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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Butler.

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by john MARSH
7.30,8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: John Marsh

: My Apprenticeships

by COLETTE translated by HELEN BEAUCLERK and abridged for radio in ten parts by JOAN HART
An autobiographical account of this famous French novelist's life in Paris at the turn of the century, and of her unhappy but eventful first marriage to Henry Gauthier -Villars. who she calls I Monsieur Willy
Read by Rosemary Leach (1)
Producer CHERRY cookson (RpO


Translated By: Helen Beauclerk
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Henry Gauthier
Read By: Rosemary Leach

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

When he and the regulars, Mavis Nicholson. Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson , are among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling.


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

medium only
The team answers your questions on woodpeckers, territorial butterflies, birds of prey, and a wasp from the continent that is celibate in Britain. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard (BBC hb 491); Psalm 46; Luke 22, w 7-23 (NEB); Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (BBC hb 187)

: Morning Story

medium only
The Man Who Looked Like Ronald Colman by ALICE POND Read by David March
'It was a gesture you didn't often see now. It had a certain quality - like some old romantic movie on television.' Producer mitch rapes


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Alice Pond
Read By: David March

: News

medium only

: The Story of the Pentagon Papers

medium only
' My assumption was that I would be thrown in jail for the rest of my life.'
Contributions from
Leslie Gelb. who edited the Pentagon Papers in the Defense Department: Daniel Ells berg. who photographed them illicitly: James Greenfield , who was in charge of publication by the New York Times; and William Bundy , who held senior Government office throughout the Presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson.
Presented by Michael Charlton Producer anthony moncrieff
(First broadcast on Radio 3 in the Many Reasons Why series) (Repeated: Tuesday 8.0 pm)
11.50 Announcements


Unknown: Leslie Gelb.
Unknown: Daniel Ells
Unknown: James Greenfield
Unknown: William Bundy
Presented By: Michael Charlton
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: News

: You and Yours

Presented by Sue Cook and George Luce
News and information that effects the way you live including today The World of Wort With MARGARET KORVINO Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presented By: Sue Cook
Presented By: George Luce
Unknown: Margaret Korvino
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Top of the Form

First Round: 4: Wales
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Edward Jones
Unknown: Tim Gcdgin
Unknown: John Anthony
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wldiake Sequence editor DEREK liwis


Presented By: Brian Wldiake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.0-2.2 News
Mike Sheils In America ...hi New York with The Time. Diarist, MICHAEL LEAPMAN. Reading Your Letters.
Hand Made for Christmas! BARBARA MYERS gets practical advice from laye ANDREW on money-saving gifts. 1: Candles. Ruined City (8)
Editor WYN knowlis


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mike Sheils
Unknown: Michael Leapman.
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Editor: Wyn Knowlis

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Blip by HELENA tati


Unknown: Helena Tati

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Flora Robson stars In
The Soft September Air
A new play for radio specially written for Dame Flora by CHARLOTTE HASTINGS with Andrew Branch
Ere dead Winter snaps the heartstrings,
Or the trees stand bleak and bare,
Let the quiet mind remember The soft September air.
Title song composed by MICHAEL BLANCHARD ERIC HILL (guitar)
Directed by GRAHAM gaoib


Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Composed By: Michael Blanchard
Directed By: Graham Gaoib
Lindsey Ashe: Flora Robsoh
Dickon: Andrew Branch
Mrs Bevil: Betty Hardy
Horace Bellamy: Hector Ross
ChriS: Sean Barrett
BlitZ: Kenneth Shanlet
Milllcent: Margot Boyd
Dr Porteus: Kenneth Barrow
Di: Susan Slomah
DOCtOr: Henry Knowles
SiSter: Brenda Rays
Philip: Gavin Campbell
TV Newsreader: Malcolm Gerard
Student: Max Haflib

: Story Time

Period Piece (6)

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clongh
and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Sequence editor DEREK lewis
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clongh
Presented By: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

New stories about the characters created by A. j. cronin
This week: A Gift of Love by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
(Andrew Cruickshank In IA National Theatre player)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Donald Bull
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
as Dr Cameron with: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs Blair: Hell Brennak
The Rev Bldir: Joe Dunlop
Sgt Bell: John Graham
BeggS: Iain Blair
Mrs Beggs: Elizabeth Proud

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play

The time and place is Czechoslovakia between March 1938 and March 1939. This is a love story involving conflicting family loyalties and national groups. It is also set in the tense atmosphere prior to annexation when many Sudeten Germans were pressing for ' union with the Fatherland '.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY (Repeated: Sunday 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Peter Tegel
Directed By: Richard Wortley
as Irma Barz with: Jennifer Piercey
as Frau SchneiderhahB: Mary Wimbush
as Martin Blau and: Geoffrey Beevers
Marianka: Petra Davies
Ulrike: Eve Karpf
Hilgrit/Dorothea: Jean Rogers
Frau Blau: Katherine Parr
Hermann Barz: Michael Harbour
Frau Bayer: Brenda Kayi
Rolf: Philip Sully
Officer: Fred Bryant
Agent: John Gabriel
Gretl: Clio Tegel

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with John Tusa at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton
Editor ALASTAIR osborni


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: Call for the Dead: Part 2

by John Le Carre, adapted for radio in five parts by Rène Basilico.
Starring George Cole as George Smiley and Alfred Burke as Mendel with Douglas Blackwell as Peter Guillam and Richard Hurndall as Maston
Did Samuel Fennan commit suicide or was he murdered? The Department would like to think it was suicide, but Smiley is not inclined to sacrifice truth to political expediency. And he finds in Mendel a willing ally.
BBC World Service production


Author: John Le Carre
Adapted for radio by: Rène Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Mendel: And Alfred Burke
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell
Maston: Richard Hurndall
Adam Scarr: George Innes
Josie: Jane Williams

: A Book at Bedtime

medium only. The House with the Green Shutters by GEORGE DOUGLAS BROWN abridged for radio in 15 parts by STEPHEN MULRINE
Read by John Shedden (1)
The most influential Scottish novel of the 20th century, this powerful drama dynamites the Kailyard image of the couthy Scot and portrays Scottish life in all its colour, humour and tragedy. Producer


Unknown: George Douglas Brown
Unknown: Stephen Mulrine
Read By: John Shedden
Unknown: Tom Kinninmont.

: 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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