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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 Stephen Batchelor , Buddhist writer and teacher.


Unknown: Stephen Batchelor

: Today

with James Naughtie and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Bill Westwood.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Who Goes Home

Roy Hattersley looks back.
5: Learning the Hard Way. In the early 70s, as Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Roy took on his opposite number, Margaret Thatcher. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

from the Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow, led by Johnston McKay. Thou hidden love of God;
Almighty God , the fountain of all wisdom; Holy Spirit, ever dwelling.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.
Unknown: Almighty God

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday returns with the panel game about words and their origins. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan , abridged in 25 parts. 21: Christiana, Mercy and Christiana's boys are led by Great-Heart.
With David Holt and Matthew Morgan Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Abridged by Peter Luke. Director Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: John Bunyan
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.
Abridged By: Peter Luke.
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bunyan: Bernard Hepton
Christiana: Hannah Gordon
Mrs Mercy: Siriol Jenkins
Samuel: Matthew Sim
Great-Heart: John Fleming
Giant: Keith Drinkel
Mr Honest: Jonathan Adams
Penitent: Jonathan Adams
Gaius: John Church
Love-Saint: John Church
Matthew: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mr Feeble-Mind: Nicholas Murchie
Dare NotLie: Nicholas Murchie
Ready-to-Halt: Jonathan Tafler
Contrite: Jonathan Tafler

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The Aids blood transfusion scandal in France has re-emerged with the disgrace of two government ministers. Kathleen Griffin reports from Paris.
Serial: Part 2 of "In the Shadow" from
Women and Ghosts by Alison Lurie , read by Margaret Robinson.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Margaret Robinson.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]
Presented by Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts another trio of contestants through the music quiz. 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

: Rediscovering Leo

In John Harrison 's play Paul Scofield plays a reclusive composer and Samantha Bond the journalist who seeks to rediscover him and finds out far more than she expected.
Pianist Matthew Scott. Director Kay Patrick Rpt


Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Pianist: Matthew Scott.
Director: Kay Patrick Rpt

: The Afternoon Shift

Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott watches
Tippett's opera King Priam, and Michael Berkeley chooses some outstanding new recordings.
Editor John Boundy. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Editor: John Boundy.

: ROMANCE SEASON Short Story: Politicised Princesses

Rapunzel and The Frog Prince by James Finn Garner. If traditional fairy legends were retold as politically correct stories, would Rapunzel be a feminist and the Frog Prince be vertically challenged? Read by Natasha Pyne. Producer Susie Lomax


Unknown: James Finn Garner.
Read By: Natasha Pyne.
Producer: Susie Lomax

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Sid has a dust-up.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Revised rpt of Friday

: Romance Season: The Monday Play: Dreaming Up Laura

by Paul Herzberg.
As a young woman, Laura kept a dream diary. Then she married Garth and her dreams stopped. with Becky Hindley , Oliver Senton and Terence Beesley. Music by Stuart Gordon Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Paul Herzberg.
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: Terence Beesley.
Music By: Stuart Gordon
Director: Andy Jordan
Laura Pearce: ,sheila Gish
Phil Fontaine: Henry Goodman
Garth: Bill Nighy
Anton Weber: Nicholas Woodeson
Dilys Crawford: Amanda Redman
Fran Cole: Dilys Hamlett
Harry Cole: Peter Yapp
Young Laura: Cathy Sara
Young Phil: David Antrobus

: Eaten Alive - by Fleas

Fleas are perhaps most famous for their knees - an important asset when a cat walks by. So next time you stroke your cat, remember, whatever is feeding on the cat could end up feeding in your lap. In the last of the series, Lionel Kelleway serves up a feast of man to a group of hungry fleas. Producer Sarah Blunt Rpt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised rpt of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.


Book at Bedtime:
The Initials in the Heart by Laurence Whistler. Abridged in ten episodes by Sue Anstruther, and read by Ronald Pickup. Part 6. Producer Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Laurence Whistler.
Producer: Cherry Cookson Rpt

: Eureka!

Bill Gates III , chairman of the world's leading computer software company, talks to Barbara Myers about designing software and his global vision. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Bill Gates Iii
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Education Matters

Libby Purves investigates a scheme which promises to revolutionise exam performance.
Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas 's epic in six parts. 5: Treachery at La Rochelle With Gareth Armstrong ,Lyndam Gregory. Nicholas Boulton , Nicholas Murchie , Peter Kenny and John Rowe. Dramatised by James Saunders. Director Martin Jenkins Rpt


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory.
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Nicholas Murchie
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: John Rowe.
Dramatised By: James Saunders.
Director: Martin Jenkins
D'Artagnan: Jamie Glover
Athos: Robert Glenister
Porthos: Timothy Spall
Aramis: Anton Lesser
Cardinal Richelieu: Jullan Glover
Milady De Winter: Imelda Staunton
Planchet: Dominic Letts
Grimaud: Tom Bevan
De Treville: Malcolm Ward
Des Essarts: David Jarvis

: 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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