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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Local Time

Presented by Bob Langley Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Bob Langley
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Life and Times of the Piano

Presented by Jeremy Siepmann The Boom Begins
In today's instalment, Mozart conquers ' Pianoland ', and Beethoven asks for more. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. p 110: Help us to help each other (BBC HB 378); Psalm 16; Luke 8, vv 9-21 (NEB); Love, unto thine own (BBC HB 523)

: Morning Story

Limbo by MARY LAVIN Read by Trudy Kelly
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mary Lavin
Read By: Trudy Kelly

: News

: Performing Flea

: Old Wives' Lore of Gardening

Bridget Boland shares some of the gardening wisdom she and her sister learnt from country men and women - the sort you don't find in modern scientific books - that gets passed down from one generation to another.
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Bridget Boland
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
The End of the Affair: what happens when a romance is over? Is breaking up hard to do?
2.0-2.2 News
Centenary Spin: cyclists JOHN AND DOTTY PINKERTON are preparing to emulate an epic jouraey from West Bromwich to Harrogate.
A Taste of Summer: hotelier MICHAEL CLEMENTS gives JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH some seasonal recipes.
BBC Birmingham
The Hall in the Field (2)


Unknown: Dotty Pinkerton
Unknown: Michael Clements
Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Witch o/ Goodbody's Patch by ivy o. EASTWICK Presenters JOAN MATHESON and JAMES THOMASON
Written by MARY HAYDON


Presenters: Joan Matheson
Presenters: James Thomason
Written By: Mary Haydon
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Pope Joan Lives by BRUCE STEWART , with Anna Calder -Marshall as Sister
Andrea Meg Jenkins as Mother Lucy Sister Andrea , working on a research grant, has produced compelling evidence that Pope Joan , the one and only female Pope, was not mere legend, but really existed. When Sister Andrea requests ecclesiastical permission to publish her findings, her manuscript is turned down. Determined to fight the decision, she is made to realise the serious implications.
Historical research by JOAN MORris . Directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Joan Lives
Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Anna Calder
Unknown: Andrea Meg Jenkins
Unknown: Mother Lucy
Unknown: Sister Andrea
Unknown: Pope Joan
Unknown: Joan Morris
Directed By: David Spenser
Geoffrey Quintal: Eric Allan
Monsignor O'Riordan: Kevin Flood
Father Casimir: John Rye
Solange/Woman: Eve Karpf
Helene Van Eyck: Hilda Kriseman
Sacristan: Leonardo Pierroni

: News

: A Victorian Romance

as recorded in the unpublished diaries of Ellen Palmer with Judi Bowker as Ellen Narrator Stephen Thorne
Note from Archy. 'I I fly like a moth into the flame that burns me. Ellen, I cannot live without you. What am I to do? ' In 1854 Ellen Palmer went sightseeing in the Crimea. The war was still going on. While she was there, she fell in love with Archy Peel , a nephew of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. The course of their affair is described in dramatic and touching detail in Ellen's diary, discovered only in 1973 at the back of an old bureau in a house in North Wales, and made public now for the first time. Compiled by BETTY ASKwith. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Judi Bowker is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Ellen Palmer
Unknown: Judi Bowker
Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Ellen Palmer
Unknown: Archy Peel
Unknown: Sir Robert Peel.
Producer: Alan Haydock
Producer: Judi Bowker

: Story Time

A Week of H. G. Wells 5: The Purple Pileus


Unknown: H. G. Wells

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Enquire Within

Unload your query onto Neil Lanuor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Address: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Lanuor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

Travel with Barry Norman Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Many Reasons Why

The American Involvement in Vietnam
Presented by Michael Charlton 3: Creating a State - South Vietnam
Vietnam is divided at the 17th parallel and, in the aftermath of French withdrawal and the Geneva Conference, the primary western influence is again American. Contributions from ROBERT BOWIE , WILLIAM COLBY , GENERAL TRAN VAN DON , JOHN FAIRBANK , SENATOR FULBRIGHT. NGUYEN CAO KY, GENERAL ED LANSDALE, SENATOR MANSFIELD, HO THONG MINH, DEAN RUSK and SIR ROBERT THOMPSON.
Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Robert Bowie
Unknown: William Colby
Unknown: General Tran van Don
Unknown: John Fairbank
Unknown: Sir Robert Thompson.
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jim Hiley Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Jim Hiley
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Week Ending ...

David Jason. Bill Wallis. David Tate , Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie By ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY PILTON , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK Producer CRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Unknown: John Langdon

: Nightcap

My Dresser, Elsie. Written and read by LYNDA MARCHAL BBC Manchester


Read By: Lynda Marchal

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (5)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: Today in Parliament

followed by an interlude

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

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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