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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain's getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
6.45*, 7.45* Thought for the Dot;


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

: Hard Times


: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Peter France Producer MOIRA MANN


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Moira Mann

: Sweet Songs of Zion

Sir John Betjeman introduces some well-known hymns and talks about their words - and music. with the LONDON EMMANUEL CHOIR conducted by MURIEL SHEPHERD Producer DAVID WINTER


Introduces: Sir John Betjeman
Conducted By: Muriel Shepherd

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Brian Perkins Producer STUART SIMON


Presented By: Brian Perkins
Producer: Stuart Simon

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79: 0 come. let us sing to the Lord (BBC HB465); Psalm 104, vv 25-36; Luke 11, v 53 to 12, v 12 (NEB); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: Morning Story

Life Goes On by DAVE ELFORD Read by Jon Glover
' Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Paul. I am 19 years old and live on the edge of London. I work as a compositor for a small newspaper. I have a passion for motorcycles, especially my own.'


Unknown: Dave Elford
Read By: Jon Glover

: News

: The Image Makers

2: Flying the Flag
Charles Thompson investigates the mass transportation industry of the 20th century.
How does the image of an individual airline affect your choice. The image makers of Britain's major airlines talk about their roles and the popularity or otherwise of their identities around the world. Written by CHARLES THOMPSON Researcher SHARON BANOFF Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Charles Thompson
Written By: Charles Thompson
Written By: Researcher Sharon Banoff
Producer: John Edwards

: Letters from Everywhere

People in the British Isles and abroad tell of the doings and concerns of their own part of the world - and those they visit. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: 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 Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
John Noakes , former dare-devil presenter of Blue Peter.
2.0-2.2 News
Exiles: BERNARD JACKSON meets some of the Hungarian community in Britain. Five Short Stories by Ruth Rendell abridged by MADGE HART Read by David Ashford 1: The Fallen Curtain


Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Blue Peter.
Unknown: Arthur Marshall.
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd.
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Stories By: Ruth Rendell
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: David Ashford

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Tale of a Lion and a Tree by WILLIAM RANKIN


Unknown: William Rankin

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Mr Petrie 's Last Request bv CHRIS WEBB
When Mr Petrie takes to his bed in his humble home in Camden Town. a leading Harley Street specialist is his first visitor. Some of the most important men in the land meet to discuss his plight. What is so special about this modest man and can his last request be met?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mr Petrie
Unknown: Mr Petrie
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mrs King: Elizabeth McKenzie
Sir Lewes: David Mahlowe
Mr Petrie: Clive Swift
General Boothstown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Jepson: Roy Barraclough
Lord Churtsey: Russell Dixon
Mr Purles: Peter Wheeler
Sir John: John Jardine
Sir Arthur: Herbert Smith

: Choral Evensong

for the eve of the feast of St Bartholomew from Edington Priory
Introit: Beati quorum via (Stanford): Responses (John Harper : first performance); Office hymn: 0 gladsome light (Nunc Dimittis); Psalm 34 (chants: Crotch, anon);
Lessons: Deuteronomy 18, vv 15-19: Matthew 10, vv 16-22; Canticles (Wood in F)
Anthem: Faire is the heaven (William Harris )
Hymn: Give us the wings of faith (San Rocco)
Director of Music JOHN HARPER
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Harper
Unknown: William Harris
Music: John Harper
Organist: Geoffrey Webber

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (8)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

This week Vincent Kane exhorts young ladies to have nothing to do with beauty competitions; he presents his elegy written in a strike-bound airport: and he applies for a job in a yo-yo factory.
Written and produced by VINCENT KANE BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Produced By: Vincent Kane

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Qjestions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham


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)

: Something to Declare

Writers and travellers consider some of the pleasures and perils of their journeys.
This week: Dervla Murphy and Thomas Hinde discuss their journeys across Europe and in the Indian subcontinent with horses, mutes and children.
Chairman Christopher Matthew Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Unknown: Thomas Hinde
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: The Amritsar Massacre

Narrated by Gavin Campbell
In April 1919, after violent rioting in Amritsar, an English General fired upon a rebellious crowd of many thousands, killing at least 379 and injuring a thousand others. To many, the General seemed a hero. for there was no more rebellion, but the incident became a turning point in Britain's relations with India. with DINO SHAFEEK
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am) followed by an interlude


Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Dino Shafeek
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: Tariq Yunus
Unknown: Marc Zuber
Unknown: Jamila Massey
Unknown: Bernard Archard
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Brigadier General Dyer: John Carson
Mahatma Gandhi: Renu Setna

: Science Now

: Edinburgh Festival

The first of a series of Kalei-doscope reports features the first visit to the West of Moscow's famous Malaya Bronnaya Company, and visits exhibitions of Russian early 20th-century art and Bulgarian icons.
Presented by Michael Oliver Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Wules Round 2 i End of Round I Scores: London 14, Wales 13) London:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays Wales :
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nicholls
Question researcher BERN ICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays Wales
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Dr Mostyn Lewis
Unknown: Fred Nicholls

: A Book at Bedtime

Journey Through a Small Planet (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.

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