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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.3t,8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Calk

[number removed]
Home Extensions
Building an extension isn't always for the amateur DIY enthusiast. But if you want to convert your loft or add a ' granny flat ' who do you go to? Do you need planning permission, and if so, how do you apply for it? Government grants are sometimes available, but who will guide jou through the red tape to get one?
Bill Eykin Executive Director of the National Home Enlargement Bureau, and Peter Melvin , Chairman of the Clients' Advisory Service of the Royal Institute of British Architects, are in the studio to answer your questions and help you to beware of the building cowboys. In the Chair Judith Chalmers
Lines open jrom 8.0 am med wave only from 9.40


Unknown: Peter Melvin
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: Local Time

Selected and presented by Bob Langley.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Bob Langley.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Awake my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; Genesis 24: vv 63-67 and 25, vv 20-26 (Rsv); The spacious firmament on high (BBC HB 21)

: Morning Story

Read by Irene Sutcliffe


Read By: Irene Sutcliffe

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: One Third of the Wise Men

by Bill Lyons
With Ian Holm as D, and Nigel Anthony as Bill.

When Bill Lyons' father - Lord Lyons, Public Relations Adviser to Harold Wilson - died early this year, the obituaries duly appeared...
"You can't convey what someone is like in those formal words and leave out all the jokes and all the mad moments as well as the pain of his death." Perhaps a play is the only way to say it.


Writer: Bill Lyons
Director: Jane Morgan
D: Ian Holm
Bill: Nigel Anthony
[Actor]: Eric Allan
[Actor]: Peter Baldwin
[Actress]: Margot Boyd
[Actor]: John Bull
[Actor]: Henry Knowles
[Actress]: Pik-Sen Lim
[Actor]: Bill Monks
[Actress]: Amanda Murray
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Philip Voss

: Four Adrift

The impending wavelength changes provide an excuse for Bernard Cribbins , AlexGlasgow,
Henry Livings and Elizabeth Bell to tell tales and sing songs about radio past and present.
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester medium wave onlw


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Henry Livings
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price

: Desert IslandDiscs

David Bellamy , the botanist, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY,
12.55 Weather: programme news:


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
A Marriage in the Making (2): as the English National Opera prepare for Jonathan Miller 's new production of Figaro, TONY BARNFIELD explores from box office to backstage,
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Sharing a Secret: JUDY GRAHAM talks to women in a sex therapy croup. Nepative Virtues ALISON BRUCE ,
MAEVE BINCHY and MICHAEL GREEN confess. The Tiger in the Smoke (2)
jrom 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Talks: Judy Graham
Unknown: Alison Bruce

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister Does Cutting Out by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray
8: Another Great Battle with eran officer from Waterloo, Captain McMurdo


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Becky: Sarah Badel
Rawdon Crawley: John Pullen
Lord Steyne: John Westbrook
Sir Pitt Crawley: Peter Wickham
Lady Jane: Jennifer Piercey
Thackeray: Alec McCowen
Moss: Rod Beacham
Cook: Hilda Kriseman
Mr Raggles/Smith: Fred Bryant
Mrs Raggles: Jennifer Piercey
[Actor]: Manning Wilson
[Actor]: Kenneth Shanley
Mr Wenham: Philip Voss

: My Delight

Louis Allen describes one of the pleasures of life.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Louis Allen

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae (2)

: 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 aided and abetted by lois LANE with the MAX HARRIS ORCHESTRA
Producer RICHARD WILLCOX (Repeated; Thurt 12.27)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Wed 1,30 pm)

: File on 4

Zambia - Crisis in the Front Line
Presented by Peter Oppenhelmer
With national elections imminent, President Kaunda is beset with problems from without and within. Economically near the point of collapse, militarily vulnerable to raids from neighbouring Rhodesia, diplomatically at odds with other Front
Line African states, Zambia still has a key role in the future of Southern Africa. A special report by STEVE BRADSHAW.
Producer STUART SIMON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenhelmer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw.
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: A Symphony of the Body

A regular thump of the heart, a phantom wind whistling in the veins, the roar of air entering the lungs, and the rumbling of contracting muscles are sounds that make up a symphony of a healthy body. An irregularity in the rhythm or a change of pitch may indicate, to the trained medical ear, thatsomethingiswrong. Anthony Smith takes a journey in sound around the human body and shows how changes in sound patterns may be used to detect and locate serious diseases.
Science on Radio 4: see letters page


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Written on the Wind

Kaleidoscope considers the dramatic art of Peter Brook
' Theatre is unique in its difficulties because the artist has to use the treacherous material of himself as his medium - theatre is always a self-destructive art and it is always written on the wind.'
PETER BROOK divides his time between the Royal Shakespeare Company for whom he directed A Midsummer Night's Dream and recently Antonu and Cleopatra, and Paris where he has his own international company of actors.HetalkstoMichael Billington about the theatre, and his philosophy and technique of direction.


Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Hetalkstomichael Billington
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Price of Love (7)

: News

Weather report; 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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