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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead with MARGARET HOWARD Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE RT REV CORMAC MURPHY -O'CONNOR
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Cormac Murphy
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: A Horseman in the Sky

Read by Robert Lang


Read By: Robert Lang
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Parent Power
How much control do you have over your child's education? Parents used to believe education was best left to the teachers. Now. more and more parents want to be in partnership with the schools. Who should decide which reading method the school uses, and whether to teach tables or new maths? Can you transfer your child from one school to another without moving house? If you think your child is not being taught well, can you do anything about it? And will the education your child is receiving prepare him for life?
Dr Eric Midwinter of the National Consumer Council and Maureen O'Connor. Editor of Education Guardian are in the studio to answer your questions and hear your experiences of being a ' consumer in education.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0
from 9.40
(Parent Power: tomorrow 9.35)


Unknown: Dr Eric Midwinter
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor.

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Moira Stuart Producer BERNARD TATE


Presented By: Moira Stuart
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

NEM, page 46; Jesu, thy mercies are untold (BBC HB 324): Psalm 32; Luke 24. vv 44-53 (NEB); To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284)

: Morning Story

Tenants (abridged) by CELIA DALE
Read by Elizabeth Proud
' I have to tell someone. People always say I'm so capable, so level-headed. And I am. So if I write it all down perhaps I'll be able to see that it's all imagination.'


Abridged By: Celia Dale
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Cry ... Almost a Scream by JANE BEESON with Maurice Denham as the Man and Rosemary Leach as the Woman
'Some of 'em that comes in 'ere each day comes in with the same pile of things. It ain't cleanliness they're after, it's talk. Look at those two sitting over there. They've been coming in the last four Mondays to meet. They get so wrapped up in each other. they don't notice anyone else.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Preview: page 25


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Launderette attendant: Hilda Kriseman
Customers: Eve Karpf

: Let's Talk About Me

From earliest times, talking about oneself has been seen as helpful in solving problems, or at least making one feel better about them. During the last 50 years, doctors, psychologists and others, have attempted to harness the beneficial effects of talking, in the practice of psychotherapy. In a series of six programmes, Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its many forms.
5: Can it Make Me Feel More Completet


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. Presenters Naney Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Jule Styne , the composer of many successful musical comedies, including Gypsy and Funny Girl, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 Weather; programme newt


Unknown: Jule Styne
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlakc


Presented By: Brian Widlakc

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Funny Family: ALISON MC-MORLAND on her collection of songs, rhymes and games for children, which are part of ' our common heritage '.
2.0-2.2 News
Senior Water Babies: ANNE MACNAMARA goes swimming with some 80-year-olds.
Canal Holiday: MARIE CROSS-man's family, plus the dog Fred, holidayed on the water. 2: Drying Out.
Top to Toe: JAN LEEMING finds out the answers to beauty problems and regular care. 3: The Body.
Every Man a King (7)
from 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Magic Oven by SYLVIA A. PRICE


Unknown: Sylvia A. Price

: News

: Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAf 5: After Waterloo


Unknown: William Makepeace

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Wiltshire where members of the Tisbury and District Horticultural Society put their questions to FREO LOADS. BILL SOWERBUTTS and CLAY JONES
Questionmaster KEN FOR* BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Story Time

The Little Nugget (7)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Peter Hudson Show

starring Peter Hudson with his individual brand of humour and song. aided and abetted by LOIS LANE with the MAX HARRIS ORCHESTRA
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: Lois Lane
Unknown: Max Harris
Producer: Richard Willcox

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adams

: The Smith of Smiths

Compiled and written by JANE MCCULLOCH with Timothy West as Sydney Smith and Prunella Scales and John Rowe as the narrators
' thank God, who made me poor that he made me merry. I am you know, of the family of Falstaff. My constitutional gaiety has come to my aid in all the difficulties of life - but I have not passed my life in making jokes.'
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Written By: Jane McCulloch
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: John Rowe
Directed By: Liane Aukin

: The Defect

Ian Kennedy. Lecturer in Law at King's College. London, in the second of two programmes, examines the moral implications of society's response to defective children. Recently it has become possible to detect ante-nalally the presence of a foetus with spina bifida-a defect that may lead to paralysis and mental retardation. Should we. therefore. institute a nationwide screening programme for foetuses with spina bifida, or are the financial costs and the costs in terms of unintended damage to otherwise healthy foetuses unacceptable? Producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Ian Kennedy.
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered (2)

: 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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