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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson. Editor Jon Barton.
LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.
Editor: Jon Barton.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke.

: Growing Up Global

Julia MacKenzie meets alumni of the Pestalozzi International Children's Village, where refugee children from around the world were brought up in a seemingly idyllic rural setting.


Presenter: Julia MacKenzie
Producer: Tessa Watt

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago. In Moscow, the conference between the Big Four powers has ended. At home, an ambitious replanting project begins at Thetford Chase, Norfolk.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Mairi Nicholson.
Serial: The Portrait 0faLady(15). For details see Monday


Introduced By: Mairi Nicholson.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kevin Boot.
Producer Edward Odim. Repeated Sunday 8pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Kevin Boot.
Producer: Edward Odim.

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
PHONE: (0171) [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Presenter: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: Rogue Herries

By Hugh Walpole , dramatised in four parts by Eric Pringle. 1: Wilderness Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Eric Pringle.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reads a new thriller by Anthony Frewin set in Soho in the late fifties called London Blues. The novel includes a history of blue movies. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Anthony Frewin
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Queen of the May

Written and read by David Benedictus. She used to be a superb horse, a natural winner. And her owner believes she still has one more race to win.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Read By: David Benedictus.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.
Editor Kevin Marsh.
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh.

: Growing Spaces

Gardening magazine. Edi Stark meets South African gardeners reflecting the new identity of their country by uprooting their colonial past and choosing native species. Professor David Stevens visits an English sculpture garden, plus how high-tech enters the garden.
Producer Annie Malcolm. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: David Stevens
Producer: Annie Malcolm.

: News

: The Archers

Nigel goes Awol.

Rptd Monday 1.40pm
Archers Addicts fan club: send sae to [address removed]


Writer: Chris Thompson
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Graham Ryder: Malcolm McKee

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sunday 3.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Roade,
Northamptonshire, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke , shadow Secretary of State for Social Security Harriet Harman , Liberal Democrat peer Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and leader of the Scottish
National Party Alex Salmond. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Alex Salmond.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: The Front

A four-part series about people and pretence. The human instinct for putting up a front comes from our ape ancestors. Reporter Sara Parker explores how it has developed into an integral part of life.
1:Beginnings. Pretence and childhood. Producer Sukey Firth


Reporter: Sara Parker

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke with another slice of Americana.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Walter Mosley talks about his fictional detective Easy Rawlins.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Talks: Walter Mosley
Unknown: Easy Rawlins.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show. producer Jo Clegg
Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm


Producer: Jo Clegg

: Tea Junction

In the last in the series. Patrick Hannan
and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: The New Recruit

A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.
2: Pawnbrokers. During his 50 years in the trade, Roy Bragg helped many of the rich and famous raise some extra cash by pawning the family silver. Newcomer Jackie Collins provides instant loans for gamblers as well as helping single mothers make ends meet.
Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat


Unknown: Roy Bragg
Unknown: Jackie Collins
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Part 5.


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.

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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