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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Noel Battye.


Unknown: Rev Noel Battye.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Business News

: Thought for the Day

with Lionel Blue

: The Week on 4

: Do Angels Wear Brassieres?

by Olive Senior.
Aunt Mary prepares for the archbishop's visit. Everything is planned to the last detail except — what to do about Beccka?
Adjoa Andoh reads the first of two episodes. Producer Tessa Kendall


Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Producer: Tessa Kendall

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

from the Cathedral Church of St Mary's,

: Questions of Taste

Another edition of the readily digestible panel game. Chris Kelly plays host to Oz Clarke, Antony Worral Thompson and guests at the Four Seasons Hotel in London. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Antony Worral Thompson
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Bible

Matthew. Final episode read by Derek Jacobi.
Abridged by Catherine Czerkawska Director Alison Bogle


Read By: Derek Jacobi.
Abridged By: Catherine Czerkawska
Director: Alison Bogle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
In the first of a new series on British bread Linda Collister extols the basic Grant loaf from southern England.
Serial: North and South. Mrs Gaskell's classic novel - a love story set against the background of the industrial north. Fifth of 20 parts read by Janet McTeer. Abridged by Doreen Estall Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Linda Collister
Read By: Janet McTeer.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Editor: Sally Feldman

: 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

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden to another round of the musical panel game. In the chair: Steve Race.
Devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J Mason Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race.
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Third Mask

by Jenny Sinclair.
Rachel's holiday alone in Venice, away from the tedium of domestic life, proves to be a liberating experience.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Jenny Sinclair.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Rachel: Maureen O'Brien
Tony: John Rowe
Helen: Sally Kinghorn
Mr Burgoyne: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Burgoyne: Ann Windsor
Jim Jenkins: Eric Allan
Gino: Andrew Wincott

: Three Actors in Search of a Character

1. Henry VIII. Thanks to Charles Laughton , Henry VIII isnowmythologisedasajolly fat king who married a lot of women and had some of them beheaded. In the first of four programmes, John Florance meets actors Keith Michell , John Stride and Richard Griffiths to find out about three portrayals of the famous king. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Henry Viii.
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: John Stride
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Bamboo and Barbed Wire

The concluding programme on the experiences of women interned by the Japanese during the Second World War deals with liberation in 1945. Producers Anna Magnusson and Siobhan Synnot (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Producers: Anna Magnusson
Producers: Siobhan Synnot

: News

: Kaleidoscope

This year sees the centenary of the writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley , author of Brave New World. Paul Vaughan investigates his reputation.
Producer Enka Wright


Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Enka Wright

: Short Story: The Man from the South

by Roald Dahl. Win a Cadillac or lose a finger - what will be the result of an old man's bizarre bet? Read by Terry Molloy. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Roald Dahl.
Read By: Terry Molloy.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe andLinda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

with Nicholas Parsons and his guests.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: News

: The Archers

A-hunting we will go.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Spring Sonata

A surreal black comedy by Booker prize-winner Bernice Rubens, starring Amanda Root and Henry Goodman.
Yascha's birth is awaited with great expectations by his family but he can hear the outside world and has his own ideas.


Writer: Bernice Rubens
Violin: Robin Stowell
Violin: Simon Shewring
Dramatised by: Olwen Wymark
Director: Alison Hindell
Sheila: Amanda Root
Bernard: Henry Goodman
Yascha: Richard Pearce
Phoebe: Jennie Stoller
Mrs Singer: Doreen Mantle
Robert: Matthew Morgan
Clarissa: Marie Phillips
Dr Worcester: Philip Bond
Dr Kreutzer: Dillwyn Owen
Dr Cowper: Peter Whitman
Mrs Spengler: Lawmary Champion
Dr Dickens: Neville Jason
Dr Brown: Peter Kenny
Nurse: Anna Garth

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The financial World Tonight

Presented by Heather Payton.


Presented By: Heather Payton.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mist in the Mirror

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story read in five parts by Gareth Armstrong , with John Moffatt as the narrator. Part 1. Abridged by Oliver Reynolds Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: John Moffatt
Abridged By: Oliver Reynolds
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Discursive Excursions

Seasoned travellers recall their exploits and their reactions to extreme conditions.
Veterans of travel in the Sahara and Arabian deserts dwell on the physical discomforts, mental anguish - and the occasional high points of theirjoumeys. Producer Alastair Wilson


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Pete McCarthy's Abroad

Pete McCarthy muses on his travels in Australia and the unique joys of a gloomy British winter.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Sarah Smith

: 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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