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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Today

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


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

: The Week on 4

: A Year In Provence

Five programmes in which
Peter Mayle continues his award-winning account of his first year grappling with life in Provence.
1: June
Inundated with builders and guests, he and his wife also find time for goat races, memorable meals and the highlight of the agricultural year - the grape harvest. Abridged by Meg Clarke Producer Sheila Fox


Unknown: Peter Mayle
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Producer: Sheila Fox

: News

: Start the Week

from the Pavilion
Theatre, Brighton, with Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Jack Tinker , Professor John Barrow and Paul Morley.
Producer Geoff Prout. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jack Tinker
Unknown: Professor John Barrow
Unknown: Paul Morley.
Producer: Geoff Prout.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Trail of the Green Blazer by R K Narayan.
Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Live from All Saint's
Church, Fawley,
Southampton, with the Keble Choir. Led by Alison Bogle. How Shall I Sing That Majesty
(Kingsfold); Isaiah 63, w 7-14 (NIV); Let All
Mortal Flesh Keep Silent (Holst); 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lingham). Director of Music Gary Philbrick. Trumpeter:
Matthew Ogden.
Organist: Chris Fay. Stereo


Unknown: Alison Bogle.
Music: Gary Philbrick.
Organist: Matthew Ogden.
Organist: Chris Fay.

: 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 Debbie Thrower. Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.
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 North. John Griffiths (freelance journalist); Chris Hill
(accountant); John Poulter (retired school teacher); lain Grant (staff development officer).
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: John Griffiths
Unknown: Chris Hill
Unknown: John Poulter
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Take a flight in the programme's Victorian balloon with Queen
Victoria (Edwina Currie ), Mrs Beeton (Prue Leith), George Eliot (A S Byatt) and Elizabeth Garrett
Anderson (Wendy Savage). Producer Hazel Castell


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Mrs Beeton
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Elizabeth Garrett
Producer: Hazel Castell

: The Night of the Wolf

Vincent Price stars in a horror story written by Victor Pemberton.
'It came at me from nowhere ... eyes glarin' out of the dark like emeralds ... This isn't one of God's creatures, sir. It's the work of the devil himself!' Director John Tydeman Stereo


Writer: Victor Pemberton.
Judge Mathew Deacon: Vincent Price
Robert Deacon, his son: Peter Whitman
Mrs Northcott: Coral Browne
Sybil, her daughter: Sheila Grant
Dorothy, Sybil's granddaughter: Elizabeth Proud
Nicholas, Sybil's son: John Wyke
Griffin, an undergrad: Michael Cochrane
Prof Forrester: Hugh Manning
Sir Richard Burnett: Haydn Jones
Morris: Paul Gaymon
Jessie: Norma Ronald

: Kaleidoscope

Love in a Hot Climate India has produced some of the most sexually explicit art, the Kama
Sutra being a byword for Eastern eroticism. And yet modern India controls sexual relationships with vigorously imposed taboos, and the shortest screen kiss is all that is allowed by the censor. John Keay examines the paradox. Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Lucy seems very irritable.

: The Monday Play

Other People's Lives In Marilyn Morris 's comedy a woman makes awful discoveries about family and friends when she is laid up with a broken leg and cannot escape them or their secrets. Director Tony Cliff Stereo


Unknown: Marilyn Morris
Sally: Emily Richard
Andrew: Steve Hodson
Gail: Susan Tracy
Kate: Kathryn Hunt
Brian: Malcolm Raeburn
Elaine: Diane Whitley

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

How predatory is French industry and is it just a tentacle of the French government?
Nigel Cassidy investigates. Editor Alan Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Editor: Alan Griffiths.

: i The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Young Emma by W H Davies. ( Looking for a Wife
'The year was 1919 and I had decided to change my way of life.' The first of five parts abridged and read by David Burke. i Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: H Davies.
Read By: David Burke.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: The Best of Bentine

Michael Bentine stars in the first of seven one-man shows, originally broadcast in 1984. Producer Jamie Rix. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Producer: Jamie Rix.

: A Half-Baked Life

Four programmes in which Claude
Jenks describes imaginary encounters with the famous in unlikely circumstances. 1: W H Auden in Skipton Cattle Market
Producer Alastair Wilson


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: A Slipping-Down Life

by Anne Tyler. Evie Decker , a small-town American teenager, changes her life in a bizarre manner.
The first of five parts read by Barbara Barnes. Abridged and produced by David Hunter


Unknown: Anne Tyler.
Unknown: Evie Decker
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Produced By: David Hunter

: 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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