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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Rosemary Wakelin. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Tom Butler , the Bishop of Willesden.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: The Week on 4

: Glimpses of the Past

The final programme in which
Professor Theo Barker delves among the BBC Sound Archives.
In for a Penny ...
What did you do in your spare time, Grandad?
A century ago, youthful pastimes were often a lot more enterprising than today.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Professor Theo Barker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Proper Respect by Isabel Allende.
Diana Quick reads this tale of a pair of scoundrels who con their way into the highest echelons of society.
Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Isabel Allende.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: Daily Service

from the Cathedral
Church of St Nicholas,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, led by Canon Noel Vincent. Choir directed by the Master of the Music, Timothy Hone , accompanied by David Cowen. Reading: Joel 2, w 28-32. Hymns: Filled with the Spirit's Power
(Farley Castle); There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Anthem: If Ye Love Me (TaUis).


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Timothy Hone
Accompanied By: David Cowen.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Elizabeth Bell and Ronald Pickup and guest Philip Gross.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Philip Gross.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard.
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 - Midlands. Stephen Terry (accountant);
Margaret Thomas (housewife);
Jonathan Souster
(software consultant); and Tony Powell
(company manager).
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Midlands. Stephen Terry
Unknown: Margaret Thomas
Unknown: Jonathan Souster
Unknown: Tony Powell
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.
Sequins, sambas and sweat - ballroom dancing champions Karen and Marcus Hilton prepare to defend their British Open title in Blackpool.
Serial: The Franchise
Affair by Josephine Tey. The tenth of 13 parts read by Edward Petherbridge. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marcus Hilton
Unknown: Josephine Tey.
Read By: Edward Petherbridge.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Excuse Fingers

Poisoning by arsenic was the method used by Herbert Armstrong to rid himself of a troublesome wife. Written by John Peacock.
Pianist: Mary Nash.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Herbert Armstrong
Written By: John Peacock.
Pianist: Mary Nash.
Director: Jane Morgan.
Herbert Rowse Armstrong: Michael Kitchen
Katherine Armstrong: Gillian Barge
Constance Davies: Emma Gregory
Emily Pearce: Pauline Letts
Edmund Cheese: Michael Turner
Mary Cheese: Auriol Smith
Pearson: David Burkin
Margaret: Eleanor Hodson
Marion Glasford-Gale: Jenny Howe
Winifred Glasford-Gale: Maxine Audley
Arthur Chevalier: Richard Tate
Inez Rosser: Jane Whittenshaw
MrDavies: Ioan Meredith
DrHincks: David Sinclair
Una: Tara Dominick
Oswald Martin: Mark Straker
Alan Preen: Andrew Wincott
Clerk to Court: Paul Downing

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan meets
Moondog, once a busker, now a musical superstar; is moved by a new recording of Verdi's Aida; and finds out what's rising to the top at the Cannes Film Festival.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Phil has upset Neil by overriding his knowledge of pigs.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Fen Story
'An axe upon a skull. ! That's one way, brother.' The Danish invasion of England in 892 was only the ill-planned enterprise of an army that had been defeated on the Continent.
But a sentence in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle brings the chronicler,
Brother John , into direct conflict with the king's ealdorman. Written by Adam Thorpe.
With Andrew Wincott.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle translated by G N Garmonsway.
Music composed and played by Martin Best .
Musician: Lucie Skeaping.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Unknown: Brother John
Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Played By: Martin Best
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Brother John: Mark Straker
Brother Ignatius: Denys Hawthorne
Ealdorman Sigwulf: Ian Hogg
Edwin: Richard Pearce
Woman: Tara Dominick

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Heartstones by Ruth Rendell.
'In those days I had never given a thought to poisoning and I can be sure of this, I had nothing to do with Mother's death!'
The first of five episodes read by Oona Beeson.
Producer Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: Oona Beeson.
Producer: Matthew Walters.

: Flying the Flag

The last in a six-part comedy written by Alex Shearer.
Cultural Exchange
With heavy metal and dancing defectors,
MacKenzie and Surikov mix the oil and water of artistic detente.
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Written By: Alex Shearer.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
MacKemie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: M0ir Leslie
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: 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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