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: News Briefing

News, weather, paperi and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast lung wave only

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with BISHOP GEORGE APPLETON
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 Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: George Appleton
Read By: John Marsh

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

dusts off some treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some or the topics and personalities of the coming week, Producer JILL FREEMAN


Producer: Jill Freeman

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, P 5; Father, who on man dost shower (BBC HB 389); Psalm 96: Matthew 22, vv 34-40 (AV); Behold, the mountain of the Lord I BBC HB 485)

: The Bandsman's Daughter

Irene Thomas reads extracts from her recently published autobiography, abridged for radio in ten instalments by MOLLIE HARGREAVES (1)
'It is class rather than sex, money or football, which is the great British secret obsession. And almost all autobiographies are written from a class standpoint.'
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Mollie Hargreaves

: News

: The Solar System 70s

Dr Garry Hunt of University College, London, talks to the space pioneers who have made the 1970s the Decade of the Planets.


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt

: Letters from Everywhere

People in the British Isles and abroad tell of the doings and concerns of their own part of the world - and those they visit.

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers. including Job News with MARGARET KORVING , and World of Work with Ideas on careers and training.
PresentersNancy Wise and Bill Breckon
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Presenters: Nancy Wise
Presenters: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Semi-Final
13: Scotland Peterhead Academy v West of England Bishop Fox's Girls' School. Taunton
Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny
Questions set by ROY SMITH and PAUL LIVESEY
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: The World at One: News

Presented by BrianWidlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour in Japan

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
This week Woman's Hour Is in the Land of the RisingSun-pagodas, temples and 115 million people.
Rush Mats and Paper Houses: LIZ MARDALL and PETER ESTALL test the temperature in Tokyo. And also:
Reading Your Letters. and other items made In Britain.
The Ginger Tree by OSWALD WYND abridged in 14 part* by MONICA GKEY Read by HANNAH CORDON (8)
(Hannah Cordon is in ' Can You Hear Me at the Back!' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London) Editor WYN KNOWLES See page 3


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Peter Estall
Unknown: Oswald Wynd
Unknown: Monica Gkey
Read By: Hannah Cordon
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Snowy Finds a Job by ELSA BECKETT

: Afternoon Theatre

No More A-Roving hy JOHN WHITING


Unknown: John Whiting

: Short Story

Valley of No Return by TOM BESTWICK
Read by William Eedle
' They had come here together. They came when they were young and first In love, and he had been afraid, even then, of the thought of ever losing her.'


Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Three-Piece Sweet

A series of six comedy plays by JILL HYEM and JENNIFER PHILLIPS
6: Three's Company
Rita, Phoebe and Alistair make up a happy, if unconventional household. Then Tom appears on the scene. Are Rita and Phoebe about to lose their ideal lodger?
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Jill Hyem
Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Rita Simmons: Patricia Routledge
Phoebe Simmons: Paula Wilcox
Alistair Proudfoot: Christopher Good
Tom: Graham Faulkner

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1,40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Karl Sabbagh What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Karl Sabbagh
Producer: David Paterson

: The Monday Play

Livingstone and Sechele by DAVID POWNALL
Livingstone only made one convert in Africa, Sechele, Chief of the Crocodile People. Turning a pagan into a shaky sort of Christian forces the missionary to re-examine his own beliefs and prejudices.
Manchester (Repeated: Sun 2.30)


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
David Livingstone: John Shedden
Mary Livingstone: Jennifer Piercet
Sechele: Joe Marcell
Mokoton: Shope Shodeinde

: The Francis-Langford Duo

Four hands at one piano. David Francis and Gordon Langford combine at the keyboard to bring you a programme of popular music.


Piano: David Francis
Piano: Gordon Langford
Producer: Kathryn Randall

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Paul Vaughan


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Comedy First

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door by v. S. PRITCHETT abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by PETER JEFFREY 6: Back to the Smoke
Producer MARGARET ETALL (Peter Jeffrey Is a National Theatre player) long wave only


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Etall
Producer: Peter Jeffrey

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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