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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Jane Williams.


Unknown: Jane Williams.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Thought for the Day

With James Jones.


Unknown: James Jones.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: On the Ropes

Four programmes in which well known people discuss turbulent times in their careers.
1: When a business genius made a private joke public it cost him his high street empire. John Humphrys asks Gerald Ratner why he did it. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Gerald Ratner
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Brighton Rock

Graham Greene 's tale set against a background of crime on the prewar Brighton racetracks is dramatised in five episodes by Ken Whitmore.
3: Pinkie thought he had committed the perfect murderwhen he killed Fred Hale. with Kate Williams , Colin Pinney , Michael Onslow , Barry J Gordon and Paul Panting Producer John Yorke. First broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Ken Whitmore.
Unknown: Fred Hale.
Unknown: Kate Williams
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Barry J Gordon
Producer: John Yorke.
Pinkie: Steven MacKintosh
Rose: Claire Skinner
Spicer: Maurice Denham
Cubitt: Kenneth Cranham
Dallow: John Benfield

: Daily Service

With Wellspring. Down the mountain
(Park); John 4, w 7-15; Jesus, Jesus, holy and anointed One (Barnett); is anyone thirsty (Kendrick). Director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
180: The Great Exhibition For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: Healthy Landscape with Dormouse by Sylvia Townsend Warner, read by Celia Imrie. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sylvia Townsend
Read By: Celia Imrie.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng MP discusses the lighter side of history with guests
Michael Fish , Louise Jameson , Victor Spinetti and Professor Norman Stone. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Michael Fish
Unknown: Louise Jameson
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Out of the Woods

By Olwen Wymark. Bertha and Sam are taking tentative steps towards friendship but their dreams are merging. with Geoffrey Whitehead , Zulema Dene , Alice Arnold. Patience Tomlinson, Keith Drinkel , Stephen Critchlow , David Ma and Janet Davey. Director Gordon House


Unknown: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Janet Davey.
Bertha: Harriet Walter
Sam: Kevin McNally
Rupert: Christian Burgess
Aunt B: Irene Sutcliffe
Bonnie: Claire Benedict
Stephen: Christopher Fairbank

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan dips into a dictionary of Caribbean-English usage.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees a play based on the Nuremberg war trials and Sir Peter Hall 's version of a Feydeau farce.
Producer Will Cantopher. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall

: Short Story: Scenes from a Country Churchyard

Poet Ted Walker reads his own very English story of understated love between father and son. Producer Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Ted Walker
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

A six-part comedy series by Bill Dare. 3: Over half the letters sent to Mike and Sue are about crime. The rest are stolen in the post. Starring Robert Duncan and Julia Hills as Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick. With Roger Blake , Mark Kilmurry , Debbie Isitt and Dan Strauss.
Music by Mark Burton. Producer Pete Sinclair


Unknown: Bill Dare.
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Mark Kilmurry
Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Dan Strauss.
Music By: Mark Burton.
Producer: Pete Sinclair

: News

: The Archers

A friend in need ...
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Fall of Trafalgar

Waiting for D-Day. Phil Smith concludes his tale of the rise and fall of Burnley's Trafalgar Gardens estate. As drug addicts and problem families overwhelm the flats, fire-raising and wholesale theft are the latest craze on Trafalgar.
Producer Simon Elmes Rpt


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Simon Elmes Rpt

: s The Purple, the Blue and the Red

A recent history of the Church of England and its relationship with the State, written and presented in three parts by Anthony Howard.
1: Marching as to War. The story of the clash between Church and State in the eighties is personified in the figures of Robert Runcie and Margaret Thatcher. With contributions from
Robert Runcie , John Habgood ,
Norman Tebbit and Paul Johnson. Producer Mark Savage. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: John Habgood
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Paul Johnson.
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Better Left Unsaid?

Six unsent letters.
5: Roy Bainton sends a letter to his father but is unsure how to address him. Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Roy Bainton

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed] E-MAIL: DHTSUGAR@bh.bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Waugh on Five Fronts

Read by Simon Cadell.
4: Letters to Nancy Mitford For details see Monday


Read By: Simon Cadell.
Unknown: Nancy Mitford

: Second Bite - Late Night: Me and Billie Marker

by Joyoti Grech
Last in the series of recordings from the 1995 First Bite Young Playwrights Festival.
Chandra is struck and inspired by the music of Billie Marker but when they meet she discovers his idea of "making music" is different from her own. (Rpt)


Writer: Joyoti Grech
Music: Aniruddha Das
Director: Anne Edyvean
Chandra: Nishak Nayar
Kiran: Monica Patel
Nick: Don Gilet
Eddie: Ben Onwukwe
Zubeida: Jamila Massey
[Actor]: Sandra James Young

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Tongues of Flame

By Tim Parks. Part 7. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Parks.

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.

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