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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.0. 8.0 Today's Newt Read by john MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: John Marsh

: My Apprenticeships

by COLETTE (8)

: News

: The Enthusiasts

The bells that rang out from St Mary's Church in Swansea recently, were in honour of Anita Morgan and The Enthusiasts, when local campanologists gathered to demonstrate their skill and talk about their hobby.


Producer: Alan Stennett

: News

: The Eagles of Raasay

Every summer parties of young people make their way to the remotest parts of the Scottish highlands and islands on adventure holidays. This August, a party of youngsters from all over Britain were spending a fortnight under canvas at Raasay. What did they think of this remote island; and what did the islanders think of them? Derek Cooper reports. Producer FRANCES DONNELLY


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Daily Service

NEM, page 97, Father of mercies, in thy word (BBC HB 189); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Ecclesiasticus 38, w 1-14; Apocrypha (rsv); A stranger once did bless the earth (BBC HB 70)

: Morning Story

The Robins by A. g. BOWMAN Read by Gerald Cross


Unknown: A. G. Bowman
Read By: Gerald Cross

: News

: Through My Window

Today's window gazer Is Gerald Priestland who lives in a peaceful patch of green in the London suburbs with some wild neighbours and some very quiet ones. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

(Broadcast on Tuesday at 7.0

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Dr John Davoll, Director of the Conservation Society.
1.0-1.1 News
Reading Your Letters.
Life Without Him: Thea Gregson looks back on her marriage to actor John Gregson and how she finally came to terms with widowhood.
Exiles: Bernard Jackson meets some of Britain's Chinese community.
Eton Teashop (3) from 2.0


Guest: Dr John Davoll
Speaker: Thea Gregson
Reporter: Bernard Jackson

: Usten with Mother

Story: When Linda Lost her Hair by ANGELA PICKERING


Unknown: Linda Lost
Unknown: Angela Pickering

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Correspondence by MICRELENE WANDOR with Maureen Lipman as Eileen and Peter Pacey as Richard RICHARD : You can't quarrel with scientific objectivity as the basis for a relationship.
EILEEN: I'm not seducing you, remember.
RICHARD: Heaven forfend. The man always makes the first move.
EILEEN: Just good friends? Richard: Just good friends.
After her divorce, Eileen has to reassess her life. She also has to take a lodger, a student son of old friends.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Micrelene Wandor
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Unknown: Richard Richard
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Tessa: Susan Sheridan
Jean: Jennifer Piercey
Bertie: Eric Allan

: Choral Evensong

on St Luke's Day from the Queen's Free Chapel of St George, Windsor Castle
Responses (Jason Smart).
Office Hymn: Let the round world with songs rejoice
Psalms: 93. 94 (Boyle, Pring)
Readings: Isaiah 61, vv 1-7 (NEB); 2 Timothy 4, vv 5-15 (NEB);
Canticles; Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton):
Anthem: Strengthen ye the weak hands (Harris)


Organist: John Porter
Choir directed by: Christopher Robinson

: Story Time

Going to the Flames
A short story by ALUN RICHARDS
Read by William Squire
BBC Wales


Story By: Alun Richards
Read By: William Squire

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Suzannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Suzannah Simons

: My Word!

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thursday 10.5 am,


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Schubert

A portrait in words and music Narrator Richard Pasco
He would sit at the little writing-table, bent over the music paper and the book of poems. bite his pen. drum with his lingers at the same time. tryIng things out. and continue to write easily and fluently, without many corrections, as if it had to be like that and not otherwise.'
(ALBERT STADLER writing in 1858) When Schubert died few people outside Vienna had heard of him. Much of the music for which he is now admired and loved remained unpublished, some of it even still unperformed. Years later, his ageing friends wrote their accounts of what they remembered of him. With DAVID GOODERSON


Narrator: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Albert Stadler
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: Sebastian Shaw
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Eva Badura-Skoda
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Oil Rig

A sound portrait of a visit.
One of the first feature programmes to be recorded in binaural stereo, Oil Rig was first broadcast on Radio 3 in February 1977. A BBC team spent several days living on board Sea Quest, one of the most successful exploration rigs in the story of North Sea oil and gas.
This shortened version of the original programme received special mention from the jury of the Italia Prize in 1977. Field recordings by LEO FEORD and LLOYD SILVERTHORNE
Technical realisation in binaural sound by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE
Compiled and directed by ANTHONY SIMMONS
A devastating impression of reality (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
(The full binaural effect can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)


Unknown: Lloyd Silvertoorne
Unknown: Lloyd Silverthorni
Directed By: Anthony Simmons
Producer: Richard Imison

: Balletomania

Kaleidoscope in New York Agnes de Mille 's Conversations About the Dance - is a history of dance in America. illustrated by her own Heritage Dance Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet. Michael Oliver talks to
Agnes de Mille , choreographer of the first truly American ballet. Rodeo, and such smash hit musicals as Oklahoma, Carousel and Brigadoon. He also looks back with the distinguished British dancer Anton Dolin over 40 years of the American Ballet Theatre, for whom Agnes de Mille haa staged many of her dances. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Agnes de Mille
Talks: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Agnes de Mille
Unknown: Anton Dolin
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Newseries An Actor in his Time

of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
1: The Purple of the Terrys
' Ellen Terry was my great-aunt. What I remember mostly about her is her movement - she was then an old lady, deaf and rather blind and very vague in mind, but when she came on stage you really believed that she was either walking on the flagstones of Venice, or in the fields of Windsor, and she moved with extraordinary swiftness and grace, holding her skirts gathered in two hands and you got the impression of swiftness, and the people who wrote about her always said that the great line in Much Ado ........ where Beatrice like a lapwing runs close by the ground to hear our conference ... was so applicable to her.'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud.
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Producer: John Powell

: ABook at Bedtime

The House with the Green Shutters (8)

: 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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