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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Denis Blackledge SJ.


Unknown: Father Denis Blackledge

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Philip Crowe.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: The Return of Hyman Kaplan

Part 3 of the novel by Leo Rosten.


Novel By: Leo Rosten.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Bernard Knight talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Talks: Professor Bernard Knight
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.

: What an Institution

Police. Final part of the series where Russell Davies cherishes the institutions that have made Britain great. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Noah Richler

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father (Repton); Psalm 51, w 1-8; Wash me thoroughly (Wesley); Therefore the redeemed (Ruth Lake). Director of Music Martin Bates.


Music: Martin Bates.

: The Airport

Life at Birmingham International Airport. 6: There is a full emergency alert when the pilot of a Lufthansa flight radios ahead to say he has lost all hydraulic power. Producers Brian King and Sarah Rowlands


Producers: Brian King
Producers: Sarah Rowlands

: Children's Radio 4: VladtheDrac

3: Vlad is disgraced at a football match.

: Woman's Hour

Juliet Alexander meets the violinist and orchestra leader lona Brown.
Serial: The Great Elephant Chase (3)


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Leader: Lona Brown.

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: The Russia House

Seven-part dramatisation of John le Carre's book, starring Tom Baker as Barley Blair and Valentina Yakunina as Katya.
4: Barley Blair moves step-by-step towards a meeting with Goethe.
Dramatised by Rene Basilico. Music by Max Haras Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Writer: John le Carre
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
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory
Goethe: Boris Isarov
Bob: Bruce Boa
Brock: Simon Treves
O'Mara: Geoffrey McGivern
Wintle: Paul Brooke
Paddy: Christopher Fulford
Cy: Eric Meyers
JP Henziger: Ted Maynard

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Doctors

I First in a six-part drama series
I set in a busy urban health centre, written by Kathleen Potter and created by Phil Redmond.
The doctors of a fund-holding practice battle to offset patient care against a healthy balance sheet.
Music by Steve Wright. Director Patrick Tucker A Mersey Television Company production


Written By: Kathleen Potter
Unknown: Phil Redmond.
Music By: Steve Wright.
Director: Patrick Tucker
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
DrRos Galloway: Lesley Sharp
Dr Malcolm Holmes: John Stride
Richard: Hollis Eamonboland
Alec Galloway: Jason Flemying
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Linda Cox: Olwen May
Geny Riley: Colin Meredith
Andrea Holmes: Julie Peasgood
Denise Garrett: Andrea Pickering

: Tangents

Last of three programmes in which writers offer anecdotes from their memories about their own lives and those of others.
RAF historian Denis Richards remembers his spirited grandmother and the mother she was never supposed to know. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Denis Richards
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper finds out if there's more mileage in the Home Alone series with the latest film Baby's Day Out and profiles the actor Marlon Brando.
Producer Jerome Weatherald (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Marlon Brando.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Europa Street

by Mary Flanagan , read by Linda Polan. When Florence plots revenge, she finds the answer in her front garden. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Mary Flanagan
Read By: Linda Polan.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: PM

with Linda Lewis and John Sopel.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: John Sopel.

: Brain of Britain

Third Semi-Final - North and West of England and Wales and Scotland. Philip Gray (financial consultant); Ian Wynn -Mackenzie (wine shop assistant); Tecwen Whittock (further education lecturer); Ray Briscoe (technical writer and translator).


Unknown: Ian Wynn
Unknown: Tecwen Whittock
Unknown: Ray Briscoe

: News

: The Archers

Will the cows ever come home?

: Grand Tour Phnom Penh

The crusadingjoumalist John Pilger is best known for his attempts to bring to light facts the international community might prefer to forget. In the last of the series, John focuses again on the city that has been the dark heart of some of the worst human suffering this century. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: John Pilger
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Medicine Now

: Costing the Earth

If planners listened to what people want, this week's programme would be a stroll through the streets of two jewels in the environmental crown - where flowers bloom and trees bow heavy and green. From Hulme in Manchesterto Moscow's medieval cousin, MarkWhittaker looks at what makes a city sustainable.
Producer Marie Helly


Producer: Marie Helly

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Preachers

Garrison Keillor tunes in to some of America's most extraordinary radio preachers. They include the country preachers of Virginia, for whom Hell is hot and Heaven real, the "politically correct" preachers of Atlanta who bark at their congregations, and the jazz preachers of New Orleans who sing their sermons. Garrison Keillor catches the mood as he performs with his own band the Hopeful Gospel Singers. Producer Jolyon Mitchell


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Jolyon Mitchell

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Love

Part 3 of Nancy Mitford 's novel.


Unknown: Nancy Mitford

: Fresh Air and Sandals

Bea Campbell explores the legacy of the Utopian Socialists who preached the virtues of sunlight and simple living. 1: "Where Did All the Odd-Bods Go?"

: Ad Ub in Australia

Superfine wool growers in New South Wales talk Robert Robinson through the process, from stud to bale.


Unknown: Robert 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.

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