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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast lung wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV JOE GIBBONS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Joe Gibbons
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Fellow-Townsmen

Read by JACK WATSON (4)


Read By: Jack Watson

: 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 Mor rison; 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 Rippon
Unknown: Fran Mor
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

long wave only

: Checkpoint

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Love divine, all loves excelling BBC HB 328); Psalm 118, vv 1-14: Acts 21, vv 1-15 (RSV); Guide me. 0 thou great Redeemer IBBC HB 140)

: Morning Story

The Ticket by E. H. POWELL Read by Dillwyn Owen Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales long wave only


Unknown: E. H. Powell
Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: Analysis

Crossroads for Europe
(Broadcast Wed 8.45 pm long wave onlu

: Listen with Mother

Story: Dizzy Lizzy on a Visit by ROBIN STEM long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: George Luce

: Just a Minute

(Broadcast Tues 6.30 pm
12.55 Weather;programme news: long ware only

: The World at One: News

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 June Knox-Mawer
The Island of Tears: Ellis Island was until 1925 the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Sonia Beesley has visited its now crumbling ruins.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Reading Your Letters.
Maybe I Can Help...: Wendy Greengross with some of your problems.
Call For The Dead by John Le Carre
abridged in seven parts by Fiona McPherson
Read by Peter Barkworth (1)
'George Smiley sat in the back of a London taxi at 2.0 in the morning. The telephone had woken him. "Smiley? Maston speaking. You interviewed Samuel Arthur Fennan at the Foreign Office on Monday?" "Yes, I did."
"Well he's dead. Killed himself at 10.30 this evening..."'
(Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra) long wave only


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Wendy Greengross
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Fiona McPherson
Read By: Peter Barkworth

: News

: 78 Footlights Show

A radio version of the 1978 Footlights Revue Stage Fright with Robert Batluirst Martin Bergman Sean Crannitch Richard Harfey
Jan Havens. Sarah Palmer Music from the NICK BURSTIN MEDIUM SIZED BAND


Unknown: Robert Batluirst
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Sean Crannitch
Unknown: Richard Harfey
Unknown: Jan Havens.
Unknown: Sarah Palmer
Written By: Clive Anderson
Written By: Rory McGrath
Written By: Martin Bergman
Producer: Criff Rhys Jones

: Afternoon Theatre

A journalist is sent to write an article about a country house, now used as a mental hospital He stays with the former owner and in the course of the evening she discovers the reason for his extreme nervousness.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Margaret Crane
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mrs Dyer: Rosalie Crutchiey
Robert Harris: John Rowe
Mrs Dyer: Rosalie Crutchley
Robert: John Rowe
Mrs Spence: Ann Rye
Hugh: Russell Dixon
Rosamond.: Rosalind Shanks
Mr Harris: Malcolm Hedden

: Story Time

A Child in the Forest (4)

: PM

on the day that Scotland and Wales vote on their Referendums
Gordon Clough is in London. Susannah
Simons is in Glasgow and Robert Williams is in Caidiff.
5.50 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Brain of Britain

'Broadcast Mon 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

Written by TESSA DIAMOND (Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Tessa Diamond
Dan: Edgar Harrison
Doris: Gwen Berryman
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph: Jack Holloway
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Philip: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura: Betty McCowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack: Philip Garston- Iones
Walter: Christ Gittins
Sid: Perks Alandevereux
Polly: Hilary Newcombe
George: Graham Roberts
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Jackie: Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner

: Time for Verse

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


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Jenny Twigge
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: Yehudi Menuhin

conductor and violinist
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3, in G
Schubert String Trio in B flat, with CECIL ARONOWITZ (viola) DEREK SIMPSON (CellO) arr Haydn The White Cockade; John Anderson arr Beethoven Polly Stew -art: The Sweetest lad was
(harpsichord and piano) arr Hughes I know where I'm going
Stanford La belle dame sans merci
Parry Proud Masie: 0 Mistress Mine
Mozart Concerto in F, for three pianos and orchestra (K 242): HEPHZIBAH, YAL-TAH AND JEREMY MENUHIN LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


Violinist: Bach Brandenburg
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Derek Simpson
Unknown: John Anderson
Unknown: Beethoven Polly Stew
Unknown: Jamie Janet Baker
Cello: Ross Pople
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Piano: Gerald Moore

: * Notes for a Life

Bryan Forbes reads the last of four extracts from his autobiography.
1 I have been very poor at various stages in my life, compelled sometimes to seH possessions in order to survive, and although on such occasions I have divested myself of furniture, clothes, cars, records and other material junk, I have always resisted selling my books.' Bryan Forbes on Films: page 15


Unknown: Bryan Forbes

: Yehudi Menuhin

Part 2 Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor LONDON SYMPHONY orchestra, conducted by RAFAEL KRUHBECK DE BURGOS gramophone records


Conducted By: Rafael Kruhbeck de Burgos

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer chris swann


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Chris Swann

: 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


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: A Book at Bedtime

Mother Ireland
4: Dublin's Fair City long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents a sequence of late-night music.


Unknown: Edward Cole

: 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.

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