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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Satish Kumar , Jain philosopher.


Unknown: Satish Kumar

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Sergeant.
7.25 , 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
LETTERS: Today, BBC, London W1A 1AA. FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Sergeant.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests including columnist Simon Jenkins. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett arr Willcocks); Luke 2, w 25-32;
Nunc dimittis (Burgon); The great God of Heaven is come down to earth (A Virgin Unspotted); Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly toasts the New Year with a panel of foodies not yet satisfied by the festive blow-up. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Children's Radio 4: The Willows in Winter

Part 4 of William Horwood 's delightful story of the further adventures of Toad. Ratty, Badger and Mole, abridged in eight episodes by Elizabeth Bradbury. Read by David Suchet. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: William Horwood
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read By: David Suchet.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Woman's Hour

In a special edition from Belfast,
Wendy Austin considers the impact of the Irish potato famine 150 years ago. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: The Best Man's Burden

The day George mislaid his trousers, John lost the Vicar and Mr Brady had to take up smuggling ...
Words and music on the trials and tribulations of being a best man.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 8.15pm


Unknown: Mr Brady
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

Heat One. Ned Sherrin returns with the wide-ranging music quiz. Twenty-seven contestants take part in the overture, but only one will remain to take the final bow in March.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Mr McNamara

William Trevor 's prize-winning play tells of a father's friend, whom he meets when he travels to Dublin on business. The friend is much-talked of in the household ... but there's a shock in store for the family.
Director David Hitchinson Rpt
A BBC World Service Drama Production


Unknown: William Trevor
Director: David Hitchinson Rpt
Michael (Old): Sean Barrett
Michael (Young): Nicholas Boulton
Michael's father: T P McKenna
Michael's mother: Kate Binchy
Amelia/Annie: Judith McSpadden
Charlotte: Teresa Gallagher
Miss Ryan: Elaine Claxton
Flanagan/Clergyman: P G Stephens
Kindersley: Tom Bevan
Headmaster: Alan McNaughtan
Barman/Housemaster: James Berwick
Woman in bar/Bridget: Marcella Riordan
Prefect/boy/announcer: Peter Kenny

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews the Taboos
1: Religion. Paul Vaughan and guests discuss how the arts have treated religion over the last 21 years, from
David Hare 's Racing Demon to Derek Jarman 's Sebastiane.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Remembering Madame Butterfly

by Joanna Whiteley. A young girl recalls the excitement of the day her mother first took her to the opera. Read by Tilly Vosburgh . Producer Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Joanna Whiteley.
Read By: Tilly Vosburgh
Producer: Cherry Cookson Rpt

: PM

with Nigel Wrench and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday

: News

: The Archers

Richard's flat broke ...
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper tests the wine guides. Revised rpt of Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Peter Grimes

The sixth in a series of dramas that tell the stories behind the songs. With Roger Allam as Peter Grimes ,
Ronald Pickup as George Crabbe and Sean Pertwee as young
George Crabbe. Martyn Wade 's play presents Grimes as a darker and more sinister figure than the hero of Benjamin Britten 's opera set in a Suffolk fishing village in the 19th century.
With Elaine Claxton , Tina Gray. Deborah Berlin, Neville Jason and Peter Yapp Music composed by Ilona Sekacz
Musicians: Roger Chase , Dave Arch, Simon Chamberlain , Dick Morgan and Hugh Webb Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Sean Pertwee
Unknown: George Crabbe.
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Tina Gray.
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Composed By: Ilona Sekacz
Musicians: Roger Chase
Unknown: Simon Chamberlain
Unknown: Dick Morgan
Unknown: Hugh Webb
Director: Cherry Cookson
Ellen Orford: Gillian Barge
Cheeseworth: Robert Lang
Sam: Tom Bevan
John: Richard Pearce
Dr Benjamin: Gavin Muir
Abel Keene: David Jarvis

: Four on a Tour

In 1914 four Americans set out on a motoring holiday around Britain. David Foster takes a last look at some of their experiences. Readers Risa Hall and Peter Marinker.
Producer Gillian Hush Rpt


Unknown: David Foster
Readers: Risa Hall
Readers: Peter Marinker.
Producer: Gillian Hush Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised rpt of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Phantom of the Opera

The half-crazed Phantom lurks in the labyrinth of the Paris Opera House. obsessed with Christine, a beautiful opera singer. Jack Klaff reads
Gaston Leroux 's classic horror in ten episodes. Abridged by Andrew Simpson Producer Harriet Lang


Singer: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Gaston Leroux
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: Harriet Lang

: The Street

The last of the series visits Backroad West, St Ives, Cornwall, where art is normal. Forty modern painters and sculptors work in studios overlooking the beach while fishermen haul their nets in vast cellars below.
A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries

by Ged Parsons.
A final bewildering assignment for
Elizabethan England's keenest wit. The Murky Mystery of Murder at St Mark's 's
Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt
Christopher Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Bartholomew Ratsbane: Bill Wallis
Sir Francis Walsingham: Paul Brooke
Doctor Heywood: Brian Bowles
Doctor Darras: Peter Serafinowitz
Sir Hubert Sharpe: Gordon Reid
Mistress Parker: Sarah Thomas

: 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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