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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Ruth Scott from Richmond Team


Unknown: Rev Ruth Scott

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests, poets Merle Collins and Michael Rosen , select three paperbacks they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Merle Collins
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

0 worship the Lord (Was Lebet); Isaiah 58, w 1-12; Ubi Caritas (Durufle); God is love, his the care (Personent Hodie). Director of Music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Something Understood

An Antliobgy of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of doubt. Producer David Benedictus


Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner. Final part.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Ballylenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Third of sixepisodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Vera's value as an eavesdropper for Phonsie Doherty is threatened when Dublin informs her that her exchange must go automatic.
Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Phonsie Doherty
Music By: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vwienne Boal: Aine McCarthy
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Peg Sweeney: Anna Manahan
Joe McMonagk: Kevin Flood
Post Office engineer: Robert Patterson

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: The Head Man

Jonathan Smith 's four-part story of a successful headmaster running an independent school in London.
3: A Political Animal. One of Patrick's most valued members of staff is having an affair which is documented by both colleagues and pupils. Patrick's relationship with his attractive publisher remains secret, but conflict with his deputy is coming to a head.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Mkhael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
DaPhne: June Barrie
Alison: Jessica Lloyd
Eric: David Thorpe
Alex: Neil Stacy
Sister: Carole Jahme

: Treasure Islands

Tony Ross , writer and illustrator of I Want My Potty and I Want to Be ....shows Michael Rosen his amusing ways with picture books. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Tony Ross
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Call Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Was lovable old Uncle Walt not so lovable after all? Mark Steyn investigates a new biography, Walt Disney - Hollywood's Dark Prince. Plus a report on John Schlesinger 's new film, The Innocent, released this week. And they're back - Robocop 3 and Beverley Hills Cop 3. Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: John Schlesinger
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
A tale of one man's adventure with infatuation - at Charles de Gaulle airport. Read by David Horovitch. Translated by Edith Grossman Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read By: David Horovitch.
Translated By: Edith Grossman
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: 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).


Unknown: Phil Cocker
Unknown: Rob Hughes
Unknown: John Clarke

: News

: The Archers

Cider with Sharon.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson presents the lively magazine programme that covers all the latest in science and technology. Producer Sue Broom

: Fin deSiecle: Six Excursions into Our Past

2: The 1 790s: The Rights Wrongs) of Man. The coming of the French Revolution polarises opinion in Britain. Radicals like Tom Paine and the young William Wordsworth welcome the new libertarianism emanating from France and write in extravagant terms about the new dawn they think it represents. Many also lyricise the latest industrial technologies of the day. Others, like Edmund Burke , argue that rapid change is not in itself a good thing and fear the destructiveness of the French. Many fear a French invasion - and, before long, England and France embark upon 20 years of intermittent warfare. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Tom Paine
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Edmund Burke
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat at 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lola Gregg

Mid-day. Third part of Howard Fast's story.

: Talking in Class

Telling Tales. Last programme of the series drawing on the huge and powerful storehouse of remembered experience from people's school lives in the state system since 1945. Producer Dave Sheasby


Producer: Dave Sheasby

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson talks to men about their use of pornography. Black British men discuss the attitudes and myths surrounding their sexuality. And the "male menopause" -fact or fiction?


Talks: Tom Robinson

: 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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