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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Weather, information and news for your area

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
(including Today in the South and West, and Regional Extra for the Midlands and E Anglia) E Anglia VHF: see Variations below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (9) f


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Man and Animals

Archive recordings introduced by TERRY GOMPERTZ


Introduced By: Terry Gompertz

: For Schools

The Bible: How and Why
2: People in the Gospels (i)
9.55 Movement and Music I

: Daily Service

NEM p 83; 0 Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191); Psalm 33 v 1-12; Matthew 27, v 62, to 28, v 8 (RSV); Father of mercies, in thy word (BBC hb 189)

: For Schools

Alltagsdeutsch by STEPHEN KANOCZ
(Deutsch ftir die Oberstaufe series)


Unknown: Stephen Kanocz

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
2: Grandpa Drosselmeyer entertains
Presented by JOHN CAMBURN
11.20 Life in the Sea by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 Norfolk Broads - Bure Valley by HUGH BARRETT (Geography)


Unknown: Grandpa Drosselmeyer
Written By: John Edwards
Presented By: John Camburn
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Hugh Barrett

: Monty Modlyn meets the Clairvoyants

MONTY MODLYN draws back the mysterious curtain that veils the shadowy world of clairvoyants and palmists. He talks to people involved in predicting the future and tries to discover the secrets of the crystal ball. Produced by RICHARD GILBERT South West VHF: see Variations, col


Produced By: Richard Gilbert

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel


Introduced By: David Jessel

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The little car crosses the sea by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: For Schools

The House of Donkeys
A verse play by TED HUGHES based on a Chinese folk tale (Living Language series)
2.20 Poetry Corner. Which and Where and Why and When
2.30 Unos minutos nada mas 2: El boicot
Written by ROBERT p. CLARKE (For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 2: Others
Introduced by JOHN STOCKBniDGEt


Play By: Ted Hughes
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: John Stockbnidget

: Now Read On

: Story Time The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
Read by David Davis
Everything little Mr Polly undertakes seems to fail - his marriage, his business, his whole existence. How in the end he discovers himself and attains happiness, is related by H. G. Wells with great sympathy and humour.
1: Beginnings and the Bazaar


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by David Jessel and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Harry Cobb: Charles Leno
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Lady Isabel Lander: Mary Wimbush
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Dr McLaren: Duncan McIntyre

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column Introduced by DAVID JACOBS (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Design, for a Weathercock

John Dryden
Poet Laureate 1668-1689 A cool examination by TERENCE TILLER
Denis Goacher as Narrator Norman Shelley as John Dryden (' Bayes
Produced by TERENCE TILLER Engraving after Kneller


Unknown: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Narrator: Norman Shelley
Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Judith Boyd
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: Psychology of Humour

Jonathan Miller , with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives, looks at the changes that have taken place in the styles of humour over the last 40 years.
In this second programme he pays special attention to the use of Radio as a medium for humour.
Research by ANN MEO
Produced by DAVID ALLAN


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Produced By: David Allan

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology.
Each week Paul Vaughan brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life.


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Paterson

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Those Who Opt In

WILFRED DE'ATH. surfacing from his exploration of the English Underground, examines ways in which young people become involved in the community through voluntary service. Tonight he talks to
LAWRENCE BAILEY , Chairman of the Birmingham Young Volunteers Trust


Unknown: Lawrence Bailey

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (9)


Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Read By: Noel Johnson

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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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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