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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 withJaneGrayshon. Stereo

: Today

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


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

: The Week on 4

: You Saw It First on Radio

Ian Macrae , a blind presenter, looks at the world through the eyes of the BBC Sound Archives and chooses memorable scenes from radio coverage of sports and other visual events.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Ian MacRae
Producer: Tessa Watt

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Litmus Test

Nigel Henbest puts the pink team of Dave Thompson and John Emsley and the blue team of Mark Ferguson and David Morgan to an acid test of science. Producer Louise Dalziel. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Henbest
Unknown: Dave Thompson
Unknown: John Emsley
Unknown: Mark Ferguson
Unknown: David Morgan
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

In the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Canon Colin Semper travels across part of northern Europe to military establishments and places associated with war, to reflect on the spiritual questions posed by the pursuit of war and peace.
1: Ypres- Remembering and Forgetting from St George's Memorial Church.
0 Crucified Redeemer
(Llangloffan); Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences
(Purcell);0 God, Our Help in Ages Past (St Anne); Jeremiah31,w31-34; lepers Kamerkoor, directed by Dirk Coutigny.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper
Directed By: Dirk Coutigny.

: 5am The Bible

From Genesis to Revelation. Numbers.
The eighth of nine parts read from the Authorised Version by Michael Hordern. Abridged by Neville Teller Director Alison Bogle


Unknown: Michael Hordern.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Brief encounters, stiff upper lips and clipped vowels - the actress Celia Johnson epitomised the austere elegance of post-war Britain. Jenni Murray talks to her daughters Kate and Lucy Fleming as Lucy begins a 12-part reading of Kate's biography of their mother. Serial: Celia Johnson
"The beginning was very ordinary. Celia Elizabeth Johnson was born in 1908 in Surrey, where her father was a doctor." Abndged by Meg Clarke
Music: Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto
Editor Clare Selerie


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Celia Elizabeth
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby is joined by two pensions experts to take your calls on occupational and self-employed pensions. e LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower.
Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Not As Funny as It Used to Be

Third in a six-part series celebrating 150 years of Punch magazine.
Featuring Leslie Phillips , Michaeljayston,
Angela Thorne and Eve Matheson.
Introduced by Simon Hoggart.
Adapted by Bill Matthews
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Angela Thorne
Introduced By: Simon Hoggart.
Adapted By: Bill Matthews
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: The Little Walls

by Winston Graham.


Unknown: Winston Graham.

: Conversation Piece

The second of Sue MacGregor 's eight guests is Dounne Alexander -
Moore, who talks about her life and the successful business she has built up based on her Trinidadian grandmother's recipes. ProducerGillian Hush
(Repeated Saturday at 8. 50pm;


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dounne Alexander

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Walker is at the Royal Shakespeare
Company's premiere of new translations of Sophocles' Theban plays; Nick Baker goes behind prison doors to report on an unusual production of Stephen Sondheim 's Sweeney Todd ; and there's music from the classical and contemporary worlds.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Walker
Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Short Story

Morry's Revenge by Ronald Blythe.
A Norfolk childhood is remembered, and a visit to a dying man which takes an unexpected turn.
Read by Geoffrey Beevers. Producer Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Ronald Blythe.
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

Usha wants a room of her own, much to Shula's disgust.

: The Food Programme

Is it possible to slaughter animals humanely?
Presenter Derek Cooper.


Presenter: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Man-Eater of Malgudi
A dramatisation of R K Narayan's novel, set in the small Indian town of Malgudi. Nataraj and his friends Sen and Kavi find their lives ruined by the arrival in Malgudi of the monstrous Vasu. Their attempts to deal with him build to a wickedly I humorous climax. Vasu .................BHASKER
Dramatised by William Ash Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Dramatised By: William Ash
Director: Kay Patrick.
Nataraj: Sam Dastor
Sen: Harmage Singh Kalirai
Kavi: Rashid Karapiet
Sastri: Kalee Mjanjua
Wastepaper man: Amjad Saleem
Muthu/Police inspector: Paul Bazely
Kamala: Charubala Chokshi
Mahout: Amer Jitdeu
Rangi: Shobu McAuley
Superintendent of Police: Tariq Alibai
Ramaswami: Ayub Khan Din

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

Fifth of six programmes in which Ian Mclntyre observes the passing scene, political and cultural.


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm.
The fourth of ten parts abridged and read by Geoffrey Beevers.
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Max Beerbohm.
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.

: Radio Active

The Radio Active team are back again, with a special eight-of-the-best selection of their past triumphs.
Producer David Tyler. Stereo


Producer: David Tyler.

: 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.

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