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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0. 8.0. Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Pauline Bushnei.

: Theatre Street

3: First Performance - First Love

: News

: Pick of the Bunch

( Broadcast Sunday 2.0pm)

: Nation at Work

The first of six weekly programmes focusing on topics of current concern in the workplace and beyond.
1: Many Penny Post
As the nation commemorates the centenary of the death of Sir Rowland Hill , originator of the ' penny post', Ron Alld ridge examines the extent to which British industry and business today depends upon the speedy and economic movement of paper messages throughout the country. Series producer CORDON HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Sir Rowland Hill
Unknown: Ron Alld

: News

: The Living World

'Broadcast Sun 4.35 pm)

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; All as God wills (BBC in l); Psalm 119, pt 1; Matthew 21, vv 33-43 (AV): Thine arm, 0 Lord (BBC HB 382)

: Morning Story

Bernard Cribbins reads. stories by BILL NAUGHTON
3: Seeing a Beauty Queen Homeds
'It was getting towards the end of the dance and since a chap has to take some girl home, it struck me that it might as well be a beauty queen.'


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Stories By: Bill Naughton

: Listen with Mother

goes to the seaside!
2: On the Beach
Story: The Car That Was
Frightened of Roundabouts by ANNE WELLINGTON
Guest appearance by Nerys Hughes


Unknown: Nerys Hughes

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Fun. Frolics and Dyspepsia between
Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompaniedby COLIN SELL Producer
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Accompaniedby Colin
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Presented by WilliamDavis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Sebastian Coe, World Record Holder for the mile.
SOS Received: Jill Cochrane goes on a demonstration Air/Sea Rescue flight and finds herself involved in a real emergency.
Reading Your Letters.
New York Report: Helene Banff
The Index on Censorship: it publishes material feared or banned in some countries. Bernard Jackson has been talking to its editor Michael Scammell.
Bubble and Squeak And Other Stories 2: Murder


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Testimony by GARYJAEKEL GEORGE : I did what I could for both of them in different ways. They never understood. Good luck to them.
An interlacing pattern of recollections from two American couples in their 30s, revealing past rivalries and pleasures which have made them what they are.


Unknown: Garyjaekel George
Directed By: Richard Wortlet
George: Peter Marinker
Everett: Peter Whitman
Marion: Liza Ross
Joan: Janene Posseli

: Choral Evensong

from Edington Priory Preces (Harper)
Psalms 42, 43 (chants: Flintoft, Buck)
Canticle: Magnificat a 12 (Victoria)
Antiphon: Of the love of God (Hardy)
Lesson: John 14, vv 1-5
Readings: And death shall have no dominion (Dylan Thomas ); The Gate (The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan )
Anthems: Atolite Portas: Tu es Pastor (Byrd)
Organist PETER WRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: John Bunyan
Conductors: John Iiarper
Organist: Peter Wright

: Story Time

Pigeon Post (3)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented hv Patrick Fyffe and George Logan With DAPHNE HEARD
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Patrick Fyffe
Unknown: George Logan
Unknown: With Daphne
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Alan Bower
Dan: Edgar Harrison
DoriS: Gwen Berryman
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Philip: Norman Painting
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter ,: ,chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Bird Lives!

Savoy Records recently released a five-record album containing all the music that CHARLIE BIRD ' PARKER, the great alto-saxophonist, recorded for the label between 1944 and 1948. Ross Russell. Parker's distinguished biographer, reviews the set and explains the importance of this body of music.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY
A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Ross Russell.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Perry

: A Penny for Your Thoughts

TIM ROSE PRICE An appreciation of Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879) and Post Office Reform.
GarenArmstrong as the Philatelist Frederick Treves as Sir Rowland Hill , with NIGEL LAMBERT , JACK HOLLO -WAY, PATRICIA GALLIMORE , andTERRY MOLLOY
Lyrics by TIM ROSE PRICE arranged by STEVE ROBERTS Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
(Frederick Treves is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Rowland Hill
Unknown: Philatelist Frederick Treves
Unknown: Rowland Hill
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jack Hollo
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Arranged By: Steve Roberts
Producer: Peter Windows
Unknown: Frederick Treves

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver reports from the Edinburgh
International Festival on two new plays by Scottish playwrights, Tom McGrath and Billy Con nolly; the SADLER'S WELLS ROYAL BALLET; and ' Parade ' - an exhibition of dance costumes from three centuries.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Tom McGrath
Unknown: Billy Con
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Popular Image

Tony Bilbnw takes a look at some favourite stereotypes.
3: The Witch
' I cant imagine a witch these days taking the simplest of jobs for a fee of under 50 guineas. Witchcraft is a craft and the witch. like everybody else, has to go to work.'
Curator, Boscastle Witchcraft Museum, Cornwall) Producer PETER EVERETT
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tony Bilbnw
Producer: Peter Everett

: Smith Again

with Phil Smith
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (3) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

A most unusual performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto
PERCY GRAINGER (piano roll made in 1921) SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JOHN HOPKINS (in 1978)


Piano: Percy Grainger
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: 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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