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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

A meditation with Walter Beasley.


Unknown: Walter Beasley.

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Whodunnit?

2: Round Up the Usual Suspects. Simon Brett continues his investigations among leading crime writers in the Sound Archives in an attempt to find the perfect solution to a fictional murder. Producer Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Daily Service

Led by Rev Michael Blood , from St Paul 's Church in Birmingham, with the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Ubi caritas (Taize); Reading: Song of Songs 2, w 1-4; 8, w 6-7; I sat down (Bairstow); Love of the Father (Song 22) Director of Music David Saint.


Unknown: Rev Michael Blood
Unknown: St Paul
Music: David Saint.

: Wonlly Wise

Peter Hobday is joined by guests including Helen Lederer , Chris Stuart and Susan Jeffreys on what is idiomatically speaking the cat's whiskers of etymological panel games. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Bible

John. The sixth of ten 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

How long does true love last? Jenni Murray asks Claire and Desmond Rayner. Serial: Limestone and Clay by Lesley Glaister. First of ten parts, read by Sian Thomas.
Abndged by Meg Clarke Editor Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Desmond Rayner.
Unknown: Lesley Glaister.
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls. Producer Ann Gilmartin
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: You and Yours

With John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts three contestants through three movements in the third heat of the wide-ranging music quiz. But only one will go through to the semi-final. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Anyone Can See I Love You

A St Valentine's day celebration of the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe by Marilyn Bowering. With Hetty Baynes as the star everyone adored but no one really knew and Stuart Milligan as her musical director.
"...and I want to say that, if am a star, the people made me a star - no studio, no person, but the people did," - Marilyn Monroe.
Musicians Robert Pettigrew , Kenny Ellis , Jimmy Woods Director Marilyn Imrie (First broadcast in 1986)


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Marilyn Bowering.
Unknown: Hetty Baynes
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe.
Musicians: Robert Pettigrew
Musicians: Kenny Ellis
Musicians: Jimmy Woods
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: Learning to Live in China

David Crook first went to China in the 1930s as a committed communist. He married Isabel, a missionary's daughter, and together they built a life working with the Chinese peasants. But during the Cultural Revolution they were suddenly seen as "dangerous intellectuals". David was placed in solitary confinement for five years, Isabel was locked upforthree years, and their three teenage sons were left to fend for themselves. Their son
Paul tells the story of his parents, who still live happily in Peking. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: David Crook
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen sees a new production of Puccini's Turandot at Welsh National
Opera in Cardiff and explores the life of pre-Raphaelite poet Christina Rossetti. Producer Abigail Appleton (RewserJ repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Christina Rossetti.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: To Her Unready Boyfriend

by Helen Simpson.
She says to seize the moment! But he's not so sure ... A rather poetic response to St Valentine's Day.
Read by Jane Whittenshaw. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Peter Jones and Jenny Eclair as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Jenny Eclair

: News

: The Archers

Debbie and Kate make unlikely valentines.

: The Food Programme

Would people be healthier and happier on a vegan diet? Derek Cooper explores the potential oftofu and soya.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: A Vital Flaw

Neville Watchurst's play is a truthful account of a relationship which developed in Germany before and during the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler has a serious health problem and Dr Felix Kersten is summoned to treat him. The doctor's success establishes Himmler's dependency on him and when war breaks out Kersten is faced with an impossible dilemma.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez Director Sue Wilson


Music composed and played by: Anthea Gomez
Director: Sue Wilson
Dr Felix Kersten: Martin Jarvis
Heinrich Himmler: John Duttine
Rudolf Brandt: Christopher Ravenscroft
Irmguard: Louise Jameson
Kaltenbrunner: Gareth Armstrong
Gunther: Gareth Armstrong
Kivimaeki: John Baddeley
Bernadotte: Peter Harding
Hewitt: David Monico
Masur: David Monico
Heydrich: Malcolm Ward
Rosterg: Norman Bird
Judge: Norman Bird
Koch: Michael Onslow
Gestapo officer: Michael Onslow
Pohl: Dominic Letts
Gestapo officer: Dominic Letts

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: Oscar and Lucinda

The third of 12 parts of Peter Carey 's novel, read and abridged by John Turnbull. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Peter Carey
Abridged By: John Turnbull.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Thy Good and Faithful Servant

In the first of a three-part series, Anita Balla explores the bond between Mark Tully and his servant Ram Chander. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Anita Balla
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: 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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