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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Robert Ellis.


Unknown: Robert Ellis.

: 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

: Bad Housekeeping

A ten-part saga of domestic mayhem at 196 Cranford Gardens, the home of Dulcie Domum. Written by Sue Limb.
1: A Brown Study. Read by Marty Cruickshank.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Dulcie Domum.
Written By: Sue Limb.
Read By: Marty Cruickshank.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

led by Rev Michael Blood from St Paul 's Church, Birmingham with the Fountain Singers. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton); Romans 8, w 12-21; Eternal F«her (Hoist); Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket). Director of Music Ian Ledsham.


Unknown: Rev Michael Blood
Unknown: St Paul
Music: Ian Ledsham.

: WordlyWise

Peter Hobday tests Tony Hawkes , Charles Kennedy , Rosalind Miles and Caroline Quentin on the ohgns of words and phrases. Producer Colin Swash


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Tony Hawkes
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Colin Swash

: The Bible

&ra. Read by John Woodvine. Abndged by Roger Pine
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Read By: John Woodvine.
Unknown: Roger Pine
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: A Rather English Marriage by Angela Lambert. Read by Geoffrey Palmer. Part 8.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Angela Lambert.
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.
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. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The London team, Irene Thomas and Eric Korn, take on the Scottish team of Joyce McMillan and Colin Bell. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton. (Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm)


Contestant: Irene Thomas
Contestant: Eric Korn
Contestant: Joyce McMillan
Contestant: Colin Bell
Questionmaster: Gordon Clough
Questionmaster: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Larry the Lamb

by Peter Thomson based on stories by Franz Kafka.
When Larry turns up at an audition saying he's a hunger artist, Johnny Johnson forgets the talking dog and the musical farter and knows he's struck gold.


Writer: Peter Thomson
Based on stories by: Franz Kafka.
Director: Jane Morgan
Larry: Samuel West
Johnny Johnson: Barry Foster
Mary: Carolyn Backhouse
June: Alice Arnold
Beeder Barkng: James Grout
Alphonse: Matthew Sim
[Actor]: Keith Drinkel
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Peter Gunn
[Actor]: David Learner
[Actor]: Matthew Morgan
[Actor]: Alison Reid
[Actor]: Theresa Streatfeild
[Actor]: Melinda Walker
[Actor]: John Webb

: Conversations with Historians

The last of six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians about their work and its relevance to the modern world. This week he meets Stephen Ambrose , Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, Director of the Eisenhower Centre and biographer of Richard Nixon. Producer John Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Stephen Ambrose
Unknown: Richard Nixon.
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Manchester is the City of Drama next year. Robert Dawson Scott investigates and visits a production of Richard II at the Royal Exchange. Also the sounds of a mariachi band in the studio. Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Story of the Tragic Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Angela Westmore

by Frank Collymore. The title says it all - or does it? Over to Randolph McGuffie. Read by Gillian Bevan. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frank Collymore.
Unknown: Randolph McGuffie.
Read By: Gillian Bevan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak presents the last programme of the series.
Bruce Chatwin - Demon Researcher or Mythomane? Did this gifted writer weave the best myth about himself? Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Monday Play: Change

by Mike Dorrell. Catherine rejects marriage in favour of religion. But when she is powerfully attracted to a Mormon preacher who comes to her village, she learns about the doctrine of polygamy.
Violin lolo Jones
Driector Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Mike Dorrell.
Unknown: Driector Jane Dauncey
Maphn: Brian Hibbard
Catherine: Helen Griffin
Ruth: Menna Trussler
Ifan: Huw Ceredig
Peg: Jilia Dearden
Pritchard: Mike Povey
Palmyra: Valerie Colgan
William: William Roberts
David: Gary Llewellyn
Huw: Winston Evans
l oan: Stephen Attwell

: 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: Gerald Brockhurst

The first of a five-part story by Jocelyn Brooke. A poignant tale of a friendship that developed between two young men at Oxford during the 1920s. Read by Alec McCowen. Abridged by Donald Bancroft Producer Tim Gebbels


Story By: Jocelyn Brooke.
Read By: Alec McCowen.
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Producer: Tim Gebbels

: You Heard It Here First: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Based on the book by Douglas Adams. 3: Fit the Third. Arthur Dent and his companions face a missile attack.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Book By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfost: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Computer: David Tate

: Benny's Boys

Benny Goodman 's small groups created the concept of chamber jazz, and their recordings represent the genre at its best. In the first of five programmes, Geoffrey Smith looks at the work of Goodman's trio that he formed in 1935 with Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa. Producer Derek Drescher (first broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Gene Krupa.
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.

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