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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Shipping forecast

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: Today

What Britain is getting up to. News and views from home and around the world.
Presented by John Timpsen with PETER RUFF Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Timpsen
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Story-Teller

by SAKI
Read by David Markham Producer MAURICE LEITCH

Contributors

Read By: David Markham
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Popular classics on records. Presented by Richard Baker
(Revised repeat of Saturday's broadcast at7.30pm)

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Baker

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Daily Service

NEM, page 21; Infant holy, infant lowly (Carols for Choirs 16): Canticle 9: Philippians 2, vv 1-11 (AV); The holly and the ivy (OBC 38)

: Morning Story

Thursdays for Romance by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by Sheila Mitchell
Library books and ' the pictures ' - these were Miss Waller's pleasures, and forbidden ones ... Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Aviemore in Inverness-shire.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat: New Year's Eve at 5.15)
11.40 Announcements

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie's Christmas Present by MARY CALVERT
Presenters NERYS HUGHES and TONY AITKEN
Written bv TONY AITKEN
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Calvert
Presenters: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Editor DENNIS LOWER

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: Dennis Lower

: My Music

A quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Recorded before an invited audience at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music
Stereo. BBC Birmingham
(My Music: New Year's Eve 3.55 BBC2)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The World at One: News

Presented bv Brian Widlake
Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Heritage in Stitches: WENDY LLOYD talks to some of the 300 needlewomen engaged in making the Chester Tapestry.
Helping Hands: FAY WAT SON reports on a scheme tJ involve schoolgirls in a playgroup.
Poetic Protest: MARGARET MAISON traces the early steps in the march towards liberation made by 18th-century poetesses. BBC Manchester Moon's Ottery (3)

Contributors

Talks: Wendy Lloyd
Unknown: Fay Wat
Unknown: Margaret Maison

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Funny Man by JOHN GRAHAM with Cyril Shaps as Askell ' Alive and warm. Up there in front of an audience. It's the only time I feel - wanted - if you know what I mean. If they laugh, if they smile, I feel real.'
' But vou killed a China-man. didn't you, Askell? Got five years for it. How did you do it? '
Directed by ROGER PINE
(First broadcast in 1972)

Contributors

Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Directed By: Roger Pine
Dot: Anne Jameson
Froggy: John Ruddock
Major: Clifford Norgate
Dr Shearwater: John Samson
David: Robin Browne
Matron: Eva Stuart
Vicar: William Fox
Doctor: Gerald Cross
Corporal Davies: Douglas Blackwell
Old prisoner: Edward Kelsey
Captain: Nigel Lambert

: News

: Story Time

John Barrett reads
Hiawatha's Wooing and Wedding by HENRY
WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: John Barrett

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Kachael Heyhoe-Flint Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Going Places

Barry Norman continues his reflections on the transport year.
PAUL CALLAN , MICHAEL EDWARDS, JOHN HORAM , MP, RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS , SIR FREDDIE LAKER , SIR PETER PARKER. ERIC TOBITT
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Paul Callan
Unknown: John Horam
Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Unknown: Freddie Laker
Unknown: Sir Peter Parker.
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: New Year's Day at 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Year

Margaret Howard makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television programmes over the past year.
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Sir Charles Curran The Rt Hon
Enoch Powell , mp
Ann Clwyd , Dick Jeeps Chairman David Jacobs from Wallheath, West Midlands
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Charles Curran
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Holy Blissful Martyr for to Seek

"Look then upon this Cathedral Church of Christ, imagined by men's minds, built by the labour of men's hands. working with power upon the souls of men, symbol of the Everlasting Trinity, the visible Temple of God." (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Peter France makes the pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas à Becket, Archbishop, Saint and Martyr died on the Fourth Day of Christmas 1170.
With The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Rev Peter de Waal, Canon Derek Ingram Hill, Dr Allan Wicks, Dr William Urry and Alec Clifton-Taylor
A Kaleidoscope production

9.59 Weather

Contributors

Presenter: Peter France
Unknown: Very Rev Peter de Waal
Unknown: Canon Derek Ingram Hill
Unknown: Dr Allan Wicks
Unknown: Dr William Urry
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees presents a seasonal edition of the popular quotation game incorporating the funniest and the most fatuous Quotes of 1978 featuring Peter Cook Clement Freud , MP Neil Kinnock. mp and Ann Leslie
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcber
Producers JOHN LLOYD and GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Neil Kinnock.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Read By: Ronald Fletcber
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

The Withered Arm 3)
(Starting on New Year's Daw: The Slave by Isaac Bashevis Sinoer ) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Isaac Bashevis Sinoer

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Ray Gosling

This week: Other People's Jobs

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening
Interval bv j. c. WILSHER with Eileen Atkins and Edward Woodward
A man (married) takes a colleague from work (female) to the theatre-dinner to follow. After that.... well, he has booked the company flat for the night. A clear-cut business arrangement. Only where does business end and pleasure begin? Directed bv GLYN DEARMAN (Eileen Atkins is a member of the Prospect Theatre Company)

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Eileen Atkins

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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