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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 Rev Peter Read.


Unknown: Peter Read.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Susannah Simons.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Squawkers, Spotties and Wrinklies

2: Spotties
Comedienne Kit Hollerbach suffers the ravages of transition to adulthood.
Producer Penny Lawrence. Stereo

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Wordly Wise

Chairperson Peter Hobday and wordsmiths Roy Hattersley , Beryl Bainbridge , Philip Howard and Liz Lochhead take a romp through the English language. Producer Colin Swash


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Philip Howard
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Producer: Colin Swash

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church, Belfast with the Gryphon Consort.


Unknown: St George

: The Bible

The fifth of six parts.
Read by Roger McGough. Abridged by Delia Paton
Producer Michael Roberts


Read By: Roger McGough.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Woman's Hour

Live from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh,
Jenni Murray invites you to celebrate the joys of country living with actress Nichola McAuliffe , cake-decorators extraordinaire
Crumbs of London and falconer Jemima
Parry-Jones. Music by Token Women.
Serial: Bucket Nut by Liza Cody. Read in 12 episodes by Mia Soteriou. 1: Eva Wylie (Bucket Nut to her less flattering fans) is a female wrestler who fights as the London
Lassassin. She's also a security guard, open to any odd job on offer, with flexible moral standards. Abridged by Doreen Estall
Music: Schulhoff's Hot-Sonate Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Liza Cody.
Unknown: Mia Soteriou.
Unknown: Eva Wylie
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Unknown: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby.
Last in the present series. Producer Frances Macdonald •Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1992

A nationwide general knowledge contest. Chairman
Robert Robinson.
First Round Scotland.
David Cumming (deputy head teacher);
Donald Munro (freelance writer); Dr David Hill (hospital doctor); John Ross
(chartered librarian).
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: David Cumming
Unknown: Donald Munro
Unknown: Dr David Hill
Unknown: John Ross
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Straight Down the Middle

A golfing comedy by Robert East in which good sportsmanship is forgotten in the heat of battle.
Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Comedy By: Robert East
Director: Matthew Walters.
Frank: Dinsdale Landen
Ronnie: Robert East
Olive: Liz Crowther
Melanie: Cherith Mellor
Del: Mark Straker
Ted: John Baddeley
Wardle: Hayden Jobleed

: The New Recruit

1: The Air Hostesses
How do you deal with a drunk at 30,000 feet? Anita Hughes flew with BOAC in the 50s - the days of the "trolley dollies". Jill Banks recently joined BA and is often seen as just a waitress-with-wings. Eavesdrop as they compare notes on the changes in their profession over the last 40 years. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Anita Hughes
Unknown: Jill Banks
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Writers Revealed

The last of six novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 6: Allan Massie.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: Allan Massie.
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews a new production of Rossini's opera Il viaggio a Reims to celebrate the composer's 200th anniversary, and previews a Radio 3 play Moscow
Stations. Her guest in the studio is Pops Staples. Producer Belinda Sample Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Short Story

Realpolitik by Angus Wilson.
A classic tale of creeping power set in a provincial art gallery.
Read by Steve Hodson. Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Angus Wilson.
Read By: Steve Hodson.
Producer: Michael Earley

: PM

with Wendy Austin.


Unknown: Wendy Austin.

: The Board Game

A new eight-part series of the quick-thinking panel game in which leading business figures battle it out for the coveted prize of the key to the executive washroom.
Wit, mirth and a clamber through some crisis management. Recorded at the Langham Hilton in London.
The panel includes
Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey and Nigel Whittaker.
Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig Stereo


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

A trying time for Lizzie. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foie gras ... Investigating the good, the bad and the tasteless.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Going Under
A love story set in Stalinist Russia. Two writers discover much about themselves and the system under which they live in Ken Whitmore 's dramatisation of the novel by Lydia Chukovskaya. Director Martin Jenkins Stereo


Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Novel By: Lydia Chukovskaya.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Nina: Annette Crosbie
Bilibin: Graham Crowden
Matron: Tessa Worsley
Sablin: John Webb
Veksler: Cyril Shaps
Klokov: Brett Usher
Finnish girl: Melanie Hudson

: An Englishman in the Midi

A second series of talks by John P Harris. 4: School
Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: John P Harris.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler , Stereo


Unknown: Tim Bowler

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler. The sixth of 15episodes read by Richard Leech.
Abridged by Jack Singleton.
Producer Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Samuel Butler.
Read By: Richard Leech.
Abridged By: Jack Singleton.
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: The News Quiz

Barry Took hosts a vintage edition.
Richard Ingrams and Lord Deedes face Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams.
Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo (First broadcast in 1987)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: 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.

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