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: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Today

John Sergeant in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester John Sergeant in London
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Redhead

: A Handful of Dust

by EVELYN WAUGH (7)

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: News

: The Living World

Oh. Miserable Weed....
Despite being rejected by gardeners and nearly exterminated by farmers, most weeds are able to hold their own because they are so beautifully adapted to their opportunist way of life. Introduced by Peter Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Happiness Is ...

Bernard Falk has been off again to meet all kinds of people who have found the secret of happiness in unusual and sometimes eccentric occupations.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Falk

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edward Cole Producer BRYAN HARRIS

Contributors

Presented By: Edward Cole
Producer: Bryan Harris

: Daily Service

nem, p 25; It fell upon a summer day (BBC HB 71); Psalm 27. part 1; Acts 7, v 51-8, v 4 (NEB); 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360)

: Morning Story

Praises by ELIZABETH TAYLOR Read by Mary Wimbush
' It was an unfamiliar train she got into, and none of her regular friends was on it. In one single day her friends had vanished.'

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: News

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

A fresh look at the musical Presented by Denis Quilley
Part 1 - Programme 4: Escape and Realitu or How the Musical Discovered that Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud
Written by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer MARTIN FISHER

Contributors

Presented By: Denis Quilley
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Do Animals Talk?

Six programmes about animal sounds
1: Men and Mammals
Eric Simms shows how the sounds made by mammals contrast with the highly varied sounds made by humans. Produced MICHAEL TOTTON

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced: Michael Totton

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breekon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breekon

: The Spamfritter Man

starring Bryan Pringle
A comedy serial in eight episodes by ANDREW LYNCH 1: Miid and Batter Wilf 's hopes and aspirations are threatened by the opening of Uncle Sam's Chiperama.
Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS BBC Manchester
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: Andrew Lynch
Unknown: Batter Wilf
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers
Wilfred Hargreaves: Bryan Pringle
Molly Hargreaves: Betty Alberge
Doreen Hargreaves: Kay Adshead
The Merry Widow: Meg Johnson
Albert Bates: Peter Wheeler
Pam: Diane Moran

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

visits Oxford
City of Learning and Leyland where Sue MacGregor is joined by an assembly ranging from the Professor of Poetry to workers on the motor factory shop-floor. Helping to celebrate 100 years of higher education for women are
MICHAEL BARSLEY , SUSAN GOOD-MAN, JAN MORRIS , LIBBY PURVES and JOHN WAIN
Cucumber Sandwiches by J. I. M. STEWART abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Lockwood West
(Lockwood West is a National Theatre Player)
2.0 - 2.2 News

Contributors

Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Michael Barsley
Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: J. I. M. Stewart
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Lockwood West

: Listen with Mother

Story:The Ice-cream Van Plays a Trickby ELEANOR TIMS

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Old Man March is Dead

A play set in North Auckland, New Zealand. Jack March served in the Western Desert during the war alongside the Maori Battalion. He was as tough as old boots then, and he still is, as capable of battle now as he ever was.

Contributors

Writer: Bruce Stewart
Director: Christopher Venning
Jack March: Bruce Stewart
Bert March: Peter Wickham
Ellen March: Nicolette McKenzie
Steve March: Terry Lynch
Dr Chisholm: Robert Trotter
Tane: Chris Preston
Sister Briggs: Paddy Frost
Major Woods: Paul Halst

: Choral Evensong

from Worcester Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Kenneth Leighton): Psalms 147, 148, 149. 150 (Elgar, Bairstow, Atkins, Stanford)
Lessons: Isaiah 44, w 1-8; Revelation 22, vv 8-17
Canticles (Kenneth Leighton -Second Service); Anthem: Great is the Lord (Elgar) Master of the Choristers DONALD HUNT
Assistant Organist PAUL Trepti BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Leighton

: Story Time

A Question of Upbringing (3)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane gives some advice on how to secure a loan from your bank manager: a poem on the drop-outs commune - after Blake: and a hitherto unpublished short story - after Somerset Maugham. Written and produced by VINCENT KANE. BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Vincent Kane
Produced By: Vincent Kane.

: Quote ... Unquote

The quotations game in which Richard Gordon Hilary Pritchard Richard Stilgoe and Leslie Thomas are quizzed on sayings funny, famous and fatuous - taken from the printed page, the spoken word. and the handwritten letter from you, the listener.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees Producer JOHN LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Gordon
Unknown: Hilary Pritchard
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
Producer TONY SHRYANE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Producer: Tony Shryane
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer,: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
WOOlley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus

: File on 4

with Peter Oppenheimer and reports by STEVE BRAD-SHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: David Henshaw.

: Charles Gray as Voltaire

in a programme on his life written by MAURICE CRANSTON Narrated by Nigel Anthony
The fame of Voltaire, who died 200 years ago this week, is based more on what he was than on what he wrote. A man of letters, a personality who captured the attention of people all over the western world, he did much to alter their attitude to life. An amusing, sprightly, skinny man, he organised campaigns on behalf of the victims of persecution and filled his own house with refugees. He took risks, both as writer and public figure.
With ANDREW BRANCH
BRENDA KAYE , ANTHONY NEWLANDS and PETER WICKHAM
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN

Contributors

Written By: Maurice Cranston
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Directed By: Michael Heffernan

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver
Producer Richard BANNERMAN

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: Frank Muir goes into....

Radio
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
' You know, people are a menace with their transistor radios. Wherever you go, out into the country, on the beach, radios are blaring away. It's terrible, I can hardly hear myself playing my bagpipes.' and the voices of MICHAEL BENTINE , PETER SELLERS BENNY HILL , STAN FREBERG and THE MONTY PYTHON TEAM Producers SIMON BRETT and JOHN DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Davis

: A Book at Bedtime

A Fearful Joy (8)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: 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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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