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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 with THE RT REV CORMAC MURPHY -O'CONNOR
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: John Timpson
Unknown: Cormac Murphy
Read By: John Marsh

: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Read by Robert Lang


Read By: Robert Lang

: News

: Parent Power

In this series of eight programmes, Maureen O'Connor and Barry Turner (with your help) plot the crisis points of schooldays and arm you to make the best decisions along the way.
This week: How To Deal with Poor Teachers
Also, news, information, your questions answered. Parents' comments, questions, criticisms and contrihutions welcomed. Producer FRANCES BERRIGAN


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Barry Turner
Producer: Frances Berrigan

: News

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: Warwick Castle

Perched on a rocky bluff above the Avon with its formal gardens and strutting peacocks, Warwick Castle is one of the most picturesque and traditional sites in England.
The recent sale of this superb CasUe to Madame Tussaud 's for one-and-a-half million pounds, seems in retrospect, sadly inevitable. Upkeep costs were huge and many of the Castle's art treasures had to be dispersed to raise money. Patrick Nuttgens visits the Castle and considers the increasing financial strain of maintaining such a huge structure. Producer DAVID PERRY A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Madame Tussaud
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Producer: David Perry

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122: For all thy saints, 0 Lord (BBC HB 228); Psalm 34, vv 11-22; Wisdom of Solomon 5. vv 1-10, 13-16 (RSV); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)

: You, the Jury

A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , QC, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London, Today's proposition:
Parliament Should be Televised It is proposed by The Rt Hon Jo Grimond , Mr, and opposed by The Rt lion Enoch Powell , mp. Each advocate calls his own witnesses, cross-questions his opponent's, and argues his case.
The jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached. Producer KAY EVANS (Repeated: Sunday 12 Nov)


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Jo Grimond
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Producer: Kay Evans

: The State Opening of Parliament

The traditional ceremony in which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for this last session of the present Parliament.
Peter Jones describes the arrival of the Royal procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The Speech from the Throne by Her Majesty The Queen is followed by an assessment of its political implications by Brian Curtois.


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Brian Curtois.

: 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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Livia Gollancz , publisher
2.0-2.2 News
A Special Kind of Love: ANN TF.NNANT Visits JOHN AND KLAINE RICHARDS , foster parents extraordinary.
Heading Your Letters
Canal Holiday: MARIE CROSS-MAN'S family, plus the dog Fred, holidayed on the water. 3: ' Locked ' Out
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.
Every Man a King (8)
from 2.0


Unknown: Livia Gollancz
Unknown: Klaine Richards

: Listen with Mother

Story: Who Shall Be King by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Good Neighbour by SUE RODWELL with Glynis Brooks as Lucy
ANDREW: It's none of our business, Lucy. Can't you just accept that?
LUCY: No, it is our business. It has to be someone's. We've got to do something for her.
Lucy is concerned about the plight of the old lady who lives next door, but the question is - at what point does concern become interference?


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Glynis Brooks
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
Lucy Stevenson: Glynis Brooks
Andrew Stevenson: Tony McEwan
lack Lewis: Leonard Fenton
Betty Lewis/Social Worker: Heather Bell
Mrs Bailey: Grizelda Hervey
Tony/Policeman/Doctor: Peter Wickham
Sandra/Nurse: Jennifer Lee

: Choral Evensong

from Hereford Cathedral
Introit: Holy is the true light (W. H. Harris )
Versicles and Responses (Byrd) Psalms: 111, 112 (Ivor Atkins )
Lessons: Wisdom 3, vv 1-9; Hebrews 11, v 32 to 12, v 2 Canticles (Darke in F)
Anthem: Give us the wings of faith (Bullock)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROY MASSEY
Sub Organist ROBERT GREEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: W. H. Harris
Unknown: Ivor Atkins
Unknown: Roy Massey
Organist: Robert Green

: Story Time

The Liltle Nugget (8)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: My Word!

Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repcated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures

Christianity and Ihe World Order
The Rev Dr Edward Norman , Dean of Peterhouse, Cam-bridge, begins his series of six talks. 1: The Political
Christ Dr Norman takes issue with those who are reinterpreting Christianity as a scheme of social and political action. He argues that in their death agonies the western Churches are distributing the causes of their sickness - the politicisation of religion - to their healthy offspring in the developing world. The politicisation of Christianity in the western world takes the form of identifying Christian teachings with the moral outlook and political ideas of liberalism. Are there distinctly Christian reasons for regarding its principles as more compatible with the teachings of Christ than other and rival political outlooks? (Rptd: Sun, Radio 3, and printed in THE LISTENER dated 2 Nov). Preview: pane 25


Unknown: Dr Edward Norman
Unknown: Christ Dr Norman

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An adventure in time and space including helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day. Fit the first: In which the earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins. Peter Jones as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect and Bill Wallis as Prosper and Vogan Captain Jo Kendall as Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon
David Gooderson as Barman
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Bui Wallis
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon
Unknown: David Gooderson
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Simon Brett

: Analysis: The State of the Union

As Americans prepare to go to the polls for mid-term Congressional elections, George Flitch assesses the first two years of Jimmy Carter's Presidency and takes the political temperatures of the two major parties.
(Rptd: Thurs 11.5 am)


Reporter: George Flitch
Producer: Greville Havenhand

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Producer CHRIS SWANN


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Star is Born

A new paper from the Express Group, the Daily Star, is launched tonight. By morning over a million copies will be on sale throughout the North and Midlands - the first stage of a three-stage plan to challenge the Sun and the Mirror, Britain's largest circulation dailies. Reporting live from the Star's Manchester headquarters as the first edition goes to press, George Scott tells the story of the hectic weeks leading up to tonight's launch.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered (3)

: The Financial World Tonight

medium wave

: 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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