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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Michele Guinness.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
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

: Auntie Cuts a Rug

Mel Hill finds archive evidence of the BBC's changing attitude to the wild, loud and uncouth music of jazz.
Producer Fran Acheson. Stereo


Producer: Fran Acheson.

: News

: Start the Week

Lively conversation with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

Direct from Taunton
School, Somerset.
Led by the Rev Dave Pole. With the Taunton School
Chapel Choir. Holy is True Light (Shephard); Isaiah 2, w 1-5; Psalm 22 (Tanner); Give To Me Lord; Ye That Know (Prichard).
Director of Music David Bridges. Accompanist William Whitehead.


Unknown: Dave Pole.
Accompanist: William Whitehead.

: The Mating Game

The natural history quiz where the teams confront the problems of life in the wild. Chairman Lionel Kelleway. Producer Grant Sonnex. Stereo


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's epic poem abridged in 41 episodes.
6: Satan journeys alone to the new world where
God's new creation is purported to live.
Abridged by Adrian Mitchell Music: Elizabeth Parker Director John Theocharis


Unknown: John Milton
Abridged By: Adrian Mitchell
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: John Theocharis
Milton: Denis Quilley
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Beelzebub: Matthew Morgan
Death: Steve Hodson
Sin: Margaret Robertson
Chaos: Jonathan Adams
God: Godfrey Kenton
Son: Robert Glenister

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Gail Rebuck , chief executive and chairman of the publishing conglomerate Random House.
Serial: Love in the Modem Sense by Carol Clewlow.
The fifth of 13 episodes read by Jan Francis.
Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Gail Rebuck
Unknown: Carol Clewlow.
Read By: Jan Francis.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Robert McKenzie eLines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney is back with the programme that is what it says, featuring English as she is spoke ... and sometimes as she isn't. This week: Does size matter? Shakespeare called upon thousands of words, but how many can you command?
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers


: The Fight for Barbara

D H Lawrence 's comedy, written in 1912, is based on his elopement with Frieda. Robert Wesson and his lover Barbara have fled to
Tuscany, where they are pursued by Barbara's family. Barbara is racked with guilt when she meets her unstable husband. Director Michael Fox Stereo


Unknown: D H Lawrence
Robert Wesson: Paul Copley
Barbara Tressider: Abigail Bond
Lady Charlotte: Delia Corrie
Sir William Charlcote: Geoffrey Banks
Dr Frederick Tressider: Christopher Ravenscroft

: Strings, Squeaks and Jangles

A series of programmes looking at the pleasures, pitfalls and personalities of musical instruments through the eyes of the people who play, carry, make or mend them.
2: The Piano
"A piano has a real personality, you can always tell if it will fit up a flight of stairs."
Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo


Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Work Talk

Merle Collins , the poet and novelist, talks to
Ferdinand Dennis about her work, her time in Grenada when the US invaded and about the ironies in her new collection
Rotten Pomerack.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Merle Collins
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Unknown: Rotten Pomerack.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: News

: Kaleidoscope

with Robert Dawson-Scott .
Where Does Kissing End? - a new novel of possession and obsession by Kate Pullinger. Also an international festival of guitars, and a history of the Reuters press agency. Producer Neil Trevithick. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Kate Pullinger.
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: Short Story

The Waiting Room by Karen Knight.
"I regarded the apparition in the doorway in fear and trepidation, for, from 20 feet away in dim gaslight, it appeared to be a strange unhealthy creature...."
Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Karen Knight.
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

Jill is on the warpath. Stereo

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Children and food: who prevails in the battle to influence children's eating habits - mummy or the crackle and pop of the junk food-munching TV cartoon heroes?


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
In the golden valleys of California, two itinerant workers struggle to sustain their dream. The story of a friendship put to a terrible test.
Dramatised by Penny Leicester Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Dramatised By: Penny Leicester
Director: Richard Wortley.
George: Peter Whitman
Lennie: Kerry Shale
Candy: Harry Towb
Slim: James Aubrey
Crooks: Colin McFarlane
Curley: Nicholas Murchie
Curley's Wife: Roberta Sausville
Carlson: David Holt
Whit: Matthew Morgan
Boss: Eric Allan

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Loitering with Intent Peter O'Toole reads the sixth of eightepisodes of his autobiography.
Abridged by Andrew Simpson Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: David Benedictus

: The Goon Show

A classic from 1956.
Six Charlies in Search of an Author
Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.
Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray.
Music By: Wally Stott.
Unknown: Ted Kendall
Producer: Pat Dixon

: 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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