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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

News and views from home and around the world.
Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
« 45' Prayer for the Day with ANN BORSFIELD
7.0, 8.4 Today's News Read by Harriet CASS
7.30, 8.36 News headlines 7 AS' Thought lor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Ann Borsfield
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.
Producer IAN GARDHMSB long wave only


Producer: Ian Gardhmsb

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Daily Service

nemp71;Godofgrace and God of glory (BBC HB 391); Psalm 145. vv 13-21; Isaiah 24, vv 4-7 and 25. w 6-9 (RSV): Behold the mountain of the Lord (BBC HB 485)

: The Small Back Room

Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS (3) long wave only


Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

popular classics on records presented by Richard Baker
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Presented By: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Pries

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Katharine Whitehern , journalist and author Desert Island People: astronomer, PATRICK MOORE , with his choice of desert island companions. Putting on a Respectable Front: the new breed of striptease artists are housewives and university graduates. HENRY KELLY investigates.
Look Back with Mixed Feelings (10) long wave only


Unknown: Katharine Whitehern
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Henry Kelly

: News

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Dokeen Coates

: Afternoon Theatre

The Child by OLWEN WYMARK with and Caring for the mentally handicapped brings its pains and its pleasures which outsiders seldom understand.
Policeman...DANNY SCHILLER Policewoman
(Mary Wimbush is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Directed By: Richard Wortlty
Directed By: Mary Wimbush
as Gemma: Miriam Margolyei
as Lily: Mary Wimbush
as Nina: Jane Wenbam

: Choral Evensong

Canterbury Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (John Holmes )
Psalm 119. vv 1-32 (Goss, Warborough, Walker, Barnby)
First Lesson: Job 10
Canticles (John Ward : The First Service)
Second Lesson: Luke 7, vv 1-23
Anthem: Jesu, joyaunce of my heart (J. R. Ahle) Organist ALLAN WICKS Assistant organist DAVID FLOOD


Unknown: John Holmes
Unknown: John Ward
Organist: Allan Wicks

: Short Story

Malamud by ALAN SEARS Read by David March


Read By: David March

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
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5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Word!

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Accusations of fraud and injustice investigated.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9,5 am)
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Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Case of Leon Trotsky

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the man who - second to Lenin among the Bolsheviks - actually organised the October Revolution of 1917, created the Red Army which saved the Communist state from extinction in 1919-20, and produced a body of work providing the theoretical basis of a Marxist alternative to Stalinism. Arguably one of the most important shapers of our century. Trotsky was also a consummate autobiographer, and this programme draws from his own words the story of his dynamic and ultimately tragic life. with and Others in the cast: MICHAEL DERRINGTON


Unknown: Robert Wistrich
Unknown: David Robins
Unknown: Michael Derrington
Unknown: Martin Friend
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Andrew Hilton
Unknown: Barkley Johnson
Unknown: Philip Sully
Producer: Brian Miller
as Trotsky: John Franklyn-Robbins
as V. I. Lenin: John Abineri
as J. V. Stalin: Timothy West
John Dewey: Ramsay Williams
Goldman: Jeffrey Segal
Krupskaya: Petra Davies
Natalia: Ann Bell
Martov: Adrian Egan
Kamenev: James Cairncross
Zinoviev: John Bull

: File on 4

with Peter Oppenheimer Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad
Producer STUART SIMON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

The Devfl's Decade
The 1930s started with the Slump, ended with the War and saw the growth of mass communications.
John Jacob examines the 30s, as they appear in an ambitious exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London. Fierce artistic arguments are represented by surrealism and abstraction contrasted with ' Pictures of the Year from the Royal Academy.
There are designs for town halls and semis, factories and Odeons as well as a glass bathroom and the ' minimum flat. Pylons inspired poets and people danced to the Big Band sound on the wireless. The look of the times is evoked by Dinky toys; Epstein's Genesis; a prototype Whittle jet engine; the swing doors from the Strand Palace Hotel and a bomb shelter. Producer


Unknown: John Jacob
Unknown: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

An Integrated Man (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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.

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