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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day CANON WILLIAM PURCELL
7.0, 8.9 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon William Purcell
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: The Great Railway Bazaar

by PAUL THEROUX (3)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Theroux

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary People.
Including: The Week So Far by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Indoor Gardening: page 9 Book, Down the Garden Path. £3.50, available from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Earth has many a noble city (BBC BB 64); Psalm 57; John 3, vv 13-21 and 31-36 (AV); Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem (BBC HB 123)

: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by THORNTON WILDER (2)

: News

: Stem Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Double Act

A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight
The Nightmare Story of Arnold Pottersbar by J. C. W. BROOK with Charles Kay and Kathleen Helme
We are all resigned to growing old, but what would be your reaction if you found you were growing younger ... ?
Directed by IAN COTTERELL
How to Build Your Own Battleship by GEOFFREY HUBBARD with Peter Tuddenham as Me
Great-Grandfather began to build the battleship in his garden in SE7 to deal with the strikers in his gutta percha factory. Two World Wars and three generations later it was finally launched.
Directed by . MICHAEL BARTLETT
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Kay
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Unknown: Geoffrey Hubbard
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
Great-Grandfather: Norman Shelley
Grandmother: Margot Boyd
Great-Uncle: Fred Bryant
Policeman: Martyn Read
Father (as a boy): David Parfitt
Mother: Liza Flanagan
Father: Danny Schiller

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day

Contributors

Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Valerie Masterson , soprano with the English National Opera
Travels with Fortune: across Africa with Chris-TINA DODWELL. Today, a word in praise of hammocks
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN God's Own Exam Paper: a series in which WENDY GREENGROSS takes a wry lookattheTenCommandments.
The Grass Harp (2)

Contributors

Soprano: Valerie Masterson
Unknown: Tina Dodwell.
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Wendy Greengross

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Young Hedgehog Goes Out in the Cold by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: Afternoon Theatre

Driftwood by ALISON BURNELL with Susan Sheridan and Charles Lewsen
Two children lost by the sea. They return safely: but somehow they have changed.
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Burnell
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Charles Lewsen
Directed By: Brian Wright
Narrator: Charles Lewsen
Peter: Susan Sheridan
Ruth: Bernadette Windsor
Monica: Sonia Fraser
Martin: Martin Friend
Stuart: Brian Carroll
Grandmother: Ysanne Churchman
Sergeant: John Bull

: Choral Evensong

from Blackburn Cathedral Responses (Ayleward)
Psalm 18, vv 1-30 (Martin) Readings (Av): Isaiah 17: Matthew 20, vv 17-34
Canticles (Brewer in D)
Anthem: 0 worship the Lord (Travers)
Hymns (A and M Rev):' Brightest and best (75); As with gladness (79)
Organist and Master at the Choristers JOHN BERTALOT
Assistant organist KEITH BOND
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: John Bertalot

: Short Story

The Long-Term Residents by KIT PEDLER Read by David March

Contributors

Read By: David March

: PM

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

Contributors

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 Music

A musical quli devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACK
Executive producer BOBBY JAYS
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: The Happy Traveller

Written and introduced by H. Colin Davis
In the 1920s and 30s The Happy Traveller - a book for poor men was the equivalent in its day of a hippies' guide to travelling round the world on the cheap.
This is the story of Its author. The Rev Frank Tatchell (1872-1935) Reader David Davis Producer
BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: H. Colin Davis
Reader: Frank Tatchell
Reader: David Davis
Producer: Brian Miller

: On the Town

in Leeds
Brian Thompson takes a look at the past and present of the city with the help of: GEOFFREY BOYCOTT, LORD BOYLE, JOHN BROWN, BARNEY COLEHAN, TERRY CRYER, WILLIS HALL, LORD HAREWOOD, JOHN HARRISON, DAVID LLOYD JONES, MONICA LOWDEN, JANE MACGILL, FRANCIS MATTHEWS, PATRICK NUTTGENS, CHRISTINE WARNER, FANNY WATERMAN, ERNIE WISE and the people of Leeds
With JUDITH BARKER, LOLLY COCKERELL, GEORGE A. COOPER, PETRA DAVIES, EILEEN DERBYSHIRE, LIZA FLANAGAN, LORRAINE PETERS
Songs from Jake Thackray
Reporters LIZ AMBLER, RAY BROWN, HARRY GRATION and PETER HAWKINS
The second of eight programmes
Technical assistance BASIL NEWMAN
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Terry Cryer
Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Jane MacCill
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Christine Warner
Unknown: Judith Barker
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Unknown: Liza Flanagan
Unknown: Lorraine Peters
Unknown: Jake Thackray
Reporters: Liz Ambler
Reporters: Ray Brown
Reporters: Harry Oration
Reporters: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: David Rayvern Allen

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

Economics in the 80s
The second of two programmes
Britain's Prospects
As the industrialised world moves into the decade of doubt, what will be Britain's economic lot? Will our oil wealth help us transform our industrial base, or will it lust prolong our relative decline? How will world economic movements affect us between now and 1990? Mary Goldring talks to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe , up; and other contributors include
Sir John Greenborough David Lea
Sir Freddy Woods Alan Lord , en and The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP
Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)

Contributors

Talks: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Sir John Greenborough
Unknown: David Lea
Unknown: Sir Freddy Woods
Unknown: Alan Lord
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Tony Palmer Producer
RICHARD BANNERMAN
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Presented By: Tony Palmer
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Give or Take

: A Book at Bedtime

Lord of the Flies (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long trace only

: Unforgettables

A selection of music for late-night listening.

: 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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