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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: 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
7.59-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West Introduced by DEREK JONES )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship Christian Comment
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

Fisherman: Frank Sawyer , naturalist, inventor, author and broadcaster, talks to PETER MAGGS about his 40 years as Keeper of the Upper Avon


Unknown: Frank Sawyer
Unknown: Peter Maggs

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1. The Wild West: by PAUL TOWNSEND and MICHAEL ROSE


Unknown: Paul Townsend
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; Stand up, and bless the Lord (BBC HB 268): Psalm 146; St John 8, vv 46-59; God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Voix de France. 19: La vie politique en France
A talk by ROBERT MENGIN (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music bv ALBERT CHATTERLEY - 18
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Quest. Love your neighbour by JAMES DODDING
11.20 Half a Candle by JILL CHANEY adapted by DOROTHY BAKER - 2 (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect. 2000 AD - what do you think? Listeners' views. Produced by TOM BUTCHER
12.6 Announcements


Talk By: Robert Mengin
Unknown: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Jill Chaney
Adapted By: Dorothy Baker
Produced By: Tom Butcher

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Own Time
Innocent Abroad?: ALAN MCGREGOR offers a guideline to the not -so-experienced traveller in Switzerland
Home from Home?: TIM MATTHEWS pursues the possibilities of swopping homes for holidays with people in other areas and other countries And other topical items too.


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Alan McGre
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Petticoat Line

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 William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Dressing up by JILL BURNET


Unknown: Jill Burnet

: For Schools

Let's Join In: The Forgetful Prince, by ANNE ROBERTSON
2.20 You and Survival - 9 Written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY
2.40 The Magic Bullet: a story by ALAN C. JENKINS
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Stories and Rhymes: 7-9)


Unknown: Anne Robertson
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Story By: Alan C. Jenkins
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: Black is the of My True Love's Hair

A play for radio by G. w. TARGET starring
Anthony Jackson as Stanley Kale Binchy as Mary
Miriam Margolyes as Sheila Frances Jeater as Eileen and Peter Pratt as Mr Winter with HILDA KRISEMAN , PAULINE LETTS GEOFFREY COLLINS
' Black is the colour of my true love's hair ... or blonde, she could just as easily be blonde: or a red-head, perhaps ... or ...' Stanley inhabits a world of exotic fantasy, not only in his dreams but in his more humdrum workaday life - searching for the ideal object of his affections.
Produced by JOHN POWELL
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Radio By: G. W. Target
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Produced By: John Powell

: Any Answers?

: Story Time Spring of Youth

by WYN GRIFFITH told by the author
Part 3: In mist and rain and snow the mountains lived their lives above us, present always, seen or unseen ... '
Abridged and produced by LORRAINE DAVIES


Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Produced By: Lorraine Davies

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Brain of Britain 1971

9: Scotland (ii)

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Hilary Newcombe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Ralph Bellamy,: Jack Holloway
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Meryl O'Keeffe

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by C. A. JOYCE. MARY GOLDRING
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from British Hovercraft Corporation. Cowes, Isle of Wight (Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: C. A. Joyce.
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: John Biggs-Davison
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Europe - The Debate Continues

Peter Shore, MP, Minister without Portfolio in the last Labour Cabinet, believes. that to hand over to untried and alien institutions the right to determine the future of Britain and its people's well-being would be 'an absurdity, a tragedy, a betrayal.'
Norman St. John-Stevas, MP, favours entry into the Common Market. He believes that the root from which the greatness of Britain sprang is a European one. He sees in the future a United States of Europe with Great Britain as an integral part.
In tonight's Analysis they develop their arguments under the chairmanship of Ian McIntyre.


Speaker: Peter Shore
Speaker: Norman St. Jonn-Stevas
Chairman: Ian McIntyre
Producer: George Fischer

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by DAVID MARCH 113) Produced by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Abridged By: Gabriel Woolf
Read By: David March
Produced By: John Cardy

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker
(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.59 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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