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: Prayer for the Day


: Today in Oslo

The world this morning: Britain and Europe through the eyes of the Norwegians - the people who stayed out of the EEC. Introduced from Oslo by John Timpson. with Douglas Cameron in London
Travel news, What's on, ana Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.35' Today's Papers
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; at 8.35* Today's Papers


Unknown: John Timpson.
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Night Passage

Read by SEAN BARRETT (7)


Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

: The Living World

Let's Hear It Again

: The Year in Question

The sounds and scenes of a year in the past challenge the memories of residents James Burke and Isobel Barnett and guests Nancy Wise and Terry Wogan.
Robin Ray puts the questions, aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents introduced by MICHAEL DE MORGAN Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 75; 0 little one sweet (OBC 109); Psalm 112; Luke 1, vv 39-56 (NEB); Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57)

: Morning Story

Crash Landing by B. L. JACOT Read by JON ROLLASON


Unknown: B. L. Jacot
Read By: Jon Rollason
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Sounds Natural

Adam Faith discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wild-life and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives.
Producer JOHN BURTON (Bristol) t


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Respighi Inheritance: a play for radio by D. G. COMPTON
Poor Mr Salisbury faces charges of dangerous driving, robbery with violence, attempted rape and murder. It's all a terrible misunderstanding and he needs legal advice badly. But what sort of lawyer will he find in Mrs Ermhr 's launderette?


Unknown: D. G. Compton
Unknown: Poor Mr Salisbury
Unknown: Mrs Ermhr
Producer: John Cardy
Mr Salisbury: Jeremy Clyde
Mrs Ermhr: Avis Bunnage
Jennifer: Margaret Wedlake
Mr Wilkins: Timothy Bateson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Consumer Style. Sale Time - and what should you look out for? MOLLY PRICE-OWEN and JOHN TURTLE investigate.


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest Percy Edwards
2.0-2.2 News
The future began yesterday. 1: DR KIT PEDLER on how to live it yourself.
Reading your letters.
A Letter to Oomie: BRENDA KIDMAN recalls an Indian friend and the songs she sang. DAVID MARCH reads Auntie Mame by PATRICK DENNIS (4)


Unknown: Dr Kit Pedler
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Patrick Dennis

: Listen with Mother

Story: Three Jolly Sailormen by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An Old New Year by DAVID POWNALL with Wilfred Pickles
'Warden, everybody has a right to celebrate the New Year and I won't take your refusal lying down. I've spent most of my life fighting petty dictators like you - I haven't stopped the campaign yet!
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds)


Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Major Upton: Wilfred Pickles
Eddy: Ronald Baddiley
Marion: Jean Boht
Tom: Alan Rothwell
Marjorie: Stephanie Turner
Mrs Cookson: Eileen Derbyshire
Mr Swinside: Ronald Herdman
Lucy: Cleone Rive
Justin: Tony Robinson
The Pianist: Trevor Holroyd

: News

: My Country'Tis of Thee

Both Australia and New Zealand are contemplating new National Anthems at the moment.
CHRISTOPHER BARLOW takes a light-hearted look at the characteristics a song needs to become a successful National Anthem and delves into the origins of some of them. He compares anthems of many countries and includes examples of how anthems have changed according to which political party is in power. Producer DEREK DRESCHER gramophone records


Unknown: Christopher Barlow
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Story Time

Huckleberry Finn by MARK TWAIN Read by BOB SHERMAN 3: The Wreck


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Mark Twain
Read By: Bob Sherman

: Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send discussed this week by Renée Houston. Patricia Hayes Jeanne Heal
Mrs Elizabeth Taylor
In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)
(Patricia Hayes is in ' Habeas Corpus ' at the Lyric, London)


Unknown: Renée Houston.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Jeanne Heal
Unknown: Mrs Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnstoh
Unknown: Patricia Hayes

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Midweek Theatre

The Friend by CARL HUGHES
(Details as Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Carl Hughes

: Can't Put it Down

Famous books, funny books, favourite characters, familiar scenes, fantasy worlds - the secret pleasures of reading. The Noble Sleuth
Ian Carmichael investigates the Case of Lord Peter Wimsey with the aid of P. J. KAVANAGH , ARTHUR MARSHALL and DILYS POWELL
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The World Tonight:News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world, including International Business Report with at 10.25* Market Trends


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Thurber Carnival by JAMES THURBER
1: The Night the Bed Fell abridged and read by Blain Fairman
' I suppose that the high-water of my youth in Columbus, Ohio, was the night the bed fell on my father.... admittedly a somewhat incredible tale. Still, it did take place. Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN


Unknown: James Thurber
Read By: Blain Fairman
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Kaleidoscope

People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. What's new in theatre, books, cinema, painting, architecture, scientific advance. Introduced tonight by Paul Vaughan


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Half Speed Ahead?

2: Too Precious to Burn
GEORGE LUCE looks at the future of oil with Geoffrey Chandler , a director of Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd, and President of the Institute of Petroleum.


Unknown: George Luce
Unknown: Geoffrey Chandler

: 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.

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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