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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and John Timpson in London
0.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Newsreader JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Monsignor Patrick McEnroe
Unknown: John Marsh

: Antigua, Penny, Puce


: News

: The Living World

medium only Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: The Enthusiasts

medium only
To most people, a bus is just a bus, but to the members of the Cotswold psv Group, it's a transport of delight; and as they set out on a West Country tour, Anita Morgan joins them in their restored ' 262 '.


Producer: Alan Stennett

: News

: The Stag of the Stubbie

medium only
- a dissertation of the history, natural and supernatural, of the Mad March Hare. From King of the Chase, to Indian god. the elusive hare has leapt its way through the social and religious life of cultures all over the world.
With contributions from naturalists PHIL DRABBLE and RON GOODWIN , from GEORGE EWART EVANS and many others.
Compiled and produced by RITCHIE COGAN


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Unknown: George Ewart Evans
Produced By: Ritchie Cogan

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9; Lord of all being, throned afar (BBC HB 11) Psalm 65: Isaiah 11, vv 1-9 (AV); God of eternity. Lord of the ages (BBC HB 390)

: Morning Story

Yoco My Lovely by JOYCE CHAPLIN
Read by Lockwood West
'He would buy her and dress her as Yolanda should be dressed - paint her cheeks and lips crimson, give her a curly black wig and a full skirt with pink stockings and red shoes.'


Unknown: Joyce Chaplin
Read By: Lockwood West

: News

medium only

: Sydney Carter Thinks Aloud

(medium only)
Sydney Carter talks about the turning point in his faith, and how his de-conversion took place.
Myra Findlay sings some of Sydney Carter's carols, and Michael McClain reads some poems which illustrate the story behind the faith.


Speaker: Sydney Carter
Singer: Myra Findlay
Reader: Michael McClain

: Through My Window

medium only
A new series of seven programmes in which busy people admit to a spot of window gazing. Today. Dulcie Gray looks out over her butterfly garden at her home in the Chilterns. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dulcie Gray

: News

: You and Yours

Including Getting the Best from Your Radio.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

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

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: best-selling author Jack Higgins
2.9-2.2 News
Good Health Begins in the Kitchen: EVELYN ROSE suggests having a raw food day.
Why Worry? psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes another reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Today Let's Pretend
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
Ruined City (5)


Unknown: Jack Higgins
Unknown: John Nicholson

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: William's Machine Noises by MARIANNE TISSANDIER


Unknown: Marianne Tissandier

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

More Cherry Cake by JEHANE MARKHAM
Sybil is awaiting a rare visit from her son and granddaughter. It is a warm summer afternoon. On the surface it is a pleasant family reunion, but we can share their innermost thoughts....
Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Jehane Markham
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Peter: David Markham
Dot: Rosalie Crutchley
Sybil: Aimee Delamain
Andrea: Petra Markham

: Choral Evensong

from Exeter Cathedral
Responses (Ayleward); Psalms 22 and 23 (S. Wesley , Goss, Martin); Lessons: Wisdom 2, v 21-3, v 9; Matthew 27, vv 45-56; Canticles (Sumsion in A); Anthem: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
Organist and Master of the Choristers LUCIAN NETHSINGHA
Assistant Organist PAUL MORGAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: S. Wesley

: Story Time

Period Piece (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Suzannah Simons
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Suzannah Simons

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Diljs Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE. BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Diljs Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore.

: News

: the Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.39 pin)

: Checkpoint

Roger Cook investigates accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
(Repeated: Thursday 10.5 am medium only)


Unknown: Roger Cook

: A Voice is a Person

' A violin is an instrument played by a person, a piano's played by a person, but a voice is a person, and Kath's personality was absolutely implicit in her voice.'
Kathleen Ferrier , one of the best loved of all English singers, died 25 years ago this month.
Sir Peter Pears introduces some of her records and recalls the colleague he knew and loved, with other memories of her from ROY HENDERSON , GERALD MOORE , JOHN FRANCIS , BERNIE HAMMOND , WINIFRED FER-PIER and the recorded voices of BENJAMIN BRITTEN and BRUNO WALTER. Producer PATRICIA BRENT


Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Introduces: Sir Peter Pears
Unknown: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Gerald Moore
Unknown: John Francis
Unknown: Bernie Hammond
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Bruno Walter.
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Analysis

What Sort of Parliament?
Presented by George Ffiteh
When the next Parliament is elected, whenever that may be, it may well have to decide whether to reform itself. The Select Committee on Procedure has already recommended a change in structure of select committees, and the Prime
Minister has reaffirmed his Party's policy of reforming the second chamber. In addition. the relationships between the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies at Westminster will need to be assessed, and European legislation will have to be monitored. What sort of reforms are we likely to see? Are they necessary? Producer GREVILLE HAVENHAND
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 and


Presented By: George Ffiteh
Producer: Greville Havenhand

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver
Producer Richard BANNERMAN


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with John Tusa at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

medium only. Rogue Male (8)

: The Financial World Tonight

medium only

: 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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