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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with PAUL BURDEN
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV MICHAEL MAYNE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
6.45* Prayer for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Michael Mayne
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Loosely Engaged

3: The Great Underpants Scandal

: News

: Mid-Week: Sherrin after Breakfast

Ned Sherrin presides over 55 minutes of live interviews, reviews and gentle mischief.
Including RUSSELL DAVIES 'S look at The Week So Far Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 110; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153); Psalm 16; Mark 14 vv 12-31 (RSV); Love, unto thine own who earnest condescending (BBC HB 523) long wave only

: Story Time

Gentleman and Ladies by SUSAN HILL abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by JUNE BARRIE (13) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

long wave only

: Johnny Morris

dips into his collection of gramophone records and presents a selection of music for your pleasure. Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Word!

12.55Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Guest of the Week: archaeologist and writer, Jacquetta Hawkes.
From Fringe to Flying Circus: ROGER WILMOT describes and illustrates a unique generation of comedy.
Reading Your Letters.
Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: JOHN knox describes the way Catholics and Protestants are working together.
Love for Lydia (5) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Jacquetta Hawkes.
Unknown: Roger Wilmot
Unknown: John Knox

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Joy of the Worm by JENNIFER PHILLIPS
Egypt: 30 BC
At last! The true story of Neccho, the man who supplied Cleopatra with her asp. The tale of a hen-pecked little man who revealed hidden depths and brought joy to his Queen.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Neccho: Derek Griffiths
Tui, his wife: Linda Polan
Kenamun: Gordon Reid
Ta'kha' et: Diana Bishop
TOJO: Leonard Fenton

: Choral Evensong

Winchester Cathedral
Introit: 0 Lord. give us thy Holy Spirit (Tallis) Responses (Tomkins)
Psalms 6, 7, 8 (Purcell, Turner, Barnby, S. Wes ley, Lawes)
Canticles (Gloucester Service: Howells)
Lessons: 1 Maccabees 4. vv 36-61: John 18, vv 28-40 Anthem: Faire is the heaven (Harris)
Organist and Master of the Music MARTIN NEARY Sub-Organist


Unknown: S. Wes
Music: Martin Neary

: Short Story

The Graffiti Man by KEN BURKE
Read by Neville Phillips
' He enjoyed the solitude, walking through the deserted city with pieces of windblown newspapers his only companions. He enjoyed the feeling of power, like being the king of a lost civilisation, stalking regally through his kingdom with the symbols of his right to rule in hand - orb and sceptre - disguised as bucket and brushes. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Ken Burke
Read By: Neville Phillips
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

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


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of Residents Terry Wogan and Ann Mco
Guests Bill Oddie and Fran Morrison
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann McO
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

Written by JOHN STEVENSON (Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: John Stevenson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Phil: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield

: Checkpoint

Action Desk Special
The team take on bureaucracy and business to solve your problems.
Presenter Vincent Kane


Presenter: Vincent Kane

: 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 JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
Lines open from 6.30 pm


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: File on 4

Torture is still widely used as a weapon of political control. Hundreds of victims of political torture have been examined by a team of Amnesty International doctors based in Copenhagen. Their dossiers contain a grisly vocabulary of torture techniques developed in countries such as Chile and Argentina - ' picana (electric shock), telefono ' (beating the ears), and ' submarino ' (partial drowning).
Eric Robson is the first reporter to be allowed access to these files and to meet the victims.
Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott includes a review of the latest American musical to reach the West End - They're Playing Our Song. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Rumpole

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (13)

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents musical nostalgia for late-, night listening. long wave only

: 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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