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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 Suzanne Edwards.


Unknown: Suzanne Edwards.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Business News

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Whodunnit?

1: Identify the Body. Simon Brett carries out a two-part investigation among leading crime writers in the Sound Archives in an attempt to solve the problem of how to commit the perfect fictional murder.
Producer Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: WordlyWise

I Peter Hobday and guests Michael Fenton Stevens , Lorelei King , Liz Lochhead and Greg Proops return to derive more entertainment from words and phrases in the etymological panel game. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Daily Service

Canon Colin Semper is joined in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Houses of Parliament by the Speaker of the House of the Commons, the Rt Hon Betty Boothroyd , MP, and her Chaplain, Canon Donald Gray. The choristers of St Margaret's Church. Westminster, are directed by Simon Over. Music: Immortal, invisible (St Denio); Lead me, Lord (S S Wesley). Reading: Matthew 20, w 1-16. Organist Jeremy Walker.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Canon Donald Gray.
Directed By: Simon Over.
Organist: Jeremy Walker.

: The Bible

John. Canon Michael Austin introduces the first often parts read by Tony Britton. Abridged by Penny Leicester Producer Noel Vincent


Read By: Tony Britton.
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Noel Vincent

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. The first of four parts read by Garrick Hagon.
August 1965. A hot summer's day in Iowa. A chance meeting changes two people's lives forever. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Robert James Waller.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Frances MacDonald
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin questions three more contestants, with specialist rounds on the concerto, Edvard Grieg and education. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Edvard Grieg
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archtn

: Seven Years' Solitary

A dramatisation of Dr Edith Bone 's autobiography by Jonathan Smith.
In 1949, at the age of 64, Dr Bone returned to her native Hungary after 30 years abroad. As a British spy, she was condemned to solitary confinement which she survived through an indomitable will and humour.
Director Shaun MacLoughlln


Unknown: Dr Edith Bone
Unknown: Jonathan Smith.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlln
Edith: Maureen O'Brien
Hippo: Steve Hodson
Major: Bill Wallis
Colonel: Christian Rodska
Miklos: Jonathan Tafler
British ambassador: Peter Copley

: The Train Now Showing

Sit back with John Huntley and take a journey by train, to recollections of films past, including The Titfield Thunderbolt, Brief Encounter and Night Mail. Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: John Huntley
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: In Excess

Armando lannucci takes a final look at a world of extremes.
Homo Collapsus. Thrusting executives windsurf in their lunchbreak and bop through the night - Armando meets some of the people who relax with gusto. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Brian King

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen meets the dancer Irek Mukhamedov as he achieves his ambition to interpret the role of Othello in dance. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: The Lid

by Philip Harries. "He was hearing again something from his childhood, a memory long forgotten but now brought to startling, almost painful light. " Read by Russell Dixon. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Philip Harries.
Read By: Russell Dixon.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons challenges Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Wendy Richard , Lee Simpson.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Lee Simpson.

: News

: The Archers

It's a dog's life for Joe.

: The Food Programme

With the help of cultural historian Margaret Visser , Derek Cooper finds out about the rituals of dining. (Revised


Unknown: Margaret Visser
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: The Ratcatcher of Hamelin

by John Peacock.
The Pied Piper is everywhere in Hamelin. Fourteen-year-old Tim finds himself curiously disturbed by the legend and what lies behind it.
With Elaine Claxton , James Taylor and the people of Hamelin.
Music composed by Stephen Boxer and played by Brian Gulland
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: James Taylor
Composed By: Stephen Boxer
Played By: Brian Gulland
Director: Jane Morgan
Tim: James Beattie
David: James Aubrey
Rachel: Sally Dexter
Helga: Tina Gray
Edmund Ludeker/Landgraf: Philip Voss
Liesel Ludeker: Edith Kahler
Johann: David Bannerman
Anna: Jillie Meers
Jutte: Helena McCarthy
Pied Piper: Nicholas Boulton

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White.


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Peertess Flats

Esther Freud reads the sixth of eight episodes of her novel. Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Esther Freud
Producer: Tracey Neale

: This Island Now

3: The Caravan. There are 295,000 heads of families in Britain and Ireland who belong to the Caravan Club. Their national rally, held at Sandringham, includes beer, fun for children and an intimate flagpole ceremony, as Ray Gosling discovers in the last of the series examining the nation's heart. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: 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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