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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
8.45' Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.9. 8.0 Today's News
7.36, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dizzy Gillespie

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Neil Laridor. Producer
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Laridor.
Unknown: Barbara Crowther

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; Judge eternal (BBC bb 393); Psalm 86; James 2, w 1-17 (rsv): To thee, 0 Comforter Divine (BBC HB164)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS (5) long wave only


Unknown: Eric Williams

: News

long wave only

: Women of Words

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all pro, lific, immensely popular, and legends in their own lifetimes.
1: Ouida (1839-1908) by JANET HITCHMAN
Directed by ALEC REID long wave only
Peter Brookes ' View: p 82


Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Directed By: Alec Reid
Unknown: Peter Brookes
Ouida: Elizabeth Bell
Marie Corelli: Peggy Ashcroft
First reader: Garard Green
Second reader: Leonard Fenton
Mme Ramée: Eva Stuart
Gossipwriter / Mr Car-michael: Philip Voss
Hotel proprietor: Roger Hammond
Cecil: Peter Wickham
Seraph: John Bull
Lady Paget: Josie Kidd
Lady C Leslie/Lady Dolly: Maggie Shevlin
Lady Cardiff: Sonia Fraser
Norman Douglas: John Bott
Reporter: Brian Haines

: Bird of the Week

The great tit, with Its bold markings, is easily identified by the bird-watcher, but with 70 different songs and calls it presents a problem to the ' bird-listener . Jim Flegg seeks a solution. long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Northern Ireland by Diane Harron In Conversation: Margaret Atkins , wife of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, talks about her public responsibilities and private pressures.
Zula the Greek: a Greek army captain came to Ireland, married a Dublin girl and established a Moravian community in a small village in County Down. bishop foy recalls the intriguing story of Captain Basil Patras Zula. Still Illicit: Poteen (Dictionary definition: Irish whiskey illicitly distilled). BARRY COWAN uncovers the chequered history of moonshine.
Journey to Amritsar (5) long wave only


Unknown: Diane Harron
Unknown: Margaret Atkins
Unknown: Barry Cowan

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Ru[us has a Problem by NANCY SCOTT
Presenters patricu GALLI-MORE and SEAN BARRETT Written by MARY HAYDON Producer DAVID bell


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Written By: Mary Haydon
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Black Marsden by MARGARET HARRIS loosely based on the novel by WILSON HARRIS with John Graham and Stephen Murray
Black Marsden is a kind of Svengali - his influence may appear benign but has it a dangerous side too?
Directed by KAY Patrick BBC Manchester


Unknown: Margaret Harris
Novel By: Wilson Harris
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Black Marsden
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Mrs Glenwearie/Jewellery assistant: Jennifer Piercey
Clive Goodrich: John Grabau
Black Marsden: Stephen Murray
Jennifer Gorgon: Liza Flanagan
Jack Knife/Florist: Danny Schiller
Johnny Harp: Gareth Armstrong
Ralph Winter / menswear assistant: David Timson

: The Bracchis of Bardi

In the Welsh valleys any Italian coffee shop is called a ' bracchi '. This programme tells how the Bracchis - and other families fired with the spirit of adventure-made their fortunes in a strange land and of the strong link that still exists between Wales and the small town of Bardi in northern Italy. Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS


Produced By: Herbert Williams

: Preview

: Short Story

Guns by MICHAEL A. PEARSON. Read by Timothy Kightley. Producer


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson.
Read By: Timothy Kightley.
Unknown: Pamela Howe.

: PM

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


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Richard Hudson-Evans Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer DAVID EPPS


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: David Epps

: Profile

George Melly
' On stage he is horrific and beguiling - always both.' That's one man's description of GEORGE MELLY - writer, critic and jazz singer extraordinary. Presented by Russell Davies


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: George Melly
Presented By: Russell Davies
Producer: David Powell

: Any Questions?

Andrew Alexander Frank Chapple Tim Brinton , mp and Tess Gill tackle the issues raised by the audience in Bough-ton, Kent
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Alexander
Unknown: Frank Chapple
Unknown: Tim Brinton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

with Sheridan Morley Producer
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the fifth: In which all is resolved, everyone lives happily ever after and pigs fly.


The Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Eddie: David Tate
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Man in shack: Ron Hate

: A Book at Bedtime

Short Stories by WILLIAM TREVOR
5: The 47th Saturday long wave only


Stories By: William Trevor

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

In order to spend the weekend with his mistress, Tim provides himself with a complicated alibi. When his wife announces that she is returning early, it proves almost impossible to unravel.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Max India
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Tim in A Little Ripple: Christopher Godwin
Jane: Eileen O'Brien
Ingrid: Linda Gardner
Marilyn: Rosalind Knight
Pete: Anthony Havering
Chrissy: Kate Lee

: 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.

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