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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6 45* Prayer for the Day With SISTER MARTINA
7.0. 8.0 Today's News with BRIAN PERKINS
7.30 8 38 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Young Gemini

Alec McCowen. the actor, reads the first of three extracts from his autobiographical account of his early life.
1: Alive and Living in Tunbridge Wells Producer JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Alec McCowen.
Producer: John Tydeman

: News

: Mid-Week with Ned Sherrin

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.


Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' Question Time
KEN FORD recalls some of the places visited, and some of the questions asked during the past year. with FRED LOADS


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Daily Service

NEM. p 13: My spirit longs for thee (BBC HB 331); Psalm 66. vv 111; Mark 8 vv 11-21 (Bsv); Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 328)

: Story Time

I am David by ANNE HOLM translated from the Danish by L. w. KINGSLAND and abridged in eight parts by DAVID SELF
1 Out of the Camp
The only life he has known has been in a concentration camp. Now David at 12 years old, is on the run in a hostile world, among strangers he dare not trust.
Reader Penelope Lee


Unknown: Anne Holm
Reader: Penelope Lee
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Robin Ray

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The 27-Year Itch

Marital black comedies starring Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden
3 The Swagman Cometh with Steven Pacey , Tammy Ustinov. George A. Cooper Written by BARRY PILTON
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Tammy Ustinov.
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Parly

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Lois Dyer. adviser in physiotherapy to the DHSS.
All About ... (4) Pasta: MAUREEN GALVIN talks to NICK WAINFORD of the Pasta Information Centre.
Reading Yotir Letters.
Creative Circle: reports on arts and crafts countrywide.
The Day of the Triffids (5)


Unknown: Lois Dyer.
Talks: Maureen Galvin
Unknown: Nick Wainford

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Letter by ARNOLD LOBEL
Read by Marion Conroy


Unknown: Arnold Lobel
Read By: Marion Conroy

: Afternoon Theatre

Just Come to Say Goodbye. Sir by SIMON BROAD and PAUL MARSHALL with Richard Vernon as The Headmaster and Ballard Berkeley as Bevis Hodge (1928-33)
The last day of the summer term. Can the First Eleven avoid yet another crushing defeat? How will old boy Bevis Hodge (1928-33) react to discovering girls in the Sixth Form? Will the Headmaster find enough sherry for the school leavers? Have the Public Schools a future in a modern democratic society?


Unknown: Simon Broad
Unknown: Paul Marshall
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: Bevis Hodge
Unknown: Bevis Hodge
Unknown: Rowena Roberts
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Pringle: Andrew Branch
Dorothy: Lolly Cockerell
Mr Greene/Taxi driver: John Church
Mr Clinton: Haydn Wood
Fairthorpe: Nigel Greaves
Stillman: Neil Nisbet
Mellow: Christopher Scott

: Choral Evensong

from St Bride's Church, Fleet Street
Introit: 0 taste and see (Vaughan Williams)
Responses (Aylewardl
Psalm 18 (Stanford. Langston. Marchant. Langston) First Lesson: Zechariah 1, v 18 to 2. v 13
Canticles (Stanford in 3 flat)
Second Lesson: John 4, vv 1-26
Anthem: Like as the hart desireth the water brooks (Howells)
Director of music ROBERT LANGSTON. Organ scholar TIMOTHY COLLINS


Music: Robert Langston.
Unknown: Timothy Collins

: Short Story

The Gas-jar by JILL HAWES Read by Anne Clements
The gas-jar is an object of shame; it accuses me still, and tells me as painfully as it did in the first place that I am a coward. Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Jill Hawes
Read By: Anne Clements
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of residents: Terry Wogan and Ann Men
Guests John Timpson and Eleanor Summerfleld Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Person to Person: [number removed]

Richard Whitmore chairs the phone-in discussion and invites you to exchange views with guests who directly influence your lives and attitudes. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
Lines open from 6.30 pm


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Producer: Jane Marshall

: File on 4

The world's biggest urban transport system is facing its biggest crisis. London Transport is losing millions of pounds and thousands of passengers each year. The capital's roads are increasingly clogged with traffic and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has warned that London could ' grind to a halt ' in the 80s. Meanwhile, politicians and planners bandy conflicting solutions, and the new head of London Transport. Sir Peter Mase field, has talked of ' harsh decisions ' ahead.
David Henshaw reports. Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Sir Peter Mase
Unknown: David Henshaw
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

at the Edinburgh
International Festival
Michael Oliver reports on the last week of the Festival. including the National Theatre's production of Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman. and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's master-classes for young singers


Unknown: Lillian Hellman.
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Rumpole

and the Show Folk
The seventh in a series of 13 plays by JOHN MORTIMER in which Horace Rumpole. barrister-at-law, goes on tour to defend an actress in the North of England and gets valuable lessons in the Art of Being an Old Bailey Thespian.


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Horace Rumpole.
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Maggie Frere: Margaret Robertson
Mr Croft: Steve Hodson
Kirsten Hope: Diana Bishop
Alan Copeland: Robin Browne
Mr Handyside: Hector Ross
Jarvis Allen: Jonathan Scott
Mr Justice Skelton: Derek Farr
Tommy: Peter Woodthorpe
Dannie Derwent: Alec Bregonzi
Mr Senior: John Church

: A Book at Bedtime

The Goshawk (8)

: Unforgettables

with Edward Cole long wave only


Unknown: Edward Cole

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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