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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by John Timpson With HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with CONSTANCE HOLT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.3t, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: With Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Constance Holt
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

plus Angela Rippen with a birthday interview of the week. and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany.
From Glasgow. Fran Morrison; from Cardiff, Gerry Monte: and from Dublin
Frank Delaney. tell true stories of popular interest. Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER long wave only


Unknown: Angela Rippen
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

long wave only

: Checkpoint

long icavc only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; High in the heavens, eternal God (BBC HB 9); Psalm 8; Acts 14. v 27 to 15, v 12 (RSV); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation (BBC HB 534)

: Morning Story

It's a Wise Child ... by RUONA UREN
Read by Tammy Ustinov ' Composition - What I Know About My Father.' Geraldine scratched her head and stared with dismay at the blackboard. For the trouble was that she knew nothing at all about her father.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland long wave only


Read By: Tammy Ustinov
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Analysis

long wave only

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Discontented Teapot by JEAN KENWARD long wave only


Unknown: Jean Kenward

: News

: You and Yours

Including today:
The BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Just a Minute

( Broadcast on Tues at
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Vermont-Hertfordshire Connection, or, how to swop houses and friends and have a successful holiday. A report by JILL BURRlDGE.
Reading Your Letters.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Maybe I Can Help ... : WENDY GREENGROSS With some of your problems. William Makepeace Thaekeray (8) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jill Burrldge.
Unknown: Wendy Greengross
Unknown: William Makepeace

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

Against All Odds by IAN CULLEN
Squadron-Leader Precdy is test-flying a new plane. He has to bale out when it catches fire; but his action brings him under suspicion.


Unknown: Ian Cullen
Unknown: Squadron-Leader Precdy
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Sqn-Ldr Preedy: Henry Knowles
Air Comm Laker: Fred Bryant
Air Comm Edgcombe: Eric Lander
Quaddy: Graham Faulkner
Fallon: Michael Billington
Stan Preedy: Cyril Shaps
Aileen: , ,miranda Bell
Hilda Preedy: Eva Stuart
Air Traffic Controller: Richard Kay
Bingo Brown: Leslie Heritage
Flt-Lt Thorpe: Roy Montague
HeUcopter Pilot: Stephen Kemble
Reporter: Henry Davies
Lt Hardy, RN: Robin Langford
Newscaster: Ray Jones

: Story Time

The Hills is Lonely by LILLIAN BECKWITH abridged in nine parts by EVANGELINE BANKS


Unknown: Lillian Beckwith
Read By: Hannah Gordon
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

The news magazine
Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.5t Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Written by ALAN BOWER (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Alan Bower
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittrns
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Nick Wearing: Gareth Johnson

: Time for Verse

The first of a series of six programmes compiled and presented by the poet Seamus Heaney with readers RONALD PICKUP and JENNY TWIGGE Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Alec Reid

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conductor Paavo Berglund Cécile Ousset (piano) direct from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth Part 1
Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, in D minor


Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conductor: Paavo Berglund

: * Newseries Notes for a Life

Bryan Forbes reads the lirst of four extracts from his autobiography.
' To describe oneself requires a generous ration of self-mockery and a keen awareness that we only confess our faults through vanity.... and because the major part of my working life as a writer has been in the film industry, where advice from others is the force-fed staple diet. I am no stranger to my own self-reflection.'
Bryan Forbes on this week's films: page 17


Unknown: Bryan Forbes

: Bournemouth SO

Part 2 Brahms Symphony No 1 in c minor BBC Bristol

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE THEROUX


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Theroux

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Heward reporting


Unknown: Anthony Heward

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
BBC Bristol


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Green Mansions (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only

: 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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