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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

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


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Michael Mayne
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Loosely Engaged

4: A Lunch at the Ritz

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

A magazine edition which catches up on events and ideas that are changing our understanding of the actions - and interactions - of living things.
Presenter Caroline Parsons Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Presenter: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

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: Stigmata Examined

Last Sunday in The Marks of the Cross, Mrs Ethel Chapman told the story of how she received the stigmata.
Throughout history there have been 300 cases, the earliest undisputed case being that of St Francis of Assisi. Of the 300 the Roman Catholic Church has acknowledged the sanctity of 60, but condemned many others as fraudulent or hysterically induced.
Ted Harrison examines the case of Mrs Chapman with medical and theological experts and relates her experience to the history of stigmata. Producer CHRIS REES long wave only


Unknown: Mrs Ethel
Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Mrs Chapman
Producer: Chris Rees

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; O praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Psalm 82; Mark 14 vv :32-46 (rsv); God is love (BBC HB 7) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden by LEON GARFIELD abridged in 12 parts by JOAN WYATT
Read by John Rye (1)
In the apparent seclusion afforded to them by the leafy bowers of the Mulberry Pleasure Gardens, lovers pursue their illicit passions. But these glartes are not as private as they appear. Countless hidden. hungry eyes peer with a great deal more than a passing interest from the depths of the branches and sudden, violent death stalks the paths.
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON long wave only


Garden By: Leon Garfield
Read By: John Rye
Producer: David Johnston

: News

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: File on 4

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: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library sort out the answers. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW. long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form

12.55Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Runes and Isms: Exchange Rates. FRANCES CAIRNCROSS deciphers some economic jargon.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Stories of a Plant Hunter: ROY LANCASTER recalls a visit to Iran,
All Change: how will new technology alter office life? PETER spinks reports. Love for Lydia (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Unknown: Peter Spinks

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Small Earthquake by OLIVER DAVIES
When a husband and wife both work in the theatre it can sometimes put a strain on their marriage. But when they have the added responsibility of bringing up a three-year-old daughter . , . The result could well be a ' small earthquake'.


Unknown: Oliver Davies
Jo: Jenny Lee
Rob: Haydn Wood
Becky: Susan Sheridan
Isobel: Diana Bishop
Tricia: Lolly Cockerell
Eddie: Martin Friend
Denis: Siön Probert
Peter: John Church
Directed by: David Johnston

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

In the first of 26 programmes. he investigates: A for Alphorn, Auto-harp, Aerophon and Arrangers' Abhorrations.

: Bookshelf

New books.... old books ... classics ... best-sellers.... comics.
Frank Delaney returns with a third series of the magazine programme about the authors you read and the books you borrow and buy.


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Echoes of the Jazz Age

'It was an age of miracles; it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, it was borrowed time - the whole upper tenth of a nation living with the insouciance of grand dukes and the casualness of chorus girls ...'
In a reading related to the preceding edition of Bookshelf, Fitzgerald's description of the 1920s is read by Peter Marinker Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read By: Peter Marinker
Producer: John Knight

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questionst with David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

The final programme in the series devoted to the work of D. H. Lawrence. Alan Brownjohn presents some of Lawrence's later poems. Readers MARY JONES and SIÔN PROBERT
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence.
Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Producer: Alec Reid

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

direct from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conductor Uri Segal
Dong Suk Kang (violin) Part 1 Beethoven
Overture: Fidelio; Violin Concerto in D (Op 61)


Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conductor: Uri Segal
Violin: Dong Suk Kang

: * How Not to Write a Short Story

Mitch Raper , a producer of the Radio 4 Short Story programme, examines his out tray.


Unknown: Mitch Raper
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Bournemouth SO

Part 2 Prokoiiev
Suite: Romeo and Juliet BBC Bristol

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan includes a review of David Bowie 's latest record and his stage appearance in The Elephant Man in New York.
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: David Bowie
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (14)

: The Financial World Tonight

International business reports; market trends

: Fond and Familiar

with Laurie Macmillan
Those familiar tunes -and melodies you don't often have a chance to hear. long wave only


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: 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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