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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of Ramadan with Nadim Qureshi. BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Nadim Qureshi.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: The Week on 4

: Shared Experiences

Hugh Prysor-Jones dips into the BBC Sound Archives and reaps some farming tales. Producer Jude Howells


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jude Howells

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg
Researcher Jayne Morgan Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jayne Morgan
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

(Details Saturday 12 noon)

: Morning Story

Concerning Virgins by Clare Boylan.
Reader Maureen O'Brien. Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Reader: Clare Boylan.
Reader: Maureen O'Brien.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

with Shirley Scott from St Paul's Church, Birmingham.
With the Birmingham Conservatoire Choir.
Immortal, invisible;
To thee, 0 Lord; 0 nata lux; I heard the voice of Jesus. Director of Music David Saint BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Shirley Scott

: For Schools

11.00 Jesus A Contact special
10: The Resurrection (RV) by Arthur Scholey with Paul Copley as Jesus Presenter Rosemary Hartill Stereo (R)
11.20 Let's Move! 10: Egg Day by Kate Harrison. Presenter Howard Ward Stereo
11.40 The Music Box (10) Written and presented by Sandra Kerr , with David Moses. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself Is Soil Alive? by Martin Weedon Stereo (R)


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Paul Copley
Presenter: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: David Moses.

: Down Your Way

(Details yesterday 5. 00pm L W)

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Garard Green and Rosalind Shanks. Guest Fleur Adcock. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristol
0 REQUESTS: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Rosalind Shanks.
Unknown: Fleur Adcock.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite. Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Paul Barker and Margaret Lesser in another classic North v South confrontation against Irene Thomas and Eric Korn.
In the chair
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen. Researchers Audrey Robins and Bernice Coupe
Producer Paul Z Jackson BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Margaret Lesser
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen.
Unknown: Audrey Robins
Producer: Paul Z Jackson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Let's Go with Shireen Shah and Philip Hawthorn. This week's stories and scripts by Michael Rosen. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo


Unknown: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Philip Hawthorn.
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Live from New York,
Jenni Murray presents a Manhattan cocktail of art and fashion, feisty feminists, top tycoons, gossip, stars and wild humour.
Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: For Schools

2.05 Playtime Machines Are Fun with Joanne Zorian and Lionel Morton. Stereo (R)
2.20 Operation Maths Calculated Tales 5: Going for Gold
6: Madonna's Millions by Alan Graham. Presenter Marshall Corwin Stereo
2.40 Whirligig Stories with Music The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Tony Robinson and the BBC Concert Orchestra Story Brian Scott-Hughes Music Paul Dukas. Stereo


Unknown: Joanne Zorian
Unknown: Lionel Morton.
Unknown: Alan Graham.
Presenter: Marshall Corwin
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Music: Paul Dukas.

: The Korvack Conspiracy

A play by Paul Thain (Details Saturday 7.45pm)


Play By: Paul Thain

: Flummoxed Four Times

Leonard Barras reads two of his stories of Wallsend life:
The Millennium Minus a Bit and Under Canvas with Trapezium.
Producer Gillian Hush BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Kaleidoscope

Giselle Dancing Act One
An evening in June
1841. Giselle came out to dance with Albrecht for the first time. The consequences were a disaster for her, but a triumph for the 'ballet. Many have followed in her footsteps ...
Stereo (Act Two on Friday 9.15pm)

: PM

with Hugh Sykes an Libby Fawbert Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC. London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Libby Fawbert
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Stereo (Details Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Emerald City by David Williamson.
With Ivar Kants Robyn Nevin. A successful scriptwriter and his less successful publisher wife move from
Melbourne to Sydney, the emerald city. He soon finds himself commercially exploited and in danger of debasing his talents and losing his integrity. He is also in danger of losing his wife....
Produced in co-operation with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Director John Tydeman. Stereo


Unknown: David Williamson.
Unknown: Ivar Kants
Unknown: Robyn Nevin.
Director: John Tydeman.
Colin: Ivar Kants
Kate: Robyn Nevin
Elaine: Noeline Brown
Mike: John Ewart
Malcolm: Dennis Grosvenor
Helen: Gia Garides

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen explores the latest artistic tastes of Charles Saatchi ; author Christopher Hope reports on his recent visits to Moscow and South Africa; and the temperature of the book world is taken at the London Book Fair. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Charles Saatchi
Unknown: Christopher Hope

: The World Tonight

Presenter David Sells Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

A Border Station
Written, abridged and read in six parts by Shane Connaughton. In the 1950s, a young
Irish boy grows up in a tiny village close to the border, cut off from the rest of the world by hills, lakes and politics. 1: Topping, as the British Officer Said at the Border
Producer Pam Brighton BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Shane Connaughton.

: Son of Cliche

The critics say:
'One of the not-bad funny shows.'
The Observer
'A quite good comedy series.' The Listener With Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney Nick Wilton
Script Rob Grant and Doug Naylor
Producer Alan Nixon Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Script: Rob Grant
Unknown: Doug Naylor
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 Ballads, Folksong and the Romantics

: Night School

12.30 Teachers' Programme: German. Stereo
12.50 Deutscher Club (1) Stereo (R)

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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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