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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside. Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Stewart Lamont


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: The Week on 4

: Occupation: Spy

Two programmes in which Ted Allbeury , thriller writer and former intelligence officer, reflects on spies and spying with the help of the BBC Sound
1: Fact and Fiction
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Allbeury

: News

: Start the Week

Lively and stimulating conversation with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

A Thousand Days for Mohktar by Paul Bowles. A story set in Morocco and read by John Moffatt.
Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Unknown: Paul Bowles.
Read By: John Moffatt.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. Led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh, with the choir of Grosvenor High School, conducted by Ronald Lee.
Of the Father's Heart Begotten; Isaiah 9, vv 2-7; Hark a Thrilling Voice.


Service led by: The Rev. Dr Robert Tosh
Singers: Choir of Grosvenor High School
Conductor: Ronald Lee

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Emma Fielding and Damian Jennings , winners of this year's BP Speak a Poem competition. And today's guest, Betty Mulcahy , talks about the reading of poetry. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Emma Fielding
Readers: Damian Jennings
Talks: Betty Mulcahy
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The second of three semi-finals in the general knowledge music competition.
Chairman Ned Sherrin.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Story: Oh, What Avails The final story from Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro.
The first of two parts read by Margaret Robertson. Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alice Munro.
Read By: Margaret Robertson.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Where Are You, Wally?

When Albert absconds with money left in his minicab by a passenger, Det Sgt Hardie leads the pursuit. Over the radio late at night, pursuer and fugitive develop a surprising kinship.
By Barry Wasserman and Patrick Carroll.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Det Sgt Hardie
Unknown: Barry Wasserman
Unknown: Patrick Carroll.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Albert: Alfred Molina
Hardie: Bill Paterson
Druidstone: Shaun Prendergast
Glenn: Andrew Branch
Broadbent: Edward de Souza
Paul: Paul B Davies
Mrs Rosen: Pauline Letts
Mr Salah: Garard Green
Bertha: Avril Clark
Mrs Poole: Deborah Makepeace
Ros: Jennifer Piercey
Mrs Hardie: Janis Winters
Max: Ronald Herdman
Horace: Louis Mahoney
Girl at ferry: Natasha Pyne
Bobby: Stephen Rashbrook

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan shudders his way through a new collection of ghost stories; and Simon Evans reports on ancient mummers' plays still being performed in Kent. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Simon Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: 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

: News

: The Archers

: The Monday Play

The Rock
Carol has a crush on Mr Bean , her tutor in mythology. When his wife leaves him, Carol is convinced he's going mad. Especially when he finds a rock that he says has magic powers ... Written by Jonathan Wolfman.
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Mr Bean
Written By: Jonathan Wolfman.
Director: Andy Jordan.
Robert Bean: Bill Oddie
Carol: Carol Leader
Sarah: Ella Hood
Mary: Barbara Darnley
Prof Sherman: Michael Turner
Sheba, the dog: Leonard Fenton
Harris: Christian Rodska
: David Bannerman
Student: Ben Rodska
Prof Sogolowitch/Tommy, the dog: Bill Wallis

: Working among the Tyrants

Dr Zoltan Frankl now lives in north London, a successful career as a Harley Street surgeon behind him. But as a young Jewish doctor, he was swept up in the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Hungary. He survived three concentration camps where he helped save lives, but after the war his troubles were not over. Producers Claire Randall and Piers Plowright


Unknown: Dr Zoltan Frankl
Producers: Claire Randall
Producers: Piers Plowright

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.
Nine short stories abridged and read by David Neal.
8: The Death of Uncle Silas
Producer Cherry Cookson (R)


Read By: David Neal.

: Fingers in the Jam

The first of two programmes featuring songs on the subject of parents and children, adults and childhood.
Performers: Tim Brown , Janice Cramer ,
Robert Cushman and Brenda Longman. Piano Colin Sell.
With Alan Grahame and Brian Brocklehurst. Producer
Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tim Brown
Unknown: Janice Cramer
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Piano: Brenda Longman.
Unknown: Alan Grahame
Unknown: Brian Brocklehurst.
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore

: 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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