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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

with Charles Handy.


Unknown: Charles Handy.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Joanna Lumley is the first of Dr Anthony Clare 's eight new tortured souls ready to spill all.


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare

: What an Institution

I With the help of the BBC Sound I Archives, Russell Davies cherishes the institutions which have made Britain great. 1: Cricket Producer Noah Richier


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Daily Service

God is love, and where true love is (Ubi caritas); Luke 6, w 27-36; Open thy gates (John Jordan ); Jesus, thy boundless love to me (David's Harp).
Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: John Jordan
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Airport

An eight-part series about life at Birmingham International Airport. 3: The routine of airport life is shattered when a light aircraft crashes. Producers Brian King and Sarah Rowlands


Producers: Brian King
Producers: Sarah Rowlands

: Children's Radio 4: Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Nigel Planer reads the third story from Jamie Rix 's book. The Spaghetti Man.


Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Jamie Rix

: Woman's Hour

introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: stories from The Blue Woman by Mary Flanagan. 3: The Wedding Dress (Part 1). Read by Kate Harper.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Flanagan.
Read By: Kate Harper.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Celebration

A service in Westminster Abbey to mark the re-entry of South Africa into the Commonwealth, held in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Michael Mayne leads the service; also taking part are Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Archbishop Trevor Huddleston.


Unknown: Michael Mayne
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Trevor Huddleston.

: The Russia House

by John le Carré, dramatised in seven parts by René Basilico. Starring Tom Baker as Barley Blair and Valentina Yakunina as Katya.
1: The final day of the Moscow Audio Fair. Literary rep Niki Landau is busy packing up. Music by Max Harris. Producer John Fawcett Wilson. See This Week page 6.


Writer: John Le Carré
Dramatist: René Basilico
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Barley Blair: Tom Baker
Katya: Valentina Yakunina
Ned: John Rowe
Harry: Michael Turner
Walter: John Webb
Clive: Pip Torrens
Niki Landau: Danny Webb
Bob: Bruce Boa
Brock: Simon Treves
Emma: Mary Chater
Bernie: Neville Jason
Wellow: Simon Roberts
Merridew: David Howarth
Graves: John Harwood

: The Archers

: Excuse My Dust

Another chance to hear Mike McShane as Robinson and Kate Harper as Dorothy in Ayshe Raif 's play. it is 1932. Dorothy Parker , the wittiest woman in America, holds court at the Algonquin Hotel.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Mike McShane
Unknown: Kate Harper
Unknown: Ayshe Raif
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Director: Claire Grove
John Clayton: Eric Loren
Mildred: Diana Payan
Gloria: Jill Graham
Fred: James Telfer
Peggy: Mia Soteriou
Bernie: Steven Crossley
Reporter: Jullan Rhind Tutt

: Treasure Islands

In the last of the series, Michael Rosen invites Malorie Blackman to review new paperbacks for holiday reading. Producer Jill Burridge
Children's author Michael Rosen answers parents' most-asked questions


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Malorie Blackman
Producer: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of The Flintstones as they transfer from cartoon to life-size cinema idols. Plus other film reviews and a couple of screen biographies.
Producer Louise Swan (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Producer: Louise Swan

: Short Story: The Tsunami

by Owen Marshall.
"I remember it was the day of the tidal wave from Chile: a shock wave called the tsunami." Read by Michael McGrath. Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Owen Marshall.
Read By: Michael McGrath.
Producer: Michael Earley

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

John is bowled over.

: Grand Tour Washington

"It's probably the least sexy city in the world. Power is what people do instead of sex in Washington DC." The political columnist Christopher Hitchins describes life in a city obsessed with just one thing. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Christopher Hitchins
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Medicine Now

: Costing the Earth

As the sound of timber hitting the ground rises in a crescendo across the world, Mark Whittaker looks at new methods of forestry. The paper industry claims that "clear-cutting" only mimics nature's fires. Can the pulpers and saw mills now say that your milk comes in green packaging?
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Marie Helly

: Fin de Siècle: Six Excursions into Our Past

The 1390s: Sceptred Isle. In the last of the series, Richard II reigns overthe London of Geoffrey Chaucer and Richard Whittington , but leaves town as often as he can. Determined to leave his mark as a great king, he presides over an era of mounting religious dissent and alienates his most powerful rivals. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Unknown: Richard Whittington
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Month in the Country

Part 3 of J L Carr's novel.

: Dear Diary

Traveller and writer Geoffrey Moorhouse explores diaries written on journeys. John Evelyn is chased by pirates on a Channel crossing; John Ruskin meets the inmates of an Alpine hospice; and Amelia Stewart Knight describes life on the Oregon Trail.


Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Unknown: John Evelyn
Unknown: John Ruskin
Unknown: Amelia Stewart

: 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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