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: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
7.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Edward Cole

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester Editor MIKE CHANEY
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Editor: Mike Chaney

: News

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting. selected and presented by Francis Matthews. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Francis Matthews.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Your Feet's Too Big

Charles Fox gossips about half a century of popular music on both sides of the Atlantic, from ragtime and music-hall, to dance music and jazz. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Charles Fox
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Litany and Ante-Communion

from the Temple Church, London conducted by the Reader of the Temple, the REV PREBENDARY W. 1). KENNEDY-BELL
Litany (Tallis, five-part)
Epistle: Hebrews 10, w 1-29 Gospel: St John 19, vv 2-37 Creed (Darke in n
Hymns: So rest my rest; 0 sacred head, sore wounded (EH 102)
Organist and Choirmaster GEORGE THALBEN-BALL


Unknown: St John

: Words from the Cross

A series of talks for Holy Week by THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS 6: Love's Vulnerability


Unknown: Austen Williams

: News

: A Musical Evening with...

The Pendyrus Male Voice Choir

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: Dennis Lower

: My Music

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Julian Bream and John Williams

play Variation! Concertanei for two guitars by Giuliani gramophone record

: The Last Hour

Death is an experience shared by all who live. In this meditation Michael Wilson , Lecturer in Pastoral Studies at the University of Birmingham. considers the last hours of our own lives and the little deaths we die each day. Does the death of Jesus have anything to say to us about our own living and dying? BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Michael Wilson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Here for the Duration bv BRUCE STEWART
2: The Drowned Phoenician Sailor
' Extraordinary, isn't it? You spend your whole life seeking goods and status, status and goods. You get so used to chasing after them that you quite forget whether you ever really wanted them in the first place, or even if they've got any true meaning for you.'
(Geoffrey Palmer is a member of the Prospect Theatre Company)


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Directed By: David Spenser
Directed By: Geoffrey Palmer
Brock: Geoffrey Palmer
Elizabeth Brock: Joan Matheson
Newsvendor: Malcolm Hayes
Penelope Brock: Susan, Tebbs
Mr Faraday: Anthony Newlands
Laura: Norma Ronald
Hotel clerk: Kenneth Shanley
Jane Partridge: Miriam Margolyes
Wilfred Brock: James Hall
Dr Stretcher: Edward Kelsey
Ruby: Isabelle Lucas
Shop steward: David Strong

: News

: Who Were You With Last Night?

The story of Mark Sheridan
At the beginning of the century, Mark Sheridan delighted Music-Hall audiences with songs like' I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside ' and ' Here We Are Again '. But though the songs live on, their singer rapidly became a forgotten man after his mysterious death at the height of his fame.
Brian Haines re-assesses Mark Sheridan 's contribution to British Music-Hall with the help Of WEE GEORGIE WOOD , Sheridan's son and many rare early recordings.
Written by PETER cotes and BRIAN HAINES


Unknown: Mark Sheridan
Unknown: Mark Sheridan
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Mark Sheridan
Unknown: Georgie Wood
Written By: Peter Cotes
Written By: Brian Haines
Producer: Brian Cook

: Story Time

The Buffalo Soldiers by JOHN PREBBLE abridged in ten parts by MICHAEL ELDER
Read by PETER MARINKER (10) Producer GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland
(Starting on Tuesday: The Reminiscences of Lady Dorothy Nevill, read by Betty Hardy )


Unknown: John Prebble
Unknown: Michael Elder
Read By: Peter Marinker
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Read By: Betty Hardy

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Enquire Within

Unload your queries on to Nell Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answers for you.
Questions - on postcards - to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

with Barry Norman
A programme for people en the move that tries to give you more miles for your money. Producer ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
('Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Spinners

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Jack Glllott. Ray Billinglon The Dean of Manchester Phil Drabble
Chairman David Jacobs from Brockweir, Gloucestershire
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Jack Glllott.
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

The Heart of Yorkshire
Kaleidoscope at York Minster
Louis Allen discovers the glories past and present of our largest gothic cathedral which include the remarkable modern restoration, the famous choir screen and the medieval East Window containing ' the whole company of heaven '. Producer CHRIS SWANN


Unknown: Louis Allen
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Week Ending ...

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie Written by ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY PILTON and others
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Griff Rhys

: My Delight

H. R. F. Keating describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: H. R. F. Keating

: A Book at Bedtime

Esther Waters (10) by GEORGE MOORE
(Joan Plowright is in ' Filumena ' at the Lyric Theatre,


Unknown: George Moore
Read By: Joan Plowright
Producer: David Johnston
Unknown: Joan Plowright

: An Untenanted Cross

A meditation in words and music for the evening of Good Friday chosen and presented by Michael Mayne , with readings by Judi Dench.


Presented By: Michael Mayne
Unknown: Judi Dench.

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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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