Programme Index

Discover 9,971,024 listings and 226,533 playable programmes from the BBC

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Libby Purves and Paul Burden
including at:

6.45* Prayer for the Day
The Rev Richard Harries

7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Brian Perkins

7.30, 8.30 News headlines

7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
LIbby Purves
Presenter:
Paul Burden
Speaker (Prayer for the Day):
The Rev. Richard Harries
Newsreader:
Brian Perkins

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, [address removed]
(long wave only)

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Landor
Producer:
Helen Fry

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas

In Oxfordshire at lambing time, Mollie Harris finds good prospects for the protected Cotswold breed, while Eric Simms watches for the birds that herald the spring with Dr Bruce Campbell at Wootton.
In Northumberland and Sussex, Keith Allan and Donald Johnson see the country crafts of saddlery and flint stone-walling still being practised.
In County Fermanagh, John Bennett takes a last look at the landscapes and legends around Lough Erne before the onset of tourist development, and in the military training areas around Aldershot Martin Muncaster talks to the man who repairs the ravages of mock battle.

(long wave only)

Contributors

Presenter:
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Reporter:
Mollie Harris
Reporter:
Eric Simms
Birdwatcher:
Dr Bruce Campbell
Reporter:
Keith Allan
Reporter:
Donald Johnson
Reporter:
John Bennett
Reporter:
Martin Muncaster
Producer:
John Haslam

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
Education, wot's it all about?: a discussion in which parents and teachers examine their views on education, and assess how important educational standards are to society.
Dan Archer, alias actor Edgar Harrison, talks about life outside The Archers, and his association with this popular programme.
A review of the regional papers with John Howard.
Daphne Hubbard on 'the aftermath of an industrial dispute'.
BBC Bristol
Daughters of the Vicar: 4
(long wave only)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Speaker:
Edgar Harrison
Speaker:
John Howard
Speaker:
Daphne Hubbard

Story: "The Happy Little King's New Jersey" by Moira Heritage
Presenters Gladys Whitred and Tony Aitken

Contributors

Presenter:
Tony Aitken
Presenter/Writer:
Gladys Whitred
Author (The Happy Little King's New Jersey):
Moira Heritage
Producer:
Mary Haydon

by Bruce Stewart
With Anna Calder-Marshall as Sister Andrea and Megs Jenkins as Mother Lucy

Sister Andrea, working on a research grant, has produced competing evidence that Pope Joan. the one and only female Pope, was not mere legend, but really existed. When Sister Andrea requests ecclesiastical permission to publish her findings, her manuscript is turned down. Determined to fight the decision. she is made to realise there are more serious implications.
(Stereo)
(First broadcast in 1978)

Contributors

Writer:
Bruce Stewart
Research:
Joan Morris
Director:
David Spenser
Sister Andrea:
Anna Calder-Marshall
Mother Lucy:
Megs Jenkins
Geoffrey Quintal:
Eric Allan
Monsignor O'Riordan:
Kevin Flood
Father Casimir:
John Rye
Solange/Woman:
Eve Karpf
Helene van Eyck:
Hilda Kriseman
Sacristan:
Leonardo Pierroni

'Villi' Campbell is a Scotsman who lived in the Soviet Union for over 40 years and became a clown in the State Circus. In 1935 he was playing jazz in a small town on the edge of the Gulag Archipelago. There he fell in love with a girl waiting to be transported to one of the Camps and probable death... Should he be ashamed of what he did?

Contributors

Speaker:
'Villi' Campbell
Producer:
Hugh Purcell
on BBC Radio 4 FM

The news magazine with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Bakewell
Editor:
Derek Lewis

As General Secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties, Patricia Hewitt's job is to sound the warning when basic freedoms are in danger. But whose values decide the issues?
Hugh MacPherson inquires into the woman behind the campaigns and the headlines.

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Hewitt
Unknown:
Hugh MacPherson
Producer:
Andrew Vivian

Jimmy Reid, Ludovic Kennedy, Claire Rayner and Bernard Dineen tackle the issues raised by the audience in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
Chairman David Jacobs
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15, to: Any Answers? [address removed]

Contributors

Chairman:
David Jacobs
Panellist:
Jimmy Reid
Panellist:
Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist:
Claire Rayner
Panellist:
Bernard Dineen
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

New foreign policy wobble as US cites 'mistake' on voting intentions over Israel. Show more

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis, David Tate,
Sheila Steafel, David Jason and the David Firman Trio
Written by GUY JENKIN, JOHN LANGDON. JEREMY BROWNE, ANDY WILSON, RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer Jimmy Mulville (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Performer:
Bill Wallis
Performer:
David Tate
Performer:
Sheila Steafel
Performer:
David Jason
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Jeremy Browne
Written By:
Andy Wilson
Written By:
Richard Quick
Written By:
Brian Bethell
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

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