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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek ..

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and ner guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

John Forrest marks One World Week. Una Fiesta de Amor (Hispanic). Matthew 22, vv34-40. When I Needed a Neighbour (England). Woke Up This Morning (America). Director of music Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: John Forrest
Music: Bill Tamblyn.

: Book of the Week: Margrave of the Marshes

3/5. By John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft. After a brief stint as a soldier, Gunner Ravenscroft , J, metamorphoses into John Ravenscroft. Gentleman. But it's not long before his father packs him off to the USA in anticipation of a more responsible future. Read by Michael Angelis and Carolyn Pickles. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Sheila Ravenscroft.
Unknown: Gunner Ravenscroft
Unknown: John Ravenscroft.
Read By: Michael Angelis
Read By: Carolyn Pickles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Haunting Women

By Dermot Bolger.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Unknown: Dermot Bolger.

: Mind Changers

3/3. Hans Eysenck. In a description of a personality the terms introvert and extrovert are often used to describe behaviour traits. These labels have crept into the universal psyche since they were first indentif lee during a study of traumatised soldiers conducted in 1947 by Hans Eysenck , the final subject in this series about
Psychologists whose experiments changed perceptions Of the human mind. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Hans Eysenck.
Unknown: Hans Eysenck
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Brothers .

5/6. In which Oonagh discovers the focus group, and Nigel is, at last, pushed to the brink. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Peter: James Fleet
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McCiennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McCiennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

4/6. Royal biographer Penny Junor and screenwriter Julian Fellowes join regular team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip. Gyles Brandreth presides. producer victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Penny Junor
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dreams of a Working Man

Brian Ackroyd 's life is on the skids. His partner has run off with his wife, he's bankrupt, and he's homeless. He chucks a mattress in the back of his clapped-out van and takes to the road, desperate to tell the story of his life to anyone who'll listen. The poetic story of an angry man tamed by an unexpected meeting with a young journalist, written by the novelist and poet Glyn Hughes.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Brian Ackroyd
Unknown: Glyn Hughes.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Brian: Keith Drlnkel
Primrose: Jalml Barbakoff
Joe: John Flltcroft
Janice: Fiona Clarke
Brenda: Slobhan Finneran
Man: Harry Myers

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Carol Klein answer questions put to them by members of the Budleigh Salterton Garden Club, East Devon. Including at


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Carol Klein

: Five New Stories from Rose Tremain

3/5. The Ebony Hand. Read by Penelope Wilton. The best-laid plans are not to be relied on and comfort can be found in the strangest places as an aunt strives to do the best by her niece. For details see Monday


Read By: Penelope Wilton.

: This Sceptred isie: Empire

23/90. Barbados and Civil War in England. Even in the 17th century, the Atlantic wasn't enough to insulate the colonies from political upheaval in Britain itself. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Thinking Allowed

The vibrant world of postwar London was a place for gay liberation. Laurie Taylor explores this intimate and complex world and asks how the city influenced the culture and politics of gay life and how, in turn, gay life shaped the culture and politics of the city. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

8/8. Vitamins are essential for health - but how large a dosage is good for the body? The Food Standards Agency has recently advised people at risk of osteoporosis to refrain from eating liver more than once a week because the levels of vitamin A could otherwise be dangerous. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Problem with Adam Bioom

New series 1/6. Reading is this week's problem with Adam Bloom. More specifically, the problem Adam has reading aloud. He had such negative experiences at school, he managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life. But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again. Written by and starring Adam Bloom. With Rob Rouse , Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini. producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom.
Unknown: Adam Bloom.
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Stefano Paolini.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Emma decides to prove who's the daddy. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets the singer George Melly , now aged 79 and about to publish Slowing Down, an account Of growing old. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Singer: George Melly
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Haunting Women

3/5. The Waiting Wall. Siobhan is determined to escape her small-town life, but is she willing to sacrifice her relationship with local farmer Sean, and if so, at what expense? By Dermot Bolder.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dermot Bolder.
Siobhan: Jody O'Neill
Old Sarah: Doreen Keoqh
Granddaughter: Alison McKenna
Young Sarah: Dawn Bradfield
Sean: Luke Griffin
Salesman: Simon Delaney

: The Morai Maze

4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox , and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: A Long Time in Politics

3/3. Brian Walden looks at the final week of the 1970 general election campaign when Ted Heath surprised eveyone by beating his rival Harold Wilson.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Harold Wilson.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Shifting Sands

Sand dunes are some of the most sensitive landforms on the planet. Hermione Cockburn looks at the potential impact of environmental change on delicate dune landscapes. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

3/10. Strange goings-on in Pontisbright leave Campion and his friends determined to unravel the mystery. For details see Monday

: Miles Jupp's Real World

4/4. Politics. Miles Jupp's gloriously offensive posh-boy persona turns his attention to politics with the aid of Frankie Boyle and Simon Greenall.


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Paperback Hell

4/6. Deadline: News. This week, the exciting world of the BBC foreign correspondent as John Thomas reads from his autobiography: Deadline: News. Another chapter from six indifferent books by six imaginary authors in this literary spoof series by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front ,
Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: John Thomas
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Margrave of theMarshes

3/5. John Peel 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Peel

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Animal Engineering

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

With Billie (4/5)
For details see Monday

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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.

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