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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Ubby Purves
6.45. Prayer for the Day CANON JOHN GUNSTONE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Ubby Purves
Unknown: Canon John Gunstone
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Withered Arm

Part 3

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people, including Sue
Lawley's birthday guest and The Week So Far by Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bo", Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; This joyful
Eastertide (BBC HB 115); Psalm 103, vv 1-13;
Colossians 1, vv 3-14
(RSV); All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC HB 118): long wave only Book, New Every
Morning, £1.75 hardback and £1.25 paperback, from bookshops

: Morning Story

Trouble Down at Tudsleigh by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Read by Jonathan Cecil
' Confidence seemed to fill Freddie as he sat there wolfing buttered toast.
He had finished the Lady of Shatott that morning and was stuffed to the tonsils with good material. It was only a question of time, he felt, before some chance remark would uncork him and give him the cue to do his stutf. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Read By: Jonathan Cecil
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: A Murder of Quality

by JOHN LE CARRÉ adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO
4: A Carne schoolboy has been killed in a cycling, accident - a tragedy that adds poignancy to an already complex murder investigation.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Written By: John Le Carré
Adapted By: René Basilico
Directed By: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Inspector Rigby: Norman Bowler
Stanley Rode: William Gaunt
Terence Fielding: Peter Jeffrey
Miss Truebody: Sheelah Wilcocks
Mrs Harlow: Harriet Reynolds
Police sergeant: Peter Tuddenham

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week: The
Rt Rev William Westwood , Bishop of Edmonton. Paris Report: from HÉLÈNE VERET.
Reading Your Letters.
An Upholsterer's Life for Me! NATALIE WHEEH watches Master
Upholsterers judging apprentices competing for their new Award Scheme - and learns there's more to the craft than meets the eye. Up the Crossing
3: The Sunday School Treat
Book, Up the Crossing, £6.50, from bookshops


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: William Westwood

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Silvertrain Day by DAVE SHEASBY
Jez has been working on the Silvertrain for 35 years. He is contented with his life, and happy at his work. Suddenly all this changes ...
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Peter: Nicholas Geake
Jane: Clare Kinsale
Jez: Frank Middlemass
Pike: Derek Smith
Hodkins: Colin Edwynn

: Letter from ... Naples

David Willey reports from southern Italy's largest city, which has survived countless disasters and been run successively by Greeks, Romans,
Normans, Spaniards. French and finally, Italians.


Unknown: David Willey

: Choral Evensong

from Worcester Cathedral Introit:Surgens Jesus
(Peter Phillips)
Versicles and Responses (Donald Hunt)
Psalm 118 (Cooper; Hanforth)
Lessons: Isaiah 52, vv 1-10; I Peter 2, vv 1-10 Canticles: St Paul's Service (Herbert Howells)
Anthem: 'Tis the day of Resurrection (Charles Wood)
Master of the choristers DONALD HUNT
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donald Hunt
Organist: Paul Trepte

: Story Time

Talking to Animals
4: The Farm in the Town

: PM

Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve ttace Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: A Musical Evening with Helen Watts

Internationally acclaimed Welsh contralto
Helen Watts reflects on her long and successful career in conversation with Teleri Bevan.
Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wales


Contralto: Helen Watts
Unknown: Teleri Bevan.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
This week a report by Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer STUART SIMON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Chris Powling presents a review of J. G. Farrell 's last unfinished novel The Hill Station; and looks at new films on show in New York.


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: J. G. Farrell
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Voices and opinions from around the world

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (7)

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Unforgettables

with Edward Cole
A sequence of music for late-night listening


Unknown: Edward Cole

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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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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