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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Rural current affairs.


Producer: Richard Sanders
Producer: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Judith O'Neill.


Unknown: Judith O'Neill.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman

: The Week on 4

: Cracking the Curate's Egg

Vanessa Feltz consorts with the folks in the BBC Sound Archives who cherish the traditional British breakfast.
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Producer: Louise Purslow

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Wordly Wise

In the last of the series, Peter Hobday puts questions about words and the English language to guests Simon Brett , Frances Edmonds , Bob Holness and Liz Lochhead. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Producer: Colin Swash.

: Daily Service

Live from the University and Parish Church of St Paul, Bristol. Led by Rt
Rev Peter Firth. With the University of Bristol Church Choir.
Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour.
Reading: Exodus 34, vv 27-33.
Anthem: Jubilate Deo (Britten).
Come ye Faithful, Raise the Anthem.
Director of Music
Duncan Atkinson
Organist Graham Alsop


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Organist: Duncan Atkinson
Organist: Graham Alsop

: A Confession

Leo Tolstoy 's compelling autobiography in which he describes his search for the meaning of life.
The eighth of ten parts read by Joss Ackland.
Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Read By: Joss Ackland.
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

The actress Lisa Harrow talks to Jenni Murray about Australian family life and its portrayal in her latest film The Last Days of Chez Nous.
Serial: Tommy Was
Here by Simon Corrigan. The sixth of ten episodes read by Rowena Cooper. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerte


Talks: Lisa Harrow
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Chez Nous.
Unknown: Simon Corrigan.
Read By: Rowena Cooper.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerte

: Money Box Live: 071-580

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Chris Godsmark
•Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Chris Godsmark

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Linda Lewis.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts contestants through the wide-ranging musical quiz. 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

: Craft Two: The Tokyo Correction

In Guy Meredith's new comedy, Adam Bax returns to London after ten years on the run in Spain. Penniless and jobless, he is taken under the wing of an old student of his. He soon finds himself tangled up in a major art deception, and now one of his collaborators has been murdered!


Writer: Guy Meredith
Director: Cherry Cookson
Adam Bax: Norman Rodway
Quartermain: James Grout
Tessa: Carole Boyd
Nicholas Bonalack: David Ashton
Constantim: Neville Jason
Sergeant: John Webb
Terry Hamian: Steve Hodson
Herman Dorff: Jonathan Adams
Judith: Sandra James-Young
Principal: John Baddeley
Customer: Mellnda Walker

: On the Ropes

Nobody gets it
_ right all the time ...
John Humphrys talks to another four people who have weathered major storms in their careers. 1: David Mellor , the minister for fun who found that politics and scandal don't mix.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Mellor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reports on the new production of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde at Welsh
National Opera in Cardiff. Plus a review of the Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova.
Producer Abigail Appleton
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: The Lady on the Grey

Nigel Anthony reads John Collier's eerie tale of romance and magic set in turn-of-the-century Ireland.


Reader: Nigel Anthony
Author: John Collier
Producer: Adrian Bean

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Just a Minute!

Nicholas Parsons challenges guests Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Wendy Richard and Alistair McGowan to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: News

: The Archers

Robin shows his true colours. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Check the Tension by Steve May.
An African state has a way of encouraging holidaymakers, but the tensions within it are ignored by an English businesswoman until it is too late.
Director Richard Wortley Stereo


Director: Richard Wortley
Beatrice: Stephanie Cole
Jean: Sarah Badel
Louise: Jane Slavin
Fez: Geoffrey Matthews
Video Narrator: Steve Hodson

: The Beaten Track

Four talks in which
Ian Ousby argues that the English tourist industry is not a modem creation.
1: Inside the Goldfish Bowl. The perspective from the centre of Cambridge. And the earlier visit of Mr George H Ball from Boston. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ian Ousby
Unknown: Mr George H Ball

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Tim Sebastian. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Sebastian.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Evil Cradling
Brian Keenan reads his own extraordinary account of his four and a half years as a hostage in the Lebanon in ten episodes. Episode 6 continues the development of his relationship with John McCarthy - On the Move.
Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Brian Keenan
Unknown: John McCarthy

: You Heard It Here First

I Whose Line Is I It Anyway?
Another chance to hear the radio comedy shows that television couldn't resist, starting with: Stephen Fry , John Sessions ,
Lenny Henry and Dawn French battling their way through a succession of improvisation games.
Chaired by Clive Anderson. Colin Sell at the piano
Producer Dan Patterson. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Dawn French
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: j 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.

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