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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Presenters Brian Redhead and Margaret Howard Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With CANON ERIC DAVENPORT 7.* and 8.0 Today's News Read bv JOHN MARSH
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Marsh

: A High Wind in Jamaica

12: Captain Jonsen's Ruse

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

medium only Do-H-Yourself
What's the best way to deal with damp? Mould? Condensation? What's the best form of loft insulation?
Ring Tony Wilkins , our DIY expert, with any questions on repairs, decorating - any jobs which present problems around the house -before winter comes and makes them worse.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Tony Wilkins

: News

medium only

: New Britons

medium only
The final programme in this series about people born abroad who have chosen to settle in Britain.
6: Brian Wang of Merseyside
Although he only arrived in Britain four years ago -to continue his training as a metallurgical engineer - Brian Wang is now deeply involved in the cultural life of Merseyside. After being spotted performing his early morning Tai Chi exercises in the precincts of Liverpool Cathedral, he was asked to give WEA classes in this and other classical Chinese disciplines. This summer he took a mixed cast of Chinese and British players to the Edinburgh Festival to perform a modernised version of the ancient Chinese play Monkey King:
' British people respect the Chinese, but they don't understand them. They know a lot about Chinese cooking but very little about our cultural heritage. What I'm trying to do is bridge that gap ...' Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Brian Wang
Unknown: Brian Wang
Unknown: Tai Chi
Unknown: Charles Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Canticle 2; Luke 18, vv 1-17 (NEB); Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God (BBC HB 271)

: Morning Story

medium only Meandering by NORMAN KAUFMAN
Read by Peter Tuddenham


Unknown: Norman Kaufman
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: News

medium onlu

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Infamous Mister Georgie

by Gordon McKerrow
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel and Dandy Nichols

"His wife is such a terrible cook. She lays the table, knife, fork, stomach pump!"
The music-hall gives Trevor up. So he takes his partner home to practise. Twenty years later they're still practising and Trevor's wife has grown a permanent frown.
(medium only)


Writer: Gordon McKerrow
Director: Peter King
Trevor: Jimmy Jewel
Madge: Dandy Nichols
Smudge/Park Keeper: Leonard Fenton
Gerald: Manning Wilson

: Origins

medium only (Rev repeat of Monday's broadcast at 10,30)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Desert Island Discs

Cathy Berberian , the singer, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOM-LEY, who devised the programme.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Cathy Berberian
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Why No Medical Revolution?: BERNARD DIXON , Editor of Neiv Scientist, talks to PETER EVANS about the benefits that could result from a simple change in medical thinking.
A Gem of a Home Help: BERYL KNOTT gives thanks.
2.0-2.2 News
Pop Goes The Music: a two-part report on the record industry by COLIN HAMILTON. 2: The Disc.
Specially for the Visitors: LIZA SPAIN tells BENITA BROWN how her Scottish highland village catered for holidaymakers in the 30s. Dr Wortle's School (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bernard Dixon
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Beryl Knott
Unknown: Colin Hamilton.
Unknown: Benita Brown

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Mrs McMuddle and the Auction Sale by MOIRA HERITAGE


Unknown: Mrs McMuddle

: News

: The Lady of the Camellias

One of the most famous love stories in fiction, adapted for radio in four episodes by TERENCE COOPER from the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS the Younger with Gary Bond. Sarah Badel and Stephen Murray Episode 3
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1975) (Broadcast on Sunday at


Unknown: Terence Cooper
Novel By: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Gary Bond.
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Alexandre Dumas: John Rye
Armand Duval: Gary Bond
Marguerite Gautier: Sarah Badel
Prudence Duvernoy: Denise Bryer
Nanine: Emily Richard
Joseph: Peter Whitman
Monsieur Duval: Stephen Murray

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lancashire where members of the Saddle-worth Gardening Club put their questions to CLAY JONES, GEOFFREY SMITH and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL. Questionmaster KEN FORD. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Alan Gemmell.
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford.

: Story Time

Jane and Prudence (2)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Peter Clayton says: ' Thank you, Mr Walpole ' for telling us what to call our chance disc-coveries
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Mr Walpole

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Slightly less than half-an-hour of wit. wisdom and panic from Tim Brooke-Taylor , William Rushton. Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer
Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton with the twiddly bits of COLIN SELL at the piano.
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm) (Tim Brooke-Tavlor and Graeme Garden are in ' The Unvarnished Truth ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: William Rushton.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Tavlor
Unknown: Graeme Garden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30pm)

: Time for Verse

Black Diamonds: Frank Lin coln introduces poems about miners and mining communities, including The Collier by Vernon Watkins. Other poems are by ldris Davies, Duncan Bush and Rov Burnett. Reader RAY SMITH


Unknown: Frank Lin
Unknown: Vernon Watkins.
Unknown: Duncan Bush
Reader: Rov Burnett.
Reader: Ray Smith
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Anything You Can Do

Coal miner to celebrated high-wire acrobat is the unique achievement of Les Carlin. The story behind this success is even more extraordinary. It began with the birth of his daughter Christine, a spastic. ' I had to do something for Christine, so I took this wild adventure! ' As Christine grew up seriously disabled her brothers Carl and George became as famous as their father. It. was their courage which inspired Christine to fight her way out of a wheelchair and into the famHy act.
This amazing story is threaded together by Brenda Kidman and produced by MARLENE PEASE


Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Produced By: Marlene Pease

: A Tchaikovsky Concert

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer ELIZABETH KERR


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Elizabeth Kerr

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (2)

: 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.

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