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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Adopted farmers report in from all over the country, plus interviews with prominent people in the week ahead.

: Prayer for the Day

Minister of Kelvinside Hillhead , Glasgow. BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Valerie Watsok.
Unknown: Kelvinside Hillhead

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MARTIN CRASS
7 00, 8.00 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday

: The Week on 4

: Andy Kershaw

seeks enlightenment in the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Four stories for St Patrick's week.
Morrison's Trousers by MICHAEL GLOVER
Read by Brian Cox.
Morrison was all right. Dead now, sadly, but right enough. Despite what that wife of his had to say ...
Producer SHEILA FOX (R)


Unknown: Michael Glover
Read By: Brian Cox.

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church, Belfast.
Praise my soul (BBC HB 15);
Beati quorum via (Stanford);
Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316) BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St George

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Extra You Said It! With CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP 10: The Importance of Being Jack by MICHAEL BUTT Stereo (e)
11.15Don'tMiss.... what's coming on School Radio
11.20 Let's Move! 10: Noah's Ark Land Ahoy! by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (10) Stereo (R)(e)
11.50 See for Yourself Is Soil Alive? by MARTIN WEEDON Stereo (e)

: Down Your Way

With 22 stables and more than 1,000 horses in training, the village of Lambourn in Berkshire lives and breathes racing. Lord Oaksey. journalist and former jockey, looks on as preparations are made for Cheltenham and this Thursday's Gold Cup. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers ANTHONY HYDE and BONNIE HURREN
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Waite Editor KEN VASS
0 WRITE TO: You and Yours. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles introduced by Barry Cryer. 4: Joyce Grenfell
'George ... don't do that!' Compiled and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer SONIA BELDOM Stereo


Introduced By: Barry Cryer.
Introduced By: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner / Went to Visit a Farm One Day. With HEDLl NIKLAUS and TREVOR HARRISON. Today's story: Thunder and Lightning by ALEXA ROMANES Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Festivals in Spring With VICKY UCORISH, BEN THOMAS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope A Load of Rubbish With FRED HARRIS , JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 2: Nuts and Bolts HAZEL O'CONNOR in 'Beryl and the Brainstormers': Success or Disaster. Stereo (R) (e)
2.50 Let's Make a Story! The Midnight Toys by JOHN GRIFFIN. Storyteller ALEC SABIN. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Trevor Harrison.
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Unknown: Ben Thomas.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.
Unknown: Bolts Hazel O'Connor
Unknown: John Griffin.
Unknown: Alec Sabin.

: Woman's Hour

Ruth Wishart invites you to share the hour that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking.
Serial: Driving in the Dark (3) by DEBORAH MOGGACH abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL.
Read by Roger Alborough. Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Ruth Wishart
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Roger Alborough.

: Garden Notes



Play By: Frederic Mohr

: High Days and Holy Days

Marjorie Lofthouse visits writer Julia Jones to discover the various traditions and folklore within the month of March.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Julia Jones
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

Scene Setters
Michael Billington talks to actors, producers, directors and designers.


Talks: Michael Billington

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes including the result of The
TimeslPM Environment Award.
5.00, 5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'clock News

including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The last in the series starring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompanied by COLIN SELL Producer PAUL SPENCER


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: A New World in the Mourning

by GREG CULLEN. With a divine instrument and (creator of the known universe) June 1987: 'You got to choose, Emlyn. Do you want socialism or do you want to get elected?'
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Greg Cullen.
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Emlyn Parry, prospective MP: Gareth Thomas
Eric Lewis: Richard Davies
God: Peter Woodthorpe
Sian, wife to Emlyn: Tessa Gearing
Billy, a political agent: David Garfield
Duncan, son to Emlyn: Cornelius Garrett
Shirley, a disenfranchised schoolgirl.: M Botcher
Maldwyn, an unemployed miner: Andy Hockley
Thunderbird 1, a policeman: Ivor Roberts
Thunderbird 2, a policeman: Steve Botcher
Divers electors: Hugh Thomas
Divers electors: Dorien Thomas
Sundry women: Erica Eirian

: Kaleidoscope

The extremely tall tales of Baron Munchhausen have been given lavish film treatment by ex-Python Terry Gilliam ; and lovers of science-fiction have a new volume to lock on to. Presented by Mark Steyn Producer ANTHONY DENSELOW Stereo


Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Presented By: Mark Steyn
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: A Book at Bedtime

Appleby at Allington (1) by MICHAEL INNES abridged in ten episodes by MICHAEL BAKEWELL.
Read by Peter Howell.
A son et lumière. mysterious accidents, a gambling vicar and lost treasure.... John Appleby has retired from Scotland Yard but he finds plenty to investigate on his own doorstep.


Unknown: Michael Innes
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Read By: Peter Howell.
Unknown: John Appleby
Producer: Jane Morgan

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor MARGARET BUDY


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: news and features about the OU
11.50 The Country Seat

: 'am LW News

FM joins at 12.10

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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.

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