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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with David Weitzman.


Unknown: David Weitzman.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Master of Birkbeck College Tessa Blackstone talks to Sue Lawley.

: The Village

Alan faces his staff with the result of his crisis meeting with the bank manager. Meanwhile,
Simmi's beauty business is booming, and now she's looking for someone to share her life.
Presented by Nigel Farrell. Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett with some April 30 diaries: Beatrix Potter makes her first visit to the dentist in 1883 and complains, not of pain but that the dentist's fingers "tasted muchly of kid glove"; Harold Nicolson describes the scene in court at the Nuremberg trials in 1946; and in a glimpse into the lives of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell
Unknown: Joe Orton.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Ye Servants of God
(Paderbom BBC HB 287);
Romans 1, w 13-17; Declare His Honour (Purcell); Tell All the World of Jesus
(Thombury). Director of Music Jonathan Rennert.


Music: Jonathan Rennert.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the theme of Ordinary Lives. Readers Louise Beattie. Jennifer Ehle , Keely Marshall and Amanda Waring.
Producer David Benedictus


Readers: Louise Beattie.
Readers: Jennifer Ehle
Readers: Keely Marshall
Readers: Amanda Waring.
Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester.
Story: The Wild Blue Yonder by Audrey Thomas , read by Margaret Robertson. 1: Trash
"My husband always used to let me choose the tenants for the upstairs suite. That way it was clear from the beginning that I was the landlady." Abridged by Monica Grey


Unknown: Audrey Thomas
Read By: Margaret Robertson.
Abridged By: Monica Grey

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi. 0 For weekly free factsheet please send a large S.A.E to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with James Cox. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

Children of the Dead End„ ,u
1: Restless Youth
(Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm,

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written ten novels, including the Booker
Prize-winning Heat and Dust. Part of the renowned Merchant-Ivory film team, she has written over a dozen screenplays including Howard's End and A Room With A View. To coincide with the publication of her first novel in six years, Poet and Dancer, Nigel Forde talks to Ruth Prawer
Jhabvala about her life and work.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Ruth Prawer
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As the Royal Ballet's tribute to Balanchine opens, Tim Marlow considers the importance of the choreographer. He also visits the exhibitions at the Tate Gallery,
Liverpool, and listens to French bagpipes. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Marlow

: Short Story

The Bad Boy by Berlie Doherty.
Geraldine's parents are concerned about the influence the local "bad boy" is having on their daughter.
Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Berlie Doherty.
Read By: Kathryn Hunt.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Chris Lowe .


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Local Government Election Broadcast

by the Liberal Democrats

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

Pip pushes Ruth too far.
Written by Louise Page Director Joanna Toye


Written By: Louise Page
Director: Joanna Toye
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carler: Charlotte Martin
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Any Questions?

Joining Sue MacGregor to tackle issues raised in Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk are Robin Cook , MP,
Shadow Trade Secretary; Sir Nicholas Goodison , Chairman of the TSB; Rt Hon David Mellor , MP; and Cristina Odone , Editor of the Catholic
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: St Edmunds
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Goodison
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Cristina Odone
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

NEW Marcel Berlins I returns with his weekly look at the developments in the law. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Kaleidoscope

After Henry - Sculpture in Public Places

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Margaret Budy


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Love on a Branch Line Part 5.

: Week Ending

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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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