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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father John McCullagh.


Unknown: Father John McCullagh.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Man of sorrows: what a name (Man of Sorrows); Mark 12, w 1-12; He was despised (Handel); Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Shimmying Down Bold Street

Buzzing, radical, young and arty, Bold Street in Liverpool is the bohemian heart of the city. Once the richest shopping street in town, it is now home to artists and musicians and even has its own 50p shop. Actress Margi Clarke takes a walk down her favourite street which is bringing new life to the inner city. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm + See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Margi Clarke
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: A Spiritual Anthology

Be Grateful for Life as You Live It.
Read by Alphonsia Emmanuel and Don Warrington. Producer Foz Allan


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

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the playwright Anne Devlin.
Serial: The Best of Friends (6) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Devlin.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer Adrian Washboume Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney visits an anarchic, indigenous, foreign language at its democratic interface - Scots in Glasgow. Plus Scots poet N N Herbert on the politics of language; what happens when languages die? and could English all over the world be bad for our health?
Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Goodbye Simple Girl

by Eric Pringle.
Ronald Pickup plays Richard, a middle-aged musician who returns to his childhood home to confront an event from his adolescence which still haunts him.
When he reaches the stream where it happened, Richard stumbles across a farmer's daughter, Jennifer, and is immediately struck by the similarity of the situation.


Writer: Eric Pringle
Director: Cherry Cookson
Jennifer: Sarah-Jane Holm
Maisie: Lisa Howard
Young Richard: David Antrobus
Mother: Becky Hindley
Father: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker assesses the career of the soprano Dame Isobel Baillie (born 1895), with the help of Yvonne Robert , a former pupil, and Brian Crimp who produced her last recordings.
Producer Ray Abbott
Repeated Saturday at 11.00pm


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Yvonne Robert
Unknown: Brian Crimp
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 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 talks to Julian Barnes as he publishes a collection of his magazine writings. Also, a review of Nick Horby 's first novel, High Fidelity.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Nick Horby
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Short Story: The Fall

by Maggie Mountford.
"On the second step of the stairs, one of the elegant heels catches in a loose loop of the hem and she pitches forward, arms outflung, tumbling straight down ... For at least two minutes, there's the most eerie stillness you've ever heard." Read by Rosemary Martin. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Maggie Mountford.
Read By: Rosemary Martin.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the customer-focused, tax-efficient, vertically-integrated business quiz for the 90s. With panellists Peter Day ,
Alastair Ross Goobey , Howard Hodgson and Janette Rutterford. Producer Neil Koenig


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

: News

: The Archers

There's no smoke without fire. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Last in the series of major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Producer David Lewis
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: David Lewis

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: New Spies for Old?

Six programmes examining the roles of intelligence and security services in the 1990s. 5: Open Secrets.
Christopher Andrew looks at the implications of "avowal" - putting MI5 and MI6 on a proper legal basis, and "oversight" - the process of holding the agencies to democratic account. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: In Touch

Presented by Tony Barringer. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone 071. [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £17.95, from [address removed]


Presented By: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Dave Harvey
Unknown: Charles Street

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: MrOlim

by Ernest Raymond. Part 2. Rpt For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ernest Raymond.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Four Comers

Music Calls. In the final programme of the series, Andy Kershaw explores the identity of places through unexpected musical paths - from the Guinean balladeers of Paris, to the fiddle-playing Cree of the Quebec Arctic. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Noah Richler

: 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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