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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES Including at
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
6.45*, 7.45* Thought for the Day.


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Hard Times



Unknown: Charles Dickens

: News

: Straight Down the Line [number removed]

A phone-in magazine for teenagers.
Introduced by Ed Stewart with Sue Cook
In response to requests on the first programme, the material today is by teenagers for teenagers
Lines are open from 8.0 am


Introduced By: Ed Stewart
Unknown: Sue Cook
Producer: Chris Riley

: News

: New Britons

The second of six programmes about the contrasting experiences of people born abroad who have chosen to settle in Britain.
2: Robert and Jeanne Raj of County Armagh
When Robert Raj first came here from the Punjab - almost 30 years ago - it seemed both an adventure and a means of escape. Looking back, his experience of the tragedies that followed the partition of British India give him a clearer understanding of the troubles of Northern Ireland, where he and his wife Jeanne now live.
' I've seen so much of it before, people being murdered and thrown out of trains and no questions asked. But you see India is working out her own salvation and we too must sit down at the table without the gun.'
Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN


Unknown: Jeanne Raj
Unknown: Robert Raj
Unknown: Charles Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75: All as God wills, who wisely heeds (BBC HB 1); Psalm 119. Pt 1; Luke 11, vv 37-52 (NEB); Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)

: Morning Story

Cheese Doesn't Grow on Trees by PAT GARROD
Read by Sean Arnold
' Can't help thinking you've brought a lot of this on yourself, love. I mean, no woman likes to play second fiddle, even to her own family. You did think too much of your kids and too little of her, didn't you? '


Unknown: Pat Garrod
Read By: Sean Arnold

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre



Unknown: James Prideaux

: Origins

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Fred Trueman , the cricketer and commentator, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
' Extra-quality blonde seeks wealthy bachelor ': CHRISTABEL KING reports on electronic matchmakers and lonely hearts.
2.9-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
What Mother Should Know: MARY RENSTEN describes her experience when her son went into hospital.
The Archaeologist in Afghanistan: LADY WHEELER, in search of Ancient Greece, discovers a more recent British past. The Rector's Daughter by P. M. MAYOR abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by JILL BALCON (11)
(Music: Martinu's Concerto for flute, violin and orchestra)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Rensten
Unknown: P. M. Mayor
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Jill Balcon

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Little Men with Green Hair by HAZEL FLETCHER


Unknown: Hazel Fletcher

: News

: The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS dramatised in three parts by ANTONY KEAREY
2: Romance
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Alfred Polly: Christopher Guinee
Harold: Henry Knowles
Grace: Carol Marsh
Mrs Larkins: Betty Baskcomb
M iriam: Elizabeth Proud
Minnie: Heather Bell
Voules: Bruce Beeby
Christabel: Jane Knowles
Rusper: Kenneth Shanley
Rumbold: Michael Deacon
HinkS: Fred Bryant

: News

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' Question Time. Ken Ford recalls some of the places visited, and some of the questions asked during the past year.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (7)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Begged. Borrowed or Stolen?
Tom Vernon investigates some cases of petty pilfering in popular music.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games
First of a new series in which Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer vie with William Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor for this year's Golden Dustbin Award.
Points deducted by Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair Notes taken by Colin Sell at the piano and fingers crossed by the Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

with Christopher Ricks 20: Scottish Verse including poems by Dunbar and Burns.


Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Reader: Robert Trotter
Producer: Alec Reid

: Proms 78

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Tony Palmer Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.5S Weather


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtfme

Journey Through a Small Planet (7)

: 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.

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