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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Robert Ellis.


Unknown: Rev Robert Ellis.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: The Penny World

A story in five parts, written, abridged and read by Edward Blishen. 1: Round Jaipur with Mr Pram. Producer Susan Roberts


Read By: Edward Blishen.
Unknown: Mr Pram.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests return with more conversation. rroaucer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Mary Sharp

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday test the teams on the derivations of more words and phrases. With David Thomas , Lorelei King , Andy Hamilton and Rosie Boycott. Producer Colin Swash


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: David Thomas
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Rosie Boycott.
Producer: Colin Swash

: Daily Service

On tne day the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the Mayflower, Denis Nowlan leads an act of worship from the Parish Church of St Mary, Rotherhithe, London. With the University of London Church Choir.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: The Bible

Chronicles. Paul Daneman reads the fourth of seven parts. Abridged by Alan England Director Alan Drury


Unknown: Paul Daneman
Abridged By: Alan England
Director: Alan Drury

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Incidences of repetitive strain injury have increased with the introduction of new technology. Marya Burgess reports on its causes, symptoms and treatment - and victims. Serial: A Rather English Marriage by Angela Lambert. Read by Geoffrey Palmer. Part 3.
Producer Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marya Burgess
Unknown: Angela Lambert.
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.
Producer: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

I Vincent Duggleby advises I listeners on how to make the most of their money. Producer Jane Wilkinson
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jane Wilkinson

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The London team, Irene Thomas and Eric Korn , take on the Welsh team, Jack Jones and Peter Stead. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Peter Stead.
Unknown: Questionmasters Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Road to Munich

by Douglas Livingstone.
It's nearly 40 years since Roy last saw Mickey Batty and he'd have been happy never to see him again. They're both on their way to the October bierfest, though with very different reasons for going and with different ideas of having a good time.
With Jonathan Adams , Jill Graham , Melanie Hudson. Peter Penry Jones , Nicholas Murchie , Jonathan Tafler , Julian Rhind Tutt and Ann Windsor. Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Douglas Livingstone.
Unknown: Mickey Batty
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: Melanie Hudson.
Unknown: Peter Penry Jones
Unknown: Nicholas Murchie
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Julian Rhind Tutt
Unknown: Ann Windsor.
Director: Jane Morgan
Mickey: Nicky Henson
Roy: David Collings
Herman: John Fleming
Greta: Pauline Letts
jean: Anne Carroll
Vilma: Sheila Reid
Young Mickey: Ross Livingstone
YoungRoy: Matthew Sim
Young Jean: Federay Holmes

: Conversations with Historians

John Millertalks to historians about their work. This week he meets Arthur Schlessinger Jnr , from the City University in New York to discuss the lives and impact o American Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy. Producer John Knight


Unknown: John Millertalks
Unknown: Arthur Schlessinger Jnr
Unknown: John Kennedy.
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A world premiere play by Tony Harrison and a major new exhibition from David Hockney - both at the same venue. Natalie Wheen visits Salt's Mill near Bradford and attends Xenakis' Bacchae in London.
Producer Beaty Rubens (Revised repeat at 9. 15pm)


Play By: Tony Harrison
Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story: Monty's Revolver

by Colin Dexter. When Monty's revolver comes up for auction, one collector knows its reserve price is beyond his reach.


Writer: Colin Dexter
Reader: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Sarah Kilgariff

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Elizabeth wants her mum.

: The Art of Travel

with Annette Kobak.
5: Netherlands writer Cees Nooteboom goes on a journey to the Dutch mountains. Reader David Goodiand. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Annette Kobak.
Unknown: Cees Nooteboom
Reader: David Goodiand.
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Monday Play: New Routes

by Peter Terson. Freddie takes a winter let on a cottage in the Lake District.
Director Philip Martin


Unknown: Peter Terson.
Director: Philip Martin
Freddie: Simon Carter
Diggory: David Streames
Pete: Peter Meakin
Kate: Jackie Smith-Wood
Nell: Hedli Niklaus
MacFinbn: Roger Hume
Vicar: Roger Hume
Megan: Marian Kemmer
Tricia: Susan Hannah
Mavis: Susan Hannah

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime: The Trick of It

The sixth of a ten-part story by Michael Frayn. Richard Dunnett can't help thinking what a wonderful writer his wife was until he came along. Read by Martin Jarvis. Abridged by Katharine Nicholas
An independent production by Adrian Mourby


Story By: Michael Frayn.
Story By: Richard Dunnett
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Abridged By: Katharine Nicholas
Production By: Adrian Mourby

: You Heard it Here First

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Based on the book by Douglas Adams.
2: Fit the Second. Arthur Dent faces a hopeless choice.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Book By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Martin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillion: Susan Sheridan
Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
VogonGuard: David Tate
Computer: David Tate

: The Gypsy Genius

In the last programme on the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt , Max Harrison looks at his reunion with the violinist
Stephane Grappelli.
Producer Derek Drescher (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Guitarist: Django Reinhardt
Guitarist: Max Harrison
Violinist: Stephane Grappelli.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: 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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