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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

i with Rev David Hutt.


Unknown: David Hutt.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb

: The Week on 4

: Richard Matthewman

A six-part series, written by Ian McMillan and Martyn Wiley , with Finetime Fontayne in the role of Richard Matthewman , a 42-year-old teacher from
South Yorkshire. He recalls some of the highlights of a lifetime spent in the same pit village.
1: Harry, Jud, Kennedy and Me
Producer Dave Sheasby


Written By: Ian McMillan
Written By: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Finetime Fontayne
Unknown: Richard Matthewman
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: The Year in Question

Brian Hayes takes the chair in the return of the highly competitive knock-out news quiz. Eight radio and television news teams will be competing for the trophy. : BBC TV Nine O'Clock News v ITN News at Ten A Testbed Production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers, conductor Avril Harding. John 12. w 1-3 and 12-16.


Unknown: Rev Roy
Conductor: Avril Harding.

: Letters to a Friend I

Never Knew
Ted Harrison - reporter, presenter, and kidney transplant patient - writes six letters to the unknown donor who has given him new life and reflects on the experience in the light of the events of Holy Week. 1: I Never Did Get to
Producer John Newbury


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: John Newbury

: Woman's Hour

with Shyama Perera.
Serial: The Cry from Street to Street by Hilary Bailey. Sixth of nine episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Music Penderecki's Cello Concerto No 2
Abridged by Delia Paton Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Shyama Perera.
Unknown: Hilary Bailey.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: 071-580

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald •Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The first semi-final in the wide-ranging musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Walk or Die

Burma, 1942. The Japanese were 20 miles away.
Thousands tried to escape through the jungle, over the mountains to India. David Gooderson's play draws upon the experience of survivors to tell the story of the 250-mile trek. Sunny BHASKER
Director Richard Wortley


Director: Richard Wortley
Major Crowther RAMC: Michael Kitchen
Captain Banks: Mark Straker
Brigadier Wyatt: David King
Captain Lewis: Trevor Cooper
Corporal Wills: Nicholas Murchie
Sergeant Bilson: David Goodland
Colonel Dass: Renu Setna
Lieutenant Hunter: Matthew Morgan
Clive Popplewell: Paul Downing
Neil West: David Learner
lanMcHugh: Gordon Reid
Reverend Windrush: Eric Allan
Private Jones: Keith Drinkel
Sister: Kate Binchy
Colonel from GHQ: Terence Edmond
Staff Officer: Jonathan Adams
RAF Mechanic: Jonathan Tafler
Young English Woman: Alison Reid

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to
Belfast to talk to the writer Harry Barton about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Harry Barton
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As Easter approaches, Robert Dawson Scott listens to two Passions -
Bach's St Matthew and the St Mark Passion by Charles Wood. Also, an exhibition of holograms, and the letters between Flaubert and Sand. Producer John Boundy
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: St Matthew
Unknown: Charles Wood.
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story

Deceptively Spacious by Patricia Ferguson. House-hunting around London for the "deceptively spacious" proves dangerous when jealousy gets in the way. Read by Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Patricia Ferguson.
Read By: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer: Michael Earley

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

There's a new guest at Grey Gables.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
A special report from the Ukraine.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

In the 13th century, love tended to happen at an early age. The poet Dante was only nine when he fell in love with Beatrice. She was to be the source of his first work, The New Life.
Bruce Stewart explores the world's greatest love story in a contemporary and entertaining interpretation.
Music: Peter Howell
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Music: Peter Howell
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Dante: David Bannerman
Beatrice: Jenny Funnel
Love: Bill Wallis
Portinari: Christian Rodska
Porroviso: Matthew Morgan
Ossacapo: Ian Sanders
Gemma: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Cacalcanti: Steve Hodson
Simone: John Telfer
Physician: Jonathan Adams
Beatrice, aged 9: Anne Semple
Dante, aged 9: Lawrie Drew

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Third Day by Piers Paul Read. Read in ten parts by Charles Simpson.
What if Christ didn't rise from the dead? That is the question that runs through this intellectual thriller. Archaelogist and monk John Lambert is found dead in mysterious circumstances.
Brother Andrew 's determination to discover the reason for his death leads him to
Jerusalem - and to a plot to upset the political stability of the world.
Abridged by Ian Taylor
Producer Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Piers Paul Read.
Unknown: Charles Simpson.
Unknown: John Lambert
Unknown: Brother Andrew
Abridged By: Ian Taylor
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

: You Heard it Here First

Another chance to hear the radio comedy shows that television couldn't resist.
After Henry by Simon Brett.
Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, with Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, and Marion Bailey as Janie. Moving
"The whole basement's just storage space really. If Clare went, I'd rattle around like a pea in a barrel." Producer Pete Atkin
(First broadcast in 1985)


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Marion Bailey
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Confession

Catholics tell their stories of what goes on in the confessional, and priests reveal their own dilemmas.
Reporter Jennifer Holden. Producer Tessa Watt


Reporter: Jennifer Holden.
Producer: Tessa Watt

: 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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