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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Peter Jackson.


Unknown: Peter Jackson.

: 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 Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: William at War

Five wartime stories by Richmal Crompton , chosen and read by Martin Jarvis. 1: William - the Salvage Collector
Producer Pete Atkin


Stories By: Richmal Crompton
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Kennedy's Connections

Charles Kennedy is joined by Suzanne Moore and Dominic Lawson to discuss issues of the day.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Suzanne Moore
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Hoax!

The panel game in which Chairman Tim Brooke -Taylor must guess which panellist is telling the tallest story. The guests this week are Johnny Morris , Ray Cooney and Frank Thornton. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: Frank Thornton.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Daily Service

led by Anne Muir.
Hymns: Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here;
As We Forgive; Help Us to Accept Each Other. Reading: Genesis 50, vv 7-10, 12-13 (a) and 15-21.


Unknown: Anne Muir.

: The Bible

The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians
Peter Jeffrey reads the third selection from the Revised English Version. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Elizabeth Taylor


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Bucket Nut by Lisa Cody.
The 11th of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou. Abridged by Doreen Estall Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lisa Cody.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Abridged By: Sally Feldman

: Inside Money

2: Going It Alone

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Robert Robinson. First Semi-Final:
London and the South.
Michael Spittal (special needs teacher); lain Noble (market research services manager); Mike Billson (retired milkman); Kevin Ashman (civil servant). Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Mike Billson
Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: French Without Tears

Terence Rattigan 's timeless light comedy, set in the South of France.
A group of men are trying to learn French - hindered by a man-hunter called Diana.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Director: Gerry Jones.
Kenneth Lake: Andrew Branch
Brian Curtis: Peter Wickham
Hon Alan Howard: Neville Jason
Marianne: Susie Brann
M Maingot: Manning Wilson
Lt Cdr Rogers: Geoffrey Beevers
Diana Lake: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Kit Neilan: Peter Sowerbutts

: The New Recruit

3: The Butchers
Why does Ian Mills believe the way forward for the trade is with apricot stuffing and oregano? Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Ian Mills
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to Margaret Barraclough about her years as a crane-driver and her new life as writer and entertainer.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Barraclough
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott visits the Buxton Music Festival and reviews an exhibition of applied art in public places. Also, an exhibition of John Bellany 's work in Glasgow.
Producer Nick Ware. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: John Bellany
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Short Story

Forty Years On by Norah Lofts
"When I heard my parents speak of John Bullyer as 'The Wonder Child' I never even suspected the irony." Read by Robert Lang. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Norah Lofts
Unknown: John Bullyer
Read By: Robert Lang.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Board Game

Recorded at the Langham Hilton in London. The panel includes: Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey ,
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

Promises, promises ... Stereo

: The Food Programme

Presented by Sheila Dillon. When the Jews greened the desert, Israel seemed to be the land of milk and honey. But the water sources are drying up and political strife unsettles the country.


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.

: The Monday Play

Piper At The Gates How do you switch between the hard world of the rig deck and the real world of the house and shopping centre? George Gunn 's first play for radio is set in the North Sea oil industry.
Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: George Gunn
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Al: John Buick
Jane: Eliza Langland
Stella: Vari Sylvester
Johnno: Neil Shackleton
Louis Larsen: Bill Riddoch
Jamie: Gilbert Martin
Scooter: Mark Coleman
Rig Super: Angus MacInnes
Tom Grounds: Michael MacKenzie

: An Englishman in the Midi

Last in the second series of talks by John P Harris. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: John P Harris.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Caroline Bayley. Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Bayley.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Stranger in the House by Georges Simenon.
Read in ten episodes by Jim Norton.
1: One night Loursat, a barrister, discovers the dead body of a stranger in one of his bedrooms. The mystery forces Loursat out of a drunken decline.
Translated by Robert Baldick Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Maurice Leitch


Unknown: Georges Simenon.
Unknown: Jim Norton.
Translated By: Robert Baldick
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Silver Minutes

with Nicholas Parsons.
First of two programmes recalling the joys of Just A Minute over 25 years.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

! An eight-part adapatation of Choderlos de Laclos' epistolary novel of lust, lies and revenge.
Starring Diana Rigg.
Translated by FWK Stone Abridged by Polly Coles
Director Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Translated By: Fwk Stone
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Director: Clive Brill.
Marquise de Merteuil: Diana Rigg
Vicomte de Valmont: Roger Allam
Madame de Tourvel: Juliet Stevenson
Cecile de Volanges: Alison Reid
Madame de Volanges: Melinda Walker
Chevalier Danceny: Samuel West
Madame de Rosemonde: Gudrun Ure

: 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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