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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Deacon Peter Scorer, Orthodox
Chaplain, Exeter University.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171) [number removed]

Topical discussion. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Walston Goes Walkabout

2: A Mercedes in Moldova. Oliver Walston takes a spin through the poverty and poultry of Eastern Europe. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday at 5.02pm


Unknown: Moldova. Oliver

: Daily Service

Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Acts 16, w 25-33;
God Forgave My Sin (Owens); And Can It Be (Sagina). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines of 50 years ago today.
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Perfectly Correct (4) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the state of medical care - from the GP's surgery to the research laboratory. Producer Richard Aedy
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Richard Aedy

: You and Yours

With Claire Catford.

: Hoax!

Tim Brooke-Taylor chairs the storytelling game. His guests today are Donald Sinden , Willie Rushton and Clare Francis. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Clare Francis.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Sex, Spies and Laverbread

Tracy Spottiswoode. Wales has become an independent republic, and the English are taking no chances as they train special agent Bronwen Jones.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Tracy Spottiswoode.
Unknown: Bronwen Jones.
Director: Alison Hindell
Bronwen: Ri Richards
Control: Mark Straker
Morgan: Richard Elfyn
M: Tracy Spottiswoode

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

In the last of the present series, Brian Kay talks to Sarah Walker , CBE and Robert Vignoles about the relationship between the singer and accompanist. Producer Ray Abbott


Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Robert Vignoles
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan and guests, topical discussion, and Stuart Maconie 's efforts to untangle the taut philosophical knots within the notion of "beauty".
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan goes behind the scenes at the rebuilt Lyceum Theatre and considers what makes us buy, but never read, some books. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Fairy Story

By lain Grant. "He sprayed them with weed killer, then he sprayed them with insecticide. Nothing. He rigged up a little fairy-scarer from a bamboo pole, a bairn's windmill and some Christmas bells, but they loved it." Read by Michael Elder. Producer Bruce Young


Read By: Michael Elder.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Chambers

Final part of Clive Coleman 's sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.
The American. When star American lawyer Thurman Berkley arrives in chambers for a week, a culture clash seems inevitable. But the stuffy John Fuller-Carp will do anything to win a case - even if it means adopting the rapping rhythms Thurman used so successfully in the OK Stimpson trial. A run-of-the-mill GBH gets the full transatlantic treatment.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Thurman Berkley
Unknown: John Fuller-Carp
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
John Fuller-Carp: John Bird
Hilary Tripping: James Fleet
Ruth Quirke: Lesley Sharp
Vince: Jonathan Kydd
Hunt: Jonathan Kydd
Todd: Jonathan Kydd
Todd: Jonathan Kydd
Thurman Berkley: David Kyddharewood

: News

: The Archers

Artistic differences.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Producer Clare Pointon
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Clare Pointon

: Science Now

In the first of a new strand offering an overview of big scientific ideas, Alun Lewis charts the progress of nanotechnology.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: The Ballad of Spitalfields Market

A musical documentary celebrating the working lives of the porters and sellers of Spitalfields Market, set into songbyRoryMcLeod. Producer Marc Jobst


Producer: Marc Jobst

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Eleanor Garland
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan. Revised repeat of 4.05pm


Presented By: Paul Vaughan.

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Lady Chatterley's Confessions

By Elaine Feinstein. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein.

: Mediumwave

Vincent Hannah reviews the week's media stories at home and abroad.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Vincent Hannah

: 1 Was That Teenager ...

Six well-known people look back at the pleasures and pains of their teenage lives.
4: Helena Kennedy QC is a writer and broadcaster. But what was she like as a teenager in Glasgow in the 1960s? She tells Hunter Davies about short skirts, kohl around the eyes, and sharing a bedroom with her maiden aunt. Producer Lucy Cacanas Repeat


Unknown: Hunter Davies

: News

: The Late Book: The Shipping News

By E Annie Proulx. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Annie Proulx.

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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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