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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and John Harvey


Unknown: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Jane Grayshon.


Unknown: Jane Grayshon.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 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

: Growing Up with Grandma

By hamish Whiteley.
Five more stories about childhood.
Read by Richard Pearce. 1: Battleships
Producer Tony Cliff


Read By: Richard Pearce.
Producer: Tony Cliff

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg returns with more stimulating conversation. Among his guests this week is P J O'Rourke.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

From Glasgow Bible
College, introduced by Douglas Kynoch.
Reading: Isaiah 42, vv 5-9. Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy; Jesus Calls Us! (St Andrew ): I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold): Majesty.


Introduced By: Douglas Kynoch.
Unknown: St Andrew

: The Year in Question

John Humphrys is in Stockton-on-Tees this week. grilling The Liverpool Echo and The Yorkshire Post on the year that saw the opening of the London to Birmingham motorway. Producer Viv Black. Stereo


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan 's allegory, adapted in 25 parts.
6: "About the midst of the Valley of the Shadow of Death I perceived the mouth of Hell to be."
Abridged by Peter Luke Music Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: John Bunyan
Abridged By: Peter Luke
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bunyan: Bernard Hepton
Christian: Mick Ford
Faithful: Nicholas Murchie
Evangelist: John Church
Envy: Matthew Sim
judge: Peter Penry Jones
Superstition: John Fleming
Pickthank: David Holt
Money-Love: David Holt
By-Ends: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hopefull: Matthew Morgan
Save-All: Matthew Morgan
Hold-the-World: Jonathan Tafler
Demas: Jonathan Tafler

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Fraud by Anita Brookner.
The fifth of 12 parts read bv Eileen Atkins.
Abridged by Ann Rees Jones Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anita Brookner.
Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Abridged By: Ann Rees Jones
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: A Taste of ... Portuguese

Ray Gosling , alerted by Professor Clive Willis , meets Eugenio Lisboa of Mozambique and the staff of the Banco de Brasil (London).
Producer Jenny Lo


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Professor Clive Willis
Unknown: Eugenio Lisboa
Producer: Jenny Lo

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Round Britain Quiz

London (Irene Thomas and Eric Korn ) versus Ireland (
Patrick Fitzpatrick and Owen Dudley Edwards ).
Questionmasters: Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Patrick Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Anthony Quinton.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Kingfisher

A comedy by William Douglas Home.
Starring Wendy Hiller as Evelyn, Michael Hordern as Sir Cecil and Robert Eddison as Hawkins.
When Cecil kissed Evelyn under a beech tree 50 years ago, his impulsiveness frightened her away. Now, under that same tree half a century later, they are to meet again.
Director Graham Gauld. Stereo (First broadcast in 1985)


Comedy By: William Douglas Home.
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Director: Graham Gauld.

: Beyond Belief

This week
Ludovic Kennedy cross-examines Clive Calver , Director of the Evangelical Alliance. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Clive Calver
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of Billy Roche 's play Amphibians at the Royal Shakespeare's Pit auditorium, and a piece of nostalgia as Sgt Bilko programmes are available on video. Paul Vaughan 's studio guest is conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Billy Roche
Unknown: Sgt Bilko
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

Endangered Species by Naomi Mitchison
"Enough, enough," purred the Tiger Rajah. "Some wish will come to you. I will wait."
Read by Madhav Sharma. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Naomi Mitchison
Unknown: Tiger Rajah.
Read By: Madhav Sharma.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: The Archers

Lynda's too busy to go camping. Stereo

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites four travellers to reflect on a journey.
2: Sir Laurens van der Post confronts the memory of a tragic expedition to
Malawi over 40 years ago. Reader Hugh Dickson. Producer Kate McAII Stereo


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Sir Laurens van Der Post
Reader: Hugh Dickson.
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Monday Play

Allan's Horse
Marilyn Morris 's compelling story of a woman fighting with her sister-in-law for her brother's affections.
Producer Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Marilyn Morris
Producer: Tony Cliff.
Allan: Richard Pearce
Katlieen: Barbara Marten
Louise: Brionie Pritchard
Robert: Stuart Richman
Mr Payne: Peter Rylands
Mason: Malcolm Raeburn
May Banks: Jane Lowe

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Human Voices
Penelope Fitzgerald 's bitter-sweet comedy of life in Broadcasting House, London, during the dark days of 1940. The first of ten parts read by Penelope Wilton.
Abridged by David Dorward Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Read By: Penelope Wilton.
Abridged By: David Dorward
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Round the Horne

Last of four comedy shows starring Kenneth Horne, with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.
Music The Max Harris Group
Producer John Simmonds
(First broadcast on Radio 2 in 1968)


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden.
Producer: John Simmonds

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah is joined by Michael Dibdin , Sue Limb , Alan Plater and Nigel Williams for the last in the series of the literary quiz.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Michael Dibdin
Unknown: Sue Limb
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: 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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