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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

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Fr Michael Collins.


Unknown: Fr Michael Collins.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Week on 4

: Playback

The last of three programmes in which programme-makers, performers and writers remember some of the great radio shows of the past.
The Navy
Lark Jon Pertwee tries on his old Chief Petty Officer's uniform for a between-decks look at BBC Radio's most famous ship, HMS Troutbridge, and its memorable crew of Stephen Murray , Leslie Phillips - and a young Ronnie Barker.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Lark Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Ronnie Barker.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests in conversation.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story: The Largest Theme Park in the World


Writer: JG Ballard
Reader: Patrick Malahide
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Introduced by Rosemary Watts from St Paul 's
Church, Birmingham.
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. directed by David Saint. Lord, Thy Word Abideth (NEH 407); Matthew 5, w 1-12; Jesu, Grant Me
This, I Pray (Gibbons, arr Bairstow); Thou, Whose Almighty Word (NEH 466)


Introduced By: Rosemary Watts
Unknown: St Paul
Directed By: David Saint.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Pleaser

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers
Denys Hawthorne and Barbara Jefford and guest Paul Muldoon. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Paul Muldoon.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Winston in Love

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part serial.
5: Figuratively Speaking
Nancy elopes with Roland, while Father declares that he's in love with Mrs
Sunderland - figuratively speaking, of course.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


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

with Jenni Murray. Serial: A Glimpse of Sion's Glory by Isabel Colegate.
The first of three parts read by Rowena Cooper. Alison, an ambassador's wife, has known Raymond since she was a young woman. Now he has written her a long confessional letter.
Abndged by Jack Singleton (Music: Kalhwoda's Morceau de salon)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Isabel Colegate.
Read By: Rowena Cooper.
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: Garden Notes

Frederic Mohr 's play about the great opera singer Mary Garden (1874-1967).
With Eileen McCallum as the older Mary and Miriam Margolyes as her younger self.
'I didn't have an agent. All decisions were mine. Gracious me! If you can read a calendar and you know your worth, what do you need an agent for?'
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Frederic Mohr
Singer: Mary Garden
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Director: Patrick Rayner.

: Theatre on Wheels

In the second of two programmes,
Violet Godfrey remembers her childhood touring with her parents' portable theatre. Producer Gillian Hush (First broadcast on Radio Newcastle)


Unknown: Violet Godfrey
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Lucy Duran discusses the new play A Free Country, which is set in wartime
France; and the virtuoso violinist Nathan Milstein records his journey from Russia to the West.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Violinist: Nathan Milstein
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Mad Dan

The story of Dan Leno, the great music-hall star whose short life brought happiness to all except himself...
Written by John Scotney.
Clog dancing by Lawrence Evans


Writer: John Scotney.
Clog dancing: Lawrence Evans
Music: Michael Kilgarriff
Director: Gerry Jones
Dan Leno: Chris Emmett
Herbert Campbell: Stephen Thorne
Harry Randall: John Hollis
Chairman: Michael Kilgarriff
Archivist: Fraser Kerr
Constance Collier: Helena Breck
Bill Leno: Brian Miller
Max Beerbohm: Danny Schiller
Marie Lloyd/Lydia Leno: Elizabeth Mansfield
King Edward VII: David King

: Smith's Elegy

In the first of three programmes, Phil Smith uncovers a forgotten story buried in the churchyard of St Leonard's,
Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Straight by Dick Francis.
The first of eight parts read by James Aubrey.
'I inherited my brother's life. I inherited his desk, his business, his enemies, his horses and his mistress - and it nearly killed me.' Abridged by Roger Pine
Producer Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Dick Francis.
Read By: James Aubrey.
Abridged By: Roger Pine
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: Much Binding In the Marsh

Starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home.
With Sam Costa , Maurice Denham , Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill.
Plus the Dance Orchestra. conducted by Stanley Black . Producer Leslie Bndgmont (First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1949)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill.
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Producer: Leslie Bndgmont

: 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.

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