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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Billy Buchanan.


Unknown: Rev Billy Buchanan.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor. Business News
7.25 ,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

from Tewkesbury Abbey, led by Rev Canon James Butterworthwith the Exon Singers. Jubilate (Britten); Luke 2, w 41-52; King Jesus hath a garden (Dutch, harm Wood); The growing limbs of God and Son (Angels' Song). Director of music Andrew Carwood


Unknown: Rev Canon James
Music: Andrew Carwood

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Celia Brayfield and Vanessa Feltz select three paperbacks that they consider to be "a good read". Producer Camilla Collier
Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Celia Brayfield
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Producer: Camilla Collier

: Children's Radio 4: The Willows in Winter

Read by David Suchet. Part 6. For details see Holiday Monday


Read By: David Suchet.

: Woman's Hour

"Angie Baby", "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" ... Jenni Murray meets the singer Helen Reddy. Serial: Split Skirt (2) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Singer: Helen Reddy.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm

: You and Yours

with Michael Collie.


Unknown: Michael Collie.

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham is the doyen of Prior's Heath Golf Club, in stories by P G Wodehouse.
4: Ordeal by Golf. With
Robert Bathurst , Julian Dutton. John Graham and Annee Blott.
Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Victoria Station

A five-part series by Steve Chambers set in Victoria Station, Bridgford. 100 years ago to the day.
1: Signal Failure. Wednesday 4
January 1895: a day notable for the visit of General Booth and the visitation of general intemperance.
Director Celia De Wolff


Unknown: Steve Chambers
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
T,dmarsh: Philip Jackson
Josie: Julla Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
MrCripps: Gavin Muir
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Mrs Brook Hammond: Frances Jeater
General Booth: Michael Tudor Barnes
Girl thief: Deborah Berlin

: Unbroken Voices

First in a six-part series in which children from all over the world talk frankly about issues which really matter to them.
But They Always Love You. Parents are the subject of this week's programme. The children hold up an often disturbing mirror to the adults who care for them - revealing the love and warmth, disappointment and betrayal experienced by the younger members of the family.
A Sarah McCrum and Joni Lloyd production


Unknown: Sarah McCrum
Unknown: Joni Lloyd

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews the Taboos
3: Politics. Paul Allen and guests consider the arts' relationship with politics over the last 21 years, from the television series The House of Cards to Alf Garnett 's Till Death Us Do Part.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alf Garnett
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake

Written and read by Bernard Taylor.
"I never liked my first mummy. I'm not proud of it. Because she was my real mummy after all. But I had to do something about it. It just couldn't go on. could it?"
Producer Matthew Walters


Read By: Bernard Taylor.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Counterpoint

Heat One. Ned Sherrin returns with the wide-ranging music quiz with 27 contestants taking part. Producer Jo Clegg
Repeated from Holiday Monday 12.25pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Archers

Lynda sets a trap ...
Repe'ated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns to follow up listeners' complaints. He and his team of investigators set out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues which can result in damage to the lives of ordinary people.


Unknown: John Waite

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.
Repeated from yesterday 11.30am


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: The Best Man's Burden

Words and music on the trials and tribulations of being a best man.
Repeated from Holiday Monday 11.30am

: Across the Desert of Death

"You go in - you never come out" is the local name for the Taklamakan Desert in western China. Fifteen months ago, a team of British and Chinese explorers set out with their camels to make the first crossing of the so-called Desert of Death, 780 miles of uninterrupted sand where at the start, daytime temperatures soared to over 100 degrees, falling well below freezing by the end. Despite serious illness, life-threatening lack of water and discord among the team, they completed their crossing. Recorded by the men and women who made it. this is the story of their epic journey. Producer Simon Elmes


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: World Tonight

with Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Operama: Book at Bedtime: Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux. Part 3. For details see Holiday Monday


Unknown: Gaston Leroux.

: One Born Every Minute: 3

Jez Nelson visits the Drug Research Unit at Guy's Hospital. Repeated from Friday

: Paris, London

The team returns with sketches so gorgeous they positively hurt. With Simon Godley , Robert Harley , Carla Mendon├ža and Gary Parker. Producer Caroline Leddy Rpt


Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Gary Parker.
Producer: Caroline Leddy Rpt

: 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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