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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Hugh White.


Unknown: Hugh White.

: Today

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


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

: The Week on 4

: Country Tales

Cut and Come Again by H E Bates. Adapted and read by David Neal. Producer Philip Martin. Stereo


Read By: David Neal.
Producer: Philip Martin.

: News

: Start the Week

A special edition with Melvyn Bragg and guests Helena Kennedy , Deborah Moggach , Robin Birley , Peter Vaughan and Eric Robson from the Gulbenkian Studio
Theatre in Newcastleupon-Tyne.
Producer Sarah Blunt. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Robin Birley
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Figure on the Cross by Aidan Mathews.
'In a garden, full of rocks and rhododendrons. When
I lifted my face to be kissed, and a man whom I loved very much stepped back and away as the soldiers swept round me. That was the hardest.
My heart ... broke like an eggshell.'
Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Aidan Mathews.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Marilyn Imne

: Daily Service

As Radio Goes to Town is in Hull this week, today's service comes from the Church of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity in the town centre. Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley with the choristers of Beverley Minster directed by Alan Spedding.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Beverley Minster
Directed By: Alan Spedding.

: Coastline


: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests.
Readers Andrew Sachs and Simon Jones.
Guest Alan Jenkins.
Producer Susan Roberts Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please'. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Alan Jenkins.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

A You and Yours special with John Howard.
The Government has embarked on a project to cover large areas of Britain with trees - the so-called community forests. It is hoped these new woodlands will provide not only timber for the sawmills but also facilities for sport and leisure. However, not everyone is so enthusiastic. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: John Howard.
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: Slightly Foxed

The literary quiz chaired by Gill Pyrah.
Guests Sue Limb,
Liz Lochhead , Robert Booth and Brian Sibley.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah.
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

In a special Easter
Monday programme devoted to the family, Jenni Murray talks to three generations of women, and asks how family policy should be shaped. Plus a look at the Archers, the Forsytes and the Fowlers of Albert
Square - how close are novels and soap operas to the real thing?
Finally, a family story: The Last Crop by Elizabeth Jolley. Read by Kristine Landon-Smith . Abridged by Sally Skrimshire
Editor Sally Feldman


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.
Read By: Kristine Landon-Smith

: Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier's classic story.
Arriving at Manderley, the young Mrs de Winter finds the house and its occupants haunted by memories of Rebecca, her new husband's first wife.
Dramatised by Brian Miller Director Cherry Cookson Stereo


Dramatised By: Brian Miller
Director: Cherry Cookson
Maxim: Christopher Cazenove
Mrs de Winter: Janet Maw
Mrs Darvers: Rosalie Crutchley
Favell: Nickolas Grace
Col julyan: Frederick Treves
Mrs Van Hopper: Irene Sutcliffe
Frith: John Gabriel
Beatrice: Margaret Courtenay
Ben: Danny Schiller
Clarice: Elizabeth Mansfield
Horridge: Brian Miller
Tabb: John Bull
Dr Baker: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC, London WI A 1AA


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

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Adonis Bird
'Nature never gives up.' But it has left Harold in the lurch on 'his' Greek island. Where will it leave
Michael and Jessica?
Written by Nigel Lewis.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Written By: Nigel Lewis.
Director: Richard Wortley.
Jessica: Shelley Thompson
Michael: Bill Nighy
Harold: James Greene
Dmitri: Brian Miller
Mr Kolokotronis: Ronald Herdman

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass, take the opportunity to show off their metal by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire. Featuring: Bryan Allen (trumpet),
Andy Culshaw (trumpet), Stephen Roberts (horn), Simon Hogg (trombone), Richard Sandland (tuba). Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Bryan Allen
Unknown: Andy Culshaw
Horn: Stephen Roberts
Horn: Simon Hogg
Unknown: Richard Sandland
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope

The Mysteries of Messiaen John Amis looks back over the long career of the French composer Olivier Messiaen , whose music has been inspired by his love of nature and his faith.
The religious ecstasy of his La Nativité du
Seigneur and his depictions of birdsong are among his best-known music, but at the age of 82 he is still adding to his prodigious list of works. John Amis surveys the wide range of his output. Producer Philip Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Messiaen John Amis
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: John Amis
Producer: Philip Jordan.

: The Financial World Tonight

Lynda Berry looks at the troubled finances of the horse-racing industry. Editor Jane Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Lynda Berry
Editor: Jane Wilkinson.

: The World Tonight

with David Sells.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: David Sells.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Journal of a Disappointed Man by W N P Barbellion.
The fifth of eight episodes abridged and read by Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer David Benedictus. Stereo


Read By: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: David Benedictus.

: The Million Pound Radio Show

Another edition of the comedy show written and presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.
With Felicity Montagu and Harry Enfield.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Stereo


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell.
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: An Inland Donkey

The first of four talks in which David Bean takes
Robert Louis Stevenson as his guide to the waterways of northern France and across the Massif Central.
1: The Virgins of Cologne Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Soldiers and Innocents

by Russell Celyn Jones.
When a soldier goes AWOL and kidnaps his young son, where can he hide and how will they survive?
A powerful and emotive story that moves from the tight-knit community of a Welsh mining village to the wild Brecon Beacons.
The first of eight episodes read by loan Meredith. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Russell Celyn Jones.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Tracey Neale.

: 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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