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: Prayer for the Day

MOST REV GEORGE 0. SIMMS, Archbishop of Armagh
The Archbishop's Choice: page

: Today in Copenhagen

The world on New Year's morning: Britain's - and Denmark's - first year in Europe.
Introduced from Copenhagen by Robert Robinson , with Douglas Cameron in London.
6.50 medium wave onlu
Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Night Passage

Read by SEAN BARRETT (6)


Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]: Special Sounds

"The Fleet is all lit up" (Tommy Woodrooffe); "I'm worried about poor Jim" (Mrs Dale's Diary); "England has won the Cup!" (Football commentator): "They said 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken' - some chicken, some neck" (Winston Churchill)
Will those be among the recordings played from the BBC Archives at your request?
Steve Race will be in the studio to talk to you about your memories.

Woman's Hour Unit
Pre-recorded requests on [number removed]


Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 71: In dulci jubilo (obc 86); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; Romans 4, vv 8-16 (AV); He smiles within his cradle (obc 84)

: Morning Story

The Stable Door by FRANK HEADLAND
Read by Robert Rietty
' She agreed to marry him on two conditions....


Read By: Robert Rietty

: News

: Down Your Way

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

: The Girl from Rochdale

Recordings of Grade Fields from the BBC Sound" Archives

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
Warmth without Fuel

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

(Details as Thursday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Alistair Cooke

in another programme in the series My Kind of Music plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure.
Alistair Cooke 's America: 15.00


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Listen with Mother

Stories: Penry the Parrot by ROSEMARY KENT , and Auntie Bet's Bird Table by JILL ROWE


Unknown: Rosemary Kent
Unknown: Jill Rowe

: News

: David Copperfield

Dickens's London: Fri, 11.5 am

: News

: Story Time

Huckleberry Finn
2: The Floating House


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Read By: Bob Sherman

: Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team.
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: William Hardcastle

: News

: My Music!

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race
(Repeated: Thursday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

At a time when your daily papers are brimming with advertisements for the January sales and tempting suggestions for your summer holidays, ring Robin Day to put your questions on Advertising to Angus Ross , President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and Chairman of Ogilvy Benson and Mather, one of the biggest and most prestigious firms in the field.
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward


Unknown: Angus Ross

: Dear and HonouredLady

The story of Queen Victoria. her life and the great events of her time, in 13 episodes with Peggy Ashcroft as Victoria 8: The Lonely Queen by THEA HOLME
Ballad arranged by CHARLES CHILTON , sung by CHARLES YOUNG accompanied by ANNA BERENSKA Producer NESTA PAIN
(Repeated: Friday, 3.5 pm)
(Peggy Ashcroft is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Thea Holme
Arranged By: Charles Chilton
Sung By: Charles Young
Accompanied By: Anna Berenska
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Princess Royal: Hilda Schroder
Prince of Wales: Traper Faulkner
Earl of Clarendon: Brian Badcoe
Marquis of Huntly: Timothy Bateson
Brown: Alexander John
Sir Henry Ponsonby: John Richmond
Empress of Russia: Sandra Clark
Readers: Godfrey Kenton
Readers: David Sinclair

: The World Tonight:News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Comock the Eskimo

by Robert Flaherty
Before winning international acclaim as a film-maker (Nanook of the North, Moana, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), ROBERTY FLAHERTY made several expeditions as an explorer among the Eskimos in the Far North of Canada
This is a shortened version of a true story he broadcast in 1950, the year before he died t


Unknown: Roberty Flaherty

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Peter France Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Half Speed Ahead?

What are the long-term prospects for the various fuels which power our society? A series of four talks
1: Britain's Black Gold
GEORGE LUCE looks at the future of coal with Derek Ezra , Chairman of the National Coal Board.


Unknown: Black Gold
Unknown: George Luce
Unknown: Derek Ezra
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: News

preceded by Weather

: 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.

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