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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Russell Stannard.
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today, PO Box 2299, London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Russell Stannard.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: The Swiss Family Perelman

By SJ Perelman. Final part. The Roaring Traffic's Boom - the Perelman's Home at Last For details see Monday

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Gerry's Bar

Four casual encounters with life in Northern Ireland and beyond by Gerry Anderson.
3: Accordions and Chicken Wire.
'The clientele was made up mainly of hookers, drug dealers, conmen, crooks and petty thieves who were enjoying early afternoon weak beer." Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm


Accordions: Gerry Anderson.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Witnessing History

On the 31 October, 1959, Ronnie Scott opened his club in the basement of 39 Gerard Street. Musicians and members of the audience who were there share their memories with John Florance. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: John Florance.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
Serial: Anna Karenina (20) For details see Monday


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Anna Karenina

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Mary Colwell. Repeated Sunday at
8.00pm. WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Mary Colwell.

: You and Yours

Haydn Price presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
Editor Chns Burns. PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Editor: Chns Bums.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper goes bananas. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated Monday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Classic Serial: Dombey and Son

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees the new David
Bintley ballet set to Duke Ellington's music, and considers the importance of bridges in cities.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Code's Story

AS Byatt's popular fairy-tale. Read by Sheila Mitchell. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Sheila Mitchell.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Peter Hunt.
Editor Margaret Budy. WRITE TO: PM
Lettehine, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hunt.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: Going Places

David Stafford returns with the leisure and heritage magazine. This week, Sir George Martin visits the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, Somerset. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: George Martin
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

The competition's hotting up.
Written by Chris Thompson. Director Keri Davies. Editor Vanessa Whitburn
Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Chris Thompson.
Director: Keri Davies.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
John Archer S: Am Barriscale
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedu Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Auntie Satya: Jamila Massey
Martin Samuels: Denys Hawthorne
Cynthia Jones: Anne Beach

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Meera Syal.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Meera Syal.
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Any Questions?

Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP, Shadow
Northern Ireland Secretary; historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey ; Archy Kirkwood MP, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip; and Tony Baldry MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food tackle the issues raised in Farnborough, Hampshire. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Nadine Grieve Repeated tomorrow 1.10


Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Dr David Starkey
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Unknown: Tony Baldry
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Speaking as an Expert

Laurie Taylor tries to pass himself off as an expert in six different fields. 4: Jeremiah. Laurie Taylor picks up his gavel and tries auctioneering. Producer Suzy Andrews


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Jeremiah. Laurie Taylor
Producer: Suzy Andrews

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

Part five of F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show, starring Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and special guests. Producer Liz Anstee
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Liz Anstee

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and guests take a sceptical look at the events of the past week.
Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: A Cry in the Dark

Joanna Pinnock presents five programmes about the calls of nocturnal animals.
4: Under the Midnight Sun. Joanna Pinnock pitches her tent among the purple saxifrage by the sea in north-east Greenland to hear the sounds of the arctic night.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: News

: The Late Book: Amongst Women

By John McGahern. Final part. Moran dies.
For details see Monday


Unknown: John McGahern.

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.

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