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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
William Buchanan.


Unknown: William Buchanan.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Including:
6.45 Business News 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

: Speakers' Corner

In the second of two programmes, Johnny Speight rails against interviewers who don't listen, with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Daily Service

from St Tysul's Church,
Llandysul, Dyfed, with the Rev Roy Jenkins and Cor Siambr Dyffryn Teifi. Come, Let Us Join Our
Cheerful Songs (Nativity); Matthew 6, w 16-21;
Eiddo'r Cyfryw Rai ; Take My Life (Nottingham).
Organist Stephen Pilkington. Director of Music
Islwyn Evans.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Siambr Dyffryn Teifi.
Unknown: Cyfryw Rai
Organist: Stephen Pilkington.

: The Year in Question

Hunter Davies questions journalists from the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph as they compete for a place in the final of the archive news quiz. Producers Viv Black and Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Hamish Mykura.

: The Bible

Isaiah David Neal reads the eighth of 16 episodes from the Authorised Version.
Introduced by Archimandrite Ephrem . Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus Producer Philip Martin


Unknown: Isaiah David Neal
Introduced By: Archimandrite Ephrem
Abridged By: Yvonne Antrobus
Producer: Philip Martin

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
The sixth of 15 episodes read by Juliet Stevenson. Abridged by Ann Rees Jones Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Abridged By: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. ●LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with Margaret Collins. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Margaret Collins.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The sixth heat in the wide-ranging musical quiz, with Ned Sherrin posing questions on anything from Aaron Copland to ZZ Top. Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Unman, Wittering and Zigo

In Giles Cooper's play, John Ebony, a keen new teacher, is informed by his sinister young charges that they have murdered his predecessor.
Director Richard Wortley (Stereo)


Writer: Giles Cooper
Director: Richard Wortley
John Ebony: Geoffrey Collins
Nadia Ebony: Miriam Margolyes
Cary Farthingale: Robert Lang
Headmaster: Hugh Dickson
Cuthbun (a clever little boy): Paul Hawkins
Cloistermouth (a good little boy): John Holmes
Orris (a boy who is good at French): Mark Straker
Bungabine (a buffoon of a boy): Michael Jenner
Unman (a tiresome boy): Alex Bullion
Lipstrob (a lout of a boy): Adam Godley
Aggeridge (an athletic boy): Stephen Garlick
Terhew (an interesting boy): Michael O'Keeffe
Wittering (a wretched little boy): Hayden Parsey
Trinik (a fly boy): Andrew O'Brien
Mr Winstanley: William Eedle
Mrs Winstanley: Ellen McIntosh
Inspector: Jon Strickland

: Devil's Advocate

The second of six programmes. Cruella De Ville was an outcast and a victim of her upbringing, according to
Tony Slattery , who defends the villainess of Dodie Smith 's book The Hundred and One Dalmatians against Clive Anderson 's cross-examination.
Producer Kate Boston


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Kate Boston

: On the Ropes

In the final programme of the series, John Humphrys talks to David Jones , who lost his job as director of the much troubled London Zoo.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Jones
Producer: Brian King

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott finds out if colours can be described in music; and meets Katie Campbell , author of Live, in the Flesh. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Short Story

Private Tuition by Mr Bose by Anita Desai. The baby needs milk and clothes, so Mr Bose 's evening lessons must continue - even for such pupils as Upneeta with her ruby earrings and shaming laughter....
Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Mr Bose
Unknown: Anita Desai.
Unknown: Mr Bose
Read By: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

Ups and downs in the Grange Farm post.

: The Food Programme

Presenter Derek Cooper.


Presenter: Derek Cooper.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. From gymslips and glue-sniffing to stink bombs and skateboards - how have school stories altered since the days of Jennings and Bunter? Corinne Julius talks to Anthony Buckeridge , ValBiermanand Robert Leeson. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Corinne Julius
Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge
Unknown: Valbiermanand Robert Leeson.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Monday Play

The Key to My Father's House
When the Scud missiles of Saddam Hussein start to fall on Jerusalem, George, with an Arab mother and a British father, has to decide where his true loyalties lie. Written by Leslie Stewart.
Director Philip Martin. Stereo


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Written By: Leslie Stewart.
Director: Philip Martin.
George: Ken Colley
Hannah: Francesca Brill
Jamal: Adam Hussein
Hani: Judy Bennett
George's mother: Gillian Goodman
George'sfather: Susan Mansell
Gerry: Dominic Taylor
Dr Subhi: Graham Padden

: Wings and Landings

The fifth of six talks by John Williams based on his prison journals.
"Strangeways is in flames. A part of my history disintegrating. The cells in which I lived and made love burnt and gutted...." Producer Chris Paling Stereo


Unknown: John Williams

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Last Days of William Shakespeare byVladyKociancich.
The sixth of ten episodes read by Edward De Souza and Joanna Myers.
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa Abridged by Patrick Carroll Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Read By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Joanna Myers.
Translated By: Margaret Jull
Abridged By: Patrick Carroll
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

Classic comedy from the 70s with John Cleese , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie , David Hatch and Jo Kendall. Producers David Hatch and John Cassels
●CASSETTE: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again 2, from retailers


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall.
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: John Cassels

: 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.

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