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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Davis.


Unknown: John Davis.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tony Burnham.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(Repton); Isaiah 30, w 15-21; Be still and know that I am God (arr Evans); 0 Lord, the clouds are gathering (Kendrick).
Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

6: Kohistan. Though it is part of Pakistan, Kohistan is a different world. Its people live by an ancient code which combines democracy with a kind of hillbilly feuding. Dangerous territory for the unwary, but all in a day's work for Birdlife International's field worker Guy Duke as he tries to bring warring tribes together for the good of themselves and the fragile environment in which they live. A Revolution Recordings production Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Guy Duke

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology.
Dread Not the Fearful Hour. Read by Stephen Moore.
Producer Michael Quinn


Read By: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: Woman's Hour

She has been hailed as a brilliant observer of manners, the natural successor to Jane Austen and the mistress of the aga saga. As a serialisation of her latest book begins, Jenni Murray meets Joanna Trollope. Serial: The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope. Penelope Wilton reads the first of 13 parts. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin. "When life is rocky where do you turn but your oldest friends....?"


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Constance St Louis Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents another edition of the language programme. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: A Home Truth

Lynne Truss 's comedy looks at the domestic chaos of Belinda, a writer so committed to her work that she ignores everything - household chores, social events, her husband.
Her decision to take on a home help - a genius of domestic organisation - has unforseen consequences. With Geraldine James as Belinda and Nicholas Le Prevost as Gerald, her husband.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Conversation Piece

In the last of the series,
Sue MacGregor meets the pianist
Alfred Brendel to talk about his life and work. Producer Gillian Hush Revised


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Pianist: Alfred Brendel

: The Afternoon Shift

An hour of live action with stories from all over Britain.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott sees Siegfried, part 3 of the Royal Opera House's production of the Ring cycle, and investigates "the city" as a location for novels.
Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Aimez-vous Colette?

by Ita Daly.
If the only one passion you've ever known was in the pages of romantic novels, how are you to know when true love reveals itself in humdrum reality? Read by Stella McCusker. Producer Michael Quinn


Unknown: Ita Daly.
Read By: Stella McCusker.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the business game. Taking part in the financial fisticuffs are Peter Day ,
Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

A conspiracy at The Dower House. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon.
Producer David Ross. Rptd Sat at 5.00pm


Reporter: Stuart Simon.
Producer: David Ross.

: Science Now

Peter Evans reviews discoveries and developments in science. Producer Richard Aedy


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Aedy

: New Spies for Old?

Six programmes examining the roles of intelligence services in the 1990s. 4: Jobs for the Boys. Now that the Cold War dragon has been slain, how far do the menaces of terrorism, economic espionage and issues such as the extent of Aids in Africa, carefully concealed by some African governments, necessitate continuing covert operations? Or are the intelligence services, having run out of a real job, simply trying to invent new threats to keep themselves in employment?
Presented by Christopher Andrew. Producer Dennis Sewell


Presented By: Christopher Andrew.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White.
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £17.95. from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey
Unknown: Charles Street

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Gulf

by Robert Westall. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Westall.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Four Comers

6: The Work You Do. Katherine Fellowes uncovers the story of missionary Mary Slessor , Simon Calder experiences a sauna in Siberia, and William Green reports from Peru. Presented by Stephen Jessel. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Unknown: Katherine Fellowes
Unknown: Mary Slessor
Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: William Green
Presented By: Stephen Jessel.
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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