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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

0.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Paul Burden
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV EDGAR RUDDOCK
7.6, 8.0 Today's News Read bv SUSAN DENNY
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Paul Burden
Unknown: Edgar Ruddock
Unknown: Susan Denny

: People in The Blitz

2: Grim and Gay

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Autumn in the Garden
Now is the time to put the garden to bed for the winter; to thin out and transplant, and generally tidy up. In the studio with advice on flowers, fruit and vegetables are horticultural journalist and writer Ann Bonar and Peter Robinson. Principal of Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture in Enfield.
Jill Burridge in the chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Ann Bonar
Unknown: Peter Robinson.
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 21; Blessed Jesus, at thy word iBBC HB 257); Canticle 9; 1 Thessalonians 2. vv 1-8 (AV); Hark how the adoring hosts above (BBC HB 489) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden (9)

: News

long ware only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Norman Shelley in Tiger by DEREK RABT
The well-known actor Norman Shelley died on 21 August 1980. The rebroadcast of this play, a BBC entry for the Italia Prize in 1974, is in tribute to him.
Directed by BETTY DAVIES
A child strikes up a conversation with a tiger in a zoo. Without making us feel its weight - he has a nice sense o/ the comic - Mr Raby sustains a little philosophical discussion about the meaning of freedom. (THE TIMES) long wave only


Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Played By: Nigel Graham
Played By: Anthony Hall
Directed By: Betty Davies
Unknown: Mr Raby

: Wildlife

Highlights from the wildlife forums recorded before audiences at the Harwell National Wildlife Fair, with David Atten. bnrough, David Bellamy , Richard Brock , Phil Drabble , Peter Parks , Tony Soper. John Sparks.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repealed: Sat at 2.5 pm) (David Bellamy is in Any Questions?, Fri 8.30 pm) long wave only


Unknown: David Atten.
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Richard Brock
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Peter Parks
Unknown: Tony Soper.
Unknown: John Sparks.
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright
Unknown: David Bellamy

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Brighton
12.55Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Feature: page 6

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long tcave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Wear and Care (4): JILL COCHRANE asks the advice of MURIEL CLARKE on looking after bedding.
Travels on an Elephant: CHRISTINA DODWELL takes her unwilling leave of her elephants and Thailand, Reading Your Letters.
The Probation Literacy Scheme: BERNARD JACKSON on new work among offenders in South London. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Muriel Clarke
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

: Goodbye Mr Chips



Unknown: James Hilton

: Ray Gosling

on two visits to the north. 1 Hebden Bridge 'It's a remarkable hill settlement in a green gully on the roof of England. AS it was in the first industrial revolution, it is today-poised upon the crucial arguments of the age.....


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: It'll Be All Right on the Day

Once a year Minsterley, a small village in Shropshire, puts on its party clothes for its annual show. Now in its 105th year, it caters for every taste, for the serious competitor and the amateur. But however well-laid the plans there is always an element of the unexpected. Judges who have promised faithfully to attend do not turn up. The home-made wines get pinched. Someone loses their challenge cup. Someone else reckons they have been cheated. A sheep jumps out of its pen and runs amok in the donkey ring. All anyone can hope, is that 'it'll be all right on the day'. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Tony Shryane

: Short Story

The Piece of Material by LESLIE T. BUCKINGHAM Read by Robert Rietty Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

First Round: 5: North West HAZEL GROVE HIGH SCHOOL, near Stockport v THE NEW MILLS SCHOOL, Derbyshire
Questionmasters TIM GUDGIN and PADDY FEENY
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pin)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and cp's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry of German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf


Unknown: Robin Ray
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

: Such a Life

The Story of a Friendship Written and narrated by John Westbrook with Jill Balcon as Mrs Gaskell and Hilda Schroder as Charlotte Bronte
From the affection and admiration that these two very different women writers had for each other, sprang one of the most famous literary biographies of all time.


Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Producer: David Spenser

: In Touch

' I don't want someone to read to me - I want someone to take me out for a walk.'
Today: ways in which sighted people can offer help to the blind or partially sighted.
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 Room 7060, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4AA. Send four large sacs for a year's supply.


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Burkiss Way

: A Book at Bedtime

The Franchise Affair (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long mate only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Walter Gieseking

(piano) plays Grieg and Debussy: record 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.

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