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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming news and weather

: Prayer for the Day

with SYLVIA SANDS. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five More William Stories

2: William and the Lost Tourist

: News

: Call Nick Boss: [number removed]

Your chance to discuss an issue of the moment with Nick and his guests.
Producer nick utechin Lines open from 8.00am

: The Legacy of the Dream

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
(at the Civil Rights March on Washington DC, 1963)
Martin Luther King was assassinated 20 years ago this week. Gordon Clough travelled to King's home city of Atlanta to talk to his four children about life in pursuit of their father's 'dream'.
Today he talks to eldest daughter Yolande, who runs a theatre company with the daughter of Malcolm X, once Martin Luther King 's rival in the Civil Rights Movement. Producer STEPHEN OLIVER. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Producer: Stephen Oliver.

: Medicine Now

Children still break their legs and have their tonsils out, but the days of diphtheria and rheumatic fever are over.
Geoff Watts visits the Alder Hey and City branches of the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital and learns how the one-time isolation hospital and children's infirmary now concentrate on very different kinds of medical problems. Producer ALISON RICHARDS


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

A season of morning stories for Easter Free by SIAN JAMES
Read by Sue Jones Davies


Unknown: Jones Davies

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p34; Christ the Lord is risen (BBC HB 100); Psalm 150; Luke 25, vv 36-49; Now the green blade riseth (BBC HB 109) Stereo

: Citizens

Bank Holiday Blues (1) by MIKE WALKER Directed byAJ QUINN
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11.00am) A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens' is on Ceefax page 144


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: Aj Quinn
Michael Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchêne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Janice Hamilton: Louise Beattie
Eleanor: Zelah Clarke
Harvey: David Goodland
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Billy Stevenson: Billy McColl
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Jeremy Meredith: David Rintoul
Shamila: Shireen Shah

: Youthful, Rural and Broke

When Dan Cherrington was a lad, a farmer's son spent much of his time pursuing rabbits, not always with success. But the latest technology offered new hope - or did it? BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Dan Cherrington

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo (R)


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

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Wriggly Worm's Good Deed Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marie Rambert and her lasting influence on the world of dance. Presenter Jenni Murray
Serial: Dangerous in Love by LESLIE THOMAS abridged in nine episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Bruce Lidington (1) When an old tramp is found drowned in the local canal, an open verdict is returned. But Detective 'Dangerous' Davies (he's a danger only to himself!) isn't satisfied....
(Music: Hazell's The Cats)


Unknown: Marie Rambert
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Bruce Lidington

: Sunday Morning Ghosts

Jim is unsettled by the witch-like Hazel, and wonders if he has met her somewhere before....
Directed by KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Barton
Directed By: Kathryn Porter
Hazel: Barbara Adair
Jim: Gordon Fulton
Young Hazel: Louise Beattie
Young Jim: Allen McKelvey

: Comparing Notes

A second chance to hear Richard Baker talking to
Sir Georg and Lady Solti in their North London home. Producer JUDITH ROLES (R)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: In Business

David Lomax investigates innovation, initiative, enterprise and success in the world of business and issues which affect it both at home and abroad.


Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Sian Jarvis

: Lightening the Thunder

A member of our congregation last night was seen either very drunk or trying to write Hebrew in the frost with his feet.
(from a baroque
Bavarian sermon)
The end of Lent in 17th-century Bavaria was a time for Roman Catholic preachers to let their hair down and regale their flocks with comic stories laced with home truths. Philip Brady , Reader in German at Birkbeck College, finds the humour of 300 years ago surprisingly fresh and full of a worldly wisdom that is valid today.
Sermons read by ALFRED MARKS Producer CARROLL MOORE


Reader: Philip Brady
Read By: Alfred Marks
Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

: Workforce

Brian Redhead reports on the world of work.
All over Europe there is great - concern about how best to help the long-term unemployed.
Brian Redhead finds out about the initiatives being taken in north-west England, and there are reports on policies being adopted in Sweden and other European countries.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.05pm)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: In Touch

News, views and information for the visually handicapped Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Questions and comments regarding the programme can be phoned through to the 'In Touch' team tonight between 8.30and
10.15pm on [number removed]. Afree quarterly bulletin summarising broadcast information is available from: [address removed]
(send four large saesfor a year's supply).


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home 7: State Fair

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Stepchildren of the Dragon

Rewi Alley, David Crook Talitha Gerlach ,
Sidney Shapiro and Gladys Yang are five Westerners who went to
China before liberation, either out of curiosity or because of their political beliefs. They tell Gordon Bowker how they joined the struggle of the Chinese people and why they stayed on through 60 years of social and political upheaval.


Unknown: David Crook
Unknown: Talitha Gerlach
Unknown: Sidney Shapiro
Unknown: Gladys Yang
Unknown: Gordon Bowker
Producer: Bridget Carter

: *am News

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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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