nigel Piper
Director: Anne Edyvean
: John Johnhegley
Tony: Tony Curtis
Man: Roland Muldoon
Woman: Sue Norton

: The Tingle Factor

Film composer Ron Goodwin reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Acclaimed novelist, free-market crusader and Peruvian presidential candidate, Mario Vargas Llosa has now written a volume of autobiography. And Robert Dawson Scott's studio guest is the award-winning author Anne Fine, known for her children's books like Madame Doubtfire and Hour Babies, who has just completed her third novel for adults.
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Anne Fine
Producer: Robyn Read

: Short Story: The Shield

By George Ewart Evans.

The villagers of Fenhall are determined to win the shield for the Best Kept Village. But Akerman Flatt refuses to co-operate - not even for the formidable president of the Women's Institute.
Read by Peter Tuddenham.


Author: George Ewart Evans
Reader: Peter Tuddenham
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The False Inspector Dew

Five-part adaptation of Peter Lovesey 's comedy-thriller, with Ronald Pickup as Walter and Oona Beeson as Alma.
4: Have Walter and Alma really pulled off the perfect murder?
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Have Walter
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Jack: Steve Hodson
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Capt Rostron: Jonathan Adams
Finch: David Holt
Saxon: Keith Drinkel
Doctor: John Evitts

: News

: The Archers

Julia's thinking big.

: File on 4

A special investigation into the hidden world of the liquidators. Britain's 2,000 insolvency practitioners are charged with rescuing bankrupt companies, or disposing of their assets for the best possible price. But are they exploiting this powerful position for their own ends? Reporter Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer David Haggie


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: David Haggie

: Science Now

: The Network

Six programmes about one of the most valuable resources of the modern world - information.
1: The Victorians knew the value of information -they established a national network of local libraries that still exists today. Alun Lewis investigates this early attempt at an information superhighway, and discovers what the future may hold. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual disability.
Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £17.95, from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lola Gregg

AM. Second part of Howard Fast's story.

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles presents a special edition which looks at the future of public service broadcasting.
(Revised repeat from Sunday 11.00am)


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

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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