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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTIMFlNNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with PAUL OESTREICHER BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week

Controversy, debate, humour and gossip are in the air when famous names and new faces meet across the Start the Week table. Today Desmond Wilcox keeps order.


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Marina Salandy Brown
Producer: Jenny Danks.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
Details from: Money Box, Room 4099, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Romantic by PATRICIA HIGHSMITH Read by Eva Haddon
Isabel knew that the novels she read were like a drug: she loved the magnetic attraction of girl and man at first meeting....
When handsome Dudley Hall asked her out to dinner and then failed to turn up, she got an idea....


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Dudley Hall
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 13; Jesus calls us o'er the tumult (BBC HB 354); Psalm 66, vv 1-11; Ephesians 1, vv 3-15; What does the Lord require (bp 98). Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Hampstead which this year is celebrating its millennium. It sees itself as a village within a city and its greatest treasure is Hampstead Heath, nearly 1,000 acres of unspoilt open space just four miles from the centre of London.


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

11.0 Opus
4: Reflections Presented by GARETH ADAMS Stereo
11.20 Let's Move!
4: If You Go Down in the Woods Today.... Written by BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo
11.40 Word Games
4: My Heart Was in My Mouth by SANDY BROWNJOHN (R)
11.50 Poetry Comer 4: Scarecrow


Presented By: Gareth Adams
Written By: Brian Scott Hughes
Unknown: Sandy Brownjohn

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Dannie Abse Readers ELIZABETH BELL and ANTHONY HYDE
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Readers: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted in six parts byRENEBASILICO starring
6: The tribunal - and Leamas, the key witness, is in sight of his goal. Then he can finally come in from the cold.
Theme music by MAX HARRIS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Music By: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Alec Leamas: Colin Blakely
Fiedler: David de Keyser
Karden: Alfred Burke
Liz Gold: Janet Maw
Mundt: Wolf Kahler
President of the Tribunal: Hannah Norbert
Fischer: Norman Caro
Erich: Guy Groen
First guard: Peter Birch
Second guard: Stuart Organ

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Over the Sea and Far Away Presented by BEN BAZELL Storyteller SHIREEN SHAH Today's story: What Made Tiddalik Laugh by JOANNA TROUGHTON Script by JANET SORENSEN (R)
2.5 Playtime Moving: Trains and Boats and Planes Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ANDREW BRANCH (R) (Re-broadcast on Thurs at 10. 10am)
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2, Programme 2 How We See (R)
2.40 Introducing Science Extra Junior Electronics Getting a Buzz (R)


Presented By: Ben Bazell
Unknown: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Joanna Troughton
Script By: Janet Sorensen
Presented By: Shireen Shah

: Woman's Hour

and Jenni Murray invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: Among the Quiet Folks by JOHN MOORE abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Douglas Blackwell 6: The Young Capitalists Editor SANDRA CHALMERS 0 RECIPE TIMES: page 103


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Missing Day by DEREK KARTUN. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Kartun.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews


Presented By: Nigel Andrews

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz

More questionable entertainment concerning the week's news, as the heavyweight champion on Punch, Alan Coren , takes on the small but perfectly formed editor-elect of Private Eye,
Ian Hislop. Bill Tidy and Janet Street-Porter are the two seconds, with Barry Took once more caught in the middle. Written ana compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop.
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by JULIAN SPILSBURY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Julian Spilsbury
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 Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chrls Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play Tumbledown Dick

by PETER BUCKMAN Richard, Oliver Cromwell's son
Lord and his successor Protector for less than two years, has returned to England after 20 years exile in France. So far, he has led the peaceful life of a country gentleman. Will the past be allowed to rest? Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo
(Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Unknown: Peter Buckman
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Richard Cromwell: Robert Lang
Mrs Noble: Margaret Rawlings
Margaret: Liza Flanagan
Mr Doubleday: John Levitt
Capt Rolt: Geoffrey Collins
Dr Watts: Timothy Bateson
Deagle: Jonathan Scott

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer THOMAS SUTCUFFE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Under the Net by IRIS MURDOCH abridged in ten episodes by JANE MAYS
Read by Stephen Rea (1)
In Iris Murdoch 's first novel, Jake Donaghue returns to
London to find that his mistress has thrown him out. The
'intolerably eventful day' that follows starts Jake on a journey that takes him from Bohemian London to the smartest hotel in Paris, leading him into surprising encounters with gamblers, actresses, financiers and a heroic dog.


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Jake Donaghue
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 The Ghent Altarpiece
11.50 War and Peace in the Age of Reason

: The Archive Auction

Dilly Barlow makes a bid for her feline favourites in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Fran Acheson

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI
6: Quelques ecrivains modernes Written by REGIS SALADO


Written By: Regis Salado

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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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