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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rev Robert Ellis. BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Ellis.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Week on 4

: Archographies

Three programmes.
1: David Blunkett , MP, on a life without sight. Producer FIONA COUPER


Unknown: David Blunkett
Producer: Fiona Couper

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Researcher Jayne Morgan
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown.

: Money Box

at the Money Show.
(Details as Saturday 12 noon)

: Morning Story

Burning Giro's Sideboards by ANNE SPILLARD. Read by Alison Mackinnon. Producer MARIA VIGAR


Read By: Alison MacKinnon.

: Daily Service

from the Church of St
Peter Mancroft, Norwich. With MICHAEL SHOESMITH. Love divine (Blaenwern); Mark 9, vv 33-41; Loving Shepherd of thy sheep
(Buckland); 0, for a closer walk with God (Stanford). Organist ROGER RAYNER.
Director of Music KENNETH RYDER. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.
Organist: Roger Rayner.

: For Schools

See panel, opposite

: Down Your Way

(Details as Sunday 5.00pm LW)

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Guest James Fenton.
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Simon Rae.
Readers: James Fenton.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Counterpoint

Chair Ned Sherrin. Second Semi-Final
W. H. Bain (college tutor), Stephen Whitaker (school librarian), Roger Stein (school teacher).
Questions set by LAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE. who devised the programme. Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: W. H. Bain
Unknown: Stephen Whitaker
Unknown: Roger Stein
Unknown: Edward Cole.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Food Glorious Food Join Oliver and Marlene Sidaway. Story: The Chefs Hat Goes Missing by KATE WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Marlene Sidaway.
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the theatre director Yvonne Brewster.
Serial: Getting It Right (A Survival Guide to Modem Manners) by LAURIE GRAHAM abridged in eight episodes by MEG CLARKE.
Read by Maggie Steed. (This week: episodes 1-5.
Music: Ibert's Trois pieces breves). Serial producer PATMCLOUGHUN


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Director: Yvonne Brewster.
Unknown: Laurie Graham
Unknown: Meg Clarke.
Read By: Maggie Steed.

: For Schools

See panel, opposite

: You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover

A play by CHRIS PRICE AND BERNARD PRICE Stereo (Details as Sat 7.45pm) and at 4.15pm Cool Man, Straight from the Fridge (Details as Saturday 9.00pm)


Play By: Chris Price
Play By: Bernard Price

: Kaleidoscope

Farewell to Wigan Pier Paul Allen talks to Stan Barstow, Barry Hines , Pat Barker and Dennis Gunning.


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Barry Hines
Unknown: Pat Barker
Unknown: Dennis Gunning.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details as Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

Written by GRAHAM HARVEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Martha: Mollie Harris
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Jerry: Michael Deacon

: Globe Theatre 89

Michael Billington profiles Vaclav Havel ,
Czechoslovakia's leading dissident and playwright. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON and at 8.10pm
Redevelopment by VACLAV HAVEL , adapted by JAMES SAUNDERS from a translation by MARIE WINN. With and When a newly appointed Inspector of Projects promises his workforce architectural freedom to redevelop a medieval castle town, his architects are astonished and delighted. But how long will it last?
GONZALO ACOSTA (violin) Directed by GORDON HOUSE A Radio 4/World Service co-production. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Producer: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Adapted By: James Saunders
Translation By: Marie Winn.
Violin: Gonzalo Acosta
Directed By: Gordon House
Zdenek Bergman: Martin Jarvis
Luisa: Penelope Wilton
Special secretary: John Moffatt
Albert: Kim Wall
Plekhanov: Cyril Shaps
Ulch: Christopher Good
Renata: Karen Ascoe
JO KENDALL: Mrs MacOurkova
First inspector: Kerry Shale
Second inspector: Michael Kilgarriff
First delegate: Joe Dunlop
Second delegate: Ken Cumberlidge
Woman: Joan Matheson

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Camomile Lawn by MARY WESLEY abridged in ten episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY. Read by Sian Phillips (1). Producer TRACEY NEALE
0 See panel, left


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read By: Sian Phillips
Producer: Tracey Neale

: Winston

A serial in six parts by PETER TINNISWOOD. With and 3: Without a Doubt
Director SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Father: Maurice Denham
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: News

: Night School

Seepanel, opposite

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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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