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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Sergeant.
Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Sergeant.

: Thought for the Day

Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Radio World

Simon Fanshawe surfs the airwaves of other countries.
3: Love Is in the Air. Desperate and dateless, lonely hearts, emotional counsellors and sex therapists. Plus the station that refuses to play songs with love or sex in the lyrics.
Producer Miriam Akhtar. Rptd Sun at 6.15pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Miriam Akhtar.

: One Born Every Minute

In the last of the series, Jez Nelson meets the people who give up their time to record what all the gravestones in their county say.
Producer Sue Broom. Rptd Wednesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: Children's Radio 4: The Willows in Winter

David Suchet reads the last episode. For details see Holiday Monday


Unknown: David Suchet

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Split Skirt (4) For details see Tuesday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: The Natural History Programme Balloon Debate Special

Puffins, chimps, woodlice and lizards - who would you kick out of the basket of a sinking balloon? In this wildlife debate, the birds, mammals, insects and reptiles argue for the right to survive.
Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd Sunday 8.00pm


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet. send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Monday 7.20pm


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1: Clerk of the Acts

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.

Repeated from New Year's Day 2.30pm


Writer: Neville Smith
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

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews the Taboos
5: Sex. Last but not least, Tim Marlow and guests discuss how sex has been covered by the arts in the last 21 years, from Tippett's Knot Garden to Robert Mapplethorpe 's photographs. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Robert Mapplethorpe
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: Heavens!

by Ilona van Mil. Freewheeling Frank Adams - ex member of the Hell's
Angels - has chosen a different sphere of orbit. But as Reverend Adams , he yearns to bring the other Angels back into the fold. Read by Andy Hockley. Producer Rosemary Watts Rpt


Unknown: Ilona van Mil.
Unknown: Frank Adams
Unknown: Reverend Adams
Read By: Andy Hockley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts Rpt

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Charlie Lee-Potter. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

The Great British weekend examined by David Stafford. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Debbie's got her hands full.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Vanessa Whitburn. Rptd tomorrow 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Vanessa Whitburn.
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Marjorie Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan

: Pick of the Week

Nick Baker presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sunday 3.30pm


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Any Questions?

Kamlesh Bahl , chair of the Equal
Opportunities Commission, Tony Banks MP, Gerald Malone MP, Health Minister, and Charles Moore , editor of the Sunday Telegraph tackie the isues raised in Leicester. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Nick Utechtn. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Kamlesh Bahl
Unknown: Gerald Malone
Unknown: Charles Moore
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechtn.

: Ninety Not Out

Mary Ellis , the distinguished actress and singer, talks to Ned Sherrin about the highs and lows of her 94 years. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Wayward Girls and Wicked Women Writers and journalists talk about the world created by Angela Carter. Repeated from Saturday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Angela Carter.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: OPERAMA Book at Bedtime: Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux. Part 5. For details see Holiday Monday


Unknown: Gaston Leroux.

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton 's guests include Mark Steyn and John Waiters. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: John Waiters.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Writer-in-Hospital

Poet Pete Morgan reflects on his months as a writer-in-residence in a psychiatric hospital. Producer Gillian Hush Rpt


Unknown: Pete Morgan
Producer: Gillian Hush 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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