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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.

: 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

Repeated from Sunday at 12.15pm

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy. A Brian Lapping production
Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm
WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 3431, London NW1 OTN. PHONE: [number removed]FAX: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Lion in the Sand: 4: Caught in the Middle

Palestine came under British mandate rule after the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in the First World War. But during the war the British Government had promised support for the creation of a homeland for the Jews in Palestine. The impossibility of keeping the promise while safeguarding the rights of the Arabs soon became clear. It was left to the British-led Palestine police to try to stop Arab-Jewish violence. In the end, both sides turned on the British, leaving the police "caught in the middle."
(Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm)


Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 20 of John Bunyan 's classic. Rpt For details see Monday


Unknown: John Bunyan

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Scotland by Ruth Wishart. Short story: In the Shadow, the first of two parts, from Women and Ghosts by Alison Lurie.
Read by Margaret Robertson , abridged by Monica Grey.


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.
Unknown: Alison Lurie.
Read By: Margaret Robertson
Abridged By: Monica Grey.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Sarah Blunt. Rptd Sunday 8.00pm FACTSHEET/QUERIES: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: 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

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


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

with James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Dramatised in six episodes by Neville Smith. 5: Omens of Ruin. Pepys and his family survived the Plague, but 1666 is the year of the Great Fire of London. Repeated from Sunday at 2.30pm


Unknown: Neville Smith.

: Anderson Country

with Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow investigates the modern meaning of Palladian architecture and sees an exhibition of Donald Judd 's work in Oxford.
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Donald Judd

: Short Story: Dream of Flying

After 12 years of silence, can a free aeroplane ticket settle a family feud and revive Marcus's dream of flying? Read by Sean Campion. Producer Michael Quinn


Read By: Sean Campion.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA PHONE: [number removed]


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

: Going Places

Inspirational ideas for the weekend ahead presented by David Stafford. Producer David Prest


Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

It's a clear day at Brookfield ...
Written by Louise Page. Director Keri Davies Producer Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday at 1.40pm


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Keri Davies
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Marjorie Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingfield
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan

: Pick of the Week

Christopher Serle presents his choice of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Matt Thompson. Rptd Sun 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: Any Questions?

Miles Kington, columnist and writer, Jonathon Porritt , environmentalist, and Dr David Starkey , historian and broadcaster, tackle the issues raised in Dartington, Devon.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Dr David Starkey
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives.
Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Burning Sound: the Poetry of David Gasgoyne
When he was 16, in 1932, David Gasgoyne published his first book of poems; a year later his novel appeared, and in 1935 his book on surrealism. He moved to Paris where he was friends with Salvador Dali , Andre Breton ,
Max Ernst and Paul Eluard. He talks to
Sean Street about his work and life.
Repeated from Saturday at 7.20pm


Unknown: David Gasgoyne
Unknown: David Gasgoyne
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Unknown: Andre Breton
Unknown: Max Ernst
Unknown: Paul Eluard.
Unknown: Sean Street

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: ROMANCE SEASON Book at Bedtime: The Initials in the Heart

by Laurence Whistler. Part 5. Rpt For details see Monday


Unknown: Laurence Whistler.

: Week Ending

A satirical look at the week's news and current affairs with Jeffrey Holland , Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and special guest Debbie Stephenson.
Producer Jane Berthoud. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Debbie Stephenson.
Producer: Jane Berthoud.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests take on the week's events.
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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