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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Harriet Cass

: News

: The Living World

How Tall is this Stery?
Man has always admired trees for their strength and beauty and their usefulness. We turn over a few leaves and look at Britain's taller woody plants. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
'Broadcast on Sunday at 4.30)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Over Here, Over There

with Bill Breckon in London and Pat Rowe in New York. A Return to the Kitchen Sinkf
This week the programme looks at the anti-feminist backlash and the campaign to uphold traditional family values. Producers PAT TAYLOR and RITCHIE COCAN


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Pat Rowe
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Peter Donaldson Producer BERNARD TATE


Presented By: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

NEM. p 102: At thy feet (BBC HB 402); Psalm 147, vv 1-12: Luke 7, vv 36-50 (NEB); 0 God of truth i BBC HB 359)

: Morning Story

Life is for Living by DINAH COSTELOE
Read by Mary Wimbush


Read By: Mary Wimbush

: News

: Conversation L lece

Sue MacGregor meets Professor Eric Laithwaite. inventor of the linear motor and expert on butterflies, to talk about his life and work.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Laithwaite.

: Portraits from Memory

In a unique set of recordings. drawn from the BBC Sound Archives, two great figures from the past are recalled by people who were fortunate enough to meet them.
2: Evelyn Waugh remembers Alfred Duggan
'Alfred Duggan spent his early manhood as a rake. He emerged from his years of dissipation with his mind acute, his remarkable memory unimpaired and a prose style perfectly fitted for his use.'


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Alfred Duggan
Unknown: Alfred Duggan

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Share and Share Alike

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's K:ur

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Sir Charles Forte
2.0-2.2 News Summer Food: GAIL Dt'FF with ideas for an outdoor party.
Perceptions of Ageing: BRENDA KIDMAN drops in at a conference about the elderly.
Relax with Laura Mitchell ... especially when you're going on holiday.
I Was A Stranger by GENERAL SIR JOHN HACKETT , abridged in seven parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by CYRIL LUCKHAM (7) (Music: Dukas La peri)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Sir Charles Forte
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Laura Mitchell
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Cyril Luckham

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister and the First Wiggly Tooth by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Death of a Member, a play for radio hy PHILIP HONEYWELL with Anton Rodgers Caroline Blakiston
Neville Jason and John Hollis ' I've been here six years. I've signed a hundred motions and not one has been debated. I'm an unpaid social worker, a political nonentity.'


Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: John Hollis
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
George Bodley: John Hollis
Septimus Bird: William Eedle
landdale/ speaker: Douglas Blackwell
Alan Cutler/Clerk: Alaric Cotter
Dora Cutler/Ivy: Carole Boyd
Pillman: Anton Rodgers
Helen: Caroline Blakiston
Orvill: Neville Jason
Yvonne DIANA: Diana Olsson
Joanna: Jane Knowles
Perkins/Harry Turner: Michael Goldie
Bradbury: Stephen Thorne

: Choral Evensong

from King's College Chapel. Cambridge
Introit: Almighty God (Ford); Responses (Rose); Psnlm 119, vv 145-176 (J. Turle, Edwards); Canticles (Murrill in E): Anthem: Te lucis ante terminum (Balfour Gardineri : Lessons: 2 Kings 5, vv 1-14; Luke 9, vv 37-48
Director of Music PHILIP LEDGER Organ Scholar THOMAS TROTTER


Unknown: Balfour Gardineri
Unknown: Thomas Trotter

: Story Time: A Week of H.G. Wells 3: In the Abyss


Author: H.G. Wells

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane reflects on The Perils of Mail Order and the Postal Hard-sell; a night at the opera: and what should he done about the House of Lords.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: Trumpet Voluntary

Humphrey Lyttelton talks about his 30 years as a band leader in an illustrated conversation with PETER CLAYTON. Producer KEITH STEWART
(Jazz from Montreux: Friday
9.0 pm BBC2)


Talks: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Peter Clayton.
Producer: Keith Stewart

: Keir Hardie

A dramatised feature by DAVID PINNER
' Keir Hardie is the only man who could have created the Labour Party, and he is almost the only man in that Party who is not fitted to lead it ' (GARDINER)


Unknown: David Pinner
Unknown: Keir Hardie
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: John Rye
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Keir Hardie: Geoffrey Matthews
Bernard: Eric Allan
Jean: Sandra Clark
Sylvia Pankhurst: Diana Olsson

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Gambaccinl Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Paul Gambaccinl
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (3)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: 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.

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