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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

BBC Wales. Stereo

: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Presented By: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2. OOpm)

: Morning Story

Riding School by JOYCE HERBERT.
Read by Maria Aitken. Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Joyce Herbert.
Read By: Maria Aitken.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Daily Service

Introit: You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; Jesus, hope of every nation (B. Rose);
Reading: 2 Corinthians 5, v 17 to 6, v 2;
The Benedictus
(C. V. Stanford); On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 30)
(Winchester New)
BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE . Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose

: only For Schools

11.00am Music Project: Instruments of the World 5: Idiophone Instruments Around the Globe (R) and at 11.20am
6: Rattles, Grapples, Jingles and Gamelans More Percussion to Make (R)
11.40am-12noon History: Using the Evidence History Mysteries The Body in the Bog by DAVID WILLIAMS (R)


Unknown: David Williams

: The Wednesday Feature

One Bohemian Night A search for
Jaroslav Hasek and his comic creation
The Good Soldier Svejk. 'But where will I find him, with his sad eyes above his joker's grin and Josef Svejk , the idiot-hero, carrying the banner for humanity? Well, you begin in Prague with half a litre of beer at your elbow.' With and Music by STEVEN FAUX Lyrics by MICK RYAN Musicians MICHAEL
Directed by JOHN POWELL
Stereo (LW only)


Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek
Unknown: Josef Svejk
Music By: Steven Faux
Unknown: Mick Ryan
Unknown: Musicians Michael
Unknown: Don Lawson
Unknown: Arne Richards
Unknown: John Elliott.
Unknown: Fiona Croft
Directed By: John Powell
Hasek: David March
Svejk: Kerry Shale
Miles: Crawford Logan
Jarmila Mayerova: Patsy Rowlands
Josef Mayer: Clifford Norgate
Lieutenant Lukas: Michael Kilgarriff
Shura Haskova: Jo Kendall
the Police Inspector: Danny Schiller

: LWonly Fragile Paradise

Naturalist Andrew Mitchell 's island-hopping across the Pacific brings him face to face with a snake that eats rails.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott takes a quizzical look at the elements of science. Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: only Listening Corner

Michael Rosen reads The Fantastic Feats of Doctor Boox. stereo


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: LWonly Woman's Hour

with Sylvia Horn Serial:
Pride and Prejudice (16).


Unknown: Sylvia Horn

: only For Schools

2.00pm Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer Episode 5 (R) and at 2.20 Episode 6 (R)
2.40-3.00pm Music GCSE Assignments Hi-Tech Feedback programme


Unknown: Slambash Wangs

: Pretty Polly Barlow

The second of three short stories adapted by JOHN GRAHAM.
'If it wasn't for my loving kindness, you'd still be selling stockings in that God-awful store in Kensington High Street....'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)


Adapted By: John Graham.
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mrs Eva Innes-Hook: Kathleen Helme
Polly Barlow: Emily Richard
Amazahudin: Sion Probert
Dr Renshaw: Alan Dudley
Lorelei Chang: Elizabeth Morgan
Uncle Bob: Vernon Joyner
Purser: Alan Rowe
Rick Barlow: Peter Whitman
Sailor: Hector Ross

: Time for Verse

Fleur Adcock talks with the poet Carol Rumens. Reader


Talks: Fleur Adcock
Reader: Carol Rumens.
Reader: Deborah Makepeace.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The composer Judith Weir has recently completed her first score for dance, had a smash-hit with her Night at the Chinese Opera, and this week has her Art of Touching the Keyboard performed. She talks to
Christopher Cook.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: John Boundy.

: PM

Presenter Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Presenter: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

Host lain Johnstone, with Dick Vosburgh Bernard Cribbins Victoria Mather and Robin Ray.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall

: News

: The Archers

: Visiting Lives

Stereo (Details Tues 4.05pm)

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: The 1989 Reith Lectures

Beyond the Tunnel of History by Jacques Darras. 4: Remembering the Somme
One of the legacies of the French Revolution was 19th-century nationalism - which culminated in the mindless massacre of Verdun and the Somme.
Have the enormities of the Second World War caused us to ignore the lessons of the First?


Unknown: Jacques Darras.

: Kaleidoscope

Jonathan Miller directs The Liar by French dramatist
Pierre Corneille ; the new talents from art schools and colleges go on show; and how will pianist
Vladimir Horowitz , who died last month, be remembered?
Christopher Bigsby.
Producer LESLEY MCALPINE Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Pierre Corneille
Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Initials in the Heart (8) Stereo

: Carry On up the 50s

Aspects of a decade recalled in nine parts by Harry Thompson. 8: Merrie England Television was expanding to cover the nation, but the village England of mummers plays reasserted itself in some surprising ways. Researcher
Producer AMANDA MARES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Thompson.
Unknown: Stephanie Crowther
Producer: Amanda Mares

: 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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