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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. News and views from home and around the world.
Presented by JohnTimpson With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Michael Smith
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

plus Angela Rippon 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 Monté; 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 Rippon
Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

long wave only

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; We sing the praise of him who died (BBC HB 95); Psalm 22; Acts 16, vv 16-32 (RSV); It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81)

: Morning Story

Piano for Sale by MAURICE E. TAGGART Read by Patrick Brannigan
' Opening the newspaper,
Bob ran his finger along the " For Sale" " column. Yes, there it was. " Upright piano, suit beginner", cheap for quick sale ".'
Producer PAUL MULDOON. BBC Northern Ireland longwave only


Unknown: Maurice E. Taggart
Read By: Patrick Brannigan
Producer: Paul Muldoon.

: The Enfield Poltergeist

For more than a year now, strange and seemingly inexplicable events have been taking place in a house at Enfield in Middlesex. The family who live there, and many other people besides, believe that what is happening is caused by a poltergeist.
Rosalind Morris reports on the mysterious happenings in Green Street and talks to some of the people who have seen and heard them.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON (First broadcast on Boxing Day 1978) long wave only


Unknown: Rosalind Morris
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Jenny's Good Idea by PAM WARDELL long ware only


Unknown: Pam Wardell

: 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

: Just a Minute

12.55Weather; 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
Arabian Days and Nights: Woman's Hour visits some places on the Queen's forthcoming tour.
Reading Your Letters.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
' Banned For Ever and Ever ': the regular result of the young LEN TUTT 'S efforts to liven up his local Picture-Palace show. William Makepeace Thackeray (13) long ware only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Len Tutt
Unknown: William Makepeace

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

Changing Patterns by JEAN NELSON with Anna Keaveney as Kate and Anna Nygh as Polly
1908: On their first seaside holiday since they were children, Kate and Polly escape their repressive father and have their first taste of real freedom.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jean Nelson
Unknown: Anna Keaveney
Unknown: Anna Nygh
Directed By: Brian Miller
Aunt BeUa: Constance Chapman
Mrs Nugent: Cicely Victoria
Father: Anthony Newlands
Margaret Howarth: Ingrid Bafner
Heckler: David Ponting
Police officer: Christopher Brauwell
Harry: Jeremy Roberts

: Story Time

The Space Machine (4)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and John Parry
5.50 Shipping forecast lung wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: John Parry

: News

: The Archers

Written by KEITH miles
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Philip: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter: Amis Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Barford: Graham Roberts
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Basil Morgan: Peter Brookes

: Time for Verse

The second of a series of six programmes compiled and presented by the poet Seamus Heaney Readers RONALD PICKUP and PETER WICKHAM Producer ALEC REID
(Repeated: Sat 11.20 am)


Readers: Seamus Heaney
Readers: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: Moby Dick

(Third transmission. Full details: Monday 7.20)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


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

Green Mansions (9) 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.

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