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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Ian Barcroft.


Unknown: Ian Barcroft.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Susannah Simons.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: A Manchester Guardian Man

2: The MG
In 1917 a young journalist joins the highest-minded newspaper of its day - and begins by applying his pen to the music hall artistry of the Great Max Erard and his eight-ton organ.


Unknown: Max Erard

: News

: Call Nick Ross: 071.[number removed]

Producer Denis Nightingale •LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Daily Service

0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae); Acts 4, vv 32-35; 5, w 12-16; Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord; Christ From Whom All
Blessings Flow (Culbach). Director of Music
James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: The Great River

Travels by steamer, junk and sampan from Shanghai to the borders of Tibet, with Philip Short. In the late 19th century Scots merchant Archibald Little journeyed up the Yangtse river to explore the possibility of developing British trade in western China. 100 years later Philip Short follows the same route and, by searching for the traces of the previous journey, uncovers a striking picture of China in the 1990s. With David Bannerman as Archibald Little.
1: Shanghai Producer Mary Price * DOCUMENTARY: page 10


Unknown: Philip Short.
Unknown: Archibald Little
Unknown: Philip Short
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Archibald Little.

: The Bible

Revelation: Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the actress Sinead Cusack to talk about her latest role in the film Watershed.
Story: Homeland from Homeland and Other


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sinead Cusack

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Frank Muir Presents ... 500 Years of Humorous Prose

from William Caxton to
P G Wodehouse - a conducted tour by Frank Muir.
3: Humour, in a Manner of Speaking
Including a dialogue from Perelman, a monologue from Dickens, and Patrick Campbell on his own stammer. Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of
Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: William Caxton
Unknown: Frank Muir.
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Readers: Prunella Scales
Readers: Richard Briers
Readers: Paul Eddington
Readers: Timothy West.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Unknown: Frank Muir
Producer: Colin Swash.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Dream Factory Hollywood, murder, psychoanalysis, infidelity and screenwriting are the themes of Roger Hall 's new comedy, with John Guerrasio as Benny and Lee Montague as the Hollywood producer Marvin Landor.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Hall
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Lee Montague
Producer: Marvin Landor.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Thelma: Buffy Davis
Fritz Shulman: Keith Drinkel
Bert: Matthew Morgan
Vance: Peter Gunn
Psychiatrist: Peter Penry Jones
Miss Oaymore: Siriol Jenkins

: Tingle Factor

Michael Aspel is Jeremy Nicholas 's guest. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: What If ...?

Dr Beeching cut trains and made us more reliant on cars. But what if we'd kept the trains and banned cars from our main towns and cities? Nearly 30 years ago
Sir Colin Buchanan predicted the problems we face today.
He explains to Christopher Andrew , and to John Whiteleg of Lancaster University, how things could have turned out differently.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Sir Colin Buchanan
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: John Whiteleg
Producer: Ian Bell

: Punters

with Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley
0 WRITE to Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR * PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

From the Edinburgh Festival
Paul Allen reports on the Tchaikovsky season and reviews the plays of Harley Granville Barker ; and, from the Fringe, a performance by Mervyn Stutter.
Producer Julian May. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Harley Granville Barker
Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.

: Short Story: Sungura

by Tracey Lloyd.
As Georgiadis sweated and laboured to build up his business, he thought only of how he would return home... and live like a real Greek once more.
Read by Garard Green.


Author: Tracey Lloyd
Reader: Garard Green
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Quote.... Unquote

Hosted by Nigel Rees , with guests Nina Myskow , Ken Bruce , Peter Porter and Victor Spinetti.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Victor Spinetti.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: The Archers

Problems with the combine but John comes to the rescue. Stereo

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is Alice Thomas Ellis. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Alice Thomas

: Science Now

: Poets and Places

John Florance explores a comer of Cornwall where
Sir John Betjeman spent his holidays and about which he wrote some of his best-loved verse. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Julia Gillett

: In Touch

with Tony Barringer. Producer Eleanor Garland
•QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm


Unknown: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler.


Unknown: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Seventy Years a Showman
5: Some Shows and Strange Superstitions Among tonight's extraordinary stories: the secret of the pig-faced lady. Stereo

: Stanza

Late night conversation about poetry.
Andrew McAllister talks to Germaine Greer about the women who were writing poetry in the 17th century. Carol-Ann Duffy and U A Fanthorpe read from their current work.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Talks: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Carol-Ann Duffy
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly tests the culinary knowledge of two teams of experts.
This week a return match between Bob Peyton and Valentina Harris and Anthony Worrall-Thompson and Malcolm Gluck.
Recorded at Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Bob Peyton
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Unknown: Anthony Worrall-Thompson
Unknown: Malcolm Gluck.
Unknown: Melton Mowbray.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: 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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