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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN STEWART


Unknown: John Stewart

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

from 9.20am Home Dressmaking, Knitting and Crochet
Should I line a crocheted dresst Which is the best sort of zip fastener to use for ladies' trouserst How can 1 avoid having a lot of fabric left over after cutting out a patternt
Put your questions on dressmaking, knitting and crochet to Betty Foster, who runs a Fashion Centre in Crewe. In the Chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; The eternal gates lift up their heads (BBC HB 131); Psalm 24; Luke 15, vv 1-10 (Rsv); Crown him with many crowns (BBC HB 124)

: Morning Story

Read by Frank Duncan
'If you were a gentleman. you'd give me a hand with this case.' ' If you were a lady.' said Mr Pelly, 'you'd have waited for me to do so.' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Timothy Clifford
Read By: Frank Duncan
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Down Your Way

: James Cameron

: News

: You and Yours

Marl Prichard presents the Tuesday edition, concerned with home and family affairs.


Unknown: Marl Prichard

: Dad's Army: A Man of Action

Based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
For the benefit of a reporter from the Eastbourne Gazette, Captain Mainwaring tries to portray himself as a dynamic, efficient leader in the true Churchillian mould, only to come a shade unstuck when Private Pike gets up to his ears in trouble.
featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender with Bill Pertwee, Larry Martyn, Julian Orchard, Jonathan Cecil, Fraser Kerr and John Snagge
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
12.55 medium wave only
Weather and programme news VHF (except London and SE) Regional news and weather


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John le Mesurier
Lance-Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Larry Martyn
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Jonathan Cecil
[Actor]: Fraser Kerr
Voice over: John Snagge

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Roman Holiday: ANNE CATCHPOLE and the sounds of a winter holiday in Rome.
2.0-2.2 News
Setting up Home - 6: and insuring it.
Reading your letters.
In Royal Service: MARY BAYMAN. one of Queen Victoria's servants, talked recently to TREVOR TAYLOR.
The Rainbird Pattern by VICTOR CANNING abridged in 12 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by Edward Kelsey
There had been two ' Trader kidnappings but they were only preliminaries. Nobody played that kind of game for a mere £20,000 in diamonds. Next time the victim would be so eminent that the Government would pay highly and without question. (Music: Etude Symphonique by Nelhybel)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: Listen with Mother

Story: Blossom the Calf by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: News

: The Return of the Native

5: Mrs Yeobright Makes Journey


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Mrs Yeobright

: News

: Story Time

Death on the Nile by AGATHA CHRISTIE
7: Mrs Van Schuyler 's Stole


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Read By: Anna Massey
Read By: Mrs van Schuyler

: PM

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


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)


Written By: William Smethurst

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Masterconcert

Part 1 as Radio 3

: * The Diamond Necklace

as Radio 3

: Masterconcert

Part 2 as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Edwin Mullins

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Sleeper Awakes (2)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report: Market Trend-

: News

preceded by Weather

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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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