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: News; Weather

Through the day on 1 and 2 News: 5.30 am 6.0 6.30 7.30
8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 pm
1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30
7.30 10.30 11.30 12 midnight
1.0 am 2.0
Weather: 5.32 am 6.2 6.31
7.0 (R2) 7.31 8.0 (R2) 8.31
5.31 pm 6.5 (R2) 6.31 7.44
12.4 am 2.1
Time: Big Ben 5.30 am GTS 7.0 10.0 12 noon
2.0 pm (R2) 7.30
Shipping: (1500 m only)
6.40 am 1.55 pm 5.57
2.2 am (also on VHF)

: Breakfast Special

John Dunn with resident bands, singers, and discs, plus news, weather, and traffic


Unknown: John Dunn

: Pete Murray's Open House

Your records - your choice of guests - it's all yours
Send your requests and suggestions, on postcards, please, to ' Open House,' BBC, London [Postcode removed]

: Five to Ten

A truth, a tune, and a text with C. A. JOYCE


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: Morning Story

The Man from Space by BRIAN W. HAINES read by HOWARD KINGSLEY


Unknown: Brian W. Haines
Read By: Howard Kingsley

: Waggoners' Walk NW

(Tuesday afternoon's broadcast)

: Sam Costa

presents music with the Accent on Melody

: Woman's Hour

Guest of the Week: General Erik Wickberg , newly appointed International leader of the Salvation Army Tonight some 10,000 homeless men and women in Britain will be sleeping in Salvation Army hostels. But providing a roof and a meal is only a small part of the Army's activities: its social work includes children's homes and the care of the elderly: work among drug-takers and alcoholics; and a bureau which specialises in searching for missing persons
Trouble in Store: thoughts on shopping from MARGARET POWELL
Reading your letters
Positive Health - Eyes: PAUL VAUGHAN
RICHARD HURNDALL reads Fathers and Sons by TURGENEV
Tenth of twelve instalments


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Erik Wickberg
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Hurndall

: Terry Wogan

: Waggoners' Walk NW

by ALAN DOWNER and JILL HYEM (Repeated: Thursday 11.15 am)


Unknown: Alan Downer
Unknown: Jill Hyem

: Racing Results

: * Roundabout

with Brian Matthew , for news, views and music from all directions
Produced by BEV PHILLIPS


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Bev Phillips

: Sports Review

: * Album Time

Barry Alldis with a review of the current popular record releases


Unknown: Barry Alldis

: News Time

Radio Newsroom brings you what's news tonight, followed by Comment
7.44 Weather forecast


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Donald Peers Sings

and introduces
Produced by JOHN BUSSELL


Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: John Bussell

: Midweek Theatre

The Dog with two Heads by BRIAN HAYLES
Cerberus, the mythical guardian at the gates of Hell, had more heads than the two which have been chosen for the title of this play. But, as play-wright Brian Hayles points out, two heads make an excellent trade mark for the new security organisation which his play's principal character is attempting to start. It's the symbol which is demonstrated throughout the play - as what seemed to be true proves to be false, and only the determination of Jack Mackay and Cerberus Security gets to the heart of the mystery
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH (Repeated: Thursday 3.30 pm: Radio 4)


Unknown: Brian Hayles
Unknown: Jack MacKay
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Jack Mackay: Peter Pratt
Sheila Mackay: Pamela Craig
Duffy Meadows: Stanley Page
Joe Woodley: Alan Devereux
Mr Erskine: George Woolley
Mr Harrison: Simon Carter

: Time for Old Time

AND HIS ORCHESTRA with songs from compere BENNY LEE
Produced by BARBARA PAGE


Unknown: Sidney Bowman
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Mc George Watkins
Produced By: Barbara Page

: as Radio 1

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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.

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