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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with Libby Purves
including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With The Rev Adam Ford
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by John Marsh
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Libby Purves
Unknown: The Rev Adam Ford
Unknown: John Marsh

: News

: These You Have Loved

medium nave only

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Put thou thy trust (BBC HB 313); Psalm 90, w 1-12; Genesis 8, vv 15-22 and 9, vv 12-15 (RSV); 0 thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180)

: Morning Story

Aunt Suzanne by MICHAEL MCLAVERTT Read by Trudy Kelly
' The McKinleys all went down to the station to meet their Aunt Suzanne , who was coming to take care of them now that their mother was dead." Producer JUDITH EILLOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Michael McLavertt
Read By: Trudy Kelly
Unknown: Aunt Suzanne

: News

medium ware only

: A Voice is a Person

' A violin is an instrument played by a person, a piano is 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 year.
Sir Peter Pears introduces some of her records and recalls the colleague he knew and loved, with other recorded memories of her from ROY HENDERSON , GERALD MOORE , JOHN FRANCIS , BEnNIE HAMMOND , WINIFRED FERRIER , BENJAMIN BRITTEN and BRUNO WALTER.


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

: News

: You and Yours

Today: BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: The Peter Hudson Show

12.55Weather; programmenews

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor ' New Wane Woman ' Quiz: ROSEMARY BALLASTER from Berkshire. JANE KOE from Northants ami KLEANOR JAMES from Dyfed match their minds for the Woman's Hour Radio Prized
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Havina a Healthy Baby: MAUREEN GALVIN reports on how to increase your chances.
Winter's on its Way ... but let's celebrate with some music and poetry.
Hedingham Harvest (3)
from 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Rosemary Ballaster
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: Listen with Mother

Story:Chris and the Caterpillarby PENNY PECORELL)

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

The Elephant and the Panda by A1I.EEN LA TOURETTE with Maureen O'Brien and Liza Ross
1 seem to see gaps between people everywhere - between me and people. I try to hide them or till them up and that only makes it worse, they swallow me up. There's such a feeling of danger all around.' And indeed Panda herself is in danger - her uninhibited approach to sex threatens her sister's whole way of life.
Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Liza Ross
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Kim: Heather Bell
Allie: Maureen O'Brien
Ben: Michael McStay
Sam: Nicholas Cohen
Peter: David Savile
Panda: Liza Ross

: Story Time

Omar (4)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Keport

: Top of the Form

First Round:
8: Northern Ireland
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES


Unknown: Down Patrick
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: John Anthony
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Creene
Shula Archer: Juby Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Curls Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Arnold Lucas: George Woolley
Jethro Larkin: George Iiart
Neil Carter: Brian Iiewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The second of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse. Readers HUGH DICKSON and KINGSLEY AMIS Producer ALEC REID.


Readers: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Kingsley Amis
Unknown: Alec Reid.

: Halle Orchestra

leader MARTIN MILNER conductor James Luughran direct from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Part 1 Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro Tippett Suite in D (A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles)
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)


Leader: Martin Milner
Conductor: James Luughran
Unknown: Figaro Tippett Suite

: * A Talent to Amuse

I. W. Lambert invites you to join him once again in the bar during the interval in this evening's concert for a few tall stories culled from the BBC Sound Archives and the pages of literature.


Unknown: I. W. Lambert

: Halle Orchestra

Part 2 Dvorak
Symphony No 8. in BBC Manchester

: Today in Synod

Gerald Priestland reports on today's proceedings.


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE THEROUX


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Theroux

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered (9)

: 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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