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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced bv Brian Redhead and John Tinipsen at the TUC Conference in Brighton
6.45* Prayer for the Day With TONY JASPER
7.0. 8.8 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Tinipsen
Unknown: Tony Jasper
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: A High Wind in Jamaica

3: Sailing Away

: News

: Sweet Songs of Zion

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


Introduces: Sir John Betjeman
Soloist: Geoffrey Shaw
Conducted By: Muriel Shepherd
Producer: David Winter

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edgar Martin Producer BRYAN BARRIS


Presented By: Edgar Martin
Producer: Bryan Barris

: Daily Service

nem, p 5; Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC HB 275); Psalm 19, vv 1-11; Luke 14, vv 25-35 (NED); Ye watchers and ye holy ones (BBC HB 288)

: Morning Story

Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland by CARSON MCCULLERS
Read by Hugh Dickson


Unknown: Madame Zilensky
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

: The Image Makers

4: Countries and Causes
International image making Is big business. Most nations spend a fortune on projecting their own particular image throughout the world. Why do they do it? Do they give a true picture, or is it all part of the propaganda business?
This week Charles Thompson investigates the way that countries sell themselves, and examines the role of image making in promoting causes, both popular and unpopular. 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

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. 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: Jane Rowe. OBE, former director of the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agencies.
2.0-2.2 News
A Marriage Has Been Arranged: PAMELA DONALD visits a wedding in Oman.
Feeding the Faithful: ANNE MACNAMARA samples Morning Service and Sunday lunch at St James, Muswell Hill.
' Why Worry?': psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes a reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Peers and Plebs (6)


Unknown: Jane Rowe.
Unknown: Pamela Donald
Unknown: Muswell Hill.
Unknown: John Nicholson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Mortimer's Little Old Car by ELIZABETH MACDONALD


Unknown: Mr Mortimer'S Little
Unknown: Elizabeth MacDonald

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Power of Dawn

A play for radio by Emlyn Williams
With Michael Redgrave as Tolstoy, Felicity Hayes-McCoy as Katya and Gwen Ffrancon Davies as Katya aged 82.

Count Leo Tolstoy was born 150 years ago on 9 September 1828. He died in the winter of 1910 at the small railway junction of Astapovo. This play depicts an imaginary meeting between the great writer and a young peasant girl in the last hour of his life.


Writer: Emlyn Williams
Guitar: Eric Hill
Director: John Tydeman
Tolstoy: Michael Redgrave
Katya: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Katya aged 82: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

: Choral Evensong

from Brecon Cathedral, Wales Responses (William Byrdl ; Psalms: 56, 57 (chants J. Battishill); Canticles (Daniel Pur cell in E minor); Anthem: 0 Lord we beseech thee (Joseph Pring ); Hymn: The day is past and over; Organist and choir-master DAVID GEDGE
Assistant organist HAZEL DAVIES BBC Wales


Unknown: William Byrdl
Unknown: Daniel Pur
Unknown: Joseph Pring
Unknown: David Gedge
Organist: Hazel Davies

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone (3)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlakt


Presented By: Brian Widlakt

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane once more invites you to look with him at the lighter side of life. Culture, politics, money, sex, work, history, justice, religion - all of them serious topics, of course, but none entirely devoid of humour. Written and produced by VINCENT KANE BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Produced By: Vincent Kane

: My Music

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


Unknown: Egward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryani
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: Peter Mitchell , Edward Swinglehurst and Serena Fass disclose the triumphs and disasters behind the calm exterior.
Chairman Christopher Matthew Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Peter Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Swinglehurst
Unknown: Serena Fass
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: A Musical Evening with Sir Geraint Evans

Thirty years ago Sir Geraint Evans made his first appearance at Covent Garden. In this programme he reflects on his illustrious career - the early influences in Wales and the principal operatic roles he has created.


Unknown: Sir Geraint Evans

: Science Now

Presented by Geoff Watts
A weekly survey of what Is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad.


Presented By: Geoff Watts

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Tony Palmer

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS


Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis
Read By: John Shrapnel

: 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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