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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Mid-Week with Benny Green

plus regulars Dr Anthony Clare , Russell Davies , Fran Morrison in Edinburgh and Gerry Monte in Cardiff taking part in a live talk show that each week features a celebrity birthday interview as well as intriguing personal stories and musical interludes from JAMES cox and JOHN GILL. Producer


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: John Gill.

: News

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice. Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

NEM 54; Holy Spirit, truth divine <BBC HB 155); Psalm 143; Matthew 12, vv 22-32 (AV); Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149)

: Morning Story

Funny How Things Turn Out by V. CORINNE RENSHAW
Read by Myfanwy Talog
The tale of Taff, Muggsie, Ambrose and Teresa as schoolchildren and what, subsequently, they made of life - or what life made of them,
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: V. Corinne Renshaw
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: Analysis

Labour's Love Lost
Presented by Hugo Young The Labour Party is rethinking its organisation, policies and ideology after getting its lowest share of the vote for nearly 50 years at the last General Election. What solution do the different left- and right-wing factions have to offer? Which is likely to win the battle for control over the Party? Can Labour reestablish itself as ' the natural party of Government '?


Presented By: Hugo Young
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Listen with Mother

Story: When Kay Lost Her Voice by ANNE ROBERTSON


Unknown: Anne Robertson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Information, views and advice for consumers, including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket with the latest food news and the best buys for the weekend.


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Quote ... Unquote

12.55 Weather; 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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Looking into Sight: SUSAN GOODMAN discovers some facts about the way we see. Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters
European Partners.' LIZ MARDALL joins the Town Twinning Association of Edinburgh on their trip to Munich in celebration of 25 years of partnership.
Bel Ria (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Susan Goodman
Unknown: Bel Ria

: News

: Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: * Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

The Hunting Party by ANTON CHEKHOV translated and dramatised by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFE adapted for radio by MATTHEW WALTERS
Chekhov is handed a manuscript which tells of a torrid and obsessive love affair. Assuming the role of an amateur detective he cleverly unmasks a murderer.


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Arnold Hinchliffe
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Anton Chekhov: Michael Spice
Sergei Zinoviev: Jim Norton
Olga: Maureen O'Brien
Count Alexei: Martin Jarvis
Urbenin, his steward: Martin Friend
Kuzma: Brian Baines
Kaetan, a Pole: Philip Sully
Zosia, his sister: Liza Flanagan
Kalinin: Roger Hammond
Nadezdha, his daughter: Tammy Ustinov
The Doctor/Mishka: Peter Baldwin
Semyon: Graham Faulkner

: Story Time

The Blessing (9)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
PC Coverdale.LEON TANNER Caroline Bone. sARA COWARD BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Unknown: Leon Tanner
Unknown: Caroline Bone.
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus

: Time for Verse

First Impressions
The poet Cliff Ashby presents the second of two selections of the poetry which fired his imagination in his formative years.
John Frnnklyn Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Cliff Ashby
Readers: John Frnnklyn Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Mozart

Northern Sinfonia Orchestra leader BARRY WILDE conductor Tamas Vasary who is also the soloist in the Concerto direct from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester Pa rt 1
Adagio and Fugue in c minor (K 546)
Piano Concerto No 23, in A (K 488)


Leader: Barry Wilde
Conductor: Tamas Vasary

: * Villi '

1 Cosmopolitism ' was an official term of abuse in Russia after the last war. In this fourth talk, Bill Campbell (' Villi ') tells how, as a foreigner performing in the State Circus, it led to his fall from favour.


Unknown: Bill Campbell
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Mozart

Part 2
Serenade in c minor (K 388)
Symphony No 35, in D major (Haffner) (K 385)
(A public concert given as part of the Halle Summer Proms)
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CLARE SELERIE


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: 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

Mr Norris Changes Trains (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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