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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 the Rev
David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: The Week on 4

: Return Ticket

The first of three programmes reflecting a personal journey back in time, with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.
The Italian Earthquake, 1980
Journalist Robert Fox remembers the earthquake that shook southern Italy.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Robert Fox
Producer: Julia Durbin

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box Live

[number removed]
Vincent Duggleby once again takes your calls on how best to manage your money.
Producer Frances Macdonald
LINES OPEN from 8.30am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Morning Story

Father's Help by R K Narayan.
Swami is the pupil.
Samuel is the teacher. A classroom battle is about to start....
.Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St Anne 's
Cathedral, Belfast.
Bright the Vision; Luke 5, w 17-26; Psalm 147, w
1-11; How Sweet the Name. Organist and Master of Choristers David Drinkell.


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: David Drinkell.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers
Rosalind Shanks and Ben Onwukwe and guest James Berry. producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Readers: Ben Onwukwe
Unknown: James Berry.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Editor: Ken Vass

: Winston in Love

The last part of Peter Tinniswood 's serial. Clip Clop, Clip Clop
Father says he's going to marry that ghastly old bore Mrs Sunderland and cut off the rest of the family without a bean.
It's his wedding day. But is he serious?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Mrs Sunderland
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

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The first refuge for women who've been attacked by violent partners was founded 20 years ago.
Cheryl Armitage reports. Serial: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski.
The third of eight parts read by Bernard Horsfall. Abridged by Ann Rees-Jones Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Marghanita Laski.
Read By: Bernard Horsfall.
Abridged By: Ann Rees-Jones
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Silver

When W E Henley, the one-legged
Gloucestershire poet and eccentric, visited Edinburgh for an operation in 1874, he struck up an immediate and robust friendship with the more effete
R L Stevenson. It was a friendship that was to survive many storms - including Stevenson's thinly disguised portrait of as in Treasure Island.
Written by Jonathan Smith.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)


Written By: Jonathan Smith.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Henley: Long John Silver
Robert Louis Stevenson: Bill Paterson
W E Henley: John Franklin Robbins
Fanny: Maureen O'Brien
Katherine: Joanne MacKie
Joseph Lister: Bill Wallis
Leslie Stephen: Peter Copley
Sister: Eva Stuart
Nurse: Marcia King
Lloyd: John Bolton

: Kaleidoscope

Lucy Duran finds out whether the Citizens' Theatre production of The Gospels is good news, and meets the British saxophonist
Gale Thompson , who is inspired by Africa; and Israeli author David Grossman sets his first novel in an Arab town on the West Bank.
Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Gale Thompson
Unknown: David Grossman
Producer: Tony Phillips

: 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

: TheFood Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

The Wreathed Trellis
Tom Beech , ex-actor turned political pundit, is haunted and possessed by the voice of someone long dead - and even more famous than he is ...
Written by Robert Forrest.
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Beech
Written By: Robert Forrest.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Tom: Benny Young
Jane: Maureen Beattie
Glance: Tom Watson
Mark: Crawford Logan
Nan: Eileen McCallum
Roddy: James Bryce
Interviewer: Kirsty Wark

: Smith's Elegy

In the second of three programmes Phil Smith uncovers a forgotten story buried in the churchyard of Hubberholme at the head of Wharfedale.
James Tennant and Friends
Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope


: The FinancialWorld Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Straight by Dick Francis.
Searching through the worlds of racing and gemstones for his dead brother's missing diamonds, Derek Franklin is also keen to find out who is trying to kill him, and why....
The sixth of eight parts read by James Aubrey. Abridged by Roger Pine
Producer Jeremy Mortimer


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

: Much Bindingin 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 Bridgmont
(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 Bridgmont

: 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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