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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference. Blackpool
Libby Purves in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV MICHAEL MAYNE
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Loosely Engaged

2: B. B. Day

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
Do It- Yourself
Whatever the season, there's always a succession of jobs awaiting the amateur handyman, whether it's routine maintenance or some major alteration. What tools make which job easier? Are there any short cuts? What can the non-professional reasonably do for him or herself?
In the studio with the answers to your questions is Tony Wilkins , Editor of Do it Yourself magazine. In the chair
Teresa McGonagle Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear (BBC HB 259); Psalm 23; Mark 14. vv 1-11 (RSV); The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC HB 477) long wave only

: Story Time

Gentleman and Ladies (12)

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Very Last Mr Universe

by Robin Smyth

Tommie and Bert are the best of friends. Doing their abdominals together. Toning up their pecs. And then out of the blue comes the beautiful Naomi...
(long wave only)


Writer: Robin Smyth
Director: Peter King
Bert Brewer: Brian Glover
Tommie Anderson: Don Henderson
Mrs Brewer: Liz Smith
Naomi Dillon: Liz Fraser
Gerry: Gordon Reid

: Wildlife

The first of two programmes in which David Bellamy
Phil Drabble and Tony Soper fend off a battery of questions from visitors to the Marwell Wildlife Fair at Colden Common near Winchester.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Tony Soper
Presenter: Derek Jones

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Meon
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Talking point: opinions and ideas.
Travels on an Elephant (6): CHRISTINA DODWELL spends a day in a Lahu village watching a cross-bow being made.
Just One Day: JANE FINNIS spends 24 hours with MARGARET MARSH Who lost her sight two years ago. Wear and Care (2): JILL COCHRANE asks the advice Of MURIEL CLARKE , home economist, on looking after bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Love for Lydia (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Margaret Marsh
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Muriel Clarke

: News

: The Golden Bowl

by HENRY james, dramatised for radio by WILLIAM ash. The last of six parts.
Maggie begins to feel compassion at Charlotte's misery and decides to make some sacrifice that might help her. Maggie, the Prince, Adam Verver and Charlotte must all sacrifice something in order to achieve the best possible results for them all. But Maggie is uncertain that her delicate &lans will be rewarded, irecteci by david spenser


Unknown: Adam Verver
Maggie Verver: Maureen O'Brien
Charlotte Stant: Zoe Wanamaker
the Prince: James Laurensoa
Adam Verver: Paul Maxwell
Mrs Assingham: Gwen Watford
Henry James: David March

: Italy -The Poor South

In the first of two talks about Italy, Robert Fox reflects on a visit to the Mezzogiorno, for long the most neglected part of Western Europe. Since the war, however, it has become better known through masterpieces of film and literature. But how much has it changed?


Unknown: Robert Fox

: The Martyrdom of St Stanislaw

by WOJTEK PLAZAK with the BBC Radio Drama Company
Conflicts between Church and State and people and State are not new in Polish history. One of the most tragic was the events which led up to the death of Stanislaw, Bishop of Cracow, at the altar in 1079. With CHRISTOPHER SCOTT and EVE KARPF. Directed by JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Eve Karpf
Directed By: Jenyth Worsley
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Stanislaw: Alexander John
King: Gordon Reid

: Short Story

Read by Sheila Mitchell Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain. First round 3: Midlands
Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY and NIGEL RICHARDSON Producer


Unknown: Samuel Lloyd Comprehen
Unknown: Corby Questionmasters
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and GP'S surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Richard Ellis

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's greatest musicians.
Today: the Italian conductor, Arturo Toscanini. Producer


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini.
Unknown: Christine Hardwick

: Reel Evidence

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Britain's sewers- once the best system in the world -are now collapsing daily. Holes big enough to swallow a double-decker bus are appearing throughout the country as sewers cave in through old age and lack of maintenance. The collapses pose a real threat to both safety and public health, as well as causing major disruption in the worst hit cities. It has been estimated that it could cost £4,000-million to replace the ailing system, yet the water authorities do not have the cash to carry out a fraction of the necessary work. Worse still, most authorities are only now realising the scale of the problem.
Roger Cook Investigates an issue that some experts claim has been out of sight and therefore out of mind for too long.


Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Sharon Banoff
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: John Smithson

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
WorkOpportunities/or Blind People with Additional Handicaps: KEVIN MULHERN reports on how the Americans tackle this problem.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information given, or comment on issues raised, phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 10.30 pm. Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]. Send four large saes for a year's supply.
Handbook: In Touch, £1.50, available by post


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver includes a review of Stanley Kubrick's latest film The Shining.
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Speaking for Ourselves

About half-a-million people in Britain belong to religious movements outside the mainstream religions. What attracts them to these sects? What does membership involve? And do they see themselves as the possessors of knowledge and insights denied to the rest of us? 5: Spiritualists
Jill Cochrane gives members the chance to ' speak for themselves


Unknown: Jill Cochrane

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (12)

: Alfred Brendel

(piano) plays music by Bach and Mozart: record long wave only

: 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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