Programme Index

Discover 10,100,220 listings and 229,469 playable programmes from the BBC

Desmond Lynam Introduces Radio 4 s 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
7.50
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.30* Sportsdesk; at 8.40' Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduces:
Desmond Lynam

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
WALTER TAPLIN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by MARTIN MUNCASTER
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
Narrator BRYAN MARTIN
Producers PADDY O'KFEFFE
BERNARD TATE , ANNE SLOMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Walter Taplin
Read By:
Martin Muncaster
Narrator:
Alan Watkins
Producers:
Paddy O'Kfeffe
Unknown:
Bernard Tate

Introduced by ALAN PARRY
Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including Tennis, Racing, Athletics, Golf. Motor Cycling, Cricket. Producer JOHN FENTON
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Parry
Producer:
John Fenton

Presenter Nigel Murphy
You and Your Time
Gypsies: Gill Butcher discusses life on the road with Jeremy Sandford, playwright and editor of the gypsies' newspaper.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Murphy
Interviewer:
Gill Butcher
Interviewee:
Jeremy Sandford

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp Peter Kirk. mp Antony Hopkins JackyGillott
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Ludlow. Shropshire

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Healey
Unknown:
Peter Kirk.
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Bowen

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by D. H. LAWRENCE with Judy Parfitt
' Why don'you come an' live here? '
1 Nay, you've got your own Dad to live here.'
' Well, you could come as well. Dad shouts when we've gone to bed. an' thumps the table. He wouldn'if you was here.'
Producer cuy VAESEN

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Holroyd
Unknown:
D. H. Lawrence
Unknown:
Judy Parfitt
Producer:
Cuy Vaesen
Mrs Holroyd:
Judy Parfitt
Btackmore:
Roy Spencer
Jack:
Patricia Leventon
Minnie:
Helen Worth
Clara:
Jane Knowles
Laura:
Christine Welch
Hotroyd:
David Brierley
Grandmother:
Joan Matheson
Rigley ron:
Ald Herdman
Manager:
George Woolley
First miner:
Christopher Crooks
Second miner:
Peter Bourke

Introduced by Anne Gregg
The week in Woman's Hour. Sunday Blooming Sunday: a visit to Great Dixter, Wood-perry House, Chettle Lodge - all open to the public on Gardeners' Sunday.
What the European papers say. Books which Evoke Places: discussed by ADRIENNE KEITH COHEN and JEAN ROBERTSON To Uncle, with Love by RUMER GODDEN abridged by ANN REES JONES read by DIANA OLSSON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Anne Gregg
Unknown:
Adrienne Keith
Unknown:
Jean Robertson
Unknown:
Rumer Godden
Abridged By:
Ann Rees
Read By:
Diana Olsson

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by brian THOMPSON With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Great Day
The excitement, the back. ground, the organisation behind some of the outstanding events of the year.
This month: Wimbledon - the lawn tennis championships Presented by DICK TRACEY Producer GEOFF DOBSON
4.20 Things to do
JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH finds out about making musical instruments at home
4.30 Popinjay Stairs by GEOFFREY TREASE : a serial play in four parts set in the days of King Charles II.
2: Who is Nicholas Ardent
Producer HARRY CATLIN Editor GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Introduces:
John Dunn
Unknown:
Brian Thompson
Unknown:
John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown:
Carole Hayman
Producer:
Tony Cliff
Presented By:
Dick Tracey
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Unknown:
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Unknown:
Geoffrey Trease
Unknown:
King Charles Ii.
Producer:
Harry Catlin
Editor:
Graham Gauld
Bos'n Winter:
William Eedie
Denzil Swift:
Michael Harbour
Evans:
Anthony Hall
Samuel Pepys:
Derek Smith
Waterman:
David Timson
Orange girl:
Bonnie Hurren
Mr Downes:
Haydn Jones
Clerk:
John Samson
Mrs Vandertoo:
Hilda Schroder
Deborah Fane:
Lisa Harrow
Serving wench:
Julie Hallam
Street vendor:
Brian Haines
Tavern keeper:
William Sleigh
Dr Fane:
Geoffrey Bavldos

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. People, ideas and events in the world of arts and sciences.
Introduced by Robert Hewison Producers ROSEMARY HART
MIRIAM RAPP , LOUISE PURSLOW JOY HATWOOD
5.55
Weather, programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robert Hewison
Producers:
Rosemary Hart
Unknown:
Miriam Rapp
Unknown:
Louise Purslow

Mr Whatsisname
A play for radio by MALCOLM hazell , based on The Lunatic at Large by J. STORER CLOUSTON with Dinsdale Landen as Francis Mandell-Essington
A knockabout comedy set in the Edwardian era featuring that amiable - and extremely wealthy - young eccentric,' Francis Mandell-Essington , who combines the foiling of cads with the creation of mayhem.
Producer BRIAN MILLER

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Hazell
Unknown:
J. Storer Clouston
Unknown:
Dinsdale Landen
Unknown:
Francis Mandell-Essington
Unknown:
Francis Mandell-Essington
Producer:
Brian Miller
Twiddel:
William Sleigh
Emily:
Richenda Carey
Welsh:
David Timson
Sherlaw:
John Samson
ESCOtt:
John Moore
Lady Alicia:
Caroline Hunt
Baron von Blitzenberg:
Richard Griffiths
Aunt PEGGY:
Ann Wood
Dr Congleton:
Esmond Rideout
Nemo:
Rex Holdsworth
Manager:
Charles Mander

BBC Radio 4 FM

About BBC Radio 4

Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More