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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 THE REV IAN GATFORD
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week with Sylvia Syms

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


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165); Psalm 150; Hebrews 10. vv 11-27 and v 31 (RSV); Father, most holy, merciful (BBC HB 167)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death (2): long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record; the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breekon


Unknown: Bill Breekon

: Just a Minute

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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimnio
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week: Sir Henry Marking , Chairman of the British Tourist Authority.
Reading Your Letters.
An American Writer-Historian: BARBARA W. TUCH-MAN, the author of A Distant Mirror, who tonight gives the Jefferson Lecture at Guildhall in London.
Entertaining at Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses, 3: Dressing it Up
A Promise Unfulfilled!: ALISON LEIGH talks to perfumer MICHAEL CROFTS. Never Cry Wolf (6) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Henry Marking
Talks: Alison Leigh

: News

: Listen with Mother

The Old Woman Who Bought a Pig
A traditional tale retold by ALISON MCMORLAND


Unknown: Alison McMorland

: Afternoon Theatre

A Gifted Child by PETER TlNNISWOOD
Aged two, Curtis read the papers from cover to cover. Aged three, he took The barometer apart. Aged five, his teacher said he was a genius and he baffled and worried his parents. Aged ten, he changed their lives....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Directed By: Tony Cliff
Curtis: Christopher Martin
Mr Hemingway: Philip Jackson
Mrs Hemingway: Judith Barker
Mrs Cowleyshaw: Marlene Sidaway
Sam: Colin Edwynn
Peggy: Kate Lee
Elisabeth: Sally Gibson
Mother's Mother: Paula Tilbrook
Mrs Mazarene: Rosalind Knight
Inquisitor: Peter Wheeler

: Choral Evensong

from St George 's Church, Hanover Square, London Introit: Let my prayer (John Blow)
Responses (William Smith ) Psalms: 148, 149, 150 (Stanford)
First Lesson: Exodus 33 Canticles: St John 's Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: St Luke 2. vv 41-52
Anthem: Like as the hart (Howells)
Director of Music DENYS BARLOW


Unknown: St George
Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: St John
Organist: Denys Barlow
Organist: Simon Lindley

: Short Story

Read by Kate Binchy


Unknown: Anne Brereton
Read By: Kate Binchy

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
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 Mulr 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 Mulr
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: 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 Fifth (of 6): The French Liver and its Uses How our Hero was Brought to the Water but Ref.ased to Drink; Machies for Manipulating Humans and One for Removing the Skin of a Pig; The Rustling of the Wind in the Forest of Dried Sausages; and a Chance Encounter with a Fisherman.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Person to Person: [number removed]

Derek Robinson chairs the first in a new series of phone-in discussions.
Each week he invites you te exchange views with his guests who directly influence your lives and attitudes.
Lines open from 6.30 pm


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: File on 4

investigates and analyses current events and issues, at home and abroad, with reports from STEVE BRAD-SHAW, DAVID HENSHAW and ERIC ROBSON. Presenter
Peter Oppenheimer
Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursll.Sam)


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

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Wrinkles

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (13) 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 and 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.

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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