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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

presented by Brian Bedhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV DAVID PARTRIDGE
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: Brian Bedhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: David Partridge
Read By: John Marsh

: The Bet

A short story by ANTON CHEKHOV translated by CONSTANCE GARNETT
Read by Geoffrey Beevers Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

plus regulars
Dr Anthony Clare , Russell Davies , Fran Moirison in Edinburgh and Gerry Monté 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.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Fran Moirison
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; Come, my soul, thou must be waking (BBC HB 404); Psalm 100; Matthew 24. vv 14-28 (AV); At thy feet, 0 Christ, we lay (BBC HB 402)

: Morning Story

The House with Thin Walls by JOHN SHERWOOD
Read by Cécile Chevreau Gideon and his younger brother, Arnold, heard a good many conversations which were not intended for them.... '
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chevreau Gideon

: When Men and Mountains Meet

(Full details: Fri 8.30 pm)

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Dickens and the Donkey by BETTY SPENCE


Unknown: Mr Dickens
Unknown: Betty Spence

: News

: You and Yours

Today JILL TODD helps you save money with the latest food news and prices in the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: George Luce

: Quote ... Unquote

11.55 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

with Sue MacGregor
Overeaters Anonymous: MIKE SHEILS finds out how they help compulsive eaters in America.
Talking Point on Children and their Environment: one of the themes of this, the International Year of the Child.
With Rings on Her Finners: PAM GILLHAM takes advice on looking after your jewellery.
A Trip to Auntie's ': in Paris. NOREEN RIOLS has visited the Credit Municipal, the government-run pawnshop. Sabrina (3)


Unknown: Mike Sheils
Unknown: Pam Gillham

: News

: * Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: On Location

4: Akenfield and Others.... Tom Vernon goes to Suffolk to meet Ronald Blythe and others who have written about the towns and villages of East Anglia and talks to best-selling writers Hammond Innes and Norah Lofts Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENIIAM


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Unknown: Hammond Innes
Unknown: Norah Lofts
Unknown: Readers Sheila Allen
Unknown: Peter Tuddeniiam
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Afternoon Theatre

Prospect Point by PHILIPPA ADAMS
A Bock of pigeons are blown off their course home by a storm and take over an empty building in London. As men try to shift them a new order begins to emerge among the birds.
Narrator Henry Knowles
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Philippa Adams
Narrator: Henry Knowles
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Arthur: Graham Roberts
Garry: Susan Sheridan
Gunter: Will Tacey
Tully: Russell Dixon
Grit: David Ericson
Spen: Cliff Howells
Donald: Peter Wheeler
John: Malcolm Hebden
Walter: John Jardine

: Story Time

pigeon Post (9)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repealed: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Doris: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Philip: Norman Painting
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Roger Hume
Walter: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: ,haydn Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Lvn Pascoe: Jane Galloway
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp

: Time for Verse

Thirteen programmes on the theme of childhood to mark the International
Year of the Child
Compiled and introduced by David Davis
7: My Good Child
Readers Prunella Scales and Martin Starkie
(Repeated: Sat 11.20 am)


Introduced By: David Davis
Readers: Prunella Scales
Readers: Martin Starkie
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Four Great Chandler Stories

A sequence of dramatisations by BILL MORRISON of four Philip Marlowe novels, 1939-1949
2: The High Window (1942)
When Mrs Murdock asked Marlowe to recover a rare gold coin stolen by her daughter-in-law, the private eye took the case. He didn't like Mrs Murdock but he needed the job. Three murders and a great many lies were not part of the deal.
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN (First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Mrs Murdock
Unknown: Mrs Murdock
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Directed By: John Tydeman
Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop
Merle Davis: Toby Robins
Elizabeth Bright Murdock: Tucker McGuire
Leslie Murdock: Peter Marinker
Lt Jesse Breeze: Paul Maxwell
Lois Magic: Nicolette McKenzie
Lou Vannier: Blain Fairman
George Anson Phillips: Bill Morrison
Hench: Paul Meier
Mr Morningstar: Don Fellows
Alex Morny: David Healey
Linda Conquest: Margaret Robertson
Pop: Ramsay Williams
Shifty.Spangler: Rod Beacham
Doll: Ellzabeth Bell
Apartment manager: Gavin Campbell
Eddie Prue: Malcolm Gerard

: Perspective

In conversation with George Scott , Lord ' Rab ' Butler, a key member of the Tory Cabinets of Churchill. Eden. Macmillan and Home. talks about the effects of his 1944 Education Act. Suez and the post-war industrial boom.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Scott

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer reports from the Edinburgh International Festival on THE NATIONAL BALLET of CUBA and THE CITI
ZENS COMPANY, GLASGOW, who present two plays on the Diaghilev theme. Chinchilla and The Good-Humoured Ladies.


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: John Roundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Let's Talk About Me

From earliest times talking about oneself has been seen as helpful in solving problems or at least making one feel better about them. During the last 50 years doctors, psychologists and others have attempted to harness the beneficial effects of talking in the practice of psychotherapy.
In a series of six programmes Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its many forms.
4: Can It Help Me Realise My Full Potential?


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Best of Fritz

Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eve and ear on what's written and said.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents a sequence of music for late-night listening.


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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