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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 John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Donald English.

: News

: The Lipman Test: 3: Dog Shows

Maureen Lipman examines the British at play, and finds that seemingly harmless hobbies can be battlegrounds of prejudice, jealousy and revenge.


Presenter: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Walker

: Daily Service

There's a spirit in the air (Lauds) Psalm 103, vv 1-14 and 19-22: Laudate Dominum (Berthier); Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven.
Director of Music Martin Bates.


Music: Martin Bates.

: The House

Six-part political drama by Christopher Lee. 3: Does Charles really want to spend more time with his family? Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Neil Cargill
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary: Isla Blair
Henry: Christopher Benjamin
Rose: Sheila Reid
Kay: Jane Booker
Alex: Caroline Bliss
Sharp: Norman Bird
Wigton: Trevor Peacock

: Something Understood

An Antliobgy of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of peace. Producer Katriona Wade


Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Dancer Alison Townsend talks to
Jenni Murray about her love of ballet and her battle with anorexia.
Serial: On Living for Others. The first of Sylvia Townsend Warner's Five Stories, read by Margaret Tyzack. Abridged by Sally Skrimshire


Talks: Alison Townsend
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Read By: Margaret Tyzack.
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the political quiz with team captains Michael White and Austin Mitchell MP, and guests Sir David Steel MP and Charles Kennedy MP. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: 1 Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

by Tim Green.
George is a grumpy, old coal-miner with a grudge against trade unions. But he's hiding a romantic and political past.
Pianist Tim Riley. Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Tim Green.
Pianist: Tim Riley.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Old George: Dillwyn Owen
Young George: Gary Llywelyn
Edith: Ruth McClaughrey
Clare: Ruth Jones
Brian: Craig Edwards
Julie: Lynn Hunter
Stuart: Eillan Wyn
Doctor: Brendan Charleson

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Eddington and Richard Briers star in a new production of Home by David Storey. And Brian Sibley profiles the polemical American playwright David Mamet , as a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross , starring James Bolam , opens in London.
Producer John Goudie (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: David Storey.
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: David Mamet
Unknown: Glengarry Glen Ross
Unknown: James Bolam
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Old Truckers Never Die

... they just fade away or become haulage managers.
Dan Gordon reads James Martin 's story. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Dan Gordon
Unknown: James Martin
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: A Whole New Ball Game

A black comedy by Martin Davies.
5: Found Wanting. To Robert's dismay, his sister Barbara is about to succumb to temptation in the shape of biker Andy Hunt. His mother can't help save her, so he enlists the help of Father Benedict.
Producer Richard Wilson


Comedy By: Martin Davies.
Unknown: Andy Hunt.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Robert Patterson: Paul Parris
Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner
Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
GuyEntwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

: News

: The Archers

More measly meals for Eddie and Joe.

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of the great names of radio. 3: Chester Wilmot : Fighting Reporter. How did this brash Australian battle his way through to front-line correspondent and respected commentator? Philip Knightly recalls the tragically unfulfilled life of a man of vigour and rough charm. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Chester Wilmot
Commentator: Philip Knightly
Producer: Julian Hale

: Analysis

Fear of Frying
From global warming to toxic waste, public scares that we may be endangering the planet's future are increasingly dictating costly political and commercial decisions. Stuart Simon asks whether these fears are rational and why environmental concerns take precedence over more obvious and immediate hazards.
Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Aesthete's Foot

6: Tlw Sea. John McKay remembers the tribulations of his Scottish upbringing. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Tlw Sea.
Unknown: John McKay
Producer: Noah Richler

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed] (Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lola Gregg

PM. Part 4 of Howard Fast's story.

: Stanza on Stage

The first of seven poetry performances recorded around the country. James Fenton reads from Out of Danger, his first collection of poems forten years, to a packed audience in the Voicebox at the Royal Festival Hall. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: James Fenton
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Wilko's Canada

Nokomis, Saskatchewan. The last of the series travels to the prairie town of Nokomis, population 459, a town which thinks big. It has its own hospital, two banks, two grocery stores and two restaurants. This week, Lyle Emmons , wheat farmer, stationer and publisher of the local paper, The Last Mountain Times, is printing money which can be spent only in his home town. A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Lyle Emmons
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: 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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