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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Dr Gordon Gray. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr John McDade


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Fr John McDade

: The Week on 4

: Looking for a Bluebird

by Joseph Wechsberg abridged by Gary Yershon in seven parts.
Reader Peter Jones.
1: The Audition
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Wechsberg
Abridged By: Gary Yershon
Reader: Peter Jones.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Science Friction

The fifth in a series of discussions hosted by Denise Robertson.
5: Which Doctor?
Angered by the number of patients turning to alternative medicine before they turn to him, cancer specialist
Professor Michael Baum formed Quackbusters, a campaign against health fraud. But not everybody feels the claims of alternative medicine, especially homeopathy, should be dismissed.
Entering into debate with Professor Baum are Elizabeth Danciger ,
Dr John Hughes-Games and Clare Francis. Producer Amanda Mares
* HEALTH: page 63


Unknown: Denise Robertson.
Unknown: Professor Michael Baum
Unknown: Elizabeth Danciger
Unknown: Dr John Hughes-Games
Unknown: Clare Francis.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Truth to Tell

Four extraordinary and little-known true stories, told by Anthony Smith. 1: After the Mutiny Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: The Heavy Side Town

More than five million people still work in Britain's manufacturing industries. Adjusting his spanner to four that remained British-owned, Ray Gosling sets forth to... 1: Barnard Castle
At the cleaner start to the River Tees, a multi-national pic blends a global best-seller with a post stroppy workforce. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Morning Story

V S Naipaul's Bogart.
Reader Stefan Kalifa.
Producer Frances-Anne Solomon


Reader: Stefan Kalifa.
Producer: Frances-Anne Solomon

: Daily Service

from Otford Manor in Kent. Give Thanks; Great in Thy Faithfulness; How Precious, Oh Lord.
Genesis 1, vv 26- 2, v3 Stereo


Unknown: Kent. Give

: Stop Off

Phil Smith spends 24 hours eavesdropping on the patrons and professionals of Aust
Motorway Service Area on the M4 at the Severn Bridge.
Producer Simon times. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Severn Bridge.

: Poetry Please!

As well as your usual requests, Simon Rae asks special guest Kenneth Baker to choose a favourite poem. Readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Rosalind Shanks. Producers Susan Roberts and Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Readers: Rosalind Shanks.
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Kate McAii.

: You and Yours

with John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Funny That Way

Classic comedy profiles. Introduced by Barry Cryer. 2: John Cleese
Producer Tim Sturgeon


Introduced By: Barry Cryer.
Introduced By: John Cleese
Producer: Tim Sturgeon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Master Salt the Sailor's Son by Allan Ahlberg. Reader Ronald Forfar. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Reader: Allan Ahlberg.
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Gail Foley. Serial:
Henrietta Who ? (3) by Catherine Aird abridged in nine episodes by Delia Paton.
Reader Douglas Blackwell. Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Presenter: Gail Foley.
Unknown: Henrietta Who
Unknown: Catherine Aird
Reader: Delia Paton.
Reader: Douglas Blackwell.
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Play: A Craving for Gold

Written by John Naismith. Stereo


Written By: John Naismith.

: Kaleidoscope

Musical Messages
Nick Baker looks at how the role of music has grown more manipulative as it taps into people's emotions and joins in the 20th-century hard sell. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Hoax!


: News

: The Archers

: Today's the Day

: The Monday Play

Rock and Roll Baby with Penelope Wilton Douglas Hodge and Clare Travers-Deacon
Ellen is a 38-year-old teacher, cheerfully bringing up three children on her own, and reminiscing about her romantic youth. When one of her pupils confesses his undying love for her, she simply refuses to believe him.
Written by Lesley Davies. with James Greene , Simon Treves , Dale Rapley , Sue Broomfield and John Gabriel.
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Clare Travers-Deacon
Written By: Lesley Davies.
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Dale Rapley
Unknown: Sue Broomfield
Unknown: John Gabriel.
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Ellen: Penelope Wilton
Simon: Douglas Hodge
Hope: Clare Travers-Deacon
Mark: Nicholas Gilbrook
Arthur: Stephen Thorne
Brian: Stephen Garlick
Jenny/Mrs Dean: Jenny Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Scottish Opera proves that opera can deal with today's issues in its youth project which deals with juvenile gambling; American novelist
Lisa Alther traces a woman's journey to find her real nature; the rising reputation of a new
Russian baritone; and Paul Allen reports from the Edinburgh Festival.
Presenter Kate Saunders. Producer Lesley McAlpine. Stereo


Unknown: Lisa Alther
Unknown: Paul Allen
Presenter: Kate Saunders.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine.

: The Financial World Tonight

Presenter Roger White


Presenter: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presenter David Sells Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Amongst Women
Written and abridged in ten parts by John McGahern.
Reader Tony Doyle. 6: Michael Grows Up Producer Pam Brighton


Reader: John McGahern.
Reader: Tony Doyle.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The Marx Brothers'
Lost Radio Shows
Back on the radio after nearly 60 years, the classic comedy team are re-created in the third of six adventures.
Groucho Marx/Waldorf T
Flywheel... Michael Roberts
with the vocal talents of Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Kerry Shale.
Original scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted by Mark Brisenden Music David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs . Stereo (R)


Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Music: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Chico Marx/Emmanuel Ravelli: Frank Lazarus

: Talking About Music

The third of seven programmes in which
Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Futures about the OU
11.50 The National Curriculum: Changing the World

: 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.

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