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: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Ttmpson at the TUC Conference in Brighton, with LIBBY PURVES in London
8.45* Prayer for the Day With TONY JASPER
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News Headlines
7.45* Thouoht for the Day


Introduced By: John Ttmpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tony Jasper
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: A High Wind in Jamaica

4: Boarded by Pirates

: News

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; High in the heavens, eternal God (BBC HB 9); Canticle 6. part 1; Luke IS, vv 1-10 (Nca); 0 worship the King, all glorious above (BBC HB 471)

: Morning Story

Autumn Child by MRS W. WOODHART
Read by J, O. Roberts
This is a story about how a thunderstorm and a small tree on the mountain helped solve the problem of Bron's unborn child.
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: Mrs W. Woodhart
Unknown: O. Roberts
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Down Your Way

: Persecuted But Not Forgotten

A report on the church in Poland under the present Communist Government by a recent visitor to that country, The Rev Roger Symen


Unknown: Roger Symen

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. Including today the BBC Shopping Basket
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: 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 Talk Till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
The Pleasures of Playing: GERALDINE O'REILLY and SHEILA TRACY on the trombone. Reading Your Letters.
Collectors and Their Enthusiasms: JENNIFER MAY talks tO LAVINIA EMANUEL about her glass pictures of Nelson. Peers and Plebs (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Geraldine O'Reilly
Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Unknown: Lavinia Emanuel

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Corkingdale and the Dentist-Bird by WILLIAM RANKIN


Unknown: Mr Corkingdale
Unknown: William Rankin

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Put Down to Experience by GEOFFREY PARKINSON
In 1956 the Downlands Community Association celebrated the tenth anniversary of its foundation. Every effort was made to contact previous wardens and old members of staff. One ex-warden, however, was discreetly overlooked: this play attempts to explain why.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN (First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Geoffrey Parkinson: Geoffrey Beevers
Celia Glover: Norma Ronald
Benedict Burden: Gerald Cross
Miss Edith Pewter: Hilda Schroder
Tobias O'Hare: John Rowe
Jessie O'Hare: Kathleen Helme
North Country Candidate: Peter Woodthorpe
Sensitive Candidate: Steve Hodson
Miss Hooper: Karen Ford
MiSS Golly: Margaret Robertson
The Rev Cornelius Dunscombe: John Rowe
Herr Frink (once of Leipzig): Jeffrey Segal
Rufus Glover: Steve Hodson

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely

Jack de Manio meets them all. Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM


Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone (4)

: PM Reports

The news magazine
Presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Serendipity

What's on at the Empire? Presented 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


Presented By: Peter Pratt

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: News

: The Archers

Written by KEITH MILES
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
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
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Jackie Smith: Magie McCarthy

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.

: Married Daughter

Wendy Hiller reads some of the letters Queen Victoria wrote between the years 1858-1888 to her daughter. Princess Victoria, who married Prince Frederick William of Prussia and later became Empress of Germany and the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Compiled byNEVILLE TELLER Narrated by Alan Wheatley Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Frederick William
Unknown: Kaiser Wilhelm Ii.
Unknown: Neville Teller
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The Five Senses

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


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Miles of London

A merry progress through London Town in the company of Sir Bernard Miles , as he unearths the legends, myths, intrigues and surprises of the changing city with THE BARROW POETS to add something lyrical and musical, and an occasional touch of the unexpected, Script by BARRY PILTON


Unknown: Sir Bernard Miles
Script By: Barry Pilton
Unknown: Michael Chandler
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Did One But Know

An anthology about the emotion of love. compiled by H. Colin Davis. From the nursery rhymes and first questionings of childhood, through the ardours of adolescence to ' the right end ' of marriage; not forgetting the hurts of infidelity, of unrequited love and the loneliness of separation. Readers JULIAN GLOVER
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: H. Colin Davis.
Readers: Julian Glover
Readers: Penelope Lee
Readers: David Neal
Producer: John Theocharis

: A Book at Bedtime

Zerba the Greek (9)

: 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.

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