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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson
With MARGARET HOWARD including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With MARY BRAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought /or the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Mary Bray
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

plus Angela Rippon as an inquisitive hostess of well-known guests on their birthdays, and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in the new live miscellany of reassuring entertainment, disturbing oddities, and stimulating arguments.
From Glasgow, Fran Morrison: from Cardiff, Gerry Monte ; and from Dublin, Frank Delaney. investigate and tell stranger than fiction real-life stories.
Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER long wave only
Preview: page If


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

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: Checkpoint

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: Daily Service

nem, page 114: We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255); Psalm 42; Matthew 4, vv 18-25 (AV); Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (BBC HB 354)

: Morning Story

Anniversary by KATHLEEN HERSOM Read by Nia Thomas
One could hardly expect the hymn All things bright and beautiful to become the occasion for a strike. Yet that is what happens in this story. Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales long wave only


Unknown: Kathleen Hersom
Read By: Nia Thomas
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: Analysis

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: Listen with Mother

Story: The Three Ladybirds by STEPHEN WEAVER long wave only


Unknown: Stephen Weaver

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live.
Including today:
The BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: The Peter Hudson Show

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'New Wave Woman' Quit: PHYLLIS HARTNOLL from Lyme Regis, MAYBETH ARM-STRONG from Belfast and YOLAND BROWN from Shropshire match their minds for the Woman's Hour Radio Prize.
Reading Your Letters.
Grasping the Thistle: words, sharp and sweet for St Andrew 's Day with MARYMARQUISandTOM FLEMING.
A View from the Continent: a regular reflection of events and reactions in the rest of Europe.
The Tiger in the Smoke (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Phyllis Hartnoll
Unknown: Yoland Brown
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Marymarquisandtom Fleming.

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

Night of the Badger by GRAHAM BLACKETT with Nicolette McKenzie Richard Easton and Morgan Sheppard
When young Jenny AUingham goes missing and her red mini Is found abandoned on the edge of Jockey Cap Wood, Constable Swift finds that life on a country beat can be as unpredictable as working in the city.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Graham Blackett
Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Unknown: Richard Easton
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Susan Colson: Nicolette McKenzie
John Colson: Richard Easton
Sergeant Benbow: Morgan Sueppard
Constable Swift: Terry Molloy
Nigel Stoddart: Malcolm Gerard
Mrs Allingham: Gillian Andrews
WPC West: Jane Galloway
Rupert Dalton: Stephen Hancock
Jenny Allingham: Juliet Stevenson

: Story Time

TheMasterofBallantrae (9)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

Written by BRUNO MILNA (Repeated- Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
Lyn Pascoe. JANE GALLOWAY BBC Birmingham


Written By: Bruno Milna
Unknown: Lyn Pascoe.
Unknown: Jane Galloway
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer,: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Judith Collingwood
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Col Danby: Norman Shelley

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The fifth of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse.
(Repeated; Sat 11.20 am)


Producer: Alec Reid

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

Georges Tzipine
Dennis Lee (piano) direct from the Concert Hall. Broadcasting House, Cardiff
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Mozart Piano Concerto No 13. in c 4 415)
Debussy Gigues; Ibéria; Rondes de Printemps (Images)
(Given before an incited audience) BBC Wales


Leader: Christopher Warren-Greeh
Unknown: Georges Tzipine
Piano: Dennis Lee

: The Western Isles

* A gentleman came in and he said, " What happened to the tweed that we couldn' wear out? ".' The changing fabric of island life weaves old ways in with new.'
Presented and produced by Robert Logan
A BBC World Service production


Produced By: Robert Logan

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Tony Palmer Producer ALAN NIXON


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


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

On the Eve (4) long leave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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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