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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
David Runcorn


Unknown: David Runcorn

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Week on 4

: Under the Weather

Storms and Teacups The first of four programmes in which climatologist Mick Kelly reassesses sound-archive recordings on the British and their weather. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Mick Kelly
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Promise
W Somerset Maugham's semi-autobiographical short story about a writer who encounters a society lady with a dark past.... Read by Hugh Dickson. Director Peter Kavanagh


Read By: Hugh Dickson.
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Daily Service

from Liverpool Cathedral, led by Canon Noel Vincent , with members of the Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir. Reading: Luke 15, vv 1-10
Introit: View Me Lord (Lloyd)
The King of Love (St Columbus)
0 Jesu So Meek (Bach) I Heard the Voice


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae. The last of four programmes from
Grasmere. The special guest is the poet and playwright
Tony Harrison who reads a selection of verse including his own poem A Kumquat for John Keats.
Producer Susan Roberts
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry
Pleasel, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae.
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: John Keats.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1990

In the chair
Robert Robinson. First semi-final -
London and the South. Simon Townley (musician)
Tim Folan (librarian) Margaret Stewart (tutor) and Emman Slessenger (solicitor).
Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Simon Townley
Unknown: Tim Folan
Unknown: Margaret Stewart
Unknown: Emman Slessenger
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie in London, and special reports this week from Gordon Clough in Moscow at the Congress of the Soviet Communist Party. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Little Old Mrs Pepperpot Producer David Neville Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mrs Pepperpot
Producer: David Neville

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the Indian novelist
Gita Mehta.
Serial: Love Among the Single Classes
The sixth of 13 episodes read by Maureen O'Brien and Sean Barrett.
Written by Angela Lambert.
Abridged by Janet Hickson Editor Clare Selene-Grey


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

: Play: Nosey!


: Kaleidoscope

Six days a week the Globe Theatre wakes up at 10.00am and prepares for that day's performance of Alan Ayckbourn 's Man of the Moment. Lights are checked, sound rehearsed, Beerbohm the theatre cat stretches and the swimming pool is cleaned all ready for curtain-up.
Jeremy Front follows the build-up to a performance.


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn

: 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

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: To Keep the Memory Green

The second of six programmes.
Fifty years after the death of E F Benson, Humphrey Carpenter spotlights two societies devoted to the author who wrote the Mapp and Lucia books: the E F Benson Society and the Tilling Society.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Monday Play

The Last of the Mohicans Walter 's being paid to close down the place where he works and he's quite calm about it. Other people aren't so philosophical about change, though, particularly the old man who gave him his first job. Written by Ted Moore.
Producer Tony Cliff
Director Alfred Bradley. Stereo


Unknown: Mohicans Walter
Written By: Ted Moore.
Producer: Tony Cliff
Director: Alfred Bradley.
Walter: Arthur Blake
Bill: James Garbutt
Annie: Joyce Gibbs
Harriet: Barbara Marten
Liza: Denise Welch
Paul: Nigel Carrington
Karen: Sue Jenkins
Joe: Peter Wheeler
Stan: Rod Arthur

: The Lady in the Van

'Once the van was on site, Miss Shepherd applied the handbrake with such determination that, like Excalibur, it could never thereafter be released.'
In the second 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

'Complete lunatics' was one description of the loud and threatening French circus troupe Archaos. Nick Baker quivers in the front row. Christopher Bigsby is safer reporting on the Royal Opera's
William Tell , and the wood creations of sculptor David Nash.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: David Nash.
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: 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

For the Love of Sang
Rachel Anderson 's story of her family's adoption of Sang, a Vietnamese war orphan.
The final episode, read by Jane Whittenshaw : Working Man
Producer Linda Anderson


Unknown: Rachel Anderson
Read By: Jane Whittenshaw
Producer: Linda Anderson

: Fourth Column

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and features about the OU
11.50 Information Technology: Skills

: 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.

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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