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Introduced by John Tirapson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 9.0 Today's News
7.3*. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Tirapson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: A High Wind in Jamaica

10: The Demise of the Dutchman

: News

: Local Time

Presented by Bob Langley Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Bob Langley
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Am I Too Loud?

A question asked by the accompanist, Gerald Moore, as he recalls records he made with some of the world's greatest artists, including today the Spanish soprano, Victoria de los Angeles, and the much-loved 'Geordie' bass, Owen Brannigan.


Speaker: Gerald Moore
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

nem. p 50: Father of peace I BBC hi 488); Psalm 86; Luke 17. vv 11-19 I neb); Lord Christ, who on thy heart (BBC hb 380)

: Morning Story

A Woman in the House by BARBARA HAYNBS
Read by Ralph Lawton Producer jane MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Ralph Lawton
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: A Fine Blue Day


: News

: You and Yours

including Volunteer Week Presenters Site Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: My Music

(B'cast on Wednesday at 8.38)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Hough


Presented By: Gordon Hough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
One for the Pot: the Lancashire Cookery Club team of EVELYN ROSE and MARGARET TRAVIS discuss how to choose the dish to suit the recipe.
2.0-2.2 News
A Victorian View of Switzerland: BARBARA BRILL samples the 1861 holiday diary of a Manchester governess. BBC Manchester
Dr Wortle's School (5)


Unknown: Margaret Travis
Unknown: Barbara Brill

: Listen with Mother

Story: Nail Soup (trad)
Presenters ALISON mcmorlan* and SAM KELLY
Producer JENYnI worslet


Unknown: Sam Kelly
Written By: Janey Gordon
Producer: Jenyni Worslet

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The BBC Repertory Company in The Knocker, a comedy for radio bv ALAN MELVILLE
When Mrs Broadbent asks Mr Rooke to put a beautiful new door-knocker on her front door she has little idea of the furore this will cause with the local residents' association and the Town and Country Planning Authorities.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Mrs Broadbent
Unknown: Mr Rooke
Directed By: John Tydeman
Mrs Broadbent: Marget Boyd
Mr Rooke: And Robe - Trotter
Mrs Hazeltine: Brenda Kaye
Mr Fletcher: Philip Voss
Miss Henley: Jennifer Piercey
Mr Pettigrew: Manning Wilson
Mr Fields: Kenneth Shanley
Cllr Jenkins: Peter Williams
Cllr Blenkinsop: Malcolm Gerard
Chairwoman: Petra Davies
A Reporter: Andrew Branch
Mrs Prevett: Heather Bell
Berni: John Gabriel
Mr Bulmer: Anthony Newlands
Ludovic Quayle, QC: Henry Knowles
Ernest Humphries: Peter Wickham

: News

: Lady Houston DBE (1857-1936): Portrait of a Patriot

'On the sad heart of Mary, Queen of England, sorrow wrote the word Calais. On my heart, bubbling over with patriotism, love has indelibly written the word, England.'
(Letter to Neville Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2 April 1932)
'Implacable in her hatreds, she was insatiable in her kindnesses.' (An Obituary, December 1936)

An eccentric, philanthropic multi-millionairess of the interwar years, Lady Houston's love of country was matched only by her hatred of Socialism. Among the many causes she sponsored was the Schneider Trophy Air Race of 1931, which resulted in the development of the Spitfire fighters. and which has earned her the title of 'One of the Few'.
Bernard Jackson tells her story.


Presenter: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone by T. H. WHITE , abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER Read by DAVID DAVIS (10) Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: T. H. White
Read By: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Enquire Within

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds. Unload your query onto Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you. Address Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

Barry Norman with stories from the world of travel. Producer ROGER PARRY Editor ROGER MACDONALJJ


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Roger Parry
Editor: Roger MacDonaljj

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by T.E. Utley ,Anthony Quintan Patricia Hewitt. Tom Jackson Chairman David Jacobs from Welwyn, Hertfordshire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.15 pm)
(Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, on Thursday at
10.30, to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR)


Unknown: T.E. Utley
Unknown: Anthony Quintan
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt.
Unknown: Tom Jackson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Billington Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Michael Billington
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Little Night Exposure

The last ramble with A Little Night Exposure - a band of performing vagabonds.
This week: The Sky at Night Exposure. A tale of meteorites, supernovae and the odd star waltz.
Other parts played by CHRISTOPHER M. PILKINGTON Script, music and lyrics by A Little Night Exposure


Played By: Christopher M. Pilkington
Producer: Danny Greenstone
QT QT: Janie Atcheson
Rene Ramburger: Martin Read
Rupert Superbe: Anthony Smee
Dilwyn Griffiths: David Owen Smith
Dwight Lame: Barrie Stevens
Terry Barron: John Vine

: Nightcap

Make 1978 International All Walk Backwards for Bacteria Year. Written and read by JIM anbrew. BBC Manchester


Read By: Jim Anbrew.

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS translated by CARL wilbman abridged for radio in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by JOHN shrapnel (15) Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
( Starting on Monday: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James , read by Anna Massey )


Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis
Translated By: Carl Wilbman
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: John Shrapnel
Unknown: Henry James
Read By: Anna Massey

: 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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