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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

f.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes
6.45 Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.08 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day


Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: John Marsh

: Young Gemini

Alec McCowen. the actor, reads the last extract from his autobiographical account of his early life. 3: By Uneasy Stages
(Starting next Monday:
The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells )
3.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Alec McCowen.
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Renata Scotto

Renata Scotto, the soprano chooses her eight records and discusses them with Roy Plomley.


Castaway: Renata Scotto
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Your comments about BBC programmes and policy taken up with producers and management. producer JENNY DE YONG
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Write to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW, or phone (01) [number removed], Fri to Sun
7.0-9.0 pm

: News

: International Assignment

At a time of world recession and widespread economic difficulties, arts festivals are booming; established events con. tinue and new ones are added,
BBC arts reporter, Gerry Forsey , examines the wide range of festivals staged around the world.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN


Reporter: Gerry Forsey
Production By: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Jesu, the very
Thought of thee (BBC m 322); Psalm 15; Mark 8. v 34 to 9, v 1 (Rsv); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)

: Story Time

I am David
3: I Come from a Circus

: News

: Natural Selection

Phil Drabble 's choice today is the Badger.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Millf


Presenter: Jenni Millf

: The Year in Question

li.SSWeather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Kay Alexander from Birmingham
Grapes and Sympathy: visiting people in hospital can be an awkward and distressing experience.
Whatshouldvisitors bear in mind? Are there any golden rules? DAVID LLOYD reports.
I'm Not Asking Five
Pounds, Not Even Four Pounds ...': with their wit and patter, the market pitchers pull the crowds and bring colour to the market-place. But there are fears that the art is disappearing. MARGARET HORSFIELD reports.
Tales from the Day Before Yesterday: HARRY SOAN recalls one of the village characters he knew as a child. BBC Birmingham
The Day of the Triffidl (7)


Introduced By: Kay Alexander
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Arthur Stock ing in Space by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mr Arthur Stock
Written By: Janet Boulding
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Oboe at the Embassy by JAMES FOLLETT
He's home at 5.20 on the dot. A kiss from the wife as he goes indoors. A meal is waiting. Then a spot of weeding in an immaculate garden, then television. A nice cosy. ripple-free routine.
' Tomorrow, someone will declare war on that routine. Her combat-dress will be an indecently split-skirt, a tight sweater, and no bra.'
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Caroline: Jane Knowles
Gillian: Rowena Roberts
Henry: Peter Jeffrey
Alex: Philip Voss
Eugen: Michael Spics

: Faraway Food

Five programmes presented by John Tidmarsh
3: Japanese Cuisine


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Preview

: Short Story

Percy's Big Deal by MAURICE TAGGART
Read by Patrick Brannigan Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Maurice Taggart
Read By: Patrick Brannigan

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Richard Hudson-Evans including Continental Travel Information.


Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Deborah Christi.
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts Producer SIMON ELMES
(Rptd: tomorrow 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

A personal portrait

: He Rade Upon a Razor

John Buchan was very well-known for his public life - best-selling author, Member of Parliament, successful Governor General of Canada - but he was an intensely private man, devoting only a few pages of his autobiography to his family. All his life, however, he harked back to his childhood holidays spent in the Scottish Border country, and always regarded himself as a Borderer, although he never owned a house there.
In this programme Hugh Douglas demonstrates the importance which that part of the country had for John Buchan, and shows that he was not the only talented member of that generation of his family - or, indeed, its only best-selling author.

(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by using stereo headphones)


Presenter: Hugh Douglas
John Buchan: John Shedden
Anna Buchan: Maureen Beattie
Interviewee: Janet Adam Smith
Interviewee: Lord Boothby
Interviewee: The Hon. William Buchan
Interviewee: Beitha Crichton
Interviewee: John Gibb
Interviewee: The Rev. Jim Grieg
Interviewee: Brian Lambie
Interviewee: Robert McFarlane
Interviewee: Charles Oakley
Interviewee: Dr. Eileen Stewart
Interviewee: Lord Tweedsmuir
Interviewee: Helen Watson
Producer: Alec Reid

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
American politics with AUstair Cooke in Four More Years, Sat, BBC2)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Austair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Injury Time

The last show before the inevitable second series of this intermittently amusing programme.
Written and performed by Robert Bathurst. Martin Bergman. Rory McGrath Jimmy Mulville and Emma Thompson


Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Martin Bergman.
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

The Goshawk by T. H. WHITE abridged in ten episodes by JOY OSBORNE. Read by NORMAN RODWAY (10) Producer ANTON GILL
(Norman Rodway an associate member of the bsc) (Mon: the first of five stories by Anita Desai , read by Cheryl Campbell ) long wave only


Unknown: T. H. White
Read By: Norman Rodway
Producer: Anton Gill
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Stories By: Anita Desai
Read By: Cheryl Campbell

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: John Wells on ...

making oneself understood Four programmes
4: The Arty and the Crafty Producer SIMON ELMES (Revised repeat)


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Friday Treat

Dilly Barlow , up tempo


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: News

Weather report: forecast 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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