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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Cohen.


Unknown: David Cohen.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Eric James.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Eric James.

: Angel Cake

Part 4 of Helen Harris 's story.


Unknown: Helen Harris

: News

: The Moral Maze

with Michael Buerk. Witnesses are cross-examined by Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Janet Daley. Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Janet Daley.
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: The Water Gypsies

NEW by A P Herbert, dramatised by NEW Nick McCarty in six episodes.
1: Destined for Better Things. It is the late 1920s and Jane Bell ,a a maid out of work, wants more out of life than her two boyfriends, Fred and Ernest, seem to offer. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Nick McCarty
Unknown: Jane Bell
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood
Director: Janet Whitaker
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister
Mr Bryan: Gary Bond
Mrs Higgens: Rosemary Martin
Jimmy: Don McCorkindale
Flonic: Elaine Claxton
Mrs Raven: Joanna MacKie
Nurse: Tina Gray

: Daily Service

I love the name of Jesus (arr Wilson); Philippians 2, w 5-11; Jesus my Lord (arr Whitbourn); At the name of Jesus (Evelyns) BBC HB 120.
Director of music Martin Bates.


Music: Martin Bates.

: The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

4: The Too-Many Professors. The Professor had just uncorked the bottle and the simply awful smellish-odour immediately became so bad that Mrs Flittersnoop had to bury her nose in her apron.


Unknown: Mrs Flittersnoop

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Janet Holmes a Court, who's been dubbed theatreland's reigning monarch. Serial: Palladian (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah presents the literary panel game, today with a Welsh flavour from the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. On the panel are Penny Windsor, Meic Stephens , Jon Gower and Ewart Alexander , with readings by lestyn Jones. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Meic Stephens
Unknown: Jon Gower
Unknown: Ewart Alexander
Unknown: Lestyn Jones.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Elephant's Foot

by Tim Jackson.
At the age of 16,Tim is sentto Africa with the girl of his dreams, only to find that fate, in the form of elephants, comes between him and his heart's desire.
Other parts are played by Nicholas Boulton , Rachel Atkins and Oona Beeson. Piano Mary Nash. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Played By: Nicholas Boulton
Played By: Rachel Atkins
Piano: Oona Beeson.
Piano: Mary Nash.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Joseph: Alex Jennings
Jo: Henry Power
Melissa: Teresa Gallagher
Gloria: Linda Marlowe
Derek: Ronald Fraser
Gabi: Elaine Claxton
Hans: Peter Whitman
Moses: George Harris
Fred: Steve Hodson

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As the Edinburgh Festival winds down, Paul Allen sees the Berlin Schaubuhne and reads German author Heinrich Boll 's first novel The Silent Angelwhich was written in 1951 but only published 40 years later.
Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9. 30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Heinrich Boll

: Short Story: Away from It All

Written and narrated by Frederic Raphael. Spain, Greece, France. There was no escaping Milstein, who always made a surprise appearance. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Raphael.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Masterson Inheritance

2: The Quest for the Other Rabbit's Foot. The improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirelyon audience suggestions. With Josie Lawrence , Phelim McDermott , Paul Merton , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Archers

Jill is hedging her bets.

: Seven Dams

Seven programmes exploring how dams reflect political and social concerns.
6: Trouble at the Source. Noah Richler travels to the Euphrates in Turkey, where the Ataturk Dam bars the waters of Syria, Iraq - but also Kurdistan, a nation Turkey does not recognise. The government hails it as a vital part of a development strategy, though the Kurds - embroiled in the "Dirty War" - are in fear of it. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Noah Richler
Producer: Noah Richler

: Tyndale's Testament

(First broadcast on Radio 3)

: Eaten Alive - by Fleas!

Last of the series in which Lionel Kelleway serves up man as the 'dish of the day' to a group of hungry diners. This week it is the turn offieas - most famous for their knees
-an important asset when a meal walks by! Producer Sarah Blunt

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pml

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Northanger Abbey

Part 4 of Jane Austen 's novel.


Unknown: Jane Austen

: Terminus

by Nick Fisher.
4: Now that her friend, DS Richards , has been murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Unknown: Ds Richards
Director: Richard Wortley
DSI Julie Enfield: Imelda Staunton
DCI Michael Stanley: Nicholas Farrell
Terminus: Dominic Letts
Enfield's father: Geoffrey Matthews
Shelley Green: Elaine Claxton
Tim Johnson: Paul Panting
Stan Riekman: Peter Whitman
Sarah: Maggie McCarthy
DI: Teresa Gallagher

: The Shuttleworths

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 2: Mini-breakin Giggleswick. John continues to record his taped diary. Tonight we follow John, his wife Mary and neighbour Ken on a visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Neither Here Nor There

Hammerfest, Oslo and Paris.The second of five episodes from Bill Bryson 's hilarious travelogue.
Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Producer: Phil Clarke

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.

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