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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Robin Maynard


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Robin Maynard

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Passport to Hell

Pete McCarthy takes a final look at the World of travellers' tales. This week, the truth about the wild man of Hunstanton. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: David Prest

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests with lively and stimulating conversation. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

for All Saints Day, live from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury in Manchester, with Cansonetta. The Church's One foundation (Aurelia) Ephesians 1, w 17-23.Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock), For All the Saints (Sine Nomine). Organist Julian McNamara
Director Jeffrey Wynn-Davies


Organist: Julian McNamara
Director: Jeffrey Wynn-Davies

: Inspiration

Chris Stuart chairs another lighthearted look at the world of inventors and their creations . With guests Heather Couper , Professor Lewis Wolpert , Dr Mike Stroud and Sue Nelson. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Dr Mike Stroud
Unknown: Sue Nelson.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Bible

Isaiah. David Neal reads the fifth of 16ePisodes from the authorised version. bridged by Yvonne Antrobus Producer Philip Martin


Unknown: David Neal
Unknown: Yvonne Antrobus
Producer: Philip Martin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers. Crime novelist Harriet Vane stands in the dock, accused of murdering her ex-lover. How can Lord Peter Wimsey save her? Read in 12 episodes by Nigel Planer. Abridged by Sally Feldman
Music Langford's London Miniatures
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selene


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.
Unknown: Harriet Vane
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: Nigel Planer.
Abridged By: Sally Feldman
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selene

: Money Box Live: 071-

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on how to make the most of your money. Producer Andrew Wood
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Andrew Wood

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

In the last contest of the series, the London team, Irene Thomas and Eric Kom , take on the North team of Paul Barker and Margaret Lessing. Questionmasters Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Margaret Lessing.
Unknown: Questionmasters Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton.
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Seven Per Cent Solution

Adaptation of Nicholas Meyer 's Gold and Silver Dagger Award-winning book, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes , Ian Hogg as Dr Watson and Karl Johnson as Sigmund Freud. ..
The riddle of Holmes's disappearance after the Reichenbach Falls is at last solved, and the real reason for Professor Moriarty's power is revealed.
With David Bannerman , Kate Binchy , Federay Holmes , JillieMeers and David Sinclair Violin played by Steve Bentley
Dramatised by Denny Martin Flinn
Music David Chiltem and Nicholas Russell-Pavier Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Nicholas Meyer
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Ian Hogg
Unknown: Karl Johnson
Unknown: Sigmund Freud.
Unknown: Reichenbach Falls
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Federay Holmes
Violin: David Sinclair
Played By: Steve Bentley
Dramatised By: Denny Martin Flinn
Music: David Chiltem
Music: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director: Jane Morgan
Professor Moriarty: David King
Mycroft Hobnes: Philip Voss
BaronvonLeinsdorf: Matthew Morgan
Nancy Osborn Slater: Meunda Walker
Baroness von Leinsdorf: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Hugo von Hoffmansthal: Wolf Kahler

: Conversation Piece

n In the firstof the 26th-and final
- series, Sue MacGregor 's guest is writer Alan Plater , who talks about his life and work and reflects a little on both. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope from Botton

At the start of National Library Week, Natalie Wheen hosts the programme from Bolton Public Library, including a review of a book called Long Overdue. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Short Story: Wednesdays and Fridays

by Elizabeth Jolley. Mabel Doris Morgan gets increasingly exasperated with her tenant and his outboard motor. Read by Carole Boyd. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.
Unknown: Mabel Doris Morgan
Read By: Carole Boyd.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests in the last of the series.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

A dinosaur is on the loose.

: The Food Programme

The best from Henrietta Green's Food Lover's Guide to Britain is tested by Derek Cooper and his guests, including the winner of the Good Food competition.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: The Seagull

This new production of Anton Chekhov's classic play set on a country estate in Russia was recorded on location. It was described by the author as "a comedy, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake): much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love."
Adapted for radio by Martyn Wade. Director Cherry Cookson


Writer: Anton Chekhov
Adapter: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Madame Arkadina: Diana Quick
Trigorin: Alex Jennings
Constantin: Robert Glenister
Nina: Helena Bonham Carter
Masha: Kate Buffery
Dorn: Edward Petherbridge
Sorin: Richard Pearson
Medvedenko: Nicholas Boulton
Paulina: Frances Jeater
Shamrayev: Colin Pinney
Music: specially composed by Elisabeth Parker - Radiophonic Workshop

: The Financial World Tonight

This week Roger White presents the programme from Edinburgh, the financial heart of Scotland.


Unknown: Roger White

: Book at Bedtime: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Continuing Roddy Doyle 's story of a 10-year-old boy who loves life with all its mystery and just can't understand why people don't like each other.
Episode 4. Read by Mark Lambert.
Abridged by Christ Rtz-Simon .ProducerEoinO'Callaghan


Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Read By: Mark Lambert.
Abridged By: Christ Rtz-Simon

: You Heard It Here First

An Actor's Life for Me by Paul Mayhew-Archer . Starring John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin. 4: Educating Robert. Sue gets Robert some work teaching drama at her school. Is he a natural teacher or a natural disaster?
Producer Paul Spencer
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Producer: Paul Spencer

: 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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