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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DAVID PARTRIDGE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: David Partridge
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Theatre Street

8: War and Revolution

: News

: Nation at Work

Holidays that Pay
Foreign visitors are spending more money here during the year than we earn selling cars abroad. So every café and garage proprietor, every shop assistant and barmaid who serves a visitor, is part of our expanding tourist industry.
In August Bank Holiday week Ron Alldridge appropriately asks: are we giving value for money?


Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: News

: The Living World

The Greenfly Syndrome
Crowds of aphids have been sweeping over southern England, increasing their numbers dramatically. We find out why these little suckers are so successful. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 50; Matthew 23. v 37 to 24, v 14 (av); Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)


Unknown: Almighty God

: Morning Story

The Innocent Abroad by VIVIENNE MARTIN Read by Sally Mates
'You can't do that. A young girl on her own in a strange city. You'll be taken off for the white slave trade.'


Read By: Sally Mates

: Listen with Mother

Story: Sandy Has a Concert - Every Night by DORRITH M. SIM


Unknown: Dorrith M. Sim

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
News, views and advice for consumers.


Presenters: Sue Cook
Presenters: George Luce

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by William Davis


Presented By: William Davis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Ann Burdus , First Lady of British Advertising.
Desert Island People: BARRY took considers people with whom he would (or wouldn't) like to share his desert island.
Reading Your Letters.
Play the Game.' (a beginner's guide to sport). Today RICHARD VAUGHAN on the fairway with the golfers.
Sabrina (!)


Unknown: Ann Burdus
Unknown: Richard Vaughan

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Treehouse bV PETER MYERS
While the adults argue indoors their children enact a similar but more deadly drama outside in the treehouse.


Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Andy: Peter Baldwin
David: John Arineri
Sue: Rosalind Adams
Ann: Heather Bell
Charles: Howard Shelton
Becky: Petra Markham
Paul: Petra Leah

: Choral Evensong

from the Central Church of The Royal Air Force. St Clement Danes, London
Responses (William Smith ) Psalms: 142 and 143 (Martindale Sidwell, Walford Davies)
First Lesson: Judges 16, vv 1-22
Canticles (Walmisley in D) Second Lesson: Luke 10, vv 17-24
Anthem: Blessed Is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven (Purcell)
Organist and Director of MUSiC MARTINDALE SIDWELL Assistant organist ROBERT JONES


Unknown: William Smith
Organist: Robert Jones

: Story Time

Pigeon Post (8)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) (Hinge and Bracket are on BBC2 tonight at 9.35)


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: With Roy Barraclough
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated; Thurs 10.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Wee Have Also Sound-houses...

The Craft and Art of the Radiophonic Workshop
Though the Radiophonic Workshop was opened on 1 April 1958, it was very adequately described in 1624 by Francis Bacon in The New Atlantis.
'Wee have also Sound-houses, wher wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their generation. Wee have Harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne...'
Devised by DESMOND BRISCOE Compiled and introduced by Michael Smee
Produced for the Radiophonic Workshop by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
(First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Desmond Briscoe
Introduced By: Michael Smee
Unknown: David Rayvern Allen

: Bernard Leach

BERNARD LEACH , Who died recently at the age of 92, got the inspiration for his pottery in Japan over 70 years ago. So highly did Shigekichi Ogata Ken zan think of his pupil's talent that he bestowed upon Leach the title of Seventh Kenzan, thus making him the first Westerner to hold this coveted title.
In a recording drawn from the BBC Sound Archives, Bernard Leach talks about his life and work.


Unknown: Bernard Leach
Unknown: Shigekichi Ogata Ken
Talks: Bernard Leach

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Popular Image

A series of six programmes in which Tony Bilbow takes a took at some favourite stereotypes and asks but what's it really like?
4 This Is War!
'What the kids are really after is adventure and derring-do. It doesn't occur to them that a bullet is a thing that makes you very dead, and that death is very final.'
(JOHN ROBERTSON. writer for boys' papers)
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: John Robertson.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Smith Again

Phil Smith takes a whimsical look at life.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

In this week's sequence, music from Russia. The composers:
Kabalevsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky The performers:


Conducted By: Louis Fremaux
Piano: Albert Ferber
Viola: Kenneth Essex
Viola: Terence Weil

: 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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