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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Libby Purves and Paul Burden including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Libby Purves
Presented By: Paul Burden
Unknown: Michael Smith
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: News

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: Parent Power

In the seventh of eight programmes Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news and opinion about educational issues, respond to points raised in listeners' letters and explore ways of getting the best out of the educational system.
This week in particular they look at university entrance procedures and how young people can discover the right degree course for their needs.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON long wave only
Correspondence address: Parent Power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Barry Turner
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Daily Service

NEM ' p 5; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC RB 14); Psalm 96; John 12, vv 12-19 (AV); Love of love, and light of light (BBC HB 521)

: Story Time

Wings Over Wales (4) long wave only

: News

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: Analysis

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: Through My Window

Historian and poet Dr A. L. Rowse voices his thoughts as he considers the view from his window overlooking the south Cornish coast. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Dr A. L. Rowse

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Detective: 10: The Legacy

Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes
Written by Robert Barr
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Det-Sgt Brook: Ray Brooks
Det-Con Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach: David Daker
Det-Constable Harrison: Peter Cleall
Mrs Kendall: Jessie Evans
Billie Sellars: Roy Holder
Susan Graham: Victoria Plucknett
Tommy: Johnny Wade

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Other Men's Weeds: DAVID BENEDICTUS in a new series on low-cost collecting: (1) Earthenware.
On tile Opium Trail: ANNE CATCHPOLE visits a Meo village in the heart of Asia's ' Golden Triangle ', where Thailand's tribes-people are being helped to grow alternative crops. Reading Your Letters.
Daughters of the Vicar (3) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Benedictus
Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm and the Straggly Dog by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD

: Afternoon Theatre

My love, my little love, is gone.
She lieth cold
Under the great stone.
Nothing left but ivory bone
And I am old
And must wait here alone
For my little love ..
ANTONY MIALL (recorder) Song composed by NICHOLAS AUSTIN
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Author/Playwright: Charlotte Hastings
Recorder : Antony Miall
Composed By: Nicholas Austin
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Alicia: Jane Knowles
Julian: Sean Barrett
Hal: Graham Faulkner
Mr Pumphrey: John Ruddock
Canon Climpson: Lockwood West
Auctioneer: Gordon Dulleu

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story: Finders Keepers

by John Benson
Read by Ed Bishop
Privacy is a rare commodity in the life of a bum; they are frequently lonely but never alone.
BBC Birmingham


Author: John Benson
Read by: Ed Bishop
Producer: Jane Marshall

: 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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by SUSAN HILL Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Susan Hill
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Callimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner

: Stervo Time for Verse

Whose dog are yout
Desmond Hawkins considers the subject of dogs in poetry, from Pope to Pound. 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

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Berlioz Les nuits d'été


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Soprano: Heather Harper

: Geoffrey Moorhouse Revisits....

East Anglia, in the second of three programmes. In 1964, in his book Britain in the 60s - The Other England, Geoffrey Moor house saw the eastern counties as ' two million pounds' worth of caravans and more game birds than people Recently he returned for a second look.


Unknown: Geoffrey Moor
Producer: Peter Estall

: BBC Northern SO

Part 2 Beethoven
Symphony No 3, in E flat (Eroica). BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer WAYNE DREW


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Wayne Drew

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reports


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

TheSiegeof Krishnapur (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: 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.

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