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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London Editor MIKE CHANEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Editor: Mike Chaney

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
7.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Today

8.35-8.45 VHF only News headlines, weather papers, sport

: Yesterday in Parliament

medium only

: The Glums

VHF only
4: A Suitable Case for Magnesia

: News

: Local Time

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


Unknown: Francis Malthews
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

: News

: Checkpoint

(B'cast on Thursday at 7.20 pm)

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; 0 Lord our God, arise! <BBC HB 25); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; Ephesians 4. vv 32 and 5, vv 1-14 (NEB); All people that on earth do dwell (BBC HB 450)

: Morning Story

Shaking Hands by MICHAEL STANDEN
Read by Peter Wheeler Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Standen
Read By: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: News

: The Bombers

(Revised rpt of Wednesday's broadcast at 8.0)

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Quote ... Unquote

The highly acclaimed quotations game in which Joan Bakewell
Graeme Garden. Peter Jones and Arthur Marshall are quizzed on sayings famous, funny and fatuous.
'How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember some of the damned things.'(DOROTHY PARKER ) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
If you would like to see this programme being recorded in London, please write to [address removed], enclosing sae.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
The Cadburys of Birmingham-on the centenary of the birth of GEORGE CADBURY the younger DAVID LLOYD traces the history of this remarkable family
2.0-2.2 News
A Good Night's Rest: EILEEN TOTTEN meets the people who run Wolverhampton's Night
Sitting Service, and talks to those who benefit from it.
Country Lore: RICHARD CAR-RINGTON learns the history behind some of the exhibits in Hereford Museum. BBC Birmingham In The Frame (9)


Unknown: George Cadbury
Unknown: David Lloyd

: Listen with Mother

Story: When Auntie Elephant weighed Mrs Hippo Potamus Presenters JEAN ROGERS and GARY TAYLOR
Written by JEAN ROGERS


Unknown: Mrs Hippo Potamus
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Gary Taylor
Written By: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Staffordshire Knot by JAMBS CORBETT
The three-looped knot is the emblem of Staffordshire. ' The Knot Unites ' is the county motto, but according to legend, it was first devised so that three people at a time could be hanged.
This play examines the ambiguous relationships which unite the Timmins family, but which are also in danger of choking them.
Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Gran Timmins: Joyce Latham
Edith: Diana Bishop
Frank: John Baddeley
Barry: Jean Rogers
Jock Webster: Tom Watson
Mr GlbbS: Brian Hewlett
Policeman: Alan Devereux

: News

: Literary Gent

' King George VI, inspecting his troops: " And what were you in civil life? " " A literary agent, sir." The good king laughed and laughed. Later, I thought he must have heard " Literary Gent " '.
David Higham. doyen of literary agents, talks to June Knox-Mawer about more than halt a century of ' life among the authors ', about the literary careers he has launched and guided, among them the Sit-wells, Dylan Thomas , Dorothy L. Sayers , T. H. White , Graham Greene and Anthony Powell. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: David Higham.
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: T. H. White
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: Story Time

Kes by BARRY HINES 5: Fact and Fiction


Unknown: Barry Hines

: 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 WIA 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

Desmond Lynam moves into the driving seat in the programme that takes you around the world of transport and tries to give you more miles for your money.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated.- Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: The Spinners

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Stokes, Claire Brooks
Lord Willis Norman Tebbit , HP
Chairman David Jacobs from Corfe Castle, Dorset Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Claire Brooks
Unknown: Lord Willis Norman Tebbit
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Week Ending....

An irreverentlv 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 , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK and others. Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES


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

: My Delight

Claire Rayner describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: A Book at Bedtime

The Great Railway Bazaar (5)

: Today in Parliament

followed by an interlude

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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