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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Michael Blood.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father Oliver McTeman


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman

: The Week on 4

: Bring on the Gels

Glasgow, Grandmothers and Girton Arnold Brown 's search for leaders moves out of the locker room.
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Girton Arnold Brown
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday puts more tricky questions about words and the English language to guests Sally Bradshaw , Lorelei King , Chris Stuart and David Thomas. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sally Bradshaw
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: David Thomas.
Producer: Colin Swash.

: Daily Service

from Merchiston Castle
School, Edinburgh, led by Rev Johnston McKay.
Reading: Exodus 2, vv 1-10. Hymns: Awake, My
Soul; Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds. Introit: 0 Come, Ye Servants of the Lord; Anthem:
Christ Whose Glory. Director of Music Philip Rossiter


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Music: Philip Rossiter

: The Screwtape Letters

Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil by C S Lewis, in 15 episodes. his nephew in the manipulation of virtues and vices. Episode 13.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Producer: Claire Campbell Smith
Screwtape,: With Gerald Harper

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Big brass bands used to be the music of machismo.
Judy Merry reports on the women who are blowing away the old image.
Serial: The Wedding Group by Elizabeth Taylor. The tenth of 13 episodes read by Patricia Hodge.
Abridged by Meg Clarke Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Judy Merry
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: 071-580

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on how to make the most of your money. Producer Robert McKenzie
● Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin returns with the musical quiz that ranges from baroque to punk rock. Today's programme comes from the Altrincham Club Theatre.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Keystone

Peter Lovesey 's thriller is set among the real stars of the silver screen in the heyday of silent movies. English actor Warwick Easton is hired as a Keystone cop but comedy swiftly turns to tragedy.
Dramatised by Michael Z Lewin Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Warwick Easton
Dramatised By: Michael Z Lewin
Director: Matthew Walters
Warwick Easton (Keystone): Mark Straker
Amber: Jennifer Ehle
Sennett: Roger Gartland
Brennan: Kerry Shale
Louise: Lorelei King
Frank: Don Fellows
Winnie/Mrs Swatowska: Ann Windsor
SHm: John Church
Chester: Gordon Reid

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Six very different disabled people talk frankly to
Peter White about their lives and the way in which their disabilities have shaped them.
5: Sixteen years ago
Celeste Dandker was a principal dancer with London Contemporary Dance. Then she had a terrible accident. She's now a wheelchair user - but she's still a dancer. She talks about her disability and the effect it's had on her life.
Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott considers the latest recording in John Taverner 's output We Shall See Him As He Is, and talks to the new director of Kettles Yard in Cambridge. Also a report from the New Victoria Theatre in Stoke.
Producer Robyn Read. (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: John Taverner
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story

Tea and Macaroons by Peter Goldsworthy.
Miss Simmons has been teaching science for nearly 50 years and has nothing new to learn. Or has she?
Read by Susan Curnow. Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Peter Goldsworthy.
Read By: Susan Curnow.
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Just a Minute!

: News

: The Archers

What's in a name?

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

A Tearful of Dreams
Set in a Loyalist area of Belfast, Gary Mitchell 's play explores how the horrors of a rape are intensified when the rapist is from a paramilitary family.
Director Pam Brighton. Stereo


Unknown: Gary Mitchell
Director: Pam Brighton.
John: Ian McElhinney
Evelyn: Marie Jones
Geordie: Tim Loane
Tracy: Eileen McCloskey
Joey: Simon Magill
Clifford: Lalor Roddy
Cyril: Mark Mulholland
Johnston: John Hewitt
Hall: Trevor Moore
Bishop: Bj Hogg
Stevie: Peter Ballance
Cook: Robert Taylor
Colin: Martin Maguire
Ronnie: James Corry
Thompson: Stuart Graham

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Thus Was Adonis
Neville Barber reads the sixth of tenepisodes of Sarah Caudwell 's murder mystery. With Michael Duggan.
Adapted by Neville Teller
Producer Jane Robinson. Stereo


Unknown: Neville Barber
Unknown: Sarah Caudwell
Unknown: Michael Duggan.
Adapted By: Neville Teller
Producer: Jane Robinson.

: Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh 's novel, dramatised in six parts. 5: Paul Pennyfeather travels from Marseilles to gaol, via the Ritz.
Adapted by Jeremy Front
Producer Lissa Evans.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Paul Pennyfeather
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Lissa Evans.
Paul Pennyfeather: Alistair McGowan
Margot: Joanna David
Peter: Richard Pearce
Potts: Daniel Strauss
Philbrick: Jonathan Kydd
Panther: Peter Gunn
Prendergast: Andrew Sachs
Prison doctor: John Church
Prison schoolmaster: Neil Roberts

: 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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