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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 Canon Jim Monroe.


Unknown: Canon Jim Monroe.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Playback

The second of three programmes recalling great radio shows of the past.
Archie Beryl Reid looks back to the time when she played
Monica, Archie's classmate. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Archie Beryl Reid

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Litmus Test

Nigel Henbest and guests find out what Mary Queen of Scots is doing on Venus, and what teeth have in common with volcanoes in the light-hearted science quiz show. Panel: David Hughes , Neill Alexander , Ray MacDonald and Mark Ferguson. Producer Louise Dalziel. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Henbest
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Neill Alexander
Unknown: Ray MacDonald
Unknown: Mark Ferguson.
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Daily Service

from St Columba's Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London, SW1, led by the Rev Johnston McKay with the Choir of St Columba's. Introit: Be Still and Know That I Am God.
Hymns: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Ladywell); Christ Is the World's True
Light (Nun danket).
Anthem: When Mary through the Garden Went (Stanford). Reading: Isaiah 6, w 1-8. Organist Alan Harverson. Director of Music
Gerald Barnes.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Organist: Alan Harverson.
Unknown: Gerald Barnes.

: The Bible

Judges. Read from the Authorised Version in seven episodes by Ian Hogg.
4: The Downfall of Abimelech
Abridged by Andrew Simpson Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Ian Hogg.
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
Pornography, according to many feminists, is the key to women's oppression. But can it also be a liberation?
Elizabeth Wilson bares her views.
Serial: The Sixth Heaven, Book Two of LP Hartley's Eustace and Hilda.
It is now 1919, the First World War has come and gone. Hilda is now running a children's clinic, and Eustace is up at Oxford. The first of 11 episodes read by Alan Bennett. Abridged by Anne Rees Jones Music: Amy Beach's Romance Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Elizabeth Wilson
Read By: Alan Bennett.
Abridged By: Anne Rees Jones
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and two experts take your calls on social security and other state benefits.
0 LINES OPEN from 1 0.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

withjohn Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Editor: Ken Vass

: Not as Funny as It Used to Be

The last 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

withjames Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: The Colourof Murder

by Julian Symons.


Unknown: Julian Symons.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to Derbyshire to meet
Eric Wilkes , emeritus professor of community care and general practice at
Sheffield University, to talk about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Eric Wilkes
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits
Huddersfield's Contemporary Music Festival for Robert Saxton 's new opera Caritas and other highlights of the festival; the paintings of L S Lowry receive a major exhibition at Manchester's City Art Gallery; and best-selling author George V Higgins talks about the art of the crime writer.
Producer JohnGoudie. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Robert Saxton
Talks: George V Higgins

: Short Story

In the Withaak's Shade by Herman Charles Bosman. The shade of the withaak tree is a relief from the burning South African sun, for man.... and leopard. Read by Jack Klaff. producer Adrian Bean


Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.
Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Adrian Bean

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: News

: The Archers

Phil is not looking forward to his hospital appointment.

: The Food Programme

Today's programme tests the assertion that the poor in Britain do not eat well, and looks at how the supermarkets may have an influence. Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Stranger in the Tea Leaves
A new Welsh comedy inspired by Nikolai Gogol's classic Russian play The Government Inspector.
Some things are the same the whole world over - corruption, hypocrisy, lust and laughter.
Written by William Ingram.
Music Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Written By: William Ingram.
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey.
Mayor Roberts: Ray Smith
Myfanwy Roberts: Myfanwy Talog
Rowena Roberts: Carys Gwilym
Kelsey: Brendan Charleson
Cob: John Biggins
Magistrate Davies: Brinley Jenkins
lestyn Griffiths: Howell Evans
Little Billy: Philip Howe
Telwyth Teg: William Ingram

: Never the Same Again

The first of four programmes in which
Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis. On 22 August 1985,
Damien, Debbie and two friends boarded a flight for Corfu at Manchester
Airport. The plane never made it off the runway. Fire and choking fumes spread through the passenger cabin. Damien and Debbie escaped. Their friends didn't.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did by JL Carr.
Number Twenty Seven
Thefourthof ten episodes read by Hetty Baynes. Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jl Carr.
Read By: Hetty Baynes.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Radio Active

The RadioActive team with another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

: 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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