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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey and Robin Maynard


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Robin Maynard

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Noel Battye.


Unknown: Noel Battye.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Oh Mary, Don't You Cry Any More

by Fay Weldon. Read by Julie Christie.
Shirley lives in Tasmania and is bringing up her two children alone. She is determined to make the most of her situation. ACSATelltapes Production


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Read By: Julie Christie.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Inspiration

From the Museum of the Moving Image, London, Chris Stuart puts science and inventions underthe microscope with Ian McCaskill , Bob Symes and Irene Thomas. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Irene Thomas.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Daily Service

from the Memorial Chapel of the University of Glasgow, led by Rev Johnston McKay. Anthem: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (E Bairstow). Hymns: Behold the Mountain of the Lord; 0 God of Our Divided World. Reading: Matthew 25 w 31-36 and w 41-46.
Musical Director Carolyn Ritchie. Organist David Spottiswoode.


Unknown: Rev Johnston
Organist: Carolyn Ritchie.
Organist: David Spottiswoode.

: The Bible

Psalms. Hannah Gordon reads the sixth of eight selections from the Authorised Version.
Abridged by Geoffrey Beevers Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Abridged By: Geoffrey Beevers
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

As Harriet Walter today begins reading Susan Hill 's sequel to Rebecca as the Woman's Hour serial, Sarah Dunant Presents a programme dedicated to her creator, Daphne du Maurier.
Serial: Mrs De Winter (1) by Susan Hill. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Susan Hill.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Irene Thomas and Eric Korn take on Owen Dudley Edwards and Patrick Fitzpatrick. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton.
Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Patrick Fitzpatrick.
Unknown: Questionmasters Gordon
Unknown: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Roland's Afterlife

in Frederick Bradnum 's dark-grey comedy, Roland's search for salvation leads to some strange encounters.
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Glyn Dearman
Roland: Derek Fowlds
Lorraine: Melinda Walker
HidR: Sheila Hancock
G: Richard Vernon
Leonoski: David March
Nerdieff: Robert Eddison
Sir Fingle Cameron: Henry Stamper
Canon Clutterbuck: Eric Allen
Dr Shaw: Irene Sutcliffe
Truscott: Alan Barker
The Bishop: Peter Penry Jones
MrsDenbigh: Ann Windsor
Cordoba: Andrew Wincott

: Whackademics

Four programmes in which David Stafford explores unusual and eccentric research projects. Producer Ian Peacock


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Ian Peacock

: Eureka

Mike Burrows , who designed the bike on which Chris Boardman won Olympic gold, talks to Barbara Myers.


Unknown: Mike Burrows
Unknown: Chris Boardman
Unknown: Barbara Myers.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott reports on The Absence ofwar, David Hare 's trilogy at the National Theatre, with a cast including John Thaw , and tells you how to enter the Young Radio Critic of the Year competition.
Producer John Boundy (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: John Thaw
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: Flashman

by George MacDonald Fraser.
A three-part story from the memoirs of Harry Flashman. officer, coward and arch cad, expelled from Rugby in 1839. Part one. Read by Iain Cuthbertston . Producer Bruce Young
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Harry Flashman.
Read By: Iain Cuthbertston
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme Real Beef

Producer Sheila Dillon


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The Monday Play: Holus Bolus

In Steve Walker 's mindful play, Graham Baffner , the handsomest, most intelligent man in the world, offers Mr Placketts , a Yorkshire businessman, the opportunity not to be himself.
Music: Neil Brand
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Steve Walker
Unknown: Graham Baffner
Unknown: Mr Placketts
Music: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Baffner: Richard E Grant
Mme Cherepovets etc: Irene Sutcliffe
Placketts: Peter Woodthorpe
Cherepovets: Harry Towb
Ossert Chinery: Hugh Ross
Carol: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Cruttendon etc: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Parisienne etc: Oona Beeson
Giles etc: James Telfer
Smolensk etc: Barry J Gordon
Melnikov: John Baddeley
Maxie: John Evitts

: Silkies

Adrian Mourby reports on life among the Silkies (Single Income and Lots of Kids). 1: Life After Children


Unknown: Adrian Mourby

: 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.

: Book at Bedtime: It All Began With Growcott

Adapted and performed in five episodes by Martin Jarvis , this autobiographical memoir was written in 1960 by Sir Ralph Richardson , who died ten years ago this month.
1: A Cab with Yellow Wheels Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Producer: Martin Jenkins

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

by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.
Fit the Sixth. Will the Ultimate Question be discovered? (The answer is 42.)
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: John Lloyd.
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Benny's Boys

In this last programme Geoffrey Smith looks at Benny Goodman's small groups during the later 1940s.
Producer Derek Drescher (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
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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