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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long Wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
5.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Otto Preminger , the film and theatre director, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert Island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY. producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Otto Preminger
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Enquire Within

We all have niggling little Questions in the corners Of our minds that we Jean to follow up some day - when we have the time. Now you can unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Producer BARBARACROWTHER Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in. Producer PADDY O'KEEFPE long wave only


Producer: Paddy O'Keefpe

: Daily Service

NEM. p 38: Thy kingdom come. 0 God (BBC HB 27); Canticle 12; John 7. vv 37-52 (AV); How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS (15) abridged for radio in 15 Parts by BARRY CAMPBELL Read by DAVID MARCH Producer GERRY JONES long wave only


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

: News

long wave only

: Women of Words

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetimes.
3: Colette (1873-1954)
Written and introduced by Roger Snowdon
Ursula Hanray as Colette Antipathy towards the male, coupled with a strong sense of female superiority figures largely in Colette's writing, so much so that the male reader sometimes feels shut out. Perhaps this stems from her upbringing ... with the voices of: PAUL LAVERS , ALAN MOORE , SIMON SHAW and PHILIP SULLY Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol long wave only Preview: page 25


Introduced By: Roger Snowdon
Introduced By: Ursula Hanray
Unknown: Colette Antipathy
Unknown: Paul Lavers
Unknown: Alan Moore
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Directed By: Brian Miller
Willy: Victor Lucas
SidO: Angela Barlow

: Bird of the Week

The mistle thrush can be heard singing defiantly in the teeth of a winter's gale, thus earning itself the alternative name of storm-cock.
Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only


Introduced By: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Brcckon


Unknown: Bill Brcckon

: 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 Bristol by Jenni Murray
Chemical Victims: DR RICHARD MACKARNESS believes chemicals in food, household products, and even in the air we breathe, are damaging our health. Suffragettes in Somerset: a look back to life at Eagle House, Batheaston, which provided peace and comfort to many famous suffragettes in the early 1900s.
Sex and Sense: how do parents react today to the growing sexual awareness of their teenage children? CHERYL ARMITAGE hears how some families cope. A Taste for Tea: BILL DAVIES talks to some well-known names in the tea trade.
BBC Bristol
The Lost Stradivarius (3) long wave only


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dr Richard MacKarness
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Black Dog Follows His Nose by Elizabeth Robinson
Presenters Alison McMorland and Tony Aitken Written by Valerie McCarthy


Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson
Presenters: Alison McMorland
Presenters: Tony Aitken
Written By: Valerie McCarthy
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

James Cameron tells the story of Five Days in 55 (The Gilberdyke Diaries) by ALAN PLATER with Bernard Cribbins and Barbara Mullaney
Edited highlights from Mrs X's breathtakingly tedious verbatim account of events which might have taken place in a Yorkshire town when a new lodger moved in - just at the time that Burgess and Maclean were moving out.
BBC Manchester
(A revised version of the programme first broadcast in June 1976)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Barbara Mullaney
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Mrs X: Barbara Mullaney
Dvorak: Geoffrey Wheeler
George, the Postman: Henry Livings
Harvey: Bernard Cribbins
Miss Garton: Eileen Derbyshire

: Pen to Paper

A lighthearted anthology of new words and old-time music, introduced by Peter Wheeler with Ronald Baddiley Bob Grant and Kathleen Helme
Music-hall songs sung by TONY BATEMAN with TOM STEER (piano) Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
(Postponed from 12 Dec)


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Sung By: Tony Bateman
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Preview

: Short Story

The Last of the Bouncers written and read by Harry Towb
' This building overlooks Lord's.... Nobody moves in for another fortnight. Except us.'
Kerry Packer isn't the only one who can make money out of cricket.
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre player)


Read By: Harry Towb
Unknown: Kerry Packer
Unknown: Harry Towb

: 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

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. 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

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Lord Parry Dr Tessa Blackstone Patrick Cosgrave and Michael Clayton tackle the issues raised by the audience in Hadleigh, Suffolk Chairman
Michael Charlton
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Lord Parry Dr Tessa Blackstone
Unknown: Patrick Cosgrave
Unknown: Michael Clayton
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A Sense of Ireland
The largest festival of the Irish arts ever to be held outside Ireland began its six-week sojourn in London last week. The Abbey Theatre, in its 75th anniversary year, is presenting a new play by Hugh Leonard at the Old Vic ; there is a season of Irish films at the National Film Theatre; and the first appearance in London of the Irish Bal let Company. Mark Storey reports on these events and reflects on the reasons behind the Festival. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Play By: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Old Vic
Unknown: Irish Bal
Unknown: Mark Storey
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat at 5.25)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The World is a Wedding Written and read by BERNARD KOPS abridged in ten parts (10) Producer


Read By: Bernard Kops

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening. The Winner by BETTY PAUL
Julia McKenzie as Edna David McAlister as Mr Stupendous
Haydn Jones as Fred Edna 's house is filled with luxury items won from entering competitions. It has become an obsession with her-then one day she wins the Most Winning Winner of the Year Competition, and there on the door-step is her prize.... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Edna David McAlister
Unknown: Mr Stupendous
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Fred Edna

: 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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