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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson. with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CANON DAVID ISITT
7.9. 9.0 Today's News ReadbyColindoran
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson.
Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daisy Miller



Unknown: Henry James

: News

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in.

: Daily Service

NEM. p 110; May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC BB 375); Psalm 138; Luke 13, w 10-21 (NEB); Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247)

: Morning Story

Read by David Calder BBC Manchester


Read By: David Calder

: News

: Down Your Way

: Forty Years of Cricket Broadcasting

E. W. Swanton looks back on a career which began at the Kennington Oval on 31 August 1938. Producer RAY ABBOTT Preview: page 15


Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

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 A View from the Continent,
2.9-2.2 News
Journalist for a Day: ROSEMARY HARTILL joins some young people on a holiday activity.
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: GILLIAN STRICKLAND with her monthly review of newly published women's magazines. Flower Arranging: BARBARA MYERS asks advice of JEAN TAYLOR 4: Prolonging Life. Peers and Plebs (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gillian Strickland
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Jean Taylor

: Listen with Mother

Stories: Pokey, a Little Pink Piglet by RUTH PAINE , and The Hippo Who Rode a Bicycle by JANIE RANDALL


Unknown: Ruth Paine
Unknown: Janie Randall

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Bob and Pat French have been married for eight years. They have a pleasant home, two children and Bob is doing well as an architect. A typical marriage - with equally typical ties and responsibilities. Then Bob meets another woman:
' It's just.... the difference between loving somebody and falling in love. I suppose. It's exciting. It's stimulating. It's spontaneous. All the things we're not anymore.'
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Christopher Russell
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Pat: With Paula Wilcox
Bob: And Stephen Thorne
Louise French: Gail Ltdstome
Rose French: Margot Boyd
Sheila Brown: Sheila Grant
Terry Brown: Malcolm Gerard
Geoff Gardner: Henry Knowles

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely

From gardeners to ghost-hunters; from poets to pop stars: from cantors to crime-writers. Jack de Manio meets them all. Could you be on his list? Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM


Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (14)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

What's On at the Empire? Introduced by Peter Pratt
While Gilbert and Sullivan reigned at the Savoy, what other entertainment delighted the late Victorian and Edwardian public?
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Introduced By: Peter Pratt

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Tessa Diamond
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Bart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
LUCaS: George Woolley

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by ROGER COOK
(Repeated: Friday 10.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Who's for Church?

Robert Foxcroft sets out to answer the questions: who goes to church nowadays? How many of them are there? Why do they go? Why have some people stopped going? And what might bring them back? Statistical adviser


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Unknown: Peter Brienley

: The Five Senses

An invitation to join Elizabeth Jane Howard in an exploration. Producer NATALIE WHEEN


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Sweet and Old Smell of Perfume

An anthology compiled by WALTER ACOSTA
When with closed eyes, on some warm autumn night,
1 breathe your bosom's sultry fragrances.
Enchanted shores unfold their promontories
Dazed by a sun monotonously bright. (BAUCELAIRE)
Readers ROD
(First broadcast on R3, 1976)


Unknown: Walter Acosta
Unknown: Beacham Christopher Bidmead
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Producer: John Theocharis

: A Book at Bedtime

Zerba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAEIS (4)

: 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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