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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead direct from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton
In London, John Timpson
6.45' Prayer for the Day With SISTER MARTINA
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DILLY BARLOW
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Dilly Barlow

: The Call of the Wild

by JACK LONDON (7) abridged in seven parts by NEVILLE TELLER


Read By: Peter Marinker
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Life Under Water
If you went on holiday by the sea this summer, you may have been mesmerised by the plant, fish and animal life. How do limpets stick? Do fish sleep?
Dr Anne Powell , Fishery Biologist; and Dr Paul Cragg , Marine Biologist, join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am See also 7.20 pm


Unknown: Dr Anne Powell
Unknown: Dr Paul Cragg
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; From all that dwell below the skies (BBC HB 5); Psalm 47; Mark 7. V31 T08, V10 (RSV); All my hope (BBC HB 299)

: Story Time

Missee Lee by ARTHUR RANSOME abridged in 13 parts and read by GABRIEL WOOLF (13) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Going to the Dogs

by Paul Allen
Flange is the man with the master plan but it all depends on his greyhound Flange Delight and you can never be absolutely certain with dogs, particularly on the unofficial 'flapping tracks' of the greyhound racing world.
BBC Manchester


Directed by: David Sheasby
Janice: Stephanie Turner
Flange: Ray Ashcroft
Terry: Paul Copley

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sot 2.5 pm)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Norfolk
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Up to Their Necks in Trouble: RON ALLDRIDRE talks to a family whose two children spent months encased in plaster. Talking Point.
Personal View: BARBARA BUCHANAN with some thoughts for today.
It's Better at Home: SUSAN MARLING hears about Intermediate Treatment,, which deals with young offenders in the Community. The Day of the TriffidS (4)


Talks: Ron Alldridre
Unknown: Barbara Buchanan
Unknown: Susan Marling

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Berry 's Kitchen by BARBARA MITCHEL-HILL


Unknown: Mrs Berry
Unknown: Barbara Mitchel-Hill

: The Golden Bowl

by HENRY JAMES , dramatised for radio in six parts by WILLIAM ASH. Episode 2 with Maureen O'Brien as Maggie Verver Zoe Wanamaker as Charlotte Stant James Laurenson as the Prince Paul Maxwell as Adam Verver Gwen Watford as Mrs Assingham and David March as Henry James
Adam Verver and his daughter Maggie have always had a close, intimate relationship. After Maggie's marriage to Prince Amerigo,
Adam Verver , rich and single, finds himself an unprotected prey to ladies eager to marry him.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (Zoe Wanamaker is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Maggie Verver
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: James Laurenson
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Adam Verver
Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Mrs Assingham
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Adam Verver
Unknown: Adam Verver
Directed By: David Spenser
Directed By: Zoe Wanamaker
Italian Ambassador: John Church
Mrs Hance: Jenny Lee

: Dying for a Drink

Each year the number of people suffering from alcohol-related problems continues to grow. And the increase seems to be greatest among the young. Can anything be done? One view is that education of young people and their parents will be more effective than increasing legislation. The hope is that this will encourage a responsible attitude and curb the horrifying toll of people.... Dying for a Drink.


Producer: Christopher Stone

: Announcements

: Short Story

The Train to the Sea by HUGH WALPOLE
Read by Garard Green


Read By: Garard Green

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Life and Death of the Silly Ass

An (almost) defunct English institution examined by Jonathan Cecil and Richard Usborne
Introduced and produced by Michell Raper


Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Produced By: Michell Raper

: News

: The Archers

: Symphony of the Oceans

An encounter with bearded seals spiralling up and down like skyrockets, the musical scales of a sea catfish, the sizzling of a shoal of snapping shrimps, the insistent grunts of a courting haddock, the wild trumpetings and whistles of the beluga, the frantic clicks and shrieks of a family pod of killer whales, and the haunting, almost melancholy calls of the humpback whale.
Anthony Smith takes you on a sound journey beneath the sea.
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Michael Bright

: On the Train to New Zealand

The last talk in which Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels last winter overland to the East. 10: Never Mind
' Asians are so optimistic. "You are the future I say across the dining car table. And back comes the reply: "It is inevitable. We have the population ".' Series producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Odyssey

They Fairly Mak Ye Work The City of Dundee was dominated by one industry-jute, and that industry was dominated by women. The mill lassies were the family wage earners, while the men were known as ' the kettle boilers Dundee spinners and weavers describe the struggle to survive extreme poverty in the turbulent first three decades of this century. with songs of MARY BROOKSBAND
Producer BILLY KAY BBC Scotland


Music: Anna MacDonald
Unknown: Jim Reid

: CanWeMakeJobs?

Six programmes
5: ' Umbrella' Companies Presenter COLIN BELL


Presenter: Colin Bell

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer CLARE SELERIE
Sheridan's Films: page 18


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Speaking for Ourselves

2: Hare Krishna
Jill Cochrane gives members of the Movement for Krishna Consciousness - ' Hare Krishna ' - the chance to ' speak for themselves '.


Unknown: Hare Krishna
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Hare Krishna
Unknown: Richard Pearson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Goshawk (7)

: JohnOgdon

'piano) plays music by Beethoven, Cyril Scott , Ibert, Schumann, Granados and Liszt: records long wave only


Unknown: Cyril Scott

: 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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