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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes including at
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Wheels of Chance

by H. G. WELLS 5: The Pursuit
8.59 Continental Travel Information

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Wells

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The Earl of Snowdon chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

David Simmons takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
Producer JENNY DE VONG (Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Please write to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW, or phone (01) [number removed], Fri to Sun, 7.0-9.0 pm

Contributors

Unknown: David Simmons

: News

: International Assignment

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on earth. About five million people live in the Colony and they're being joined by a regular flow of Vietnam refugees and migrants from China - legal and illegal.
James Wilkinson has visited Hong Kong and reports on how the Colony is coping with its population problems.
Producer JOHN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: James Wilkinson
Producer: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM. p 46: Jesu. thy mercies are untold (BBC HB 324); Psalm 85; Mark 10, vv 17-31 (RSV); Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (BBC HB 287)

: Story Time

I am David by ANNE HOLM translated from the Danish by L. w. KINGSLAND and abridged in eight episodes by DAVID SELF
8: Keep Still, King Reader PENELOPE LEE
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY

Contributors

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

: News

: Battle of Britain

A portrait of the air battle fought over the coasts of Britain 40 years ago. with the voices of Dizzy ALLEN. DOUGLAS BADER , PADDY BARTHROP , DENIS CROWLEY -MILLING, DENNIS DAVID , BOLESLAV DROBINSKI, CHRISTOPHER FOXLEY-NORRIS , ROGER FRANKLAND , TOM GLEAVE , FRANK HARTLEY. DONALD KINGABY , BRIAN KINGCOMBE , GINGER LACEY. LUDVIC MARTELL, VERA SHAW , BOB STANFORD-TUCK , JOHN TANNER , BERNARD WEST, HELEN WATKINSON , and INNES AND BETT WESTMANCOTT.
Songs, readings, and dramatic sequences by EDWARD ARTHUR. ALISON CHRISTIE -MURRAY, MICHAEL COCHRANE , PETER HOWELL , POLLY MARCH, BASIL MOSS. JENNIFER PIERCEY and GREGORY DE POLNAY. BILL MCGUFFIE (piano)
Research and interviews by NORMAN TOZER
Technical realisation by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT (Parts of this programme were first heard on R4 in 1978 in A Fine Blue Day) (A Portrait of Richard Hillary Battle of Britain Pilot, Monday at 11.5 am) A BBC Flightstream LP, Battle of Britain, is available from record shops

Contributors

Unknown: Dizzy Allen.
Unknown: Douglas Bader
Unknown: Paddy Barthrop
Unknown: Denis Crowley
Unknown: Dennis David
Unknown: Christopher Foxley-Norris
Unknown: Roger Frankland
Unknown: Tom Gleave
Unknown: Frank Hartley.
Unknown: Donald Kingaby
Unknown: Brian Kingcombe
Unknown: Vera Shaw
Unknown: Bob Stanford-Tuck
Unknown: John Tanner
Unknown: Helen Watkinson
Unknown: Bett Westmancott.
Unknown: Edward Arthur.
Unknown: Alison Christie
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Peter Howell
Unknown: Basil Moss.
Unknown: Jennifer Piercey
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Natural Selection

Phil Drabble chooses the Hedgehog. Producer
JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: John Harrison.

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Jenni Mills

Contributors

Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Year in Question

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
Lancashire Cookery Club: EVELYN ROSE and MARGARET TRAVIS with some appetising ideas for leftovers.
The State of the Nation's Teeth: is it fear or finance that stops people going to the dentist? cy PERCIVAL reports.
Michael Palin , actor and writer of Monty Python fame, talks about his career and sings a song, BBC Manchester
The Day of the Triffids (12)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Travis
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Monty Python

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Vinegar
A traditional story retold by SIMON STERN
Presenters AURIOL smith and SEAN BARRETT
Written by DIANE WILMER Producer DAVID BELL

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Vinegar
Unknown: Simon Stern
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Presenters: Sean Barrett
Written By: Diane Wilmer
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Notes from a Provincial Island by ROBERT CATT with Maurice Denham as Mr Vickers
Collier is an unpopular boy, an outsider, the bully's victim. His form-master Mr Vickers has similar problems and tries to befriend him. But Collier is no hypersensitive weakling; there is something dangerous about the boy.
Prostitute. ROWENA ROBERTS Directed by PENNY gold

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Catt
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Mr Vickers
Unknown: Mr Vickers
Unknown: Rowena Roberts
Directed By: Penny Gold
Narrator: Gavin Campbell
Vickers: Maurice Denham
Collier: Gerard Kelly
ElliS: John Fowler
Boys: Alan Badman
Boys: Clarke Flanagan
Boys: Graham Fletcher-Cook
Mr Bannister: Sion Probert

: Faraway Food

Five programmes presented by John Tidmarsh 4: Turkish Cuisine
Geographically Turkey bridges Europe and Asia. To what extent has this link determined the development of Turkish cooking and eating styles and the associated customs and rituals?

Contributors

Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Preview

: Short Story

Crowd of Three by B. J. HOLMES
Read by Alaric Cotter
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: B. J. Holmes
Read By: Alaric Cotter
Producer: Jane Marshall

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Clough
Presenter: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Richard Hudson - Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, including Continental Travel Information
Producer DEBORAH CHRISTIE Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hudson
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard with her selection of extracts Producer DAVID EPPS

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: David Epps

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer CARROLL MOORE
Sheridan's Films: page 18

Contributors

Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reports

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK, ANDY WILSON , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL , JEREMY BROWNE . CHRIS STRATFORD , DAVE MORLEY
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Chris Stratford
Unknown: Dave Morley
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: A Book at Bedtime

Pigeons at Daybreak by ANITA DESAI
Read by Cheryl Campbell One of his worst afflictions. Mr Basu thought. was not to be able to read the newspaper himself....
Producer david HITCHINSON

Contributors

Read By: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Mr Basu
Producer: David Hitchinson

: The Archive Auction

The first of four programmes.
An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts philosopher and broadcaster Anthony Quin -ton to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
Producer SIMON ELMES

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Quin
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Friday Treat

Radio 4 goes up-tempo to start the weekend with Dilly Barlow

Contributors

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.

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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