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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45. Prayer for the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.6, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30,8.30 News headlines 7,45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Autumn Gardening
Knowing what to do, and when, and how, is all-important in the garden-and this is an especially busy time of the year for planting and transplanting, storing crops and preparing for next year's growth.
In the studio to share their expertise with you are Beth Chatto , who specialises in unusual hardy plants, and Peter Robinson , Principal of Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture. Jill Burridge is in the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Beth Chatto
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

long wave only

: In Britain Now

Producer ELIZABETH SHEEHY long wave only


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

NEM p 97; Teach me, 0 Lord (BBC HB 473); Psalm 119 pt 6; Jude, vv 17-25 (av); 0 Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: The Small Back Room

Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS (7) long wave only


Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Getting Through by JEREMY TREGLOWN with It's a funny business really, sitting here talking to you, but Sister Ashton says you never know what might be getting through. It's like when we were kids saying our prayers " Gentle Jesus, meek and mild ". Who were we talking to? ' Mr Wheeler. .. CHRIS .GITTINS Debbie PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Jeremy Treglown
Unknown: Sister Ashton
Unknown: Mr Wheeler.
Unknown: Chris .Gittins
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Directed By: Roger Pine
Dave: Eric Allan
First nurse: Elizabeth Revill
Second nurse: Jean Rogers

: Towards 2000

The waves of modern technology are sweeping us towards the turn of the century. What can we make of these new tools which are coming to hand? How will they shape our lives?
Reporter George Luce Producer JOHN EDWARDS long wave only


Reporter: George Luce
Producer: John Edwards

: News

: YouandYours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Enriching Life: the collective thoughts of MARGARET DRABBLE , JOHN DRUM-MOND and MYRTLE SIMPSON. JOANNA HICKSON reports on the theme of the annual conference of Soroptimist International in Glasgow.
Other Peoples' Children: for the International Year of the Child NOREEN RIOLS reports from France. The Age of Innocence by EDITH WHARTON , abridged in 16 parts by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Daniel Massey (1) Newland Archer was a typical product of old New York society in the 1870s and his engagement to May Welland, herself a typical product - ' the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything ' - was regarded as the apogee of what that society represented. But then May's cousin, the Countess Olenska, returned to New York fleeing from a disastrous marriage abroad ... (Music: Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano): long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Joanna Hickson
Unknown: Noreen Riols
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Daniel Massey
Read By: Newland Archer

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: I'm Hungry by ALEEN METCALF


Unknown: Aleen Metcalf

: The Moonstone


: Bookshelf

: Preview

: Short Story

The Gambling School by IAN MCALPINE
Read by Fraser Kerr
' Forty or 50 men were standing in a wide ring down in the valley. The four boys crouched to watch them from the top of the hill.
' Two men stood in the middle. Their faces were serious with a greedy concentration that Archie had never seen before.'


Unknown: Ian McAlpine
Read By: Fraser Kerr

: 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

: Many a Slip

Eleanor Summerfield Gillian Reynolds and Tim Rice
Lance Percival
Tune Twisters from Steve Race In the chair Roy Plomley
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27)


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Arctic Riviera

: In Touch

A programme of special Interest to people with visual handicaps.
Presented by David Scott Blackball and Jane Finnis Today's edition has advice on how to train your memory: how do you remember your shopping list when you can't see well enough to read or write? It also includes a review of some detective stories and thrillers available on tape.
(If you haue any queries or comments, phone [number removed]after the broadcast, from 8.30-9.30)
Handbook (same title), £1.50 by post from [address removed]


Presented By: David Scott
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kingdoms in the Sun

4: Madrid: 'Put Money in thy Purse '
In the fourth of six talks about his journey through Spain and Portugal this summer, novelist Joseph Hone comes to Madrid in high summer, a ferociously burnt race-track of a city, largely given over to Mammon. The centre still holds in Spain today; while the old kingdoms imagine their freedoms, only the leafy Retiro gardens and a sea-haunted cellar bar seem real ... Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Powling Producer


Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Hornblower Story

starring Nigel Anthony
The first of four novels based on episodes in the life of C. S. FORESTER'S immortal character, Horatio Hornblower, adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD.
Book 1: Mr Midshipman Hornblower
Part 2: The Cargo of Rice
Location recordings by CHRIS WEBB and DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS aboard the ketch I. P. Thorsoe
Music score composed and conducted by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: Val Gielgud.
Unknown: Chris Webb
Unknown: David Fleming-Williams
Conducted By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Admiral Lord Hornblower, the Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Mr Midshipman Hornblower, a youth: Nicholas Fry
Capt Sir Edward Pellew of HMS Indefatigable: Ronald Herdman
Able-Seaman Matthews: David Miller
Capt Leblanc: Ron Davies
Capt Neuville of the privateer Pique: Peter Bell
A lieutenant: Joe Cook

: A Book at Bedtime

Tristan (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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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