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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with John Barton , Archdeacon of Aston.


Unknown: John Barton

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with the actress Patricia Hodge. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Patricia Hodge.

: Radio World

Last of the series in which
Simon Fanshawe surfs the world's airwaves to find out what other people are listening to.
Topical Tips. Advice as given out by Auntie: gardening phone-ins worldwide, tips on dry-cleaning from
Hong Kong, American Forces Network with their tips to servicemen and women on how to blend in with the natives, and suggestions on etiquette from Radio Stockholm. Producer Miriam Akhtar
Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: The Lion in the Sand

A six-part series which chronicles the lives of British people in the Middle East between 1920 and 1970, people drawn to the region by war, oil, pilgrimage and adventure. The stories evoke a world in rapid flux - from camel caravans and slavery to diplomatic capers during anti-British riots. In The Spell of Far Arabia, the first of the series, presenter Gerald Butt asks why the British associate the region with romance. Producer Bella Bannerman Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm


Presenter: Gerald Butt
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan. Part 5 Rpt For details see Monday


Unknown: John Bunyan.

: Woman's Hour

Crime writers Val McDermid and Cath Staincliffe tell Ruth Pitt why
Manchester's mean streets are the perfect setting for their private eyes. Serial: Split Skirt (9) For details see Monday


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Cath Staincliffe
Unknown: Ruth Pitt

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Jo Stewart-Smith . Rptd Sunday 8.00pm FACTSHEET/QUERIES: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Jo Stewart-Smith

: You and Yours

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


Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

Adventures in the Spice Trade. Derek Cooper finds out from the experts how to buy the best-tasting spices and hears the arguments for and against irradiating them, while
Paul Gillingham goes to La Mancha - still the source of the world's best saffron. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Monday 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Paul Gillingham
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

Pepys's fellow members of the Navy Board don't make life easy for him. 2: The Wooden World
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck sees an exhibition of war photography recorded exclusively by women and talks to the artist Michael Craig Martin.
Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Artist: Michael Craig Martin.
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Short Story: Constant Repetition

"It suddenly occurs to me that while
I'm in here, William will be at home on his own. On his own. And him only 52. Only 52!" A woman plots her escape from an old people's home in Michael Carson 's topical Friday the 13th story. Read by Patricia Hayes.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Michael Carson
Read By: Patricia Hayes.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

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


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

David Stafford with ideas for making the most of the weekend. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Clarrie gets the cream....
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Ken Davies. Repeated Monday 1.40pm
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Ken Davies.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Rnch
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
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Robin Stokes _: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle
Producer Tessa Watt. Repeated Sunday 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle
Producer: Tessa Watt.

: Any Questions?

Alistair Campbell , press officer to
Tony Blair ; Janet Daley , journalist and broadcaster; Rana Kabbani , writer; and John Maples , Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, are in Poole. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Alistair Campbell
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rana Kabbani
Unknown: John Maples
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Ninety Not Out

Ned Sherrin in conversation with RES
Wyatt who, at the age of 94, is the oldest living Test cricketer. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Michael Ember

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Daring to be Different
British director Mike Figgis (Stormy
Monday, Internal Affairs, The Browning Version) talks about his career and his vision of a commercial cinema that respects people's intelligence. Repeated from Saturday at 7.20pm


Director: Mike Figgis

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: OPERAMA Book at Bedtime: The Phantom of the Opera

Final episode of Gaston Leroux 's novel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gaston Leroux

: Week Ending

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


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

: Fourth Column

with Alistair Beaton and guests. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: 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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