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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rosemary Wakelin. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

BBCtv's Foreign Affairs Editor John Simpson is Sue Lawley's guest.


Editor: John Simpson

: The Village

An eight-part
NEW series following the triumphs and tragedies of a small
Hampshire rural community. 1: The search for the ghost of Jenkyn Place begins. Presented by Nigel Farrell.
Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Chris Paling

: Special Assignment

with BBC correspondents at home and abroad.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey

: Morning Story

Iphigenia by Rosemary Southey. 'Zeus would consider withdrawing sanctions if he was to receive the sacrifice of a nice, healthy young female - and guess who drew the short straw?' Read by Blythe Duff. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Rosemary Southey.
Read By: Blythe Duff.

: Daily Service

Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Trentham, BBC HB 148); Ephesians 4, w 1-6, w 11-13; Come, Holy
Ghost, Creator, Come 0
Dowland); Father, Lord of All Creation (Abbot's Leigh). Director of Music Paul Joslin. Stereo


Music: Paul Joslin.

: Friday Lives

Every person has a story....
Joanna Buchan introduces riveting tales from all walks of life.
Producers Fiona Couper and Mark Savage. Stereo


Introduces: Joanna Buchan
Producers: Fiona Couper
Producers: Mark Savage.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: The Food Programme

Including Simon Parkes 's monthly series The
Tastemakers. This week: the influence of immigrants on changing the British diet.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Bristol.
With Jenni Mills.
Gigolos, walkers, escorts - how does the single woman find a partner when the invitation says 'and friend'?
Short story: Pear Tree Dance by Elizabeth Jolley.
Read by Madge Ryan. Abridged by Sally Skrimshire


Unknown: Jenni Mills.
Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.
Read By: Madge Ryan.
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire

: Classic Serial

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Victor Hugo 's tale of doomed love and the fear of sorcery, in five parts. 1: The Feast of Fools
Paris, 4 January 1482.
Music by Philip Pickett , Tom Finucane and Stephen Henderson.
Translated by John Sturrock Dramatised by Catherine L Czerkawska
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Music By: Philip Pickett
Music By: Tom Finucane
Music By: Stephen Henderson.
Translated By: John Sturrock
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Phoebus: Christopher Bowen
Quasimodo: Jack Klaff
Esmeralda: Emily Morgan
Dom Claude Frollo: Nigel Terry
Jehan Frollo: Ian Michie
Robin Poussepain: Dominic Rickhards
Michel Giborne: John Bull
Mahiette: Joanna MacKie
Oudarde: Jo Kendall
Thérèse: Elaine Caxton
Clopin: Joe Dunlop
The Recluse: Joan Matheson
Coppenole: Richard Tate
Usher: Ken Cumberlidge
Bailiff: David Goudge
Old woman: Eva Stuart
Girl: Alice Arnold
Woman: Marcia King

: News

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his fellow columnists take a quizzical took at life. This week's contributors receive nil points for noticing that this is the anniversary of the first
Eurovision Song Contest. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Brian King

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan discusses the survival of the city from the point of view of the architect; and is at
The Crooked Wood, a play which looks at the role of the developer.
Producer Jerome Weatherald Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

The transport magazine programme presented by Janet Trewin.
Producer Jill Thomas


Presented By: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Brian has some depressing news for Betty Tucker.
Written by Graham Harvey


Unknown: Betty Tucker.
Written By: Graham Harvey
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Derrington
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Bob Arnold
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Cameron: Delaval Astley
: Mrsantrobus Margotboyd
Bert: Roger Hume
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Thorkil: Andrew Wincott

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Edwina Currie , MP; Anthony Sampson , writer and journalist. From Formby. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

NEW In the first of a four-part series, Geoffrey Goodman presents a personal look at the week's press and the newspaper business. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope


: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Heartstones by Ruth Rendell. The final part.


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.

: Week Ending

A look back at the week's news with David Tate ,
Sally Grace , Brian Bowles and Paul Shearer.
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Stereo (Repeated tomorrow at


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Paul Shearer.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Return Ticket

With the help of the ? Sound Archives, Michael Johnston goes back to y Christmas Island and the first H-bomb test in 1957. V
Producer Julian Hale ; j


Unknown: Michael Johnston
Producer: Julian Hale

: 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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