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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

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with the Rev Alun Evans.


Unknown: Alun Evans.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: The Professionals

A series of three programmes in which people in different professions explore the way their jobs have been seen and done in the past - with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.
2: Pop Stars
Holly Johnson , lead singer of Frankie Goes to
Hollywood, discovers how other legends have coped with stardom.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Holly Johnson
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby.


Presented By: Louise Botting
Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.

: Morning Story

A Cigarette with Bette Davis by Tom Wakefield.
You can't eat popcorn during a Bette Davis film, Colin says. You have to smoke - even if you don't know how.
Read by David Horovitch. Producer Tessa Kendall


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Tom Wakefield.
Unknown: Bette Davis
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Tessa Kendall

: Daily Service

led by Denis Nowlan from the Lady Chapel of Westminster Cathedral with the choristers, directed by James O'Donnell. Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains (Mendelssohn); Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word
(Liebster Jesu); Isaiah 49, vv 1-6; Thy Word Is a Lamp (Colin Mawby); Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go.
Organist: lain Simcock. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Nowlan
Directed By: James O'Donnell.
Unknown: Liebster Jesu

: Coastline

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Elizabeth Bell and guest Gavin Ewart.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!. BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
0 WITH GREAT PLEASURE: Maya Angelou will present her choice of poetry and prose before a live audience in the Pans Theatre.
London, on Wednesday 19 June at 7.30pm. For tickets, telephone 0[number removed]


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.
Producer: Susan Roberts.
Unknown: Maya Angelou

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: 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 - North West. John Treffry
(distribution clerk); Kate Allan
(retired teacher); Roy Mair (retired sales representative); and Nicholas Dennis
(standards co-ordinator). 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 Treffry
Unknown: Kate Allan
Unknown: Roy Mair
Unknown: Nicholas Dennis
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the opera star
Jessye Norman. And the first of a three-part daily series on teaching children to read - how does the rest of Europe rate real books, phonics and Look and Say? Today a look at Germany. Serial: The Stand-in by Deborah Moggach.
The third of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editor Sally Feldman


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jessye Norman.
Unknown: Deborah Moggach.
Read By: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editor: Sally Feldman

: The Mansell Conspiracy

An unemployed car salesman suddenly finds himself the owner of a luxury flat and a large bank account. What's it all about? A comedy thriller written by Jack Gerson.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Written By: Jack Gerson.
Director: Matthew Walters
Leonard: John Baddeley
Carteret: Timothy Carlton
Cutty: Ian Lindsay
Sally: Tara Dominick
Maddingley: William Hope
Simone: Oona Beeson
Cross: James Greene
Berman: Timothy Bateson
Watkins: Ronald Herdman
Paul: David Bannerman
Mrs Brogan/Mrs Mansell: Elizabeth Kelly
Arnott: Mark Straker
French woman: Danielle Allan

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen is at the double opening of architect
Norman Foster 's galleries at the Royal Academy with its exhibition of Matisse and the Fauves; and actress
Miriam Margolyes portrays Charles Dickens 's women.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Producer: Belinda Sample

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Mike and Betty re-examine their lives.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The People's Woman j In Rib Davis 's play, Meg is delighted to win a seat in the local council elections - little realising the changes this will bring to her life.
Pianist: Harold Rich.
Director Philip Martin Stereo


Unknown: Rib Davis
Pianist: Harold Rich.
Director: Philip Martin
Meg: Moir Lesue
Paul: Terry Molloy
Nick: Kim Durham
Aileen: Amelda Brown
Joe: Judy Bennett
Cresswel/: Roger Hume
Pat: Gillian Goodman
Andrew: David Vann
Graham: Simon Carter
Stuart: Sean Connolly

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Fludd by Hilary Mantel.
The sixth of ten parts abridged and read by the author.
Producer Jane Robinson. Stereo


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.
Producer: Jane Robinson.

: The Best of Bentine

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


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Producer: Jamie Rix.

: 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.

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