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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Dave Pole.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News 7-45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: Great Meadow

rDirk Bogarde reads the first of live extracts from his new book of childhood reminiscences.
In the early 1930s Dirk spent his holidays with his nanny, Lally, and his sister Elizabeth. A world gone for ever.
Abridged by Neville Teller Producer Janet Whitaker
CASSETTE: Great Meadow, from retailers


Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: News

: Start the Week

From the Ukrainian capital of Kiev with Jeremy Paxman and studio guests, including lawyer and politician
Serhiy Holovaty , writer Solomea Pavlychko and FT correspondent Chrystia Freeland.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Serhiy Holovaty
Unknown: Solomea Pavlychko
Unknown: Chrystia Freeland.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: The Mating Game

with Lionel Kelleway. Quiz game recorded at the National History Museum. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: John Ruthven

: Daily Service

from Liverpool Parish
Church, overlooking the ships at anchor on the Mersey to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: The Bible

From Genesis to Revelation
Genesis. Read by Sir John Gielgud in 13 parts. Episode 6.
Abridged by Brian Miller
Director John Theochans


Read By: Sir John Gielgud
Abridged By: Brian Miller
Director: John Theochans

: Woman's Hour

Out of the Frying Pan Join Jenni Murray in Westminster College for a celebration of the women who have transformed postwar cookery. With Marguerite Patten , Prue Leith, Claudia Roden , Josceline Dimbleby and Sophie Grigson.
Stephanie Cole reads Para Navidad from An
Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David. Producers Hazel Castell and Fiona Hill
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Claudia Roden
Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby
Unknown: Sophie Grigson.
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Elizabeth David.
Producers: Hazel Castell
Producers: Fiona Hill
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live - A Question of Money

From BBC Radio On Show in Liverpool. With Vincent Duggleby , Alison Mitchell , Chris Gilchrist and John Whiting.
Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Chris Gilchrist
Unknown: John Whiting.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain 1993

Robert Robinson. First Round - The Midlands.
Dr David Flower (physicist); Ian Sadler (mature student); Rose Carter (architect);
Greg Nicholas (information services designer). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Rose Carter
Unknown: Greg Nicholas
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Legend of Robin Hood

John Nettles stars as the great English hero in John Fletcher's epic play, which takes Robin from May Day revels in Sherwood to crusading battles in the Holy Land.


Writer: John Fletcher
Music: Vie Gammon
Director: Nigel Bryant
Robin Hood: John Nettles
Little John: Gerry Hinks
Sheriff of Nottingham: Norman Rodway
Friar Tuck: Michael Tudor Barnes
Will Scarlett: Peter Meakin
Maid Marian: Carolyn Backhouse
Alice: Tamsin Greig
Wormley: Jonathan Wyatt
Guy of Gisbome: Struan Rodger
Tom: John Meakin
Liza: Bethan Ganjavi
Other parts played by: Richard Mitchley
Other parts played by: Pat Quayle
Other parts played by: David Holt

: Home Truths

John Miller talks to nurse Claire Bertschinger , whose work has taken her to war zones in the Lebanon and Afghanistan as well as to the famine areas of Africa. Producer Richard Bannerman


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Claire Bertschinger
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen investigates an exhibition set up as a tribute to one of the great gardeners, Gertrude Jeky 11.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Gertrude Jeky
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Short Story

Living History by Martyn Read.
The Rev William Bendigo is 100 years old today.... Read by John Moffatt. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Martyn Read.
Unknown: William Bendigo
Read By: John Moffatt.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

Comedy re-creations starring
Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx. With Lorelei King and Graham Hoadly and special guest stars
Spike Milligan and Dick Vosburgh.
Adapted by Mark Brisenden from scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Music: David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Chico Marx.
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Graham Hoadly
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh.
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman
Music: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: News

: The Archers

John's got those Bank Holiday blues.

: The Monday Play

The Secret Life by Harley Granville Barker. Against a backdrop of political intrigue in the years following the First World War,
Evan Strowde 's love for
Joan Westbury is re-awakened. But should he sacrifice public service for personal happiness?
Pianist Mary Nash
Directed and adapted by Giles Croft (Radio production in association with the Royal National Theatre)


Unknown: Harley Granville Barker.
Unknown: Evan Strowde
Unknown: Joan Westbury
Pianist: Mary Nash
Adapted By: Giles Croft
Stephen Serocold: James Laurenson
Evan Strowde: Ronald Pickup
Eleanor Strowde: Rowena Cooper
Joan Westbury: Brenda Blethyn
Lady Peckham: Rosemary Martin
Oliver Gauntlett: Jo Stone-Fewings
Mr Kittredge: Manning Redwood
Susan Kittredge: Helen McCrory
Dorothy Gauntlett: Rachel Atkins
Sir Leslie HerioL: John Baddeley
Lord Aumbermere: Barry j Gordon
Sir Geoffrey Salomons: Steve Hodson

: The Financial World Tonight

with Richard Quest.


Unknown: Richard Quest.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of San
Michele by Axel Munthe. Adapted and read in ten episodes by Jeremy Nicholas. When Axel Munthe discovers a ruined chapel on the Isle of Capri, he determines to buy the site and build the villa of his dreams.
Producer Philip Martin


Unknown: Axel Munthe.
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Unknown: Axel Munthe
Producer: Philip Martin

: You Heard it Here First

Radio Active
Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton , Michael Fenton-Stevens , Geoffrey Perkins and Philip Pope.
Producer Jimmy Mulville (First broadcast in 1982)


Unknown: Helen Atkinson
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: Reading Aloud

A Tango from the Strand Crawford Logan reads an extract from H V Morton's In Search of England.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Crawford Logan
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: 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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