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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Ronald Hoar. Stereo


Unknown: Ronald Hoar.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
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

: Feasting on the Archives

Aisling Foster presents a three-part delve into the BBC Archives.
2: Why Is Everybody Else So Much Better at It?
The British and foreign food. Producer Elizabeth Burke. Stereo


Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo
0 TICKETS: On May Day Bank Holiday, Start the Week comes from Manchester. Tickets for the recording on Tuesday. 30 April at 2pm are available from the Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road. Castlefield,
Manchester, or by sending an SAE marked 'Start the Week -
Manchester to: [address removed]


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Plenty Good Fiesta by Elizabeth Taylor.
Read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from Bishopthorpe Palace, York.
To mark the 750th anniversary of the Palace, the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev and Rt Hon
Dr John Habgood , leads the first ever broadcast service from his private chapel, joined by Canon Noel Vincent and the New English Orchestra Singers. Let All the World (Luckington); II
Corinthians 4, w 5-18;
0 Praise the Name of the Lord (Rachmaninov); God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson).
Director of Music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Dr John Habgood
Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers
Rosalind Shanks and Andrew Sachs and guest U A Fanthorpe.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with Margaret Collins. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Margaret Collins.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1991

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson.
First Round - The South. Peter Nichols (estates manager); Rosemary Goodacre (teacher);
Richard Lawson (civil servant); and Ken Ricketts (computer repair engineer).
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Rosemary Goodacre
Unknown: Richard Lawson
Unknown: Ken Ricketts
Producer: Richard Edis.

: 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: Hester Lilly by Elizabeth Taylor.
The first of six episodes read by Anna Massey. Hester Lilly , recently orphaned, has come to live with her cousin
Robert and his wife
Muriel - much to Muriel's jealous resentment. Abndged by Delia Paton
Music: Saint-Saens's Sonata for Clarinet and 'Piano Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Read By: Hester Lilly
Unknown: Delia Paton
Editor: Sally Feldman

: The Gabriel Hounds

A classic romantic adventure in the Lebanon.
Young Chris Mansell seeks to solve the mystery surrounding her eccentric great aunt and finds herself in unexpected danger.
Written by Mary Stewart.
With David Graham.
Dramatised by Barry Campbell Director David Johnston


Unknown: Chris Mansell
Written By: Mary Stewart.
Unknown: David Graham.
Dramatised By: Barry Campbell
Director: David Johnston
Mr Lovell: David March
Chris Mansell: Emily Richard
Charles Mansell: Ian Liston
John Lethman: Julian Barnes
Hamid: Dino Shafeek
Halide: Kate Coleridge
Doorkeeper: David Graham
Charles Mansell Senior: David Graham
Christopher: David Graham
Hotel desk clerk: Anthony Smee
Frontier officer: Anthony Smee

: Kaleidoscope

Menuhin's 75th
Sir Yehudi Menuhin is 75 today and the programme is devoted to an interview between one of the father figures of British musicians and Michael Berkeley. Menuhin talks about the composers he has known, including
Britten and Bartok, his work in encouraging young talent, and about his instrument, the violin. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

Kathy is still down on her luck - but for how long?

: The Food Programme

with Joanna Blythman.


Unknown: Joanna Blythman.

: The Monday Play

A group of Belfast teenagers, Catholic and Protestant, are on the holiday of a lifetime, paid for by well-meaning
Americans who hope it will bring them together. It does, but not in the way that their host could ever have imagined.
Written by J P Rooney. Percussionist: Malcolm Neal
Director Pam Brighton. Stereo


Director: Pam Brighton.
Sam: Marc O'Shea
Roisin: Rosemary O'Neil
Trevor: Ian McElhinney
Maeve: Brenda Winter
Mr Carter: Neil Cusack
Mrs Carter: Libby Smith
Mary: Maire Thompson
Pat: Conor Toal
Bob: Keri Cairns
Doreen: Colette Shields
Liam: Colan Mehaffey
Indian: Brian MacGabhann

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles displays the lighter side of its repertoire.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Autumn Sowing by E F Benson.
The first of ten parts, introducing us to
Mr Keeling 's secret garden.
Read by Denys Hawthorne. Abridged by Anthony Keary
Producer Enyd Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Mr Keeling
Read By: Denys Hawthorne.
Abridged By: Anthony Keary
Producer: Enyd Williams.

: Flying the Flag

A six-part comedy written by Alex Shearer.
2: Our Own Correspondent Press freedom reaches the People's Republic, closely followed by investigative reporter Henry Treebling.
Producer Nell Cargill . Stereo


Written By: Alex Shearer.
Reporter: Henry Treebling.
Producer: Nell Cargill
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Col Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Henry Treebling: John Grieve

: 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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