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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR MICHAEL HOLLINGS
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45*Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr Michael Hollings
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: The Living World

Aldabra Atoil
A colony of 150,000 giant tortoises, the flightless white-throated rail and the brush warbler are all to be found on the Seychelles atoll of Aldabra. So far, Aldabra has survived undisturbed by man. With the Royal Society's research programme coming to an end, what will the future be for this unique ecosystem?
Presenter Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
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Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

long wave only

: Parent Power

The fifth of an eight-part series about education.
Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news about educational issues, respond to listeners' letters, and explore ways of getting the best out of the education system. This week in particular: how to become a parent governor, and how to be effective once on the board.
Correspondence to: Parent power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA long wave only


Unknown: Barry Turner
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; Jesu, grant me this, I pray (BBC HB 517); Psalm 31; John 9, vv 25-41 (av); Christian, dost thou see them (BBC HB 339)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (9) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

long wave only

: Analysis

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: Through My Window

Today, Marghanita Laski takes a historical look over one of the ' lungs of London ' - Hampstead Heath. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Marghanita Laski

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Detective

A series of 13 programmes Written by ROBERT BARK
8: The Birthday Party (2)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Written By: Robert Bark
Producer: Martin Fisher
Det-Sgt Brook: Ray Brooks
Det-Con Maxton: Christopher Blake
Det-Insp Mannock: Maurice Colbourne
Thorn: Alan Lake
Neale: Tony Anholt
Barman: Adrian Egan

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Any Other Business: a review of some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
The Music of Everyman: baritone BENJAMIN LUXON and pianist DAVID WILLISON demonstrate and discuss the Victorian ballads they enjoy performing. Stepsons (4) long wave only


Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Pianist: David Willison

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The King Wants to Sing by MARGARET JOY

: Afternoon Theatre

Molly Fisher and Her Donkey by MICHAEL DAVIES
--Old Molly Fisher is one of a dying breed of cockle gatherers, living out her life with her family on the Loughor Estuary, South Wales. Over the past years the cockle beds have been reduced to almost nothing, and the end of this way of life is near for the Fisher family. Eleven-year-old Rhiannon, however, has other plans - and these plans can lead to tragedy.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Molly Fisher
Unknown: Michael Davies
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Molly: Elizabeth Morgan
Rhiannon: Elizabetii Proud
Huw: Siôn Probert
Gwen: Nerys Hughes
Meredith: Ian Thompson
Mr Williams: Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Price: Josie Kidd
Helicopter pilot: Michael McStay
Woman at meeting: Sonia Fraser
Chairman: Derek Pollitt

: Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

The School Photograph by JAMES MCGONICAL Read by Michael Mackenzie
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: James McGonical
Read By: Michael MacKenzie
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner

: Time for Verse

Faint and sickly winds for ever howl around
Desmond Hawkins explores ways in which poets have written about the desert.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: Nikita Magaloff plays Chopin

Part 1: Three Impromptus: Fantasie Impromptu, Op 66; Four Ballades

: * Fighting Talk

Peter White takes a quizzical look at the way in which the noble art of boxing has inspired poets and writers.
Readers Kenneth Shanley and Garard Green


Unknown: Peter White
Readers: Kenneth Shanley
Producer: Thena Hesiiel

: Nikita Magaloff

Part 2: Four Scherzos
(Recording from a concert given in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, on 17 January)
A BBC digital recording: see page 58


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aran Islands (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long tcave only 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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