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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 playwright
Hugh Steadman Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Steadman Williams.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: They Work with Danger

Chapman Pincher abseils through the Sound
Archives in search of those who risk their lives every working day. 2: All at Sea
Producer Niall Sookoo Stereo


Unknown: Chapman Pincher
Producer: Niall Sookoo

: News

: The Summer Strand

with Charles Kennedy.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Kennedy.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Morning Story

Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland by Carson McCullers. 'Affairs in the music department were running smoothly. There was only this nagging apprehension about Madame Zilensky. Mr Brook could not work it out.' Read by Shelley Thompson. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Madame Zilensky
Unknown: Carson McCullers.
Unknown: Madame Zilensky.
Unknown: Mr Brook
Read By: Shelley Thompson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St Anne 's Church, Strathpeffer, led by the Rev Johnston McKay , with Susan Gray , BBC Choirgirl of the Year.
Hymns: Tell Out My Soul; Rise in the Strength of God; Reading: Luke 1, w 46-55; Anthem: (Attr Redford) Rejoice in the Lord. Stereo


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Unknown: Susan Gray

: Down Your Way


: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers June Barrie and Denys Hawthorne, and guest listener Les Marsh from York.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, [address removed] CASSETTE: Poetry Please!, from retailers


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: June Barrie
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
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. Third Semi-Final. Nicholas Dennis
(standards coordinator); Guy Herbert
(environmental strategy consultant); Chris Wright
(steel worker);
Angus Dunn (teacher).
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Nicholas Dennis
Unknown: Guy Herbert
Unknown: Chris Wright
Unknown: Angus Dunn
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

Introduced by Wendy Austin.
Serial: Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell.
The first of 12 episodes read by Crawford Logan. Briefly, in their teens, Guy and Leonora were lovers. Now Guy refuses to accept that their lives have moved on. He phones Leonora every day and every Saturday they have lunch....
Abridged by Monica Grey Music: Lennox Berkeley 's String Trio
Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Read By: Leonora Were
Unknown: Leonora Every
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Music: Lennox Berkeley
Editor: Sally Feldman

: The Pope's Brother

A 1990 Giles Cooper Award Winner.
Steve Walker 's metaphysical comedy about a low-life denizen of betting shops who discovers that his brother has been made Pope.
Director Peter Kavanagh Stereo


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Steve Walker
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Sidney: Dinsdale Landen
Gregory: Denys Hawthorne
Tartufari: Henry Goodman
Ngoupande: Ben Onwukwe
Claudia: Jenny Howe
Sister Bridget: Jenny Howe
Pyjamas: John Bull
Junta general: John Bull
God: David Bannerman
Swiss guard: Vincent Brimble

: Pedlar for God

Peter Howarth tells the story of Thomas Allen ,
19th-century 'colporteur' (a hawker of books) in Bacup. With
Malcolm Raebum as Thomas Allen.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Howarth
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Malcolm Raebum
Unknown: Thomas Allen.
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck visits the National Trust's first semi-detached property, in Worksop, and listens to the music of Melanie and Wayne Marshall ;
Judy Meewezen reports on new writers in the North West.
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh e WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London W1A A lAA


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

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Kenton is tempted to run away to sea again ...

: Wilko Down Under

In a far western suburb of Sydney, Tony Wilkinson reports on a week's work on the Penrith Press. It's not all floods, garbage tips and drug busts. There are violin lessons at the Joan Sutherland Arts Centre and male beauty contests at the Panthers' Club.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale.

: The Monday Play

A Good Client
The business of being a solicitor is just that - a business - and it is all too easy to forget that they are dealing with people's . lives. When Robert is given a murder case to handle, however, this fact is brought home sharply to him. Written by Carolyn Sally Jones.
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Written By: Carolyn Sally Jones.
Director: Kay Patrick.
Robert: Mark Straker
Gregory: Keith Ladd
Jo: Moir Lesue
Paul Prosser Owen: John Branwell
Danny Knowles: Rhodri Hugh
Arthur: Robin Polley
Mrs Knowles: Auriol Smith
Wayne: Geraint Morgan

: Life with Lederer

NEW Helen Lederer with five more efforts at sorting out the troubles of modem existence.
Today: Recession With
Christopher Campbell ,
Malcolm Raeburn , Victoria Finney and Sandra Maitland.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Victoria Finney
Unknown: Sandra Maitland.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Across the Common by Elizabeth Berridge. The sixth of ten parts read by Imogen Stubbs. Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge.
Read By: Imogen Stubbs.
Abridged By: Yvonne Antrobus
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Frank Muir Goes into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of Loss, with jokes, quotes and comedy clips from Victor Borge , Shelley Berman , Jack Sheldon ,
Bob Newhart , Peter Cook and Alan Bennett.
'In the midst of life we are in debt.'
(Ethel Watts Mumford)
Producer Richard Edis Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Victor Borge
Unknown: Shelley Berman
Unknown: Jack Sheldon
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

About this project

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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