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: Up to the Hour

with John Marsh
Headlines and weather, news for sports fans, Proyer for the Day (Mon THE REV DAVID caink, Tues-Thurs PEGGY MAKINS , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )


Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Tues-Thurs Peggy Makins
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

Weather, sport and Thought for the Day.

: News

: Today

8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport

: Ray Gosling

reflects on people and places with the help of the BBC Sound Archives. This week: Clubs

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Studio guests join the regular team for 55 minutes of live interviews, argument, music and mild irreverence.
Producer IAN R. gardhouse


Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

Remembering Victor and another giraffe which died recently in a similar way, I wonder if giraffes in the wild are able to lie down - and of course, get up again.
Just one of your questions that should keep the team on its toes.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON
BBC Bristol (Revised repeat: Thurs 3.35 pm medium only)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM. p 114: Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC hb 452): Psalm 42; Mark 3, vv 7-21 (AV); The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC hb 235)

: David Jacobs Goes a-Maying

in a none-too-serious search-by way of comedy and music - for the origins of May Day, our newest Public Holiday. Assisted by MORECAMBE AND WISE, AL READ. TONY HANCOCK ,
KENNETH Williams , and other respected authorities. Compiled and produced by JOHN dyas Preview: page 17


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Produced By: John Dyas

: News

: Hoping This Finds You ...

Johnny Morris wonders why so much of his mail makes nonsense.
Recorded before an invited audience at Urchfont Adult College, Wiltshire.
Producer BRIAN patteh BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson 10: Midlands (2) dr G. FREEMAN (Warwickshire), statistician: ALAN MOLE (West Midlands), civil servant; LIONEL KING (Birmingham), lecturer;
WILLIAM REID (Northamptonshire), teacher
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 r...edium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: William Reid
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Barrow Poets Ask: do you feel ... nostalgic? With their own blend of poetry, humour, music and song.
2.0-2.2 News
Money Matters - 5: with holidays in mind. JOHN SIMMONDS
. talks about mobile money.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting
Vegetable Know-How: GAIL DUFF on buying and cooking vegetables in season.
Stories of Five Decades . 3: A Man by the Name of Ziegler


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: John Simmonds
Unknown: Gail Duff
Stories Of: Five Decades

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs McMuddle and the Chocolate Cake by MOIRA HERITAGE


Unknown: Mrs McMuddle

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Hobson's Choice by HAROLD BRIGHOUSE with Music by NEVILLE MCGRAH
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1962) In tribute to Wilfred Pickles , who died on 27 March


Unknown: Harold Brighouse
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Horatio Hobson: Wilfred Pickles
Willie Mossop: Bernard Cribbins
Maggie: Barbara Young
Alice: Anna Cropper
Albert: John Normington
Tubby: Graham Rigby
Jim Heeler: Henry Livings
Dr Macfarlane: Duncan McIntyre
Vickey: Karal Gardner
Mrs Hepworth: Marion Dawson
Ada Figgins: Elizabeth Bell
Fred Beenstock: Geoffrey Hinsllff

: Story Time

Adventures of Gerard by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in ten parts by RICHARD CARRINGTON
Read by Denys Hawthorne
1: How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom
In this tale, the first of ' The Exploits', Etienne Gerard introduces himself and goes on to recount, with typical lack of false modesty, further intrepid adventures from the days when he was the most dashing hussar in the whole of Napoleon's Grand Army. winning fresh honours, cities and the love of many beautiful women.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Introduces: Etienne Gerard
Producer: Peter Novis

: PM Reports

The news magazine presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team


Presented By: Robert Williams

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Kenneth Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer KENNETH FORD. BBC Manchester
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Kenneth Ford.

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: Daphne Heard
Unknown: Dylis Watling
Unknown: David Fielder
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they live in - the politics and the people Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: The Monday Play

Daughters of Men by JENNIFER PHILLIPS with and KATE: I know you never finally admit responsibility for anything. You just sit there, don't you: A little tin statue, a graven image, waiting for it all - sacrificial offerings - whatever they might be. A bit of steak and kidnev, a devotional display, some wholemeal bread, garlands, a hole in one, a severed head, a firstborn child ... david: How is she?
KATE: Go and look at her - if you like.
But the nature of responsibility is overall more subtly distributed in this ironic study of marital breakdow


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Kate Lister: Judi Dench
Mrs Kershaw social worker: Diana Bishop
Sally Lister: Jean Rogers
Eddie Marchant: Peter Pacey
Bahama Kelly: Liza Ross
Anne Troubridge: Jane Knowles
Boy Kruschefski: Harold Kasket
David Lister: Malcolm Gerard

: A Sideways Look at....

Anthony Smith takes a sideways look at Women.
Producer DAVID paterson


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

May Day in Oxford
The Choir of Magdalen College greets the dawn. and groups of Morris men gather to dance their way through the city on May morning. The early summer celebrations in Oxford reflect its past as one ot^thfi oldest cultural centres in Britain. Paul Vaughan reports on the current Theatre Festival and the arts in Oxford, Producer ANNE WINDER
9.59 Weather


Producer: Anne Winder

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Profile

Private portraits of people in the public mind. (Shortened version: Tuesday 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

Brighton Rock (11)

: Here's More Egg on Your Face

Pete Murray steps warily into the improbable world of the Practical Joke with the voices of HARRY FOWLER , PHILIP DAVIS and MAX BYGRAVES
Compiled and produced by DOUGLAS ADAMS followed by an interlude


Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Harry Fowler
Unknown: Philip Davis
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Produced By: Douglas Adams

: 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.

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