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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day

: Today

Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.51 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather snd programme news At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Radio 4s open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (Kl-[number removed]) and discuss your point of view on the air with Tom Coyne and with other Radio 4 listeners.
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Tom Coyne

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that minds the consumer's business and investigates matters that concern you.
Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

NEM p 71; Praise to the Lord-, the Almighty, the King of Creation (BBC HB 17); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; 1 Peter 2, vv 13-25 (NEB); Let all the world In every corner sing (BBC HB 275)

: Morning Story

Edward and his Wife's Infatuation by ARTHUR APPLETON
Read by Ronald Harvl
He had eaten well, and soon with Sheila - his very dear wife -he would go out for a drink to another hotel - nearly as pleasant as this one. He was very miserable. He wished they had never left home. Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Unknown: Arthur Appleton
Read By: Ronald Harvl
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: 50 Years of Royal Broadcasts

Part 1
1924 to VJ Day 1945
A history of our times as reflected in BBC broadcasts of Ceremonial Occasions and speeches of the Royal Family. Written by JOHN LAIRD
Narrated by Robert Hudson Producer STEPHEN Williams
The first of two programmes 1945-1974
A BBC record based on the two parts of this programme is available at record shops. Its number as a double album is REJ 187 and as a cassette HRMC 187


Written By: John Laird
Unknown: Robert Hudson
Producer: Stephen Williams

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanlne McMullen
New Noses for Old: BERNARD JACKSON looks into the world of cosmetic surgery.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanlne McMullen
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Twenty Questions

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics Introduced by Gordon Clough


Duced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Pull Yourself Together: almost everyone ' gets depressed ' at some time. DAVID LLOYD finds out how some people solve the problem when they feel a bit low.
2.1-2.2 News
Adventure on a Shoestring: LAWRENCE BLAIR is an inveterate traveller. He has lived with Indians in Indonesia and has been a pearl diver, among other things, and all on very little money. Why does he do it? She's Got More Baked Beans than Me: parents often find that one of their children is jealous of another. What can be done about it? PAT BENNETT reports.
Delia by DIANA MORGAN abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by PATRICIA MORT (Final instalment)


Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Lawrence Blair
Unknown: Pat Bennett
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Patricia Mort

: Listen with Mother

Story: Timothy's Bed by CHRIS-TINE CHAUNDLER
Presentersjean ROGERS and ROD BEACHAM


Unknown: Chris-Tine Chaundler
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Rod Beacham
Written By: Michael Richmond
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Geoffrey Matthews in Ladybird. Ladybird by JOHN D. VINCENT
' Somehow you don't think of the bad side of it. Someone's home going up in smoke or a shop about to lose its stock. But. these last few weeks it's been different. The fires have been different. They've been deliberate.'


Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: John D. Vincent
Producer: David Spenser
Gordon Harris: Geoffrey Matthews
Dick Fletcher: Miciusl Burlington
Solly Goldstein: Trader Faulkner
Liz Harris: Eva Haddon
Det-Sgt Parry: Michael Shannon
Det Insp Mike Lawrence: Hector Ross
First boy: Ian Sharrock
Second boy: Richard Dillane
Dr Norman Youngman: Hugh Dickson
Paul Harris: Peter Whitman
Mr Harvey: Roger Gartland
Jane Harris: Judy Bennett
Milly Hardcastle: Anne Jameson

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time



Unknown: Charles Dickens
Told By: Martin Jarvis
Told By: Denise Bryer

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

ROBERT HUDSON presents his personal selection of Items from BBC Radio and Television Producer DAvro CORNET
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Robert Hudson

: Any Questions?

Katharine Whitehorn
Lord Willis, Lord Stokes Raymond Baxter
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Warwickshire
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Lord Stokes Raymond Baxter
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting
Friday Special: tonight's edititon takes a deeper look at one of the big issues of the moment,


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Truth about ' Pygmalion Written and read bv RICHARD HUGGETT (3)

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the weeks news and illustrate the funny side.


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1 am Inshore forecast

: * 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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