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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with John Tiinpson and LIBBY PURVES
6.45 Prayer for the Day with GAI EATON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Tiinpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Gai Eaton
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Checkpoint

BroadcastWed7.20 pm)

: The Living World

(BroadcastSun4.30 pm)

: News

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

Being the ponderous ped allings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterraneanandwhat befell him in the land of the French.
Part The First (of 6): Fair stood his windfor France....Hero Held a How our Hero Held a sceptical Dialogue with a Medical Practitioner: His
Fitting by a Bicycle
Tailor: His Taking of Ship and His Observations of an Attendant upon Human Cupidity; His Arrival mm counter with the Local
Beverage; and How He was Expected to Bicycle upon the Waters.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Helpus to help each other, Lord
(BBC HB 378): Psalm 16:
Isaiah 25, vv 1-9 (AV):
Love divine (BBC HB 328)

: The Bandsman's Daughter



Unknown: Irene Thomas

: News

: File on 4

: A Certain Style

Richard Stilgoe invites you to attend two dinner parties in the company of Katcha Invereje Richard Myrers
Nesta Tables and Chester Drawerscold
The menu includes mango soup, mink icecroute and marrow ice-cream.


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Chester Drawerscold
Producer: Nick Hughes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket,
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Cider Cup

A comedy by Christopher and Jane Wood
Starring Gwen Watford and Anton Rodgers as Janet and Richard Baxter who keep a discreet eye on things when their children have a party.
With Nigel Lambert, Sheila Steafel, Richard Gibson, Sylvestra le Touzel, David Parfitt.
(Gwen Watford is in "Bodies" at the Ambassadors Theatre; Anton Rodgers in "Songbook" at the Globe Theatre, London)

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Writer: Christopher Wood
Writer: Jane Wood
Director: Geoffrey Perkins
Janet Baxter: Gwen Watford
Richard Baxter: Anton Rodgers
[Actor]: Nigel Lambert
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Richard Gibson
[Actress]: Sylvestra Le Touzel
[Actor]: David Parfitt

: The World at One: News

presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour in Japan

with Sue MacGregor
In many ways the Japanese are very similar to the British. Both are Island races, both have hereditary rulers and both depend on manufacturing for export. And we both drive on the left! Made in Japan: a report by LIZ MARDALL and PETER ESTALL.
And also: items made In Britain - WENDY GREEN -cross; and Women and Work (4).
The Ginger Tree (11)


Unknown: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Peter Estall.
Unknown: Wendy Green

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Father Christmas and the Seaside Outing by ANN DAS

: Afternoon Theatre

A Desperate Hour
A comedy by JOHN GRAHAM Two criminals on the run from the police decide to lie low in an ordinary family house, holding the occupants hostage.... after all Humphrey Bogart did it in The Desperate Hour8.
However, what appears simple on film is seldom so In real life, particularly if the occupants of the house are not as ordinary as it would first appear.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Norman Rodway is a member of the RSC)


Comedy By: John Graham
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: Norman Rodway
The Police: Chief Con Norman Make peace: Norman Rodway
Det-Sgt Brian Benskin: Alan Downer
WPC Annabelle Robey: Sarah Maywell
Insp Groves: Brian Haines
Sgt Thorogood: Gordon Bulieu
The Criminals:Snelgrove: Jack May
The Criminals:O'Connor: David Kelly
Others involved:: Ruth Makepeace
Others involved:: Jennifer Piercet
Sarah Nelson: Jenny Twigge

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions Introduced by David Jacobs. Producer


Introduced By: David Jacobs.
Unknown: Carole Stone.

: Short Story

Andrew by ALAN TOWERS Read by Douglas Blackwell
'Now life was predictable, in everything except time. They both felt like that; not just Andrew.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Alan Towers
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Producer: Jane Marshall

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: 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


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paddy Feeny

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by WILLIAM SMETHUST Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: William Smethust
: Doris Archer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarric Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Eva Lenz: Hedll Niklaus
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
TERRY: Cartwrigiit (guitar)

: Time for Verse

with Peter Porter
The day's grown old
The fourth in a series of six programmes which take their theme from a line of poetry.
Readers Peter Wickham and Philip Voss
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Peter Porter
Readers: Peter Wickham
Readers: Philip Voss
Producer: Alec Reid

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

leader BRENDAN RIEN conducted by Sir Charles Groves
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) direct from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Part 1 Symphony No 75, Franck Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra


Leader: Brendan Rien
Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein
Unknown: Franck Symphonic Varia

: * John Wells on....

the art and artifice of making oneself understood.
The second of five programmes.
2: Floundering in to Port Producer SIMON ELMES


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Bournemouth SO

Part 2 Elgar
Symphony No 2, in l flat

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting from the European Parliament in Strasbourg


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door
9: New Premises, New School long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends lung 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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