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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Denis Blackledge SJ.


Unknown: Father Denis Blackledge

: Today

with John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Newspaper proprietor Conrad Black is this week's castaway.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Conrad Black
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes.
Producer Nick Utechin LETTERS TO: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkleyof
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Steps on the Way to the Cross

A service of reflection for Good Friday, presented by Father Oliver McTernan with members of the New Company, directed by Harry Bicket. Reader Jenny Howe.
Tristis est anima mea and Vine mea electa from Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Penitence (Poulenc); Hear my prayer, 0 Lord (Purcell); Crucifixus (Lotti); A Litany (Walton); Ave verum corpus (Byrd); Geistliches Lied (Brahms). Producer Clair Jaquiss


Presented By: Father Oliver McTernan
Directed By: Harry Bicket.
Reader: Jenny Howe.
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Discursive Excursions

Seasoned travellers recall their exploits. High-altitude mountaineers Doug Scott , Stephen Venables , Reinhold Messner and Charles Clarke describe life amid the ice and rock at 28.000 feet. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Doug Scott
Unknown: Stephen Venables
Unknown: Reinhold Messner
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Woman's Hour

From the North. Presented by Ruth Pitt. Serial: Zkta's Diary (6)


Presented By: Ruth Pitt.

: The Phoenix and the Carpet

Part 5: How can the children tell the Phoenix they think he should go?

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Julian Hector FACTSHEETS/QUERIES: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Julian Hector

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom

3: Plagues and War

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits the National Theatre for
Richard Eyre 's production of the rarely performed Johnny on a Spot, and Sweet Honey in the Rock sing live in the studio. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: Trial of the Virgin

by Luisa Valenzuela.
The men were besotted by Maria. And their women blamed this obsession on the Virgin of Miracles. But no miracles took place in the small fishing village, somewhere in South America.
Read by Diana Bishop.
Translated by Hortense Carpentier and J Jorge Castello Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Luisa Valenzuela.
Read By: Diana Bishop.
Translated By: Hortense Carpentier
Translated By: J Jorge Castello
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

A lunch date for Debbie.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Keri Davies. Producer Vanessa Whitbum


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Keri Davies.
Producer: Vanessa Whitbum
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Simla Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jean Paul: Yves Aubert
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Roger Travers-Macy: Peter Harlowe

: Pick of the Week

with Peter White.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Any Questions?

Bryan Gould , Labour MP for Dagenham; Sir John Harvey Jones , troubleshooter and chairman of Parallax Enterprises;
Lord Howe of Aberavon, former deputy Prime Minister; and Katharine Whitehorn , Observer columnist and author, tackle the issues raised in Stratford upon Avon. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Sir John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Magic on the Midway

Clare Hampson joins one of the travelling carnivals of North America. The characters that now work the rides and sideshows are self-confessed misfits with their own set of laws and morals, and the carnival remains the last surviving home to the freak show. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Clare Hampsonjoins
Producer: David Prest

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Lena Marsh : On My Life
Broadway legend Lena Marsh has lived the history of showbiz. Now 80 and still performing, she has published her autobiography, On My Life, and grants Jeremy Front a rare interview.


Unknown: Lena Marsh
Unknown: Lena Marsh

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Week Ending

Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Chris Emmettjoin Sally Grace to offer an alternative resume of the week's news. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Chris Neill

: Heart and Soul

Ian Mackenzie asks whether the music which helped him through a heart attack can help him find the heart of Good Friday. Producer Johnston Mackay


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie
Producer: Johnston MacKay

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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