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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day
The Bishop of Newcastle. THE RT REV RONALD BOWLBT
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7-30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Ronald Bowlbt
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

With Peter France
A magazine edition which catches up on the events and ideas that are changing our understanding of actions - and interactions -of living things.
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: News

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: Parent Power

The second programme in an eight-part series on matters of interest and importance to everyone concerned with the education of their children. Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news and opinion about educational issues, respond to points raised in listeners' letters, and, this week in particular, look at some of the advantages and disadvantages for young people of switching to sixth-form or tertiary college at 16.
Correspondence to: Par-ent Power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA lAA long wave only


Unknown: Barry Turner
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; 0 Lord, thou art my God and King (BBC HB 470); Psalm 47; John 6, vv 14-27 (AV); Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS (9) long wave only


Unknown: Eric Williams

: News

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: Analysis

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: Soan's Story

A six-part series
5: A Spinner of Words
Harry Soan continues his reminiscences, including how he became a broadcaster. BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Harry Soan

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: George Luce

: Detective

Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes Written by ROBERT BARR with Brook and Maxton
5: The Bank Raid
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Written By: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Detective-Sergeant: Ray Brooks
Detective-Constable: Christopher Blake
Detective-Constable Harrison: Peter Cleall
Judie: Jacqueline Tong
Collator: James Cosmo
Mr Franklin: John Ringham
Miss Rees: Liza Flanagan
Matron: Margot Boyd
Charles Owen: John Sharp
Forensic expert: Roger Hammond
Police officer: David Timson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.S5 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinion* and ideas ...
Does Ugly Mean Badf FRANCES BERTHELSEN finds out how we treat the disfigured.
Reading Your Letters.
Forgotten Flavours: PATRICK GOODMAN tells JOANNA HICKSON about his quest for old recipes from the cook books of Scotland's stately kitchens.
In the Highlands (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Badf Frances Berthelsen
Unknown: Patrick Goodman
Unknown: Joanna Hickson

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story : Something for Everyone by MARGARET GORI

: Stem) Afternoon Theatre

Proof of the Pudding by WILLIAM STEPHENS with John Salthouse and Bill Monks
An industrial town in Lancashire in 19«6. Change is in the air, though it hasn't reached young Jimmy:
' look at my Dad and our Jack and I can see my own future and I don't want it. Clocking in and out at some factory. Going to a football match, getting stoned down the pub and that's it. Life should have some meaning] '
But Jimmy discovers that life can be looked at in another way.


Unknown: William Stephens
Unknown: John Salthouse
Unknown: Bill Monks
Unknown: David Warwick
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Harry Brierley: Bill Monks
Jimmy Holder: John Salthouse
Jack Holder: Henry Knowles
Mrs Brierley: Margot Boyd
Betsy Joan: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Mr Laycock: Gregory Db Polnat
Mrs Laycock: Jennifer Piercey
Introducer: Eric Allan

: 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 CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

The Conversion of Albert Grimble by JOHN WRIGHT Read by Peter Wheeler
' Some people are born to gardening, but Albert had to wage a constant battle with nature-until he began to get help from an unexpected source.'
Producer G!LL!AN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Albert Grimble
Unknown: John Wright
Read By: Peter Wheeler

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
S.55 Weather; programme news

: 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
14: North of England
Selwyn Jones High School, Newton-le Willows v Home Counties
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by ROY smith and PAUL LIVESEY Producer


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by ALAN BOWER
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Alan Bower
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid PerkS: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Raydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong

: Time for Verse

The Voyage Out
John Mole introduces six selections of poems which take you a little further afield each week.
5: The Waking Dream Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)


Introduces: John Mole
Introduces: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Tchaikovsky

Dmitri Alexeev (piano) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Antal Dorati direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1
Piano Concerto No 1, in B flat minor


Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: A Double Life

In her second series of interviews with distinguished biographers about their subjects, June Knox-Mawer discusses the life of Bernard Shaw with his official biographer Michael Holroyd , who confidently expects that it will take 15 years of his life to complete. Producer


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Tchaikovsky

Part 2
Symphony No 6, In minor (Pathétique)
(In association with Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd)
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Anthony Howard and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The World is a Wedding (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends: long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.1S-12.23* am
Shipping forecast and Inshore forecast

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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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