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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today from Rhodesia

Rhodesia's choice is made in her general election. The black-dominated electorate has said what it wants - but as the verdict sinks in, how are the new rulers going to shape up? What are the hopes for racial, tribal and political tolerance-and the prospects for industry, agriculture and trade? How will the new government make friends with the rest of Africa. black and white, and with the world beyond? John Timpson looks at these and other aspects of the election aftermath, in another broadcast direct from Salisbury.
In London: Brian Redhead including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV MICHAEL SMITH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.34, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Antiques and Collecting
Even if the rocketing value of gold hasn't left you holding an heirloom, there can be fun in collecting, whether it's china dogs. or Chippendale chairs. And who knows, Aunt Alice 's obnoxious ornament might be worth a fortune...
David Battie , Director of Sotheby's, Belgravia, and John Bly , FRSA, and Freeman of the Goldsmiths Company, will help to identify your porcelain, your furniture, and your silver - and can also tell you how to care for them, if you ask. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Aunt Alice
Unknown: David Battie
Unknown: John Bly

: News

long wave only

: In Britain Now

The BBC's home correspondents and reporters talk about the stories and the people behind the news.
Producer ELIZABETH SHEEHY long wave only


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484); Psalm 34, vv 11-22; John 11, vv 45-54 (av); For those we love within the veil (BBC HB 243)

: Story Time

Wings Over Wales (2) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Practical People by MONTY HALTRECHT
as to
Am I ever going to meS Mummy and Daddy?
I feel I know them. I can picture them: Daddy with his hunting-crop for horse-whipping unsuitable suitors; Mummy in her hats I'm making it my mission in life to see you don't turn into Mummy.'
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS long wave only


Directed By: Matthew Walters
Margot: Margaret Courtenay
Graham: John Flanagan
Sylvia: Rowena Roberts
Arthur: Rod Beacham
Hilda: Peggy Paige

: Local Edition

Diane Harron presents a selection from some of the BBC's local and regional broadcasts.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Diane Harron
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Wells in Somerset
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: 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

Introduced by Sue Macgregor from The Daily Mail ' Ideal Home Exhibition
On hand to guide and advise are Esther Rantzen , queen of consumerism; Zena Skinner , cookery writer; and Tony Wilkins of Do It Yourself magazine. Housing will be a Talking Point and if you can't afford to buy your dream house, why not build your own?
Daughters of the Vicar by d. H . LAWRENCE , abridged in four parts by BA MASON Read bytilenda Jackson (1) Mary and Louisa Lindley were daughters of the Vicar of Aldecross, a disappointed and embittered man. His wife, equally embittered, had retreated into invalidism. Miss Mary, the eldest child, was a long slim thing with a proud, pure look. Miss Louisa, the second, was short and plump and obstinate-looking.
(Music: Gardner's Theme and Variations)
(Women in Love: 3.15 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: D. H Lawrence
Unknown: Louisa Lindley

: News

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Mr Red
Unknown: Kathleen Pateman

: Women in Love

by D. H. LAWRENCE freely adapted in six episodes by ROY SPENCER starring Sarah Badel Clive Francis
Peter McEnery and Penelope Wilton with Eleanor Bron and Norman Bird
D. H. Lawrence , who died 50 years ago this week, considered Women in Love to be his best novel. The action is set shortly before the 1914-18 War. 1: Sisters
Theme music composed by TONY HYMAS
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Peter McEnery is a member of the y
Royal Shakespeare. Company)


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Composed By: Tony Hymas
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Peter McEnery
theD H LawrenceNarrator: Roy Spencer
Ursula Brangwen: Sarah Badel
Gudrun, her sister: Penelope Wilton
Mrs Brangwen: Joan Anstey
Will Brangwen: Norman Bird
Diana Crich: Christine Welch
Rupert Birkin: Peter McEnery
Lieut William Lupton: Peter Bell
Mr Crich: Graham Roberts
Mrs Crich: Valerie Skardon
Gerald, their son: Clive Francis
Winifred, his youngestsister: Kate Lee
Hermione Roddice: Eleanor Bron
Mr Wright, a local chauffeur: Richard Williams
Children from the localschool: Jason Frost
Children from the localschoo: Paul Biggins
Church organist: Simon McGregor

: Bookshelf

: Announcements

: Short Story

Read by David Ashford


Unknown: Peter Peterson
Read By: David Ashford

: PM

with 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

: Just a Minute

Chairman ,
Nicholas Parsons Panel:
Kenneth Williams dement Freud Derek Nimmo and Bob Monkhouse


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s. A series of ten programmes 7: The New Rich
In the autumn of 1973 the Shah of Iran saw his country's oil revenue quadruple. He determined to use the money to make Iran the dominant military and economic power in the Near East. But his plans for the construction of what was called the Great Civilisation took no account of popular resentment at the disruption of traditional social and religious values.
With the help of eyewitnesses and participants in the events described, David Lay traces the course of the Iranian Revolution, and the consequences it might have for other countries in the Persian Gulf.


Unknown: David Lay
Unknown: Persian Gulf.
Producer: Andrew Joynes

: In Touch

Looking at the Small Print
Dr Michael Wolffe describes some of the aids which might help people with poor sight, who can only manage to read the headlines, to read the rest of the newspaper as well.
Presented by Jane Finnis Producer THENA BESHEL
HELP! page 16
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from[address removed] Send four large saes for a year's supply.


Unknown: Dr Michael Wolffe
Presented By: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Beshel

: Choirs of Wales

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer Richard DUN.


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Richard Dun.

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Rory MacPherson reports


Unknown: Rory MacPherson

: The Hornblower Story

by c. s. FORESTER, adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony Kate Binchy
James Maxwell and Robert Lindsay
Book 4: Lord Hornblower 1: The Mutiny
Other parts played by ROBERT WARNER and MICHAEL MORRISEY
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Played By: Robert Warner
Played By: Michael Morrisey
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
Lord St Vincent: James Maxwell
Lady Barbara: Kate Binchy
The Dean of Westminster: George Hagan
Lieutenant Freeman: Malcolm Tierney
Brown, Hornblower's servant: Robert Lindsay
Nathaniel Sweet, leader of Ftame's mutineers: Brian Southwood

: A Book at Bedtime

The Siege of Krisbnapurt2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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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