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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 Neelam Bakshi.


Unknown: Neelam Bakshi.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor. Anticipating next week's World Social Summit, Today looks at the gulf between rich and poor nations.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Bill Westwood.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: History File

2: Stuart Simon looks back over nearly 20 years with Radio 4's File on 4, and asks is anything ever new in the news? A Bell Radio production


Unknown: Stuart Simon

: News

: Start the Week

Among Melvyn Bragg 's guests is award-winning writer Phyllis Nagy. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Phyllis Nagy.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Wordly Wise

Guests Germaine Greer , Barry Cryer , Richard Stilgoe and Tony Augardejoin Peter Hobday for the panel game about the origin of words. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Tony Augardejoin
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Daily Service

from Howell's School, Denbigh, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the school choir. Musical Alun Jones. Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Lobe den
Herren); It is a thing most wonderful (Ex ore innocentium); From heaven You came (The Servant King); Mark 10, w 13-16.


Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins
Musical: Alun Jones.

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology. Where We Dance, Where We Play. Read by Geraldine Alexander , Alphonsia Emmanuel and Don Warrington. Producer Foz Allan


Read By: Geraldine Alexander
Read By: Alphonsia Emmanuel
Read By: Don Warrington.
Producer: Foz Allan

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Harriet Walter reads part 15 of George Gissing 's classic The Odd Women, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: George Gissing
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tim Fawcett
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tim Fawcett

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

Heat 9 of the musical quiz conducted by Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd Wednesday 6.30pm


Conducted By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Newgate Calendar

The first of two plays by Christopher Denys. The Newgate Calendarwas a record of the crimes committed by the inmates of the famous London prison during the 18th century. 1: The Life, Crimes and Death of Jonathan Wild.
He started as a buckle-maker before rising to control most of London's criminals, working on both sides of the law as the self-styled 'Thief-taker General of Great Britain and Ireland with Simon Carter , Judy Bennett , Sunny
Ormonde. Music composed and performed by John Telfer. Violinist Don Leo Schlaiffer Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Violinist: John Telfer.
Violinist: Don Leo Schlaiffer
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
The Editor: Peter Jeffrey
Jonathan Wild: John Rowe
Mary Mulliner: Sue Broomfield
Obadiah Lemon: Corneuus Garrett
Blueskin Blake: Christian Rodska
Quilt: John Telfer
Jack Shepherd: Richard Pearce
Justice Vaughan: Bill Wallis

: The Afternoon Shift

with Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reappraises the life and work of Henry Purcell , who died 400 years ago, and airs listeners' comments on the role of the National Trust.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Call Girl

by Russell Hoban. A new singer joins the company, and it's not long before her charms influence the other members. Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Russell Hoban.
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

The nightmare continues... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Do strengthening foods aid recovery from sickness?

: The Monday Play: Lost Parts

Elizabeth Baines ' dark comedy portrays an English family coming to terms with Father's death - until they discover some secrets in the wardrobe.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines
Director: Michael Fox
Clare: Ellie Haddington
Margaret: Val Lilley
Sally: Jane Hazlegrove
Dave: Keith Ladd
Emma: Christine MacKie
Maunagh: Ayse Owens
Johnny: James McMartin

: Dr Burney's Travels

A series charting a musical tour of Europe in the 1770s, with Timothy West as Charles Burney. 2: Dr Burney visits the home of Allegri's Miserere. Producer Gwen Hughes Rpt


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Charles Burney.
Producer: Gwen Hughes Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Happy Sad Land

Part 6 of Mark McCrum 's story of an Englishman's return to South Africa, read in 7 episodes by Richard E Grant. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Mark McCrum
Unknown: Richard E Grant.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Education Matters

Children are being expelled from school because teachers cannot handle their tantrums. Libby Purves reports on this worrying trend. Producer Rebecca Farnworth


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Rebecca Farnworth

: Eureka!

Professor Sir Roy Caine discusses his pioneering work on liver transplants. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Sir Roy Caine

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

A six-part dramatisation of Mary Wesley 's novel, with Beatie Edneyas Poppy Carew. 2: Furnival's Fun Funerals was the firm requested by Poppy's father just before he died. Darmatised by Betty Davies Director Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Beatie Edneyas
Unknown: Poppy Carew.
Unknown: Betty Davies
Director: Jane Morgan
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Vicar: Peter Whitman
Venetia: Elaine Claxton
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Mary: Kate Maravan
Fergus Fumival: Andrew Wincott
Julia: Vivienne Rochester
Victor: James Fleet
Sean Connor: Gareth Armstrong
Anthony Green: Neville Jason

: 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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