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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV LESLIE STOKES 7.t, 8.0 Today's News ReadbyHarrietcass
7.30, 8. News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Leslie Stokes

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

including The WcekSo Far by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Btoadcast Sun 2.5 pm) long wave only
Indoor Gardening: page 16

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Stand up. and bless the Lord (BBC in 268); Psalm 15; John 7, vv 14-24 (AV); Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC UB 519)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS (13) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Williams

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Double Act

A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight
Th< Trafalgar Terrace Lepidoptcrist by DAVID HOPKINS
Les believes in the wild, free concept of nature roaming wild. He wants his children to witness 't - hence butterflies! But nature threatens to be wilder and freer than he is prepared to accept!
Directed by KAY PATRICK
Casting Vote by PHILIP HONEYWELL
A late-night sitting at the House of Commons. A crucial Bill is being put to the vote. And someone is blackmailing someone else to vote against it ..
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: David Hopkins
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Les: Norman Bird
Marjorie: Josie Kidd
JOSie: Tammy Ustinov
Ronnie: Ian Hoare
Mr Smilhers: Michael McStay
Wheeler: Peter Egan
Samuel Dunsmore: George Baker
Jonathon Howard: Philip Voss
Reporter: Gordon Dulieu
Speaker: Fred Bryant
Teller: Danny Schiller
Directed by: Cherry Cookson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Da ;

Contributors

Presented By: Robin Da

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Commissioner John Needham , Head of the Salvation Army in Britain.
Reading Your Letters.
Travels with Fortune: across Africa with CHRIS-TINA DODWELL , who today has a word of advice for the lone traveller.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing, and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
The Lost Stradivarius by JOHN MEAD FALKNER abridged in eight parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Miss Maltravers' Story
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' He took up the violin and began to play. He had never played with more power. Then he became aware of a new and overpowering sensation - and in a few seconds the impression of a presence in the room, other than his own, became so strong that he was actually afraid to look round.'
(Music: Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Needham
Unknown: Tina Dodwell
Unknown: John Mead Falkner
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Anna Massey

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Cluckabiddy Writes a Song by STEPHEN WEAVER

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Cluckabiddy
Unknown: Stephen Weaver

: Afternoon Theatre

The Prodigal by ANITA BRONSON
Bill, a self-made man, revels In piped Spartacus music and statues of Roman emperors in his indoor swimming pool; while his son, a confirmed left-wing revolutionary, registers his protest by living in a rusty van on the forecourt of the family firm.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Bill: Stephen Thorne
Colin: Peter Pacey
DoriS: Kathleen Helme
Memphis: John Bull
Dudley: Bill Monks
Geoffrey: Philip Sully

: Choral Evensong

fiom Hereford Cathedral Vei sicles and Responses (Ebdon)
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Hopkins, Camidge, Turle, Hull, Bevan)
Lessons: Joshua 1, vv 1-9; Romans 13, vv 1-10
Office hymn: 0 blest Creator of the light (EH 51)
Canticles (Howells): Collegium Regale)
Anthem: 0 Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen (Byrd)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROY MASSEY Assistant organist ROBERT GREEN. BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Organist: Robert Green.

: Short Story

In Lower Town by NORMAN LEVINE (abridged)
Read by Jon Glover

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Levine
Read By: Jon Glover

: PM

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

Contributors

Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

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 RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Check oint

Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! page 11

Contributors

Presented By: Roger Cook

: On the Town

in Aberdeen
Donny McLeod looks at the past and present of tho city, with the help of: BILL AITKENHEAD , JOY BRYER BERT BRUCE , GILBERT BUCHAN , RICHARD CHAPMAN ROBERT DAVIDSON , JAMES DONALD , HARRY DUNN , RONNIE FERGUSON , FLORA GARRY FRANK GILFEATHER , CUTH-BERT GRAHAM , JAMES LOGAN CHIEF CONSTABLE ALEXANDER MORRISON , PROFESSOR MICHAEL MESTON, TOM PRICE MARTIN ROSS , GEORGETTE SEIUERS , ALAN SUTHERLAND TERRY TAYLOR , PROFESSOR ANDREW WALLS, BOB WATT HAROLD WATT , DAVID WELCH and the people of Aber deen. Also taking part: NIGEL GRAHAM
EDWARD MCCARTHY and PETER WILLIAMS Reporters
MARGARET COLLINS
ROf GREGOR , BOB TAIT and RUBY TURBERVILLE Technical assistance
BASIL NEWMAN. Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Aitkenhead
Unknown: Bryer Bert Bruce
Unknown: Gilbert Buchan
Unknown: Richard Chapman
Unknown: Robert Davidson
Unknown: James Donald
Unknown: Harry Dunn
Unknown: Ronnie Ferguson
Unknown: Flora Garry
Unknown: Frank Gilfeather
Unknown: Bert Graham
Unknown: James Logan
Unknown: Alexander Morrison
Unknown: Martin Ross
Unknown: Georgette Seiuers
Unknown: Alan Sutherland
Unknown: Terry Taylor
Unknown: Bob Watt
Unknown: Harold Watt
Unknown: David Welch
Unknown: Aber Deen.
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Edward McCarthy
Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: Margaret Collins
Unknown: Rof Gregor
Unknown: Bob Tait
Unknown: Basil Newman.
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

France: Two Cheers for Prosperity
Twenty years of benign authoritarianism: is that the price the French have paid for economic growth and confidence? Do they care? Are they worried about their social inequality and the dominance of the elite technocrats in Paris? Do they want more say in the way their lives are run? Is their love affair with material progress giving way to a new concern for the quality of life? Can they change and still maintain stability?
John Ardagh reports from Paris. Montpellier and La Rochelle.
Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: John Ardagh
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer CLARE SELERIE

Contributors

Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Give or Take

: A Book at Bedtime

The World is a Wedding (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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