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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson in London, and Brian Redhead in Belfast
Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Popular classics on records presented by Richard Baker
(Revised repeat of Saturday's broadcast at 7.30) long wave only


Presented By: Richard Baker

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Daily Service

NEM page 42; 0 for a heart to praise mv God (BBC HB 334); Psalm 84; Isaiah 49. vv 1-13 (AV); City of God. how broad and far (BBC HB 173)

: Morning Story

The Rabbit Breeders by JENNIFER GUBB
Read by Patrick Brannigan ' That autumn, the children longed for a rabbit each ... every time they saw their father, they raised the question of rabbits and they continued to view the world through a rabbit breeder's eye.'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: Jennifer Gubb
Read By: Patrick Brannigan
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Duisberg in West Germany and Portsmouth its twin city in England. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
long wave only
11.40 Announcements long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Dragon of Kaa-Ling by DAPHNE SOUNES Presenters LUCY SKEAPING and TONY AITKEN
Written by TONY AITKEN
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY long wave only


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Written By: Tony Aitken
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wldlake
Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Into the Open: FAY WATSON reports on a North-east scheme to persuade women with drinking problems to seek help.
The Man who Invented Slimming: FRITZ SPIEGL celebrates the work of William Banting.
Magical Mysteries: CELIA THOMSON explores the unusual work of the Northern Black Light Theatre. BBC Manchester
The Tiger In the Smoke (10) long wave only


Unknown: Fay Watson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: William Banting.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Albert's Bridge by TOM STOPPARD with John Hurt
Clufton Bay is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly.
(First broadcast in 1967)


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Clufton Bay
Directed By: Charles Lefeaux
Bob: Nigel Anthony
Charlie: Alexander John
Dad: Geoffrey Wincott
Albert: John Hurt
Chairman: Victor Lucas
Dave: Ian Thompson
George: Anthony Jackson
FitCh: Ronald Herdman
Mother: Betty Hardy
Father: Alan Dudley
Kate: Barbara Mitchell
Fraser: Haydn Jones

: News

: Miss Bluebell

A portrait of Margaret Kelly , the girl from Liverpool who founded the world-famous troupe of dancers - The Bluebell Girls.
Compiled and presented by Roger Snowdon who interviewed Miss Bluebell in Paris, and also MICHAEL INGLETON, GEORGE KELLY , ENID MILLS and RUTH ASHLEY.


Unknown: Margaret Kelly
Presented By: Roger Snowdon
Unknown: George Kelly
Unknown: Ruth Ashley.
Unknown: Christopher Venning

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON adapted for radio in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by lain Cuthbertson (10)
Producer TOM KINNINMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Donald Bancroft

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Gordon Clough and Rachael HeyhoeFIint Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Rachael Heyhoefiint
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Going Places goes Down Under

to look at the Australian way of transport. Barry Norman reports direct from Sydney.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Roger Parry
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON (Repeated: Sat 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Dr Tessa Blackstone Graham Dowson Lord Parry
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Chairman David Jacobs from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales Producer CAROLE STONE
(Repeated: Sat 1.15 pm)


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Play's The Thing

Kaleidoscope with Michael Billington takes a critical look at the plays of William Shakespeare in performance - for instance. this weekend BBC Television begins an ambitious season which will present productions of every play in the Shakespeare canon. In the theatre, the Young Vic stages a trilogy in modern dress with the title Action Man. and in a study, American scholar MARVIN ROSENBERG offers a new and lively critical approach to the major tragedies.


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Young Vic
Unknown: Marvin Rosenberg
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Repeated:Sat5.25pm)
Woadis on page 11


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: Barry Bowes
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Roger Woodis
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Fritz on Friday

with Fritz Spiegl BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 11.55 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Eve (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight: A Ghastly Performance

by Michael Hardwick
A series of plays for late-night listening.
A music teacher, asked to give private lessons in a Stately Home. finds his pupil very unusual.


Writer: Michael Hardwick
Director: Graham Gauld
Shakeshift: Peter Wickham
Lord Jebbing: James Thomason
Pontefract: Roy Spencer

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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