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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.8. 80 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]Is There a Scientist In the House?
A fair amount of scientific knowledge is needed to run a household cleanly, cheaply and safely. Do you know when a 13-amp plug is overloaded? Which solvents best clean what, where and how? How a fridge works? If your air needs humidifying? Don't phone us if you know all about the chemicals, electricity, gas and gadgets in your home - but do ring us with any nagging doubts or queries about anything vaguely scientific around your house. with Teresa McGonagle in the Chair with Dr Magnus Pyke and Annette Lawrance. home economist
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Annette Lawrance.

: News

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gp's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; New every morning is the love (BBC HB 408); Psalm 8; Hebrews 2, vv 5-18 (rsv); Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmoulh (6)

: News

: Thirty-MinuteTheatre

Dear Edith
A play for radio by JESSIE KESSON with Gudrun Ure as Miss Cresswell Eileen McCallum as the Warden Jan Wilson as Assistant Warden Lennox Milne as Miss Miller-Browne and Anne Scott-Jones as First Old Lady
.... I used to like this small bed-sitting room. My books, my Oesk, my photographs. All my belongings ... But now, Edith.... now the walls of my room seem to imprison me. I feel like assaulting them with cries and sounds. Breaking through them. And tearing them down. Emptiness has taken hold of me. Like a terror. And hurry seizes me. Like a panic....' Directed by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Miss Cresswell Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Warden Jan Wilson
Unknown: Warden Lennox Milne
Unknown: Anne Scott-Jones
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland

: Wildlife

' My brother found a snail which had hairs sticking up all over it. Surely snails aren't normally hairy?
The team answers your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Addington in Surrey
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One:News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines 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
I'll Never Go Back....: Tina has been a drug addict for 13 years. She and her mother talk to KATRY EDWARDS.
Talking Point: Drugs Reading Your Letters
Hydr odaktulopsychicharmonicas: BOB PRIZEMAN looks into see-through music-making.
An Unlessoned Girl (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Katry Edwards.
Unknown: Bob Prizeman

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm is Taken for a Ride by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD


Unknown: Eugenie Summerfield

: The Inheritance

by JOAN O'CONNOR based in three parts on the novel Ursule Mirouet by HONORE DE BALZAC
1: Alarm Among the Heirs

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

Whisper Down a Well by J. J. MALING
Read by Irene Sutcliffe


Unknown: J. J. Maling
Read By: Irene Sutcliffe

: PM

The news magazine with Robert Williams and Gordon Clough
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Wrinkles

starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey
How do you make a tool shed into a meal for five? What do you say to a human cannonball on your first date in midair? How do you apologise to someone you buried by mistake?
Wrinkles supplies the answers to questions you never asked.
DAVID ROSS as Mr Pettigrew
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: David Ross
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Bee Magic

' The lesson of ethology has been that many of the mystical, magical things animals do are, in fact, very simple.'
Dr Jim Gould of Prince-ton University has been investigating some of the ' mystical, magical' acts performed by bees. In conversation with Geoff Watts , he talks about the mechanisms that underlie bees' seemingly complicated behaviour and their implications for other animals, including Man.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Dr Jim Gould
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
Presenter Peter White
In this week's edition, JANE FINNIS has some advice on weeding for blind gardeners; and DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL reviews poetry anthologies on tape.
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]. Send four large saes for a year's supply.


Presenter: Peter White
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: David Scott Blackhall

: Choirs of Wales

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 9.45 am)


Talks: Geoffrey Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Richard Cork


Presented By: Richard Cork
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (2) 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
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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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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