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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dave Pole.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Angola Bound

The current strife in wartom Angola has an exasperating historical precedent. Andy Kershaw reports from the BBC Archive.
Producer Noah Richler. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Noah Richler.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Questions of Taste

The food and drink quiz, with Chris Kelly and guests Bob Payton , Thane Prince, Malcolm Gluck and Valentina Harris. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Bob Payton
Unknown: Malcolm Gluck
Unknown: Valentina Harris.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Girls' School, West London, led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen). Reading: Matthew 5, vv 1-12. Day by Day
(How). Director of Music Hilary Davan Wetton.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Hilary Davan Wetton.

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's epic poem, abridged in 41 episodes.
24: Raphael concludes the story of the Creation.
Abridged by Adrian Mitchell Music: Elizabeth Parker Director John Theocharis


Unknown: John Milton
Abridged By: Adrian Mitchell
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: John Theocharis
Miltm: Denis Quilley
Raphael: John Rowe
Adam: Linus Roache
Eve: Federay Holmes
God: Godfrey Kenton
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Angels: Matthew Morgan
Angels: David Holt

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
A sexy camisole, scented soap, muscle strengtheners, a nutcracker.... Kathleen Griffin explores the meanings behind the gifts we choose.
Serial: The Vampire
Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas, abridged in 13 episodes.
11: Book Four: The Last Stand of Dr Weyland (1) Read by Ed Bishop.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Suzy McKee
Read By: Ed Bishop.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Virginia Eastman •Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the programme that is what it says.
This week: C'mon Let's Party.... Celebrate ...
Carouse ... Raise a Glass ... Be of Good Cheer: a timely look at fest-speak. 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


: Stardust

by Roger Stennett.
On 15 December 1945, the aircraft carrying
Glenn Miller to Paris disappeared and a unique period in musical history came to an abrupt end. Since the Normandy Invasion,
Miller's American Band of the AEF had travelled the length and breadth of the country, playing at airbases, hospitals and on the radio.
Music played by Alan Ellis , Donovan Carpenter and Hank Starrs
Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Stennett.
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Played By: Alan Ellis
Played By: Donovan Carpenter
Played By: Hank Starrs
Producer: Adrian Bean.
Major Glenn Miller: Ed Bishop
Lieutenant Don Haynes: William Roberts
Staff Sgt Elmer Perry: Kerry Shale
Lieutenant Bob Duke Freeman: Stephen Hoye
Lt Col Norman Baesselt: David Healy
Helen Miller: Shelley Thompson
TI Sgt Ray McKinley: Christopher Ryan
Sgt Paul Dudley: Matthew Morgan
Sgt Johnny Desmond: Adam Henderson
Staff Sgt Herman Trigger Alpert: Neil Roberts
Staff Sgt Mel PoweU: Jonathan Tafler
Maurice Goreham: Peter Penry Jones
Cecil Madden: Nicholas Murchie
Josie: Alison Reid
Jack Bishop: Vincent Marzello
Franco Minelli: Mark Straker
Jesus Mendoza: Peter Gunn
Henry Drew: Clive Hill
Eugene Roach: "terence Edmond
Waitress: Siriol Jenkins

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to Andre Deutsch about his life and work in publishing. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Andre Deutsch
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to the musical arranger of Carousel, Bill Brohn , and reviews a new recording from the Britten Quartet. Jan Fairley investigates
Finnish traditional music. Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Bill Brohn
Unknown: Jan Fairley
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

The Interview by Maeve Binchy.
Bessie is deaf: she needs a place in a special school. But will she pass the interview?
Read by Kate Binchy.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo


Read By: Kate Binchy.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

A romantic suggestion from Caroline. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Anacaona by Michele Celeste.
Anacaona is Queen of the peace-loving Tainos on the island of Haiti, in 1503. She has never known the curse of hatred, until the ! Spanish Army comes looking for gold.
Music composed and played by Mia Soteriou
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Michele Celeste.
Played By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Michael Fox.
Anacaona: Mia Soteriou
Hugeymota: Naomi Wirthner
Guaora: Dhobi Oparei
Old Maid: Isabelle Lucas
Maid: Kay Purcell
Ovando: Wyllie Longmore
RodrigO: James McMartin
Diego: Malcolm Raeburn
Tona: Joe Speare

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. ! Stereo I


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

McSorley's Wonderful Saloon
Eli Wallach reads eight stories from
Joseph Mitchell 's collection of New Yorker articles.
6: Obituary of a Gin Mill Abridged by Patrick Carroll
Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Mitchell
Abridged By: Patrick Carroll
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock.
The Income Tax Demand Also starring Sidney James , Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.
Music: Wally Stott and his Orchestra.
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast 1956)


Unknown: Tony Hancock.
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Music: Wally Stott
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Producer: Dennis Main 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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