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: News

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

Hazel Bradley presents music to brighten Sunday morning. Producer Noel Vincent


Producer: Noel Vincent

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robin Page has a fowl breakfast on the farm at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Producer Carol Trewin


Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes looks at the people who are expected to shape the religious issues and events of 1995.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan

: So Now You're Talking

8.00 New Series Laurie Taylor explores the art of communicating. 1: Public Speaking
8.30 The French Experience 11: Bon
Appétit! Chantal Cuer eats out in France.
9.15 New Series Get By in Portugal Susan Marling's guide to the country. 1: The Ups and Downs of Lisbon
9.45 in Other Words
Clive James gives Daire Brehan an insight into the Japanese language.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Chantal Cuer
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Daire Brehan

: Leslie Phillips

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which offers support to anyone who has worked in the arts and who has fallen on hard times. DONATIONS TO: Royal Theatrical Fund[address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Mass from St Peter 's Cathedral,
Belfast, with celebrant and preacher the Most Rev Dr Anthony Farquhar. Director of music Raymond Lennon


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Dr Anthony Farquhar.
Music: Raymond Lennon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Roy Greenslade looks back over the year's media coverage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Unknown: Roy Greenslade
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft.

: Foreign Correspondence

1: Brussels. James Robbins, the BBC's Europe correspondent, steps back to look at Brussels through the eyes of earlier correspondents. Producer Kate Whitehead


Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Desert Island Discs

with the political diarist, Alan Clark MP. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fnday 9.05am


Unknown: Alan Clark
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank , Geoffrey Smith and Bob Flowerdew are at the Maltings in Farnham, Surrey.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am FACTSHEET: send sae marked 1/95 to [address removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Dramatised in six episodes by Neville Smith. Pepys's Diary gives a very personal insight into the life of a young man full of ambition and virility, and of his struggle to establish himself in the Navy, his relationship with his wife and his amours. 1: Clerk of the Acts
Music by Guy Woolfenden. played by the Purcell Quartet. Director Jane Morgan Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Writer: Neville Smith
Music By: Guy Woolfenden.
Director: Jane Morgan
Samuel Pepys: Oliver Parker
Elizabeth Pepys: Charlotte Attenborough
Charles II: Roger Allam
James, Duke of York: Michael Kitchen
Lord Sandwich: Steve Hodson
William Coventry: Simon Russell Beale
Sir George Carteret: Ronald Hines
Sir William Batten: Terence Rigby
Sir William Penn: Christopher Douglas
Thomas Hayter: Christian Rodska
Will Hewer: Peter Acre
Tom Pepys: Toby Jones
Betty Lane: Jane Whittenshaw
<Actor>: Tina Gray
<Actor>: Trevor Nichols
<Actor>: Don McCorkindale
<Actor>: Gavin Muir
<Actor>: Paul Panting
<Actor>: George Parsons
<Actor>: Charles Simon
<Actor>: Alan Thompson
<Actor>: Stephen Thome
<Actor>: Derek Waring
<Actor>: Peter Whitman

: Pick of the Week

Christopher Serle picks the plums from the choicest broadcasting puddings of the past fortnight. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Christopher Serle
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: This Is My First Wife - A Hundred Years of James Thurber

Sue Limb examines the life and work of the American comic writer. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sue Limb

: Terry Waite at the World Service

Three years after his release, Terry Waite pays a visit to the home of the World Service - Bush House. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Bush House.

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen talks to Nicholas Albery , editor of a new anthology, about the benefits of a New Year's Resolution to learn a "Poem for the Day". Producer Sally Marmion


Talks: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Nicholas Albery
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Radio World

2: Shock Jocks. Simon Fanshawe looks at the cult of radio phone-in hosts. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Entente Cordiale

1: Scorpions in a Bottle.
Sir Charles Powell , former Foreign Affairs Adviser to Lady Thatcher and John Major , examines relations between Britain and France. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: John Major

: Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories

A new series of quirky and gritty modern retellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. 1: Rumpleduckby Bill Taylor.
Producer Martin Jameson Rpt


Unknown: Rumpleduckby Bill Taylor.
Producer: Martin Jameson Rpt
Rumpleduck: Mike McShane
Bemie: Giuseppe Anthony Cicharillo
Tracy: Lisa Lewis
Stallholder: Robert Whelan
Moira: Judith Barker

: A Good Read

with Michele Roberts and her guests Ronan Bennett and Roger Cooper. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Ronan Bennett
Unknown: Roger Cooper.

: The Resolution of Dr Johnson

Repeated from yesterday 2.00pm

: Long Voyage Home

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Glory Days

Dating agency and dance hall, lecture theatre and library, games room and soup kitchen: the chapel was all this. In a four-part series, Dr Colin Morris celebrates the northern Nonconformist culture rooted in chapel. 1: Music Producer Chris Gwilham


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Producer: Chris Gwilham

: That Afro Look

Hair has always been a powerful symbol for black women. Pauline Brandt hears personal stories from the salon. Producer Tessa Watt Rpt


Unknown: Pauline Brandt
Producer: Tessa Watt Rpt

: News

: The Travellers' Souk

The first in this new travel magazine series, broadcast from the Royal
Geographical Society in London, takes an unusual look at learning languages and goes in search of hassle. Presented by Robert Elms and Aminatta Forna. A Goldhawk production


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.

: Knowing Their Place

Rosalind Miles presents a six-part series on the history of child rearing. 1: Who Holds the Baby. Parents of the past were never expected to stay home alone with their children. Whose hand rocked the cradle?
Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Miss Ballantine and the Big Fish

A look at women and salmon fishing. Repeated from Thursday

: Seeds of Faith

The Oriental Church. Bernard Jackson visits Chevetogne in Belgium. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: 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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