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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Bedhead and John Timpson including at
C 45' Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEX MOTYER
7.0, 8.9 Todays News
Read by laurie macmillan
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Bedhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.
Producer UN cahdhousi

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

xenneth FORD invites FRED LOADS bill sowerbutts and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards, to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse .Lane, Leeds [Postcode removed] BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Daily Service

nem, p 67; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30); Psalm 146; Isaiah 35, vv 1-10 (AV); Lo! he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35)

: The Bandsman's Daughter



Unknown: Irene Thomas

: News

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
(Richard Baker narrates Holy Boy at 7.45 pm)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Double Act

A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight The Bionic Blob
(or This Bazooka on my Left Shoulder is Loaded) A sci-fl comedy by JAMES FpLLETT
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
Antlanta by BERNARD KOPS
Directed by JOHN tydeman
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Directed By: John Tydeman
Directed By: John Tydeman
Slim Chance ': Ed Bishop
Amy: Sandra Dickinson
Big Louey/Senator: John Bay
r Control/Lenny: John Bull
mayor/fingers: Harold Kasket
Attini: Hywel Bennett
Atta: Nerys Hughes
The voice: Eve Karpf

: 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

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Pam Gems , playwright
Desert Island People: ARTHUR MARSHALL selects some would-be and not-would-be companions for his blue lagoon.
Little Miss Coot and Plcasino: just one of the children ANNE CATCHPOLE heard about during her recent visit to Burma.
The Social Sense by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Read by Gerald Cross


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Pam Gems
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Read By: Gerald Cross

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Happy Little King's Crown Jewels by MOIRA HERITAGE

: Afternoon Theatre: All the Bells of Paradise

A play for Christmas by Fay Weldon.

'Cynthia speaking. I lie in bed and don't get up and think just how much I don't believe in God, or Christmas, or miracles ... I don't want to be observed. I just want to live in peace, alone, with Miranda.'

'Mrs Ruddy speaking. I sit here in my office at the school and think just how much everyone ought to make an effort. Especially Miranda's mother.'

'Colin speaking. Miranda's father. I believe a man should be allowed to put his past behind him, sit in this west-bound high-speed train and think just how much I believe that.'

(BBC Bristol)
(Fay Weldon regularly writes the Radio Times Preview column)


Writer: Fay Weldon
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Cynthia: Rosalind Adams
Mrs Ruddy: Pauline Letts
Colin: Nigel Anthony
Miranda: Bernadette Windsor
Mrs Taylor: Sally Lamer
Jack: Roger Snowdon
Mr Watson: Rex Holdsworth
Nurse: Eva Stuart
Baritone/Musical Director: Christopher Walker
Singers: Choir of St Nicholas Junior School, Bristol

: Choral Evensong

from the Queen's Free Chapel of St George.
Windsor Castle
Responses (Smith)
Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101 (Attwood, Hanforth, Battishill, Goss)
First Lesson: Isaiah 13, vv 1-13
Canticles (Howells: Gloucester Service)
Second Lesson: Colossians 2, vv 1-15
Anthem: Vigilate (Byrd) Choir directed by CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON Organist


Directed By: Christopher Robinson
Organist: John Porter

: Short Story

The Same Angel
Written and read by Shirley Cooklin
'Terry thought It's the same dirty old world. Nothing's changed, and it's Christmas too, to top it! He looked at the tinsel and the mock Christmas trees in the shop windows. Everything from wallpaper to tinned cat-food was decorated.'


Read By: Shirley Cooklin

: PM

The news magazine
Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.54 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: My Word!

A panel game 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

A weekly investigation intoaccusationsofunfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Holy Boy

A Folk Oratorio in celebration of Christmas with words and music by David Palmer from the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
Narrator Richard Baker with a choir assembled from local Roman Catholic schools and an orchestra, recorder group and folk group provided by various schools in the Croydon area.


Music: David Palmer
Narrator: Richard Baker
Conductor: David Palmer
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad.
Reporter David Henshaw Producer GERRY northam Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Reporter: David Henshaw
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Tony Palmer
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Tony Palmer
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Give or Take

A comedy series by WALLY K. DALY


Unknown: Wally K. Daly

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door 13: Post-War Bille. long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4s International Business Report; Market Trends 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.

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