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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross , John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Dharmachari Anagarika Arthapriya.


Unknown: DharmacHari Anagarika Arthapriya.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Venice for Pleasure

by J G Links. Abridged in five episodes by Andrew Simpson and read by John Wells. 1: The View from the Campanile
. Here is a guide to the pleasures of Venice - its sounds and sights, its bars and restaurants. Producer Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: John Wells.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg 's guests include political commentator Anthony Howard and Professor Simon Schama , author of Landscape and Memory. Producer Ruth Gardiner .


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Commentator: Anthony Howard
Commentator: Professor Simon Schama
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Dear Diary

Oldie columnist Edward Enfield introduces diarists travelling in Greece. George Bowen ascends the cliffs of the Meteora monastery in a cabbage net; Edward Lear sketches the scenery and writes limericks; and Evelyn Waugh appraises the local booze. Producer Kate McAII


Introduces: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service Lwom y

From Word Alive at Skegness. Make way (Kendrick); Mark 11, w 1-10;
Such love (Kendrick): Ride on ride on in majesty! (Winchester New). Director of music Geoff Baker.


Music: Geoff Baker.

: Children's Radio 4: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: 1

Rosemary Leach reads the best-selling book by Judith Kerr.
Nine-year-old Anna's family is happy and living in Germany in the 1930s. Anna is barely aware of the talk of Hitler, or of the significance of being Jewish. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.
(Originally broadcast on Radio 5 Live)


Reader: Rosemary Leach
Author: Judith Kerr
Abridged by: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Peter Hutchings

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Easter
Parade: over the next four days Simon Parkes offers an Easter feast beginning with magiritsa, a lamb soup eaten to mark the end of Lent by Orthodox Greeks. Serial: The Best of Friends. Penelope Wilton reads the tenth part of Joanna Trollope 's novel, abridged by Pat McLoughlin.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Producer Frances Macdonald
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: The Labour Exchange

The panel game which mixes top-flight tradespeople with genuine comedians. Rory McGrath chairs more improvised general knowledge and informed nonsense, with team captains Tony Hawks and Stephen Frost. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Stephen Frost.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Fnday

: Song For a Sanctuary

by Rukhsana Ahmad. When Rajinder and her daughter move into a women's refuge, a clash of culture and personalities brings a conflict to crisis point.
Director Kate Rowland Rpt


Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Director: Kate Rowland
Rajinder: Jamila Massey
Sonia: Linda Rooke
Eileen: Joanna Bacon
Kamla: Shireen Shah
Savita: Shobu Kapoor
Pradeep: Shiv Grewal
Client: Shiv Grewal

: The Afternoon Shift

with Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

From pale dreamer to drunken brawler, from Dead Poets Society to Poetic Justice, Sarah Maguire considers the image of the poet in popular culture.
Producer Paul Quinn. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Short Story: The Chapel Room

by Elizabeth Berridge. Uncle Bertram is on a quiet fishing trip in Wales - but things are already going bump in the night. Read by Auriol Smith. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge.
Read By: Auriol Smith.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

The cleaning up continues. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Veronica's Handkerchief

Sarah Woods 's dark comedy about faith. What does it mean to be a good Christian woman in a post-everything age?
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sarah Woods
Director: Claire Grove
Veronica: Elizabeth Estensen
Edward: Philip Jackson
St Veronica: Natasha Pyne
Matthew: Ian Masters
John: Gavin Muir
Sabina: Emma Chambers
Vicar: David Antrobus
Andrea: Deborah Berlin
Spooner: Dean Williamson

: Letters from Another Time

The last of three letters that might have been written over the last quarter of a century in which Michael Goldfarb looks at the trends the headlines missed. November 1985, New York City


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: MrOlim

by Ernest Raymond. Embittered, eccentric and lavish with the cane,
Mr Olim nevertheless inspired the boys who passed through his hands. Ian Holm reads the sixth often parts. Abridged by Mike Seabrook Producer Sarah Kilgarrif Rpt


Unknown: Ernest Raymond.
Unknown: Mr Olim
Unknown: Ian Holm
Abridged By: Mike Seabrook
Producer: Sarah Kilgarrif Rpt

: The Travellers' Souk

What impact do travellers have on the countries they visit? Ethics and responsibility is the theme of the last in the travel magazine series from the Royal Geographical Society. With Aminatta Foma and Robert Elms.
A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Robert Elms.

: Bolt

A five-part dramatisation of the novel by Dick Francis. 2: Horses Begin to Die. Henri de Brescou is bent upon obtaining authority from the French Government to make plastic guns.
With Simon Carter. Bill Wallis , Christian Rodska. William Eedle and Steve Hodson
Dramatised by John Ashe
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Rpt


Novel By: Dick Francis.
Unknown: Henri de Brescou
Unknown: Simon Carter.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Dramatised By: John Ashe
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Kit Fielding: Eric Allan
Princess Casilia: Sian Phillips
Danielle: Elizabeth MacGovern
Greening: Jack May
Henri: John Bull

: 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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