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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0, 8.0, Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Mid-Week with Elaine Stritch

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

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC HB 20); Canticle 6, pt 2; John 15. vv 16-27 (av); Immortal, invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10)

: Story Time

Once Upon an Ice Age
3: Representational Art etc long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Baker'sDozen

with Richard Baker
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Double Act

Plays from the series Just Before Midnight Top Tomato by GILL LINSCOTT with Rod Beacham as Race Haydn Jones as Bengow Brian Haines as Joe
A wily businessman has bought up a family firm of seed merchants... Everyone involved presumes he will continue trading but perhaps they are being a little naive ...
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Only the Lonely by WALLY K. DALY with Manning Wilson and Gladys Spencer
Two lonely old people prepare for what appears to be a very important encounter.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Gill Linscott
Unknown: Rod Beacham
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Bengow Brian Haines
Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Directed By: Martin Jenkins

: The World at One: News

Presented by Julian O'Halloran

Contributors

Presented By: Julian O'Halloran

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Mills Guest of the Week: Dirk Bogarde
Reading Your Letters.
Children at Risk: BERNARD JACKSON reports on the dangers of playground equipment.
Don't Forget Your Spanner: advice, according to MARJORIE JONES , which no holidaymaker should ignore.
Sense and Sensibility (8) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Marjorie Jones

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Giant Brothers and the Army by VAL ANNAN

Contributors

Unknown: Val Annan

: Afternoon Theatre

Golden Wedding by JOHN PARKER
Jill has decided to bring her parents down to stay to celebrate their golden anniversary; the only problem is that they were divorced 25 years ago and haven't been on speaking terms since ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: John Parker
Directed By: Brian Miller
Ian: Christopher Hancock
Jill: Ingrid Hafner
Stanley: Frank Middlemass
Heather: Clare Travers-Deacon
Jonathan: Crispian Balmer
Cynthia: Peggy Lodger
Moira: June Marlow

: Choral Evensong

from Wells Cathedral
Introit: Oculi omnium (Watson)
Responses (Leighton)
Psalms 98-101 (Bailey, Walmisley, Barnby, Parratt)
Canticles (Andrews in G) Office Hymn: Now is the healing time decreed (EH 67)
Readings: Hosea 11; Matthew 2, vv 13-23
Anthem: A Litany (Walton) Organist and Master of the Choristers
ANTHONY CROSSLAND
Assistant organist DAVID COOPER. Organ student
DAVID DUNNETT. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Organist: David Cooper.
Unknown: David Dunnett.

: Short Story

While He's Away by DOUGLAS EVES
Read by. Gavin Campbell

Contributors

Read By: Gavin Campbell

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: My Music

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
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)

Contributors

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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Peggy Archer. JUNE SPENCER
Neil Carter. BRIAN HEWLETT Mike Tucker. TERRY MOLLOY Betty Tucker. PAMELA CRAIG Col Danby. NORMAN SHELLEY Eva Lenz. ......HEDLI NIKLAUS Jim Coverdaie. LEON TANNER Caroline Bone. SARA COWARD BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Written By: Peggy Archer.
Unknown: Neil Carter.
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Unknown: Mike Tucker.
Unknown: Molloy Betty Tucker.
Unknown: Pamela Craig
Unknown: Col Danby.
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Eva Lenz.
Unknown: Hedli Niklaus
Unknown: Jim Coverdaie.
Unknown: Leon Tanner
Unknown: Caroline Bone.
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Callimori
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)

Contributors

Presented By: Roger Cook

: Robert Atkins, CBE

1886-1972
An impression of a unique actor-manager and director, whose earthy ' Elizabethan ' humour is preserved in a wealth of ' Robert Atkins stories '.
Colleagues and friends talk about his personality, his ideas, and his contribution to the staging and understanding of Shakespeare, particularly during his 27 years at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.
Extracts from Robert Atkins's Notes for an Autobiography read by Robert Eddison Taking part:
LESLIE CROWTHER
LESLIE FRENCH, HUBERT GREGG JOHN LAURIE , MOIRA LISTER DAME ANNA NEAGLE
ERIC PORTER , MARGARETTA SCOTT , ARTHUR COLBY
SPRAGUE, J. C. TREWIN ,
ARTHUR WHITE, DAVID WILLIAM and MARGARET WOLFIT
Devised by J. C. TREWIN and ARTHUR WHITE
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Atkins
Read By: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Dame Anna Neagle
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Margaretta Scott
Unknown: Arthur Colby
Unknown: J. C. Trewin
Unknown: David William
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: J. C. Trewin
Unknown: Arthur White
Producer: John Theocharis

: File on 4

reports on the ' coffin ships '.
Eric Robson investigates the seamier side of international shipping, its victims and the campaign to outlaw rogue operators. Presenter
Peter Oppenheimer
Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays and broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Richard Cork
Producer RICHARD DUNN
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Cork
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra

A nine-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.
6: The Arranger, or The Poacher's Paradise
It may be that it's what you are that counts, but a change of clothing never hurts. Or does it? This week's programme casts an eye on the questionable business of transcription.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Siege of Krishnapur (13): 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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