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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by John Timpsen
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With PEGGY MAKINS
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 Timpsen
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Read By: John Marsh

: The Crock of Gold

Read by NIALL TOIBIN (4)


Read By: Niall Toibin

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

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.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

NEM, P 13; My heart is filled with longing (BBC HB 525); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; Matthew 26, vv 3-16
(AV); Give to our God immortal praise BBC HB 6)

: Morning Story

The Virgin of the Motorways by LESLIE GARDINER Read by Bob Trotter
' A girl on a highway. late at night, accepting lifts is a phenomenon in Italy. " Did you miss the last bus? " "My trouble is worse than that, she said.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Leslie Gardiner
Read By: Bob Trotter
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: When Men and Mountains Meet

6: The Story of John Wood with Paul Young as John Wood
Narrator John Rowe with Garard Green
In December 1837 John Wood , a young Scottish marine surveyor, found himself in the remote Uzbeg capital of Kunduz on the banks of the Oxus. The idea occurred to him that there was a chance of following this fabled river to its source. The idea became an obsession, . the great object of my thoughts by day and my dreams by night
By the following February Wood had reached his goal. Or so he believed. He was. he wrote. the first European since Marco Polo to contemplate ' the noble but frozen sheet of water. from whose western end issued the infant river of the Oxus'. The hazards of the fearsome winter journey, alas, had been endured in vain.
This series, adapted by JOHN KEAY from his book When Men and Mountains Meet (Publishers John Murray ), recounts the adventures of the extraordinary hand of men who early in the 19th century were among the first Europeans to explore the Himalayas.


Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Paul Young
Narrator: John Wood
Unknown: John Wood
Adapted By: John Keay
Unknown: John Murray
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Listen with Mother

Story: Molly Wants to Walk by ANNE ROBERTSON


Unknown: Anne Robertson

: News

: You and Yours

Today JILL TODD helps you save money with the latest food news and prices in the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breekon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breekon

: 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
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
A Living Museum: GYN FREEMAN visits ' Finch-cocks ' near Goudhurst in Kent, where early musical instruments can be seen and heard.
Dordogne Diary: ANNETTE MASSIE recounts the events of her new life in south-west France.
I Don't Want to Live Like This ...: sufferers and doctors talk to PETER EVANS about eczema. Sabrina (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Annette Massie
Unknown: Peter Evans

: News

: Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: On Location

5: But Whitby's still a thriving place
And proud of her ancient ways.
Poets and painters and writers too
Have fallen under her spell
For Whitby binds u. to herself
We folk who love her well. (TOM STAMP)
Tom Vernon discovers some of the people who have fallen under the spell of the coast of North Yorkshire - among them Alan Ayckbourn Anne Bront ë, the Sitwclls and Count Dracula. Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENHAM


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Anne Bront
Readers: Sheila Allen
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Afternoon Theatre

Toria Fuller and Peter Marinker in When Wings Have Roots by SHIRLEY BARRIE
Her life in England a mess, Angela returns home to her parents in Canada. But before long she realises that hiding in the past solves nothing.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Shirley Barrie
Directed By: Peter King
Angela: Toria Fuller
Mother: Margaret Robertson
Dad: Bruce Boa
Charlotte: Zhivila Roche
David: Peter Marinker
Grandmother: Marion Harris
Bill: Ray Jewers
Gary BILLY: J Mitchell
Cheer Leader: Josie Kidd
Andy: Simonhenderson
Keith: Garrick Hagon
Keith: Lysandre de la Have

: Story Time

Lucia's Progress (4)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Gavin Scott and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gavin Scott
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 SUSAN HILL Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Susan Hill
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skirp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Col Danby: Norman Shelley

: Time for Verse

Thirteen programmes on the theme of childhood to mark the International
Year of the Child
Compiled and introduced by David Davis
8: Superfluity of Naughtiness
Readers Patricia Hayes and Kenneth Williams Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Introduced By: David Davis
Readers: Patricia Hayes
Readers: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Four Great Chandler Stories

A sequence of dramatisations by BILL MORRISON of four Philip Marlowe novels 1939-1949
3: The Lady in the Lake (1943) with and A body found in a mountain lake connects mysteriously with the case of the missing wife. Three more corpses litter the stage before Murder-a-Day Marlowe comes up with the answer.
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Directed By: John Tydeman
Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop
Crystal Kingsley: Toby Robins
Derace Kingsley: Don Fellows
Lt Al Degarmo: Harry Towd
Adrienne Fromsett: Margaret Robertson
Chris Lavery: Peter Marinker
Bill Chess: Paul Maxwell
Jim Patton: Ramsay Williams
Birdie Keppel: Nicolette McKenzie
Captain Webber: William Roberts
Mrs Talley: Tucker McGuire
Tex: Paul Meier
DObbS: Bruce Beeby
Cooney: Michael Harbour
Clerk: Kenneth Shanley

: Signs of Sanctity

Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flock to the shrine of Fatima in Portugal. But lately, a woman in a nearby village is proving to be a counter attraction with her claims to possess supernatural powers. Bernard Jackson investigates.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Alexander MacLeod with reports from the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool by PETER PAT TERSON


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Pat

: Let's Talk About Me: 5: Can It Make Me Feel More Complete?

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.


Presenter: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Best of Fritz

Fritz Splegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Splegl

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: The Punch and Judy Men

A documentary in words and music compiled by Robert Leach ' Beside the seaside, beside the sea ', the lure of the Punch and Judy Show is as great as ever it was. Children - of all ages - still enjoy the villainy and violence of Mr Punch , who kills the baby and ends up unrepentant on the scaffold.
In this programme Punch and Judy men talk about their odd and obsessive way of life.


Unknown: Robert Leach
Unknown: Judy Show
Unknown: Mr Punch
Musicians: Martyn Briggs
Musicians: Sandra Kerr
Producer: Alan Haydock

: 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.

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