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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
BBC Manchester
S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Read By: John Marsh

: The Week on 4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

Treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Producer PETER ESTALL long wave only


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM P 67; Lord Christ, who on thy heart didst bear (BBC HB 380); Psalm 119, pt 3; Matthew 20, vv 1-16 (RSV); Come, labour on! (BBC HB 388)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS abridged in 15 parti by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by David March (1) The setting is Stalag Luft III, a prisoner-of-war camp in 1943. From the camp came the most ingenious and daring escape of the Second World War - and the escape was only part of the story. Producer GERRY JONES long wave only


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: David March
Producer: Gerry Jones

: News

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: Offshore Britons

Derek Cooper visits just a few of the 1,000-pIus inhabited islands that make up the British Isles. 2: Eriskay
On a tiny strip of land only three miles long, the islanders of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides, live in a tight-knit community under the guidance of their Catholic priest and buffeted by the Atlantic weather.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
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Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Poetry Please!

Presenter D. M. Thomas Readers Gabriel Woolf and Elizabeth Bell
BBC Bristol. Requests to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Presenter: D. M. Thomas
Presenter: Readers Gabriel Woolf
Presenter: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

including Job News and MOLLY PRICE-OWEN With World of Work: ideas on careers and training.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
HELP! page 11


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
You Won't Tell My Parents ... : LUCY PARKER looks at medical confidentiality. Painting Winners: Border artist LESSA SANDYS-LUMSDAINE specialises in painting famous race-horses.
Almost in the Steps of Livingstone! : with the help of the Royal Geographical Society. MAUREEN GALVIN learns how to plan a small expedition. Who Wields the Screu;driver? HAZEL SHAW reports on a conference to encourage more women to become craft, design and technology teachers. Journey to Amritsar by juoy KING, abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Brenda Bruce
In the early summer of 1945, an army nursing sister, Judy King , was given the daunting assignment of transporting a dying Sikh officer across India from Poona to Amritsar in the Punjab. The train journey was some 1,500 miles, taking two nights and two days. (Music: Mathias's Vivat Regina )
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Hazel Shaw
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Judy King
Unknown: Vivat Regina
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Dog Who Had No Name by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sitting Tenant

: Short Story

The Sycamore by A. J. S. CRAWFORD
Read by Elizabeth Proud Producer PAT TAYLOR


Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Pat Taylor

: 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

: Give or Take


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Theme music: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Sam Baker: David Roper
his wife Annabel: Sharon Duce
Fred: Bill Owen
Rose: Patsy Rowlands
[Actor]: Tenniel Evans
[Actor]: David Tate
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Vicky Ogden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now from AAAS

In the second of two reports, Geoff Watts presents an account of the proceedings of the 146th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco. Producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: San Francisco.
Producer: David Paterson

: The Devils

by JOHN WHITING. based on the book by ALDOUS HUXLEY
Grandier, a liberal sensualist priest, is destroyed by his enemies; and by a Nun, Sister Jeanne , who names Grandier as the cause of her apparent demonic possession.
The action of the play takes place In and near the town of Loudun between 1623 and 1634. Adapted for radio and directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(Peter Jeffrey and Michael Bryant are National Theatre players; Nigel Stock is in 'Stage Struck' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Whiting.
Book By: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Sister Jeanne
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Fr Urban Grandier: Michael Bryant
Sr Jeanne: Sarah Badel
Fr Barré: Peter Jeffrey
Phillipe Trincant: Angela Pleasence
D'Armagnac, the Governor: Nigel Stock
Fr Mignon: Cyril Luckham
Mannoury, a surgeon: Nigel Anthony
Adam, a chemist: Tony Robinson
Guillaume De Cerisay,the Chief Magistrate of Loudun: John Rye
Sewerman: Ronald Herdman
Louis Trincant, the Public Prosecutor/Fr Ambrose: Martin Friend
Ninon, a young widow: Lolly Cockerell
De La Rochepozay, Bishop of Poitiers: Robert Eddison
Fr Rangier: Gordon Dulleu
Cardinal Richelieu/Clerk of the Court.: Peter Baldwin
delaubardemont: Danny Schiller
Sr Claire: Rowena Roberts
Sr Louise: Jenny Twigge
Sister Gabrielle: Josie Kidd
Prince Henri DeCondé: John Rowe
Bontemps, a gaoler: Brian Haines

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Rob Buckman Producer CARROLL MOORE
1.59 Weather


Presenter: Rob Buckman
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A new epic adventure tn time and space
Fit the first: Zaphod Beeblebrox and his mysterious friend Roosta are being taken in a flying building to the evil Frogstar, whilst Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent are stranded on pre-historic earth. Some of them are getting hungry.
FORD: I don't believe it. It's impossible.
ARTHUR: But it's happening.
Frogstar Prison Relations Officer
Radiophonic Sound and Music by PADDY KINGSLAND Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Technical assistance from ALICK HALE -MONRO,LISABRAUN and COLIN-DUFF Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS Stereo


Unknown: Zaphod Beeblebrox
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Written By: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Alick Hale
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Roosta: Alan Ford
Eddie/: David Tate
Gargravarr: Valentine Djau

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post - Douglas Adams: So long and thanks for all the scripts 29 May 2016

: A Book at Bedtime

Short Stories. The first of five by WILLIAM TREVOR
Read by Denys Hawthorne 1: The Introspections of J. P. Powers
Producer ENYD WILLIAMS long wave only


Unknown: William Trevor
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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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