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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Anna Grear. Stereo


Unknown: Anna Grear.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: The Week on 4

: They Work with Danger

Chapman Pincher discovers people with high-risk jobs.
3: Back to Earth. Producer Niall Sookoo


Unknown: Chapman Pincher
Producer: Niall Sookoo

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Heathcliffe in New York Read by Samantha Bond. Written by Anne Leaton
Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Samantha Bond.
Written By: Anne Leaton
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St Martin 's Church, Salisbury, with the choir of Bishop Wordsworth 's School, led by Alison Bogle. Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (J Goss);
Never Weather-beaten
Sail (T Campion); Lift High the Cross
(S H Nicholson). Stereo


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Bishop Wordsworth
Unknown: Alison Bogle.

: Down Your Way

: For Schools

11.00 Enterprising Learning Making It Happen This week Keith Hindell presents a series looking at the function of the new Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs). Today: Introduction and How Do / Start?
11.40 The Saga of Erik the Viking (1) Written and read by Terry Jones (R)


Unknown: Keith Hindell
Read By: Terry Jones

: Poetry Please!

To mark the centenary of the Wordsworth Trust, Simon Rae visits the Wordsworth Museum at
Grasmere in the Lake
District. With guests Dr Robert Woof and playwright Tony Harrison , who reads from the poetry of William Wordsworth. Producer Susan Roberts
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry
Please!, BBC Bristol, SS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Dr Robert Woof
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: William Wordsworth.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1990

Chair Robert Robinson.
First round - Northern
Ireland and Wales.
Gerard Collins
(post office manager) Darryl Gray
Dr Michael Couchman
(retired college lecturer) Andrew Whitcombe
(building surveyor).
Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Gerard Collins
Unknown: Dr Michael Couchman
Unknown: Andrew Whitcombe
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

This week: Adelaide's Naughty Granny Today's story: Naughty Granny Goes on Holiday Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray. Serial:
Love Among the Single Classes
The first of 13 episodes read by Maureen O'Brien and Sean Barrett.
'I fell in love with him the moment I heard him on the telephone. He was Polish and his English was stilted, yet from the moment I heard him speak I was in a fever of anticipation.'
Written by Angela Lambert Abridged by Janet Hickson Music: Arnold's Clarinet Sonatina
Editor Clare Selene-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Written By: Angela Lambert
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Editor: Clare Selene-Grey

: For Schools

2.00 Boy Roald Dahl reads from his autobiography. The Great Mouse Plot (R)
2.20 The Foundation Programme Package This week Kate Wilkinson presents a series about this joint initiative by B-TEC and City and Guilds. Today: The Plain Guide and Moving In


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson

: Play: My Dad's a Nero


: Kaleidoscope

Making People Bawling babies, beaming couples, lost scoutmasters - they're all subjects for Graham Ibbeson , a sculptor who observes human beings with a wry humour and captures their characters in fibreglass.
Ian McMillan talks to him in his back-garden workshop in Barnsley and at Yorkshire
Sculpture Park.


Unknown: Graham Ibbeson
Talks: Ian McMillan

: PM

Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: To Keep the Memory Green

Humphrey Carpenter finds six more flourishing literary societies and looks at their members and activities.
What makes these enthusiasts take their love for an author one step further?
1: The Jerome K Jerome

: The Monday Play

Hanging Fire
In 1829 William Corder was hanged for the murder of Maria Marten.
This is the story of the events leading up to the much celebrated 'murder in the Red Barn' as seen through the eyes of Maria's sister Ann.
Written by Lisa Evans Songs Andrew Dodge
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: William Corder
Unknown: Maria Marten.
Written By: Lisa Evans
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Ann Marten: Janet Maw
Maria Marten: Patience Tomlinson
Joe: Paul Copley
Harriet Marten: Jo Kendall
Thomas Marten: Donald Gee
Sara: Joanna MacKie
Parson: Michael Kilgarriff
Parson's wife: Joan Matheson
Gentleman: Christopher Good
Man: Christopher Scott

: The Lady in the Van

In the first of four talks
Alan Bennett recalls how an unusual visitor took up residence in his garden and turned it into a long-stay car park. Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen finds confusion in the boardrooms of the British film industry and clarity in the eye of designer Abram Games ; and investigates
Toscanini's musical legacy.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Designer: Abram Games
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presenter Robin Lustig Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Dragon Can't Dance The final episode read by Errol Sitahal.
Written and abridged by Earl Lovelace
Producer Frances-Anne Solomon


Read By: Errol Sitahal.
Abridged By: Earl Lovelace
Producer: Frances-Anne Solomon

: Fourth Column

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 Romantic Narrative Poetry

: News

until 12.10

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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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