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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Ronald Hoar.


Unknown: Ronald Hoar.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
George Austin,
Archdeacon of York.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team. Editor Jenny Walmsley
0 WRITE to: Punters. BBC Radio 4, Bristol BSB 2LR 0 TELEPHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: Laughing God

'If we didn't laugh, we'd cry.' The second of three talks in which Colin Morris looks at the religious significance of humour.
Producer Juli Wills. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Morris
Producer: Juli Wills.

: The Natural History Programme

When a squirrel has cached a nut for a rainy day will it be able to find it - or does it rely on luck? Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm unearth some natural facts. producer John Harrison


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

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Work Talk

Ferdinand Dennis talks to five people born in the colonies but now living in Britain.
2: Clyde Williams , now Chief Executive of FullEmploy Training, was born poor in Guyana but in the 1980s ran his own computer firm with a 935m turnover. He talks about his success and philosophy.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Talks: Ferdinand Dennis
Unknown: Clyde Williams
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: First Person

Paul Green was just seven weeks old when the Birmingham Six were first taken into custody in 1975. He tells how he became a campaigner for their freedom.


Unknown: Paul Green

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Second Thoughts


: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
The yuppie generation of the 80s is becoming a rich picking ground for authors. Denise Robertson and Caroline Bridgwood discuss the literary lure of the last decade.
Serial: Hester Lilly (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Caroline Bridgwood

: Plymouth in War

Fifty years ago, Plymouth suffered heavily from
German air raids. At the time, Priscilla Napier recorded her impressions of the city and its people in her 'verse documentary'. Narrator Danny Schiller.
Adapted by Bert Coules Director Martin Jenkins
0 DRAMA PHONE LINE: full details of this week's Radio 3 and Radio 4 dramas, including synopses, star casts and background stories about the productions. Dial 0[number removed]- calls charged at 34p per minute cheap rate. 45p all other times.


Unknown: Priscilla Napier
Narrator: Danny Schiller.
Adapted By: Bert Coules
Director: Martin Jenkins
Jenny: Tara Dominick
Fred Long: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Long: Celia Ryder
Mrs Arden: Jane Knowles
Mrs Worth: Frances Jeater
Mrs Taylor: Emily Richard
Mrs Lea: Joanna Myers
Flo: Petra Markham
Ted: Nigel Carrington
Ron: Timothy Carlton
Warden: Ian Lindsay
Stranger: Terence Edmond

: News

: Bookshelf

Peter Mayle , author of the best-selling journal, A Year in Provence, introduces the sequel, Toujours Provence, the Trollope Society is now four years old - Joanna Trollope discusses its aims and ambitious publishing project; and a browse around the bookshelves of novelist
Leslie Thomas.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Peter Mayle
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Leslie Thomas.
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen is at the first night of Griff Rhys Jones 's RSC directorial debut Twelfth Night, and at Yvonne Brewster 's production of Antony and Cleopatra.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Yvonne Brewster
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Miles and Millner Show

What do Bach and Reginald Dixon have in common? And why does Nigel Kennedy have to put Mars bars into his mouth sideways before he picks up a violin? Tom Miles and Rob Millner present six programmes of classical music as you have never heard it before. With special guests Jonathan Cecil , Flaminia Cinque and Professor Jim Tavare.


Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Violin: Tom Miles
Violin: Rob Millner
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Professor Jim Tavare.

: News

: The Archers

Pat and Tony receive news from the bank.

: An Abuse of Power

'When you think of the word bullying, you think of the school bully ... you don't think about it happening in respectable places of work ...' In the first of two programmes, men and women share the experiences and consequences of being bullied at work.
With Andrea Adams.
Producer Cathy Drysdale Stereo


Unknown: Andrea Adams.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Shock Waves

The last programme of a three-part series assessing the effects of recent major disasters on the people involved. The Officials
Often the aftermath of a disaster is almost as tragic as the disaster itself. Should the bereaved see the body of the person they loved? How, if at all, can coroners, police and other officials ease the pain of all of those tragically caught up in a disaster? Producer Sue Davies


Producer: Sue Davies

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0PHONE: 07 1-[number removed]
0 WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC. London WI 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Autumn Sowing by E F Benson. Part 4.

: Radio Cars

Jennifer Phillips 's five-part comedy series set in the offices of a London car firm. 2: A Tasty Motor
Eddie, the 'controller', finds Angela, the new owner of the dodgy car business, appallingly ] honest. But there's another complication, apart from love in the air - what has Frenchie done to Angela's Peugeot?
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Director: Richard Wortley.
Eddie: Gary Waldhorn
Angela: Harriet Walter
Mrs Corfton-Browne: Maxine Audley
Nicco: Neil Dudgeon
Frenchie: Terence Edmond
Gringo: Paul Gregory
Slippy: Norman Jones
Danny: Mark Straker
Gordon: Ian Lindsay
Charles: Brett Usher
Police constable: Alan Barker

: 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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