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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Live from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh - the day's rural news, politics and sideshows.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Playback

Three programmes which recall great radio shows of the past.
2: A Life of Bliss
For over 100 episodes, I Percy Edwards , animal and bird impersonator, I played the one true love in batchelor
David Alexander Bliss 's life - s Psyche, his pet terrier. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: David Alexander Bliss
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Dying Art of Letter Writing by Trevor Hoyle.
Malcolm wants to sell the family paper mill to an American conglomerate.
; 'Over my dead body!' says i Aunt Emmie.
Read by Joyce Gibbs.
Producer Philip Martin


Unknown: Trevor Hoyle.
Read By: Joyce Gibbs.
Producer: Philip Martin

: Daily Service

from Summerfest at the Corrymeela Centre for Reconciliation, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, led by Norman Richardson. For the Healing of the Nations; Isaiah 58, w 1-8; Make Your Kingdom Come.


Unknown: Norman Richardson.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Pleasel

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Ronald
Pickup and Diana Bishop and guest Gillian Clarke. Producer Susan Roberts and Viv Beeby. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Gillian Clarke.
Producer: Susan Roberts
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: 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 - Scotland and Northern Ireland. Angus Dunn (teacher); John Blake (librarian); Leslie Clarke
(retired civil servant); and Patrick McGarry (NHS administrator).
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Angus Dunn
Unknown: John Blake
Unknown: Leslie Clarke
Unknown: Patrick McGarry
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 invites you to take part in a radio maze. A puzzle (and palace) now lie on Crown Green, yet this palace lady is not quite a queen. Can you solve the riddle? There'll be more clues throughout the programme - so phone in with your answer: [number removed]. Serial: The Adultery Department by Paul Bryers.
The first of 13 episodes read by Philip Fox. Abridged by Meg Clarke Music: Boiling's Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Paul Bryers.
Read By: Philip Fox.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Miss Peabody's Inheritance

An adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley's comic novel.
In Diana Hopewell's latest book, an Australian headmistress sets out on a 'grand tour' of Europe with a pupil and two female lovers. But events change the life of the avid reader, Miss Peabody, for ever.
Adapted by Elizabeth Proud


Author: Elizabeth Jolley
Adapted by: Elizabeth Proud
Director: Sue Wilson
Miss Peabody: Auriol Smith
Miss Peabody's mother: Maxine Audley
Diana Hopewell: Madi Hedd
Miss 'Prickles' Thorne: Madge Ryan
Mr Frome: Ronald Herdman
Gwenda: Sue Broomfield
Miss Snowdon: Carole Boyd
Miss Edgely: Nicolette McKenzie
Debbie: Emma Gregory
Mrs Brewer: Tina Gray
Mr Bains: Brian Miller
Miss Truscott: Frances Jeater
Frau Eppelseimer: Jenny Howe
Mr Manners: Ian Lindsay
Passenger: Malcolm McKee

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen hears
Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne; enters the kitchen of performance artist Bobby Baker ; and picks the blues with guitarist Taj Mahal. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Artist: Bobby Baker
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

The Archers are at the Royal Show.

: Wllko Down Under

In the secondof a six-part series, Tony Wilkinson reports from the Melbourne Times, on a week that features feminist theatre as well as Crackers Keenan 's tales of Aussie Rules football.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Crackers Keenan
Producer: Julian Hale.

: The Monday Play

Jumping the Rug
'What's the matter with Isabel? She's crying again and feels unwell.' The silence after Isabel ran away from home is finally shattered when she returns to confront her dying mother. Michael Crompton tackles the theme of child abuse in this powerful and moving drama.
Piano Bernard Robertson. Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Piano: Bernard Robertson.
Director: Michael Fox.
Isabel: Geraldine Alexander
Ruth: Julia Ford
Mother: Joan Campion
Father: Edward Peel
Clive: Malcolm Raeburn

: A Sense of Place

Andy Croft investigates three northern English regions to find out how their traditional identities have been shaped by writers, and how these identities are standing up to the growing uniformity of the urban landscape.
1: Nottingham: Lace, Coal and Robin Hood
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Croft
Unknown: Robin Hood
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Full House
Set in Ireland in the 30s, Molly Keane 's witty novel tells the story of a family beset by secrets. The first of ten parts abridged and read by Sara Kestleman. Producer Jane Morgan


Unknown: Molly Keane
Read By: Sara Kestleman.
Producer: Jane Morgan

: The Best of Bentine

Michael Bentine stars in the sixth 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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