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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Dave Pole Stereo

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about how their ideas and beliefs influence their work. 2: Chaim Potok
'You pay a very high price for "leaving", because so much of you is tied to that world that you perform surgery on yourself as you walk away.'
Producer David Coomes (R)


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Chaim Potok
Producer: David Coomes

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday Including:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: The Week on 4

: People Who Say Goodbye

Part 3.
Stereo (Details fast Thursday)

: News

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

Another chance to hear this classic show celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Angus Prune Tune.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.
Music Dave Lee and the boys Producer Richard Willcox. Stereo
* (R) (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Music: Dave Lee
Producer: Richard Willcox.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Toys Galore by Antonis Samarakis. Nothing out of the ordinary. The man was looking for five toys for his five children.
Read by Andrew Sachs. Translated by Gavin Betts Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Antonis Samarakis.
Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Translated By: Gavin Betts
Producer: John Theocharis

: Daily Service

from Glasgow.
A reflection at the end of the year, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. Hymns: 0 God, Our Help in Ages Past (CH3 611), All My Hope on God Is Founded (CH3 405).
Reading: Luke 2,w 25-35. Stereo


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please

Simon Rae introduces a selection of poetry for New Year's Eve.
Readers Betty Mulcahy and Nick Chilvers.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
Poetry Please!. BBC. Bristol, BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Betty Mulcahy
Readers: Nick Chilvers.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Winston In Love

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part serial.
1: I'm in Love. I'm in Love
Now that Nancy has fallen in love with Roland from the Ministry of Whatsisname, she doesn't like to remember what happened with Winston under the old beech tree at Winterleaf Gunner.
Director Shaun Macloughlin Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
A chance to hear the highlights of the year, from Mrs Thatcher to Marti Caine, Elektra to Neil Kinnock.
Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Neil Kinnock.
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: The Killing of Mr Toad

Kenneth Grahame wrote the children's classic, The Wind in the Willows. But his private life was much less successful.
Written by David Gooderson.
Pianist Mary Nash
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Written By: David Gooderson.
Pianist: Mary Nash
Director: Richard Wortley.
Mrs Elspeth Grahame: Barbara Jefford
Kenneth Grahame: Edward Hardwicke
Alistair: Stephen Garlick
Figgis: Colin Starkey
Miss Noyce: Narissa Knights
Miss Parker: Tessa Worsley
Rattie/Quiller-Couch: John Warner
Alstair a childAlastair: Susan Sheridan
Badger: Geoffrey Matthews
Doctor: John Webb
Official: Brian Smith
Clayton: William Hope
Prefect: Michael Jenner
Coroner: David Garth

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan thumbs through the back numbers and recalls the crises and the triumphs that were 1990 in the Arts:
Glasgow, David Mellor , Monet, Donatello ... Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh e WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC. London W1A 1AA


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

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News Quiz of the Year


: News

: The Archers

: The Monday Play

Cyrano De Bergerac
A classic radio appearance by Ralph Richardson as Cyrano, poet, swordsman and wit, who is doomed in love by his preposterous nose. A heroic comedy by Edmond Rostand. with Nigel Anthony , Anthony Hall , Basil Jones ,
Kevin McHugh , Geoffrey Matthews and Humphrey Morton
Director John Powell. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Comedy By: Edmond Rostand.
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Kevin McHugh
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Humphrey Morton
Director: John Powell.
Roxane: Jane Wenham
Christian de Neuvillette: Tim Seeky
The Comte de Guiche: Patrick Barr
Ragueneau: Harold Kasket
LeBret: Hector Ross
The Duenna: Anna Burden
Carbon de Castel-Jaloux: Douglas Hankin
The Vicomte de Valvert: Michael McClain
Ligniere: Eric Anderson
Montfleury: Michael Kilgarriff
Jodelet: Peter Marinker
Cuigy: Wilfred Babbage
Brissaille: Nigel Graham
Mother Marguerite: Valerie Taylor
Sister Marthe: Noel Hood
Sister Claire: Hilda Schroder

: The Art of Kissing

A short story by Mordecai Richler.
Read by William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull


Story By: Mordecai Richler.
Read By: William Roberts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden
The first of Trollope's popular Chronicles of Barsetshire read in ten parts by Jeremy Nicholas. Hirams's Hospital
Mr Harding , a clergyman of great personal integrity, finds himself the central figure in a financial scandal that has reverberations far beyond the cathedral town of Barchester.
Abridged and produced by Betty Jowitt (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Unknown: Mr Harding
Produced By: Betty Jowitt

: The Gate of the Year

Clutching back copies of The People's Friend,
Harry Thompson stands at the gate of the year in the company of Minnie Louise Haskins , Madam Morgana and the stock and staff of Mysteries shop - and finds himself inexplicably on the brink of a New Age ...
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Unknown: Minnie Louise Haskins
Unknown: Madam Morgana
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Ring Out, Wild Bells

In a New Year meditation the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Rev
Richard Holloway , reflects on 1990 as it draws to a close and looks forward with hope to 1991.
Producer Polly Hudson. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Holloway
Producer: Polly Hudson.

: and 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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