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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

With James Naughtie in Glasgow and Peter Hobday in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Coloured People

Henry Gates reads the third extract from his autobiography. The desegregation of schools in America provides Henry with the opportunity to explore his passion for education and for Linda Hoffman , a white girl. For details see Monday


Unknown: Linda Hoffman

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: Daily Service

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
(Lafferty); Timothy 6, w 7-12; Give almes of thy goods (Tye); All for Jesus (All for Jesus).
Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Walston Goes Walkabout

Last in the series of travel with a difference. Oliver Walston returns to Borneo after a 30-year absence and joins the Iban rice-planting festival. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: This Sceptred hie

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
43: From the Maid of Norway to Robert the Bruce
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. 'No one will ever know the utter happiness of our life together," said Dora Carrington of her relationship with Lytton Strachey. As the film Carrington goes on release, a look beyond the Bloomsbury myth. Serial: Experiment in Love (8) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Dora Carrington
Unknown: Lytton Strachey.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Rptd from Sun 2.00pm.
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 38/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet. [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: England's Glory

A comedy in six parts by Janey Preger. 5: Morgan attempts to turn the local radio station into a nostalgic wireless. with Joan Sims , Tina Gray , Geoff McGivem and Brian Bowles. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Janey Preger.
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Geoff McGivem
Unknown: Brian Bowles.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Morgan Jeffries: Keith Barron
Kevin: David Holt
Angela: Lynda Baron
Thomas/Charlie: Sam Kelly
Bill: Keith Marsh
Christine: Jane Dolamore
Sfccey: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrat conference in Glasgow.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Quiz Night

By Peter Bowen.
Two burglars, strangers to each other, meet in the same house. It's a Goldilocks story- she's 14, he's 39.
Director Anne Edyvean


Unknown: Peter Bowen.
Director: Anne Edyvean
Mills: Samantha Morton
Parlour: John Lloyd Fillingham

: Letters from the Green Room

Last of four reminiscences of theatrical life written and read by Sheila Steafel. Right Back Where I Started From Producer Matthew Walters


Read By: Sheila Steafel.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.
Him Indoors. What role is played by a husband whose wife is in the public eye?


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper reviews A Simple Twist of Fate, Steve Martin's film adaptation of George Eliot 's Silas Marner, and weighs up Tom Hanks 's chances of a third Oscar for Apollo 13. Producer Robyn Read
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Tom Hanks

: Short Story: Hungry Ghost

The annual Chinese festival where spirits are released on earth for one month becomes the focus of a child's bizarre memories of her grandmother. ReadbyToshieOgura. Producer Rosemary Watts


Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Richard to the rescue.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team follow up listeners' complaints, from individual allegations of injustice to wider issues. Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: 20/20: a View of the Century

John Tusa examines five universal themes in a 20th-century context. 2: Controlling. Why has the 20th century been so vulnerable to the appeal of total systems claiming total solutions? Producer Suzanne Levy


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Suzanne Levy

: Great Escapes

Robert Kee , who twice escaped from German prisoner-of-war camps during the Second World War, presents four dramatised escapes.
2: Over the Wall. The amazing story of a death-defying high wire act which got two East Germans over the Berlin Wall. with Joe Dunlop , Theresa Streatfeild and Richard Pearce. Written and directed by Adrian Bean. ATestbed production


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Berlin Wall.
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Theresa Streatfeild
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Directed By: Adrian Bean.
Michael Becker: Russel Floyd
Dieter Harfner: Terry Jones
Steffi: Caroline Strong
Annie: Nicola Boyce

: Natural Genius

Carmen Pryce investigates the inner world of the young child.
3: Speak for Yourself! As adults we struggle to master a new language - but children seem to manage effortlessly. Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Uncle Fred in the Springtime

By P G Wodehouse. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: G Wodehouse.

: Late Night Opening

Desmond Olivier Dingle 's Compleat
Life and Works of William
Shakespeare by Desmond OSvier Dingle Desmond Olivier Dingle presents a six-part comedy series about the wonderful world of Shakespeare. Assisted by the Royal Dingle Company and guests. 3: Brian Cox is invited to run a masterclass on Shakespearean tragedy.
With Mossie Smith and Kevin Allen. Written by Patrick Barlow. Producer Liz Anstee
11.30 The Skivers
Last in the sketch series written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh, with Peter Bradshaw ,
Melanie Giedroyc and a special guest. Producer Jon Naismith Rpt


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Desmond Osvier Dingle
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Mossie Smith
Unknown: Kevin Allen.
Written By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Melanie Giedroyc
Producer: Jon Naismith Rpt
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Maurice: Duncan Preston
Bernard: Robert Austin

: 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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