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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 Peter Read.


Unknown: Rev Peter Read.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7-25, 8.25 Sports News 7-45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb

: The Week on 4

: Echoes in the Chamber

Peter Hill , the BBC's former parliamentary correspondent, looks back over 15 years of broadcasting from Westminster.
1: Oratorv and Invective Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Peter Hill
Producer: Mark Savage

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

from Holy Trinity Church, Bath. Led by Rev Dave Pole
. With the Jane Lilley Singers. Stand Up and Bless the Lord; Reading: Deuteronomy 6, vvl-7; Sing Praise to the Lord: More Love, More Power: All that I Am.
Accompanist Colin Hunt. Director of Music Jane Gibb.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole
Singers: Jane Lilley
Accompanist: Colin Hunt.
Music: Jane Gibb.

: The Year in Question

In the year that saw L'Escargot win the Grand National, news team members from Channel 4 and Sky were probably sporting kipper ties and Jump-suits. Brian Hayes chairs the archive news quiz. A Testbed Production


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the theme of Nature.
Readers Norman Rodway and David Rintoul. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Readers: Norman Rodway
Readers: David Rintoul.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anna Ford. With cancer among teenagers increasing, Jill Burridge reports on new approaches to treatment, and talks to patients and their families.
Serial: Leaving the Light On by Catherine Merriman. Fifth of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren.
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Catherine Merriman.
Read By: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: 071-580

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Linda Lewis.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Death Drop

by B M Gill .
When 12-year-old David is found dead while on a school outing, the headmaster claims it was a terrible accident. But David's father is convinced that it was murder.
Dramatised by Jill Hyem Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: B M Gill
Dramatised By: Jill Hyem
Director: Cherry Cookson
Fleming: Kenneth Cranham
Brannigcm: Peter Penry Jones
Jenny: Jemma Churchill
Alison: Irene Sutcliffe
Hammond: Keith Drinkel
Durrant: Marc Murphy
Thirza: Melinoa Walker
Preston: Gordon Reid
Lessing: Terence Edmond
Corley: Terence Edmond
Innis: David Learner
David's voice: Gary King
Neville: Patrick Rosenfeld
Chris: Patrick Rosenfeld
Mollie: Gudrun Ure

: Conversation Piece

In the last of six conversations,
Sue MacGregor meets David Freeman , founder and artistic director of Opera Factory, to talk about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Freeman
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The new Opera North production of La Bohème at Leeds, and the music
Hitler tried to ban. Natalie Wheen 's studio guest is writer Sara Maitland. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Sara Maitland.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story

The Struggle for Empire by William Palmer.
The volunteer ladies of the Lonsdale Street charity shop were devoted to good works, but the arrival of Gwendolyn sparks off a bitter struggle.
Read by Caroline John. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: William Palmer.
Read By: Caroline John.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: The Archers

Shake a leg, Tom.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Woman at Point Zero
Written by Nawal El Saadawi.
Set in Egypt, this is the story of Firdaus, a woman sentenced to death for killing a man.
Nawal El Saadawi was working as a psychiatrist when she met the woman on whom her novel is based. It is a savage story of power and exploitation, love and betrayal - and of how one woman achieved her own kind of freedom.
Dramatised by Rukshana Ahmed Director Anne Edyvean


Written By: Nawal El Saadawi.
Unknown: Nawal El Saadawi
Dramatised By: Rukshana Ahmed
Director: Anne Edyvean
Firdaus: Souad Faress
Nawal: Valerie Sarruf
Dr Haadi: Nadim Sawalha
Ibrahim: Raad Rawi
Uncle: Alix Refaie
Bayoumi: Adam Hussein
Slarifa: Aziza Eid
Falheva: Suzanna Nour

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

A Straightforward Tale by Leonardo Sciascia.
A five-part investigation into a murder in a remote
Sicilian farmhouse.
Read by Stephen MacDonald.
Translated and abridged by Joseph Farrell
Producer Stewart Conn


Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.
Read By: Stephen MacDonald.
Abridged By: Joseph Farrell
Producer: Stewart Conn

: 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, Richard Davies as Clifford and Ellen Mclntosh as Gwen.
The Dinner Party
"So long as she isn't expected to come to it, I think I can confidently say that nothing about this dinner party will upset Clare."
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Richard Davies
Unknown: Ellen McLntosh
Producer: Pete Atkin

: 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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