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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Hilary Belden.


Unknown: Hilary Belden.

: 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.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Don't Hang Up

4: The Medium Is the Message. Sarah Dickinson takes the last of her wry looks at the place of the phone in all our lives. A Ladbroke Production


Unknown: Sarah Dickinson

: News

: Live Wires

A nationwide guide by Richard Coles and Emma Freud to the appetites and aversions of the British people from the Watford Gap to the Isle of Mull. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Daily Service

from the Church of St Philip and St James, Cheltenham, led by Rosemary Watts with the Oriel Singers, directed by Tim Morris. 0 Worship the Lord (Was lebet); Exodus 3, vv 1-6; Psalm 24 (Barnby); Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Weelkes).


Unknown: Rosemary Watts
Directed By: Tim Morris.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly hosts another edition of the food and drink quiz, this week from Pembroke College, Oxford. Oz Clarke, Antony Worral Thompson , Thane Prince and Brian Turner share the high table. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Antony Worral Thompson
Unknown: Brian Turner
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Bible

Deuteronomy. The fourth of six parts, read by Martin Jarvis.
Abridged by Neville Teller Director Alison Bogle


Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Ursula Owen , the new editor of Index on Censorship.
Serial: Fatlands by Sarah Dunant. The sixth of 13 parts read by Barbara Flynn. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ursula Owen
Unknown: Sarah Dunant.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Robert McKenzie LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain

Chairman Robert Robinson.
Round 1: Scotland. Eoin Robertson (electron microscopist); Alastair Love (accountant); Alan McLean (educational consultant): and Donald Yule (corporate communications consultant). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Eoin Robertson
Unknown: Alastair Love
Unknown: Alan McLean
Unknown: Donald Yule
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The British Bulldog

By Christopher Denys. The war in Europe is over and the regulars in The Wellington are planning how to celebrate the peace. It all turns out not quite as they expected.
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Director: Tony Cliff
Mrs Clmdwick: Judith Barker
Dora: Julie Corrigan
Mrs Ryder: Ann Rye
Harry: Paul Broughton
Jim: Brian Southwood
Arnie Badger: Ray Mort
Gardener: Geoffrey Banks
Wally: Alan Sykes
Jackie: Robin Polley
Benny: Brian Trueman
Muriel Chadwick: Jenny Luckraft

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Alan Davidson who retired early from the Diplomatic Service to become a food writer and publisher.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Alan Davidson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits the Savoy Theatre as it reopens after its devastating fire, reports on this year's Promenade Concerts, and goes to an exhibition of contemporary American quilts. Producer Adnan Washboume (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Adnan Washboume

: Short Story: At Even Ere the Sun Was Set

by James Hamilton Patterson.
Evening on a dusty road. An Englishman abroad meets an old man with a fast collapsing hat. He has something peculiar to sell....
Read by Dominic Letts. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: James Hamilton Patterson.
Read By: Dominic Letts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

In the chair: Humphrey Lyttelton. Round the table: Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. At the piano: Colin Sell. Producer Paul Spencer


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

Jack celebrates in style.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: The Concert of Europe

Michael Duke 's comic drama about the rise of nationalism in Europe.
A group of young British professional singers travel to Marseilles to take part in a European harmony festival, with distinctly unharmonious consequences. The singers are united only against their ambitious but ineffectual chorusmaster.
Singers: Jeni Bern (soprano), Raphael Rojas (tenor). Dennis Haggerty (tenor).
Pianist Michael Lester-Cribb Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Michael Duke
Singers: Jeni Bern
Soprano: Raphael Rojas
Tenor: Dennis Haggerty
Pianist: Michael Lester-Cribb
Director: Patrick Rayner
Carl: Mark Straker
Clark: Finlay Welsh
Hazel: Fiona Francis
Philip: Kenneth Glenaan
Colin: Melvin Whitfield
Gabby: Fenella Kerr
Dominique: Vari Sylvester
Wilf: John Ramage

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: Book at Bedtime: The Queen and I

Sue Townsend's novel is read in eight parts by Miriam Margolyes. 6: Justice
Abridged by Elizabeth Proud Producer John Tydeman (Rpt;
BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: The Queen and 1, from retailers


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: John Tydeman

: You Heard it Here First

Up the Garden Path
A radio version in six parts of her novel by Sue Limb . Starring Imelda Staunton as Izzy.
5: The Menage
Producer Jonathan James-Moore ffirst broadcast in


Novel By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Mark Monero
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael: Nicholas Le Prevost
Dick: Mike Grady
Guyn: Sion Probert
Louise: Phyllida Nash
Class 4c: Kerryann White
Class 4c: Sarah Doyle

: 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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