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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpsen
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.4S* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpsen
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: The Living World

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: On Location

4: Akenfield and Others ... Tom Vernon goes to Suffolk to meet Ronald Blythe and others who have written about the towns and villages of East Anglia and talks to best-selling writers Hammond Innes and Norah Lofts
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Unknown: Hammond Innes
Unknown: Norah Lofts
Unknown: Readers Sheila Allen
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Hampshire where members of the Kingsclere Gardening Association put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and CLAY JONES Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(A revised repeat of Sun-dan's broadcast at 2.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Help us to help each other, Lord (BBC HB 378); Psalm 93; Romans 12, vv 1-13 (rsv); God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391)

: Morning Story

The Night Raiders by HUGH WALPOLE
Read by Irene Sutcliffe long wave only


Read By: Irene Sutcliffe

: You, The Jury

Current and controversial Issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne. Qc, and an invited audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London.
Today's proposition:
Committal Proceedings should be Abolished It is proposed by Nicholas Fairbairn , QC, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kinross and Perthshire West and opposed by Richard Du Cann , QC. Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association
Each advocate calls his own witnesses, cross questions his opponent's and argues his case. Producer KAY EVANS
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Unknown: Dick Taverne.
Unknown: Nicholas Fairbairn
Unknown: Richard du Cann
Producer: Kay Evans

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Clockwork Soldier by BRIAN SMITH long wave only


Unknown: Brian Smith

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Murder Must Advertise by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON (4)
12.55 weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Dorothy L. Savers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: 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 Guest of the Week:
Margaret Forster , novelist and author of William Makepeace Thackeray, Woman's Hour's current serial.
Reading Your Letters
This Village hasn't Died: JENNIFER MAY finds out why.
Uneasy Rider: LORETTA WHITCOMB has discovered the occasional pleasures of bicvcling in Holland. William Makepeace Thackeray (2) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Jennifer May
Unknown: Loretta Whitcomb

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

War Bride by RACHEL WYATT with Rosemary Leaeh as Sim Robert Beatty as Bob Heather Bell as Mandy and Peter Mar.lnker as Jack sue: I would like to lire In a place where there are no wild things, A clean place where you don't have to get a guy in to come and shoot the racoons that have moved In over the winter,
BOB: You want to go over there and live in your aunt's house making cucumber sandwiches for tea. Drinking tea with your little finger In the air.Whatkindofalife is that? sue: I told you. I don't want to talk about the money tiU I've bad time to think.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Unknown: Rosemary Leaeh
Unknown: Sim Robert Beatty
Unknown: Bob Heather Bell
Directed By: Liane Aukin

: Choral Evensong

from Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: He that shall endure (Mendelssohn)
Responses (Stewart)
Psalms 23, 26, 33 (anon, Goss, Turle)
Lessons: Deuteronomy S, TV 1-18; 2 Corinthians 4
Canticles (Blair in B minor)
Anthem: See what love hath the Father (Mendelssohn)


Organist and Informator Choristarum (choirmaster): Dr Bernard Rose
Organ scholar: Simon Lawford

: Story Time

The Hills Is Lonely (t)

: PM

The news magazine 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

: My Music

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
BBC Birmingham


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

An investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook Editor DENNIS LOWER
(Repeated: Thurs 10.5 am) Preview: page 19


Presented By: Roger Cook
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Goodnight, Children ... Everywhere

The Story of Children's Hour
Between the dark and the daylight
When the night is beginning to lower
Comes a pause in the day's occupation
That is known as the Children's Hour.
The British Broadcasting Company was only 11 days old when the first Children's Corner was broadcast in 1922. To children of a pre-television age, the programme was an institution: ' tea and toast and Children's Hour ' was a daily ritual. When the programme was axed in 1964 legions of protesters besieged Broadcasting House and questions were asked in Parliament.
With the help of the BBC Sound Archives, Tom Vernon looks back at 40 years of the programme which Lord Reith hoped would provide ' a happy alternative to the squalor of the streets and back-yards
Preview: p19


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Dilys Breese
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Ursula Kason
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: Trevor Bill
Unknown: Jenkin Norman Shelley
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Analysis

God's Politics
The role of the Christian Church in the modern world and the extent of Its politicisation have been subject to widespread debate recently.
Chris Cviic reports on the views of church leaders and the issues involved, following the recent meetIng of the World Council of Churches in Kingston, Jamaica.
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Chris Cviic

: Kaleidoscope

Prince of Musicals
' I really think that the stage has it over the other media - but only if It admits it is not realistic and uses that curious collaboration between the audience and the actor that is peculiar to the theatre. We ought to exploit and celebrate that.'
Hal Prince talks to
Sheridan Morley about his career, in which he has been responsible for such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story and currently Evita. He discusses frankly his successes and failures on the stage and in the cinema, as well as his hopes to work in Britain again. Producer
JOHN BOUNDY Sheridan Morley 's Preview: page 19


Talks: Hal Prince
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: John Boundy
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Cool Web

Actors Hugh Dickson , David Brierley and Ann Penfold ' present an evening of poetry on the subject of Childhood/Parenthood. Reading his own poems will be John Wain , and there will also be a 'poet from the floor
Recorded at the Pindar of Wakefield public house, North London
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Brierley
Unknown: Ann Penfold
Unknown: John Wain
Producer: Alec Reid

: A Book at Bedtime

True Grit (8) long wave 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.

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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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.

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