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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Dr Andrew Knock.


Unknown: Dr Andrew Knock.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Punters

Listeners investigate a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team.
0 WRITE to: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR 10 TELEPHONE: Bristol (0272)[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Letter from ...

Alex Kirby considers life in Egypt's overpopulated capital and asks whether demography will be the city's undoing. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: The Natural History Programme

The cirl bunting, a small finch-like bird, used to be common in southern
Britain. Now only a small population survives. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm try to find out what has gone wrong. Producer John Harrison


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Harrison

: Five Stories for Holy Week

Conversations with an Angel by Sara Maitland. 4: After Supper


Unknown: Sara Maitland.

: The Royal Maundy Service

Her Majesty The Queen distributes the Royal Maundy at the Service in Westminster Abbey. Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the Height; Psalm 138 (Henry Ley ); Anthem: Lord, for thy Tender Mercy's Sake (attributed to John Hilton ); Lesson: John 13, w 1-16, read by HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. First distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: Remember Not, Lord (Henry Purcell); Wash Me Throughly (Samuel Sebastian Wesley ); A New Commandment, I Give Unto You (Paul Leddington Wright ); Lesson: Matthew 25, w 31-45, read by the Dean of Westminster. Second distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: Salvatum Mundi Qohn Blow); Zadok the Priest (G F Handel); Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts ); National Anthem. Westminster Abbey Choir (organist and Master of Choristers Martin Neary ; sub organist, Andrew Lumsden ) with the Choir of the Chapel Royal (choirmaster Richard Popplewell ). Commentary by John Hosken. Producer David France. Stereo


Unknown: Henry Ley
Unknown: John Hilton
Unknown: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Unknown: Paul Leddington Wright
Unknown: Isaac Watts
Unknown: Martin Neary
Organist: Andrew Lumsden
Choirmaster: Richard Popplewell
Commentary By: John Hosken.
Producer: David France.

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor's guest is the artist and illustrator Helen Houlston whose work comments on contemporary society as seen from her village fastness in Blanchland. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Helen Houlston
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

In the last of the series Media Daze, George Barber updates his company and trades in videos for valves.


Unknown: George Barber

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
The final part of a series on feasting and fasting - traditional Christian food for Eastertide.
The second short story:
The Rescue of Karen Arscott by Gene Kemp.
Read by Mia Soteriou.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Arscott
Unknown: Gene Kemp.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.

: Micky Just Smiles

Insurance risk assessment is what Micky does for a living. Taking risks in his own life is what he does for fun. One day it's no fun any more....
Written by Mark Power.
Director Andy Jordan


Written By: Mark Power.
Director: Andy Jordan
Robbie: Clive Mantle
Micky: Philip Aldridge
Doug: Russell Boulter
Joe: Norman Eshley
Cally: Andrea Gibb
Ruth: Janet Rawson
Lisa: Alison Sterling
Maggie: Caroline Harrington
PC Grimes: Christopher Ashley
Sergeant: Esmond Rideout
PC George: Ric Jerrom

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to
Judith Krantz , author of glitzy sagas Scruples and Till We Meet Again, about her new bestseller.
He also discovers the Very Private Life of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins , and visits the London
International Book Fair.
Producer Sally Marmion


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Judith Krantz
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott previews The Virtuoso at the Royal Shakespeare
Company's Swan Theatre; Sir John Gielgud returns to BBC Radio 4; and Judy Meewezen reports on the new play by Mobil prize-winning dramatist Rod Wooden.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Dramatist: Rod Wooden.

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

From Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club, Berkshire.
With Tim Rice ,
Willie Rushton , Roy Hattersley and Trevor McDonald.
Umpire: Brian Johnston. Producer Jon Magnusson Stereo


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Trevor McDonald.
Unknown: Brian Johnston.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

A series of graphic features reflecting contemporary life in Britain.
A House By the Sea
Seven strangers united by a history of emotional distress now share a house run by the Fellowship Charitable
Foundation, where there is mutual support and encouragement as they rebuild their lives.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Producer: Chris Paling.

: Analysis

From Clogs to Clogs In the second of his
three-part series on Britain's relative economic decline, Peter Hennessy examines the price paid for victory in 1945 and asks why the UK missed out on Western
Europe's post-war economic miracle.
Producer Caroline Anstey


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Journal of a Disappointed Man (3) Stereo.

: September Song

Ken Blakeson 's humorous exploration of middle age, in seven parts.
5: Falling in Love Again Everything seems to be on the up for Billy and Ted, but can their luck last?
Producer Susan Hogg. Stereo


Unknown: Ken Blakeson
Producer: Susan Hogg.
Billy Balsam: Geoff Hinsliff
TedFenwick: James Greene
Cilla: Lynda Rooke
Jenny: Julia Ford
Arnie: Ian Lindsay
TV producer: Christopher Kent

: The News from Poland

Wladislaw Piasecki sells newspapers at a Surrey station these days. As a young man in Poland, fifty years ago, a brush with the Gestapo led to a turbulent journey across Europe to Britain. Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Wladislaw Piasecki
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: 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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