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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Archdeacon
George Austin


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Growing Up with Grandma

4: The Big Red Apple

: News

: Punters

Listeners' reports with Susan Marling BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Upper Hand

Two programmes with Dylan Winter.
2: The Cleaning Lady Producer Brian King BBC Pebble Mill (R)

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm Producer John Holmes BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Holmes

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Claudia Procula
Writes a Letter by Sara Maitland.
Reader Penelope Keith. Producer Caroline Donne (R)


Unknown: Claudia Procula
Reader: Sara Maitland.
Reader: Penelope Keith.
Producer: Caroline Donne

: The Royal Maundy Service

HM The Queen distributes the Royal Maundy at the Service in the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne. The scene is described by Peter Jones. Hymn: Praise to the holiest in the height; Psalm 138 (Chant W A Alcock); Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (Anon); Lesson: John 13, vv 1-16. First distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: I do believe that die I must (Adrian Cruft ); Wash me throughly (S S Wesley); Lesson: Matthew 24, vv 31-45, read by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Second distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: Ubi Caritas (Brian Easdale ); Zadok the Priest (G F Handel); Hymn: 0 Thou who earnest from above; The National Anthem. Choirs of HM's Chapel Royal, St James 's Palace and Newcastle Cathedral. Organist Michael Dutton. Directors of Music Richard Popplewell and Timothy Hone. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Jones.
Unknown: Adrian Cruft
Unknown: Brian Easdale
Unknown: St James
Organist: Michael Dutton.
Music: Richard Popplewell
Music: Timothy Hone.

: am Citizens

(Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6 25pm)

: Conversation Piece

Six programmes with Sue MacGregor.
1: Theatre director and actress Glen Walford. Producer Gillian Hush BBC North


Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Glen Walford.

: First Person

Touring performer
Sandy Neilson describes an actor's life on the road ... but is it art?


Unknown: Sandy Neilson

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers
(Details Tuesday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Great Easter Egg Race. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Do biographers tell it like it is, like they wish it had been, or like the subject's family dictates? Libby Spurrier investigates.
Serial: Coming First (11)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Libby Spurrier

: The Passion Play

with Steven Granville.
A new adaptation of the medieval mystery play.
Music John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris
Adapted and directed by Nigel Bryant
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Steven Granville.
Music: John Kirkpatrick
Directed By: Nigel Bryant
Jesus: Steven Granville
Pilate/Judas: Steve Hodson
Mary: Mary Wimbush
Mary Magdalene: Ellie Haddington
Peter/Soldier/Centurion: Terry Mollo
Scribe: William Simons
Pharisee: Roger Rowland
Caiaphas: Simon Carter
John/Soldier: Chris MacDonnell
Philip/Soldier: John Dixon
Simon: Roger Rowland
Soldier: William Simons
Mary Jacobi: Susan Mansell

: News

: Bookshelf

David Malouf talks to Nigel Forde about his new novel The Great
World; and Jilly Cooper 's favourite reading.
Producer Sally Marmion


Talks: David Malouf
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

(Details yesterday at 9.15pm)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: And Now, in Colour

(Details Saturday at 11 1.30pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Public Affairs

Six scandals or causes célèbres which made the headlines in their day. 1: Rachman:
A Man of Property
Written and presented by David Wheeler. Readers John Bull and James Greene.
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Presented By: David Wheeler.
Presented By: James Greene.
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Song of Freedom

At Passover, Jewish families celebrate freedom; but what are the implications of the changing scene in Eastern Europe? Trevor Barnes talks to the Chief
Rabbi, Lord Jakobovits. Producer Christine Morgan


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan

: No Problem

Ray Brown spent three beguiling months exploring Yugoslavia. Producer Gillian Hush BBC North


Unknown: Ray Brown

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer Marlene Pease


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook finds music-makers in Cornwall, investigates an architectural cover-up, and reviews the new films.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Stereo iRptd tomorrow 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

In the Red Kitchen (3) by Michele Roberts


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Exit Lines

by Reginald Hill dramatised in five parts by Betty Davies. With Donald Gee
Philip Jackson.
5: 'The Comedy Is Over' Three old men dead.Two unsolved problems. Has Pascoe got one answer?
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Reginald Hill
Unknown: Betty Davies.
Unknown: Philip Jackson.
Director: Matthew Walters
Det Insp Pascoe: Donald Gee
Supt Dalziel: Philip Jackson
Charley C: Harles Simpson
Mrs Escott: Barbara Atkinson
Det Con Seymour: Paul Downing
Sgt Wield: Michael Graham Cox
PC Hector: Stephen Garlick
Abbiss: John Bull
Cpl Gillott: Joe Dunlop
Major Kassell: Vincent Brimble
Sir William: Brian Miller
Charlesworth: David King
Elite: Tara Dominick
Ruddlesdin: Danny Schiller
Moody: Dale Rapley

: Open University

1130 Child Abuse and Neglect
11.50 Social Class and Electoral Behaviour

: Out of Order

with Tony Banks. MP. Julian Critchley , MP. v Matthew Parris and Austin Mitchell. MP. (R)


Unknown: Tony Banks.
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Matthew Parris

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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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