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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Leslie Thomas in a Novel Setting

On the first of three return visits to places associated with his novels, Leslie Thomas is in the South Hams of Devon, the setting for his best-selling The Magic Army. Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Daily Service

God Moves in a Mysterious Way (London New, BBC HB 8); Amos 7, w 1-9; It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (John Ireland); Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire, BBC HB 481).
Director of Music Graham Elliott.


Music: Graham Elliott.

: The Bible

Joshua. Final part: Joshua's Covenant.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Judith Brown , President of the European Law Firm. Serial: Fatlands (12).


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Judith Brown

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts investigates the early diagnosis of oral cancer and its treatment with a laser.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney with the programme about language that is what it says. 7: A Drop of the Irish. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Lazy Brien

by Gregory Motton.
Brien, too lazy to walk the length of himself, allows his goat to eat him, with surprising results.
Narrated by Kevin Flood.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Gregory Motton.
Unknown: Kevin Flood.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Lazy Brien: Gerard McSorley
Ma: Margaret D'Arcy
Fat Sumpter: Sheelagh O'Kane
Goat: Brigid Erin Bates
The Farmer: Joe McPartland
Tourist 1: Sean Caffrey
Tourist 2: Amanda Maguire

: The Tingle Factor

Writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down her spine. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: What If....?

As every schoolchild knows, in 1066 King Harold was shot in the eye in the process of losing the battle of Hastings. What if he'd ducked and saved the day? This week Christopher Andrew is joined by Patrick Wormald and David Bates to rewrite the history of what might have been. producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Patrick Wormald
Unknown: David Bates
Producer: Ian Bell

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Punters

Listeners report on issues which have affected their lives - and could affect yours. Presented by Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley
WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR PHONE: 0272.[number removed]


Presented By: Susan Marling.
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan investigates the various ways that writers describe music, and listens to the American clarinettist Don Byron.
Producer John Goudie
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Clarinettist: Don Byron.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Touch and Go

by Brian Thompson.
" knew Lily for about ten years, in which time she grew a little thicker round the waist, maybe herjawline altered for the worse, but in all other respects she remained the sulky and fearful child experience teaches you never to tangle with." Read by John Bennett. producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Brian Thompson.
Read By: John Bennett.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Galahad at Blandings

Last of a four-part adaptation of P G Wodehouse's classic novel.
Houdini Galahad. Galahad's plans look setto end in disaster. Tipton receives a discouraging letter from his fiancee, Sam is found out, and Huxley Winkworth is savaged by an angry pig.
Adapted by Richard Usbome
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Houdini Galahad.
Unknown: Huxley Winkworth
Adapted By: Richard Usbome
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Galahad: Ian Carmichael
Lord Emsworth: Richard Vernon
Lady Hermione: Elizabeth Spriggs
Beach: Harold Innocent
Sam: Simon Treves
Sandy: Susannah Fellowes
Tipton: Alan Marriott

: News

: The Archers

Things aren't going Sid's way.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Tim Llewellyn. Producer Lynne Jones


Reporter: Tim Llewellyn.
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Science Now

: Doctor in the Alps

In the first of four programmes, David Bean explores Switzerland with the help of an earlier visitor, the Victorian physician John Forbes. Reader Struan Rodger. A Hot Time on the Rigi Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Reader: John Forbes.
Reader: Struan Rodger.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Touch

with Peter White.
ProducerThena Heshel
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed] between 9.15pm and 10.15pm
FACTSHEET: send large s a e to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £16.50, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4,05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy.


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod.


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod.

: The Radio Programme

Hamish Mykura goes deep-sea jiving at the Underwater Music Festival in Florida.
Presented by Laurie Taylor.


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: 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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