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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.


Producer: Alasdair Cross
Producer: John Harvey
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Fiona Bowie.


Unknown: Fiona Bowie.

: Today

with John Humph rys and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.


Unknown: John Humph
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: Rifleman and Hussar

Peter Ustinov reads the first of five extracts selected by Frederick Bradnum from the memoirs of Col Sir Percival Marling , VC. which cover times of war and moments of peace.
Abridged by Fredenck Bradnum. Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Sir Percival Marling
Abridged By: Fredenck Bradnum.
Producer: John Tydeman

: News

: Soapbox

David Mellor and his guests air their pet hates and obsessions. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Daily Service

led by the Rev Canon James Butterworth , from All Saints Church, Hereford, with the Hereford Church Singers. View me, Lord (Richard Lloyd ); Isaiah 11, w 1-9; Ave Maria (Arcadelt); Tell out my soul
Director of Music Richard Taylor.


Unknown: Canon James Butterworth
Unknown: Richard Lloyd
Music: Richard Taylor.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly hosts the final programme in this series of the light-hearted food and drink quiz. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Children's Radio 4: Simple Simon

Ian Targett reads the first of a five-part adaptation of Yvonne Coppard 's book. 1: It's not much fun being thought of as the dunce of your family, but when disaster strikes. Simon has a chance to show everyone that he's not as simple as they think.
Abridged by David Ian Neville Producer Nandita Ghose (Rptt


Unknown: Ian Targett
Unknown: Yvonne Coppard
Abridged By: David Ian Neville
Producer: Nandita Ghose

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Wendy Austin.
Serial: The Great Elephant Chase. Miriam Margolyes reads part 6 of Gillian Cross's Whitbread Prize-winning novel.
Abridged by Rebecca Moore. Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Abridged By: Rebecca Moore.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Inside Money

3: A Slice of the Action. Can a small investor deal with companies looking for new capital via a Stock Market listing? Roger White finds out.
'Repeated from Saturday 12 noon)


Unknown: Roger White

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass
FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet please send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain

FourthSemi-Finalhighestscoringrunnersup. George Hill (journalist); Tony Garton (local government officer); Gethin Jones (civil servant); Ross Ewart (school teacher). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: George Hill
Unknown: Tony Garton
Unknown: Gethin Jones
Unknown: Ross Ewart
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Grandma and Mrs Chaterjee

with Julie Christie as the Goddess.
In Kitty Fitzgerald's play, Mira and Kathleen are not the kind of seventy-yearolds to sit back and watch their world collapse. Instead, they intervene to bring back the goddess culture through the medium of the radio.
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Julie Christie
Director: Kate Rowland
Kathleen Riley: Liz Kelly
Mira Chaterjee: Leena Dhingra
Breda Riley: Chrissie Edge
Ann Riley: Maureen Harold
Phillip: Rod Arthur
Inspector: Seamus O'Neill
Sergeant: Anthony Cairns

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to the distinguished conductor John Eliot Gardiner , and Paul Allen reports from the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Paul Allen

: Short Story: Good Investments

by Celia Dale.
"Eunice had never considered marriage ... but she did miss Auntie, and poor Mr Stafford was so pitiful, with his sad eyes and reddish nose."
Read by Elizabeth Kelly. Producer Alexa Moore


Unknown: Celia Dale.
Unknown: Mr Stafford
Read By: Elizabeth Kelly.
Producer: Alexa Moore

: PM

with Linda Lewis and John Sopel.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: John Sopel.

: A Look Back at the Future

Comedian Hugh Dennis joins the Look Back team for the last blisteringly funny programme ofthe series - 2099, truly a year to remember!


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: The Archers

TonyandPataren't over easy.

: Daughters of Independence

Another chance to hear Liz Moloney 's look into the lives of four Nigerian women. 3: Hajara Ibrahim. The 20-year-old daughter of Fulani cattle nomads from the Cameroon border, Hajara tries to balance the demands of marriage and motherhood with those of her university course in journalism. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Liz Moloney
Unknown: Hajara Ibrahim.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Monday Play: Mr Clean

by Peter Terson and Pat Ryott.
With Simon Carter as Graham and Neil Coker as Addie.
Addie is a young offender who shuns all visitors. Why then does he accept Graham, a new recruit to the Approved Visitor List?
Director Philip Martin


Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Pat Ryott.
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Neil Coker
Director: Philip Martin
Violet: Joyce Gibbs
Kay: Amelda Brown
Governor: Graham Padden
Warder/Barman: David Vann
Alan: Gardner Stevens
Tony: Sam Barriscale
Skully: Richard Allenson

: The Miles Kington Interview

Famous historical figures reveal some surprising insights into their lives and times when interviewed by Miles Kington . Florence Nightingale , who is played by Eleanor Bron.
A Testbed production


Interviewed By: Miles Kington
Interviewed By: Florence Nightingale
Played By: Eleanor Bron.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Love

Anna Massey reads episode 6 of a ten-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford 's novel. This famous story of the upper classes in the 1930s has become a classic of its kind for its portrayal of the eccentric Radlett family.
Abridged by Jamie Anstruther Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Abridged By: Jamie Anstruther
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: No Illusions

IFrancine Stock and guests discuss one of the week's big topics to its limits.
1: What is Education for? With guests Maggie Pringle. Richard Caldwell , Fred D'Aguair and John Clare. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Maggie Pringle.
Unknown: Richard Caldwell
Unknown: Fred D'Aguair
Unknown: John Clare.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: News

About this project

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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