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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Presenters: John Humphrys
Presenters: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

The Obstacle Race by WILLIAM PALMER Read by John Prior


Unknown: William Palmer
Read By: John Prior

: Daily Service

Introit: God is love (Rose); Thou art the way (BBC HB 338); Philippians 3, w 7-14; Anthem: King of Glory (Walford-Davies); I'll praise my maker (BP 34)
Director of Music

: The Wednesday Feature

The Whisper of the Axe by GRAEME FIFE France during the Reign of Terror. Inside the prison, known as the Conciergerie, the condemned, awaiting guillotine, write their last letters under the cold eye of the Public Prosecutor, Fouquier-Tinville,
Bernard Hepton plays Public Prosecutor Antoine-Quentin Fouquier-Tinville , with and The Prisoners
Based on the research by OLIVIER BLANC and his book Last Letters.
Directed by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Antoine-Quentin Fouquier-Tinville
Unknown: Jo Kendall.
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins.
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Jonathan Scott.
Directed By: John Powell
the Prison-Keeper: Trevor Martin
his assistant, Paul: Geoffrey Matthews

: Yorkshire Tales

Martin Wainwright continues his look at West Riding life.
2: Saved by the Smell How sewage and soap opera have preserved a Yorkshire village.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: John Watkins

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: An Actor's Life for Me

A comedy series in seven parts by PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER . Starring and 3: Not Suitable for Parents Producer PAUL SPENCER


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Producer: Paul Spencer
Robert Wilson: John Gordon-Sinclair
Sue: Caroline Quentin

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Goats and Kites (3) Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the novelist Muriel Spark.
Serial: Shadow Play (11) by JOHN MILNE abridged in 11 episodes by MEG CLARKE.
Read by David Goodland Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(Music: Parker's 'A Londoner in New York')


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Muriel Spark.
Unknown: John Milne
Unknown: Meg Clarke.
Read By: David Goodland
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Vacant Possession

Home Game by LIANE AUKIN With and Tom, the plumber, tells the story of the day when Maggie's house is sold and the roof springs a leak. Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Liane Aukin
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Tom: Anthony Jackson
Maggie: Helen Cotterill
Zoe: Zelah Clarke
Jonathan: James Laurenson

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews the poet
Alan Brownjohn about his life and poetry.
Reader ANTHONY HYDE Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

At a time when the teaching of music in British schools is under revision, Paul Balmer reports from Japan on how the Japanese approach the subject. Christopher Page discusses with British teachers whether we should follow their example.
Producer KATHY WATSON Stereo


Unknown: Paul Balmer
Producer: Kathy Watson

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details as Monday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details as Tuesday 4.05pm)

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: Punters

The programme that gives you the chance to report on your own stories. With reporters Susan Marling and Max Pearson.
Produced by thePUNTERSTEAM BBC Bristol
0 WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR or phone [number removed]
0 See David Gillard , left


Reporters: Susan Marling
Reporters: Max Pearson.
Unknown: David Gillard

: Profile

A radio portrait of the Zen acrobat and film producer Paul Springer byPhil Korbel.
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Producer: Paul Springer

: Kaleidoscope

American playwright
Richard Nelson takes a group of Americans round British theatre in his new comedy performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company; and Mark Steyn gets the icing on the cake.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Richard Nelson
Unknown: Mark Steyn

: A Book at Bedtime

Fantasy and Fugue by ROY FULLER abridged by LIBBY SPURRIER. Read by Terence Wilton (1)
Harry Sinton roams 1949 literary London searching for an alibi for murder. Producer MICHAEL FOX BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Roy Fuller
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Read By: Terence Wilton
Read By: Harry Sinton

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: The la Roche Collection
11.50 Leisure: Growth of Soccer and Organised Sport

: 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.

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