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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer jor the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News Headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Congdon
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: A High Wind in Jamaica

9: A Bolt from

: News

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Christopher Grier
(A revised 's broadcast ut 8.30)


Introduced By: Christopher Grier

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents through
' out the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
(Next edition: Monday 7.20 pmi

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; O dearest Lord, by all adored (BBC HB 266); Psalm 119, Part 4; Luke 17, vv 1-10 (NEB); Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass (BBC HB 178)

: Morning Story

The Chinese Gown
Read by June Barrie
' When he wakes he'll find me waiting, cool and assured, rich and beautiful, in Chinese brocade
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Written By: Nora Windridge
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Down Your Way

: A Glass for Elijah

Do little girls experience religion in a different way from little boys? Three women-Jewish, Catholic and Ilinduremember their childhood.
This week June Rose rememhers a Jewish girlhood in the Golders Green of the ,30s. Producer MONICA FURLONG

: News

: You and Yours

including Volunteer Week Presenters Sue Cook
, and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

12.53 medium only
: Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

(Broadcast on Wednesday at 7.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
The Singing Sweetheart of the 50s: ROSEMARY CLOONEY has written her autobiography.
I'm a Bad Manager: a confession from KOSEMAHY NICE.
Preserving Nature: MOLLY PRICE. OWEN talks to the wardens who create habitats for wildlifr Dr Wortle's School (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Kosemahy Nice.

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Wind and the Tickly Vest by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: It's Not What You Say

by William Smethurst
"Would you believe to call a man a Capitalist was a deadly insult? An actionable insult? Something you could be dragged through the courts for, hauled up before the majesty of law or, fined, imprisoned and, no doubt, hung for?"
Directed by Roger Pins BBC Birmingham


Writer: William Smethurst
Directed By: Roger Pine
Tom Pickering: Michael Harbour
Janet Pickering: Maggie MacCarthy
Vikki Pickering: Jean Rogers
Mr Jarman: Jack Holloway
Mrs Wrigley: Joy Stewart
Helen: Pauline Letts
Sadie: Sandra Clark
Wayne: Jane Calloway
Stephen Longmore: Noel Johnson
Richard Page: Geoffrey Collins
Jill Longmore: Patricia Gallimore
Maggie Longmore: Penelope Shaw

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely

Jack de Manio meets them all. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone (9)

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: A Party Political Broadcast

hy the Conservative 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 Ed wardian public?
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Presented By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Brain of Britain 1978

(Broadcast on Monday at 12 27,

: News

: The Archers

Written by WILLIAM SMETHURST (Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: William Smethurst
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angel Apiper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
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
Tethro Larkin: George Hart
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Eva Lenz: Bedli Niklaus
Nick Wearing: Gareth Johnson

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Tolstoy

with Denis Quilley John Woodvine Judy Parfltt
The author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina was born in Russia 150 years ago.
Leo Tolstoy recorded his turbulent life in his diaries, letlers and stories. They give a picture of his stormy relationships with family and friends, his extreme and often violent emotions as well as of his genius and his ideas
Written and compiled by a. s. BY.vrr
John Woodvine is in ' Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ' at the Mermaid Theatre, London,


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Judy Parfltt
Unknown: Anna Karenina
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Producer: Anne Winder
Unknown: John Woodvine
Narrator: Denis Quilley
Tolstoy: John Woodyine
Sonya Tolstoy: Judy Parfitt
Turgenev: Piijllp Voss
Gorky: Geoffrey Whitthkad
Chertkov: Sean Arnold
Marya/Sash: Heather Bell

: The Five Senses

An invitation to join Elizabeth lane Howard in an exploration.


Unknown: Lane Howard
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: The Ultimate 19th Hole

I Broadcast on Saturday at 1.15

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world.


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Tea

- the drink of a nation
An excellent and by all physicians approved China drink, called by the Chineans, Tcha. by other nations Tay alias Tea, is sold at the Sultan's Head in Sweeting Rents by the Royal Exchange , London.'
1658 and the first mention of tea in Britain. John Green traces the history ot this crucial British drink with a little help from
Further flavour added by FRASER KERR , HAROLD KASKET. GREGORY DE POL.MAY, ANNE ROSEN tELD, DUDLEY .SllAlNS (tenor) and geoffrey brawn ipianoi
The whole concoction stirred by PIERS PLOWRICHT i Repeat)


Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: H. C. Wells
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: John Wesley.
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Harold Kasket.
Unknown: Anne Rosen

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek (14)

: 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.

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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