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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

presented from Northern Ireland by JOHN JOHNSTON BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

Presenters John timpson and Hugh Sykes
6.45* prayer for the Day THE RT REV
7.0 8.0 Today's News
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Michael Hareduke
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth info the BBC
Sound Arctives in searchof the subtime and theridiculous

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A sometime serious, sometimes various but Always lively insight into the week ahead, with the personalities who will be..... making the news
Facts never in news. by Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: British Red Cross

Jimmy Young looks at the work of the, British Red Cross today..

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM p.118; Lord, teach us how to pray aright
(BBC HB 344) ; Psalm 118
VV13.24 Matthew 25 v
2 (AV) : Soldiers rise (BBC UB wave only

: Morning Story

The Furnished Room by O. HENRY producer MITCH RAPPER


Unknown: O. Henry
Producer: Mitch Rapper

: News

: Poetry Please!

with Charles Causley Readers JOHN GRAHAM and DIANA OLSSON
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Readers: Charles Causley
Readers: John Graham
Readers: Diana Olsson
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: Cliché

featuring Carole Hayman
Nick Maloney Simon Molloy Brian Southwood
The fourth of six comedy sketch shown Script and songs written by BOB GRANT and DOUG NAYEOR Musical. accompaniment by PETE DINGWOOD
Producer RON MCDONRELL BBC Manchester
(repeated:Tues 10:30
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Brian Southwood
Written By: Bob Grant
Unknown: Pete Dingwood
Producer: Ron McDonrell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Kay Alexander
Community Cavalcade: 300 Farnham amateurs join forces with the Redgrave Theatre Company for Noël Coward's musical play. TONY BARNFIELD reports.
Talking Point
Reading Your Letters
Roman Orgy: PETER GRIFFITHS investigates a case of ancient revelry in the heart of civilised Northamptonshire
A Friend of Mary Rose (6)


Presenter: Kay Alexander
Reporter: Tony Barnfield
Reporter: Peter Griffiths
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Rundle Gibbet

by Peter Terson

(Broadcast Sat 8.30 pm)


Writer: Peter Terson

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Alistair Moffat Administrator of the Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, shades, the enjoyment af a favourite walk through what is is now the ancient ghost-town of Roxburgh the 12th century royal capital Qf Scotland. Producer PATRICKRAYNER BBC Scotland (text
programme on 20 April)


Unknown: Alistair Moffat

: Story Time

A Study in Scarlet by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted in six parts by RONALD BANCROFT
Read by NIGEL LAMBERT as Dr.Watson (6)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Ronald Bancroft
Read By: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long-wave on 5.55 Weather programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Jonn Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'clock News

including Financial Report

: A Murder of Quality

Adapted for radio in five parts by RENE BASILICO starring George Cole as George Smiley with Norman Bowler as Inspector Rigby
2: The wife of one of the masters at Carne School has been murdered; and George Smiley is the police - unofficially. Though unnerved by an encounter with the strange Mad Janie, Smiley is not inclined to dismiss her wild babbling as total nonsense
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated:Wed 12.27)


Written By: John Le Carré
Adapted By: René Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Inspector Rigby: Norman Bowler
Miss Brimley/Mad Janie: Sheila Grant
Sergent Mundy: Robert Brown
Miss D'Arcy: Diana Ning
Miss Dawnay: Jenny Lee

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40pm)

: Just a Minute

: The Monday Play

Welcome Sister Death by WALLY K. DALY
A play with music about the life of Francis of Assisi who was born 800 years ago in 1181 Music by JIM PARKER With William Nighy Peter Jeffrey and Donald Hewlett
Shortly after his death
Francis is about to be canonised. However the Church is faced with a dilemma. Do they allow the full truth of his to emerge or will they prepared a carefully worded version?
Choir: JOHN BULL ,
DAVID MCALISTER. JOHN MCANDREW , JOHN RYE, CHRISTOPHER SCOTT , MICHAEL SPICE Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (Peter Jeffrey is in Moving ' at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: William Nighy
Unknown: Donald Hewlett
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: David McAlister.
Unknown: John McAndrew
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Directed By: Peter Jeffrey
Brother Illuminato: David Timson
Bishop Guido: Peter Jeffrey
Brother Elias: Donald Hewlett
Pietro Bernadone: Manning Wilson
Pica, his wife: Petra Davies
Francis, his son: William Nighy
Bernard: Chistopher Scott
John Clair's brother: John Bull
Giles/Rulano: John Weeb
Masseo: David McAlister
Favorite Scifi: Patrix Barr
Clare, his daughter: Elizabeth Rider
DOCTOR: Alan Dudley
Bishop Ugolino: John Rye
Baritone: David Timson
Bass: Alan Dubley
Harpist: Fiona Hibbert

: Kaleidoscope

Cukor on Cukor
As an introduction to a BBC2 series devoted to his films starting next Saturday,veteran
Hollywood director George Cukor talks to
John Baxter about his 50 years in the cinema, Today, at 82 Cukor has become the oldest man ever.to direct a major,filmbut bis place in the history books was already assured with such classics. as The Philadelphia Story
A Star is Born and my
Fair Lady.He. talks about the manyfemale starshe has directedfrom the formidable
Ethel Barrymore though
Garbo JudyGarlandand
Katharine Hepburn to
Marilyn Monroe , whom he once described as talented but insane.


Talks: George Cukor
Unknown: John Baxter
Unknown: Ethel Barrymore
Unknown: Garbo Judygarlandand
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The WorldTonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter. Evans What is happening in science


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories by GRAHAM GREENE abridged by MYRA BEATON
Read by Richard Pasco 1: A Shocking Accident
" My father was killed by a pig. "
" Really? in India? ""No. in Italy. "producer JANE. MARSHALL
BBC Birmingham


Stories By: Graham Greene
Read By: Richard Pasco

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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12.15-12.23 am Shipping forecast inshore forecast

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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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