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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
6.45. Prayer for the Day With CANON PETER COLEMAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon Peter Coleman
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Double Bill

Read by Alec McCowen
3: A Serious Thing Called Comedy


Read By: Alec McCowen

: News

: Mid-Week with Sylvia Syms

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people. Including The Week so Far by Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardbouse

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; The day of Resurrection (BBC HB 112); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; St John 20, vv 19-29 (AV); The strife is o'er, the battle done (BBC HB 114)


Unknown: St John

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth (2)

: News

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Lorraine Chase endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Robert Hardy , the actor Reading Your Letters.
Flashlight Fantasy: RON ALLDRIDGE joins a studio session of fashion photography.
Tricks of the Trade - 3
TONY WILKINS on stripping furniture and sanding floors.
Hands to Dance and Skylark
7: Joney and the Whale


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Tony Wilkins

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Eyes for Tim by GILLIAN LISTER


Unknown: Gillian Lister

: Afternoon Theatre

Jonathan's Dig by HADRIAN ROGERS
Now that Jonathan has retired, he is determined to interest himself in all sorts of things. In his eclectic state of mind, vegetable gardening leads quite naturally to archaeology. Unfortunately a full-scale dig in a suburban back garden can cause quite considerable problems, particularly with the neighbours.
Directed by ROGER PINE. BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Roger Pine.
Jonathan: Geoffrey Matthews
Mildred: Elizabeth Morgan
Trickett: John Baddeley
BriggS: Haydn Jones
Walters: Terry Molloy
Policeman: Ralph Lawton

: Choral Evensong

from St Paul's Cathedral, London Responses (William Byrd)
Psalms: 47, 48, 49 (Huntley Goss, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 6, vv 1-8
Canticles (Stanford in B flat) Second Lesson: St John 20, vv 11-21
Anthem: In exitu Israel (Samuel Wesley )
Master of the choir BARRY ROSE Organist


Unknown: Samuel Wesley
Organist: Christopher Deafsley

: Short Story

It's Called Life by MEG SEATON Read by Ysanne Churchman
' You'll miss London. You always were a town sparrow.'
Emily bent low over the tea chest as she arranged a few ornaments and pictures. London could shrink into the palm of her hand, she could squeeze it and throw it away and never care.
All she would miss was Ken, his clumsy hands, his silly amiable face, his laugh.


Unknown: Meg Seaton
Read By: Ysanne Churchman

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: 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
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Written by JAMES ROBSON Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
JohnTregorran: Roger Hume
MrsPerkins: Pauline Seville
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Enoch Broddy: John Baddelet
Bri: Kenneth Shanley

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

Being the ponderous pedallings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterranean and what befell him in the land of the French.
Part the second (of 6): Family Entertainment
How our Hero Fared at the French Table, Overcoming a Chicken but Quailing before a Cow; His Discovery of a Lady with no Clothes on in his Bedroom: His Penetration of a Kitchen; and how, in Foreign Parts, he Came Upon Great Yarmouth.


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Icarus

The story of Ruth Draper and an anti-Fascist gesture
It is an improbable chain which could connect Ruth Draper , the American solo actress and creator of characters, with Mussolini. The link was Lauro de Bosis, a young Italian poet and royalist anti-Fascist and Ruth Draper 's lover, who in 1931 undertook a courageous act of defiance against Mussolini by flying over Rome to drop leaflets.
Hallam Tennyson narrates the events which led him to make this gesture, and its consequences. Other parts played by PEGGY PAIGE , EVE KARPF LOLLY COCKERELL ROGER HAMMOND
Directed by RICHARD KEEN


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Ruth Draper
Unknown: Ruth Draper
Unknown: Ruth Draper
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Played By: Peggy Paige
Unknown: Karpf Lolly Cockerell
Unknown: Roger Hammond
Unknown: Adrian Egan
Unknown: John Church
Directed By: Richard Keen
Ruth Draper: Eleanor Bron
Lauro de Bosis: Robert Rietty

: File on 4

investigates and analyses current events and issues at home and abroad, with reports from STEVE BRADSHAW , DAVID HENSHAW and ERIC ROBSON. Presenter
Peter Oppenheimer
Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5am)


Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Chris Powling
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Chris Powling
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra

Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.
9: Davids and Goliaths, or Where do we go from here?
In the last programme of the series 20th-century puritans take aim at the gargantuan excesses of Romanticism and dare to suggest that ' less is more '. Combatants include Strauss, Mahler, Webern and Stravinsky. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records


Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (13): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

A sequence of music for late-night listening 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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