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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented bv
Brian Redhead and LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with ROSEMARY WAKELIN
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45*Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Read By: Pauline Busrneil

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people. Including The Week So Far by Russell Davies
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only
Indoor Gardening: page 9 and see page 4

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102: 0 splendour of God's glory bright (BBC HB 409): Psalm 147, vv 1-12: John 10. vv 22-39; Love of the Father, love of God the Son (BBC 522)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (13) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

long ware only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: In Old Age

A You and Yours Special Managing on a pension is a problem at the best of times, and the older you are the worse it gets. All sorts of services for the elderly, from old people's homes to meals on wheels may-and probably will - suffer from cuts in public spending. Can voluntary services or community care bridge the gaps?
Nancy Wise discusses the problems with David Hob man Director of Age Concern; Michael Power. Senior Research Fellow in Social Administration, Bristol University; and Heather MacKenzie. Director of the National Council for the Single Woman and her Dependants, and looks for solutions.
HELP! page 15


Unknown: David Hob
Unknown: Michael Power.
Unknown: Heather MacKenzie.
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Double Act

A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight Getting Ahead by ELIZABETH KAY
and An established theatre critic over-identifies with his job to the point of making his wife's life a misery - he criticises everything she does, her clothes, her appearance.
Then a new hairdresser comes up with the perfect answer....
Directed by CHERRY cookson The Place by GERALDINE O'DONNELL with A young boy has agreed to play Blindman's Buff with two older children. They don't need to blindfold him - simply take away his specs; without them he can see nothing; he must rely on his other senses: touch, sound and smell. He is defenceless ...and children can be so cruel.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Elizabeth Kay
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: Geraldine O'Donnell
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
the Critic: Hugh Dickson
his Wife: Thelma Whiteley
Young Boy: Jeremy Booker
Older Boy: Paul Ellison
the Eldest Boy: Howard Taylor

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long trare only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Detta O'Cathain - business executive and member of the Minister of Agricultural Think-Tank. Savingin the High Street (2): The Building Society People of the Hills: Northern Thailand's colourful hill tribes are being eased into the 20th century. ANNE CATCHPOLE meets some of the helpers and those who have made the transition.
Stepsons (8) long wave only


Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: David's Got a Tricycle by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: John Farrington

: Afternoon Theatre: A Very Private Poem

by David Sheasby

A good teacher searches for talent, even in the most unlikely places. Mark Newbould is running an English class in a girl's borstal...
BBC Manchester
(Paul Webster is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: David Sheasby
Director: Tony Cliff
Maureen: Gwen Taylor
Susan: Sylvia Brayshay
Mr Newbould: Sean Barrett
Henderson: Paul Webster

: Choral Evensong

from Salisbury Cathedral Responses (Bernard Rose ) Psalms: 126-131 (Cutler, Goss, Walmisley, Purcell, Rogers)
Canticles (Blair in B minor)
Readings: Genesis 24, vv 29-67; Galatians 2, vv 11-21
Anthem: 0 Lord, look down from Heaven (Battishill)
Choir directed by COLIN WALSH
Organ scholar ADRIAN LUCAS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bernard Rose
Directed By: Colin Walsh
Unknown: Adrian Lucas

: Short Story

The Plastic Jungle by JOYCE HARRINGTON
Read by Miriam Margolyes Producer FRANCES DONNELLY


Unknown: Joyce Harrington
Read By: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz 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


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

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice
Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Lawrence and Frieda

by JEHANE MARKHAM with and You just walked into my house with your quick straight legs. Ernest was late for lunch, we talked in the drawing-room while the children played in the garden. You told me that you were through with women for good, that you wanted nothing more to do with them. I laughed, yet I knew I had never met anyone like you before ... '
A portrait told in words of the intense relation ship of D. H. Lawrence and Frieda, originally a von Richthoven - a relationship which was central to Lawrence's dynamic outlook on life and literature.
The programme marks the 50th anniversary of his death with the voices of: MARTIN HANDLEY
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(D. H. Lawrence - 50 Years Later: tomorrow
9.25 pm Radio 3)


Unknown: Jehane Markham
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Martin Handley
Unknown: Elizabeth Havelocs
Unknown: Rex Holdsworth
Unknown: Joyce Latham
Unknown: Sarah Sherborne
Directed By: Brian Miller
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence: Jonathan Pryce
Frieda: Elizabeth Bell

: Analysis

The South Africans
(Details: Thurs 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Michael Oliver


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Wayne Drew

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Rory MacPherson reporting


Unknown: Rory MacPherson

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra: 3: The Pit and the Pendulum

A nine-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.

Tonight's programme looks at the changing role of the orchestra in opera and finds that the drama is seldom confined to the stage.

(gramophone records)


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aran Islands (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave 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.

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