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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45 Prayer for the Day With JEAN RICHARDSON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.36 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Jean Richardson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Water Sports
Dinghy, yacht, canoe or power boat - whichever way you take to the water, John Driscoll , National Sailing Coach with the Royal Yachting Association, and Oliver Cock , until recently Director of Coaching and now National Access Officer of the British Canoe Union, help you to steer a steady course. Navigating
Judith Chalmers
Produced by the Woman s Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: John Driscoll
Unknown: Oliver Cock
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: 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.
Producer DAVID PATERSON long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; Jesu, grant me this, I pray <BBC HB 517); Canticle 5; Hebrews 7, v 19 to 8, v 1 (RSV); Soldiers of the cross, arise.' (BBC HB 367)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth (11): long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

tions that existed over 100 years ago....
Directed by PETER KING long wave only


Unknown: Alan Lake
Unknown: Irene Richard
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Directed By: Peter King
Mike Roberts: Graham Faulkner
Frank/Car Driver: Bernard Gallagher
Stan: Barry Lowe
John: Eric Mason
Ann: Irene Richard
Thomas Grey/Inspector: Alan Lake
Cooper: Peter Baldwin

: Wildlife

I have long wondered on this question. 1 have not put my name for obvious reasons. If you broadcast this please quote Pinner only.'
An embarrassing question for this week's team of naturalists, PAT MORRIS PETER CRANSTON and ROGER LOVEGROVE.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Pat Morris
Unknown: Peter Cranston
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove.
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Romsey in the valley of the River Test.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Checking Out the Future: WENDY JONES looks at high technology down at the supermarket-
Reading Your Letters.
Looking Forward To Retirement!: Group 74 started planning ... 20 years in advance.
So You Think You're Pregnant?: MAUREEN GALVIN finds out how to be sure. On Foot in Africa: HILDA BERNSTEIN on safari. An Unlessoned Girl by MARGARET MADDOCKS Read by Clare Horne
Last of seven instalments. (Music: Grainger's s Youthful Suite): long wave only


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Unknown: Hilda Bernstein
Unknown: Margaret Maddocks
Read By: Clare Horne

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Mack 's Knots by MARGARET JOY


Unknown: Mr MacK

: The Inheritance

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

The Final Solution by CAREY BLYTON
Read by Fraser Kerr
He had been walking deeper and deeper into the forest for over an hour. The deer trail he had been following had finally petered out. He suddenly found himself in a small clearing, across it lay the massive trunk of a fallen tree. It seemed as good a place as any for what he had to do.


Unknown: Carey Blyton
Read By: Fraser Kerr

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Wrinkles

starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey
Are cats colour-fast? How do you prepare fruit salad without any fruit? Should a talking dog be forced to give back his OBE?
Wrinkles provides the answers to questions you never asked. with Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig
Winston: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Pettigrew: David Ross
Arnold: Gordon Salkilld

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: On the Square

Well over half-a-million men in Britain are Free-masons, meeting in 'lodges' in almost every town in the country, and subscribing to vows of total secrecy about the rituals and ceremonials that are the movement's most distinctive feature. Largely because of this secrecy, all kinds of extravagant accusations are made about the Masons - that they dominate the nation's business life, or that they conspire together to manipulate local politics or commerce.
Robert Foxcroft looks at the masonic movement in Britain today, and in particular examines the widely held myths about its activities. Is it a religion, as some think, or a secret society, or merely a rather well-heeled social club? What is the attraction that keeps so many men 'on the square'?


Presenter: Robert Foxcroft
Producer: David Winter

: In Touch

Notches on My Long Cane DAVID SCOTT BLACKRALL remembers the day he realised that he was ' not blind in his hands and HANNAH WRIGHT gives advice on the merits of microwave ovens and slow cookers for people with little or no sight.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
If you want to check information given on In Touch or comment on issues raised during the programme, you can tele-phone [number removed]after the broadcast from 8.30 pm to S.30 pm
Handbook (same title), £1.50, available by post from [address removed]
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]. Send four large sacs for a year's supply.


Unknown: Scott Blackrall
Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presented By: Peter White

: 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


Talks: Geoffrey Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver
Producer ROB WHITE
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rob White

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (7) 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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