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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rt Rev
Peter Firth , the Bishop of Malmesbury.


Unknown: Peter Firth

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: The Week on 4

: Hello Mum

In the first of two programmes about "access" radio, Paul Donovan forages in the BBC Sound Archives to discover the ways in which the public have got themselves onto the airwaves.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Donovan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: News

: Start The Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly asks two teams of experts if they know their onions. This week Antonio Carlucci and Nigella Lawson take on Michael Jackson and Henrietta Green. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Antonio Carlucci
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Henrietta Green.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: Daily Service

from St German's Church, Cardiff. Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Welsh Chamber Singers.
Isaiah 61, w 1-7; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Praise You, Lord, for the Wonder of Your Healing; God of Grace and God of Glory.
Organist Andrew Wilson Dixon. Director of Music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Andrew Wilson
Music: Avril Harding.

: The Bible

The Gospel of Mark
Read in seven episodes by Juliet Stevenson from the Revised English Bible. 4: The Transfiguration. Abridged by Michael Carroll Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Abridged By: Michael Carroll
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Should children with special needs have the right to attend the school of their choice?
Karen Deco reports.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Coroner's Pidgin
By Margery Allingham. Fifth of 13 episodes read by Jeremy Nicholas. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Deco
Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Read By: Jeremy Nicholas.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Ann Gilmartin
•LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1992

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman Robert Robinson.
First Round - London and the Home Counties.
Anthony Richmond (clerk); Mike Billson (retired milkman); Peter Grant (charity director); Mike Chivers (bank officer).
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Anthony Richmond
Unknown: Mike Billson
Unknown: Peter Grant
Director: Mike Chivers
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Jacobowsky and the Colonel

The 1940s Broadway hit by Franz Werfel , adapted by S N Behrman.
An aristocratic Polish colonel needs help to flee to London through occupied France with secret documents and his young French sweetheart.
Music composed and realised by Eldad Lidor
Adapted for radio and directed by Eran Baniel. Stereo


Unknown: Franz Werfel
Directed By: Eran Baniel.
The Colonel: Jonathan Hyde
Jacobowsky: Jon Glover
Marianne: Abigail McKern
Gestapo Man: David Ashford
Szabuniewicz: Timothy Bateson
Warden/Dice player: Vincent Brimble
Solly: Paul Downing
Szycki: Danny Schiller
Tragic gentleman: Donald Gee
Chauffeur/Old man: John Bull
Lieutenant: David Goudge
Brigadier: John Moffatt
PMj Papa Clairon: David King
Serouilk: Garard Green
Old lady/ Town woman: Mary Allen
Young girl: Elizabeth Mansfield
Madame Bouffier: Carol Gillies
Cosette: Moir Leslie

: Visiting Lives

The fourth of six episodes in a round-robin series of biographers in conversation. Philip Hoare talks to Rebecca Fraser about her work on Charlotte Bronte and Florence Nightingale. Producer Ed Thomason


Talks: Philip Hoare
Unknown: Rebecca Fraser
Unknown: Florence Nightingale.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen discovers some tips on how to help singers get auditions; author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is the studio guest; and the Lindsay String Quartet premiere a new work by Sir Michael Tippett. Producer Belinda Sample
Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Maurice Sendak
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett.

: Short Story

Scarab by Ian Rankin
A black Egyptian pendant holds the key to a 40-year mystery that begins with a birth.... and a death.
Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

Another shock at

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Smith on Old Age

Phil Smith on making the most of your sunset years. 6: Better dead than shed.


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Monday Play

A Frozen Stream
Called Wounded Knee
In 1890 in South Dakota, a dream was shattered. In
1990 Luta confronts the truth about a people who faced extinction.
John Pilkington 's play recounts the refusal of the Lakota people to die out.
Music: Stuart Gordon
Producer Andy Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: John Pilkington
Music: Stuart Gordon
Producer: Andy Jordan.
Luta: Kerry Shale
Cutter: William Hope
Joseph Thunder: Harry Towb
Wichasha: Lee Montague
Amy Rosen: Shelley Thompson
Winona: Laurel Lefkow
Policeman 1: John Guerrasio
Policeman 2: Jonathan Tafler

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Book At Bedtime

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.
The sixth of ten episodes, read by Ian Hogg.
More corpses are found in city churches to puzzle Detective
Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Abridged by Aubrey Woods
Producer Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd.
Read By: Ian Hogg.
Unknown: Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Abridged By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: Michael Fox.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The penultimate episode in the series of the epic adventure in time and space, written by Douglas Adams.
Fit the eleventh
The heroes do a lot of running and digging.
Arthur: "Don't ask me how it works, or I'll start to whimper".
Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
The Computeach/The Commentator: David Tate
Marvin/The Pupa: Stephen Moore
Bird Two: John Baddeley
Lintilla: Rula Lenska
Hig Hurtenflurst: Mark Smith

: 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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