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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rt Rev Michael Hare-Duke . Stereo


Unknown: Michael Hare-Duke

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Week on 4

: Return Ticket

Five programmes.
3: Martin Vivian recalls the ten weeks that he spent working as a ministry vet during the 1967 epidemic of foot and mouth disease.
Producer Fran Acheson


Unknown: Martin Vivian
Producer: Fran Acheson

: News

: Start the Week

Join Melvyn Bragg and guests for a special edition from Salts Mill, Bradford. Research Tony Phillips Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo
0 TICKETS: available by sending sae marked
'Start the Week - Bradford' to: [address removed]


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Blow Pipe by Michael Carson.
Reader Anna Massey.
Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Reader: Michael Carson.
Reader: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

direct from St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, with members of the Bristol Christian
Fellowship, led by Alison Bogle.
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Alison Bogle.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests. Readers
David Goodland and Judith Pearson.
Guest Adrian Henri. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristol. Stereo


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Judith Pearson.
Unknown: Adrian Henri.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Today is the May Day Holiday, and sadly many people will spend a large part of it stuck in traffic jams around the country. But can anything be done to ease the overcrowding on Britain's roads? Are extra toll-motorways the answer? Can people be persuaded out of cars and on to public transport? In part one of a special series on UK transport policy, the You and Yours team looks at the current problems and possible solutions. With John Howard. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: John Howard.
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: Brain of Britain 1990

A nationwide general knowledge contest with Robert Robinson in the chair.
First round - the Midlands and East Anglia. Christopher Wardle (archaeologist)
Hadrian Jeffs (carer) Simon Welch
(assistant bank manager) Derek Andrews (schoolmaster).
Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by John P Wynn Questions Ian Gillies
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Wardle
Unknown: Hadrian Jeffs
Unknown: Simon Welch
Unknown: Derek Andrews
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Music Music Music Stanley and the Band by Marjorie Newman. Reader Lindsey Coulson. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo


Reader: Marjorie Newman.
Reader: Lindsey Coulson.
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

What's on the menu this afternoon? In medieval times it could have been red herrings, beavers' tails and hurtilberye cheesecake. Presenter Jenni Murray. Story: Showing the Flag by Jane Gardam.
Reader Trevor Nichols. Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Presenter: Jenni Murray.
Reader: Jane Gardam.
Reader: Trevor Nichols.
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Little Father

A play by Royce Ryton Stereo (Broadcast Sat 7.45pm;


Play By: Royce Ryton

: Kaleidoscope

Costa-Gavras has often chosen subjects in the eye of the political storm as in Z and Missing.
His new film, The Music Box, deals with a family crisis as a father is accused of war crimes in Hungary. Sarah Dunant talks to the distinguished French director.


Talks: Sarah Dunant

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Seed by Colin Haydn Evans. May, aged 88, knows that seeds are the source of life, but does the ministry know this? It has given the exclusive rights to a few multinationals to manufacture the herbicides and pesticides that destroy life.
Music by the South
Shropshire Morris Men
Director Shaun MacLoughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Alan: Michael Kitchen
Clare: Elizabeth Mansfield
May: Mary Wimbush
Liz: Janet Dale
Norman/Pollard: William Eedle
Jane: June Barrie
Atwell: Eric Allen

: Spreading the Cream Cheese Gospel

William Scalan Murphy uncovers the grim story of a cult in Weimar Germany with an unhealthy interest in cream cheese.
Producer Gillian Hush BBC North


Unknown: William Scalan

: Kaleidoscope

in Hong Kong
Since last year's shocking events in Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong's artistic community have found ways to express their feelings about the massacre, and the future of the colony after the handover of power to China in 1997. Tony Rayns reports.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Tony Rayns
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The Financial World Tonight

John Plender looks at the Labour Party's economic policies.
Producer Heather Payton


Unknown: John Plender
Producer: Heather Payton

: The World Tonight

Alexander McCloud
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander McCloud
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Bring on the Girlsby P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton abridged in ten episodes by Richard Usbome.
Reader Robert Powell (final part).
Producer Peter King (R)


Unknown: G Wodehouse
Unknown: Guy Bolton
Reader: Richard Usbome.
Reader: Robert Powell

: The Jason Explanation

Four programmes. 1: Culture
David Jason steps boldly into Lord Clark's shoes, assisted by Stephen Moore , Sheila Steafel , David Tate and John Owen Edwards and his musicians.
Script Colin Bostock-Smith Andy Hamilton , Barry Pilton Alistair Beaton , Roger Woddis Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo (R)


Unknown: David Jason
Assisted By: Stephen Moore
Assisted By: Sheila Steafel
Assisted By: David Tate
Assisted By: John Owen Edwards
Script: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script: Andy Hamilton
Script: Barry Pilton
Script: Alistair Beaton
Script: Roger Woddis
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Soaperama

The Quest for the Missing Sock
John Walters pursues it down the launderette.
Producer Catherine Mahoney (R)


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and features about the OU
11.50 The Hydrogen Bomb Controversy

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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.

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